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NU cruises to fifth straight win

Associated Press / January 16, 2009
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Nkem Ojougboh and Matt Janning each scored 12 points and Northeastern never trailed in winning its fifth straight game with a 67-47 victory over Delaware last night in Newark, Del.

The Huskies, who jumped out to a 15-2 lead, have now won all eight meetings with the Blue Hens since the schools joined the Colonial Athletic Association in 2005.

Northeastern (11-5, 6-0) never led by fewer than 7 points in the second half and went up by as many as 20 in the closing minutes. The loss was the fourth in a row for Delaware (7-11, 1-5).

Manny Adako and Chaisson Allen added 10 points apiece for Northeastern.

Xavier 67, Rhode Island 65 - Jimmy Baron scored 19 points and Delroy James added 14 off the bench, but the No. 15 Musketeers (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10) were able to deny the host Rams' upset bid.

Baron's jumper with 3:51 to go gave the Rams (11-6, 0-2) their final lead of the night at 61-59, and Dante Jackson's 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining put Xavier in front the rest of the way.

UConn 67, St. John's 55 - Freshman guard Kemba Walker scored 21 points to lead the No. 4 Huskies (15-1, 4-1 Big East) to a workmanlike victory over the Red Storm (10-6, 1-3) at Madison Square Garden.

North Carolina 83, Virginia 61 - Tyler Hansbrough scored 28 points, Ty Lawson had 19, and the No. 5 Tar Heels (15-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the host Cavaliers (7-7, 1-2) to snap a surprising two-game losing streak in the ACC.

UCLA 83, Arizona 60 - Nikola Dragovic led five players in double figures with 15 points and the No. 9 Bruins (14-2, 4-0 Pac-10) routed the Wildcats (11-6, 2-3) for their 10th consecutive victory and 15th in a row at home.

Southern Cal 61, Arizona St. 49 - Freshman DeMar DeRozan scored 19 of his career-high 22 points in the second half, and the host Trojans (11-5, 2-2 Pac-10) surprised the No. 16 Sun Devils (14-3, 2-2).

Butler 78, Loyola (Chicago) 55 - Shelvin Mack scored 20 points to help the No. 17 Bulldogs (15-1, 6-0 Horizon) roll past the host Ramblers (10-8, 2-4).

Purdue 63, Northwestern 61 - JaJuan Johnson hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and the No. 19 Boilermakers (13-4, 2-2 Big Ten) rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat the host Wildcats (8-6, 0-4).

Minnesota 78, Wisconsin 74 - Lawrence Westbrook (29 points) hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with two seconds left in regulation, then scored 9 points in overtime as the No. 18 Gophers (16-1, 4-1 Big Ten) rallied to beat the Badgers (12-5, 3-2) for their first win in Madison since Feb. 12, 1994.

Quinnipiac 70, St. Francis (N.Y.) 44 - Justin Rutty scored 20 points and James Feldeine had 17 to help the visiting Bobcats (8-8, 4-2 Northeast) down the Terriers (4-12, 2-4).

Robert Morris 76, Central Conn. 64 - Jeremy Chappell scored 21 points and the host Colonials (11-7, 6-1 Northeast) routed the Blue Devils (7-9, 3-3).

Women's basketball
Wake Forest 52, BC 48 - Carolyn Swords had 10 points and 13 rebounds, but the host Demon Deacons took advantage of 26 turnovers to down the Eagles. Brittany Waters scored 18 points to lead Wake Forest (13-3, 1-2 ACC), which had 20 points off turnovers to BC's 11. Mickel Picco led BC (13-4, 2-1) with 13 points.

Northeastern 54, UNC-Wilmington 50 - Jasmine Crew scored 17 points and added six assists, lifting the host Huskies (5-10, 2-2 Colonial) past the Seahawks (7-8, 1-3).

Maryland 65, Clemson 56 - Marissa Coleman had 19 points and the No. 12 Terrapins (13-3, 2-1 ACC) held off a late rally to win their eighth straight over the host Tigers (10-7, 1-3).

Tennessee 63, Mississippi St. 56 - Shekinna Stricklen scored 15 points to lead the No. 13 Lady Vols (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern) past the host Bulldogs (13-4, 1-2).

Minnesota 59, Ohio St. 56 - Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 17 points, including two tiebreaking free throws with 17.3 seconds left, leading the Gophers (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) over the No. 15 Buckeyes (12-5, 4-2) for their first win in 24 tries in Columbus.

Georgia 74, Savannah St. 28 - Coach Andy Landers got his 800th career win when the host Bulldogs rolled.

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