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February 19. 2013 10:55PM
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jack Cooley had 14 points and 13 rebounds as No. 22 Notre Dame beat Kennesaw State 85-57 on Wednesday night.


Cooley has five double-doubles in seven games. Jerian Grant added 14 points for the Irish (11-1).


The Owls (1-9) closed out the final four minutes of the first half on a 9-4 run. The spurt was capped by Markeith Cummings' 3 as the first-half buzzer sounded, cutting the deficit to 34-28.


But Notre Dame (11-1) started the second half on a 17-5 run over the first 8:18, and stretched its lead to 53-33. The run included six points from Grant, four from Sherman, four from Cooley and a 3 by freshman Cameron Biedschied. Aaron Anderson led Kennesaw State with 16 points, followed by Cummings, who had 15.


Duke 88, Cornell 47

DURHAM, N.C. — Seth Curry scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 and No. 1 Duke reeled off 23 straight points in an 88-47 rout of Cornell on Wednesday night.


Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 16 points and Quinn Cook had a career-high 12 assists for the Blue Devils (10-0).


Playing as a top-ranked team for the 210th time under Mike Krzyzewski — but the first since February 2011 — they posted two key season highs, shooting 56.7 percent and forcing 26 turnovers, while holding the Big Red scoreless for an 8-minute stretch when the game got away from them.


Shonn Miller had 14 points to lead Cornell (4-7), which fell to 0-4 all-time against No. 1 teams.


Louisville 79, Fla. International 55

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Peyton Siva had career highs of five 3-pointers and 12 assists for Louisville in the first meeting between Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino, his son and FIU counterpart.


The younger Pitino, 30, served two stints as a Louisville assistant before taking over for Isiah Thomas at FIU this season.


Siva finished with 15 points in posting his first double-double since the season opener and was selected game MVP.


Wayne Blackshear tied his career best with 18 points for the Cardinals and Chane Behanan added 14 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double this season.


The Cardinals (10-1) shot 49 percent and hit 12 3-pointers, tying a season high. They committed just 11 turnovers in winning the 11th annual Billy Minardi Classic, named for Pitino's brother-in-law who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.


Tymell Murphy scored 12 points and 12 rebounds for FIU (3-5).


Indiana 93, Mount St. Mary's 54

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller finished with 16 points and six rebounds, and Christian Watford added 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Indiana.


The Hoosiers (10-1) looked like a team ready to make amends four days after its first loss of the season.


Five players scored in double figures for Indiana, which had a huge rebounding edge over the Mountaineers (4-5). The Hoosiers shot 70.6 percent — the fourth-best mark in school history.


Mount St. Mary's was led by Rashad Whack with 17 points and Josh Castellanos and Sam Prescott added 10 each.



Florida 82, SE Louisiana 43

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mike Rosario scored a season-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists for Florida.


The Gators (8-1) bounced back from a loss at No. 4 Arizona four days earlier, winning their only home game over a 40-day span.



Cincinnati 60, Xavier 45

CINCINNATI — Sean Kilpatrick scored 25 points and led a second-half surge that carried Cincinnati over Xavier in the renewal of their crosstown rivalry, an amicable one a year after it was marred by a brawl.


Cincinnati (11-0) won its 18th straight game at a downtown arena that has become the rivalry's stage for the next two years, an attempt to take the nasty edge off the annual game.


The Bearcats got the better of it in the second half behind Kilpatrick, who scored nine points in a 17-4 run that put them ahead to stay. Travis Taylor led Xavier (7-3) with 12 points.



Creighton 71, Tulsa 54

OMAHA, Neb. — Avery Dingman had 14 of his career-high 21 points in the second half, and Doug McDermott overcame a slow start to score 16 for Creighton.


Gregory Echenique added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Bluejays (11-1), who won their fifth straight.



Oklahoma St. 69, Texas-Arlington 44

STILLWATER, Okla. — Markel Brown scored 17 points and Phil Forte added 13 to lead Oklahoma State.


Le'Bryan Nash and Marcus Smart both had 10 points and Philip Jurick pulled down 10 rebounds for the Cowboys (9-1).


Reserve Jamel Outler had 14 points and Kevin Butler added 11 for the Mavericks (5-3), who committed 31 turnovers.



WOMEN Stanford 53, South Carolina 49

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef had a tiebreaking basket with 53 seconds left and No. 1 Stanford held on to beat No. 21 South Carolina.



Connecticut 97, Oakland 25

HARTFORD, Conn. — Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart each scored 21 points and Brianna Banks had 18 to lead No. 2 Connecticut.



Notre Dame 100, Alabama A&M 39

LAS VEGAS — Kayla McBride scored 16 points to lead four teammates in double figures as No. 5 Notre Dame cruised past Alabama A&M in the first round of the World Vision Classic.



Georgia 72, TCU 59

FORT WORTH, Texas — Erika Ford scored 10 points in a span of just over 6 1/2 minutes midway through the first half and sixth-ranked Georgia stayed undefeated.



North Carolina 76, East Carolina 67

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 24 points and No. 17 North Carolina pulled away in the second half in the Beach Ball Classic.



Texas A&M 83, Kansas State 60

LAS VEGAS — Kelsey Bone scored 22 points, hitting 11 of her 13 shots, to lift No. 22 Texas A&M to an 83-60 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday.



Florida State 94, Mercer 42

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Natasha Howard led five players in double figures with 17 points and 12 rebounds as No. 23 Florida State easily beat Mercer.




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