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VCU never trails in beating OU

Jay Gavin scored 20 points, Larry Sanders 17, and Virginia Commonwealth never trailed in an 82-69 upset of No. 17 Oklahoma on Saturday night in Richmond, Va.

The victory spoiled the return of Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, who used to coach the Rams.

Leading by one early on, the Rams (2-1) used a 20-8 spurt to take control of the game. VCU hit six straight 3-pointers during the run, including two by Gavin.

Oklahoma cut its deficit to 31-22 with 8:08 left before going without a field goal for just over six minutes. VCU extended its advantage to 40-23 with 4:35 left on two free throws by T.J. Gwynn.

The Sooners (1-2) cut the lead to 10 at the half, but could get no closer in the second half. Oklahoma went through a drought in the second half hitting just two field goals over a 10:42 span before Tony Crocker's three-pointer made it 75-65 with 1:54 left.

The Rams missed only one free throw over the final 23 seconds to end any hopes of a Sooners rally.

Crocker led the Sooners with 19 points and Tiny Gallon added 15.

It marked the first ranked team to play in the Siegel Center, which opened in 1999.

OKLAHOMA (2-1): Wright 2-2 0-0 4, Crocker 7-11 3-5 19, Mason-Griffin 4-10 1-2 10, Warren 3-14 2-2 8, Gallon 5-8 5-7 15, Pledger 2-10 5-6 11, Franklin 0-0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 1-1 0-0 2, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Willis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 16-22 69.

VCU (2-1): Gavin 6-10 4-4 20, Sanders 6-10 4-6 17, Rodriguez 1-5 3-4 6, Burgess 4-9 1-2 9, Gwynn 3-7 2-2 8, Theus 2-5 0-0 4, Pishchalnikov 1-3 0-0 2, Rozzell 2-4 0-0 6, Nixon 3-7 3-3 10. Totals 28-60 17 -21 82.

Halftime—VCU 44-34. 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma 5-26 (Crocker 2-4, Pledger 2-10, Mason-Griffin 1-2, Davis 0-2, Warren 0-8), VCU 9-25 (Gavin 4-8, Rozzell 2-3, Sanders 1-2, Nixon 1-3, Rodriguez 1-4, Burgess 0-2, Gwynn 0-3). Fouled Out—Davis. Rebounds—Oklahoma 38 (Gallon 11), VCU 35 (Burgess 9). Assists—Oklahoma 15 (Mason-Griffin 6), VCU 17 (Rodriguez 6). Total Fouls—Oklahoma 19, VCU 22. A— NA.

Top 25

No. 4 Kentucky 92, Rider 63

RIDER (2-2): Ringgold 5-16 2-7 12, Penn 1-8 2-3 5, R.Thompson 1-10 14-14 16, Robinson 3-6 2-2 8, Gadson 6-11 0-0 14, Youngblood 1-3 2-2 4, Johnson 0-0 1-2 1, J.Thompson 0-2 0-1 0, Mansell 1-1 0-0 3, Nd-E zuma 0-1 0-0 0, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-58 23-31 63.

KENTUCKY (4-0): Cousins 7-10 4-7 18, Patterson 8-13 3-6 19, Miller 2-6 0-0 5, Wall 8-12 5-6 21, Bledsoe 3-10 2-2 11, Hood 0-2 0-0 0, Harris 0-3 0-0 0, Krebs 0-2 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Orton 5-7 4-5 14, Harrellson 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 34-66 20-28 92.

Halftime—Kentucky 51-26. 3-Point Goals—Rider 4-17 (Gadson 2-6, Mansell 1-1, Penn 1-5, J.Thompson 0-1, Youngblood 0-1, Robinson 0-1, R.Thompson 0-2), Kentucky 4-16 (Bledsoe 3-6, Miller 1-3, Ha rris 0-1, Wall 0-2, Patterson 0-2, Krebs 0-2). Fouled Out—Orton. Rebounds—Rider 38 (R.Thompson 10), Kentucky 43 (Patterson 18). Assists—Rider 7 (R.Thompson 4), Kentucky 17 (Wall 11). Total Fouls —Rider 24, Kentucky 22. A—23,912.

