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Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:07

COL BKB Oklahoma State 72 Texas 59

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Marcus Smart pumped in 23 points and grabbed six rebounds Saturday, boosting No. 24 Oklahoma State to its fifth straight win, 72-59 over Texas.

Smart connected on 6-of-12 shots and distributed three assists for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who won for the sixth time in their last seven games.

Markel Brown supplied 17 points and Le'Bryan Nash contributed 14 with nine rebounds for Oklahoma State.

Ioannis Papapetrou finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Demarcus Holland scored 13 for the Longhorns (10-13, 2-8), who have lost eight of their last 10.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:11

COL BKB Miami Fla 87 N Carolina 61

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Shane Larkin drained 5-of-8 three-point tries en route to 18 points Saturday and No. 11 Miami-Florida routed North Carolina 87-61.

Kenny Kadji and Durand Scott each provided 17 points for the Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 ACC), who connected on 15-of-26 from long range overall and remained the only major college team yet to be beaten in conference play.

Rion Brown came off the bench to add 11 points as Miami swept its season's series from the Tar Heels for the first time in school history.

North Carolina (16-7, 6-4) had a three-game winning streak snapped. Reggie Bullock led the Tar Heels with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:24

NHL Detroit 2 Edmonton 1

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Howard turned aside 23-of-24 shots and survived a late Edmonton power play Saturday, backstopping the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory.

Howard allowed only a second-period tally to Justin Schultz and stood firm in the closing minutes when the Red Wings' Johan Franzen was penalized for closing his hand on the puck and the Oilers pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage.

Niklas Kronwall recorded his first goal of the season early in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and Pavel Datsyuk added a marker as Detroit won a second straight.

Forty-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin, making his first start of the season, was touched for two goals on 30 shots for Edmonton, which has lost five consecutive games.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:27

NHL Winnipeg 1 Ottawa 0

OTTAWA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Al Montoya, subbing for an ill Ondrej Pavelec, responded with his third career shutout Saturday and the Winnipeg Jets edged Ottawa 1-0.

Montoya -- called into action when Pavelec came down with the flu -- stopped all 33 shots he saw as the Jets improved to 2-2 in February.

Alexei Ponikarovsky notched the game's only goal early in the third period when he redirected a shot by Kyle Wellwood past Ben Bishop and into the Ottawa net.

Bishop, himself a back-up to Craig Anderson, turned aside a 36-of-37 shots for the Senators, who fell for the fourth time in five contests.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:58

Rocco Mediates 61 earns Allianz lead

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate fired a course-record 11-under 61 Saturday to grab a three-stroke lead at the Allianz Championship.

Mediate's stellar outing garnered him both the 18- and 36-hole records at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. He finished the day at 16-under 128, three clear of first-round co-leader Tom Pernice Jr.

Pernice carded a 7-under 65 while Bernhard Langer -- who had a share of the lead after Friday's first round -- registered a 67 to finish alone in third at 11-under 133.

David Frost carded a 65 to take sole possession of fourth at 9-under.

Defending Allianz champion Corey Pavin (69), Fred Funk (69), Larry Mize (67) and Mark O'Meara (67) ended the second round tied for fifth at 8-under 136.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 09:10

COL BKB Butler 59 George Washington 56

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rotnei Clarke put in 14 points and Roosevelt Jones added 12 Saturday in 14th-ranked Butler's 59-56 victory over George Washington.

Clarke contributed six rebounds and three steals while Jones supplied seven boards as Butler (20-4, 7-2 A-10) used a tough defensive effort to secure its third straight win.

Kellen Dunham came off the Bulldogs' bench to score 10 points.

The Colonials (11-11, 5-4) managed only 27.9 percent shooting from the field.

Isaiah Armwood provided 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 09:39

COL BKB Oklahoma 72 Kansas 66

NORMAN, Okla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Romero Osby and Steven Pledger combined for 32 points for Oklahoma Saturday and the Sooners handed fifth-ranked Kansas its third straight loss, 72-66.

Osby went 6-of-8 from the field on his way to 17 points while Pledger put in 15 for the Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12), who led wire-to-wire and snapped a 10-game skid against Kansas.

The Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3), meanwhile, dropped a third consecutive game for the first time since 2005 while going just 11-of-20 from the foul line.

Ben McLemore put in 15 points and Jeff Withey added 14 for Kansas.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 09:52

NHL Phoenix 1 San Jose 0 SO

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Smith registered a 33-save shutout and made two more stops in a shootout Saturday, staking the Phoenix Coyotes to 1-0 decision over San Jose.

Smith was solid in regulation, especially in the third period, when the Sharks outshot the Coyotes 15-3.

After making three more stops in a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout, where the Phoenix goalie turned aside Michael Handzus and James Sheppard to wrap up the victory.

It was the second shutout of the season and 21st career whitewash for Smith.

Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata put shots past San Jose's Antti Niemi in the tiebreaker, helping the Coyotes to their third win in four games.

Niemi, meanwhile, recorded his first shutout of the season and the 20th of his career, stopping all 21 shots he saw in regulation and the overtime.

The loss was the fourth straight for the Sharks.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 10:43

COL BKB Florida 83 Mississippi State 58

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Rosario struck for 18 points and Erik Murphy put in 17 more Saturday, propelling second-ranked Florida over Mississippi State 83-58.

Casey Prather added 12 points, Michael Frazier had 11 and Kenny Boynton had 10 for the Gators (19-3, 9-1 SEC), who got back on the winning track following a Tuesday loss to Arkansas. Murphy also hauled down five rebounds.

Mississippi State (7-15, 2-8) was paced by Gavin Ware with 16 points and Colin Borchert with 14.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 10:54

Hahn Snedeker share Pebble Beach lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- James Hahn fired a 6-under-par 66 Saturday to forge a tie with Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after three rounds.

Hahn, playing on the Spyglass Hill course, birdied his final three holes to end at 12-under 202, catching up with second-round leader Snedeker.

The latter golfer, playing at the Pebble Beach course, carded his second straight 68.

Meanwhile on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Chris Kirk registered a 6-under 64 to claim sole possession of third place at minus-11.

One shot further back at 10-under 204 was Patrick Reed, who posted a 67 at Monterey.

Richard H. Lee, playing at Pebble Beach, fired a 66 to finish 54 holes in fifth place at minus-9.

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