Glenn Robinson scored 32 points, surpassing 1,000 points for his collegiate career and rallying No. 10 Purdue to a 95-81 victory Sunday over San Francisco.
The junior now has 1,001 points in 39 games for the Boilermakers, only the 31st player in the Big Ten school's history to reach that plateau.Down 69-68 with 9:27 to play, the Boilermakers held the Dons (7-3) scoreless for the final 3:51. Purdue's 11-0 start is its best since the 1911-12 squad started out 12-0.
Coming back from a 20-point first-half deficit, San Francisco cut Purdue's lead to 47-41 at halftime.
Down 61-52 with 14:47 to play, USF used a 13-3 run to grab a 65-64 lead on a 3-pointer by Gerald Walker, who scored nine points during the spurt. Walker led the Dons with 24 points.
USF took its last lead of the game, 69-68, on Orlando Smart's three-point play with 9:27 left. After that, it was all Purdue as the Boilermakers hit 18 of 27 shots from the field in the second period.
Robinson connected on 15 of 22 shots, including two 3-pointers, and added 14 rebounds. Matt Waddell scored 18 points and Cuonzo Martin had 14 for the Boilermakers.
Smart scored 18 for USF, and Wilson Stephens and John Duggan each had 11.
The Dons fell behind 34-14 on a basket by Porter Roberts with 7:46 to go in the first half. Robinson, who hit nine of his 15 first-half shots, scored seven of the Boilermakers' next nine points to put Purdue up 43-25.
But USF came roaring back, outscoring Purdue 16-4 to end the period. During the spurt, Smart hit two baskets and one of two free throws after a technical foul was called against Purdue coach Gene Keady.
Missouri 85, Washington 71
At Columbia, Mo., Melvin Booker scored 19 points Sunday to lead Missouri to its seventh consecutive victory, an 85-71 decision over Washington.
Lamont Frazier and Kelly Thames added 12 points each for the Tigers (8-1). Mark Atkins had 11 and Jevon Crudup had 10.
A three-point play by Thames seven minutes into the game gave Missouri a 10-9 lead, and the Tigers never trailed after that. Three consecutive 3-pointers by Atkins and a short jumper by Thames gave Missouri a 28-14 bulge with about eight minutes remaining before halftime.
Missouri twice stretched its lead to 18 points in the second half, and Washington (2-7) got no closer than 12 points after halftime.
Amir Rashad scored 18 points to lead Washington. Maurice Woods and Scott Didrickson each added 14.
The Huskies got a scare early in the second half when forward Sam Allen fell to the floor face first and suffered a gash over his left eye. The junior from Sacramento, Calif., needed 11 stitches.
California 94, St. Mary's, Calif. 77
At Oakland, Calif., Lamond Murray recovered from a poor first half to score a career-high 31 points Sunday, leading California past St. Mary's 94-77.
Cal (7-2) set a season high in points for its fifth straight victory, while St. Mary's (6-3) lost for the third time in four games in the final non-conference game for both teams. The game was the 75th meeting between the schools, but only the first since St. Mary's beat Cal 61-51 in February 1988.
Murray was only 3-for-11 from the field in the first half before exploding in the second for 22 points. Guard K.J. Roberts added 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while Jason Kidd had 17 points, nine assists and seven steals.
Brent Farris topped St. Mary's with 13 points and eight rebounds in just 19 minutes off the bench.
Leading 61-54 with 12:45 to play, Cal scored seven unanswered points over the next minute to lead 68-54 following a three-point play by Murray. Kidd had two steals and two assists in the spurt.
The lead jumped to 16 points after Roberts hit a 3-pointer with 9:18 to play for a 73-57 Cal lead, and the Bears pushed it up to 20 before it was over.
Roberts scored 11 points in the first half, helping California hold a 42-37 lead. The Bears shot 26 free throws in the half, hitting 17, while being whistled for only seven fouls of their own.
By halftime, four St. Mary's players were already in foul trouble with three personals each, including leading scorer Troy McCoy (11 points), who hit all three of his 3-point attempts to keep things close.
Cal took off from a 16-16 tie to go up by nine points, 30-21, following Murray's jumper with 7:10 left in the half. It was 37-28 Cal before St. Mary's regrouped to almost pull even.
While Cal missed three of six free throws in the half's final three minutes, St. Mary's cut the lead to 40-37 after Brian Driscoll drove for a basket with 47 seconds left. After Cal's Murray missed a shot, St. Mary's held the ball with the shot clock off, with a chance to tie it on a 3-pointer.
