Bulldogs continue free fall

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ATHENS, Ga. --- Marcus Thornton scored 30 points, Tasmin Mitchell added 27 and Louisiana State won its sixth consecutive Southeastern Conference game, routing Georgia 80-62 on Wednesday night.

Terrance Woodbury led Georgia with 22 points.

Georgia (9-13) has lost nine in a row and is 0-2 since Dennis Felton was fired.

NO. 2 OKLAHOMA 77, TEXAS A&M 71

In Norman, Okla., Taylor Griffin hit a tie-breaking layup with 46.4 seconds left and followed it with two clutch free throws as Oklahoma rallied from a late nine-point deficit.

MIAMI 79, NO. 7 WAKE FOREST 52

In Coral Gables, Fla., Jack McClinton scored a season-high 32 points and Miami used a zone defense to stymie Wake Forest, which lost its second consecutive game.

NO. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 76,

NO. 19 MINNESOTA 47

In East Lansing, Mich., Durrell Summers opened the game with two 3-pointers and finished with 21 points as Michigan State snapped a two-game home losing streak.

NO. 14 MEMPHIS 79, SMU 66

In Dallas, Tyreke Evans scored 26 points, including eight in a key second-half run, and Memphis won its 50th consecutive Conference USA game.

NO. 17 VILLANOVA 94, PROVIDENCE 91

In Providence, R.I., Scottie Reynolds scored 31 points and Dwayne Anderson had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to their fourth consecutive victory.

No. 20 Syracuse 74, West Virginia 61

In Syracuse, N.Y., Eric Devendorf and Jonny Flynn both scored 22 points to help Syracuse snap a three-game losing streak.


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