Tar Heels get hustle message from unhappy Roy Williams
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By Dana O'Neil
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Ty Lawson and his teammates said they got the message from Roy Williams.
By Andy Katz
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USC can ill-afford to lose Daniel Hackett at this point of Pac-10 play.
On Tap For The Weekend• UTEP at Memphis, Saturday, 1 p.m. ET
• Pitt at UConn, Saturday, 1 p.m. ET
• Baylor at Texas, Saturday, 1:45 p.m. ET (ESPN Full Court)
• Miami at Duke, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN Full Court)
• Stanford at Washington State, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET
• Tennessee at Mississippi State, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN Full Court)
• Arizona at UCLA, Saturday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
• Wake Forest at NC State, Sunday, noon ET (ESPN Full Court) For the full schedule, click here.
Top 25 Scores From Thursday• No. 3 Duke 92, NC State 72
• No. 4 North Carolina 91, Boston College 69
• No. 5 UCLA 84, Arizona State 51
• Cal 69, No. 9 Washington State 64
• No. 13 Wisconsin 62, No. 11 Indiana 49
• No. 14 Stanford 65, Washington 51
For all scores, click here.
UNC rolls to easy win over BC
SEC/Big East Invitational MatchupsThe matchups for the second annual SEC/Big East Invitational were announced Thursday. The event will feature four games in two nights in two cities. Here are the matchups: Dec. 16 (Nashville's Sommet Center):
• South Florida vs. Vanderbilt
• Marquette vs. Tennessee
Dec. 18 (Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena):
• Mississippi vs. Louisville
• Mississippi State vs. Cincinnati
Here is a quick recap of the 2007 SEC/Big East Invitational:
• Georgetown 70, Alabama 60
• West Virginia 88, Auburn 59
• South Carolina 68, Providence 67
• Villanova 68, LSU 67
Wisconsin routs IU to take piece of Big Ten lead
Key NotesBy Jason McCallum
ESPN Research • It was not a good night to be playing against a ranked opponent. Six games on Thursday featured ranked teams, and only one was decided by fewer than 13 points. No. 9 Washington State lost at home to Cal by five points. The other three teams ranked in the top 10 won home games by at least 20 points (Duke by 20, UNC by 22 and UCLA by 33). • Washington State's 69-64 loss to Cal was its first at home this season and only its third at home over the past two seasons. In the five seasons prior to Tony Bennett's arrival as head coach, the Cougars lost 34 home games. • Ty Lawson of North Carolina had 10 assists and no turnovers in the Tar Heels' win over Boston College. He was the first Tar Heel to record double-digit assists since Raymond Felton in the 2004-05 season. • Notre Dame's Luke Harangody recorded a career-high 31 points in the Fighting Irish's 81-74 win over Providence. His 14 rebounds were the second-most he has grabbed in a game. Notre Dame is 14-3 when Harangody records a double-double, 10-0 at home. • Notre Dame has won 32 consecutive home games since a Feb. 25, 2006, loss to Marquette. In that same period, Notre Dame's football team has lost seven of 14 home games. • Of D.J. White's 23 career double-doubles, six have come on the road. Thursday's 62-49 loss at Wisconsin was the first time in those six games that the Hoosiers lost. It was the third time he recorded 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Hoosiers won the previous two contests. • On Thursday night, nine games were decided by one possession, and the home teams were 8-1. • IUPUI's Gary Patterson took only two shots from inside the 3-point line against Southern Utah -- it was his work from beyond the arc that gave him a Division I-high 37 points. He hit a career-high 11 3-pointers en route to the career-high points. Patterson had only two previous games in which he had surpassed 20 points. • UCLA's Kevin Love had his 12th double-double in Thursday's 84-51 win over Arizona State. He tied a career high by making nine field goals on only 11 attempts. It was the ninth time in his young career that Love shot 70 percent or better from the floor. The Bruins are 9-0 in those games. • Stanford's Brook Lopez had a career-high 31 points in a 65-51 win over Washington. Prior to Saturday, Lopez had scored 20 or more points in three career road games, and the Cardinal had lost all three of those games. But on Saturday, he scored 23 in a win at California. And the Thursday win over the Huskies made the Cardinal 2-0 in the past six days when he eclipsed 20 points on the road. • Lopez also had 13 rebounds -- the second time in his career he scored at least 20 points and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in a game. The other time was exactly a year before, in a home loss to Gonzaga on Jan. 31, 2007. • In ACC, Big East and Big Ten conference play Thursday, home teams were 4-1. In Pac-10 play Thursday, the home teams went 1-3.