Sunday, January 18, 2004

Flyers top Fordham; Buckeyes slam Gophers


Around the state

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Sean Finn scored 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting and led four scorers in double figures in Dayton's 75-56 victory over Fordham on Saturday.

Keith Waleskowski added 12 points for the Flyers (14-3, 4-0 Atlantic 10), who won their fourth straight.

Monty Scott scored 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting, and Warren Williams shot 3-for-3 from 3-point range and finished with 10 points.

Derrick Breland hit four 3-pointers for 12 points, and Mushon Ya'akosi added 11 points for Fordham (4-11, 1-3).

The Flyers outscored Fordham 21-7 in the final 9:32 of the first half.

Dayton went on an 18-4 run at the start of the second half to open up a 51-30 lead.

DAYTON (14-3)-Bennett 1-2 0-1 3, Waleskowski 5-5 2-2 12, Finn 6-6 1-3 13, Marshall 2-9 2-2 7, Jones 2-6 2-2 8, Scott 5-5 0-0 11, Spears 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-5 1-1 10, Kohls 1-1 1-2 4, White 0-0 0-0 0, Iguodala 2-4 0-0 4, Cripe 1-1 1-1 3, Kingston 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-44 10-14 75.

FORDHAM (4-11)-Haynes 3-8 1-1 8, Oset 3-8 1-4 9, Ya'akosi 4-6 3-7 11, Anderson 0-4 0-0 0, Breland 4-13 0-0 12, Carr 0-0 0-0 0, Perez 1-3 3-3 5, Jarrell-Wright 4-8 0-1 9, Cooper 0-0 0-0 0, Acquaviva 0-1 0-0 0, Tubridy 1-1 0-0 2, Zivanovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 8-16 56.

Halftime-Dayton 33-22. 3-Point goals-Dayton 9-18 (Williams 3-3, Jones 2-5, Scott 1-1, Kohls 1-1, Bennett 1-2, Marshall 1-6), Fordham 8-26 (Breland 4-10, Osei 2-5, Haynes 1-2, Jarrell-Wright 1-4, Perez 0-2, Anderson 0-3).

Ohio St. 73, Minnesota 62

COLUMBUS - Ohio State reached back to its past to get some help for the present.

After a week in which several former Buckeyes stars came in to speak to the team, Ohio State ended a three-game losing skid by beating Minnesota for its first Big Ten win.

"We had some visits from our former players to help with our guys," coach Jim O'Brien said. "We got calls from guys all over the world on how to help. ... Their message was to go after it now - don't have any regrets when you leave Ohio State."

Terence Dials almost doubled his average with 14 points and led an inside assault for the Buckeyes (9-7, 1-2), who were inspired and encouraged by the words of alumni such as Ron Stokes and Clark Kellogg.

With the Buckeyes holding on to a 50-43 lead at the midpoint of the second half, Dials hit a turnaround and the accompanying free throw, then powered in a rebound follow and scored again inside for a 57-46 lead.

The Buckeyes outrebounded the Golden Gophers (8-7, 0-3) 37-25, with Dials grabbing nine.

"We needed to win this game," O'Brien said. "It leaves us with a chance to get to 2-2 with a win against Indiana (Tuesday night at home) and get in the thick of the race."

MINNESOTA (8-7)-Hargrow 0-4 0-2 0, Gaines 2-2 2-2 6, Johnson 4-12 1-2 11, Boone 2-7 1-2 7, Humphries 7-16 5-7 19, Robinson 3-4 0-0 8, Lawson 0-2 0-0 0, Bauer 3-5 0-0 8, Hagen 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 22-56 10-17 62.

OHIO ST. (9-7)-Sullinger 4-7 3-4 13, T.Dials 6-9 2-2 14, Radinovic 3-8 4-7 10, Stockman 3-8 5-6 13, N.Dials 2-3 1-2 7, Fuss-Cheatham 1-2 4-5 6, Harris 1-2 1-2 3, Billings 1-2 0-0 3, Sylvester 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 22-44 22-30 73.

Halftime-Ohio St. 34, Minnesota 25. 3-point goals-Minnesota 8-22 (Robinson 2-3, Bauer 2-3, Boone 2-5, Johnson 2-7, Lawson 0-1, Humphries 0-1, Hargrow 0-2), Ohio St. 7-13 (N.Dials 2-3, Sullinger 2-3, Stockman 2-5, Billings 1-1, Sylvester 0-1).




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