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Two Louisville football players reportedly shot

STREAK AT 84 AND COUNTING: Kansas State’s Kaylee Page, left, and UConn’s Crystal Dangerfield battle for the ball during the Huskies’ 84th straight victory.

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STREAK AT 84 AND COUNTING: Kansas State’s Kaylee Page, left, and UConn’s Crystal Dangerfield battle for the ball during the Huskies’ 84th straight victory.

Three people were shot near the Louisville campus early Sunday morning, two of them reportedly Cardinals football players who were celebrating teammate Lamar Jackson's Heisman Trophy.

Linebackers James Hearns and Henry Famurewa reportedly were identified as the players. All three suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. University spokesman Kenny Klein could not confirm that they were the players shot; Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said all three are students.

When police responded to a call around 2 a.m. Sunday, they found a man and a woman who had been shot. A third victim, who arrived separately at a hospital, was determined by police to have been wounded at the same time.

A witness said an argument broke out during the celebration and continued onto the street.

Hearns, a junior from Tallahassee, led the Cardinals with eight sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Famurewa, a sophomore from Powder Springs, Ga., had two sacks and 10 tackles.

There were no suspects.

Men's basketball

No. 6 UK 96, Hofstra 73: Malik Monk scored 20 and Isaiah Briscoe had 19 for Kentucky (9-1) in the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at Barclays Center.

NO. 7 UNC 73, TENNESSEE 71: Justin Jackson made the go-ahead shot with 2:14 left and freshman Brandon Robinson added a key tip-in with 52.4 seconds left as the host Tar Heels (10-1) rallied from 15 down.

Women's basketball

USF IMPROVES TO 7-0: Kitija Laksa made four 3-pointers and scored 22 as the No. 22 Bulls (7-0) beat the host Red Wolves (1-7) 78-59. Maria Jespersen added 14 points and Tamara Henshaw had 10 rebounds for USF, which next hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) at 7 Wednesday.

UF wins, top scorer quits: Brooke Copeland scored 13 and the No. 23 Gators (7-3) pulled away to a 67-38 win over N.C. A&T (1-7) in Panama City. UF's top scorer, sophomore guard Eleanna Christinaki (17.6), who faced a first-half suspension for an unspecified "violation of team culture," instead left the program. "Eleanna Christinaki has quit on her team,'' coach Amanda Butler said.

No. 1 UConn 75, Kansas St. 58: The visiting Huskies used a 17-0 surge in the first half and a 10-0 charge in the second to run their winning streak to 84, six shy of their stretch from 2008-10.

No. 6 S.C. 98, Minnesota 58: Kaela Davis had 22 points off six 3-pointers and the host Gamecocks (7-1) finished with 16 3s, the most in coach Dawn Staley's nine seasons and second most in program history behind 17 against Western Carolina in 1994.

No. 8 Louisville 68, W. KY. 61: Asia Durr scored 16, including two key 3-pointers in the fourth, for the host Cardinals (8-2).

No. 9 UCLA 84, Michigan 64: Monique Billings had 19 points and a season-high 16 rebounds for the host Bruins (7-1).

PAC-12 RECORD: Kelsey Plum matched her season high with 44 points and became the Pac-12's career scoring leader in No. 11 Washington's 92-66 win over visiting Boise State. Plum entered the day needing 23 points to surpass the mark of Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike, who finished her career with 2,737.

Men's soccer

STANFORD WINS TITLE: Andrew Epstein made two diving saves and Corey Baird and Sam Werner scored Stanford's final penalty-kick goals to give the Cardinal a second straight College Cup title, 5-4 over Wake Forest after 110 scoreless minutes. Stanford did not allow a goal in the tournament, finishing 15-3-5 after beginning 0-3-1. Wake Forest finished 19-3-3.

Two Louisville football players reportedly shot 12/11/16 [Last modified: Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:05pm]
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