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College Basketball Roundup : Middies Upended by Drexel, 83-80

January 22, 1987|From Times Wire Services

Drexel Coach Eddie Burke said his team's victory over Navy certainly was an upset, but it didn't come as a surprise--to him, anyway.

The Dragons overcame 44 points and 14 rebounds by David Robinson Wednesday night to hang an 83-80 defeat on the No. 18-ranked Middies at Philadelphia.

"Absolutely not," Burke said when asked if he was surprised. "We played with some fine teams this year and we've just started coming into our own."

Casper Cooper scored 23 points for Drexel (7-7), and Michael Anderson had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help compensate for Robinson's performance.

North Carolina State 87, Duke 74--Kenny Drummond scored 26 points as the 20th-ranked Wolfpack surprised the No. 12-ranked Blue Devils in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Raleigh, N.C.

The Wolfpack (12-4, 4-2) built a 53-38 lead with 17:40 left. Danny Ferry scored 23 points for Duke (13-2, 3-2).

DePaul 78, Evansville 68--Kevin Edwards scored 26 points, and Rod Strickland added 22 as the No. 6-ranked Blue Demons knocked off the Purple Aces at Evansville, Ind.

Dallas Comegys had 15 points and 5 blocked shots for DePaul (15-0). Scott Hafner had 28 points for Evansville.

Oklahoma 94, Oklahoma State 67--Dave Sieger came off the bench to score 17 points, hitting on 5 of 6 shots from three-point range, and the No. 11-ranked Sooners trounced the Cowboys in a Big Eight game at Stillwater, Okla.

Darryl Kennedy also had 17 points for Oklahoma (13-3, 2-1), while Todd Christian scored 19 for the Cowboys (4-12, 0-3).

Georgetown 65, Connecticut 51--Perry McDonald scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half as the No. 15 Hoyas coasted past the Huskies in a Big East Conference game at Landover, Md.

Reggie Williams added 15 points for Georgetown (13-2, 4-2), which beat Connecticut (6-9, 1-5) for the 11th straight time.

Syracuse 70, Villanova 58--Sherman Douglas' 18-foot jumper with 3:28 left started a 19-6 run that carried the seventh-ranked Orangemen to a Big East Conference victory over the Wildcats at Syracuse.

The Wildcats (10-7, 3-3) led, 52-51, on a foul-line jumper by Doug West. Douglas' field goal came 26 seconds later for Syracuse (16-1, 5-0).

Temple 72, Massachusetts 60--Mike Vreeswyk scored 18 points, and the No. 8-ranked Owls pulled away in the final 10 minutes at Philadelphia.

TCU 48, Texas Tech 43--Carven Holcombe scored 16 points, and Larry Richard added 11 points and 16 rebounds as the No. 19-ranked Horned Frogs turned back the Red Raiders in a Southwest Conference game at Lubbock, Tex.

Florida 75, LSU 51--Andrew Moten scored 25 points, and Vernon Maxwell had 24 as the Gators (14-4, 6-1) rolled past the Tigers (10-9, 2-6) in a Southeastern Conference at Baton Rouge, La. LSU had beaten Kentucky by 35 points in its previous game.

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