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|Wednesday, 06 February 2013 17:34|
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.|
Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds and fellow guard Peyton Siva had nine points and seven assists as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won its third straight game by holding Rutgers to a season-low point total.
It was the seventh time they have held an opponent under 50 points this season.
Gorgui Deng added eight rebounds and six blocked shots as Louisville beat Rutgers for the seventh straight time and 11th in 12 meetings.
Eli Carter had 13 points and Myles Mack 12 to lead Rutgers (12-9, 3-7). The Scarlet Knights have lost five in a row and six of seven.
No. 12 MICHIGAN STATE 61, No. 18 MINNESOTA 50
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half to beat Minnesota.
Appling left the court with 1:17 left, holding his right shoulder after getting tied up with Joe Coleman. He returned to the bench in the final minute.
The Spartans (19-4 8-2 Big Ten) moved into a second-place tie with No. 3 Michigan, whom they host Tuesday night. They picked up their eighth win in nine games since losing the conference opener against the Golden Gophers (17-6, 5-5) on the road.
No. 14 BUTLER 77, ST. BONAVENTURE 58
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points and Butler defeated St. Bonaventure.
Andrew Smith added 13 points and Khyle Marshall and Chase Stigall each scored 12 as the Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) improved to 12-0 at home this season.
The victory pushed Butler into a share of the Atlantic 10 lead with idle VCU (6-2). Charlotte and St. Louis also entered the night with 5-2 conference records.
St. Bonaventure fell to 9-58 all-time against ranked teams, including a 0-29 record on the road.
Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies (10-11, 3-5) with 18 points. Chris Johnson and Marquise Simmons added nine points each for St. Bonaventure.
INDIANA STATE 76, No. 16 CREIGHTON 57,
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Jake Odum scored 22 points, topping the 1,000-point mark for his career and leading Indiana State past Creighton.
It was a huge night for the Sycamores (15-8, 8-4 Missouri Valley Conference), who earned the 1,400th win in school history and beat a ranked team at home for the first time since December 2006.
For Creighton (20-4, 9-3), it was a dismal night. Doug McDermott finished with just eight points, all in the first half, and the nation's top shooting team was held to just 41.7 percent from the field as its three-game winning streak ended.
Indiana State took control late in the first half using runs of 12-2 and 7-2 to build a 35-24 halftime lead. It blew open the game with a 13-3 run to start the second half, which made it 48-27.
Creighton couldn't get closer than 17 the rest of the way.
PROVIDENCE 54, No. 17 CINCINNATI 50
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Kadeem Batts scored 25 points and Providence narrowly won its second straight game after holding a late lead, beating Cincinnati.
The Bearcats had cut their biggest deficit, 47-34 with 6:49 left, to 49-48 on two free throws by Cheikh Mbodj with 2:28 remaining. It was 52-50 when Batts missed two free throws with 13.4 seconds to go and Justin Jackson rebounded for Cincinnati. But Sean Kilpatrick, who led Cincinnati with 13 points, lost the ball on a backcourt violation with 2 seconds to play and Batts finished the scoring with two free throws.
On Saturday, Providence (12-11, 4-7 Big East) beat Villanova 55-52 on a 3-pointer by Bryce Cotton after blowing a nine-point lead with 4:34 left.
Cincinnati (18-5, 6-4) lost for the second time in seven games.
No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 69, BAYLOR 67
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Michael Cobbins blocked a shot then Markel Brown converted a fast-break layup with two-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Oklahoma State over Baylor.
Marcus Smart scored 14 points and Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State (16-5, 6-3 Big 12 Conference), which blew a 14-point lead in the final 7:40 of regulation and twice trailed by three points in overtime before extending its winning streak to four games.
Baylor (14-8, 5-4) had a chance to win in the final seconds of overtime, but Cobbins blocked a shot attempt by A.J. Walton under the basket, then raced to the other end and made the winning layup. Brown intercepted a desperation inbound pass by Baylor's Jacob Neubert to end the game.
No. 24 MARQUETTE 70, SOUTH FLORIDA 47
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Todd Mayo and Vander Blue both scored 13 points to help Marquette beat South Florida.
Mayo had all of his season-high 13 points in the first half as Marquette (16-5, 7-2 Big East) grabbed a 39-16 halftime lead.
The sophomore guard has appeared in 10 games coming off the bench this season after being academically ineligible.
Junior Cadougan added 11 points for Marquette, which was coming off a 70-51 loss to then No. 12 Louisville last Sunday.
South Florida (10-12, 1-9) got 14 points from Zach LeDay. The Bulls have lost five in a row.
Marquette has dominated the all-time series, winning 19 of 22 games against the Bulls. The Golden Eagles won the other meeting between the teams this season, 63-50 on Jan, 28, behind 30 points by Blue.
Cadougan opened the scoring with a 4-point play, part of an early 13-3 run by the Golden Eagles.
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