No. 9 Duke 104, Radford 67

RADFORD (2-1): Martin 5-7 2-2 12, Lynch-Flohr 3-13 2-2 8, Parakhouski 8-19 7-12 23, Johnson 1-10 1-2 4, Smith 4-9 0-0 11, Robinson 3-5 0-0 6, Faulkner 1-4 0-0 3, Wilder 0-0 0-0 0, Curry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25 -67 12-18 67.

DUKE (4-0): Singler 4-13 2-2 13, Mi.Plumlee 5-8 2-2 12, Thomas 2-4 0-0 4, Smith 6-12 4-4 20, Scheyer 5-9 4-4 18, Czyz 1-3 0-0 2, Dawkins 7-9 0-0 20, Kelly 4-8 0-0 9, Davidson 0-1 2-2 2, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Peters 0-0 0-0 0, Zoubek 1-4 2-3 4. Totals 35-72 16-17 104.

Halftime—Duke 59-34. 3-Point Goals—Radford 5-14 (Smith 3-5, Johnson 1-3, Faulkner 1-4, Martin 0-2), Duke 18-32 (Dawkins 6-8, Scheyer 4-7, Smith 4-7, Singler 3-8, Kelly 1-1, Czyz 0-1). Fouled Out—Zoubek. Rebounds—Radford 38 (Parakhouski 14), Duke 45 (Mi.Plumlee 11). Assists—Radford 11 (Johnson 4), Duke 25 (Scheyer, Singler, Smith 7). Total Fouls—Radford 17, Duke 17. A—9,314.

No. 19 Georgetown 63, Sav. St. 44

GEORGETOWN (3-0): Wright 5-7 0-0 11, Monroe 6-10 1-4 13, Freeman 4-9 2-2 12, Clark 5-9 0-0 14, Vaughn 2-6 0-2 4, Thompson 1-2 0-2 2, Mescheriakov 0-2 1-2 1, Sanford 1-2 0-0 2, Sims 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 26-49 4-12 63.

SAVANNAH ST. (2-2): Hardy 2-5 2-3 6, Rankins 3-10 2-2 9, Hassan 0-6 4-4 4, Smith 1-3 2-4 4, Louis 1-7 1-2 3, Blackmon 2-5 3-3 7, Mitchell 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 0-1 1-2 1, Stowers 0-0 0-0 0, Izevbigie 0-2 0-0 0, D .Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Baugh 4-8 0-0 10. Totals 13-48 15-20 44.

Halftime—Georgetown 34-20. 3-Point Goals—Georgetown 7-13 (Clark 4-6, Freeman 2-3, Wright 1-2, Mescheriakov 0-1, Thompson 0-1), Savannah St. 3-14 (Baugh 2-2, Rankins 1-4, Anderson 0-1, Mitchel l 0-1, Louis 0-1, Blackmon 0-2, Hardy 0-3). Fouled Out—Louis. Rebounds—Georgetown 40 (Monroe 7), Savannah St. 24 (Hassan, Louis 4). Assists—Georgetown 17 (Wright 4), Savannah St. 5 (Hardy 3). Total Fouls—Georgetown 15, Savannah St. 15. A—3,176.

No. 20 Louisville 69, ETSU 56

ETSU (1-3): Hubbard 4-9 1-3 9, Brown 1-1 2-4 4, Tubbs 6-11 1-2 18, Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 5-15 0-1 12, Grimm 0-1 0-0 0, Cooley 1-7 0-0 3, Poderis 2-8 2-2 6, Sollazzo 0-2 2-2 2, Ward 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-60 8-14 56.

LOUISVILLE (2-0): Swopshire 0-5 2-2 2, Samuels 5-6 4-6 14, Knowles 3-6 2-2 9, Sosa 5-9 2-2 16, J.Smith 3-11 0-2 6, Siva 0-7 3-4 3, Buckles 3-4 2-2 8, Delk 1-6 0-0 3, Kuric 0-2 0-0 0, Jennings 3-6 0-2 6, Marra 0-2 0-0 0, Van Treese 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-66 15-22 69.

