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Marquette Rolls Over Georgetown

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 05:38 PM
MILWAUKEE -

Wesley Matthews scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, helping No. 8 Marquette remain undefeated in the Big East with a 94-82 victory against No. 25 Georgetown on Saturday, the Hoyas' fifth straight loss.

Jerel McNeal scored 26 points and Lazar Hayward added 23 for the Golden Eagles (19-2, 8-0), who have won 11 straight games and remain in a first-place tie with No. 7 Louisville atop the conference.

It was the third straight road loss for reeling Georgetown (12-8, 3-6).

Marquette took control with a 12-2 run midway through the second half, capped by a 3-point play by backup guard Jimmy Butler to give Marquette a 10-point lead with 11:03 remaining.

NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 94,

PROVIDENCE 61

STORRS, Conn. - Hasheem Thabeet recorded his first career triple-double and No. 2 Connecticut (20-1, 9-1 Big East) staked its claim to the No. 1 spot in the nation with a blowout against Providence (14-7, 6-3).

The 7-foot-3 junior had 15 points, 11 rebounds and tied his own school record with 10 blocked shots.

NO. 3 PITTSBURGH 93,

NOTRE DAME 80

PITTSBURGH - DeJuan Blair had 23 points and a career-high 22 rebounds and No. 3 Pittsburgh (19-2, 7-2 Big East) rallied from a rare halftime deficit to beat Notre Dame (12-8, 3-6), the Fighting Irish's fifth straight loss.

NO. 4 OKLAHOMA 78,

IOWA ST. 68

AMES, Iowa - Freshman Willie Warren scored 29 points and No. 4 Oklahoma (21-1, 7-0 Big 12) closed the game on a 13-2 run to beat Iowa State (12-9, 1-5) for its ninth straight win.

OU's Blake Griffin had 23 points and 15 rebounds.

NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 93,

N.C. STATE 76

RALEIGH, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough scored 31 points to help No. 5 North Carolina (19-2, 5-2 ACC) beat rival North Carolina State (11-8, 2-5).

NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 69,

WEST VIRGINIA 63

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jerry Smith scored a season-high 20 points and Terrence Williams had eight points, nine rebounds and four assists as No. 7 Louisville (17-3, 8-0 Big East) held off West Virginia (15-6, 4-4).

NO. 10 XAVIER 82,

MASSACHUSETTS 80

CINCINNATI - Derrick Brown matched his career high with 23 points, and No. 10 Xavier (19-2, 7-0 Atlantic 10) used its balance and free-throw shooting to hold on for victory vs. Massachusetts (7-12, 2-4), its 10th straight win.

KANSAS ST. 85,

NO. 11 TEXAS 81, OT

AUSTIN, Texas - Denis Clemente tied a Big 12 record with 44 points, leading Kansas State (14-7, 3-4 Big 12) to an overtime upset of No. 11 Texas (15-5, 4-2), ending the Longhorns' 19-game home winning streak.

Clemente tied the conference mark set by former Wildcat Michael Beasley.

NO. 23 WASHINGTON 84,

NO. 14 ARIZONA ST. 71

TEMPE, Ariz. - Justin Dentmon scored a career-high 30 points and freshman Isaiah Thomas added 25 as No. 23 Washington (16-5, 7-2 Pac-10) handed No. 14 Arizona State (16-5, 5-4) its second straight home defeat.

NO. 16 PURDUE 67,

MICHIGAN 49

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points and Robbie Hummel added 13 as No. 16 Purdue (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten) pulled away for victory vs. Michigan (14-8, 4-6).

NO. 17 UCLA 97, STANFORD 63

LOS ANGELES - Darren Collison, Alfred Aboya and Jrue Holiday all scored 15 points and No. 17 UCLA (17-4, 6-2 Pac-10) put away Stanford (13-6, 3-6) with a 40-14 run over both halves on its way to victory.

NO. 18 MEMPHIS 83,

HOUSTON 68

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Robert Dozier had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Doneal Mack added 18 points to lead No. 18 Memphis (18-3, 7-0 Conference USA) to victory vs. Houston (12-7, 3-3).

NO. 20 GONZAGA 64,

SAN DIEGO 47

SPOKANE, Wash. - Austin Daye scored 17 points and No. 20 Gonzaga (16-4, 7-0) beat San Diego (12-10, 4-3) to remain unbeaten in the West Coast Conference.

PORTLAND 84,

NO. 22 ST. MARY'S 66

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nik Raivio scored 27 points and Portland (15-7, 6-1) extended its best start in West Coast Conference history with victory vs. No. 22 St. Mary's (18-3, 5-2).

SOUTH CAROLINA 78,

NO. 24 KENTUCKY 77

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Devan Downey's turnaround jumper with 3 seconds left lifted South Carolina (16-4, 5-2 SEC) to victory against No. 24 Kentucky (16-6, 5-2), the Gamecocks' second victory in 23 games in Lexington.

MARYLAND 73, MIAMI 68

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Greivis Vasquez had 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, barely missing Maryland's first triple-double since 1987, and the Terrapins (14-7, 3-4 ACC) defeated Miami (14-7, 3-5).

TAMPA 75,

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 64

TAMPA - Rashad Callaway scored 26 points to lead Tampa (11-7) to a nonconference victory against Palm Beach Atlantic (8-14).

SAINT LEO 67,

BARRY 54

SAINT LEO - Quentin Cullop and Jordan Prais each scored 17 points each as Saint Leo (12-10, 5-4 SSC) defeated Barry (7-12, 2-7) to give the Lions their fifth straight victory.

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