College basketball highlights: Louisville women win without Slaughter; Guyn stars in Cincinnati men's rout

December 3, 2013 

Shoni Schimmel scored 14 points, Bria Smith added 12 and No. 7 Louisville cruised to a 91-49 victory at home over Missouri State on Tuesday night.

Asia Taylor added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (8-1), who played most of the game without senior guard Antonita Slaughter after she collapsed and was taken off the court on a stretcher early in the first half.

Louisville was leading 7-2 with 17:13 to play in the first half when Slaughter, who had started the game and scored the first basket, went to the bench and suddenly collapsed. Coach Jeff Walz and his staff rushed to her aid and EMS was immediately called to the bench.

Slaughter was transported to the hospital by ambulance. A Louisville spokesman said Slaughter was awake and alert and undergoing tests.

"She's coherent, she's responding to questions and talking with her family," Walz said. "We're not sure and they're not sure what took place yet. I would say by tomorrow morning we should know more."

Louisville used a 15-4 run that included three threes from Schimmel to boost its lead to 24-8, and the Cardinals continued to bolster their double-digit lead.

Schimmel, who finished 4-for-10 on threes, said the team was relieved to get good news about their teammate during the game and they hoped to visit her as soon as possible.

"Coach Walz told us at halftime that she was doing good, that she was conscious," Schimmel said.

Smith added: "It's tough to see anybody get carried off the court on a stretcher. Definitely, to see Antonita in that position is hard for all of us because we're like sisters."

No. 9 Baylor 113, San Jose St. 73: Odyssey Sims scored 29 points to go with 13 assists, five rebounds and five steals for the Bears at Waco, Texas. Baylor next plays Kentucky on Friday at Arlington, Texas.

Texas A&M 72, San Diego St 35: Karla Gilbert proved just too much to handle, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, to lead No. 23 Texas A&M to an easy win at College Station, Texas. Courtney Williams added 10 points and 12 boards for Texas A&M (5-2), while Courtney Walker and Chelsea Jennings chipped in with 10 apiece.

Eastern Kentucky 64, Marshall 55: Marie Carpenter scored 28 points, including four three-pointers, in the Colonels' win at Huntington.

Men's highlights

Cincinnati 86, USC Upstate 50: Sean Kilpatrick scored 22 points and former Scott County standout Ge'Lawn Guyn had a career-high 15, leading Cincinnati to its most lopsided win of the season. The host Bearcats (7-0) went on a 21-point run in the second half, pulling away by forcing turnovers and hitting open shots. They've gotten at least 20 turnovers in each of their last four games.

"I've been feeling good offensively all year," said Guyn, who was 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. "Coach (Mick Cronin) was saying it's like laying bricks, building off practice. You have good practices and you build, you get comfortable."

No. 4 Syracuse 69, Indiana 52: Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists, and Syracuse beat visiting Indiana in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Syracuse (8-0) has won 46 straight nonconference games at home.

Arkansas 111, SE Louisiana 65: Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls scored 16 points each to lead four players in double figures as Arkansas made quick work of Southeastern Louisiana at Fayetteville, Ark. The Razorbacks (5-2) have won 18 straight games at home.

Around the nation

Southwestern College: The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference recommended that the college basketball player who hit a half-court shot for $20,000 at an Oklahoma City Thunder game be allowed to use the money toward his tuition.

Cameron Rodriguez, a 23-year-old forward at the Winfield, Kan., school, won the pretax total on Nov. 18 after making the shot during a halftime promotion. The school has asked the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for a rules exemption to allow him to use the money as a scholarship without losing athletic eligibility.

The appeal went first to the conference's eligibility committee, which recommended that the NAIA approve the request, according to Commissioner Scott Crawford. The final decision rests with the Kansas City, Mo.-based governing body.

"I would be surprised if the NAIA doesn't rule in that same way," Crawford said in a telephone interview.

Florida: Point guard Scottie Wilbekin could miss next week's game against No. 6 Kansas because of a high-ankle sprain. Team officials said that X-rays on Wilbekin's right ankle were negative, but added that there is no timetable for his return.

Wilbekin rolled his ankle late in Monday night's 65-64 loss at No. 12 Connecticut.

South Carolina: Bruce Ellington, who had been with the football team, returned to basketball practice and is expected to play when the Gamecocks travel to No. 9 Oklahoma State on Friday.

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