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No. 2 Memphis steps up to beat No. 5 Georgetown

December 23, 2007|From the Associated Press

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 24 points, Robert Dozier had 19 and No. 2 Memphis beat No. 5 Georgetown, 85-71, on Saturday, extending the nation's second-longest home winning streak to 37 games.

Freshman guard Derrick Rose had 18 points for Memphis, and Joey Dorsey had 11 points and 13 rebounds. The Tigers improved to 10-0, their best start since winning their first 10 in 2003-04.

Austin Freeman led Georgetown (8-1) with 14 points, DaJuan Summers had 13 and Patrick Ewing Jr. 10.

The Hoyas led by as many as eight points in the first half, but Memphis took control in the second by outrebounding the Hoyas, 43-30. It was a season low for Georgetown.

No. 9 Michigan State 78, No. 4 Texas 72 -- Freshman Kalin Lucas scored a career-high 18 points, including an acrobatic layup to ignite a key first-half run, to lead the Spartans at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Michigan State (11-1) took control with a 13-0 run toward the end of the first half and didn't let the Longhorns (11-1) back in it until the final minute.

Raymar Morgan blocked D.J. Augustin's layup to essentially secure the win in the closing seconds.

Ohio State 62, Florida 49 -- Kosta Koufos scored 17 points to lead the Buckeyes (8-3) over the Gators (11-2) at Columbus, Ohio, in a rematch of last season's national championship game.

Jamar Butler, the only remaining starter for either team from that game, had 13 points for Ohio State, and David Lighty had 11.

Jai Lucas was the only Florida player in double figures, with 11 points. The Gators had been averaging 83 points.


No. 5 Stanford 73, No. 1 Tennessee 69 (OT) -- Rosalyn Gold-Onwude scored nine points in overtime, Candice Wiggins had 22 points and the Cardinal (10-1) beat the Lady Vols (10-1) at Palo Alto to end an 11-game losing streak in the series.

Tennessee star Candace Parker missed the first of two free throws with 30 seconds left after scoring the tying basket with 7.4 seconds left in regulation to force OT. Parker finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

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