Men's Basketball Recaps: Saturday, Dec. 30

Updated 12/30/2000
  • UNC Wilmington 59, Miami 44
  • Ball State 83, IP-Fort Wayne 76
  • Oakland 80, Western Michigan 75
  • Toledo 69, Cincinnati 66
  • Michigan 90, Eastern Michigan 73
  • Marshall 85, Buffalo 75 (OT)
  • Xavier 71, Kent State 60
  • Pepperdine 78, Ohio 76 (OT)


    Miami University Falls to UNC Wilmington, 59-44

    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Craig Callahan came off the bench and scored 15 points and had nine rebounds to lead North Carolina-Wilmington to a 59-44 win over Miami on Saturday.

    The Seahawks also got help from reserve Stewart Hare who had 12 points. Starters Brett Blizzard made 3-of-4 3-point shots and scored 13 points and Ed Williams added 11 points.

    UNC-Wilmington (5-5) made 9-of-14 shots from beyond the three-point line. The Seahawks had five players make a 3-point shot. Miami made just 3-of-17 3-point attempts.

    The RedHawks made just 7-of-25 shots as UNC-Wilmington took a 28-19 first half lead.

    After being down as many as 14 points in the second half Miami closed to within 51-42 with over seven minutes remaining off a layup by Rich Allendorf, but the Seahawks answered with an 8-0 run.

    Doug Davis had a career-high 16 points to lead the RedHawks. Julius Johnson, who scored 10 points was the only other person in double figures for Miami (4-7).

    The RedHawks were outrebounded 35-26 and have now lost three straight games.


    Modie Leads Ball State to 83-76 Win Over IP-Fort Wayne

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Cedric Moodie scored a career-high 29 points off the bench to lead Ball State to an 83-67 win over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne on Saturday.

    Moodie scored 22 of his points in the second half as the Cardinals (5-4) pulled away.

    Ball State jumped out to an 18-7 lead. But the Mastodons went on a 16-4 run to grab their first lead of the game, 23-22, at the 10:54 mark.

    A 3-pointer by Nick Wise with 39 seconds left in the first half gave Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne a 38-35 lead. Wise led the Mastodons (4-9) with 22 points, including 13 in the first half.

    Lonnie Jones hit a dunk, then Moodie hit a layup at the buzzer to give Ball State the one-point halftime lead.

    Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne opened the second half with a 7-0 run to go up 45-39, then extended the lead to 47-41. But Moodie hit two 3-pointers to tie the game at 47 at the 16:23 mark.

    Ball State held the Mastodons scoreless for 5:40 to build a lead it never surrendered.

    Theron Smith scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds for Ball State. Patrick Jackson added 10 points and six assists.

    James Kessenich scored 13 points and DeAngelo Woodall added 10 for Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.


    Oakland Rides Rozucki to Overtime Victory Over Western Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Jason Rozycki scored 13 of Oakland's 15 overtime points and finished with 22 as the Golden Grizzlies defeated Western Michigan 80-75 on Saturday.

    Brad Buddenborg led all scorers with 26 points for Oakland (5-8), which led by up to 15 points in the second half before the Broncos (1-9) rallied and forced overtime on Steve Reynolds' layup with 14 seconds left in regulation.

    Reynolds led Western with 18 points, Taylor Bro scored 13, and Anthony Kann had 12 points with four steals.

    Mike Helms' layup with 9:47 left in the first half gave the Grizzlies their biggest lead of the game, 25-9. Brandon Johnson scored five points in an 11-0 Western run that pulled the Broncos to within five, 25-20, with 6:03 left before halftime.

    Oakland led 36-27 at the break and extended its margin to 52-37 on Buddenborg's 3-pointer with 13:57 to go. Western then got nine points from Bro and eight from Reynolds in a 17-4 run that pulled the hosts to within 56-54 with 7:25 left in regulation. The Grizzlies defended a single-digit lead until Reynolds' game-tying layup.

    A Reynolds jumper 35 seconds into overtime gave the Broncos their last lead, 67-65, but Rozycki's 3-pointer put Oakland ahead for good 12 seconds later. He also had a layup and made 8-of-8 free throws in overtime.


