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FSU rallies past Louisville in basketball

The No. 6 Seminoles remain hot at home.
Florida State forward Malik Osborne gets pumped up after making a 3-pointer against Louisville in Tallahassee. [MARK WALLHEISER | AP]

TALLAHASSEE — Trent Forrest scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to rally No. 6 Florida State from a double-digit deficit and beat No. 11 Louisville 82-67 on Monday night.

Patrick Williams’ thunderous dunk put an exclamation point to a 15-0 run that put the Seminoles (24-4, 14-3 ACC) ahead for good. FSU, which moved up two spots in the new Associated Press poll, outscored Louisville 50-27 in the second half and extended its home winning streak to 22 games.

Devin Vassell and M.J. Walker each scored 12 points for FSU, which set a school record for ACC regular-season wins with three remaining in the 20-game schedule.

Ryan McMahon scored 14 and Jordan Nwora had 13 points and eight rebounds for Louisville (23-6, 14-4), which went more than seven minutes without a field goal during one second-half stretch.

The Cardinals played shorthanded most of the night after junior center Malik Williams injured his left foot minutes into the game. He returned to the bench wearing a boot.

The Seminoles shot 50 percent in each half and overcame nine first-half turnovers to complete a season sweep of Louisville.

FSU next plays at Clemson on Saturday.

Women’s top 10 games

Sabrina Ionescu became the first player, man or woman, to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds as No. 3 Oregon (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) won 74-66 at No. 4 Stanford (24-4, 13-3). Ionescu hit the milestone on a defensive rebound late in the third quarter. … Te’a Cooper scored 17 and No. 2 Baylor clinched a share of its 10th consecutive Big 12 regular-season championship with a 64-39 victory over host West Virginia. The Bears (26-1, 15-0) cemented the top seed in the conference tournament and won their 56th straight regular-season conference game. They can clinch the title outright with a win Saturday or with a loss by second-place TCU to Texas on Wednesday. … Haley Gorecki scored 13 of her 24 in the fourth quarter and Duke never trailed in beating No. 8 North Carolina State 70-65, its first road win over the Wolfpack (23-4, 12-4 ACC) since 2013. Elissa Cunane had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead N.C. State.

Basketball polls

Kansas is back at No. 1 in the Associated Press men’s poll after winning at Baylor, while the Bears dropped to No. 2. Kansas was atop the poll for one week in December. Gonzaga was No. 3 after a loss to BYU, and Dayton leapfrogged San Diego State for No. 4 after the Aztecs lost for the first time in a week when every team in the top 10 found itself in a new position from last week. The Flyers have won 16 straight to reach their highest standing in the poll since finishing third during the 1955-56 season. … South Carolina remained No. 1 in the women’s poll as the top seven was unchanged. The rest of the rankings got jumbled, with the exception of No. 20 South Dakota. All the other teams ranked eighth through 25th changed spots from last week.

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