Dayton deprives Pitino of milestone Crawford leads Indiana past Kentucky - and his older brother. No. 9 Michigan State rallies to defeat No. 20 Brigham Young. Butler suffers its first loss; Wisconsin's home streak ends.

Posted: December 09, 2007

"I just want the ball in my hands and I want to make plays," said Dayton's Brian Roberts after he scored 28 points yesterday to lead the Flyers to a 70-65 triumph over No. 14 Louisville.

The upset, on Louisville's own court, spoiled coach Rick Pitino's first attempt at joining the 500-win club.

"This is a huge win for our program and for Dayton," Roberts said. "We opened some eyes today. "

The Cardinals sure got an eyeful as Roberts lifted the Flyers (7-1) to their second straight victory over Louisville (5-2). He dominated from the start, scoring 14 of Dayton's first 19 points as the Flyers raced to an early lead, then held off a late charge.

"We're just not understanding basketball and the fundamentals," Pitino said. Derrick Caracter had 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Earl Clark had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for Louisville.

Indiana 70, Kentucky 51 - Jordan Crawford of the No. 15 Hoosiers (8-1) had the upper hand on his brother, Joe, and the Wildcats (4-3) in Bloomington, Ind.

Freshman Jordan Crawford - returning from a three-game suspension for violating team rules - scored 20 points in his first career start. Indiana played without its starting guards, Eric Gordon (back injury) and Armon Bassett (violated team rules).

Senior Joe Crawford had 10 points for Kentucky, which was led by Patrick Patterson with 15 points.

The Crawford parents, clad in mixed Indiana and Kentucky gear behind the Hoosiers bench, laughed when officials separated the brothers during a shoving incident early in the game and were amused when fans chanted "Jordan's better" several times.

Michigan State 68, Brigham Young 61 - Drew Neitzel scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half as the No. 9 Spartans (8-1) rallied to beat the No. 20 Cougars (7-2) in Salt Lake City.

Michigan State was 16 for 24 from the field in the second half as it overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.

"We felt we were fortunate to be down only 10 coming in here at halftime," Neitzel said. "We just brought a new attitude out in the second half.

Wright State 43, Butler 42 - Scottie Wilson and Todd Brown both scored 10 points to lead the Raiders (3-2) to an upset over the No. 13 Bulldogs (8-1) in a Horizon League game in Fairborn, Ohio.

Wright State used tenacious defense and balanced scoring to beat Butler, which had a last chance at the win, but A.J. Graves missed a three-point attempt from the top of the key with three seconds left.

Marquette 81, Wisconsin 76 - Dominic James scored 20 points as the No. 11 Golden Eagles (6-1) ended Wisconsin's 28-home-game winning streak in Madison.

The Badgers' home streak was the third-longest in Division I. Wisconsin (6-2) is 97-6 at the Kohl Center under coach Bo Ryan.

Kansas 84, DePaul 66 - Sasha Kaun scored the first six points in a 24-1 first-half run that sent the No. 3 Jayhawks (9-0) soaring past the Blue Demons (2-3) in Lawrence, Kan.

"That's what good teams are capable of," DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright said. "They can ratchet it up and can body punch you really quick."

Texas 80, Rice 54 - A.J. Abrams, D.J. Augustin and Damion James scored 18 points each to lead the No. 4 Longhorns over the Owls (2-6) in Houston.

The win gives the Longhorns a 9-0 record for the first time since the 1981-82 season. That team started 14-0.

Duke 95, Michigan 67 - The No. 6 Blue Devils (9-0) routed the Wolverines (3-6) at home in Durham, N.C.

Taylor King led Duke with 18 points, Gerald Henderson (Episcopal Academy) had 12 points, and Brian Zoubek (Haddonfield) added seven.

UCLA 75, Davidson 63 - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 21 points as the No. 7 Bruins made up an 18-point deficit to escape the Wildcats (3-5) in the John Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

UCLA (8-1) joined North Carolina and Duke as top teams that got a scare from Davidson, which had the Bruins down the entire first half.

Texas A&M 109, Texas State 73 - The No. 16 Aggies (8-1) shot 67 percent from the floor and blocked 10 shots in a rout of the Bobcats (5-3) in College Station. The Bobcats missed 14 straight shots at one point.

Gonzaga 85, Cal State Northridge 59 - The No. 17 Bulldogs (8-2) bounced back to beat the Matadors (6-2) in Spokane, Wash.

Gonzaga was coming off a 51-47 home loss to Washington State on Wednesday, its lowest point total since 1996.

Oregon 75, Utah 64 - The No. 19 Ducks (7-1) got coach Ernie Kent his 200th win at the school, beating the Utes (5-3) in Portland, Ore.

Bryce Taylor scored 20 points to lead the Ducks, who shot 53.7 percent (29 for 54), the first time Utah has allowed an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent.

Vanderbilt 90, Lipscomb 67 - A.J. Ogilvy scored 26 points to lead the No. 23 Commodores (9-0) over the Bisons (4-6) in Nashville. Shan Foster added 21 points.