    Rockets Upset No. 19 UC at Rock 'N' Roll Shootout

    Toledo's Greg Stempin celebrates after Toledo's 69-66 win over Cincinnati in Cleveland. Stempin scored a team-high 21 points. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Greg Stempin scored 21 points and blocked Kenny Satterfield's shot with three seconds left Saturday as Toledo upset No. 19 Cincinnati 69-66 in the Rock 'N' Roll Shootout at Gund Arena.

    Stempin made a lay-in with 21 seconds remaining and then stuffed Satterfield in the foul lane for the Rockets (8-3), who built an 18-point lead in the second half and then survived a furious comeback by the Bearcats (9-3).

    Robierre Cullars added 12 points and Nick Moore made three 3-pointers for Toledo, which became the fifth Mid-American Conference school to knock off a ranked team this season.

    Steve Logan led Cincinnati with 18 points and Donald Little had nine points and four blocks in the second half as the Bearcats charged back.

    But the Bearcats were outrebounded and outhustled by the Rockets, who had a 42-35 advantage on the boards.

    Satterfield, averaging 18 points per game, had just four points and made six turnovers.

    Xavier played Kent State in the second game of the doubleheader.

    Down by 18 with 18:08 left and on the verge of getting blown out, the Bearcats used their half-court zone trap to claw back and took their first lead at 61-59 on Logan's reverse layup with 3:48 to go.

    Moore buried a 3-pointer from the right side to put the Rockets up 65-64 with 1:07 left before Jamall Davis followed in a miss with 44 seconds to play for Cincinnati.

    After a timeout, Toledo freshman guard Terry Reynolds drove the base line and passed through traffic to Stempin, whose basket made it 67-66.

    Satterfield, who went just 1-for-7 from the floor, then tried to draw a foul as he went up just inside the foul line but the 6-foot-8 rejected the attempt and Reynolds was fouled.

    Reynolds then made two free throws to ice it for the Rockets, who are now 5-0 against teams which appeared in last season's NCAA tournament.

    Toledo's aggressive man-to-man pressure made it tough on the Bearcats from the start and Cincinnati missed 10 of its first 11 shots from the floor.

    After the Bearcats used a 9-2 spurt in the first half to get within two, Cullars scored five points and the Rockets, who outhustled the Bearcats at both ends in the first half, countered with a 14-2 run and led 38-26 at the break.


    Wolverines Ground Eagles, 90-73

    Michigan's Gavin Groninge is pressured by Eastern Michigan's Ricky Cottrill during the first half.
    (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Josh Asselin scored a career-high 26 points and Chris Young added a career-high 19 Saturday night to lead Michigan to a 90-73 victory over Eastern Michigan.

    Bernard Robinson Jr. and Gavin Groninger also had 11 points apiece for the Wolverines (6-5), who recorded their fourth consecutive win. It's the first time Michigan has won four straight games since it went 6-0 to open the 1999-2000 season. Ricky Cottrill led the Eagles (2-7) with 20 points. Ryan Prillman added 13 and Rodney Wells chipped in a career-high 12.

    Eastern Michigan attempted to rally from a 55-35 halftime deficit, but the closest it could come in the second half was 68-54 on Tyson Radney's dunk with 11:31 remaining.

    The game was close for the first 2:12, but then Michigan ran away from an 8-7 lead by scoring 33 of the next 47 points. That opened a 41-21 edge with 7:09 left in the first half.

    LaVell Blanchard, who came into the game averaging 18.8 points, was held to a season-low seven points.

    Cottrill had 10 points in the half for Eastern Michigan, which hit its first five shots of the game but then converted on only one of its next 22.


    Marshall Opens MAC Play with Overtime Win over Buffalo


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    Marshall's Tamar Slay goes up for a shot as Buffalo's David Lawrence defends at the Cam Henderson Center. Marshall won 85-75 in overtime.
    (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Melissa Moore)

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) (Dec. 30) -- Tamar Slay scored a game-high 28 points as Marshall defeated Buffalo 85-75 in overtime in the teams' Mid-American Conference opener Saturday.

    Marshall controlled the overtime period as the Herd out scored Buffalo 17-7. Joda Burgess recorded 10 of his 16 points in overtime, and hit two free throws in the last 20 seconds to put Marshall ahead 83-75.

