Sparks sparks Kentucky with long-range shooting

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 28, 2005

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Patrick Sparks went 5-of-7 from 3-point range and scored 15 points to lead the Wildcats.

Kelenna Azubuike added 16 points for Kentucky (14-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference), which made a season-high 11 3-pointers in 20 attempts to win for the 14th time in its last 15 meetings with LSU (9-6, 2-2).

The Wildcats have won four straight since losing to No. 2 Kansas on Jan. 9.

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Brandon Bass paced LSU with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 3 Wake Forest 74,

No. 20 Cincinnati 70

CINCINNATI (AP) - Eric Williams scored a career-high 29 points, having his way with Cincinnati's shorter front line.

The Demon Deacons (16-2) rebounded from an overtime loss to Florida State by hitting their last seven free throws down the stretch.

The Bearcats (15-3) lost at home to a ranked team for the second time in eight days. They also fell by three points against Louisville last week

Chris Paul added 21 points for Wake Forest, which improved to 5-1 against ranked teams this season. Paul was 5-of-7 on 3-pointers.

Eric Hicks had 18 points, only two of them in the second half, to lead three Cincinnati players in double figures.