Louisville cruises past Lamar

Hoyas win in rout

College Basketball

December 09, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Even a case of tired legs wasn't going to stop No. 9 Louisville.

Freshman Samardo Samuels scored 15 points and Earl Clark added six points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the host Cardinals to a 78-56 victory over Lamar last night in the final game of the Marques Maybin Classic in Louisville, Ky.

Louisville (5-1) won its third game in three days, though Lamar (6-3) made the Cardinals work for it.

Louisville had won its previous two games in the round-robin tournament by a combined 75 points. Things weren't quite so easy against Lamar, which hung around until late in the second half before Samuels and Clark - the event's Most Valuable Player - helped Louisville pull away.

No. 19 Georgetown 100, Savannah State 38: : DaJuan Summers (McDonogh), Jessie Sapp and Austin Freeman all had 14 points and Greg Monroe added 13 for the host Hoyas (6-1), who shot 69.8 percent (37-for-53) and held Savannah State (5-4) to 23 percent (13-for-57). The Tigers have lost four of five. Two days after holding American to 12 points in the first half, the Hoyas led Savannah State 57-15 at the break.


No. 10 Baylor 83, Lamar 36: : Danielle Wilson had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bears (8-1) over the visiting Cardinals (5-2).

No. 14 Rutgers 45, Georgia 34: : Junior guard Epiphanny Prince scored 14 for the host Scarlet Knights in the Jimmy V Classic. Georgia fell to 7-3.

UMBC 76, Coppin State 63: : Carlee Cassidy scored 28 and Michelle Kurowski added 20 as the host Retrievers (7-2) ended their six-game losing streak to the Eagles. Whitney Cunningham led Coppin (0-7) with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Sacred Heart 65, Mount St. Mary's 52: : Brianna Gauthier scored 17 points as the Mount (3-4, 0-2 Northeast Conference) fell to the host Pioneers (3-5, 2-0 NEC).

Off the court

AP polls:: The Maryland women dropped seven spots to 15th in the Associated Press poll after Sunday's 86-57 loss at Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, another victor over the Terps, Texas Christian, moved up to No. 19. For the second time this season, TCU beat a No. 3 team when it surprised California, 82-73, on Sunday. The Horned Frogs also beat then-No. 3 Maryland. Connecticut remained a unanimous choice as the top team. ... North Carolina's 35-point romp over then-No. 13 Michigan State last week in Detroit kept the Tar Heels a unanimous No. 1 choice in the men's poll.

Maryland men: : Guard Greivis Vasquez was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks and the third time in his career. Vasquez averaged 20 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals in victories over Michigan and George Washington. Vasquez had a career-high 12 rebounds against the Wolverines and 11 against the Colonials. Vasquez is sixth in the ACC in scoring (17.8) and is tied for fifth in assists (4.9).


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