No. 18 Arkansas Falls on Road to Providence

Elsewhere in Top 25 Memphis, Tennessee and Syracuse get wins
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2007 12:16 AM CST
Providence's Brian McKenzie dunks the ball during the second half of a college basketball game against Arkansas in San Juan, Friday, Nov. 16, 2007. Providence won 67-51. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Providence, aided by 32 Razorback turnovers, never trailed and ran away from Arkansas 67-51 in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament last night, reports the AP. Brian McKenzie led the Friars with 18 points, while Geoffrey McDermott added 15. Arkansas was coming off a 26-point thrashing of the College of Charleston. In other NCAA hoops action Friday:

  • Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a career-high 33 points as Memphis won the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic title over UConn, 81-70.
  • Tennessee topped Prairie View A&M 89-75, despite being outrebounded and going 21-47 from the foul line.
  • Freshman Donte Green's 25 points and nine rebounds led No. 25 Syracuse over Fordham at the Carrier Dome.