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No. 1 Hoosiers roll to win vs. Georgia


February 19. 2013 6:14PM
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NEW YORK — Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 66-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.


Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers (4-0) and they were the ones who finally started hitting from long range as Indiana established control of the game.


The Hoosiers will face the winner of the game between No. 11 UCLA and Georgetown for the title on Tuesday night.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia (1-3), which lost its third straight.


The Hoosiers, who came into the game shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range missed 11 of the first 12 shots they took from behind the arc. Watford hit a 3 with 10:06 left to end the shooting slump and extended Indiana's lead to 45-40.


North Carolina 95, Mississippi State 49

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in an easy win over Mississippi State at the Maui Invitational.


P.J. Hairston had 18 points, Reggie Bullock had 16 points, and Dexter Strickland and James McAdoo each scored 10.


Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points.


The Tar Heels scored the game's first nine points and led 29-6 in less than 10 minutes. Mississippi State never came closer than 20 points behind after that. A fade-away 3-pointer from Hairston put UNC up 42 with 5:30 left in the game.


Mississippi State made just seven shots in the first half and shot 28.3 percent for the game.


North Carolina next faces Butler, which topped Marquette on a buzzer-beater 3-pointer earlier Monday.


Georgetown 78, UCLA 70

NEW YORK — Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown beat No. 11 UCLA in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center, spoiling the college debut of Shabazz Muhammad.


Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0), who will face No. 1 Indiana in Tuesday night's championship game. The Hoosiers beat Georgia 66-53.


The Hoyas opened the second half on a 12-0 run — with Greg Whittington hitting two 3s — to take a 43-29 lead, their biggest of the game.


The Bruins (3-1) were within 59-53 on a 3-pointer by Norman Powell. But the Hoyas went on a 7-1 run that was capped by a hook shot by Nate Lubick with 6:17 to go.


The Bruins did get within 77-70 on a 3 by Muhammad with 50 seconds to play.



WOMEN California 87, Cal Poly 61

BERKELEY, Calif. — Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and Gennifer Brandon had 18 points and 11 rebounds as No. 11 California rolled past Cal Poly.


Talia Caldwell added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears (3-0). Brittany Boyd scored 10 for California, which shot 50 percent from the field and never trailed in the game. The Golden Bears led by as many as 28 points and moved to 6-0 all time in the series against Cal Poly.




Indiana tops in men's poll; Stanford new No. 1 in women's

Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll and Louisville is again a solid second. Then come the changes, with Kentucky dropping five spots to eighth.


The Hoosiers (3-0) receive 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.


Ohio State and Michigan both move up one place to third and fourth, while Duke, which beat Kentucky, jumps from ninth to fifth. Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona round out the Top Ten.


Oklahoma State, at No. 20, and Colorado, at 23, are the week's newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Cowboys (4-0) were last ranked during the 2006-07 season. Colorado (4-0) was last in the Top 25 when the Buffaloes were ranked for the final eight polls of 1996-97.


In the women's poll, Stanford is the new No. 1 team in the nation, barely edging Connecticut for the top.


The Cardinal jumps from fourth after beating former No. 1 Baylor 71-69 on Friday night, ending the Lady Bears' 42-game winning streak. Baylor, which was first in the previous 21 polls, falls to third.


Stanford receives 21 first place votes, while Connecticut has 17. Baylor gets the other one. It's the Cardinal's first time at No. 1 since the final poll of the 2005 season.





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