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No. 12 Louisville Clocks Tulane 105-69

January 30, 2005

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Francisco Garcia had 21 points and five other Louisville players also scored in double figures, leading the No. 12 Cardinals to a 105-69 rout of Tulane on Saturday night.

The Cardinals (18-3, 6-2 Conference USA) never trailed in winning their seventh straight game and 12th in their last 13. Louisville has won by an average of 32.9 points during its streak.

Louisville led by 19 after 10 minutes and pushed the margin to as many as 25 in the first half before taking a 50-29 lead into halftime.

Tulane (8-11, 2-6) never got closer in the second half, and Louisville led by as many as 44. The Cardinals finished with 20 steals, one less than the school record.

Taquan Dean scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Lorrenzo Wade added 14, Larry O’Bannon had 12, and Ellis Myles and Juan Palacios had 11 each.

Donnie Stith was the only Green Wave player to score in double figures, getting 19 points before fouling out.

The Cardinals forced 26 Green Wave turnovers, matching Tulane’s most this season and leading to 29 points.

Tulane made just two field goals during the first 10 minutes. The Green Wave twice got the lead down to 15 points, but Louisville finished the half with a 10-4 run.

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