Padgett and Pitino 'white out' Georgetown
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By Doug Gottlieb
AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Kevin Clifford
Nevada sophomore forward JaVale McGee, averaging 13.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, is the real deal.
Did You See?• LSU, playing its first game under interim coach Butch Pierre after firing head coach John Brady, put a scare into seventh-ranked Tennessee on Saturday. The Vols never trailed in the second half but needed a JaJuan Smith steal and layup with 11 seconds left to give Tennessee a 47-45 win. Tennessee's 47 points were its season worst by 19 points. • Pat Knight is now 0-2 as head coach of Texas Tech. The Red Raiders lost 73-62 at Nebraska. Texas Tech lost Pat Knight's debut against Baylor on Wednesday. • USC coach Tim Floyd was ejected in the second half of his team's 74-50 loss to No. 17 Washington State. Floyd was upset about a non-call, and he charged onto the court. He was given one technical foul, and he was slapped with a second technical when he continued to argue the non-call. He was ejected with less than five minutes remaining in the blowout. • After Saturday's 62-52 win over Alabama, Kentucky has now won five games in a row to improve to 6-2 in SEC play and 12-9 overall. • Robert Dozier scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench in Memphis' 85-64 win over Central Florida. The game was the first one back for the junior forward, who was benched by coach John Calipari against SMU on Wednesday for violating a team rule. • Kansas State senior guard Clent Stewart watched Saturday's 82-61 win over Oklahoma State from the bench in street clothes after flying in that morning from his mother's funeral. Vanessa Stewart died Tuesday after a long bout with bone cancer. The Wildcats team flew to a memorial service for Vanessa Stewart on Friday and then returned to Manhattan, Kansas, later that night for Saturday's game. Against OSU, the team wore pink warmup shirts and a patch with her initials on their jerseys.
By Jason McCallum
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Rider's Jason Thompson has twice had at least 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.
On Tap For Sunday• Saint Joe's at Xavier, Noon ET
• Indiana at Ohio State, 1 p.m. ET
• Arizona State at Arizona, 2:30 p.m. ET
• UCLA at Washington, 4:30 p.m. ET
• Clemson at North Carolina, 6:30 p.m. ET
• Southern Illinois at Creighton, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU) For the full schedule, click here. All games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Full Court are also on ESPN360.com.
Top 25 Scores From Saturday• No. 1 Memphis 85, Central Florida 64
• No. 2 Duke 90, Boston College 80
• No. 5 Kansas 100, Baylor 90
• Louisville 59, No. 6 Georgetown 51
• No. 7 Tennessee 47, LSU 45
• Purdue 72, No. 8 Wisconsin 67
• No. 9 Stanford 71, Oregon State 56
• No. 10 Michigan State 70, Northwestern 55
• No. 11 Butler 62, Wisconsin-Green Bay 57
• No. 12 Texas 71, Iowa State 65 (OT)
• No. 15 Drake 73, Evansville 65
• No. 17 Washington State 74, USC 50
• No. 18 Texas A&M 77, Missouri 69
• No. 19 UConn 80, Georgia Tech 68
• No. 20 Vanderbilt 66, South Carolina 65
• No. 21 Notre Dame 86, No. 19 Marquette 83
• No. 22 Florida 77, Georgia 67
• No. 24 Kansas State 82, Oklahoma State 61
Purdue completes season sweep of Wisconsin
More Scores Of Note• Maryland 84, NC State 70
• Villanova 72, Seton Hall 70
• Oregon 92, Cal 70
• Arkansas 75, Mississippi 69
• Kentucky 62, Alabama 52
• George Washington 57, Dayton 54
• Old Dominion 72, George Mason 64
• Ohio 57, Western Michigan 54
For all scores, click here.
Louisville swarms Georgetown in second half
Big East Standings
UConn beats Georgia Tech for seventh straight win
Texas needs OT to beat Iowa State
Path To PerfectionWith Memphis' 85-64 win over Central Florida, the Tigers (23-0, 9-0 Conference USA) are the only unbeaten team in Division I hoops. Here is No. 1-ranked Memphis' remaining regular-season schedule: Feb. 13 Houston
Feb. 16 at UAB
Feb. 20 at Tulane
Feb. 23 Tennessee (ESPN, 9 ET)
Feb. 27 Tulsa
March 1 Southern Miss
March 5 Southern Methodist
March 8 UAB
QuotableCome on, we're not even in the same league and they don't want us in the SEC and they want the city of Memphis to die.
--Memphis coach John Calipari joked to the Associated Press, trying to underplay the highly anticipated matchup against No. 7 Tennessee on Feb. 23.At Notre Dame, we're halfway smart, so we can add up and trading two for two is all right.
--Notre Dame junior forward Luke Zeller said of trading free throws for layups in the last minute of the Irish's 86-83 win over Marquette.