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GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer



Memphis' Austin Nichols, right, shoots over Louisville's Mangok Mathiang during the first half of Thursday's game.
Memphis' Austin Nichols, right, shoots over Louisville's Mangok Mathiang during the first half of Thursday's game.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Joe Jackson and Shaq Goodwin each scored 15 points and No. 24 Memphis rallied late for a 73-67 upset of No. 12 Louisville on Thursday night.


Geron Johnson added 13 points, Chris Crawford 12 and Austin Nichols 10 as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Tigers end a four-game losing streak to the defending national champions. Memphis (11-3, 2-1 AAC) shot 51 percent and outrebounded the Cardinals 37-35 in a victory that almost slipped away in the second half.


Luke Hancock had a season-high 20 points to lead Louisville (13-3, 2-1).


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No. 10 South Carolina 68,


No. 9 Kentucky 59


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Aleighsa Welch had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and freshman Alaina Coates added 10 points and 17 rebounds to lead South Carolina.


The Gamecocks (15-1, 3-0 SEC) held the SEC’s highest-scoring team 33 points below their average. The Wildcats shot just 32 percent and had 14 shots blocked.


No. 8 Tennessee 94,


Mississippi 70


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Ariel Massengale had 23 points and a career-high seven rebounds as Tennessee defeated Mississippi on a night when the Lady Vols surpassed 5 million in all-time home attendance.


Tennessee (13-2, 2-1 SEC) beat Mississippi (9-7, 0-2) for the 25th consecutive time.


Massengale, coming off a career-high 28 points in a win at Georgia on Sunday, reached 20 points in consecutive games for the first time in her career.


No. 3 Duke 86, Syracuse 53


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tricia Liston had 20 points and eight rebounds as Duke beat Syracuse, spoiling the Orange’s first home game in the ACC.


Elizabeth Williams added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Duke (15-1, 2-0), whose only loss was to top-ranked UConn 83-61 in December.


No. 6 Maryland 76,


Wake Forest 49


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 15 points, and Maryland cruised past Wake Forest for its 13th straight victory.


The Terrapins (14-1, 2-0 ACC) led by 15 at halftime and stretched the margin to 21 with 14 minutes left en route to their 16th consecutive win over the Demon Deacons (9-6, 0-2).


No. 2 Notre Dame 95,


Boston College 53


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Kayla McBride had 20 points and eight rebounds, Taya Reimer added 15 points and Notre Dame made 62 percent of its shots to hand the Eagles their worst loss this season.


The Fighting Irish (2-0 ACC) improved to 14-0 for just the third time in program history and won their 37th straight regular-season game and 20th straight at home. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for the Eagles (10-6, 1-1).


No. 13 North Carolina 79,


No. 20 N.C. State 70


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 21 points to help North Carolina beat North Carolina State.


Xylina McDaniel added 15 points for the Tar Heels (13-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who used a 24-2 run late in the first half to take control after an early 10-point deficit. UNC led 45-29 at halftime and by double figures for most of the second half, though the Wolfpack (14-2, 1-1) rallied to within five points three times in the final 3 minutes only to fall short.


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