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Saturday, 31 January 2009 11:55
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 PITTSBURGH (AP) -DeJuan Blair had 23 points and a career-high 22 rebounds and No. 3 Pittsburgh beat Notre Dame 93-80 on Saturday, the Fighting Irish's fifth straight loss.
Levance Fields scored 17 points, Jermaine Dixon had 16 and reserves Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker both added 13 for the Panthers (19-2, 7-2 Big East), who bounced back from a loss at Villanova on Wednesday to win its 15th consecutive home game.
Luke Harangody had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Notre Dame (12-8, 3-6), while Luke Zeller added 18 points, all on 3-pointers.
The losing streak for the Irish, who were ranked as high as No. 7 this season, has been all against Top 25 opponents.
No. 4 Oklahoma 78, Iowa St. 68
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Freshman Willie Warren scored 29 points and Oklahoma closed the game on a 13-2 run for its ninth straight win.
Blake Griffin had 23 points and 15 rebounds for the Sooners (21-1, 7-0 Big 12). Griffin has scored at least 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in four straight games.
rrett had 17 points and 10 assists for Iowa State (12-9, 1-5), which has lost 12 straight to ranked opponents dating to 2006.
Georgia Tech 76, No. 6 Wake Forest 74
ATLANTA (AP) - Iman Shumpert hit a pull-up jumper with one second remaining to lift Georgia Tech to its first Atlantic Coast Conference win.
Wake Forest committed two turnovers in the final 35 seconds and lost to the ACC's last-place team only three days after beating top-ranked Duke.
Georgia Tech senior Alade Aminu had 10 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks while younger brother Al-Farouq Aminu led Wake Forest with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Gani Lawal had 25 points for the Yellow Jackets (10-10, 1-6), who ended a five-game losing streak.
Jeff Teague had 16 points for Wake Forest (17-2, 4-2).
No. 7 Louisville 69, West Virginia 63
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jerry Smith scored a season-high 20 points and Terrence Williams had eight points, nine rebounds and four assists for Louisville.
Reserve freshman center Terrence Jennings added a career-high 13 points and two blocks for the Cardinals (17-3, 8-0 Big East), who have won nine straight.
Da'Sean Butler scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half for the Mountaineers (15-6, 4-4), who trailed by 20 points at halftime and got as close as 63-59 with 2:16 remaining.
No. 8 Marquette 94, No. 25 Georgetown 82
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wesley Matthews scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, helping Marquette remain undefeated in the Big East and sending Georgetown to its fifth straight loss.
Jerel McNeal scored 26 points and Lazar Hayward added 23 for the Golden Eagles (19-2, 8-0), who have won 11 straight games and remain in a first-place tie with Louisville atop the conference.
It was the third straight road loss for reeling Georgetown (12-8, 3-6).
DaJuan Summers, the Hoyas' leading scorer, played despite injuring his foot earlier in the week and he finished with 22 points.
No. 10 Xavier 82, Massachusetts 80
CINCINNATI (AP) - Derrick Brown matched his career high with 23 points and Xavier won its 10th straight.
B.J. Raymond added 22 points and C.J. Anderson had 19 for the Musketeers (19-2, 7-0), who remained unbeaten atop the Atlantic 10. This one was in doubt down to the final rebound. Anderson got that off Chris Lowe's purposely missed free throw with 3 seconds left.
Ricky Harris had 17 points for Massachusetts (7-12, 2-4), which forced Xavier into a season-high 23 turnovers.
There were three ties and six lead changes down the stretch, with neither team ahead by more than three points until the final minute. Raymond's 3 and Anderson's putback put Xavier ahead to stay, 78-74 with 53 seconds left.
No. 16 Purdue 67, Michigan 49
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points and Robbie Hummel added 13 as Purdue pulled away after Michigan's Manny Harris was ejected for throwing an elbow.
JaJuan Johnson added 11 points for the Boilermakers (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who won their sixth straight.
Jevohn Shepherd and DeShawn Sims both scored 10 points for Michigan (14-8, 4-6), which has lost five of six.
Harris, the Wolverines' leading scorer at 17.8 points per game, was ejected after hitting Purdue guard Chris Kramer in the nose with an elbow. Purdue outscored Michigan 40-20 after Harris' foul.
No. 18 Memphis 83, Houston 68
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Dozier had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Doneal Mack added 18 points to lead Memphis to its 49th consecutive Conference USA win.
Mack was 6-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-7 on 3-pointers, for Memphis (18-3, 7-0), while Antonio Anderson had 16 points, Shawn Taggart 11 and Tyreke Evans 10.
Aubrey Coleman had a career-high 35 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cougars (12-7, 3-3), who have lost three straight, while Kelvin Lewis had 10 points.
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