Cards Lay Claim to Big East Top Dog Spot

Elsewhere in Top 25, Wisconsin stifles MSU, Butler raps Wright State
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 28, 2008 11:39 PM CST
Louisville's Earl Clark, rear, gets a shot off over the defense of Notre Dame's Rob Kurz during the second half of their basketball game, Thursday Feb. 28, 2008 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Louisville...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 13 Louisville nabbed a share of the Big East lead with two games to play, outgunning the Notre Dame in a 90-85 track meet. The Fighting Irish's Luke Harangody had 40 and 12 to keep things competitive, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Cardinals' scorching first ten minutes, which put them ahead 34-16. Also in college ball:

  • No. 10 Wisconsin suffocated No. 19 Michigan St., holding Drew Neitzel to 1-of-10 shooting in the 57-42 win.
  • Julian Betko scored 17 points, a career high, and No. 14 Butler topped Horizon League rival Wright St. 66-61.
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