Men's Basketball

College basketball roundup: No. 10 Louisville women whip No. 24 Cal

Sara Hammond scored 10 of her 18 points in the second half, and No. 10 Louisville beat No. 24 California 70-57 on Sunday in a rematch of their 2013 national semifinal.

Shawnta Dyer matched her season best with 12 points for the Cardinals (11-1), who have won three straight since losing at home to No. 13 Kentucky two weeks ago. Jude Schimmel added 11 points, and Mariya Moore had 10.

Schimmel hit three three-pointers in the first half, one off her career high. The senior guard also finished with seven assists and a career-best nine rebounds.

Western Kentucky 84, Ball State 59: Senior Alexis Govan had a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Toppers, hitting 8-of-9 shots in the contest. Senior Chastity Gooch had 14 points.

WKU hit six three-pointers in the opening minutes and seven in the first half. The Lady Toppers had 20 assists on 31 made field goals.

Richmond 70, Eastern Kentucky 56: EKU outscored (30-28) and outrebounded (25-16) Richmond in the second half, but the Colonels' 16-point first-half deficit was too much to overcome and the Spiders (6-4) held on for the win.

Shameekia Murray led EKU (5-5) in scoring with 16, also grabbing three boards and dishing out two assists.

Morehead State 80, Cleveland State 72: Cleveland State nailed 23 of 25 free throws to sink Morehead State. Shay Steele had a game-high 24 points for MSU.

Men's games

Alabama 60, Appalachian State 59: Michael Kessens scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Alabama. Kessens' basket at the 2:34 mark gave Alabama a 60-56 lead. Dustin Clarke answered with a three-pointer with 1:56 left to pull Appalachian State within one, but Frank Eaves' contested three-pointer with 2 seconds left hit off the side of the backboard.

South Carolina 78, Coker 52: Duane Notice scored 19 points and led four players in double figures to propel host South Carolina.

The contest with the Division II Cobras was close for the opening 16 minutes before the Gamecocks used an 11-2 run over the final four minutes of the half.

Georgia 65, Seton Hall 47: Kenny Gaines scored 15 points and Marcus Thornton added 13 for Georgia Fresh legs helped Georgia outrebound the Pirates by 19 and outscore them 16-0 on fastbreak points.

Kentucky Wesleyan 95, Quincy 78: Ken-Jah Bosley had 24 points and five assists as Kentucky Wesleyan topped host Quincy to win the Subway Holiday Tournament. Bosley was named tournament MVP.

No. 6 Virginia 76, Harvard 27: Mike Tobey scored 15 points in the first half and No. 6 Virginia held Harvard to one field goal before the break as the Cavaliers rolled.

Harvard (7-2) got its only basket in the first half came on a drive by Zena Edosomwan with 16:31 left, and Harvard missed its final 15 attempts.

No. 17 Maryland 73, Oklahoma State 64: Jake Layman had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the No. 17 Terrapins beat host Oklahoma State to improve to 11-1. They handed the Cowboys their fifth loss in 198 nonconference home games dating to 1987.

Maryland connected on just five of its first 20 shots, but was 7-of-8 down the stretch in the opening half to take a 32-27 lead.

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