Wright State sank eight consecutive free throws over the final 3 minutes 15 seconds, including the clinching pair by Marcus May with 13 seconds left, as the Raiders stunned No. 8 Michigan State, 53-49, last night in Dayton, Ohio.
Wright State (4-8) has had losing records the last three seasons and didn't move up to Division I until 1987. Kevin Melson led the Raiders with 16 points and May had 14.
"I had a big win when I was a high school coach, but we didn't have 10,000 people there," Wright State Coach Ed Schilling said.
A.J. Granger of Michigan State (9-4) had 17 points but leading scorer Morris Peterson made only 2 of 15 shots and finished with five points.
"We were totally outplayed from start to finish," Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo said. "There is no question the better team won tonight."
LSU 63, OKLAHOMA STATE 53: In New Orleans, Lamont Roland scored 22 points as LSU upset No. 11 Oklahoma State in a matchup of unbeaten teams in the Sugar Bowl Classic.
The Tigers (12-0) are off to their best start since the 1985-86 season when they won 14 straight on the way to the Final Four. Joe Adkins scored 14 points for the Cowboys (10-1).
STANFORD 87, DAVIDSON 61: Ryan Mendez scored 18 points and Casey Jacobsen had 15 as top-ranked Stanford remained unbeaten by winning the championship of the Stanford Invitational. Mark Madsen added 13 points and team-high eight rebounds for the Cardinal (11-0).
CONNECTICUT 82, HOUSTON 76: Khalid El-Amin scored 27 points and No. 2 Connecticut escaped on the road. The Huskies (9-1) were ahead 78-50 with 6:11 left before the Cougars (6-6) closed the game with a 26-4 run. Kenny Younger had 24 points for Houston.
CINCINNATI 78, BOISE ST. 46: Pete Mickeal scored 23 points as the No. 3 Bearcats won big on the road.
AUBURN 56, S. MISSISSIPPI 50: Chris Porter scored 13 points and Mamadou N'diaye contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for No. 4 Auburn (11-1) win at home.
ARIZONA 89, DELAWARE 77: Loren Woods racked up 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks to spark No. 5 Arizona (11-2) to the championship of the Bank One Fiesta Bowl Classic in Tucson.
FLORIDA 82, S. ALABAMA 61: Kenyan Weaks scored 17 points and the No. 6 Gators (11-1) used a 23-0 run early in the second half to pull away at home for their ninth straight victory.
KANSAS 71, ST. LOUIS 60: Freshmen Nick Collison and Drew Gooden each had 15 points to lead the No. 10 Jayhawks in Kansas City, Mo.
VILLANOVA 70, WAKE FOREST 57: In Honolulu, Malik Allen had 18 points and the Wildcats used two big runs in each half to beat No. 19 Wake Forest (9-3) in the fifth-place game of the Rainbow Classic.
ILLINOIS 107, LOYOLA (ILL.) 71: Marcus Griffin scored 24 points as the No. 20 Illini (8-3) rolled at home.
UTAH 71, WIS.-MILWAUKEE 57: Hanno Mottola scored 23 points to help the No. 21 Utes win their eighth straight game.
OKLAHOMA 64, ARKANSAS ST. 51: Eduardo Najera scored 29 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the 22nd-ranked Sooners (11-1) to the championship of the All-College tournament in Oklahoma City.
UCLA 55, PURDUE 53: Jason Kapono (19 points) drove the length of the court and scored with 1.1 seconds left to lift the No. 23 Bruins (8-2) at home. Neither team led by more than two points over the final 11:34.
DEPAUL 80, ELON 56: In Chicago, Paul McPherson scored 13 points for the No. 24 Blue Demons (10-3).
TULSA 113, N. TEXAS 77: In Denton, Tex., David Shelton scored 19 points to lead the No. 25 Golden Hurricane (13-1).