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The blasts may have had something to do with both teams' shooting a combined four of 20 and making 11 turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Canisius wrung moral victory from its 64-63 overtime loss to St. Bonaventure. It was the closest the Griffins had come to a win at St. Bonaventure in 43 years. "Can we get a win for that?" asked Canisius coach Nick Macarchuk. With three seconds to play in OT, Griffin center Tim Harvey was short on a 10-foot jumper that would have won it. Said Bonnies coach Jim O'Brien, "Ten feet is probably five feet out of his range."
At long last Danny Manning had the kind of game everyone had been waiting for as Kansas beat Kentucky for the first time in 12 years. Manning, the 6'11" sophomore forward whose play had been tentative this season, had 22 points and seven boards against the Wildcats.
Kentucky fought to within six at one point but stood no chance after forward Kenny (Sky) Walker was grounded by one of his own crew. Walker, whose 36 points destroyed the Jayhawks last year, missed most of the second half after teammate Robert Lock poked him in the eye. "If they had thrown the ball to me," said Walker, "I would have seen two."
Illinois guard Doug Altenberger, on whose sore right knee his team's hopes ride this season, still has two games to decide if he will redshirt. After sitting out the Illini's 54-51 loss to Tennessee, Altenberger hit his first four attempts Saturday as Illinois drowned Houston with outside shooting, 102-92. Said losing coach Guy Lewis, whose Cougars also dropped an 84-78 midweek contest to DePaul, "We're just glad to get out of here without being embarrassed."
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