Halftime—Louisville 37-21. 3-Point Goals—ETSU 8-22 (Tubbs 5-9, Williams 2-6, Cooley 1-1, Poderis 0-1, Grimm 0-1, Davis 0-2, Hubbard 0-2), Louisville 6-30 (Sosa 4-8, Delk 1-2, Knowles 1-3, Buckles 0-1, Swopshire 0-1, Kuric 0-2, Marra 0-2, Siva 0-4, J.Smith 0-7). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—ETSU 44 (Hubbard 9), Louisville 44 (Samuels 11). Assists—ETSU 12 (Cooley 5), Louisville 14 (Siva, J.Smith 3). Total Fouls—ETSU 17, Louisville 18. A—19,179.

No. 23 Ill. 94, Presbyterian 48

PRESBYTERIAN (0-3): Allen 2-6 0-0 5, Troyli 7-17 0-0 15, Davis 1-5 2-2 4, Mutakabbir 3-9 1-2 7, Holmes 2-5 1-2 5, Hargrave 1-3 0-1 2, Faircloth 4-9 0-0 10, Reynolds 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 4-7 48.

ILLINOIS (3-0): Davis 6-8 0-0 12, Tisdale 2-3 1-1 5, Richardson 5-10 1-1 15, Paul 4-11 0-0 8, McCamey 2-5 0-0 5, Jordan 2-2 0-0 4, Chisholm 1-2 0-0 3, Simpson 1-2 0-0 2, Keller 3-6 1-3 8, Cole 2-6 0-0 5, Le gion 4-7 0-0 11, Griffey 4-7 1-1 9, Semrau 3-3 1-1 7. Totals 39-72 5-7 94.

Halftime—Illinois 43-28. 3-Point Goals—Presbyterian 4-24 (Faircloth 2-5, Allen 1-5, Troyli 1-6, Mutakabbir 0-1, Hargrave 0-2, Holmes 0-2, Davis 0-3), Illinois 11-26 (Richardson 4-6, Legion 3- 6, Cole 1-2, Keller 1-2, Chisholm 1-2, McCamey 1-4, Paul 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Presbyterian 19 (Faircloth 5), Illinois 48 (Davis, Griffey 9). Assists—Presbyterian 10 (Faircloth 5), Ill inois 27 (McCamey 10). Total Fouls—Presbyterian 12, Illinois 14. A—13,121.

Big 12

OSU 82, North Texas 68

NORTH TEXAS (2-1): Odufuwa 4-8 3-4 11, Tramiel 7-14 1-1 16, White 1-6 2-2 4, Shorter 2-5 2-2 7, Thomas 1-3 2-2 5, Johnson 2-6 5-6 9, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 2-6 0-0 5, Mangrum 2-2 0-0 5, Holmen 3-8 0-1 6, Spencer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 15-18 68.

OKLAHOMA ST. (3-0): Moses 5-9 0-1 10, Muonelo 5-13 7-8 17, Page 5-10 0-0 13, Penn 1-2 1-2 4, Anderson 8-13 6-7 25, Shaw 0-0 0-0 0, Gulley 0-1 0-0 0, Pilgrim 4-5 1-2 9, Franklin 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 30-56 15-20 82.

Halftime—Oklahoma St. 44-32. 3-Point Goals—North Texas 5-16 (Mangrum 1-1, Shorter 1-1, Thompson 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Tramiel 1-3, Johnson 0-1, Holmen 0-2, White 0-3), Oklahoma St. 7-17 (Page 3-5, Anderson 3-5, Penn 1-2, Franklin 0-1, Muonelo 0-4). Fouled Out—Tramiel. Rebounds—North Texas 35 (Holmen 8), Oklahoma St. 33 (Anderson, Moses 9). Assists—North Texas 11 (White 5), Oklahoma St. 1 4 (Muonelo, Penn 4). Total Fouls—North Texas 19, Oklahoma St. 18. A—10,888.

