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Memphis mauls Louisville

February 20, 2003


— Antonio Burks scored 16 points, and Memphis went 13-of-17 from the free-throw line during the final 3:58 to stun No. 4 Louisville, 80-73, Wednesday .

Chris Massie had 12 points and 11 rebounds, his fifth straight double-double, as the Tigers (17-5, 8-3 Conference USA) won their sixth straight game. The Tigers outrebounded Louisville 47-31 and went 31-of-48 from the free-throw line.

"They just took us to the woodshed on the glass," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "They deserved the victory. They beat the hell out of us."

Reece Gaines scored 19 points on 5-of-18 shooting for the Cardinals (19-3, 9-2), who lost at Freedom Hall for the first time in 12 games this season. Five players fouled out of the tightly called game, which had 61 fouls called.

No. 2 Kentucky 66, Arkansas 50

Fayetteville, Ark. -- Gerald Fitch scored 17 points, and Kentucky extended the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games. Erik Daniels added 10 points, and three others had at least eight for the Wildcats (21-3, 11-0 SEC). Wildcats coach Tubby Smith won for the first time in six tries at Bud Walton Arena. Eric Ferguson had 13 points for Arkansas (7-15, 2-9).

No. 8 Duke 75, No. 13 Maryland 70

Durham, N.C. -- Dahntay Jones scored 21 points, and J.J. Redick added 17 as the Blue Devils ran their winning streak in Cameron Indoor Stadium to 26 straight. After a rough few weeks, Duke (18-4, 8-4) is tied with the defending national champion Terrapins (16-7, 8-4) for second place in the ACC with four league games remaining.

No. 14 Xavier 93, La Salle 71

Philadelphia -- Romain Sato scored a career-high 35 points, and Anthony Myles added 17 points and 12 rebounds, to lead Xavier to its 10th straight victory. Lionel Chalmers had 13 points, and David West added 12 for the Musketeers (19-4, 10-1 Atlantic 10). Gary Neal scored a career-high 37 points for La Salle (10-12, 4-7), which has lost two straight and seven of 10.

No. 17 Creighton 77, Indiana State 54

Omaha, Neb. -- Kyle Korver scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half for the Bluejays (23-3, 13-2 Missouri Valley), who held Indiana State to 37 percent shooting in the second half and steadily pulled away from a 36-27 halftime lead.

David Moss had 17 points for Indiana State (6-19, 2-12), which lost for the 12th time in 13 games and is winless in 11 road games this season.

No. 19 Mississippi State 63, Auburn 46

Auburn, Ala. -- Timmy Bowers scored 25 points as Mississippi State took over the SEC Western Division lead. The Bulldogs (17-5, 7-4 SEC) held the Tigers (17-7, 6-5) to a season low in points to break the teams' deadlock atop the West.

Michigan 78, No. 24 Purdue 67

West Lafayette, Ind. -- Daniel Horton scored a career-high 31 points, and LaVell Blanchard added 20 as Michigan (16-9, 9-3) took over first place in the Big Ten. Willie Deane had 22 points for Purdue (16-7, 8-4), which lost for the first time at home this season.

No. 25 Dayton 70, Richmond 63

Richmond, Va. -- D.J. Stelly had 15 points and Keith Waleskowski had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Flyers .

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