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NO. 16 MINNESOTA LOSES 3RD STRAIGHT GAME

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Texas Southern won its fourth consecutive game, and Minnesota lost its third in a row.

Neither fact is much of a shock except that they played each other Wednesday night, and the Tigers' convincing 71-50 victory was at Williams Arena, the home of the 16th-ranked Golden Gophers.The Tigers (7-2) won at New Mexico earlier in the year to open some eyes, and they won the Southwestern Athletic Conference to advance to last season's NCAA tournament.

The Gophers missed 30 shots in the first half and 52 in the game, which was their third straight loss after falling to Cincinnati at home and to California on the road.

No. 3 Arkansas 97, Florida A&M 57

Corliss Williamson was 9-for-11 from the field and scored 23 points to lead the Razorbacks (7-1).

Jacksonville 68, No. 8 Florida 67

Kip Stone scored 24 points as the Dolphins (5-2) ended Florida's 15-game home winning streak.

No. 24 California 89,

No. 13 Cincinnati 76

Monty Buckley's 22 points led the visiting Golden Bears (6-0).