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Syracuse Tops Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Va. — C.J. Fair scored 17 points and No. 2 Syracuse used a 16-0 run to pull away in the second half and beat Virginia Tech 72-52 on Tuesday night.

Tyler Ennis added 13 points, Jerami Grant 12 points and 10 rebounds and Trevor Cooley scored 11 points for the Orange (15-0, 2-0 ACC), who were making their first visit to Cassell Coliseum since Jan. 30, 1978.

No. 9 Iowa St. 87, No. 7 Baylor 72

Ames, Iowa — DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists and Iowa State rolled past Baylor, setting a school record with its 14th straight win.

Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win over a fellow Big 12 title contender.

No. 16 Duke 79, Ga. Tech 57

Durham, n.c. — Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half, and Duke beat Georgia Tech.

Women’s Hoop

UConn 90, Houston 40

Storrs, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots to lead UConn to a rout of Houston in the first meeting between the two programs.