No. 20 Louisville upsets No. 2 Kentucky, 65-56

Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. Otis George had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 20 Louisville to a 65-56 victory over No. 2 Kentucky on Saturday, snapping the Wildcats' 27-game regular-season winning streak.

Louisville (7-1), which held Kentucky to one field goal of the final 5:47, won at its seventh straight since a season-opening loss to Iowa.

Kentucky (7-1) had not lost a regular-season game since last Dec. 28, when the Wildcats fell 81-63 at Louisville.

Larry O'Bannon and Luke Whitehead each added 11 points for Louisville, which went 15-of-16 from the free throw line.

Louisville shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half, while Kentucky shot 33.3 percent after halftime.

Kelenna Azubuike and Cliff Hawkins each had 12 points for Kentucky.

No. 10 Saint Joseph's 73, Pacific 55

PHILADELPHIA Delonte West scored 22 points and Jameer Nelson added 15 for the Hawks (9-0), who are off to their best start since they won their first 10 games in 1964-65.

Christian Maraker scored 15 points and Tyler Newton had 11 for the Tigers (4-6), who beat the Hawks last season.

Chet Stachitas was 4-for-6 from 3-point range and scored all 14 of his points in the second half for Saint Joseph's.

Memphis 61, No. 11 Missouri 59

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Antonio Burks scored 17 points and Sean Banks added 13 points and eight rebounds for Memphis, which handed the Tigers their third loss in four games.

Missouri (4-3), which also lost to No. 21 Illinois this week, got within 60-59 on Rickey Paulding's 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining. Jimmy McKinney's running shot from beyond the 3-point line as time ran out bounced off the rim, giving Memphis (7-2) its third straight win.

Arthur Johnson, who fouled out with 2:40 remaining, led Missouri with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 13 Florida 109, E Kentucky 63

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Anthony Roberson scored 22 points to lead the Gators (8-2), who shot 64.6 percent (42-for-65).

David Lee of Florida followed a 12-for-12 night Monday against Northeastern with a 4-for-4 game Saturday. In all, Lee, who finished with eight points, has made 17 straight shots and has gone 62 minutes, spanning three games, since his last miss.

Matt Witt led Eastern Kentucky (3-6) with 14 points.

No. 14 Cincinnati 83, Miami, Ohio 63

CINCINNATI James White and Field Williams each scored 14 points and the Bearcats extended their best start in four years.

Cincinnati (8-0) pulled out to a 20-point lead in the first half, but couldn't shake the RedHawks (4-5) until midway through the second half.

Tony Bobbitt added 11 points and Jason Maxiell had 10 for Cincinnati, which has won its last six games against Miami. Danny Horace and Chet Mason led the RedHawks with 10 points apiece.

No. 16 Pittsburgh 52, New Hampshire 38

PITTSBURGH Julius Page picked up the slack for injured guard Carl Krauser by scoring 19 points and the Panthers matched the best start in school history.

Krauser, Pitt's leading scorer with a 15.6-point average, did not play because of a groin injury. Page made five 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the first half as Pitt took a 28-13 lead. He came into the game averaging 12.9 points, second to Krauser.

The Panthers (12-0) matched the 1929-30 team for the best start in school history and have won 32 consecutive home games.

Blago Janev scored 13 points for the Wildcats (3-6).

No. 19 Wisconsin 71, Ohio U. 48

CLEVELAND Alando Tucker scored a season-high 22 points and Zach Morley had a career-high 14 for the Badgers in the Rock-N-Roll Shootout.

Tucker, who missed Wisconsin's first five games while recovering from a broken right foot, had another strong game in just his second start this season for the Badgers (8-1), who won their fifth straight. The 6-foot-5 sophomore went 8-for-13 from the field and added six rebounds. Thomas Stephens had 13 points to lead the Bobcats (3-7).

No. 22 Purdue 82, Evansville 62

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Kenneth Lowe scored 17 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures.

Matt Kiefer had 14 points, and reserve Brett Buscher added 12 for Purdue (9-2), which bounced back from a one-point loss to Southern Methodist last Sunday.

Kyle Anslinger led Evansville (1-7) with 16 points, including going 4-of-5 from 3-point range.



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