Purdue coach Gene Keady readily agreed with the University of Iowa fans.
"They started chanting `overrated,' and they're right," Keady said. "We are overrated. This was ridiculous. They just weren't ready to play, and that's really embarrassing."For the second straight game, fifth-ranked Purdue fell behind 19-4. Unlike last Saturday against Illinois, however, the Boilermakers weren't able to rally this time, tumbling to Iowa 88-69.
"We didn't get out of the gate quick enough and they knocked down the shots," Purdue's Mike Robinson said. "We didn't play a lick of defense. We didn't cover the shooters well. They (the coaches) told us to, but we didn't."
UCLA 82, USC 75: With 6-foot-10 Jelani McCoy no longer in the lineup, UCLA barely beat crosstown rival Southern Cal. J.R. Henderson scored seven of his 20 points in overtime and Kris Johnson added 19 after the Bruins blew a 10-point lead in the final 81/2 minutes of regulation.
DUKE 70, CLEMSON 66: Duke lost a 15-point lead down the stretch and trailed 64-63 with 1:30 to go. But Trajan Langdon, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, converted a free throw after his driving layup with 23 seconds remaining.
KENTUCKY 79, FLORIDA 54: Nazr Mohammed scored 19 points and Jeff Sheppard added 18 as visiting Kentucky avenged an earlier loss to Florida.
MISSISSIPPI 83, LSU 57: Keith Carter was 4-of-7 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points as Mississippi won at LSU.
ARKANSAS 96, SOUTH CAROLINA 88: Pat Bradley scored a career-high 33 points and Kareem Reid keyed a late surge for Arkansas (21-5, 10-3 Southeastern Conference).
RHODE ISLAND 87, MASSACHUSETTS 85: Cuttino Mobley scored 26 points, including a basket with 68 seconds left in the second overtime, in Rhode Island's upset win.
ILLINOIS 69, NORTHWESTERN 57: Kevin Turner scored 28 points to lead Illinois into second place in the Big Ten.