STATE

UGA's Singleton leaving team

ATLANTA - Georgia center Rashaad Singleton did not accompany the team to Spokane, Wash., for Saturday night's game against Gonzaga and plans to leave the team and transfer to another school.

Coach Dennis Felton announced the plans for Singleton, the junior from Campbellton, Fla., who led Georgia with 17 blocked shots but recently lost his starting job to freshman Jeremy Price.

'Rashaad wants to play more and he believes there may be a better opportunity for himself at another school,' Felton said. 'I am very proud of the strides that he's made in his two and a half years at Georgia, both as a student and an athlete. We have enjoyed having him and I wish him the very best.'

Tech women fall to No. 4 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Rashanda McCants scored 19 points and Jessica Breland added 18 to help No. 4 North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 99-78 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Jacqua Williams set an ACC record with 11 steals, but the Yellow Jackets (13-2) failed to take advantage of North Carolina's season-high 32 turnovers, making just 29 of 78 shots.

Rebecca Gray and Cetera DeGraffenreid each added 12 points for North Carolina (14-1). Erlana Larkins and LaToya Pringle scored 10 apiece.

NATIONAL

Louisville sends Kentucky below .500 with win

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Billy Gillispie's debut in the rivalry locals call 'The Dream Game' turned into just another nightmarish chapter for overmatched Kentucky.

Juan Palacios scored a season-high 17 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures as the Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak to the Wildcats, beating Kentucky 89-75 on Saturday.

Jerry Smith scored 17 points and Terrence Williams had 15 points and six rebounds for the Cardinals (10-4), who used a suffocating press and steady play from their veterans to quiet a raucous Rupp Arena crowd.

Kentucky (6-7) will stumble into SEC play under .500 for the first time since 1988-89, the year before Louisville coach Rick Pitino arrived in Lexington.

Rutgers records second bowl win over Ball State

TORONTO - Ray Rice ran over Ball State and through the 2,000-yard barrier in the International Bowl, giving Rutgers the second postseason win in its 138-year history.

Rice had four touchdowns and 280 yards, including a career-long 90-yard score to lift the Scarlet Knights to a 52-30 win in the International Bowl on Saturday.