The threat of pine time turned Calbert Cheaney into a prime-time performer.
Cheaney, limited to four points in the first half of Indiana's border showdown with Kentucky on Tuesday night, got a tongue-lashing from coach Bob Knight at halftime. He responded with 19 points in the second half in pacing the sixth-ranked Hoosiers to an 87-84 defeat of the 18th-ranked Wildcats."He wasn't happy with the first half. He came in and said I had two minutes to work hard or sit on the bench the rest of the game. That's just letting me know I should work hard," Cheaney said.
"He would do it. He holds his word."
No. 10 LSU 98, Arkansas St. 74
Shaquille O'Neal scored 53 points and pulled down 19 rebounds in LSU's win over Arkansas State.
The Tigers (5-1) led 36-31 at the half but Arkansas State (4-3) kept the second half close until the last eight minutes. O'Neal missed only two shots during that time.
No. 23 Texas 87,
Cal-Santa Barbara 84 OT
Joey Wright scored 28 points, 20 on free throws, for Texas, contributing a basket and four free throws in overtime.
No. 24 Michigan St. 81, Evansville 76
Steve Smith played like the All-America selection he is, scoring 35 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to pull the Spartans past the Purple Aces.