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Kentucky stops No. 1 Florida

Published: Sat, February 8, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.

The Wildcats shattered the Gators' 14-game streak one day after they climbed to No. 1.


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Keith Bogans scored all 15 of his points in the first half, and No. 6 Kentucky used overwhelming defense to beat Florida 70-55 Tuesday night, snapping the Gators' 14-game winning streak one day after they moved to the top of the rankings for the first time in school history.

Gerald Fitch had 14 points for Kentucky (17-3, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), which won its 11th straight game.

Colorado 93, No. 3 Texas 80

BOULDER, Colo. -- Michel Morandais scored 24 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:58 left that triggered a 13-0 run for Colorado. The Buffaloes (13-7, 3-4 Big 12) also got 23 points from Blair Wilson and 18 points and 14 rebounds from Stephane Pelle.

No. 4 Pittsburgh 68, Providence 61

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh made free throws down the stretch to hold off Providence's upset bid.

Ontario Lett scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half as the Panthers opened a 13-point lead, then withstood the comeback to stay unbeaten at home this season.

No. 13 Creighton 84, Northern Iowa 75

OMAHA, Neb. -- Michael Lindeman scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers late in the game, as Creighton (20-2, 10-1 Missouri Valley Conference) became the first Division I team to reach 20 wins this season.

No. 20 Xavier 80, George Washington 68

WASHINGTON -- Lionel Chalmers, playing just his second game since returning from a broken foot, scored 17 points to lead Xavier.

David West had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Xavier (16-4, 7-1) -- his eighth straight double-double.


NEW YORK -- Jessica Moore had 16 points and No. 1 Connecticut extended its NCAA-record winning streak to 60 games with an 87-46 victory over St. John's on Tuesday night.

Barbara Turner had 15 points and 11 rebounds for UConn (21-0, 8-0), while Willnett Crockett scored 13 points and Ann Strother and Diana Taurasi each had 12.

Danielle Rainey had 14 points and Shemika Stevens added 13 for the Red Storm (8-13, 2-8).


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