Monday, March 15, 2004

Cheer the Turtle: Terrapins win ACC


Conference tournament roundup

The Associated Press

The Dance (Index)
Seeds: UK 1, UC 4, XU 7
Daugherty: Bandwagon jumpers look silly now
Seeds are planted, now for the games
Bracket breakdown
Women: UConn passed over for a top spot
Printable bracket (PDF):
Men | Women

Local teams:
Cincinnati | Opp.

Xavier | Opp.
Kentucky | Opp.
Women's NIT: Miami, Xavier and UC in

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland capped an improbable run through the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Sunday by beating No. 5 Duke 95-87 in overtime, ending the top-seeded Blue Devils' run at five straight league titles.

It was the first ACC Tournament title for the sixth-seeded Terrapins (19-11) since 1984, when Len Bias and coach Lefty Driesell beat Duke.

Duke (27-5) came into the tournament looking for its record sixth consecutive title and 15th overall. Instead, the Blue Devils took their first ACC postseason loss since 1998 - snapping a streak of 17 straight wins.

"I was thinking right after the game, to win five straight ACC Tournament championships is incredible," Terps coach Gary Williams said. "I don't think you'll ever see that again."

Sophomore guard John Gilchrist put together a terrific three-game stretch to help the Terps beat the Nos. 3, 2 and 1 seeds. He scored 26 points Sunday to lead Maryland.

MARYLAND (19-11)-Smith 9-22 7-12 25, Garrison 5-7 6-8 19, Gilchrist 10-20 6-8 26, McCray 1-8 6-6 9, Caner-Medley 2-6 1-3 5, Strawberry 0-0 0-0 0, Grinnon 0-0 2-2 2, Jones 1-2 4-5 7, Ibekwe 1-2 0-0 2, Fofana 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 32-44 95.

DUKE (27-5)-Deng 5-9 3-8 14, Redick 6-17 3-4 16, Ewing 6-15 5-8 19, Duhon 9-17 2-3 21, Williams 4-6 3-5 11, Horvath 1-1 0-2 2, Melchionni 0-1 0-0 0, Dockery 1-2 0-1 2, Randolph 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-70 16-31 87.

Halftime-Maryland 38-36. End of regulation-tied at 77. 3-Point goals-Maryland 5-13 (Garrison 3-4, Jones 1-1, McCray 1-3, Caner-Medley 0-2, Gilchrist 0-3), Duke 5-21 (Ewing 2-6, Deng 1-1, Duhon 1-5, Redick 1-8, Melchionni 0-1). Fouled out-McCray, Caner-Medley, Ewing, Williams, Horvath, Randolph. Rebounds-Maryland 48 (Smith 12), Duke 45 (Deng 16). Assists-Maryland 15 (Gilchrist 6), Duke 6 (Duhon 3). Total fouls-Maryland 23, Duke 31. A-23,745.

Big 12: No. 7 Oklahoma St. 65, No. 11 Texas 49

DALLAS - Tony Allen scored 21 points and led a defense that kept the Longhorns without a field goal for nearly 14 of the final 15 minutes as the Cowboys won their first Big 12 Tournament title.

John Lucas III had 15 points for Oklahoma State (27-3), the first team to win the regular-season and tournament titles since Iowa State in 2000.

Jason Klotz scored 15 points for Texas (23-7), which lost its fourth straight game to Oklahoma State.

TEXAS (23-7)-Buckman 0-1 0-0 0, Klotz 6-12 3-3 15, Mouton 3-11 0-1 6, Paulino 1-4 0-2 3, Ivey 2-8 1-2 5, Thomas 2-3 5-8 9, Tucker 2-3 0-0 4, Moreno 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 2-8 0-0 5, Boddicker 1-7 0-0 2. Totals 19-58 9-16 49.

OKLAHOMA ST. (27-3)-J.Graham 5-14 3-5 14, McFarlin 1-4 3-4 5, Lucas 6-14 2-2 15, Bobik 1-7 1-1 3, Allen 8-12 3-6 21, S.Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Weatherspoon 0-1 1-2 1, Monds 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Crawford 1-1 4-5 6. Totals 22-53 17-25 65.

