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Carney works wonders for fourth-ranked Tigers

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Rodney Carney scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Tuesday night to lead No. 4 Memphis to a 76-58 victory over Louisiana Tech (6-5) at Memphis, Tenn.

Carney, a senior forward, was 14 of 25 from the field, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range, as the Tigers (9-1) won their sixth straight since losing to Duke in the finals of the Preseason NIT.

Memphis led by as many as 21 points in the second half, and was up at least 10 points over the final 12 minutes.

Freshman forward Shawne Williams added 17 points for the Tigers, who shot 40 percent and committed 18 turnovers.

Paul Millsap led Louisiana Tech with 27 points and 12 rebounds.

(11) Louisville 76, Middle Tennessee 68: At Louisville, Ky., Brandon Jenkins scored a career-high 20 points and David Padgett added 18 as the Cardinals (7-1) defeated the Blue Raiders (5-3) in the first round of the Billy Minardi Classic.

Adam Vogelsburg led five Middle Tennessee players in double figures with 14 points, but Jenkins made sure the Cardinals improved to 7-0 all-time in the Minardi Classic, hitting a key 3-pointer that put them ahead 69-63 with 3 minutes to go.

(25) Iowa 65, Drake 60: At Iowa City, Iowa, Adam Haluska hit two 3-pointers in the final 1:37 and the Hawkeyes (9-3) survived a late scare before beating the Bulldogs (6-4) for the 27th straight time.

Greg Brunner had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Iowa, which won its second straight without injured point guard Jeff Horner and improved to 11-0 against Drake at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.


Oregon 91, Howard 55: At Eugene, Ore., Malik Hairston had 22 points and the Ducks (6-4) coasted to a win over the Bison (1-6).

Sophomore Bryce Taylor, who didn’t start for the first time in 37 career games, had 15 points for the Ducks. Brandon Lincoln added a career-high 15 points, Maarty Leunen scored 14 and Aaron Brooks had 10 points and 10 assists.

The balanced attack added up to a season-high point total for the Ducks, who had lost four of five.

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