    In the first half, Slay scored seven points in a 13-3 Marshall run with 17:03 left. A quick and physical Buffalo defense helped close the score to 34-31 at the half.

    J.R. VanHoose, who was held to three points in the first half, finished with 16. Cornelius Jackson had 11. Latece Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Marshall, (7-1, 1-0 MAC).

    Damien Foster led Buffalo (2-6, 0-1) with 24 points. Robert Brown had 19 and Louis Campbell, 15.


    Xavier Flashes by Kent State at Rock 'N' Roll Shootout

    Kent State's Demetric Shaw tries to get past Xavier's Dave Young in the first half at Gund Arena in Cleveland.
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- David West made sure at least one of Cincinnati's schools survived the trip up north.

    West had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds Saturday night to lead Xavier to its fourth straight win, a 71-60 victory over Kent State in the second game of the Rock 'N' Roll Shootout.

    West dominated underneath as the Musketeers (9-2) were able to avoid being the second favorite to be upset in the doubleheader at Gund Arena.

    In the opener, Greg Stempin scored 21 points and blocked Kenny Satterfield's attempt with three seconds left as Toledo upset No. 19 Cincinnati 69-66.

    "If we want to compete, we've got to win on the road," said West. "We treated this like a road game."

    Xavier made seven 3-pointers in the first half, led by 13 early in the second half then held off the Golden Flashes (7-4), who got within 62-56 with 3:30 remaining on Kyrem Massey's 3-pointer.

    Kent State, which was in foul trouble all night, tried to stay close by fouling, but the Musketeers scored their final nine points from the foul line to seal the win. West made 10 foul shots and Xavier made 28 of 37 free throws.

    "We didn't play well," said Golden Flashes coach Gary Waters, who wasn't pleased about Xavier shooting 37 free throws to Kent's 17. "I'm embarrassed for our program, the school and the MAC. That's the worst we've played this year."

    Xavier has beaten Cincinnati, Toledo and Kent State - the other Rock 'N' Roll participants - this season.

    Massey had 14 points and Andre Mitchell 13 for the Golden Flashes, who actually played Xavier even on the stat sheet.

    "I would like to see if we had played our best how things would have turned out," Waters said.

    Lloyd Price added 13 points and Maurice McAfee 10 for Xavier.

    Trailing by 11, Kent State opened the second half with a 9-2 run to close within 45-41 when West took over.

    He scored seven straight points, including a 3-point play when he was tripped to the floor while shooting a fadeaway jumper as Xavier went up 53-44 with 12:30 left.

    West, recently named the Atlantic 10's Player of the Week, is averaging 21 points and has four double-doubles in his last five games.

    "Our goal in the second half was to come out and make a run," said West. "We didn't. They did. But then we got into it."


    Pepperdine Tops Ohio in Overtime at ASU Holiday Classic

    Pepperdine forward Kelvin Gibbs loses control of the ball as Ohio forward Jon Sanderson defends during the first half.
    (AP Photo/Mike Fiala)

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Steve Esterkamp scored 22 points to lead the Bobcats, but Ohio University fell to Pepperdine, 78-76 in Overtime in the championship game of the ASU Holiday Classic.

    Brandon Armstrong scored 29 points, including seven in overtime, for the Waves.

    Armstrong hit two baskets and three free throws in overtime as Pepperdine outscored Ohio 9-7.

    A desperaton 3-point attempt by Ohio's Jon Sanderson fell short at the buzzer.

    Kelvin Gibbs added 22 points for Pepperdine (8-5). Steve Esterkamp scored 22, Brandon Hunter had 16 and Anthony Jones put in 16 to lead Ohio (5-5).

    The game was tied 30-30 with 4:30 left in the first half before Pepperdine went on a 10-5 run to lead 40-35 at intermission. Gibbs scored 14 of his points in the first half. Ohio was led in the half by Esterkamp with 15.

    After Ohio had taken the lead midway through the second half, a 3-pointer by Armstrong put Pepperdine up 69-67 with 2:11 left.

    Jones retied the game with two free throws with 34 seconds left before Armstrong missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.