College basketball roundup

Published: Friday, January 3, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 3, 2003 at 12:57 a.m.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Dahntay Jones scored 22 points and J.J. Redick had 20 as No. 3 Duke beat Fairfield 86-58 Thursday.

Freshman Shelden Williams added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Duke, which improved to 8-0 for the 11th time in 23 seasons under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Duke held a double-digit lead for most of the game but shot just 39 percent. The Blue Devils held the Stags (5-5) to 37 percent shooting, blocked 11 shots and forced 23 turnovers.

Oscar Garcia scored 19 points for Fairfield.

  • No. 5 Connecticut 95, St. Bonaventure 78

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Ben Gordon scored 25 points and Emeka Okafor added 18 as the Huskies (9-0) remained unbeaten.

    The win at the Hartford Civic Center avenged last year's 18-point loss to the Bonnies (5-7), one of only two home losses for the Huskies, who shot 60 percent from behind the arc (12-of-20).

    Okafor had five blocks and 14 rebounds.

    Marques Green led St. Bonaventure with 18 points and 12 assists.

  • No. 8 Mississippi St. 68, UAB 52

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ Mario Austin scored 13 points and Michal Ignerski added 12 for the Bulldogs (10-1).

    Winsome Frazier had 10 points for Mississippi State and led a defensive effort that held UAB's leading scorer, Morris Finley, to just two points in the first half.

    Finley, who entered the game averaging 18.5 points, finished with 15 for the Blazers (8-3).

    UAB's trapping defense helped force 23 Mississippi State turnovers, but the much taller Bulldogs had a 43-28 rebounding edge and held the Blazers to 36 percent shooting.

  • No. 18 Kansas 102, N.C.-Asheville 50

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Nick Collison scored 20 points and Wayne Simien had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Jayhawks (8-3) to their fifth straight win.

    Collison was 9-of-10 from the field as the Jayhawks scored 58 points in the paint to just four for the outmanned Bulldogs (3-7), who were ending a four-game road trip that included three teams in last year's round of eight in the NCAA tournament.

    Alex Kragel scored 31 points for Asheville, 14 over his previous career high. The senior was 7-of-10 on 3-pointers after getting just 17 3s in the first nine games.

  • No. 20 Kentucky 94, Alcorn St. 63

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Chuck Hayes scored 15 points and the Wildcats (8-3) forced a season-high 28 turnovers.

    Erik Daniels had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Wildcats, who shot 52 percent (34-of-65) and won easily despite getting outrebounded 40-36.

    Lee Cook scored 15 points for Alcorn State (2-10), which lost for the eighth time in nine games.

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