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No. 3 Louisville upset by Western Kentucky

December 1, 2008

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Western Kentucky 68, No. 3 Louisville 54

Nashville, Tenn. — Western Kentucky found a way to stop Samardo Samuels and Louisville.

Double-teaming Louisville’s freshman big man at every turn, the Hilltoppers stunned the Cardinals on Sunday for their first victory over a top-three opponent in more than 40 years.

A.J. Slaughter led the Hilltoppers (3-2) with a career-high 25 points, and Steffphon Pettigrew added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Western Kentucky, which dominated the Cardinals (2-1) at both ends of the floor in the second half.

No. 1 North Carolina 116, UNC-Asheville 48

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Ty Lawson scored 22 points to help North Carolina beat North Carolina-Asheville, despite playing without Tyler Hansbrough.

Danny Green added 18 points for the Tar Heels (7-0), who had an easy time staying unbeaten heading into their matchup with fifth-ranked Michigan State this week in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

No. 5 Michigan State 65, Wichita State 57

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — Marquis Gray scored 12 points to lead Michigan State to a victory over Wichita State in fifth-place game of the Old Spice Classic.

No. 8 Notre Dame 93, Furman 61

South Bend, Ind. — Kyle McAlarney scored 32 points, and Ryan Ayers had a career-high 19 points to lead Notre Dame to its school-record 39th straight home victory.

No. 9 Gonzaga 83, No. 12 Tennessee 74

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — Steven Gray scored 19 points, Matt Bouldin added 17, and Gonzaga beat Tennessee to win the Old Spice Classic.

Arizona State 88, UTEP 58

Anaheim, Calif. — James Harden scored a tournament-record and career-high 40 points to lead Arizona State’s rout of Texas El Paso in the third-place game of the 76 Classic.

No. 17 Florida 86, UMKC 65

Orlando, Fla. — Alex Tyus scored 25 points, and reserve Chandler Parsons added 17 for Florida.

No. 21 Georgetown 75, Maryland 48

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — Austin Freeman scored 18 points, and DaJuan Summers had 14 in No. 21 Georgetown’s victory over Maryland in the Old Spice Classic.

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