Pittsburgh junior point guard Levance Fields will be out 8 to 12 weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot, becoming the second Panthers' starter knocked out of the lineup in as many games.

Fields was hurt driving to the basket in Pitt's 80-55 loss at Dayton Saturday night. He will have surgery today on the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

"We're extremely disappointed for Levance," coach Jamie Dixon said. "We expect him to make a full recovery and return sometime later in the season."

Forward Mike Cook, from Friends Central, was lost for the year when he tore the ACL in his left knee in the Panthers' 65-64 win over Duke on Dec. 20.

Fields was averaging 11.9 points and 5.4 assists in 12 starts.


* Auburn forward Korvotney Barber, the national field-goal percentage leader at 72.0 percent, is expected to be sidelined at least 4 weeks after breaking his non-shooting left hand. Barber, averaging 13.8 points, was injured Saturday in the Tigers' 79-59 victory over Towson.

In men's games:

* At North Carolina, Tyler Hansbrough's 20 points, 12 rebounds led the top-ranked Tar Heels (13-0) in a 90-58 blowout of Valparaiso (10-3).

* At Georgia, the Bulldogs (8-3) scored only one field goal over the final 13 minutes but topped Presbyterian (1-16) 68-58.

* At Syracuse, Neumann-Goretti's Scoop Jardine had 18 points as the Orangemen (8-3) beat Northeastern (4-7) 95-74.

* At Virginia, Mamadi Diane had 20 points and Adrian Joseph added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Virginia (10-2) over Hartford (5-9) 78-70.

* At Wake Forest, James Johnson scored 22 points to lead Wake Forest (9-3) past Air Force (8-5) 78-67.

* At Georgia Tech, Jason Rich hit a short jumper with 4.3 seconds left to lift Florida State (11-4), to a 66-64 win over Georgia Tech (6-6).

In women's games:

* No. 2 Stanford (12-1) routed visiting Washington 77-52 behind Jeannette Pohlen's 20 points . . . Latoya Pringle scored a career-high 25 points to lead No. 4 North Carolina (13-1) past visiting Liberty, 88-67 . . . Marissa Coleman scored 18 points and host No. 5 Maryland (16-1) made an ACC-record 17 three-pointers in a 98-56 win against UMBC. *