|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 22 November 2008 14:49|
Griffin's three-point play with 2:06 left put Oklahoma (4-0) up 76-74, and Austin Johnson hit three free throws in the final 20.6 seconds to help the Sooners avoid the upset.
Griffin was 14-of-20 from the field for Oklahoma, which will resume play in the NIT Season Tip-Off against Alabama-Birmingham on Wednesday in New York.
Aaron Linn scored 22 points for Gardner-Webb (0-3), which has lost its games this season by a combined eight points. Gardner-Webb, picked to finish third in the Big South Conference this season, stunned Kentucky at Rupp Arena last season.
No. 6 Pittsburgh 86, Indiana (Pa.) 60
PITTSBURGH (AP) - DeJuan Blair missed only one shot while scoring 27 points and getting 18 rebounds, helping the Panthers ease past NCAA Division II opponent Indiana, Pa..
d 16 rebounds as Pitt led 45-17 at halftime. Blair was lifted with the Panthers (4-0) ahead 54-21 with 14:33 remaining.
Tyrell Biggs and freshman Ashton Gibbs scored 10 each for Pitt, and Ashton Smith had 16 for IUP, which shot only 33.3 percent (21-of-63) to Pitt's 51.5 percent (34-of-66).
No. 3 Louisville 79, Morehead St. 41
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville freshman center Samardo Samuels scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures in the first round of the Billy Minardi Classic.
Earl Clark scored 13 points, Jerry Smith had 12 and Preston Knowles added 10 as the Cardinals (1-0) powered by the overmatched Eagles (0-4) in the second half.
Louisville, which returns four starters from last year's team that made it to the regional finals of the NCAA tournament, took control with a frantic 33-7 run that gave the Cardinals a 72-37 lead with less than eight minutes remaining.
Leon Buchanan led Morehead State, an Ohio Valley Conference school located about two hours east of Louisville, with 10 points.
No. 22 Georgetown 81, Drexel 53
WASHINGTON (AP) - Freshman Greg Monroe had 20 points and eight rebounds, Austin Freeman scored 16 points and the Hoyas rolled to 2-0.
After struggling in its opener against Jacksonville, Georgetown opened a 15-2 lead in the first 5 minutes. Eleven of the Hoyas' first 12 field goals came on layups and dunks.
Drexel missed 15 of its first 18 field goal attempts, committed 11 first-half turnovers and trailed 38-15 with 2:23 to play before halftime.
Scott Rodgers scored 13 points for Drexel (1-1). Jamie Harris had 12.