College Basketball Roundup: Memphis wins 17th straight
Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 19, 2009
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Shawn Taggart scored 19 points and Doneal Mack added 15 points as No. 5 Memphis cruised to its 17th straight win.
Robert Dozier had 14 points, and Tyreke Evans and Antonio Anderson each scored 13 for the Tigers (23-3, 11-0 Conference USA), who extended their winning streak in the league to 53 games.
No. 7 Louisville 94, Providence 76
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Terrence Williams had 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds as No. 7 Louisville overcame a shaky first half.
Edgar Sosa led the Cardinals (20-5, 11-2 Big East) with 18 points.
No. 15 Kansas 72, Iowa St. 55
LAWRENCE, Kan. óSherron Collins added 22 points and six assists for the Jayhawks (21-5, 10-1 Big 12), who overcame 18 mostly-sloppy turnovers to reach 10 conference wins for the 15th straight season.
Penn State 38, No. 18 Illinois 33
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. óTalor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds to lead Penn State (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten) over the 18th-ranked Illini (21-6, 9-5).
Wis.-Milwaukee 63, No. 21 Butler 60
MILWAUKEE ó Avery Smith had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee appeared to benefit from a clock malfunction in the closing seconds.
The Bulldogs (22-4, 13-3 ) have consecutive losses for the first time in more than three years, a span of 111 games.
No. 23 LSU 72, Arkansas 69
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ó LSU’s Tigers (22-4, 10-1 Southeastern Conference), in the Top 25 this week for the first time in more than two years, trailed by 18 points in the first half.
DAVIDSON ó Demetrius Nelson had 22 points and 14 rebounds and The Citadel rolled over Davidson in Stephen Curry’s absence, winning 64-46.
Cameron Wells scored 15 for the Bulldogs (18-10, 13-4 Southern Conference), who have won 10 straight and ended a 14-game losing skid against Davidson (22-5, 15-2).
William & Mary 76, Towson 54
TOWSON, Md. ó David Schneider scored 26 points and had nine rebounds to lead William & Mary to a 76-54 victory over Towson.
Former West Rowan star Junior Hairston led Towson with 13 points and nine rebounds.
UNC Asheville 81, High Point 78, OT
HIGH POINTó John Williams scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina Asheville to an 81-79 overtime victory over High Point.
Mississippi State 75, South Carolina 70
STARKVILLE, Miss. ó Ravern Johnson scored 20 points to lead Mississippi State to a 75-70 victory over South Carolina.
Devan Downey led South Carolina with 19 points.
Mississippi 81, Tennessee 65
OXFORD, Miss. ó The Rebels (14-11, 5-6) held the Volunteers (16-9, 7-4) without a field goal for more than five minutes and the SEC’s hottest shooting team hurt itself by missing 33 of 57 shots and 13 free throws.