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West Virginia Puts Crimp in Boston College's Hopes

February 22, 1996|From Associated Press

Seldon Jefferson and Greg Simpson each scored 23 points Wednesday night at Newton, Mass., leading West Virginia, 11-13 overall and 6-10 in the Big East, to a 108-89 upset of No. 20 Boston College (16-7, 9-6), damaging the Eagles' hopes of making it into the NCAA tournament.

No. 10 Wake Forest 68, Clemson 48--Steve Goolsby and Tony Rutland fueled a second-half run at Winston-Salem, N.C., that helped the Demon Deacons (18-4, 10-3) sink the Tigers (15-8, 5-8) in an Atlantic Coast Conference game and remain perfect at home with an 18-0 record.

No. 18 Iowa 83, Michigan State 47--Russ Millard scored 17 points and Jess Settles 16 at Iowa City in a Big Ten game, as the Hawkeyes (19-6, 8-5) beat the Spartans (14-12, 8-6) for their fourth consecutive victory.

Oklahoma State 58, No. 22 Iowa St. 46--The inside play of Jerome Lambert and Jason Skaer and a strong second-half defensive effort at Stillwater, Okla., gave the Cowboys (14-9, 4-7) the Big Eight victory, its third in its last four games. Iowa State (18-7, 7-4) has lost its last eight games at Stillwater.

No. 23 Georgia Tech 84, Virginia 75--Matt Harpring scored 22 of his career-high 30 points in the second half and Eddie Elisma added a career-best 22 points and 14 rebounds to spearhead the Yellow Jackets (17-10, 10-3) over the Cavaliers (11-13, 5-9) in an ACC game at Charlottesville, Va.

OTHER GAMES

George Washington (17-5, 10-2 Atlantic 10) won for the ninth time in 10 games with an 84-72 victory over Duquesne (9-14, 3-10) at Washington. . . . Austin Croshere and Derrick Brown scored all but two of Providence's 27 second-half points as the Friars (15-9, 8-8 Big East) survived a late rally by Notre Dame (8-15, 3-12) at South Bend, Ind., to beat the Irish, 73-72. . . . Katu Davis scored 10 of his 18 points during a 26-5 second-half run at Athens, Ga., that erased an 11-point deficit and sparked Georgia (15-8, 6-7 Southeastern Conference) to a 77-68 victory over Vanderbilt (16-10, 6-7). . . . Larry Davis and BJ McKie scored 19 points apiece at Columbia, S.C., as South Carolina (15-8, 7-6 SEC) held off Florida (10-13, 5-8) to win, 80-75. . . . Wes Flanigan scored 24 points at Auburn to help the Tigers (18-8, 6-7 SEC) rally for a 69-62 victory over Mississippi (10-13, 4-9). . . . Dontae' Jones scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half at Starkville, Miss., where Mississippi State (17-6, 8-5 SEC) was an 88-77 winner over LSU (11-14, 3-10). . . . Tennessee (12-11, 5-8 SEC) held Arkansas (16-9, 8-5) to its lowest point total of the season and won, 66-59, at Knoxville. . . . Devin Davis scored 28 points as Miami of Ohio (17-6, 9-6 Mid-American Conference) pulled off a 75-68 upset over Eastern Michigan (19-4, 12-3) at Ypsilanti, Mich . . . Ball State (14-9, 10-5 MAC), led by Bonzi Wells' 29 points, won, 73-60, over Bowling Green (13-10, 8-7 MAC) at Bowling Green. . . . Kansas State (15-8, 6-5 Big Eight) snapped a seven-game losing streak against Missouri (16-10, 6-5) with a 69-64 victory at Manhattan, Kan. . . . Oklahoma (15-10, 6-5 Big Eight) ended a two-game losing streak at Norman with an 81-59 victory over Colorado (8-15, 2-9).

College Basketball Notes

Three Cal players----guards Jelani Gardner and Prentice McGruder and forward Tremaine Fowlkes will miss today's game against Washington for violating team rules.

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