No. 13 Kentucky blew a 10-point lead and Tayshaun Prince missed an uncontested three-pointer at the buzzer in Cincinnati last night as Dayton rallied for a 68-66 victory, its first over Kentucky since 1955.
Tony Stanley finished with 23 points and hit a pair of clutch three-pointers down the stretch as the Flyers improved to 4-0 for the first time in 17 years.
"I think this win will do us a little bit of justice and get some recognition for our team," said Stanley, who made 5 of 6 three-point attempts.
Kentucky (3-2) went ahead by 10 points with 14 minutes 33 seconds to play. But Stanley's three-pointer put Dayton ahead for the first time at 58-55 with 4:54 left, and his three-pointer after a long rebound made it 63-57. Kentucky had a last chance to pull it out after Edwin Young missed a free throw with seven seconds left, but Prince's final shot bounced away.
U-CONN. 89, COPPIN ST. 44: No. 5 Connecticut was just too big for Coppin State (0-5) as the Huskies handed the Eagles their worst loss ever, in Hartford, Conn. Jake Voskuhl, Souleymane Wane and Ajou Deng combined for 25 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. Wane, a reserve center, led all players with 10 rebounds.
Khalid El-Amin led the Huskies (4-1) with 18 points and hit the first two field goals in an opening 11-4 run.
TEMPLE 69, FLORIDA ST. 58: Lynn Greer scored 20 points and visiting Temple's inside defense smothered Florida State (2-2) as the 10th-ranked Owls defeated the Seminoles. Sophomore Kevin Lyde recorded eight of Temple's 13 blocked shots as the Owls forced Florida State to the outside and limited the Seminoles to just 29.9 percent shooting.
Greer was 8 of 12 from the field, including four three-pointers.
The Owls (2-1) took command with an 8-0 run to start the second half.
FLORIDA 131, NEW HAMPSHIRE 72: Mike Miller scored 19 points and No. 11 Florida set a school record for points in a win over New Hampshire in Gainesville, Fla.
Freshman Donnell Harvey finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Udonis Haslem had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Kenyan Weaks hit three three-pointers to finish with 15 points.
It was the third-largest margin of victory in Florida history. The 131 points scored surpassed the record of 121 the Gators scored Dec. 30, 1975, against Roosevelt College.
SYRACUSE 83, COLGATE 49: Jason Hart scored 18 points and Etan Thomas blocked six shots to set a Syracuse career record as the No. 14 Orangemen (4-0) defeated Colgate at the Carrier Dome. Colgate (2-2) lost to the Orangemen for the 35th straight time.
Thomas, who had 13 points, has 332 blocks, surpassing Roosevelt Bouie's mark of 327. Ryan Blackwell had 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Orangemen, while Damone Brown had 15 points and eight rebounds.
OHIO ST. 74, VERMONT 51: Michael Redd overcame shooting problems to score nine points in a 17-2 second-half run as No. 15 Ohio State won in Columbus, Ohio. Redd had hit just six of his first 24 shots in Ohio State's opening loss to Notre Dame and in the first half against the Catamounts.
Vermont (0-4) hit seven of its first nine shots of the second half to pull within four, but Redd scored the next seven points for the Buckeyes (1-1).
TENNESSEE 102, S. FLORIDA 90: Tony Harris scored a career-high 29 points to lead No. 18 Tennessee past visiting South Florida.
After South Florida (0-2) pulled within six points midway through the second half, Tennessee (4-0) only allowed the Bulls to hit six more field goals the rest of the game. Harris hit 8 of 14 shots to pace the Volunteers.
UTAH 74, STONY BROOK 45: Alex Jensen scored all of his 13 points in the first half as 20th-ranked Utah notched its 37th straight home win. Jensen hit a trio of three-pointers in the first 5:25 of the contest as the Utes raced to a 14-5 lead and eventually opened a 40-18 cushion.
GONZAGA 73, WASHINGTON ST. 63: Casey Calvary scored 19 points as No. 25 Gonzaga held off a late Washington State run to defeat the Cougars in Spokane, Wash. The Bulldogs (3-0) remained undefeated after a sloppy game that featured 56 fouls and 36 turnovers.
Gonzaga never trailed, but allowed the Cougars to close to 56-51 with 6:55 remaining. The Bulldogs responded with a 10-3 run that included four points from Calvary and two three-pointers by Mike Nilson.
TEXAS TECH WOMEN 66, USC 63: Plenette Pierson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as 16th-ranked Texas Tech needed overtime to defeat host USC (2-1). The Lady Raiders (4-0) made 4 of 7 shots in the extra session and outscored the Women of Troy, 9-6.