The shot rattled off the rim, and Cal's Roberts was fouled on a drive with 2.9 seconds left. He hit both free throws to put the Bears up 42-37 at the half.
Temple 67, St. Joseph's 54
At Philadelphia, Aaron McKie says Temple's loss to Georgia Tech last month is the best thing that could have happened to the No. 4 Owls.
McKie had 24 points and nine rebounds Sunday as Temple defeated cross-city rival St. Joseph's 67-54 in an Atlantic 10 conference game.
"I think that losing (to Georgia Tech) made us realize that teams are coming right after us," McKie said. "We're a marked team this season, and we have to play as hard as we can every time out. We're not going to sneak up on anybody."
Eddie Jones added 23 points for the Owls (6-1, 1-0), and surpassed 1,000 career points by 21.
"I wasn't really thinking about points," Jones said. "I was just trying to go out for the win."
The Owls never trailed in the second half, scoring the first six points to take a 38-26 lead. St. Joseph's closed within 40-34 with 14:47 to play, but Temple pulled away to its biggest lead, 57-42, on a 3-pointer by Jones with 4:42 remaining.
St. Joseph's (4-4, 0-2) jumped out to an 11-6 lead, but made only one of its next 10 shots while committing six turnovers. A 15-3 Temple run gave the Owls a 21-14 lead with 6:42 remaining in the half.
A dunk by Jones gave Temple a 30-20 advantage, but a 55-foot shot by Rap Curry at the buzzer brought St. Joseph's within 32-26 at halftime.
Rick Brunson added 11 points for Temple, which committed only four turnovers in the game, two in each half. Curry had 15 points and Mark Bass 14 for St. Joe's.
The Owls raised their home record under coach John Chaney to 96-11 in 12 seasons.
St. Joseph's coach John Griffin said, "We didn't play poorly and we didn't play great. We were just average. If you do that against a team ranked in the top 10, you're not going to win."
W. Michigan 119, Chicago St. 86
At Kalamazoo, Mich., Leon McGee scored 31 points and Western Michigan led from the first basket as the Broncos beat Chicago State 119-86 Sunday.
McGee scored five points in a 7-0 Broncos run that opened the game. They led the Cougars 67-35 at halftime.
The closest Chicago State got in the second half was within 19 points, when Tyran Maxey sank a turnaround jumper to make the score 99-80 with 4:22 remaining. But Western Michigan outscored the Cougars 19-6 after that.
Ryon Malone scored 23 points and Jason Hodges added 19 for Chicago State (1-11). Maxey led the Cougars with six rebounds. He finished with seven points.
Matt VanAbbema had 23 points and Saddi Washington 19 for the Broncos (7-2). VanAbbema had a game-high 11 rebounds. Western Michigan shot .620 for the game, while Chicago State shot .411.
Wisconsin 71, Marquette 52
At Madison, Wis., the day after Wisconsin's football team won the first Rose Bowl in school history, the basketball team dusted off its own record books with a 71-52 victory over No. 24 Marquette.
The 17th-ranked Badgers (9-0) matched the school's best start since the 1919-20 season and beat their intrastate rival for the eighth time in nine meetings. This was the 100th game between the schools and Wisconsin leads the series 54-46.
With a sellout crowd of 11,500 at the Wisconsin Fieldhouse a little on the subdued side the day after the 21-16 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA, the Badgers did it with defense.
Wisconsin led just 49-43 with 11:03 to play before dashing off on a 12-0 run. The first three and final two points of that spurt came from freshman center Rashard Griffith.
Michael Finley led Wisconsin with 14 points, while Griffith and Tracy Webster had 13 each.
Seven-foot Jim McIlvaine led Marquette with 13 points and Roney Eford had 11.
St. Louis 91, Detroit-Mercy 77
At St. Louis, H Waldman scored a career-high 21 points, hitting five of seven 3-point shots, as unbeaten St. Louis whipped Detroit-Mercy 91-77 Sunday afternoon.
Waldman, a 6-3 transfer from Nevada-Las Vegas, added six assists and four steals for the Billikens (10-0), who are off to their best start in 45 years.
The Titans' Tony Tolbert led all scorers with 23 points. Michael Jackson added 16 points and 10 assists, and Herman Jenkins scored 16 for Detroit-Mercy (5-7).
