Louisville sends G'town to defeat

The Baltimore Sun

Earl Clark scored 22 points, and No. 6 Louisville overcame 16 turnovers with good defense and solid three-point shooting last night in a 76-58 victory over host Georgetown that moved the Cardinals into a tie for first place in the Big East.

Louisville started 9-for-9 from the field. It was 7-for-7 from three-point range well into the second half.

The Cardinals (22-5, 13-2 Big East) are tied with Connecticut atop the league standings. The Hoyas (14-12, 5-10) have lost nine of 11.

Top 25 women

No. 12 Texas A&M; 57, No. 2 Oklahoma 56: : Takia Starks' layup with six seconds left lifted the host Aggies (21-5, 9-4 Big 12) over the Sooners (24-3, 12-1), whose 20-game winning streak ended.

No. 9 North Carolina 74, North Carolina State 57: : Italee Lucas scored 16 as the visiting Tar Heels (24-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Wolfpack (12-15, 4-8).

State men

Bethune-Cookman 69, UMES 52:: Alexander Starling and John Holmes each scored 16 to lead the host Wildcats (14-14, 8-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic) past the Hawks (7-20, 3-11). UMES has lost eight of nine.

State women

Morgan State 90, Hampton 87, OT: : Corin Adams scored 32 and the visiting Bears (17-10, 9-5 MEAC) outscored the Pirates (12-13, 8-5) 16-13 in overtime.

Coppin State 63, Howard 57: : Danielle Anders (17 points) led a trio of double-digit scorers as the visiting Eagles (12-13, 11-4 MEAC) beat the Bison (6-10, 5-8).

Mount St. Mary's 77, Wagner 61: : Lauren Howell made seven three-pointers and matched a career-high with 23 points to lead the visiting Mount (12-15, 7-10 Northeast) past the Seahawks (7-20, 3-13). Mount St. Mary's win clinched a 20th straight league tournament appearance.

UMES 70, Bethune-Cookman 60: : April McBride scored a game-high 22 points and the visiting Hawks (13-12, 9-5 MEAC) pulled away from the Wildcats (10-15, 3-11) late in the second half.

Off the court

Oklahoma men: : Coach Jeff Capel said preseason All-American Blake Griffin was out for last night's game against No. 15 Kansas. Griffin is recovering from a concussion suffered Saturday at Texas.

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