Lofton, Tennessee Crush Georgia

Stanford's twins too much for Cal, Drake beats N. Iowa
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2008 2:43 AM CST
Tennessee's Tyler Smith (1) shoots past Georgia's Dave Bliss during the first half of a basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tennessee's Chris Lofton nearly outplayed the Bulldogs alone in the first half of yesterday's match up, the AP reports. Lofton had 20 points in the half to give the No.3 Volunteers a 44-23 lead which they would not come close to relinquishing. He finished with a season high 27 points, including seven threes. In other NCAA action:

  • Brook Lopez made up lost time in Stanford's 82-77 win over Cal. Despite sitting out most of the first, he finished with 23 points. Twin Robin had nine, and four blocked shots.
  • No. 22 Drake took their winning streak to 17, with a 58-54 triumph over Northern Iowa. Klayton Korver had a team best 23, going 7-8 from three territory.