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COLLEGE MEN: VCU, Tulsa topple favorites
November 29th, 2004 7:58AM



Virginia Commonwealth upset top-seeded Wake Forest by winning a penalty-kick tiebreaker, 7-6, following a 2-2 draw Saturday in Winston-Salem. Dominic Oduro scored in the 7th and 66th minute for the Rams.

Tulsa junior Ryan Pore scored twice, including the game-winner on a free kick in overtime, to help the Golden Hurricane defeat Missouri Valley Conference rival and No. 3 seed SMU, 2-1.

''The upper right corner is a spot I like and I always try to go there,'' Pore said of the free kick. ''I saw them putting players over on that side, so I hit the ball pretty hard and they didn't stop it.''

VirginiaÆs Ryan Burke made three saves in the penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Cavaliers advanced past New Mexico after a 1-1 draw.

Senior Matt Bly lifted under-manned UCSanta Barbara over UNC Greensboro with the gameÆs only goal four minutes into overtime. Bly finished after Ivan BecerraÆs deflected shot fell to him. Despite losing defender Neil Jones to a second yellow card in the sixth minute, the Gauchos outshot UNCG, 10-5 in the game.

Maryland outshot visiting Creighton, 17-8, but needed penalty kicks to resolve a scoreless draw. Senior goalkeeper Noah Palmer helped the Terrapins advance by making a diving save on Vince OdorisioÆs attempt.

IndianaÆs Josh Tudela headed in a Brian Plotkin corner kick in the 42nd minute and the Hoosiers thwarted Boston College, 1-0.

Round of 16

(Home team listed first)

Nov. 26

Wake Forest 2 (Curfman 16, Valentin 24) Virginia Commonwealth 2 (Oduro 7, 66) (VCU advances, 7-6 on PKs)

UCLA 1(Enfield 73) St. JohnÆs 2 (Schmid 41, Kelly 60)

Virginia 1 (Barlow 15) New Mexico 1 (Grange 28) (Virginia advances on Pks, 6-5)

SMU 1 (Smith 61) Tulsa 2 (Pore 67, 107)

Nov. 27

UNC Greensboro 0 (OT) UC Santa Barbara 1 (Bly 94)

Duke 3 (Videira 11, Kramer 83, Camp 84) Ohio State O

Maryland 0 Creighton 0 (Maryland advances, 5-4 on PKs)

Indiana 1 (Tudela 42) Boston College 0

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