Georgia Tech Rallies, Can't Top Kansas

Texas handles Oral Roberts, UCLA stomps Western Illinois
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2007 8:58 AM CST
Western Illinois' Nikola Bodic, right, of Serbia, is defended by UCLA's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, center, of Cameroon, and Lorenzo Mata-Real during the first half of a college basketball game in Los Angeles,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Georgia Tech pulled within one point of No. 3 Kansas in the last 9 seconds of play, but an intercepted pass kept the Yellow Jackets from getting off a final shot, securing a 71-66 victory for Kansas. The play "was there. We didn't execute it, and you have to put that on me," said coach Paul Hewitt.

Elsewhere in men's college basketball:

  • DJ Augustin scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds to squeeze No. 4 Texas past Oral Roberts, 66-56.
  • Kevin Love shot 100% from the field, contributing 16 points to carry No. 8 UCLA past Western Illinois 77-52.