Elsewhere: Despite 19 points by Longar Longar, Oklahoma was stunned at home by Stephen F. Austin, 66-62. . . . St. Mary's improved to 7-0 by beating San Diego State, 69-64, in Anaheim, Calif. . . . Off to its best start in six years, Mississippi improved to 7-0 by getting past Central Florida, 76-67, in Orlando, Fla. . . . Miami improved to 8-0 by defeating Florida International, its crosstown rival, by 67-53.

Missouri won its 16th straight at home, holding off Purdue by 73-63 in Columbia. . . . Bouncing back from a 35-point loss to Drake, Iowa State topped Iowa, 56-47, in Ames. . . . Georgia turned the basketball over 26 times, but still routed Wake Forest, 72-50, in Athens, Ga. . . . Sam Hinnant scored a career-high 30 points as East Carolina surprised North Carolina State, 75-69, in Greenville, N.C. . . . Charlotte scored 20 straight points during a 71-56 victory over Southern Illinois at home.

Joe Alexander notched 26 points as host West Virginia whipped Duquesne, 92-68. . . . Rhode Island sank 12 three-pointers in a 91-89 win over host Syracuse. . . . Eric Maynor scored 25 points, including all 14 in a 14-1 run, as Virginia Commonwealth beat Richmond, 65-45.. . . Fordham doubled up winless New Jersey Tech, posting an 88-44 rout in New York. . . . Also in New York, Andrew Brown scored 22 points to lead Lafayette to a 78-64 win over Columbia.

Rob Kurz (Penn Charter) and Kyle McAlarney scored 17 points each as Notre Dame manhandled Northern Illinois, 108-62, in South Bend, Ind. . . . Zahir Carrington (Masterman) had 14 points and six rebounds as Lehigh overcame Harvard, 70-61, in Bethlehem, Pa. . . . Tywain McKee (Bartram) scored 15 points, but Coppin State fell to Arizona State by 60-43 in Tempe, Ariz. . . . Al Fisher (Pennsauken) had 17 points as Kent State beat George Mason, 73-55 in Kent, Ohio. . . . Cedric Jackson (Northern Burlington) led the way with 21 points for Cleveland State in its 77-54 home win over Youngstown State.

In the region

Penn State 89, Seton Hall 86 - Freshman Talor Battle scored 14 points, including nine in overtime, as the Nittany Lions (4-4) overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Pirates (7-2) in State College.

Penn State's Geary Claxton recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Ohio 78, Delaware 59 - Bubba Walther scored 22 points, and the Bobcats (5-2) closed the first half on a 26-7 run in beating the Blue Hens (2-5) in Athens, Ohio.

Herb Courtney scored 13 points to lead Delaware.

Rider 82, Canisius 58 - Jason Thompson scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Rider (6-4) beat Canisius (0-8) in Buffalo.

Thompson's 878 career rebounds passed Dick Kuchen for the school career mark. His twin brother, Ryan Thompson, had 14 points.

Rowan 86, Penn State-Brandywine 67 - Tournament MVP Matt Byrnes had 28 points to lead the Profs (6-1) by the Lions (5-2) and win the Heritage's Dairy Stores Classic in Glassboro.

Byrnes set the Rowan record for points with 1,635, passing Terrence Stewart (1,628 from 1992 to 1996).

Widener 92, Valley Forge Christian 82 - Matt Sosna put up 18 points to lead the Pride (9-1) past the Patriots (10-3) for third place in the Heritage's Dairy Stores Classic.

Immaculata 76, Delaware Valley 61 - Rob Jones scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Mighty Macs (5-0) continued the best start in the four-year history of their program, beating the Aggies (0-8) in Doylestown. Matt Beichey and Raheem Wiggins each scored 15 for Delaware Valley.

Gettysburg 57, Haverford 46 - Brent Anderson had 12 points, but the Fords (3-6) lost to the visiting Bullets (6-1).

Ursinus 68, Swarthmore 59 - Nick Shattuck scored 32 points as the Bears (6-1) topped the Garnet (2-5) in Swarthmore.

Philadelphia University 65, Nyack 45 - Malcolm Ingram scored 17 points to lead the Rams (4-6) over the visiting Warriors (3-5).

Post University 55, University of the Sciences 48 - Adawale Adefimi scored 17 points, but the Devils (3-2) lost to the Eagles (4-3) in Waterbury, Conn.

West Virginia Tech 78, Lincoln 69 - The Lions (0-8) lost to the host Mountaineers (6-5) despite 22 points from Dante Blanton-Holcombe..

Rutgers-Newark 59, College of New Jersey 53 - The Scarlet Raiders (4-3) edged the Lions (1-4) in Ewing, N.J.

Richard Stockton 76, Montclair State 68 - Jon Greene scored 28 points as the Ospreys (5-1) topped the Red Hawks (3-3) in Pomona, N.J.

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