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Tennessee shocks No. 16 Memphis

Chris Lofton scored a career-high 34 as Tennessee built a big lead in the first half and stunned No. 16 Memphis 76-58 Wednesday night.

The Tigers (6-2) looked vastly different than a year ago without leading scorers Rodney Carney, Shawne Williams and Darius Washington, who helped them to the Conference USA championship and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

They struggled to hit shots while the Volunteers (7-2) relied on Lofton and their defense.

Tennessee led by as many as 23 in the first half. Lofton scored 21 before halftime.

AUBURN 82, S. ALABAMA 71: Rasheem Barrett scored 20 and led the host Tigers (7-3). Auburn shot 55.8 percent from the floor and had a season-high 22 turnovers.


NO. 7 DUKE 57, HOLY CROSS 45: DeMarcus Nelson and Josh McRoberts each scored 13 to lead the host Blue Devils (8-1). Freshman Gerald Henderson added eight points and came up with some big plays during a 20-4 second-half run for Duke, which trailed most of the way before the decisive run.

NO. 23 MARYLAND 79, FORDHAM 59: Mike Jones scored 18 and the host Terrapins (9-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season.

BOSTON COLLEGE 75, FAIRFIELD 52: Jared Dudley scored 20 and Sean Williams 16 to lead the host Eagles (5-2) to their fourth straight win, spoiling the return of Fairfield coach Ed Cooley.

VA. TECH 72, ODU 55: Deron Washington scored 18 and had seven rebounds to lead the host Hokies (5-3).

Big East

NO. 19 UCONN 81, NORTHEASTERN 53: Jeff Adrien scored a career-high 18 and had 12 rebounds to lead the Huskies (8-0). It was Adrien's fifth double double this season.

NO. 2 PITTSBURGH 73, DUQUESNE 56: Aaron Gray had 15 and 12 rebounds despite an off-shooting night and the host Panthers (9-0) quickly built a 20-point lead.

VILLANOVA 67, OKLAHOMA 51: Mike Nardi scored a season-high 23 and Curtis Sumpter added 14 as the Wildcats (7-1) ended the Sooners' NCAA-best 49-game homecourt winning streak against nonconference foes.

W. VIRGINIA 71, N.C. STATE 60: Frank Young's 16 led four players in double figures for the host Mountaineers (6-1). A tiring Wolfpack team (5-2) lacking depth could not stay with West Virginia's motion offense in the second half.

RUTGERS 55, NEW HAMPSHIRE 48: Marquis Webb came off the bench to score 14 to lead the host Scarlet Knights (3-5).

DEPAUL 83, CHICAGO ST. 56: Karron Clarke scored 15 and the host Blue Demons (4-4) posted consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Top 25

NO. 15 BUTLER 65, BALL ST. 41: Mike Green scored a career-high 21, Julian Betko and A.J. Graves each had 11 and the host Bulldogs (10-0) ran away from their in-state rival.


TEXAS TECH 66, LA. TECH 59: Bob Knight tied legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp for second place on the career victory list in the visiting Red Raiders' win. Knight's 876th victory moved him within three of tying former North Carolina coach Dean Smith for the most in Division I history. Jarrius Jackson scored 21 for Texas Tech (7-3).

MICHIGAN ST. 80, INDIANA-PURDUE-FORT WAYNE 43: Drew Neitzel, Maurice Joseph and Marquise Gray each scored 13 to pace the host Spartans' balanced attack. Neitzel and Joseph each had four 3-pointers for Michigan State (8-2).

INDIANA 92, W. ILLINOIS 40: Roderick Wilmont scored 20 and Lance Stemler and Joey Shaw each added 14 for the host Hoosiers (5-2).


SAINT LEO 88, WARNER SOUTHERN 61: Quentin Cullop scored a career and game-high 18, and Saladeem Dewberry added a career-high 16 in his collegiate debut to lead the host Lions (3-4).

ECKERD 62, PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 59: The visiting Tritons (7-0) pulled out a close one against the Sailfish to remain undefeated.


FSU 70, STETSON 44: The Seminoles (9-1) held the Hatters (1-7) to six points in the final 9:44 for the victory. FSU was led by sophomore Britany Miller's game-high 23.

NO. 1 MARYLAND 77, N. IOWA 33: Kristi Toliver scored 15, Laura Harper had 13 and the visiting Terrapins (11-0) closed the first half with a 20-0 run.

NO. 2 UNC 95, WOFFORD 36: Erlana Larkins scored 18 while Camille Little and Ivory Latta each added 16 for the host Tar Heels (9-0).

NOTRE DAME 67, NO. 10 PURDUE 58: Breona Gray scored a career-high 22 and the host Irish overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Boilermakers (7-2).

NO. 13 ARIZONA ST. 81, GONZAGA 66: Emily Westerberg scored 20 and had 11 rebounds to lead the visiting Sun Devils (8-1).

WASHINGTON 65, NO. 15 TEXAS A&M 59: Cameo Hicks scored 16 and Andrea Plouffe added 13 to help the host Huskies knock off the Aggies (6-2).

NO. 22 TEXAS 75, TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN 44: Erika Arriaran scored 19 for the host Longhorns (7-1). Tiffany Jackson had 21 and Ashley Lindsey scored 15 to pace Texas.

NO. 24 MARQUETTE 74, WEST VIRGINIA 50: Christina Quaye scored 18 to lead the host Golden Eagles (8-1) past the cold-shooting Mountaineers.

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 64, ECKERD 60: The visiting Tritons (4-3) dropped their second straight. Freshman forward Stephanie Grace led the Tritons with 15, the only Eckerd player in double figures.