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Emotional Cards take it out on BC

Louisville coach Rick Pitino, having a word with guard Quentin Snider, says he “was tearing up after the national anthem.”

Associated Press

Louisville coach Rick Pitino, having a word with guard Quentin Snider, says he “was tearing up after the national anthem.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Motivated to move on from its postseason ban, No. 19 Louisville dominated Boston College from the start.

Trey Lewis scored 16 and Deng Adel added 13 as the Cardinals routed the Eagles 79-47 Saturday, a day after the school imposed a postseason ban for recruiting violations.

Louisville (19-4, 8-2 ACC) followed Monday's upset of North Carolina with a lopsided win despite uneven stretches just after halftime. The absence of leading scorer Damion Lee (bruised knee) impacted their rotation, but plenty of teammates stepped up.

"I was tearing up after the national anthem," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "It was very emotionally draining for all of us. But we got through it, we got a win. Now we move on."

Several baskets by Lewis midway through the second half helped spark a 10-0 run that gave the Cardinals a comfortable lead. "It was very emotional," Lewis said. "I'd never been involved in anything like that before. We wanted to come out and play well."

No. 1 Sooners upset

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Wesley Iwundu scored 22, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 to shake up the Big 12 race again.

The Wildcats (14-9, 3-7) snapped the Sooners' four-game win streak by holding Buddy Hield in check. The high-scoring guard had 23 points, but a big chunk came in the final minutes when the Sooners (19-3, 7-3) were desperately trying to rally.

"I thought we got beat by a club that outfought us, beat us to balls and was more active," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "All night long they were a lot quicker. Their older guys stepped up and played very well."

NO. 2 FALLS, TOO: Demetrius Jackson scored 19, and host Notre Dame (16-7, 7-4 ACC) rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76. The Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2) lost their second straight as the top two teams in the AP poll lost on the same day for the seventh time, according to ESPN.

NO. 3 'NOVA 72, NO. 11 PROVIDENCE 60: Darryl Reynolds had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Wildcats (20-3, 10-1 Big East) held off a late rally by the Friars (18-6, 6-5) to avenge last month's overtime loss at home.

NO. 4 MARYLAND 72, NO. 18 PURDUE 61: Rasheed Sulaimon had 21 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and the Terrapins (21-3, 10-2 Big Ten) rallied past the Boilermakers (19-5, 7-4) to win their 25th straight at home.

NO. 6 XAVIER 90, MARQUETTE 82: J.P. Macura scored a career-high 20 and hit two 3-pointers down the stretch, rallying the host Musketeers (21-2, 9-2 Big East) to their fifth straight win.

NO. 7 KANSAS 75, TCU 56: Perry Ellis had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3 Big 12), who snapped a three-game losing streak in conference road games.

NO. 25 S.C. 81, NO. 8 TEXAS A&M 78: Sindarius Thornwell had 25 points and nine assists as the visiting Gamecocks (20-3, 7-3 SEC) handed the Aggies (18-5, 7-3) their second straight loss.

NO. 9 UVA 64, PITT 50: Malcolm Brogdon had 21 points for the visiting Cavaliers (19-4, 8-3 ACC), who improved to 4-0 against the Panthers since they moved to the ACC in 2013.

NO. 10 MICH. ST. 89, MICHIGAN 73: Bryn Forbes scored 23 of his 29 in the first half for the visiting Spartans (20-4, 7-4 Big Ten).

NO. 13 IOWA ST. 64, OKLA. ST. 59: Georges Niang scored 16 of his 18 in the second half and had nine rebounds to help lead the visiting Cyclones (17-6, 6-4 Big 12).

NO. 14 W. VA. 80, NO. 15 BAYLOR 69: Daxter Miles scored a season-high 20 as the host Mountaineers (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) snapped a four-game losing streak to the Bears (17-6, 6-4).

PENN ST. 68, NO. 22 INDIANA 63: Brandon Taylor scored 11 of his 24 with less than 10 minutes left, and the host Nittany Lions shocked the Hoosiers (19-5, 9-2 Big Ten).

NO. 23 ARIZONA 77, WASH. 72: Kadeem Allen hit a 3-pointer with 1:01 left as the shot clock expired, and the visiting Wildcats (19-5, 7-4 Pac-12) held on.

NO. 24 DAYTON 98, G. MASON 64: Charles Cooke had 24 points to lead five players in double figures as the visiting Flyers (19-3, 9-1 A-10) won their seventh straight.

DUKE 88, N.C. STATE 80: Grayson Allen had 28 points, and the host Blue Devils (17-6, 6-4 ACC) used a key five-point possession to win in coach Mike Krzyzewski's return from illness.

TEMPLE 62, UCF 60: Mark Williams scored a season-high 16 for the visiting Owls. A.J. Davis' putback at the buzzer for the Knights (11-10, 5-5 AAC) was waved off.

TAMPA 65, ECKERD 52: Duke Shelton had 15 points as the host Spartans (7-14, 3-8 Sunshine State) handed the Tritons (18-5, 9-3) their second straight loss.

SAINT LEO 93, LYNN 90, OT: Tyreece Brice had 21 points, and host Lions (15-8, 8-5 SSC) gave coach Vince Alexander his 300th career win.

RECORD WIN: Harry Statham earned his record 1,099th victory as a head coach as Nate Michael scored 40 to lead host McKendree of the NAIA to a 92-84 win over Maryville. Statham, 78, passed Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt for wins by a coach at a four-year school.


USF vs. No. 12 SMU

2, Sun Dome Records: USF 5-19, 2-9 AAC; SMU 19-2, 8-2 TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: 820-AM

Emotional Cards take it out on BC 02/06/16 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:34pm]
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