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Cincy upsets Louisville, ties USF

CINCINNATI — Cashmere Wright tied a career high with six 3-pointers and scored 22 to lead Cincinnati past No. 17 Louisville 60-56 on Thursday.

Cincinnati (20-8, 10-5) made 11 of 27 3-pointers and created a three-way tie for fourth in the Big East with USF and Georgetown. The Bulls and Bearcats meet Sunday in Tampa. The Cardinals (21-7, 9-6), whom the Bulls face Wednesday, sit a game back.

Russ Smith scored six during a 15-4 run that put Louisville up 45-39 with 12:16 left. Gorgui Dieng had 11 points and 10 rebounds by then but picked up his fourth foul with 10:54 to go.

Immediately, Cincinnati went on a 14-0 run. Sean Kilpatrick who scored 12, started and finished the run with baskets.

The Cardinals, who had won six in a row, made 1 of 14 3-pointers. Kyle Kuric, who entered averaging a team-high 13.3 points, scored four. He missed all 11 of his shots, including a 3-pointer that would have tied the score with 19 seconds left.

No. 14 Murray St. 80, Tenn. St. 62: Isaiah Canaan scored 16 of his 24 in the first half to help the visiting Racers avenge their lone loss. Murray State (27-1, 14-1 Ohio Valley) blew a 13-point lead in losing 72-68 on Feb. 9. Thursday, the Racers made four 3-pointers during a 14-0 run over the final 2:31 of the first half.

Iowa 67, No. 16 Wisconsin 66: Matt Gatens scored 33 for the host Hawkeyes. It was his second straight career high after getting 30 in Sunday's win over Indiana. The Badgers (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) cut a 13-point to two before Gatens made two free throws with four seconds left.

Gators lose forward: Florida forward Will Yeguete is out for the season with a broken left foot. The sophomore, who is set for surgery today, was hurt Tuesday against Auburn. Yeguete went from little-used role player last season to defensive specialist who has started 10 games. He averaged 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 points and had 14 games with seven or more rebounds.

Women: Vols fall

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Lyndsay Harris scored 20, including the clinching free throws with six seconds left, to help Arkansas upset No. 10 Tennessee 72-71 in overtime. Tennessee (20-8, 11-4 SEC) led 62-60 before Sarah Watkins' tying layup with nine seconds left in regulation.

No. 2 Stanford 68, Colo. 46: Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 23 points and 11 rebounds and sister Chiney Ogwumike 18 and seven for the host Cardinal (25-1, 16-0 Pac-12)

No. 8 Ohio St. 81, Minn. 56: Samantha Prahalis scored a school-record 42 for the host Buckeyes (24-4, 11-4 Big Ten).

No. 9 Delaware 71, George Mason 53: Elena Delle Donne had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the host Blue Hens (25-1, 16-0 Colonial Athletic).

No. 12 Green Bay 72, Valpo 36: The host Phoenix (24-1, 14-1) clinched a share of its 14th consecutive Horizon title.

No. 13 Kentucky 53, S. Carolina 50: A'dia Mathies scored 21 for the host Wildcats (23-5, 12-3 SEC), who set a school record for conference wins in a season.

No. 17 Ga. Tech 76, Va. Tech 66: Sasha Goodlett scored 18 for the visiting Yellow Jackets (21-7, 11-4 ACC), who closed the first half with a 16-3 run.

No. 18 Georgia 87, Miss. 52: Meredith Mitchell scored 20 for the host Bulldogs (21-7, 10-5 SEC), who broke a 39-39 tie with a 15-0 run.

No. 22 Purdue 60, Mich. 49: Brittany Rayburn scored 15 to lead the visiting Boilermakers. Purdue (20-8, 10-5 Big Ten) had lost five of six, but three losses came to ranked teams.

Mich. St. 73, No. 23 Neb. 53: The visiting Cornhuskers (20-7, 9-6 Big Ten) trailed 22-6 7:33 in.

FSU 74, Clemson 52: Chasity Clayton had 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds off the bench for the visiting Seminoles (14-15, 6-9). Natasha Howard had 11 points and 10 rebounds for her ACC-high 12th double double.

Florida 79, Miss. St. 45: Jordan Jones scored 18 for the host Gators (18-10, 8-7 SEC), who led 11-0 and led by double digits for most of the game.

Plane crash: An autopsy on the 82-year-old pilot did not find any medical conditions that could have contributed to November's crash that killed Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Times staff writer Antonya English contributed to this report.

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