November 25, 2012

Basketball Roundup: Duke gets a win over Louisville

The Associated Press

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 beat 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.

Cook had six assists and four turnovers against Louisville's pressure defense. He was 4 of 8 from the field and 6 of 6 from the line.

Mason Plumlee had 16 points for Duke (6-0). Peyton Siva had 19 points for the Cardinals (5-1) and Russ Smith added 17.

(13) MISSOURI 68, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH 65: Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading Missouri (5-1) over VCU (3-3) in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

(18) UNLV 82, IOWA STATE 70: Freshman Anthony Bennett scored 22 points and UNLV (3-1) beat Iowa State (4-2) at Las Vegas.

(19) MEMPHIS 52, NORTHERN IOWA 47: Chris Crawford scored 18 points and Joe Jackson added 15 points as the Tigers (3-2) avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis, beating Northern Iowa (3-3) at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 63, (24) BAYLOR 59: Willis Hall scored six consecutive points to break the final tie and the Cougars (3-2) held off Baylor (4-2) at Waco, Texas.


(2) CONNECTICUT 91, (14) PURDUE 57: Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 17 points to lead Connecticut (5-0) over Purdue (5-1) at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

(6) PENN STATE 85, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 73: Maggie Lucas scored 23 points, and Nikki Greene added 21 points and a career best-tying 20 rebounds for Penn State (5-0), which overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Matadors (3-2) at Los Angeles.

(8) GEORGIA 72, NEW MEXICO 42: Jasmine James had 17 points and six steals, and Georgia (7-0) shut down New Mexico (5-1) at Albuquerque, N.M.

(11) CALIFORNIA 72, GEORGETOWN 56: Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points, and Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead California (5-0) over Georgetown (4-2) at Berkeley, Calif.

(13) OKLAHOMA 100, OREGON 61: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points and Oklahoma (4-1) beat Oregon (0-4) at Honolulu.

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