Georgia remembers Brophy with win over LSU


Published: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

ATHENS, Ga. — The last time Levi Stukes sank a game-winning 3-pointer, the first teammate off the bench to jump in his arms was Kevin Brophy.

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On the day Georgia honored Brophy, who died in an automobile accident on July 19, Stukes delivered another last-second 3 to lift the Bulldogs to a 57-54 win over No. 21 Louisiana State on Sunday.

Brophy's family traveled from Australia for a pregame ceremony. The Bulldogs wear "Do it for Broph" patches on their jerseys this season to honor the player who came to Georgia as a walk-on and earned a scholarship in his second year.

Stukes said he immediately thought of his former teammate after making his first game-winning shot since he hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime to top South Carolina on Jan. 14, 2006.

"When I hit the game-winning shot at South Carolina, the first guy who was off the bench hugging me and on top of me was Kevin Brophy," Stukes said.

The loss left LSU (13-7, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) with its first three-game losing streak since losing the final three games of its 2003-04 season.

LSU, an NCAA Final Four team last season, lost despite holding Georgia (13-6, 5-2) to 34.5 percent shooting from the field. Glen Davis led LSU with 18 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high six assists.

Georgia has won five of its last six games.

STANFORD 75, NO. 3 UCLA 68

Lawrence Hill scored seven straight points including the tying and go-ahead baskets to finish with 22, and host Stanford rallied in the second half to hand the Bruins only their second loss of the season.

Arron Afflalo had 22 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (18-2, 7-2 Pac-10), who were thoroughly outplayed in the second half and had their four-game winning streak snapped. Their only other loss came Jan. 6 at Oregon, 68-66.

NO. 2 WISCONSIN 57, IOWA 46

Alando Tucker scored 27 points, Brian Butch added 13 points and 14 rebounds and Wisconsin beat host Iowa, eclipsing the best start in school history.

Tucker went 11-of-14 from the floor for the Badgers (21-1, 7-0 Big Ten), who topped the old mark of 20-1 set in 1915-16.

Wisconsin also extended the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games.

NO. 15 MARQUETTE 70, SOUTH FLORIDA 68

Dominic James scored 16 points and Jerel McNeal stole a pass and drove nearly the length of the floor to make a layup at the buzzer to give visiting Marquette a victory over South Florida.

VIRGINIA 64, NO. 19 CLEMSON 63

Jason Cain's tip-in with 15.5 seconds left capped a 16-point comeback over the final nine minutes to lift visiting Virginia over Clemson, who lost another hear-breaker.

NO. 24 VIRGINIA TECH 73, GEORGIA TECH 65

Zabian Dowdell scored 23 points and A.D. Vassallo had 19 to help Virginia Tech beat host Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech has lost three straight to drop into 10th place in the ACC.

KENTUCKY 76, TENNESSEE 57

Kentucky hit five of its 11 3-pointers during a 20-2 run as the host Wildcats capitalized on the absence of All-America candidate Chris Lofton to pull away from rival Tennessee.

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