College basketball

Friars foiled by Miami

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Associated Press / November 19, 2007

James Dews scored 9 of his 17 points in the second half to lead Miami to a 64-58 win over Providence last night to win the championship of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.

The Hurricanes (4-0) also got 16 points from Brian Asbury and 12 from Anthony King.

Weyinmi Efejuku led Providence (2-1) with 21 points and Dwain Williams added 17.

The Friars jumped out to a 20-12 lead on a jumper by Efejuku with 2:53 to play in the first half. Providence led, 22-18, at the half.

But Miami rallied at the start of the second half when Brian Asbury connected from beyond the arc with 16:08 to go.

UNC 107, Iona 72 - Tyler Hansbrough had 27 points and Danny Green scored 15 to lead the No. 1 Tar Heels (2-0) past the Gaels in North Carolina's home opener.

Louisville 84, Jackson St. 53 - Earl Clark had 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists to spark the sixth-ranked Cardinals (2-0) to an easy victory over the visiting Tigers in the second-round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Indiana 100, Longwood 49 - Eric Gordon scored 21 points, Jordan Crawford added 16, and the No. 8 Hoosiers (2-0) built their lead to as many as 56 points and rolled over the visiting Lancers in the opening round of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.

Texas 100, Ark.-Monticello 52 - A.J. Abrams scored a career-high 30 points and the No. 16 Longhorns had little trouble defeating the Division 2 Boll Weevils in Austin.

Arkansas 70, Va. Commonwealth 60 - Sonny Weems scored 16 points and Patrick Beverley added 13 to lead the No. 18 Razorbacks in a consolation game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.

New Orleans 65, N.C. State 63 - T.J. Worley banked in a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left and the Privateers sprung an upset on the No. 21 Wolfpack at Raleigh, N.C.

Villanova 70, Bucknell 64 - Shane Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Scottie Reynolds added 15 points, and the No. 24 Wildcats won despite a barrage of 15 3-pointers by the visiting Bison.

URI 74, UAB 69 - Will Daniels had 23 points and Kahiem Seawright added 14 rebounds as the host Rams (5-0) rolled over the Blazers to capture the Glenn Wilkes Classic.

Loyola (Md.) 83, Vermont 79 - Marquis Sullivan scored 27 points to lift the host Greyhounds past the Catamounts, who got 30 points from Marqus Blakely.

AIC 67, Bridgeport 56 - Ryan Leak had 17 points and seven rebounds to lift the visiting Yellow Jackets.


Tennessee 92, Texas 67 - Candace Parker scored 21 points, including her team's first 11, and grabbed six rebounds to power the top-ranked Lady Vols past the No. 21 Longhorns at Knoxville, Tenn.

The Tennessee win came on the same day that the Lady Vols celebrated their 2006-07 national championship by hoisting a banner honoring their seventh title to the rafters.

Stanford 81, Utah 77 - Jayne Appel scored 4 of her 30 points early in the second overtime and the No. 5 Cardinal avoided an upset, holding off the Utes in Salt Lake City.

UNC 97, Syracuse 72 - Rashanda McCants collected career highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the No. 7 Tar Heels (5-0) past the Orange (1-1) in the Women's National Invitation Tournament at Chapel Hill, N.C.

California 52, New Mexico 44 - Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 8 of her 11 points over the final 6:40 and the No. 12 Golden Bears (3-0) escaped with a hard-fought victory over the Lobos in their home opener.

Minnesota 74, Louisville 69 - Emily Fox scored 23 points and the Gophers (4-0) overcame a 12-point, second-half deficit to beat the No. 22 Cardinals in the final game of the Subway Classic in Minneapolis.

Holy Cross 79, Maine 50 - Brianna McFadden scored 19 points and Bethany O'Dell added 17, including five 3-pointers, as the visiting Crusaders routed the Bears.

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