University of Louisville

College hoops highlights: No. 18 Louisville women hold off No. 19 Georgetown

Shoni Schimmel scored 20 points, and No. 18 Louisville built a 10-point second-half lead then hung on for a 64-61 victory over No. 19 Georgetown on Sunday in Washington.

Becky Burke scored 13 points, and Antonita Slaughter, a Louisville Christian graduate, added 11 for Louisville (16-4, 5-2 Big East), which hit a season-high 11 three-pointers in 25 attempts.

Sugar Rogers scored 24 points for the Hoyas (15-5, 4-3), and Tia Magee and Rubylee Wright both added 11.

No. 15 Georgia 61, Mississippi 47: Georgia opened on a 30-2 run and cruised to a victory in Oxford, Miss.

Georgia (16-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) forced 12 turnovers in the first half and took advantage of Ole Miss's 7-for-27 (25.9 percent) shooting performance from the field to build an insurmountable 43-15 halftime lead.

At one point, Mississippi (12-8, 2-5) went nearly 12 minutes without a basket.

South Carolina 65, No. 25 Vanderbilt 60 (OT): La'Keisha Sutton scored 20 points, making four three-pointers to help South Carolina beat host Vanderbilt.

Sutton scored five points in the extra period for the Gamecocks (15-5, 4-3), who broke a three-game skid in the Southeastern Conference. Aleighsa Welch had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Markeshia Grant scored 10 points, including a pair of free throws at 2:45 in OT.

Arkansas 72, Louisiana St. 52: The Razorbacks' Lyndsay Harris scored 17 in a win in Baton Rouge, La. C'eira Ricketts, a Fairdale graduate, added 10 points for Arkansas.

Arkansas-Little Rock 61, Western Kentucky 50: LaTeira Owens scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Lady Hilltoppers' loss in Bowling Green. Teranie Thomas added 16 points and five rebounds for Western.


Eastern Kentucky 78, Longwood 71: Jaron Jones scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half as Eastern Kentucky rallied to win a non-conference game in Richmond.

The senior guard from Bryan Station scored nine points during a 13-4 run that pulled the Colonels (12-9) into a 50-50 tie. Later, he scored baskets on three consecutive possessions for a 61-56 lead with 9:39 remaining.

The Lancers (7-13) got within three points, 74-71, with 30 seconds left on a three-pointer by Jan van der Kooij and two free throws by David Robinson. But Joshua Jones and Jeff Allgood hit two free throws apiece to secure the win for Eastern Kentucky.

The Colonels shot 60.7 percent (17-for-28) in the second half to 28.6 percent (10-for-35) for the Lancers.

No. 11 Indiana 73, Penn St. 54: Cody Zeller scored 18 points and the Hoosiers rallied for a win in Bloomington, Ind.

Indiana (16-4, 4-4 Big Ten) scored the first four points of the second half to take a 31-29 lead and never trailed again in ending a three-game losing streak.

Jordan Hulls scored all 14 of his points in the second half for the Hoosiers.

Wisconsin 67, Illinois 63: Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Jared Berggren added 18 to help Wisconsin upset the Illini in Champaign, Ill.

Taylor drove into the lane and sank a midrange jumper with 32 seconds left to give the Badgers (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) a five-point lead at 62-57 with 32 seconds to play in what had been a back-and-forth battle.