Collison, Love Rocket Bruins Past Beavers

Elsewhere in NCAA hoops, Texas blasts Tech, Marquette edges out DePaul
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2008 6:10 AM CST
Marquette's Jerel McNeal drives to the basket in front of DePaul's Wesley Green during the first half of a college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With Darren Collison back in top form, UCLA seems to be even more of a threat than before. The junior point guard had a career-high 33 points in the Bruins' 85-62 thumping of Oregon State, reports the Los Angeles Times. Amid boos and worse, native son Kevin Love scored 16 and hauled in 21 boards. Elsewhere on the college courts:

  • Bob Knight may have 900 victories coaching Texas Tech, but Texas coach Rick Barnes is now 10-0 in home games against the Red Raiders after last night's 73-47 blowout win for the 12th-ranked Longhorns.
  • No. 20 Marquette put the breaks on a two-game slide with a hard-fought 79-71 victory. "It was pretty physical," said Draelon Burns, who had 19 points for DePaul.