Louisville Clamps Down on Georgetown

Kansas beats pesky Baylor, Drake wins its 21st straight game
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2008 12:51 AM CST
Louisville's Jerry Smith screams in joy as he walks past Georgetown's Jeremiah Rivers late in the second half of their basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. Louisville upset No....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Louisville used a strangling defense to shut down No. 6 Georgetown's offense last night and scored just enough point itself for a 59-51 Big East win, reports the Associated Press. David Padgett scored 18 points and Jerry Smith had 16 for the Cardinals (18-6, 8-3), but it was the defense that won it as the Hoyas (19-3, 9-2) were held to 35% shooting and 20 points in the second half. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 4 Kansas failed to hit a 3-pointer for the first time in 271 games, but still managed to beat Baylor 100-90 in a Big 12 game. Darrell Arthur led the Jayhawks with 23 points, and Russell Robinson added 22.
  • No. 15 Drake won its 21st straight game behind a season-high 21 points from Jonathan Cox in a 73-65 win over Evansville. The Bulldogs need one more win to clinch the Missouri Valley Conference.