Associated Press - January 17, 2010 3:34 AM ET
Arkansas defeats Alabama, 71-59
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Three Arkansas players recorded double-doubles and the Razorbacks used a strong second-half showing to defeat Alabama 71-59 Saturday.
Marshawn Powell had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Washington scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Razorbacks (8-9, 1-1 SEC). Courtney Fortson had 12 points and 10 assists. Rotnei Clarke also scored 17 for Arkansas, which outscored the Crimson Tide 39-25 in the second half after trailing 34-32 at the break.
Mikhail Torrence scored 15 points to lead Alabama (11-6, 1-2). JaMychal Green had 13 points and eight rebounds and Tony Mitchell scored 12 for the Crimson Tide. Starting guard Senario Hillman, who scored four points, was ejected after committing a hard foul against Clarke with 12:08 remaining.
Arkansas outrebounded Alabama 40-27.
Johnson carries Texas State to 76-74 victory
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Cameron Johnson scored a career-high 34 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a last-second 3-point attempt to lead Texas State over Central Arkansas 76-74 on Saturday.
Johnson scored the final five points of the game for the Bobcats (8-9, 2-1 Southland). Texas State trailed 72-71 with 1:27 remaining when Johnson scored on a 3-point play to give Texas State the lead.
After Tadre Sheppard made two free throws to tie the score 74-74 with 48 seconds left, Johnson scored the game-winner on a layup with 23 seconds remaining.
A 3-point attempt by the Bears' Jared Rehmel in the closing seconds was blocked by Johnson.
John Bowman added 15 points for the Bobcats and Ryan White had 11 points and five assists.
Chris Poellnitz led Central Arkansas (6-11, 0-3) with 17 points. Imad Qahwash added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
UAB comes back to defeat SMU 63-62
DALLAS (AP) - Cameron Moore scored on a transition layup with 1:11 remaining, culminating a 24-point second-half comeback, and UAB held on to defeat SMU 63-62 on Saturday.
Elijah Millsap had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers (15-2, 3-0 Conference USA), and George Drake added 14 points.
Derek Williams, who led SMU (6-10, 0-3) with 23 points, missed a layup with a second left. Papa Dia had 11 points for the Mustangs.
The Blazers trailed 50-26 with 14:41 remaining. Millsap sparked the rally, scoring 16 of his points in the second half.
Moore had six points.
No. 1 Longhorns hold off Aggies 72-67 in overtime
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Damion James scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, and top-ranked Texas survived its first week at No. 1 with a tough 72-67 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night.
James made a 3-pointer with 1 minute left in overtime and blocked a 3-point attempt by Texas A&M's B.J. Holmes that would have tied the game in the final seconds.
J'Covan Brown made two free throws with 3 seconds left to seal the win for the Longhorns (17-0, 3-0 Big 12). Gary Johnson added 18 points for Texas.
Donald Sloan scored 21 points for the Aggies (12-5, 1-2), who didn't trail in the game until James' first basket of overtime.
Dunn scores 25, No. 22 Baylor beats Oklahoma State
WACO, Texas (AP) - LaceDarius Dunn had his third consecutive 20-point game, finishing with 25 points and eight rebounds for No. 22 Baylor in an 83-70 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Dunn put the Bears (14-2, 2-1 Big 12) ahead to stay when his 3-pointer with 11 minutes left broke a 53-all tie. That capped a stretch when he scored nine points in 4 minutes, including two short baseline baskets off inbound passes.
Anthony Jones had 16 points for Baylor, which won its 10th consecutive home game while rebounding from a loss at Colorado on Tuesday night that ended its 9-game winning streak. Ekpe Udoh had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Obi Muonelo led Oklahoma State (13-4, 1-2) with 21 points, though only five came after halftime. James Anderson, the Big 12 scoring leader at 21.7 points per game, had 20.
Texas-Arlington rallies past UTSA 72-66
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Marquez Haynes scored 30 of his career-high 38 points in the second half and Texas-Arlington rallied past UTSA 72-66 Saturday night.
Haynes was 11 of 13 from the floor in the second half, including 6 of 6 from 3-point range. At one point he scored 19 consecutive points as the Mavericks (8-7, 1-2 Southland) erased a 44-37 deficit and took the lead for good.
Demarco Stepter scored 15 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Roadrunners (12-4, 2-1), who had their 4-game winning streak snapped.
After shooting just 30 percent in the first half, Arlington shot 61.5 percent in the second half. The Mavericks limited UTSA to just 35.9 percent shooting.
UTSA took an early 19-7 lead and was up 31-28 at halftime.
Ott leads Stars past Red Wings 3-2 in SO
DALLAS (AP) - Steve Ott scored a controversial goal in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Dallas Stars ended a 3-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Dallas goalie Alex Auld and Detroit's Jimmy Howard were perfect before Ott backhanded a shot through Howard's pads.
Howard pulled the puck off the goal line, but after a lengthy video review officials ruled that Ott's shot had crossed the line.
Patrick Eaves missed the net in his sixth-round attempt and the Stars celebrated their third shootout win in 10 attempts this season.
Brad Richards and Loui Eriksson had regulation goals for the Stars and Auld stopped 26 shots in his first start since Jan. 5. Howard made 28 saves.
Todd Bertuzzi and Brian Rafalski scored for Detroit.
Unbeaten mare Zenyatta to run in 2010
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Zenyatta will return to the track this year, creating the possibility of a long-awaited showdown with fellow unbeaten Rachel Alexandra.
Owners Jerry and Ann Moss had said Zenyatta would retire after becoming the first female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic with a dramatic last-to-first charge on Nov. 7 at Santa Anita.
After watching Zenyatta gallop at Hollywood Park on Saturday, Moss announced that the 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry will run at some point in 2010.
Moss did not say where Zenyatta will make her return, although she's run exclusively in Southern California. There's a chance she may run in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, which could mean a showdown with Rachel Alexandra.