No. 2 Syracuse Uses Defense to Silence Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (ap) — No. 2 Syracuse held Miami without a basket for 7½ minutes down the stretch Saturday and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten with a 64-52 victory over the Hurricanes.
Miami led 47-46 with less than 7 minutes to go but made only one field goal the rest of the way.
Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) needs one more victory to tie the school record for most wins to start a season, set two years ago. The ACC newcomers beat defending league champion Miami (10-9, 2-5) for the second time in three weeks.
No. 21 Michigan 80, No. 3 Michigan State 75
East Lansing, Mich. — Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. scored a season-high 19, lifting Michigan to a win over Michigan State to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.
The Wolverines (15-4, 7-0 Big Ten) went on a 10-0 run late in the game to take control and held on to win for just the second time in 15 games at the Breslin Center.
No. 4 Villanova 94, Marquette 85 (ot)
Milwaukee — Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided Villanova in overtime following a frenzied finish to regulation.
Arcidiacono had six points and two assists in the extra period. He hustled for a loose ball with 37.7 seconds left that allowed Villanova coach Jay Wright to call a timeout and avoid a turnover.
James Bell, who finished with 30 points, followed with two free throws to make it a three-possession game for the Wildcats (17-2, 6-1 Big East).
No. 6 Florida 67, Tennessee 41
Gainesville, Fla. — Michael Frazier II scored 17 points and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 as Florida won its 11th straight.
The Gators (17-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak in the series and extended their school record for consecutive home wins to 26.
No. 9 Wisconsin 72, Purdue 58
West Lafayette, Ind. — Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a victory at Purdue.
The Badgers (17-3, 4-3 Big Ten) won for the first time since starting 16-0. It was only their fourth win ever at Mackey Arena.
No. 10 Iowa 76 Northwestern 50
Evanston, Ill. — Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points for Iowa, which never trailed.
No. 11 Oklahoma St. 81 West Virginia 75
Stillwater, Okla. — LeBryan Nash scored a career-high 29 points and had nine rebounds for Oklahoma State.
Nash was 10 of 13 from the field for the Cowboys (16-3, 4-2 Big 12), who swept the season series with the Mountaineers.
No. 14 Kentucky 79 Georgia 54
Lexington, Ky. — Aaron Harrison scored 15 points as Kentucky pulled away to its third straight win.
Julius Randle added 14 points while James Young had 13 including a couple of second-half 3-pointers for Kentucky (15-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference).
No. 16 Iowa St. 81 No. 22 Kansas St. 75
Ames, Iowa — Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and Iowa State snapped a three-game losing streak.
No. 18 Duke 78 Florida St. 56
Durham, n.c. — Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help Duke, giving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory at the school.
No. 20 Pittsburgh 83 Maryland 79
College Park, Md. — Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and Pittsburgh beat Maryland to complete its first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Texas 74, No. 24 Baylor 60
Waco, Texas — Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games.
No. 25 Oklahoma 74 Texas Tech 65
Lubbock, Texas — Buddy Hield scored 18 points, 12 on 3-pointers, to lead Oklahoma.
Cameron Clark added 17 points and Jordan Woodard had 15 to lead the Sooners (16-4, 5-2 Big 12).
Ryan Spangler had 10 of Oklahoma’s 28 rebounds.
Hield was 4 of 7 from beyond the arc and Clark was 8 of 12 from the field.
The Sooners got 14 points off Texas Tech’s 11 turnovers; the Red Raiders got just three points off Oklahoma’s seven turnovers.
Jordan Tolbert and Jaye Crockett scored 14 points each for the Red Raiders (10-10, 2-5).
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Texas 66, No. 18 West Virginia 63
Austin, Texas — Nneka Enemkpali scored 15 points and Brady Sanders had 14 as Texas knocked off No. 18 West Virginia.
Texas (13-6, 4-3 Big 12) out-rebounded West Virginia (17-3, 6-2) 46-27, paced by Enemkpali with 21, a career high. Nekia Jones added 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting.
Bria Holmes led the Mountaineers with 18 points, while Averee Fields chipped in with 12.
The Longhorns used an 8-0 run, highlighted by a Chassidy Fussell 3-pointer, to go up 28-21 with 5:04 left in the first half and led 40-33 at the break.
West Virginia opened the second half with an 11-4 run to capture the lead at 45-44. But Texas tied it at 61 on a pair of Sanders free throws with 4:19 left as the Mountaineers missed their final six shots and made just 2 of 5 free throws down the stretch.
No. 25 Gonzaga 69, Pepperdine 39
Malibu, Calif. — Lindsay Sherbert came off the bench to score 16 points and Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time, coasting to a win over Pepperdine.
The Bulldogs (18-3, 8-1), who won their eighth straight and 10th straight over Pepperdine, have allowed less than 50 points nine times. They out-scored the Waves (5-15, 1-7) 38-15 in the second half and forced 23 turnovers.
Sunny Greinacher added 13 points and Haiden Palmer 11 for GU, which had a 37-28 rebounding advantage, including 15-6 on the offensive end.
No player reached double figures for Pepperdine, which was without leading scorer Bria Richardson (16.9) and only had eight players.
With Sherbert scoring 10 points, Gonzaga led 31-23 at the half. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 10-2 run and was never threatened. They hit 10 3s while Pepperdine was 2-12.