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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and No. 5 Louisville used its stifling defense to take control in an 80-38 victory over College of Charleston on Tuesday night.


The Cardinals (7-1) used a 22-7 run midway through the opening half to build a 36-14 lead and easily win their second straight since a loss to Duke.


Russ Smith had 13 points and Peyton Siva 12 for Louisville, which turned up its defense at the sold-out TD Arena. The Cardinals finished with a season-high 18 steals and forced Charleston (5-3) into a season-high 27 turnovers, 11 more than it had averaged coming in.


Adjehi Baru had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Cougars. Charleston leading scorer Andrew Lawrence finished with three points on 1-for-6 shooting.


No. 3 Michigan 73, W. Michigan 41

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists, and No. 3 Michigan eased past Western Michigan.


The Wolverines (8-0) had actually lost their previous two games against the Broncos, but that was more than a decade ago. Western Michigan (6-2) had won six straight coming into this game, including a victory over South Florida, but the Broncos wasted a chance to stay with the Wolverines, turning the ball over 13 times in the first half.


Nik Stauskas scored 11 points for Michigan, and fellow freshman Mitch McGary added 10 on 5-of-5 shooting.


Freshman Darius Paul had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Western Michigan.


It is Michigan's first 8-0 start since 1996-97.


No. 12 Missouri 81, SE Missouri St. 65

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help No. 12 Missouri rally from 10 points down at halftime and beat Southeast Missouri State.


The Tigers trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining, then stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left on an alleyoop dunk by Keion Bell.


Phil Pressey added 17 points for the Tigers (7-1) after making only 3 of 14 shots from the field in the first half, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range.


Corey Wilford scored all of his 14 points in the first half to lead the Redhawks (6-5). Nino Johnson and Missouri transfer Tyler Stone both added 13.


No. 13 Illinois 72, Western Carolina 64

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Paul scored 14 points and No. 13 Illinois earned a win over Western Carolina.


Western Carolina tied the game at 54-54 with 5:53 left.


Illinois guard D.J. Richardson hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for a 62-56 lead. Richardson finished with 13 points.


After a Western Carolina turnover, Illini guard Tracy Abrams made two free throws and a basket on the following possession for a 66-56 lead. Abrams added 10 points for the Illini, who shot 40 percent for the game.


Guard Preston Ross paced the Catamounts (3-6) with 17 points. James Sinclair added 13 points and eight rebounds. Guard Brandon Boggs added 16 points off the bench.


No. 14 Minnesota 88, South Dakota State 64

MINNEAPOLIS — Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and No. 14 Minnesota breezed to a victory over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.


Hollins swished his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 for 9 from the field for the Gophers (9-1), who reached their highest ranking in the Associated Press poll this week in six years under coach Tubby Smith.


Austin Hollins had 17 points, five assists and four steals, Joe Coleman added 15 points and seven rebounds and the Gophers did most of their damage on the perimeter and the fast break to notch their largest winning margin this season.


No. 15 Georgetown 64, Texas 41

NEW YORK — Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a victory over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.


Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 13 at halftime. The lead grew to 23 and was never less than eight in the second half.


The Hoyas (6-1), whose only loss this season was to No. 1 Indiana in overtime, scored the first nine points of the game, the last four from Lubick on layups.


Sheldon McClellan had 12 points to lead the Longhorns (5-3), who had their lowest point total under coach Rick Barnes, who took over for the 1998-99 season.


WOMEN No. 6 Georgia 80, Mercer 38

ATHENS, Ga. — Jasmine Hassell, Jasmine James and Erika Ford scored 12 points each to lead No. 6 Georgia to a victory over Mercer.


Khaalidah Miller added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who are 10-0 for the eighth time in program history.


Georgia shot 59 percent from the field (20 for 34) in the second half and was 9 for 15 (60 percent) on 3-pointers overall for its largest victory margin of the season. The Lady Bulldogs are winning by an average of 27.3 points a game.


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