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This undated image provided by Adidas shows models wearing new college basketball uniforms for, from left, Cincinnati, Kansas, Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA and Louisville.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. — Dexter Strickland tied his season high with 16 points and North Carolina (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached the 20-win mark for the ninth straight season with a 68-59 victory over Clemson on Thursday night.
Reggie Bullock added 12 points and nine rebounds, while James Michael McAdoo and P.J. Hairston had 11 points each. Marcus Paige scored 10.
Devin Booker had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers (13-14, 5-10) . Milton Jennings added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 16 Ohio St. 63, Northwestern 53
EVANSTON, Ill. — Lenzelle Smith scored a season-high 24 points, Deshaun Thomas added 19 and No. 16 Ohio State (21-7, 11-5) used a late run to beat Northwestern (13-16, 4-12 Big Ten).
No. 25 Louisiana Tech 84, Utah State 61
RUSTON, La. — Brandon Gibson scored 20 points, Raheem Appleby added 15 and No. 25 Louisiana Tech (25-3, 15-0 Western Athletic Conference) cruised over Utah State.
The Bulldogs are on a 17-game winning streak that has lasted more than two months.
Jarred Shaw and Ben Clifford both scored 14 points for Utah State (19-8, 9-6).
No. 10 Louisville 79, DePaul 58
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Russ Smith scored 17 points, Peyton Siva had 16 and Louisville beat DePaul.
Chane Behanan added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (23-5, 11-4 Big East).
Brandon Young scored 22 points and Cleveland Melvin had 20 for the Blue Demons (11-17, 2-13).
USC 89, No. 11 Arizona 78
LOS ANGELES — Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five Southern California players in double figures against No. 11 Arizona.
Byron Wesley added 18 points for USC (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) .
Solomon Hill led Arizona (23-5, 11-5) with 21 points.
No. 14 New Mexico 70, San Diego State 60
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alex Kirk had 25 points and Cameron Bairstow scored 16, including nine straight in the closing minutes to help New Mexico (24-4, 11-2 Mountain West) beat San Diego State.
The Aztecs (20-8, 8-6) got 16 points from Jamaal Franklin.
Sleeves hit the court
CINCINNATI — Tradition-rich UCLA and Louisville are taking on an unconventional look for college basketball’s postseason: sleeves.
Adidas unveiled its new brightly colored, camouflage-patterned uniforms for six men’s teams Thursday. Kansas, Notre Dame and Cincinnati will also sport the multihued shorts but will stick with sleeveless jerseys. Baylor will join the Bruins and Cardinals in wearing the short-sleeved top, which the company debuted with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors earlier this month.
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