- The Washington Times - Friday, February 13, 2009

From combined dispatches

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NOTRE DAME 90, No. 5 LOUISVILLE 57: Luke Harangody had 32 points and 17 rebounds as the Fighting Irish (13-10, 4-7 Big East) shot 54 percent in a victory against the Cardinals (18-5, 9-2) on Thursday night in South Bend, Ind., that ended a seven-game losing streak.

Notre Dame improved to 3-7 against ranked opponents and beat Louisville for just the second time in their past 11 meetings. The 33-point victory is the largest for Notre Dame against a Big East opponent. It was the second loss in three games for the Cardinals.

The Irish were in control from the start as Louisville made just one of its first 13 shots. The Irish made eight of their first 15, going ahead 17-4 when Kyle McAlarney scored on a reverse layup.

The Irish sealed the victory with a 16-2 run midway through the second half when McAlarney sandwiched 3-pointers around one by Ryan Ayers.

No. 18 ARIZONA ST. 74, No. 11 UCLA 67: Derek Glasser scored 15 points, including a clutch 3-pointer, and the Sun Devils (19-5, 8-4 Pac-10) defeated the Bruins (19-5, 8-3) in Tempe, Ariz.

Arizona State hit 11 3-pointers, none bigger than Glasser’s from the right corner with 1:12 remaining that give the Sun Devils a 69-67 lead.

James Harden scored 15 points and had a career-high 11 assists as Arizona State became the first Pac-10 team to sweep the season series with UCLA since Washington in 2005-06.

Josh Shipp had 16 points, and Darren Collison and Michael Roll each added 15 for the Bruins, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

No. 22 ILLINOIS 60, NORTHWESTERN 59: Demetri McCamey scored 19 points and banked in the go-ahead jumper with 2.9 seconds left, and the Illini (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten) rallied from 14 points down to beat the Wildcats (13-9, 4-7) in Evanston, Ill.

Trent Meacham scored 12 of his 15 points in the final five minutes as Illinois rallied from a 57-43 deficit.

WOMEN

No. 5 AUBURN 81, KENTUCKY 69: Whitney Boddie had 20 points and 10 assists, helping the Tigers (24-1, 9-1 SEC) overcome a second-half rally by the Wildcats (13-12, 3-7) in Auburn, Ala.

DeWanna Bonner added 17 points and nine rebounds for Auburn, which led by 20 at halftime.

No. 24 VANDERBILT 84, No. 9 FLORIDA 68: Merideth Marsh tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 26 points as the Commodores (19-6, 8-2 SEC) upset the Gators (22-3, 8-2) in Nashville, Tenn., snapping Florida’s seven-game winning streak.

Vanderbilt pulled into a tie with Florida for second in the conference with its second win overall and fourth straight in this series.

No. 15 TENNESSEE 80, ALABAMA 61: Alex Fuller scored 18 points, leading the Volunteers (18-6, 7-3 SEC) to a win against the Crimson Tide (12-13, 0-10).

Tennessee holds a 41-2 lead in the series and grabbed its 34th straight win against the Crimson Tide. Alabama hasn’t beaten the Lady Vols since a victory in the first round of the 1984 SEC tournament.

IOWA 85, No. 18 OHIO STATE 75: Kristi Smith and Kachine Alexander combined for 24 free throws and 36 points to lead the Hawkeyes (15-9, 8-5 Big Ten) to a victory against the Buckeyes (19-5, 10-3) in Iowa City.

Iowa was 26-for-32 from the free throw line to improve to 11-1 at home and deny Ohio State its seventh straight 20-win season.

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