- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2009

From combined dispatches

TOP 25 MEN

No. 2 CONNECTICUT 93, No. 8 MARQUETTE 82: Jim Calhoun’s 800th career victory came thanks in large part to senior guard A.J. Price, who scored a career-high 36 points as the Huskies (26-3, 14-2 Big East) beat the Golden Eagles (23-5, 12-3) on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.

Calhoun became only the seventh coach in Division I history to win 800 or more games. Stanley Robinson added 19 points and 10 rebounds for UConn, which had a pronounced size advantage going into the game but ended up getting the best of Marquette on the perimeter, too.

Jerel McNeal scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles, who played most of the game without guard Dominic James, who broke a bone in his left foot in the first half.

James played only four minutes, and the school announced after halftime that he broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. No timeline was given for his return. James, one of the Golden Eagles’ trio of standout senior guards, has 1,749 points and is considered one of the Big East’s top defensive players.

No. 9 MICHIGAN STATE 62, IOWA 54: Freshman Delvon Roe scored 16 points and classmate Korie Lucious added 12 to lead the Spartans (22-5, 12-3 Big Ten) to a victory over the Hawkeyes (14-14, 4-11) in East Lansing, Mich.

No. 10 VILLANOVA 74, DePAUL 72: Scottie Reynolds and Dante Cunningham both scored 18 points, and the Wildcats (23-5, 11-4 Big East) beat the Blue Demons (8-20, 0-15) in Rosemont, Ill., for their ninth win in 10 games.

No. 11 MISSOURI 94, KANSAS STATE 74: DeMarre Carroll had 21 points and a career-best 14 rebounds, helping the Tigers (24-4, 11-2 Big 12) run their record to 17-0 at home with a rout of the Wildcats (19-9, 7-6) in Columbia.

No. 25 TEXAS 87, TEXAS TECH 81: Damion James had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double and the Longhorns (19-8, 8-5 Big 12) beat the Red Raiders (12-16, 2-11) in Austin.

AREA MEN

GEORGE MASON 53, UNC WILMINGTON 52: John Vaughan’s basket with five seconds left gave the Patriots (19-9, 12-5 CAA) a win over the Seahawks (7-23, 3-14) in Wilmington, N.C.

George Mason led 49-40 with 3:39 to go, but the Seahawks went on a 12-2 run to take a 52-51 lead on a Montez Downey 3-pointer with 21 seconds left to play.

VIRGINIA TECH 80, No. 12 CLEMSON 77: Malcolm Delaney scored 26 points, and the Hokies (17-10, 7-6 ACC) ended a three-game losing streak by rallying past the Tigers (22-5, 8-5) in Clemson, S.C.

Delaney put Virginia Tech ahead for good with seven minutes left, then kept pushing the Hokies forward to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive.

GEORGE WASHINGTON 92, CHARLOTTE 88 (OT): Damian Hollis scored seven of his 25 points in overtime and the Colonials (9-16, 3-10 A-10) defeated the 49ers (10-17, 4-9) at Smith Center.

Hollis opened the overtime period with five straight points to give George Washington an 84-79 lead with 2:21 left.

TOP 25 WOMEN

No. 6 BAYLOR 84, TEXAS TECH 53: Jhasmin Player scored 18 points and Danielle Wilson added 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Bears (22-4, 10-3 Big 12) easily handled the Red Raiders (15-12, 5-8) in Waco, Texas.

No. 10 DUKE 83, WAKE FOREST 50: Jasmine Thomas scored 16 points, and the Blue Devils (23-4, 10-4 ACC) raced past the cold-shooting Demon Deacons (18-9, 5-8) in Winston-Salem, N.C.

TEMPLE 74, No. 13 XAVIER 65: Shaqwedia Wallace scored 18 points, and the Owls (19-8, 10-3 A-10) upset the Musketeers (24-5, 12-2) in Philadelphia to snap Xavier’s 15-game winning streak.

NEBRASKA 52, No. 20 KANSAS STATE 47: Cory Montgomery had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Cornhuskers (13-13, 4-9 Big 12) to an upset of the Wildcats (21-8, 8-5) in Lincoln, Neb.

No. 25 IOWA STATE 76, COLORADO 63: Kelsey Bolte scored 23 points and Alison Lacey added 20 as the Cyclones (20-7, 8-5 Big 12) beat the Buffaloes (11-14, 3-10) in Ames, Iowa.

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