Archive for Sunday, December 4, 2005

OSU survives SMU; Sutton hits milestone

December 4, 2005


If his early victories had been as difficult to attain as his most recent one, Eddie Sutton doesn't think he'd have made it to fifth on the all-time coaching wins list.

But with Oklahoma State's 64-54 victory against SMU on Saturday night, Sutton did just that, picking up win No. 787 to move past Lefty Driesell into sole possession of fifth place.

Sutton, who is 787-300 in his 36-year career, trails only North Carolina's Dean Smith, Kentucky's Adolph Rupp, Texas Tech's Bob Knight and Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary's on the all-time list.

"If I had coached very many games like I did tonight in my early days, I wouldn't be coaching today," said Sutton, 69. "We didn't play very well tonight."

JamesOn Curry scored 13 points, and David Monds started a late rally to help Oklahoma State pull away for the win.

Fans chanted, "Eddie! Eddie!" as the final 30 seconds ran out, and Sutton was given a glass award with his likeness and the number 787 carved into it in recognition of the milestone. He dipped his head and accepted the award as the public-address announcer explained the victory's significance, then walked off the court with his team without saying a word.

No. 2 Texas 93, Texas-Arlington 55

Austin, Texas - Daniel Gibson scored a career-high 29 points, and Texas routed Texas-Arlington. P.J. Tucker added 20 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 and Brad Buckman 13 for the Longhorns (7-0).

No. 4 Villanova 86, No. 5 Oklahoma 75

Villanova, Pa. - Randy Foye had a career-high 32 points, and Fraser had 10 points in 26 minutes, and the Wildcats beat Oklahoma in the season's first matchup of teams ranked in the top five.

Colorado 93, Cal Poly 75

Boulder, Colo. - Andy Osborn had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Colorado.

Fresno State 84, Iowa State 77

Ames, Iowa - Ja'Vance Coleman scored all of his 20 points in the second half, and Fresno State turned runs of 11-0 and 18-0 into an 84-77 victory over Iowa State.

Washington State 58, Kansas State 57

Pullman, Wash. - Derrick Low scored 14 points, and Kyle Weaver made two key defensive plays in the final seconds Saturday to lift Washington State.

San Francisco 90, Texas Tech 72

San Francisco - Jerome Gumbs scored a career-high 31 points, and Armondo Surratt recorded the first double-double of his career with 13 points and 11 assists, leading San Francisco over Texas Tech.

UAB 73, Nebraska 72

Lincoln, Neb. - Demario Eddins hit a driving layup with four seconds left to lead Alabama-Birmingham.

Texas A&M; 60, Penn State 55

College Station, Texas - Joseph Jones scored 15 points, and Josh Carter had 12.


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