Louisville wins

No. 20 Cardinals outlast Harangody, No. 12 Notre Dame in OT

January 13, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Louisville's depth finally wore down Luke Harangody and visiting Notre Dame.

Terrence Williams had 24 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists as the 20th-ranked Cardinals ran by the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish, 87-73, in overtime last night.

Freshman Samardo Samuels added 18 points, six rebounds and four blocks, and Earl Clark had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Louisville (12-3, 3-0 Big East), which won its fourth straight.

Harangody had 28 points and 13 rebounds but went scoreless in overtime before fouling out with five seconds remaining. Kyle McAlarney added 19 points for Notre Dame (12-4, 3-2), which made just one field goal over the game's final 12 minutes.

The victory gave the Cardinals their best start since joining the Big East in 2005.

No. 6 Oklahoma 78, No. 11 Texas 63: : Blake Griffin recorded his 14th double double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Sooners to a victory, ending a six-game losing streak to the Longhorns.

Willie Warren scored 17 points as Oklahoma (16-1, 2-0 Big 12) built a big lead early and then thwarted a second-half rally.

A.J. Abrams led Texas (12-4, 1-1) with 22 points on 8-for-27 shooting.

State men

UMES 66, South Carolina State 63: : Neal Pitt scored 17 points and the host Hawks (3-9, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) beat the Bulldogs (6-7, 1-1) for their first league win of the season.

UMES won back-to-back games for the first time since February.

State women

MORGAN STATE 65, NORFOLK STATE 47:: Erin Hawkins had 20 points to lead the Bears (10-4, 2-1 MEAC) past the visiting Hornets (0-11, 0-3). The sophomore was 5-for-9 from three-point range.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T 75, COPPIN STATE 57:: Whitney Cunningham had 15 points and 10 rebounds, but the Eagles (2-11, 1-2 MEAC) were unable to hold off the visiting Aggies (9-5, 3-0).

UMES 73, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 61:: The Hawks (4-8, 1-1 MEAC) jumped out to a 13-point halftime lead en route to defeating the visiting Bulldogs (3-10, 0-2). April McBride led UMES with 21 points. Casey Morton added 17.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 62, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 34:: Leah Westbrooks scored 14 points to lead the Mount (7-7, 2-3 Northeast Conference) past the Knights (4-10, 3-3).

Host Mount St. Mary's held Fairleigh Dickinson to nine points in the first half.

MARY WASHINGTON 82, FROSTBURG STATE 34:: The Eagles (10-2) shot 54 percent in their win over the visiting Bobcats (6-6).

Junior Caryn Wright (Western Tech) led Frostburg State with 15 points.

WESLEY 69, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 60:: The Wolverines (6-6) made 13 three-pointers in their defeat of the visiting Shorewomen (8-2).

Brianne Slizofski paced Washington with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Off the court

AP men's poll: : Pittsburgh will start its second week as the No. 1 team with a new No. 2 in Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons jumped from fourth to second in the Associated Press poll after their victory over North Carolina.

The Panthers (14-0) beat St. John's on Sunday in their first game as a No. 1 team, and just hours later Wake Forest (14-0) handed North Carolina its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss.

Pittsburgh received all but two first-place votes from the 72-member national media panel, and the Demon Deacons got the others in reaching their highest ranking since their only two weeks as a No. 1 team in November 2004.

Duke (14-1) fell one place to third, and Connecticut (14-1) moved up one spot to fourth.

North Carolina (14-2), the unanimous No. 1 from the preseason poll until last week, dropped from third to fifth.

AP women's poll: : Tennessee keeps dropping in the poll, falling to its lowest ranking in 23 years.

Connecticut remained the unanimous No. 1 for the seventh straight week, and Maryland moved up two spots to No. 12. The Terps (13-3) had won six straight before falling to No. 4 Duke last night.

The Lady Vols' streak of 211 consecutive weeks in the top 10 ended this season. They fell six spots to No. 13 and hold their lowest ranking since the final poll of 1986.

Miami (Fla.): : Sophomore point guard Eddie Rios was suspended indefinitely for the second time this season for violating team rules.

Loyola Marymount: : Bill Bayno resigned as men's coach while on an extended health leave and will be replaced by acting coach Max Good, who signed a multiyear contract.

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