Nebraska 90, TCU 77

TCU (2-2): Buljan 3-11 1-2 8, Butler 1-1 2-2 4, Moss 6-12 10-14 23, Ruzgas 4-7 0-0 9, Hill 3-9 4-5 11, Roberson 1-2 0-0 2, Lancon 0-0 0-0 0, Cerina 0-0 0-0 0, Mitchem 3-4 0-0 9, Green 3-5 4-4 11. Totals 24-51 21-27 77.

NEBRASKA (2-1): Ubel 1-1 3-3 5, Richardson 3-7 9-10 15, Henry 3-7 4-5 11, Jeter 1-4 0-0 3, Anderson 4-6 6-7 15, Jones 2-7 0-0 6, Gallegos 1-1 0-0 3, Diaz 9-10 4-8 22, Hankins-Cole 3-6 4-8 10, McCray 0-1 0-0 0, Nelson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-50 30-41 90.

Halftime—Tied 44-44. 3-Point Goals—TCU 8-21 (Mitchem 3-3, Green 1-2, Moss 1-2, Ruzgas 1-4, Hill 1-4, Buljan 1-5, Roberson 0-1), Nebraska 6-13 (Jones 2-5, Gallegos 1-1, Anderson 1-1, Henry 1-2 , Jeter 1-2, Richardson 0-1, McCray 0-1). Fouled Out—Butler, Cerina, Jeter. Rebounds—TCU 24 (Buljan 8), Nebraska 35 (Henry 7). Assists—TCU 13 (Moss 5), Nebraska 19 (Henry 11). Total Fouls—TCU 28 , Nebraska 23. A—9,799.

Missouri Valley

Akron 63, Drake 59

AKRON (1-2): Cvetinovic 3-4 1-1 7, C.McKnight 2-7 0-1 4, McClanahan 4-8 0-0 12, Roberts 3-8 1-2 7, Hitchens 6-11 1-2 17, McNees 2-6 0-0 6, B.McKnight 1-2 0-0 2, Conyers 0-1 0-0 0, Marshall 2-2 1-4 5, Bar do 0-0 3-4 3. Totals 23-49 7-14 63.

DRAKE (1-3): Simons 3-7 0-0 8, Templeton 0-3 2-2 2, VanDeest 1-3 2-4 4, Wedel 5-11 2-2 14, Young 3-10 2-3 9, Hawley 1-3 0-0 3, Wiseler 3-5 0-0 7, Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Eaddy 1-3 2-2 4, Smith 2-2 1-5 5, Uhlen hopp 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 20-48 11-18 59.

Halftime—Drake 33-27. 3-Point Goals—Akron 10-26 (Hitchens 4-7, McClanahan 4-8, McNees 2-6, Conyers 0-1, C.McKnight 0-1, Roberts 0-3), Drake 8-23 (Wedel 2-4, Simons 2-5, Uhlenhopp 1-1, Wiseler 1-1, Hawley 1-3, Young 1-6, Templeton 0-1, Eaddy 0-2). Fouled Out—Cvetinovic. Rebounds—Akron 32 (C.McKnight 7), Drake 27 (VanDeest 6). Assists—Akron 13 (Cvetinovic 5), Drake 9 (VanDeest, Wiseler, Young 2). Total Fouls—Akron 20, Drake 17. A—321.

N. Iowa 74, East Carolina 68

EAST CAROLINA (1-4): Morrow 5-10 2-4 12, Abrams 6-8 1-1 15, Wynn 1-1 1-2 3, Young 4-12 8-10 18, Sherrod 5-11 4-4 15, Turner 1-5 0-0 3, Straughn 0-1 0-0 0, Joyner 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 23-53 16-21 68.

N. IOWA (2-1): A.Koch 7-10 6-9 25, Eglseder 7-12 5-6 19, Farokhmanesh 2-9 3-4 7, Ahelegbe 1-4 7-8 9, Moran 4-10 0-1 9, J.Koch 1-2 0-0 2, Dunham 0-4 1-2 1, Sonnen 0-2 0-0 0, O'Rear 1-2 0-0 2, Rodenberg 0-0 0-0 0, James 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 22-30 74.

