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Down 44-0, tiny Baptist school falls 116-12

BATON ROUGE, La. — Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College on Monday.

The Jaguars (4-9) broke the all-divisions record set when Seton Hall scored the first 34 against Kean College on Nov. 19, 1998. They did not set a record for margin of victory. Long Island University beat Medgar Evers 179-62 on Nov. 26, 1997.

Tre Lynch scored 27 for Southern.

Champion Baptist, which finished 3-for-44 from the field (6.8 percent), got its first points on two free throws with 5:10 left in the first half. The score was 57-6 at halftime. The Tigers got outrebounded 71-21 and had 27 turnovers overall.

Champion Baptist — enrollment of about 250 — is an unaccredited four-year Christian vocational college in Hot Springs, Ark., and a member of the Association of Christian College Athletics, which is not affiliated with the NCAA.

NO. 6 OKLA. ST. 92, ROBERT MORRIS 66: Phil Forte had 20 points and the host Cowboys (12-1) looked sharp after a nine-day break in their final tuneup before opening Big 12 play.

NO. 9 BAYLOR 81, ORAL ROBERTS 55: Taurean Prince scored 10 of his 16 in a go-ahead run for the host Bears (11-1), who fell behind 7-0 while missing their first six shots before finally scoring nearly six minutes in.

NO. 16 KANSAS 93, TOLEDO 83: Perry Ellis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Naadir Tharpe added a career-high 20 points and the host Jayhawks (9-3) handed the Rockets their first loss after a 12-0 start.

NO. 24 GONZAGA 69, SAN FRAN 41: Drew Barham scored 15, all on 3-pointers, to lead the host Bulldogs (12-2, 2-0 West Coast). Gonzaga's top three scorers are battling injuries.

MIAMI 71, LOYOLA (MD.) 48: Rion Brown had 17 points for the host Hurricanes (8-5), who never trailed.

DETROIT 73, B-CU 53: Juwan Howard Jr. had 15 points for the host Titans, who shot 50 percent from the field to rout the Wildcats (2-14).

NO. 14 LOUISVILLE: Junior forward Chane Behanan was dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of university policy. Behanan, a key on last season's championship team, was reinstated a month ago from a 26-day suspension. The Cardinals visit UCF at 5 today (ESPN2).

NO. 24 GONZAGA: Starting guard Gary Bell will miss the next four to six weeks with a broken hand.

INDIANA: Freshman center Luke Fischer withdrew from school and is expected to transfer.

AP POLL: Arizona and Syracuse lead the same top five teams for the fourth straight week. Florida moved up one spot to No. 12.

Women

NO. 16 LSU 72, JACKSON ST. 45: Jeanne Kenney made 6 of 7 3-pointers and tied her career high with 22 points for the host Tigers (10-2).

NO. 24 ARIZONA ST. 63, NO. 20 SYRACUSE 60: Kelsey Moos' layup gave the host Sun Devils (11-1) a 61-60 lead with 1:31 left en route to their 10th straight win. Briana Day had 12 rebounds for the Orange (11-2).

AP POLL: Connecticut remained a unanimous No. 1. Florida State moved up a spot to No. 21.

Down 44-0, tiny Baptist school falls 116-12 12/30/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 30, 2013 11:58pm]

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