February 28, 2010 in Sports

In brief: Anderson, Oklahoma St. topple Kansas

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Oklahoma State forward Matt Pilgrim dunks between Kansas guard Sherron Collins, left, and center Cole Aldrich in the first half.
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Men’s basketball: James Anderson scored 27 points, Keiton Page was perfect on four 3-pointers at crucial times and Oklahoma State upset No. 1 Kansas 85-77 on Saturday at Stillwater, Okla.

The Jayhawks (27-2, 13-1) had won their last 13 games since losing at Tennessee and suffered their second loss of the season just hours after No. 2 Kentucky also lost to the Volunteers.

The last time the top two teams lost on the same day was Jan. 21, 2006, when No. 1 Duke lost to Georgetown and No. 2 Florida lost to Tennessee.

Tennessee upsets No. 2 Kentucky: J.P. Prince had 20 points and Scotty Hopson added 15 and No. 19 Tennessee withstood a late rally to defeat No. 2 Kentucky 74-65 at Knoxville, Tenn.

The Wildcats had trailed by 19 early in the second half but managed to tie the game at 65 with just more than 2 minutes left before Prince and Hopson scored the final nine points to clinch the victory.

Gary leads No. 10 New Mexico past BYU: Dairese Gary scored 23 points and Darington Hobson blocked a last-second shot as No. 10 New Mexico (27-3, 13-2) edged No. 13 BYU (26-4, 11-3) 83-81 at Provo, Utah, clinching the top seed in the Mountain West tournament and a share of the regular-season title.

Northern State’s Meyer loses final game: The winningest men’s basketball coach in NCAA history ended his career with a loss.

Don Meyer leaves the game with a record of 923-324 after Northern State lost to Southwest Minnesota State 56-51 at Aberdeen, S.D.

In January 2009, Meyer broke Bob Knight’s NCAA record of 902 wins, coaching from the sidelines in a wheelchair.

UConn runs streak to 68, beats Hoyas

Women’s basketball: Tina Charles scored a season-high 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut beat No. 13 Georgetown 84-62 at Hartford, Conn., to secure the Huskies’ 18th Big East regular-season championship.

UConn (29-0, 15-0) has won 68 straight games, two shy of its record for the longest winning streak in women’s Division I basketball.

Harvick wins Nationwide race

Auto racing: Kevin Harvick overcame a pair of bad pit stops to win the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Harvick led 83 of the 200 laps but had to rally back into the lead after his crew cost him several spots on pit road.

Denny Hamlin was second, followed by Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski.

Danica Patrick wrecked about halfway through the race when she ran into a lapped car. She finished 36th.

Career-high 31 from Batum lifts Blazers

NBA: Nicolas Batum scored a career-high 31 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 and the Portland Trail Blazers cruised to another easy victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 110-91 at Minneapolis.

Batum hit a career-high five 3-pointers and added a season-high seven assists.

Snedeker leads at Phoenix Open

Golf: Brandt Snedeker rolled in his sixth birdie of the day on No. 17 and finished at 14-under-par 199 for a one-shot lead over Scott Piercy going into today’s final round of the Phoenix Open at Scottsdale, Ariz.

Snedeker shot a 66 while Piercy had a pair of eagles en route to a 65 in the third round amid a loud, rowdy crowd estimated at just more than 121,000.

Inkster, Miyazato take 2-shot lead in Singapore: Juli Inkster and Ai Miyazato each shot 3-under 69 to share a two-shot lead after the third round of the HSBC Women’s Champions at Singapore.

The 49-year-old Inkster finished at 7-under 209.

Miyazato moved into a tie with a 30-foot putt for eagle on the 16th hole.

Wendy Ward of Edwall, Wash., shot a 3-over 75 and is tied for 59th at 227.

Rain postpones Dubai final, Djokovic leads

Tennis: Defending champion Novak Djokovic led Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 2-0 before the Dubai Championship final was postponed because of rain.

The second-seeded Serb was serving at 30-15 in the third game of the second set when the second rain shower forced the final to finish today.

Williams wins Mexico Open final: Venus Williams came from a set down to defend her Mexican Open title, while David Ferrer defeated good friend and fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero to end his 14-match winning streak.

Williams beat Polona Hercog 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 for her second straight title – this one on clay and another a week ago on hard courts in Dubai.

Ferrer lost to Ferrero at the Copa Telmex last week in Buenos Aires, but got a little bit of revenge with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory in Acapulco, Mexico.

Lagat beasts Rupp in 3,000 meters

Track and field: Two-time Olympic 1,500-meter medalist and former Washington State runner Bernard Lagat used a last-lap kick to win the 3,000 run in a time of 8:12.60, outpacing by almost a second rival Galen Rupp at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at Albuquerque, N.M..

The two-day meet will determine the U.S. Team for the World Championships next month in Doha, Qatar.


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