Halftime-Oklahoma St. 36-Texas 24. 3-Point Goals-Texas 2-15 (Paulino 1-3, Taylor 1-4, Ivey 0-1, Moreno 0-1, Mouton 0-2, Boddicker 0-4), Oklahoma St. 4-16 (Allen 2-3, J.Graham 1-3, Lucas 1-5, Bobik 0-5). Fouled out-Boddicker. Rebounds-Texas 35 (Boddicker 7), Oklahoma St. 42 (Allen 9). Assists-Texas 9 (Ivey, Mouton, Paulino, Taylor 2), Oklahoma St. 11 (Bobik 4). Total fouls-Texas 23, Oklahoma St. 19. A-17,324

Big Ten: No. 10 Wisconsin 70, No. 12 Illinois 53

INDIANAPOLIS - Devin Harris scored 29 points and the Badgers held the Illini to a season-low 32.7 percent shooting to win their first Big Ten Tournament title.

Harris shot 10-of-16 from the field and scored Wisconsin's first 11 points of the second half to help snap Illinois' 12-game winning streak.

WISCONSIN (24-6)-Wade 2-6 2-2 6, Wilkinson 2-5 7-8 11, Mader 1-2 0-0 2, Owens 2-5 0-1 4, Harris 10-16 7-9 29, Nixon 3-5 0-2 8, Hanson 1-2 0-0 2, Taylor 0-0 2-2 2. Helmigk 0-0 0-0 0, Morley 3-4 0-0 6, Totals 24-45 18-24 70.

ILLINOIS (24-6)-Head 2-7 4-6 9, Augustine 3-5 1-3 7, Smith 0-1 3-4 3, Williams 4-13 4-6 14, Brown 6-12 0-0 15, Spears 0-1 0-0 0, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, McBride 0-4 0-0 0, Nkemdi 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 0-0 2-2 2, Randle 0-0 0-0 0, Powell 0-5 1-2 1, Ingram 1-1 0-1 2, Totals 16-49 15-24 53.

Halftime-Wisconsin 35-23. 3-Point goals-Wisconsin 4-15 (Nixon 2-2, Harris 2-6, Wilkinson 0-3, Wade 0-2, Owens 0-1, Hanson 0-1), Illinois 6-17 (Brown 3-6, Williams 2-5, Head 1-5, McBride 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Wisconsin 34 (Hanson 7), Illinois 27 (Augustine 6). Assists-Wisconsin 8 (Wade 3), Illinois 8 (Williams 3). Total fouls-Wisconsin 19, Illinois 19. A-14,617.

Patriot League: Lehigh 59, American 57

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Freshman guard Jose Olivero hit a leaning jumper with 3.9 seconds remaining and the Mountain Hawks earned their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1988. Austen Rowland had 14 points and Jason Mgebroff 13 for Lehigh (20-10), which won its first Patriot League Tournament title.

AMERICAN (18-13)-Draughn 2-9 5-6 9, Okpwae 2-3 0-0 4, Rodriguez 5-12 4-5 16, Thomas 2-7 1-2 6, Ingram 4-10 1-2 10, Petrauskas 2-5 2-2 6, Caterina 0-0 0-0 0, Cresnik 1-5 4-4 6, Lekavicius 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-52 17-21 57.

LEHIGH (20-10)-Monserez 0-0 0-0 0, Nurse 0-2 0-0 0, Mgebroff 4-6 5-6 13, Rowland 6-16 0-0 14, Olivero 4-12 0-0 9, Neptune 3-8 3-4 11, Tiah 3-5 1-2 7, Tempest 0-0 0-0 0, Mickelson 2-2 1-3 5, Fischman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 10-15 59.

Halftime-Lehigh 30-29. 3-Point goals-American 4-16 (Rodriguez 2-7, Ingram 1-2, Thomas 1-4, Cresnik 0-3), Lehigh 5-16 (Neptune 2-4, Rowland 2-6, Olivero 1-3, Nurse 0-1, Tiah 0-2). Rebounds-American 31 (Draughn, Okpwae Ingram 6), Lehigh 37 (Mgebroff 7). Assists-American 10 (Rodriguez 6), Lehigh 7 (Rowland 3). Total fouls-American 13, Lehigh 16. A-3,668.




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