THREES APLENTY: UNLV beat up on state rival University of Nevada, 131-81, Saturday night, breaking the school record for three-pointers in the process.
Nevada Coach Len Stevens may want to rethink his strategy of forcing UNLV to shoot from the outside: The Rebels made 21 of 46 three-pointers, bettering by four the UNLV record set in the 1987 NCCA semifinals against Indiana. Travis Bice led the charge with six three-pointers.
BLISTERING BUCKEYES: Ohio State (4-0) surpassed the 100-point mark for a school-record fourth straight game as five Buckeyes hit double figures in a 112-54 victory over Chicago State. The Buckeyes were led by former Gonzaga High star Perry Carter with 24 points.
CROTTY ON TARGET: John Crotty scored 22 points and helped Virginia to its third straight win, 70-56 over Vanderbilt. Crotty and Bryant Stith led a 22-0 first-half run that helped the Cavaliers, as did Vanderbilt's missing 15 straight shots in the half.
HOOSIERS, AGAIN: Indiana, which has never lost a game in its Indiana Classic, stopped San Diego, 91-64, in Saturday night's final. Calbert Cheaney, the tournament's MVP, scored 25 for Indiana.
PAYDAY AND PAYBACK: After four losses, Howard won its first game for new coach Butch Beard, 77-64 over Winthrop; American's run-and-shoot offense produced a 113-92 victory over Central Connecticut for third place in the Mile High Classic; George Mason lost to Eastern Kentucky, 70-69, in the consolation of the Cougar Classic; and George Washington lost an Atlantic 10 road game to Massachusetts, 82-70.
THIS WEEK: Tuesday: Maryland-Baltimore County at George Washington, Cal-Irvine at Maryland, American at Loyola (Md.); Wednesday: Campbell at Howard, St. Leo at Georgetown; Saturday: Ohio State at American, UTEP at Georgetown, Howard at St. John's, East Tennessee State at George Mason.