Erwin Claggett tallied 19 points, Donnie Dobbs had 16 and Scott Highmark added 14 for St. Louis. Dobbs also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
The Billikens connected on 13 of 23 3-pointers.
After falling behind 8-5, St. Louis went on a 22-6 run over a six-minute stretch to take a 27-14 lead with 9:19 left in the first half. Waldman had a pair of 3-pointers and six different Billikens scored in the run.
Detroit Mercy shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half but St. Louis clicked on 10-of-16 3-point shots to take a 51-35 lead at the break.
The Billikens opened up a 74-51 bulge - their biggest lead of the game - with 9:05 left. But the Titans, behind Carl Pickett's 5 points, scored 10 points in a span of 1:04 to get back into the contest at 74-63 with 6:46 remaining.
Baskets by Pickett and Jenkins pulled the Titans within 76-67 with 5:33 left, but the Billikens regained control with a 9-3 lead behind Cleggett's 5 points to take an 85-70 advantage at 3:29.
St. Louis began the 1948-49 season with 11 straight victories.
Florida St. 105, Lafayette 87
At Tallahassee, Fla., Bob Sura scored 21 of his season-high 34 points in the first half as Florida State beat Lafayette 105-87 Sunday to give coach Pat Kennedy his 275th victory in his 14th year of Division I coaching.
It was Sura's third game of 30 or more points. The Seminoles (7-1), who were tied with Lafayette 17-17 at the 13:30 mark of the first half, broke away to a 26-point halftime lead, 63-37.
Lafayette (2-7) led by Joe Marshall's 24 points, closed the gap to 86-76 with 6:30 left in the game. Jon Norton scored 17 points, Nate Scott added 13 and Keith Brazzo had 11.
Kennedy inserted FSU's starters, who kept the Leopards at bay and finished with an 18-point victory. In addition to Sura, four other Seminoles scored in double figures: James Collins added 17, Maurice Robinson and Scott Shepherd each had 12 and Kirk Luchman scored 10.
Ohio St 93, N. Carolina A&T 58
At Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State ended its up-and-down non-conference schedule by running away with a 93-58 victory over North Carolina A&T Sunday.
Derek Anderson scored 16 points to lead Ohio State (7-4), which used a big size advantage to outrebound and out-muscle the Aggies.
"If we play defense well and rebound well we'll be fine," Anderson said.
Anderson had nine rebounds and helped the Buckeyes take a 41-18 on the boards. The Buckeyes had 24 boards on the offensive end.
"Ohio State is big, physical and big," said Aggie coach Jeff Capel.
The Aggies tallest starter was listed at 6-7 while the Bukeyes started 6-11 Gerald Eaker, 6-9 Lawrence Funderburke and had 6-10 Nate Wilbourne come in off the bench.
North Carolina A&T didn't grab any rebounds during the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Funderburke and Wilbourne feasted on the smaller opposition, scoring 14 points each. Charles Macon added 13 for the Buckeyes.
Joe Bunn scored 19 points and Jamaine Williams had 14 for North Carolina (1-5).
Anderson scored all but two of his 16 points during the first half. In the second half, Wilbourne scored 10 of Ohio State's 16 points during one stretch in which the Buckeyes extended the lead to 70-39.
Greg Simpson's 3-pointer late in the game gave the Buckeyes their biggest lead at 82-43.
The Aggies turned over the ball 23 times while Ohio State had 12.
Ohio State has struggled in non-conference losses to West Virginia and Marquette this year, but did post an impressive win over Boston College
The Buckeyes open their Big 10 season at home Tuesday against Iowa.
"We know we're much better than seventh of eighth place in the Big 10," Funderburke said. "We need to win them all at home and steal a few on the road."
Notre Dame 60, Fordham 45
At South Bend, Indiana, Monty Williams scored 18 points and Ryan Hoover added 10 Sunday to lead Notre Dame to a 60-45 victory over Fordham.
Williams scored four of his points and Hoover hit two 3-pointers during a 16-3 run to start the game. Fordham (2-7) battled back and pulled to within 23-18 on a baseline jumper by Sherwin Content with 3:32 left in the half, but the Fighting Irish (4-5) finished with an 8-3 run to lead 31-21 at intermission.
Content pulled Fordham to within five at 37-32 on a free throw halfway through the second half, but that is as close as the Rams got the rest of the way.
They pulled within 49-43 on a 3-pointer by Rob Baxter with 2:44 left, but Keith Kurowski answered with a 3-pointer to spark an 11-2 Notre Dame run to end the game.