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Tuesday, 04 December 2007 19:52
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 NEW YORK (AP) -Derrick Rose made three free throws in overtime and No. 2 Memphis beat No. 24 Southern California 62-58 on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
The Tigers (7-0) managed to win despite playing a game more toward the pace Southern California wanted. Neither side wanted the poor shooting or turnovers that plagued both teams throughout.
Robert Dozier had 13 points for Memphis, Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 10 and Rose added nine points and 10 rebounds.
O.J. Mayo had 16 points and fellow freshman Davon Jefferson added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Trojans (6-3), who lost to No. 3 Kansas 59-55 over the weekend.
The game was billed as a matchup of star freshmen, Rose for Memphis and Mayo for Southern Cal, but both struggled. Rose was 3-for-9 from the field and had five turnovers.
Mayo was 6-for-20 from the field - including missing seven straight shots over the last 14 minutes of regulation and the first 4:45 of overtime.
Rose gave Memphis the lead for good with two free throws 39 seconds into overtime and Douglas-Roberts made it 58-54 with a putback.
No. 1 North Carolina 106, Penn 71
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyler Hansbrough scored 29 points and Danny Green had 19 to lead North Carolina to the win.
The Tar Heels, coming off an 86-77 win over Kentucky, are 8-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season. They won their first game at the Palestra, the basketball cathedral that's home to Philadelphia's Big 5, since winning the NCAA tournament's East Regional final in 1957.
North Carolina made 15 of its first 20 shots in the second half.
Tyler Bernardini led Penn (2-7) with a career-high 26 points and Brian Grandieri had 17.
No. 9 Michigan State 66, Bradley 61
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Drew Neitzel's clutch 3-pointer started an important run and Raymar Morgan scored 15 to help the Spartans get the win.
Michigan State (7-1) trailed by nine in the second half but Neitzel came through in the latter stages after struggling for most of the game.
His 3 with just under 5 minutes left cut it to 51-50 and started a 7-0 surge that put the Spartans ahead for good, 54-51. Drew Naymick had a big rebound dunk and Kalin Lucas also scored during the run.
Neitzel and Lucas finished with 13 points apiece.
Daniel Ruffin scored 17 points for Bradley (6-3).
No. 10 Tennessee 76, Chattanooga 70
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Lofton had 16 points, JaJuan Smith added 13 and Tennessee survived a scare to beat Chattanooga.
Playing their first true road test of the season, the Volunteers (8-1) shot a season-low 36 percent from the field.
Stephen McDowell had 14 points for Chattanooga (4-4), which fell to 5-30 against their in-state adversary. Marcus Watts added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Nicchaeus Doaks had 11 points for the Mocs.
Chattanooga committed a season-high 34 turnovers.
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