- Associated Press - Friday, February 28, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Russ Smith had 24 points, moving into eighth place on Louisville’s career scoring list, and the seventh-ranked Cardinals throttled Temple 88-66 on Thursday night.

Montrezl Harrell added 21 points and freshman Terry Rozier scored a career-high 19 as Louisville capped a perfect February with its seventh straight victory. The trio combined to shoot 25 of 34 from the field and nearly outscored Temple all by themselves.

Five days after drawing within a half-game of first-place Cincinnati with a road win over the Bearcats, the Cardinals (24-4, 13-2 American Athletic Conference) followed up by completing a season sweep of the outmanned Owls (7-20, 2-13).

Will Cummings scored 18 points and Quenton DeCosey added 17 for the Owls. Temple has lost 15 of 17 since New Year’s Day, including an eight-game losing streak to start 2014.


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DUQUESNE 71, No. 10 SAINT LOUIS 64

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Micah Mason had 22 points, Jerry Jones added 19 and Duquesne surprised Saint Louis in snapping the Billikens’ school-record, 19-game winning streak.

Saint Louis (25-3, 12-1 Atlantic 10) had not lost since dropping a 70-65 decision on Dec. 1 to unbeaten Wichita State, now ranked No. 2 in the country.

Mason, who entered leading the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (.554), hit four of five from behind the arc for Duquesne (12-15, 4-10), which beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the fifth time (5-28). The Dukes, who were 14-point underdogs, improved to 25-55 against teams ranked in the top 10.

Dwayne Evans had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Saint Louis. Mike McCall Jr. led the Billikens with 18 points, while Jordair Jett (13 points) and Rob Loe (12 points) also were in double digits.

Saint Louis, which could have clinched at least a tie for the Atlantic 10 regular-season title, will try to rebound Saturday at VCU.

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ARKANSAS 71, No. 17 KENTUCKY 67, OT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Coty Clarke scored seven points in overtime and Arkansas upset Kentucky to complete a season sweep.

Six weeks after Michael Qualls beat the Wildcats with a last-second dunk in OT, Clarke lifted the Razorbacks this time with a 3-pointer and four free throws in the extra period, including two with 36.7 seconds left for a 69-64 lead.

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