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Duke outlasts Louisville in Bahamas; Baylor upset

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 10:02 p.m.
 

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Quinn Cook scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 7:46, including No. 5 Duke's last eight of the game, and the Blue Devils defeated No. 2 Louisville, 76-71, on Saturday night in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Neither team led by more than four points over the final 10 minutes until Cook's second free throw with 6.7 seconds left made it 76-71.

Mason Plumlee had 16 points for Duke (6-0).

Peyton Siva had 19 points for the Cardinals (5-1) and Russ Smith added 17.

College of Charleston 63, No. 24 Baylor 59 — In Waco, Texas — Willis Hall scored six consecutive points for the College of Charleston to break the final tie, and the Cougars held on for the upset.

The Cougars (3-2) won against a Top 25 team for the first time since an overtime home victory over No. 9 North Carolina on Jan. 4, 2010. Their only other road win against a ranked team was at Georgia Tech in January 1993.

No. 13 Missouri 68, VCU 65 — In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading Missouri over VCU (3-3) in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.

No. 18 UNLV 82, Iowa State 70 — In Las Vegas, Anthony Bennett scored 22 points and UNLV beat Iowa State in the consolation game of the Global Sports Classic.

UNLV (3-1) began to pull away late in the second half. After Will Clyburn's tip-in at 7:24 cut Iowa State's deficit to 57-54, the Rebels closed the game with a 25-16 run.

No. 19 Memphis 52, Northern Iowa 47 — In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Chris Crawford and Joe Jackson, two of Memphis' better players who had been struggling, scored 18 and 15 points, respectively, and the Tigers avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Memphis (3-2) was one of four ranked team in the regular-season tournament, but it was the only one not to reach the semifinals and things didn't look so great late in the first half against the Panthers (3-3), who led 26-12 with 4:34 to play.

District women

No. 6 Penn State 85, Cal State Northridge 73 — In Los Angeles, Maggie Lucas scored 23 points and Nikki Greene added 21 points and 20 rebounds, as No. 6 Penn State overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win the Cal State Northridge tournament.

Lucas scored 14 points in the first half and Greene made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 4:52.

Pitt 58, Brown 57 — Redshirt junior Abby Dowd hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds to play as host Pitt won its fourth in a row.

Redshirt junior Ashlee Anderson paced the Panthers with 16 points — all in the second half, along with seven rebounds and four steals.

Guard Lauren Clarke scored 20 points for Brown (2-3).

Brown led, 53-44, with under 7 minutes to play, but Pitt rallied. After a Brianna Kiesel miss with 14 seconds to play, Asia Logan grabbed the rebound and passed to Kiesel, who found Dowd for the game-winner.

 

 
 


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