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No. 6 Louisville upset by Memphis

Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2004

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Rodney Carney scored 19 points and keyed a second-half rally, helping Memphis upset No. 6 Louisville 62-58 Wednesday night.

The short-handed Cardinals lost their second in a row, both since coach Rick Pitino returned from a two-day medical leave. They had won 16 in a row before falling to Marquette.

Louisville (16-3, 6-2 Conference USA) played without injured starters Francisco Garcia and Taquan Dean and reserve Nouha Diakite. Garcia, the team's leading scorer at 15.8 points per game, was out with an ankle injury.

No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, St. John's 51

PITTSBURGH Chris Taft scored 15 points to help Pittsburgh rout St. John's for the Panthers' school-record 17th home win of the season.

The Panthers (21-1, 7-1 Big East) have won 39 consecutive home games and are 33-0 at the Petersen Events Center. Jaron Brown added 13 points, and Chevon Troutman had 11.

No. 11 Texas 76, Colorado 63

AUSTIN, Texas Sydmill Harris and Kenton Paulino each scored 13 points and Texas (15-3, 6-1 Big 12) hit 11 3-pointers en route to a win in their first game back in the Frank Erwin Center since their 25-game home winning streak was snapped on Jan. 24.

Harris, a key role player in last season's Final Four run, had not scored in eight of the 10 previous games but went 4-for-5 from the floor and hit his only two free throws against Colorado (12-7, 4-4).

No. 14 Wisconsin 80, Minnesota 66

MADISON, Wis. Devin Harris scored a career-high 38 points and Wisconsin (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten) won its 25th straight game at the Kohl Center and broke a school record established in 1915 with their 21st straight conference win at home.

Harris was 10-of-12 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and sank 13 of 14 free throws. Mike Wilkinson added 15 points and Zach Morley 14 for the Badgers, who were without starting guard Maurice ''Boo'' Wade after his suspension following an assault charge.

North Carolina St. 73, No. 16 Wake Forest 68

RALEIGH, N.C. Marcus Melvin had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and North Carolina State rallied from an 18-point deficit.

Julius Hodge scored 18 points for the Wolfpack (13-5, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), while Scooter Sherrill added 16. N.C. State improved to 11-0 at the RBC Center.

No. 22 Oklahoma 75, Iowa St. 48

NORMAN, Okla. De'Angelo Alexander scored 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range, and Lawrence McKenzie added 16 to lead Oklahoma to its fourth straight victory.

McKenzie hit a couple of 3s on back-to-back possessions early in the second half to spark a 21-5 run, turning the game into a rout for the Sooners (14-4, 4-3 Big 12), who won their fourth straight game.

Virginia Tech 69, No. 23 Providence 57

BLACKSBURG, Va. Bryant Matthews scored 23 points and Coleman Collins added 21 to help Virginia Tech snap a five-game losing streak.

Tech (9-10, 2-6 Big East) withstood a late run by the Friars to beat a ranked team for the first time since topping No. 18 Connecticut 95-74 last Feb. 5.

No. 25 South Carolina 90, Alabama 82, OT

COLUMBIA, S.C. Josh Gonner scored 22 points and Kerbrell Brown added 16, including a 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds left that sent the game into for South Carolina.

In a game that saw the teams combine to hit 30 of 56 3-pointers, it was a mixture of good shooting and defense by the Gamecocks (19-3, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) and mistakes by Alabama that doomed the Crimson Tide (11-8, 3-5).



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