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Top 25 basketball: No. 2 Louisville routs No. 13 Missouri

Published November 23, 2012 10:36 pm
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Paradise Island, Bahamas • Luke Hancock scored 19 points and Russ Smith had 18 points and six steals and No. 2 Louisville looked more like itself with an 84-61 victory over No. 13 Missouri on Friday night in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Cardinals had a rougher-than-expected opening-round game, a 51-46 victory over Northern Iowa, and coach Rick Pitino looked and sounded upset after the game.

Louisville was back to being one of the better defensive teams in the nation against the Tigers, forcing 23 turnovers that the Cardinals turned into 31 points. Missouri's Phil Pressey, considered one of the better point guards in the country, had eight turnovers.

Missouri's shooting percentage (46.0) looked better than it was considering the Tigers were able to get off 50 shots, 13 less than Louisville which shot 49.2 percent.

The Cardinals (5-0) will face No. 5-ranked Duke in Saturday night's championship game.

Oregon 83, No. 18 UNLV 79 • In Las Vegas, Damyean Dotson scored a team-high 19 points, including a short jumper from the key to give Oregon the lead for good, in an upset of UNLV in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.

Minnesota 84, No. 19 Memphis 75 • In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota to a victory over No. 19 Memphis in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis. —

Friday's Top 25 scores

• No. 2. Louisville 84, No. 13 Missouri 61

• No. 3. Ohio State 91, UMKC 45

• No. 4. Michigan 71, Kansas State 57

• No. 5. Duke 67, VCU 58

• No. 7. Florida 79, UCF 66

• No. 8. Kentucky 104, LIU Brooklyn 75

• No. 14. Creighton 84, Wisconsin 74

• No. 15. Michigan State 70, Oakland 52

• No. 16. N.C. State 82, UNC Asheville 80

• No. 17. Gonzaga 72, Oklahoma 47

• Oregon 83, No. 18. UNLV 79

• Minnesota 84, No. 19 Memphis 75

• No. 22. Cincinnati 78, Iowa State 70




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