Top 25 College Basketball Roundup: No. 6 Louisville tops Western Kentucky 79-63

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No. 6 LOUISVILLE 79, W. KENTUCKY 63

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russ Smith had 14 points and 10 assists and Louisville shot 69 percent from the field in the second half.

With starting point guard Chris Jones sidelined at least a game with a sprained right wrist, the Cardinals (9-1) got numerous backcourt contributions to beat their in-state rival for the fifth straight time. Freshman Terry Rozier grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds starting in Jones’ place while reserve Tim Henderson added career highs of 12 points on four 3-pointers and four assists.

No. 7 OKLAHOMA ST. 70, LOUISIANA TECH 55

OKLAHOMA CITY — Le’Bryan Nash had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma State overcame a sluggish start.

Marcus Smart scored three points in the first half and finished with 13 for the Cowboys (9-1), who had not played a game in more than a week.

No. 12 WICHITA ST. 70, TENNESSEE 61

WICHITA, Kan. — Tekele Cotton scored all 19 of his points in the second half and Wichita State is off to the best start in school history.

Darius Carter had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Cleanthony Early added 13 points for the Shockers (10-0).

— Associated Press

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