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No. 19 Ken­tucky 78, No. 3 Louisville 70, OT

LEX­ING­TON, Ky. — Nick Richards had 13 points, in­clud­ing seven con­sec­u­tive ones in over­time, and No. 19 Ken­tucky scored the fi­nal eight points for a vic­tory over No. 3 Louisville in a thrilling Blue­grass ri­valry show­down.

Louisville led 68-65 on Jor­dan Nwora’s 3-pointer with 2:20 left be­fore Richards con­verted a 3-point play to make it 70-68. The ju­nior for­ward added an­other layup and two more foul shots be­fore Im­manuel Quick­ley and Tyrese Maxey pro­vided a six-point cush­ion from the line. Ash­ton Ha­gans’ dunk with 4.9 sec­onds left sealed the tense win at Rupp Arena.

No. 4 Duke 75, Brown 50

DURHAM, N.C. — Ver­non Carey Jr. scored 19 points to help Duke beat Brown on a day when the Blue Devils’ jump shots rarely fell.

Alex O’Con­nell added 14 points and Wen­dell Moore Jr. had 10 points for Duke (11-1) in its fi­nal non­con­fer­ence game of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

No. 9 Mem­phis 97, New Or­leans 55

MEM­PHIS, Tenn. — Pre­cious Achi­uwa had 18 points and 10 re­bounds, Lester Quinones added 13 points as Mem­phis built a huge firsthalf lead and eas­ily beat New Or­leans.

Quinones, who re­turned after miss­ing the previous five games with a bro­ken right hand, made all three of his 3-point shots as Mem­phis (11-1) ex­tended its win­ning streak to nine. Tyler Har­ris fin­ished with 11 points, while DJ Jef­fries and Isa­iah Mau­rice added 10 points each.

No. 12 But­ler 67, UL-Mon­roe 36

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS — Der­rik Smits scored 16 points off the bench to lead But­ler to a vic­tory over the LouisianaM­on­roe.

Bryce Nze had 10 points and seven re­bounds and Sean McDermott scored 10 points for the Bull­dogs (121), who have won three in a row.

No. 15 San Diego State 73, Cal Poly 57

SAN DIEGO — Malachi Flynn scored 14 points and San Diego State over­came a slow be­gin­ningt to beat

Cal Poly and con­tinue its best start nine sea­sons and re­main one of three un­de­feated teams na­tion­ally.

Yanni Wet­zell and Jor­dan Schakel added 12 points apiece for the Aztecs (13-0). They needed a 9-0 run at the end of the first half to take con­trol against the scrappy Mus­tangs (2-11).

No. 17 Florida State 88, North Alabama 71

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE, Fla. — Ma­lik Os­borne scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as Florida State cruised to a win over North Alabama.

Balsa Ko­priv­ica added 13 points while Trent For­rest had 10 points and six as­sists for Florida State (11-2), which has won seven of its games by 10 or more points.

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