Halftime—N. Iowa 39-29. 3-Point Goals—East Carolina 6-14 (Abrams 2-3, Young 2-5, Turner 1-2, Sherrod 1-4), N. Iowa 6-23 (A.Koch 5-5, Moran 1-5, Ahelegbe 0-1, Eglseder 0-2, Sonnen 0-2, Dunham 0-3, Farokhmanesh 0-5). Fouled Out—Joyner, Sherrod. Rebounds—East Carolina 33 (Morrow 8), N. Iowa 35 (Eglseder 10). Assists—East Carolina 9 (Young 5), N. Iowa 13 (Moran 4). Total Fouls—East Carolina 24, N. Iowa 21. Technical—Young. A—NA.

Ill. St. 71, N. Florida 55

NORTH FLORIDA (1-2): Diaz 0-2 2-2 2, Jeune 2-4 0-0 4, Haugabrook 4-6 1-1 9, Granberry 2-5 0-1 5, Januska 5-8 0-0 13, Wilson 2-3 0-2 5, Sauey 2-5 0-0 4, Cuka 1-6 2-2 5, Sparkes 1-1 0-0 2, Riggins 2-3 0-2 4, Groot huis 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 21-43 7-12 55.

ILLINOIS ST. (2-0): Lewis 3-4 2-2 8, Odiakosa 6-8 0-2 12, Eldridge 10-16 0-0 24, Phillips 3-3 1-2 9, A.Hill 1-4 0-0 2, Rubin 1-3 0-0 3, Johnson 2-4 0-0 4, Thornton 1-3 2-3 4, Carmichael 1-1 0-2 2, Clark 1-3 0-0 3, Mishler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-49 5-11 71.

Halftime—Illinois St. 42-17. 3-Point Goals—North Florida 6-12 (Januska 3-5, Wilson 1-2, Cuka 1-2, Granberry 1-3), Illinois St. 8-16 (Eldridge 4-6, Phillips 2-2, Rubin 1-2, Clark 1-3, A.Hill 0 -1, Johnson 0-1, Thornton 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—North Florida 24 (Januska, Jeune, Sauey 3), Illinois St. 25 (Odiakosa 6). Assists—North Florida 10 (Granberry, Januska, Wilson 2), Illinois St. 14 (Eldridge, Phillips 5). Total Fouls—North Florida 14, Illinois St. 18. A—5,019.

Ranked Big 12 Women

No. 20 OU 74, TCU 70

TCU (2-1): Crawford 8-17 3-3 19, Carter 3-6 0-0 8, Gross 3-9 0-1 6, Sverrisdottir 5-10 3-4 14, LaFleur 4-14 3-4 13, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Christian 0-1 0-0 0, Mangum 2-3 0-0 5, Rentschler 1-4 0-0 3, John 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 26-66 11-14 70.

OKLAHOMA (2-1): Stevenson 2-12 0-0 5, Thompson 3-11 2-3 8, Olajuwon 11-15 1-6 23, Robinson 6-17 4-4 16, Hand 4-11 2-2 13, Roethlisberger 2-5 0-0 6, Willis 0-0 0-0 0, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0, McFarland 1-2 1-3 3. T otals 29-74 10-18 74.

Halftime—TCU 36-34. 3-Point Goals—TCU 7-18 (Carter 2-3, LaFleur 2-7, Mangum 1-1, Rentschler 1-1, Sverrisdottir 1-2, Crawford 0-1, Gross 0-3), Oklahoma 6-22 (Hand 3-8, Roethlisberger 2-3, Stev enson 1-5, Hartman 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Thompson 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—TCU 45 (Crawford 13), Oklahoma 47 (Thompson 11). Assists—TCU 13 (Sverrisdottir 4), Oklahoma 16 (Robinson 8). Total Fouls—TCU 17, Oklahoma 18. A—6,679.

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