Men's basketball | Top 25/Big Ten: No. 5 Louisville suffers third straight loss

Sunday January 27, 2013 3:20 PM
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Kevin Young, left, and Jeff Withey of Kansas reject a dunk attempt by Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye.

Otto Porter scored 17 points and grabbed the game’s decisive rebound with 1.4 seconds to play yesterday, leading host Georgetown to a 53-51 win over fifth-ranked Louisville, the Cardinals’ third straight loss.

Trailing by one, Louisville had several chances to take the lead in the final two minutes. After getting the ball back on a disputed held ball ruling, the Cardinals kept the ball for a final shot. Peyton Siva, who didn’t score in the game, missed the jumper, Porter grabbed the rebound and was fouled.

Porter finished with 12 rebounds for the Hoyas (14-4, 4-3 Big East).

Russ Smith, taken out of the starting lineup because of a recent shooting slump, finished with 12 points and Luke Hancock and Gorgui Dieng also had 12 for the Cardinals (16-4, 4-3), who have their longest losing streak since January 2010. Top-ranked in the country a week ago, Louisville then fell to Syracuse and Villanova.

Top 25 highlights

 

No. 1 Duke 84, Maryland 64 — Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 25 points and host Duke (17-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) routed Maryland (15-5, 3-4).

Mason Plumlee added 19 points and Seth Curry 13 for the Blue Devils, who had just four turnovers while shooting 52 percent from the field against a Maryland defense that hadn’t allowed any team to shoot better than 44 percent.

Plumlee made 9 of 12 shots, and Sulaimon was 9 of 13 with six three-pointers.

No. 3 Kansas 67, Oklahoma 54 — Ben McLemore scored 18 points, Jeff Withey added 13 points and nine rebounds, and host Kansas (18-1, 6-0 Big 12) shut down Oklahoma (13-5, 4-2) and ran its winning streak to a nation-leading 17 games.

Withey had four blocks and three steals and Travis Releford added 10 points for the Jayhawks, who won their 33rd straight at Allen Fieldhouse.

No. 9 Butler 83, Temple 71 — Rotnei Clarke scored 24 points in his return from a sprained neck and Khyle Marshall added 19 points, leading host Butler (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) over Temple (13-6, 2-3).

It was the first game in two weeks for Clarke, who made three three-pointers and 13 of 14 free throws.

Iowa State 73, No. 11 Kansas State 67 — Will Clyburn had 24 points and 10 rebounds and host Iowa State (14-5, 4-2 Big 12) handed Kansas State (15-4, 4-2) its second straight loss.

Freshman Georges Niang added 15 points for the Cyclones, who beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.

Will Spradlin had 15 points and Rodney McGruder 13 to lead the Wildcats, who lost on the road for the first time in four tries.

San Diego State 55, No. 15 New Mexico 34 — JJ O’Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds and host San Diego State (16-4, 4-2 Mountain West Conference) routed cold-shooting New Mexico (17-3, 4-1).

New Mexico’s 34 points and 25 percent shooting from the field (11 of 44) were season lows. Kendall Williams had 14 points for the Lobos. La Salle 69, No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth 61 — Ramon Galloway scored 31 points and visiting La Salle (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10) beat a top-25 team for the second straight game for the first time in 60 years, upsetting Virginia Commonwealth (16-5, 4-2). La Salle, which edged No. 9 Butler on Wednesday, has consecutive victories over ranked teams for the first time since 1952, when it beat three in a row. Juvonte Reddic had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams, who lost for the second time in three days after a 13-game winning streak. VCU blew a seven-point lead in the last minute and lost in overtime at Richmond on Thursday. No. 24 Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65 — Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight 17 for visiting Notre Dame (16-4, 4-3 Big East) against South Florida (10-9, 1-6).

Eric Atkins added 13 points and Pat Connaughton 12 for Notre Dame, which had lost three of four.

Zach LeDay had 17 points and Anthony Collins 12 for South Florida, which led 35-28 at halftime.

Big Ten

 

Wisconsin 45, No. 12 Minnesota 44 — Traevon Jackson, a Westerville South graduate, just beat the shot clock with a 15-foot jumper from the right side with four seconds left, and host Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten) handed Minnesota (15-5, 3-4) its fourth straight loss.

After Jackson’s shot gave the Badgers a 45-43 lead, the Golden Gophers called a timeout with 1.8 seconds remaining and inbounded from halfcourt. The Badgers’ Mike Bruesewitz fouled Trevor Mbakwe, who was unable to shoot the ensuing free throws because of an apparent right hand or wrist injury.

Rodney Williams stepped to the line and made the first free throw, but he missed the second and Sam Dekker grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Wisconsin.

Nebraska 64, Northwestern 49 — Dylan Talley scored 20 points to lead host Nebraska (11-10, 2-6) past Northwestern (12-9, 3-5).

Brandon Ubel had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cornhuskers, who won for the first time in four conference home games.

Dave Sobolewski scored 21 points and Jared Swopshire 11 to pace the Wildcats.

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