Even a case of tired legs wasn't going to stop No. 9 Louisville at home.

Freshman Samardo Samuels scored 15 points and Earl Clark added six points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the Cardinals to a 78-56 victory over Lamar last night in the final game of the Marques Maybin Classic.

Louisville (5-1) won its third game in three days by outlasting Lamar (6-3), though it made the Cardinals work for it.

Louisville had won its previous two games in the round-robin tournament by a combined 75 points. Things weren't quite so easy against Lamar, which hung around until late in the second half before Samuels and Clark - the event's MVP - helped Louisville pull away.

Georgetown 100, Savannah State 38 - DaJuan Summers, Jessie Sapp and Austin Freeman all had 14 points and Greg Monroe added 13 as the 19th-ranked Hoyas romped in Washington.

Georgetown (6-1) was simply dominant. The Hoyas shot 69.8 percent from the field (37 of 53) and held Savannah State (5-4) to 22.8 percent (16 of 53).

Elsewhere: Chris Bethel had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Fordham ended the worst start in program history with a 79-58 victory over Lafayette in New York. . . . Paris Horne scored 18 points to lead St. John's to an 82-54 victory over the visiting New Jersey Tech, the Highlanders' 41st consecutive loss. . . . Chester Frazier and Dominique Keller each scored 14 points to lead host Illinois past Hawaii, 68-51.

Masterman product Zahir Carrington grabbed a rebound and dropped in a layup with three seconds left to lead Lehigh to a 65-64 home victory over Albany, N.Y. . . . Matt Johnson scored 23 points to lead Gwynedd-Mercy past host Widener, 86-76. Charles Jones and Nyere Miller each scored 15 for Widener. . . . Kyle Finklea scored 25 points to lead Immaculata past visiting Marywood, 82-75.


Rutgers 45, Georgia 34 -

Junior guard Epiphanny Prince scored 14 points to become the sixth-fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 points and lead No. 14 Rutgers (4-2) to a victory over Georgia (7-3) in Piscataway, N.J., in the Jimmy V Classic.

Elsewhere: Danielle Wilson had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 10 Baylor to an 83-36 home win over Lamar. . . . Kelly Brown scored 20 points to lead Immaculata past visiting Marywood, 72-52. . . . Junior Kate Wisniewski netted 19 points but Gwynedd-Mercy fell to visiting DeSales, 72-51.