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Michigan thwarts Harvard

Ice-cold Crimson simply outclassed

Ron Coleman scored a career-high 20 points and Courtney Sims added 12 to lead Michigan to an 82-50 rout over Harvard last night at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Freshman Ekpe Udoh also had 11 points for the Wolverines (5-0), who were equally impressive defensively.

After trailing, 6-5, Michigan took control of the game with a 26-6 run. The Wolverines held the Crimson to 6-of-27 shooting from the field and forced 12 turnovers in the first half. During one stretch, Harvard went 6:29 without scoring a point.

Michigan continued its defensive push in the second half, causing another 13 turnovers and holding Harvard to just 12 field goals.

Evan Harris and Jim Goffredo each had 16 points for the Crimson (1-2).

Connecticut 88, Central Arkansas 59 -- Freshman Jerome Dyson scored 20 points as the 21st-ranked Huskies routed the Bears in the opening round of the Hispanic College Fund Classic at Hartford.

The Huskies (2-0) used a smothering man-to-man defense and speedy transition game to run away from the Bears (1-2), a team playing its first season in Division 1.

Mississippi 70, Fairfield 67 -- Clarence Sanders scored 21 points and Bam Doyne had 20 points with 12 rebounds as the Rebels hung on in Hartford.

Greg Nero led the Stags with 19 points.

Kentucky 79, Mississippi Valley St. 56 -- Ramel Bradley had a career-high 21 points and the 22d-ranked Wildcats started with a 15-0 run in defeating the visiting Delta Devils in Tubby Smith's 500th game as a college coach.

Smith, now in his 16th year as a head coach and 10th at Kentucky, improved his record to 367-133.

Ohio St. 74, E. Kentucky 45 -- At Columbus, Ohio, freshman sub Daequan Cook hit his first seven shots and finished with 22 points to power the fifth-ranked Buckeyes past the Colonels.

LSU 96, Nicholls St. 42 -- Senior Darnell Lazare scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record his first double-double and propel the seventh-ranked Tigers past the Colonels at Baton Rouge, La.

Alabama 71, Middle Tennessee 62 -- Ronald Steele had 20 points and four assists to lead the No. 10 Crimson Tide over the Blue Raiders at the Paradise Jam tournament at Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands.

Texas A&M 94, Lamar 60 -- Joseph Jones scored 19 points and the No. 12 Aggies rolled past the Cardinal in the inaugural Shelby Metcalf Classic at College Station, Texas.

Texas 77, St. John's 76 -- Kevin Durant had 29 points and fellow freshman D.J. Augustin added 17 to propel the 19th-ranked Longhorns in the third-place game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden.

East Carolina 80, Harvard 71 -- Jasmine Young scored a game-high 22 points and Jessica Slack had 17 points and seven rebounds as the Pirates dumped the Crimson in the TD Banknorth Classic at Burlington, Vt.

Niki Finelli and Katie Rollins scored 19 points apiece for Harvard.

Vermont 67, Holy Cross 53 -- Courtnay Pilypaitis's 19-point performance carried the Catamounts past the Crusaders in the nightcap at Burlington, Vt.

Massachusetts 62, Navy 41 -- Kate Mills posted a game-high 16 points as the Minutewomen rolled past the Middies in the Seton Hall Classic at South Orange, N.J., and improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 1997-98 season.

Maryland 82, TCU 64 -- Laura Harper scored a career-high 27 points, and the top-ranked Terps rattled the Horned Frogs in the first day of round-robin competition at the BTI Classic in College Park, Md.

North Carolina 90, Elon 36 -- Ivory Latta had 21 points and Rashanda McCants 16 to lead the second-ranked Tar Heels past the Phoenix at Chapel Hill, N.C.

Duke 71, Marist 50 -- Abby Waner and Carrem Gay scored 14 points apiece as the sixth-ranked Blue Devils trounced the Red Foxes at Durham, N.C.

Purdue 88, Washington 64 -- Katie Gearlds scored 31 points to lift the No. 12 Boilermakers past the Huskies at West Lafayette, Ind.

Michigan St. 68, Bucknell 51 -- At East Lansing, Mich., Allyssa DeHaan scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the 17th-ranked Spartans past the Bison.

California 88, Florida 60 -- At Malibu, Calif., Devanei Hampton had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the 18th-ranked Golden Bears past the Gators.

South Dakota St. 67, Southern Cal 63 -- Megan Vogel scored 22 points and the Jackrabbits forced 25 turnovers en route to upsetting the 19th-ranked Women of Troy at Brookings, S.D.

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