COLLEGE BASKETBALL Late, disputed bank shot spills Sooners
No. 25 Syracuse upset No. 11 Missouri.
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Victor Williams made a disputed bank shot with 3.6 seconds to play, giving No. 24 Oklahoma State a 48-46 victory over fifth-ranked Oklahoma Monday night.
Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson ran onto the court to protest Williams' shot, which came just as the 35-second shot clock expired. The officials rejected his claims and then Ebi Ere missed a 3-point try at the buzzer.
Williams finished with 16 for the Cowboys (13-1, 2-0 Big 12), who won their 11th in a row in Eddie Sutton's 400th game as their coach. Ivan McFarlin had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Kevin Bookout had 14 and Quannas White 10 for the Sooners (10-3, 1-1).
No. 25 Syracuse 76, No. 11 Missouri 69
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Hakim Warrick had 20 points to lead all five starters in double figures and Syracuse won its 11th straight game.
The Orangemen moved into the Top 25 just hours before tipoff and quickly proved they belonged, holding the Tigers (10-2) to 38 percent shooting, well off their 48.3 mark entering the game and 12 points below their average for the season.
The Tigers also had a season-high 20 turnovers.
Warrick had 10 rebounds and he was joined in a double-double by freshman Carmelo Anthony, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Freshman Gerry McNamara added 14 points and seven assists for Syracuse (11-1), while Craig Forth had 11 points and Kueth Duany 10.
Ricky Clemons had 26 points, 10 above his season average, and seven assists for Missouri.
ATLANTA -- Alana Beard bounced back from a sluggish start, scoring all but two of her 19 points in the second half to lead No. 1 Duke to a 79-59 victory over Georgia Tech.
Duke (15-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 47-43 when Beard got going. After being held to a pair of free throws in the first half, she scored her first basket with 12:41 remaining, stealing the ball from Megan Isom and driving in for a layup.
Beard tied the game at 49 on another lay-in, then put the Blue Devils ahead to stay on a long 3-pointer with 9:42 to go.
The Yellow Jackets (11-4, 0-3) totally fell apart down the stretch, going more that 61/2 minutes without making a basket. Duke outscored Georgia Tech 30-10 over the final 10 minutes.
Iciss Tillis led the Blue Devils with 24 points and 14 rebounds. She scored 15 points in the first half, helping to compensate for Beard's slow start.
Fallon Stokes led the Yellow Jackets with 21 points, but Isom, with 13, was their only other player in double figures. All five Duke starters scored at least 10 points.