Larry Johnson scored 19 of his 27 points in the first half to lead top-ranked UNLV (11-0) over Fresno State, 117-91, Saturday night. With the Runnin' Rebels leading 74-63, Stacey Augmon sparked a 22-10 run, scoring 14 points in less than six minutes to put the game out of reach.
Georgetown (10-3) brushed off its Big East loss at Providence Tuesday and, led by Dikembe Mutombo's 24 points, defeated Boston College, 61-56. The Eagles, who never have beaten Georgetown at Capital Centre, led by eight points in the second half but Mutombo scored four points in 1:09 to key a 10-1 run.
American had five players score in double figures, led by Chris Rooney's 14 points, and defeated Richmond, 75-65. Teammates Ron Davenport (10 points), Craig Sedmak (11), Brian Gilgeous (13) and Brock Wortman (12) chipped in.
Howard missed its first 11 shots and fell to Delaware State, 77-73. The Bison pulled to 72-70 on Skip Bynum's foul shots with 39 seconds left but got no closer. George Mason made its first shot but missed 20 of its next 22 and lost to North Carolina-Wilmington, 74-64. Navy made only 21 of 63 field goals in losing to William and Mary, 76-73.
Sean Rook's go-ahead hook shot with 4.3 seconds remaining helped No. 6 Arizona extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 56, defeating No. 7 UCLA, 82-77. David Johnson made one free throw with 4.9 seconds left, then rebounded the miss of his second try and scored with 2.4 seconds left, lifting No. 8 Syracuse over Seton Hall, 69-67. Sean Woods made two free throws with 32 seconds left and No. 11 Kentucky edged Tennessee, 78-74. Melvin Cheatum scored 29 points, including seven in overtime, to lead Alabama over Mississippi, 76-73.
Anthony Thomas scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and San Diego ended its six-game losing streak to Loyola Marymount dating from the 1986-87 season, 98-90.
Oliver Miller scored 27 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 2 Arkansas defeated Texas Tech, 113-86. The Razorbacks made 36 of 40 free throws. Jim Jackson scored seven of his 17 points during a 17-0 run as No. 4 Ohio State trounced Wisconsin, 92-60. Terry Evans's eight three-pointers (tying a Big Eight record) helped No. 12 Oklahoma defeat Colorado, 113-97. No. 20 LSU used a 14-0, first-half spurt to defeat Auburn, 96-84. Shaquille O'Neal, who was held to 15 points, half his season average, had 14 rebounds and four blocks.
Monday: Loyola (Md.) at Navy, George Mason at East Carolina, Georgetown at Villanova, George Washington at Old Dominion; Wednesday: Richmond at Navy, Virginia at Maryland, William and Mary at American; Thursday: Rutgers at George Washington, Bethune-Cookman at Howard; Saturday: Virginia at Georgia Tech, George Washington at St. Joseph's, Maryland at South Florida, American at James Madison, Georgetown at Boston College, Navy at George Mason.