Roland Hannah scored on a rebound with 1.4 seconds to play to give New Mexico a stunning 70-68 victory over third-ranked Arizona last night, snapping the Wildcats' 37-game home winning streak.
Kevin Henry scored nine of his 18 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes, including a four-point play, as New Mexico (6-5) became the first team to beat Arizona at McKale Center in Tucson since UCLA won, 66-64, on Feb. 13, 1997.
It was the fourth-longest home winning streak in Division I behind Murray State, Utah and Duke.
Hannah admitted he could have been called for a foul on the play for pushing Arizona's Michael Wright out of the way to get the ball.
"I thought the ref was going to call a foul because I felt like I pushed Wright underneath the basket," Hannah said, "but he didn't call it."
Arizona (9-2) was in trouble throughout. Lamont Long, who also scored 18 points, made two free throws to put New Mexico up 68-66 with 45.1 seconds to play. Loren Woods, who scored 16 points for Arizona, made two free throws to tie it at 68 with 34.4 seconds remaining.
The Lobos worked for the last shot. Long missed a 10-foot jumper but Hannah grabbed the rebound and banked it in for the winning basket.
After a timeout, the Wildcats inbounded to Jason Gardner. He was knocked off balance but no foul was called, and his desperation shot was off the mark as Coach Lute Olson charged the court to complain about the lack of a call.
STANFORD 76, MISSISSIPPI ST. 56: David Moseley scored 22 points and Jarron Collins had 16 as the No. 1 Cardinal remained unbeaten by winning its opener at the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland, Calif.
It was the first time in its history that the Cardinal (9-0) played with the No. 1 ranking, which it assumed Monday after Xavier's weekend upset of previously top-ranked Cincinnati. The highest previous ranking for Stanford was No. 2, a position it held last week.
INDIANA 82, NORTH CAROLINA 73: A.J. Guyton scored a season-high 31 points and freshman Jeffrey Newton scored all 11 of his in the final 8 1/2 minutes as the No. 20 Hoosiers defeated the No. 6 Tar Heels in the Jimmy V Classic in East Rutherford, N.J.
The game was the first in 11 years between two of college basketball's perennial powers.
Guyton hit seven three-pointers and Kirk Haston added 14 points and nine rebounds for Indiana (8-1). Brendan Haywood had 20 points for North Carolina (8-3) before fouling out late. Joseph Forte added 17 points, but point guard Ed Cota was held to five points to go with 11 assists.
MISSOURI 78, ILLINOIS 72: In St. Louis, Keyon Dooling matched his career high with 25 points and the Tigers (7-3) shot 71 percent in the second half to beat the No. 15 Illini (6-3). Clarence Gilbert nearly doubled his career high with 24 points for Missouri (7-3), which shot 12 for 17 after the break, including 8 for 10 three-point attempts.
FLORIDA 85, RUTGERS 65: Kenyan Weaks scored 18 points and the No. 8 Gators (8-1) opened the second half with a 26-7 run in the nightcap of the Jimmy V Classic.
DUKE 109, DAVIDSON 65: Shane Battier was all No. 10 Duke needed in the first half and Carlos Boozer got his turn in the second half as the Blue Devils (8-2) routed the visiting Wildcats.
TENNESSEE 102, AMERICAN (P.R.) 58: Marcus Haislip had 17 points to lead six players in double figures and the 11th-ranked Volunteers (10-0) had little trouble in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic.
OKLAHOMA STATE 84, WASHINGTON 72: In Seattle, Desmond Mason scored 31 points and the 13th-ranked Cowboys used a big second half. Brian Montonati added 17 points for Oklahoma State (10-0), which has won every game by at least 10 points.
UCLA 83, MAINE 62: Jason Kapono and Jerome Moiso each scored 15 points as the No. 18 Bruins (5-1) rolled in the opener of the Pearl Harbor Classic in Honolulu.
CALIFORNIA 72, GONZAGA 64: Sean Lampley scored 23 points, including nine in the late going as California (7-2) pulled away to beat No. 22 Gonzaga (7-3) in the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland, Calif.