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Huskies Sweep Tigers

Connecticut's Lasan Kromah falls to the court as he chases a ball out of bounds during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut won 86-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut's Lasan Kromah falls to the court as he chases a ball out of bounds during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut won 86-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Hartford, Conn. — Shabazz Napier scored a career-high 34 points and No. 24 UConn beat No. 20 Memphis 86-81 in overtime Saturday to sweep the season series from the Tigers.

Ryan Boatright added 21 points for UConn (20-5, 8-4 American Athletic Conference), including eight in overtime and added six assists.

Joe Jackson had 24 points to lead the Tigers (19-6, 8-4). Geron Johnson added 15 points and eight rebounds before fouling out and Chris Crawford chipped had 12.

No. 1 Syracuse 56 N.C. State 55

Syracuse, n.y. — Rakeem Christmas had a key steal to set up C.J. Fair’s winning layup with 6.7 seconds left, helping No. 1 Syracuse edge North Carolina State 56-55.

Christmas had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks as Syracuse earned its 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent. Jerami Grant had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Fair scored 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

No. 7 Kansas 95, TCU 65

Lawrence, Kan. — Perry Ellis scored a career-high 32 points, Andrew Wiggins added 17 and Kansas (19-6, 10-2 Big 12) overcame a sluggish start to get the win.

No. 8 Duke 69 Maryland 67

Durham, n.c. — Jabari Parker scored 23 points and Duke held on for the victory.

Rodney Hood and Rasheed Sulaimon added 11 points each for the Blue Devils (20-5, 9-3 ACC).

No. 10 Cincinnati 73 Houston 62

Cincinnati — Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points and Justin Jackson overcame foul problems to add 13 points and Cincinnati shook off Houston.

No. 11 Iowa State 70 Texas Tech 64

Ames, Iowa — DeAndre Kane had 17 points with nine assists and Iowa State won after blowing an 18-point lead in the second half.

No. 12 Saint Louis 64 VCU 62

St. Louis — Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Saint Louis (23-2, 10-0 Atlantic 10) broke a late tie with seven straight points for its 17th straight victory.

The Billikens blew a 12-point second-lead before finally putting away VCU (20-6, 8-3) in a matchup of the Atlantic 10’s top two teams.

No. 16 Iowa 82, Penn St. 70

State College, Pa. — Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points and Iowa pulled away in the second half.

No. 17 Virginia 63 Clemson 58

Clemson, s.c. — Joe Harris scored 16 points, including a critical 3-pointer with about three minutes left, and No. 17 Virginia (21-5) won its ninth straight ACC game for the first time in 32 years.

UNC 75, No. 25 Pitt 71

Chapel Hill, n.c. — James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina to its sixth straight victory.

Women

BYU 62, No. 20 Gonzaga 52

Provo, Utah — Jennifer Hamson scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, Lexi Eaton had 15 points and 10 rebounds and BYU (21-5, 11-4 West Coast Conference) ended Gonzaga’s 13-game winning streak.

No. 24 St. John’s 69 Villanova 56

New York — Aliyyah Handford scored 25 points and Amber Thompson had a career-high 17 rebounds to lead St. John’s (19-5, 12-1 Big East) over Villanova.

No. 25 Michigan St. 70 Ohio State 49

East Lansing, Mich. — Annalise Pickrel had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, helping Michigan State (17-8, 9-3 Big Ten) to the easy win.