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Rebels fall to ranked Tigers

The Associated Press

Randolph Morris and Bobby Perry had double-doubles as Kentucky defeated Indiana 59-54 on Saturday in the 50th meeting of the border rivals and first in Rupp Arena since 1988.

Typically, Louisville’s Freedom Hall hosts Kentucky’s home games in the series, but a scheduling conflict prevented that this season. That 1988 game was also the last in which neither the Hoosiers nor Wildcats came in ranked in the Top 25, as both traditional powerhouses have struggled out of the gate.

In the end, home cooking proved to be just what Kentucky (6-3) needed.

Morris had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Perry had 11 points to go with his season-high 10 rebounds.

Indiana’s D.J. White led all scorers with 23 points.

  • No. 16 Memphis 82, Ole Miss 70: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points and Jeremy Hunt added 16 to lead No. 16 Memphis on Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.
  • The Tigers, coming off a poor shooting performance in a 76-58 loss at Tennessee on Wednesday, regrouped to shoot 47 percent. Memphis shot 28.6 percent against the Volunteers.

    Antonio Anderson had 14 points for Memphis (7-2), while Joey Dorsey grabbed 10 rebounds.

    Clarence Sanders had 18 points and Todd Abernathy added 16 for Ole Miss (7-2). Rebels leading scorer Bam Doyne, who entered the game averaging 17.6 points, was limited to seven on 1-for-12 shooting.

  • Vanderbilt 73, No. 25 Georgia Tech 64: Shan Foster scored 25 points and Derrick Byars added 18, and Vanderbilt snapped a nine-game losing streak against ranked opponents.
  • Vanderbilt (5-3) hadn’t beaten a Top 25 team since downing then-No. 19 Alabama on Jan. 5, 2005.

    Thaddeus Young had 19 points for the Yellow Jackets (6-3), who hadn’t played since losing to Miami a week ago in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. This was their third loss in four games.

    This was only the third time these teams have played since Georgia Tech left the Southeastern Conference, and the Yellow Jackets had won the first two, including a 76-67 victory in January in Atlanta.

  • South Carolina 64, Baylor 50: Tre Kelly scored 26 points, including 17 in the second half, to lift South Carolina to the win Waco, Texas.
  • Kelly scored seven points and hit two 3-pointers in the final two minutes, and South Carolina (6-2) hit four of four free throws to secure the win.

    The Bears (6-2) were led by Aaron Bruce and Kevin Rogers, who scored 15 and 14 points respectively. Mamadou Diene had eight points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

  • Mississippi State 84, South Alabama 46: Jamont Gordon scored 14 points and Mississippi State committed a season-low eight turnovers in the Bulldogs win in Starkville, Miss.
  • Gordon fell a rebound shy of his third double-double as the Bulldogs (5-2) held their opponent to the second lowest scoring output of the season.

    The win ties coach Rick Stansbury with Babe McCarthy for second place on Mississippi State’s career wins list with 169.

    Reginald Delk had 16 for Mississippi State, while his twin brother Richard, Charles Rhodes and Barry Stewart each scored 10.

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