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Boone, UConn roll

Huskies outmuscle No. 11 Mountaineers

February 19, 2006

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— Josh Boone scored 18, and No. 1 Connecticut dominated inside for an 81-75 victory over No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday, the Mountaineers' third loss in four games.

Connecticut (23-2 overall, 10-2 Big East) took over sole possession of second place in the Big East from West Virginia.

The Mountaineers (18-7, 9-3), who were second in the NCAA with 10 three-pointers per game, finished 10-for-28 from beyond the arc against the Big East's top three-point defense.

No. 3 Memphis 105, Tulane 65

New Orleans - Rodney Carney scored 24 as Memphis (24-2, 10-0 Conference USA) won its 13th straight.

No. 5 Gonzaga 79, Loyola Marymount 70

Los Angeles - Adam Morrison scored a career-high 44 - 37 in the second half - to give Gonzaga a share of its sixth straight regular-season West Coast Conference title.

No. 7 GWU 64, Richmond 51

Richmond, Va. - Maureece Rice scored 16, and Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 10 points and nine rebounds in George Washington's NCAA-leading 14th consecutive victory. The Colonials (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic 10) led 35-22 at halftime.

Alabama 92, No. 8 Tennessee 79

Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Ronald Steele had 22 points and nine assists to help Alabama (15-9, 8-4 SEC) nullify the aggressive defense of Tennessee (19-4, 10-2).

Marquette 84, No. 9 Pitt 82

Milwaukee - Steve Novak scored 27 and hit five three-pointers, leading Marquette (18-8, 8-5 Big East) to its second straight win over a Top 25 team.

Arkansas 85, No. 10 Florida 81, OT

Fayetteville, Ark. - Ronnie Brewer made a three-pointer with 54 seconds to play in overtime for Arkansas (17-8, 6-6 SEC). Taurean Green scored 20 for the Gators (22-4, 8-4).

No. 12 Ohio State 61, Northwestern 52

Columbus, Ohio - Terence Dials had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Ohio State (19-4, 8-4 Big Ten).

No. 16 Michigan State 90, Michigan 71

East Lansing, Mich. - Shannon Brown scored 26 for Michigan State (19-7, 7-5 Big Ten).

Minnesota 74, No. 18 Iowa 61

Minneapolis - Vincent Grier scored 18 to lead Minnesota (13-10, 4-8 Big Ten) past Iowa (20-7, 9-4).

No. 20 Washington 96, Oregon State 63

Corvallis, Ore. - Brandon Roy scored 25, helping Washington win its fourth straight (20-5, 9-5 Pac-10).

No. 21 N.C. State 70, Virginia Tech 64

Blacksburg, Va. - Cameron Bennerman scored 26 for the Wolfpack (21-5, 10-3 ACC).

Northern Iowa 65, No. 24 Bucknell 61, 2OT

Cedar Falls, Iowa - Eric Coleman had six of his team-high 15 points in the second overtime for the Panthers (22-6).

No. 25 LSU 65, Auburn 61

Auburn, Ala. - Glen Davis had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead LSU (18-7, 10-2 SEC).

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