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MEN'S TOP 25 Seminoles upset Wake Forest



Published: Wed, January 19, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Third-ranked Demon Deacons missed free throw at end of regulation.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Todd Galloway scored nine consecutive points in overtime and finished with a career-high 21 to help Florida State (10-8, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 91-88 overtime victory over No. 3 Wake Forest on Tuesday and snap the Demon Deacons' 10-game winning streak.

Wake Forest (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a chance for a miraculous win at the end of regulation when Taron Downey was fouled while making a desperation 3-pointer that tied the score at 76. But Downey missed the free throw, the Demon Deacons' first miss from the line after hitting an NCAA-record 50 straight.

No. 7 Syracuse 78, Georgetown 73, OT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Hakim Warrick had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Gerry McNamara added 17 points for the Orange.

The victory was the 11th straight for Syracuse (18-1, 5-0 Big East), which remained atop the Big East, although Georgetown (11-5, 3-2) gave the Orange their toughest game of the season.

Josh Pace had 13 points, and Craig Forth had 10 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season for the Orange.

No. 22 Alabama 98, No. 17 Mississippi St. 49

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Earnest Shelton scored a career-high 34 points and Alabama (14-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) handed the Bulldogs their worst loss in 50 years.

Mississippi State (15-4, 3-2) matched its second-worst loss, a 113-64 defeat at Louisville on Dec. 8, 1954.

No. 18 Oklahoma 70, Texas A & amp;M 54

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Drew Lavender scored a season-high 23 points and Oklahoma snapped Texas A & amp;M's 11-game home winning streak.

The 18th-ranked Sooners (14-2, 3-0 Big 12) have won eight straight and 12 of 13.

St. John's 65, No. 21 Pittsburgh 62

NEW YORK -- Daryll Hill scored 26 points, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds, and St. John's ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Panthers (12-3, 3-2 Big East).

It was the second win this season over a ranked team for the Red Storm (7-7, 1-3) .




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