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Monday, January 26, 2004

Fifth-ranked Louisville rallied in the second half past Tennessee 65-62.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Francisco Garcia scored 24 points Sunday night and No. 5 Louisville rallied in the second half for its 15th straight victory, 65-62 over Tennessee.
The Cardinals (15-1) regained the lead for the first time since the opening minutes and took control with a 12-0 run midway through the second half.
For the third straight meeting with Louisville, the Volunteers (10-5) kept the game close only to fall short. Tennessee blew an 11-point lead last year and lost on a last-second shot the year before.
Brandon Crump had 16 points for the Volunteers, who lost their third straight.
No. 9 Kentucky 71, Notre Dame 63
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Chuck Hayes scored 21 points and Gerald Fitch added 15 for Kentucky, which beat Notre Dame for the 10th straight time.
The Wildcats (13-2) opened a double-digit lead early and then held on for the victory. Notre Dame (9-6), which trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, used a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 66-63 when Chris Quinn made two free throws with 1:07 remaining. But the Irish missed their final two shots and Kentucky scored the final five points.
Kalenna Azubuike added 14 points for the Wildcats, who shot 53 percent.
Torrian Jones and Chris Thomas each had 16 points for the Irish, who have lost three of their last four, all to ranked teams.
Florida St. 75,No. 10 Wake Forest 70
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --Tim Pickett scored all of his 18 points in the second half and Florida State made six straight free throws over the final 45 seconds to hand Wake Forest its fourth straight loss.
The win was the second in four days over a Top Ten team for the Seminoles (14-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat No. 7 North Carolina 90-81 in overtime on Thursday.
Freshman Chris Paul had 17 points for Wake Forest (11-4, 2-3).
No. 12 Kansas 78, Colorado 57
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Wayne Simien had 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead Kansas to its 21st straight home victory over the Buffaloes.
Keith Langford and J.R. Giddens each added 13 points for Kansas (12-3, 4-0 Big 12), which led 41-21 at halftime and outscored the Buffaloes 20-7 in the first 91/2 minutes of the second half.
Lamar Harris had a season-high 21 points for Colorado (10-6, 2-3).
No. 14 Arizona 90, Oregon 66
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Hassan Adams scored 20 points and Channing Frye had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Ivan Radenovic had a season-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Arizona (13-3, 5-2 Pac-10).
Luke Jackson had 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for Oregon (9-5, 4-3), while Ian Crosswhite scored 11 points and Mitch Platt 10.