Boeheim Gets the Boot; So Does No. 1 Syracuse
Durham, n.c. — The rematch of one of college basketball’s best games of the season ended with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim getting ejected after he charged onto the court to argue a block-charge call.
Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew that game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat No. 1 Syracuse 66-60 Saturday night.
Freshman Jabari Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
No. 2 Florida 75, Ole Miss 71
Oxford, Miss. — Scottie Wilbekin scored 18 points, Michael Frazier II added 17 and Florida rallied to beat Mississippi.
No. 8 Kansas 85 No. 19 Texas 54
Lawrence, Kan. — Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Joel Embiid briefly flirted with a triple-double and Kansas trounced Texas to seize control of the Big 12.
No. 11 Louisville 58 No. 7 Cincinnati 57
Cincinnati — Russ Smith’s 18-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds left gave Louisville its sixth straight win and 10th in 11 games.
No. 9 Villanova 57 St. John’s 54
Philadelphia — Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points and Ryan Arcidiacono had 12 for Villanova.
No. 14 Virginia 70 Notre Dame 49
Charlottesville, Va. — Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill both scored 15 points and Virginia used a 30-2 second-half run to blow open a close game and go on to its 11th consecutive victory.
No. 16 Wisconsin 79 No. 15 Iowa 74
Iowa City, Iowa — Frank Kaminsky had 21 points and a crucial late steal as Wisconsin won for its fifth straight.
No. 17 Iowa St. 71, TCU 60
Fort Worth, Texas — DeAndre Kane scored 20 points and Georges Niang had 19 points and eight rebounds as Iowa State kept TCU winless in the Big 12.
No. 18 Kentucky 77, LSU 76 (ot)
Lexington, Ky. — Julius Randle scored in the lane with 3.9 seconds remaining in overtime to give Kentucky the hard-earned win.
Stanford 83, No. 23 UCLA 74
Stanford, Calif. — Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost its case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with a victory over UCLA.
No. 24 Ohio St. 64 Minnesota 46
Columbus, Ohio — Sam Thompson scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half, leading Ohio State back from a 12-point deficit to defeat Minnesota.
The Buckeyes outscored the Golden Gophers 46-18 in the second half.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 13 points and Shannon Scott 10 for the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6 Big Ten), who trailed by 10 at the half and by 12 early in the second half before taking control with a 17-0 run.
Andre Hollins had 13 points and DeAndre Mathieu added 12 for Minnesota (17-11, 6-9), which has lost six of its last eight games to slide off the NCAA bubble. The Golden Gophers beat the Buckeyes 63-53 at home on Jan. 16 by forcing 18 turnovers and grabbing 15 more rebounds.
Top 25 Women
No. 1 Connecticut 92, Houston 41
Houston — Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson scored 24 points apiece and No. 1 Connecticut beat Houston, extending the Huskies’ winning streak to 34 games.
Dolson also had nine rebounds and Breanna Stewart added 16 points, seven boards and five assists as UConn (28-0, 15-0 American Athletic Confereence) cruised to the win in coach Geno Auriemma’s 1,000th game at the school. Auriemma improved to 867-133 with the Huskies.
Hartley passed Tiffany Hayes for 10th place on UConn’s career scoring list with a layup with 7:38 remaining. Hartley now has 1,802 points, putting her 63 behind Svetlana Abrosimova for ninth.
The Huskies shot 64 percent from the field, including 80 percent in the second half.
Te’onna Campbell had 15 points, and Jessieka Palmer added 12 points for the Cougars (5-22, 1-15), who have dropped 18 of their last 20 games and four straight.
No. 6 BAYLOR 69, TCU 46
FORT WORTH, Texas — Odyssey Sims matched her season low with 17 points, and Baylor overcame a sluggish showing in a rare morning start for its 10th straight win.
The Lady Bears (24-3, 14-1 Big 12) stayed in sole possession of first place with three games left as they pursue a fourth straight conference regular-season title.
Sims awoke from a stretch that included two of her shots getting blocked early in the second half by grabbing a loose ball after one of her misses and circling under the basket for a bucket.
The nation’s leading scorer, who was 7 of 22 from the field, then hit a 3-pointer to restore a 15-point lead.
The Horned Frogs (15-12, 6-9) went scoreless for nearly 9 minutes in the first half and shot 25 percent for the game.
No. 13 WEST VIRGINIA 61, KANSAS STATE 40
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Christal Caldwell scored 21 points as West Virginia won its seventh straight while holding an oppent to fewer than 62 points for the fifth time in six games.
After a mid-week drubbing of 12th-ranked Oklahoma State, the Mountaineers (24-3, 13-2 Big 12) coasted through a disjointed game at Kansas State (10-16, 4-11) that saw long scoreless stretches.
Caldwell led the Mountaineers for the sixth time this season, picking up for Bria Holmes, who scored just five points on 2-for-11 shooting.
Kansas State led for the first 5 minutes, then went more than 9 minutes between field goals. By then the Mountaineers were up 20 just ahead of halftime. Drought hit the cold-shooting Wildcats (27 percent) again after halftime, going 10 minutes between Ashlynn Knoll 3-pointers. Knoll led K-State with 13 points.
No. 25 GONZAGA 72, PORTLAND 61
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Haiden Palmer scored 12 points as Gonzaga clinched at least a share of its 10th straight West Coast Conference title.
Twelve different Bulldogs scored as they won the game with rebounding and defense. Gonzaga (24-4, 13-2) had a 42-26 rebounding advantage, including 21-2 on the offensive end, good for 27 more shots, and forced 19 turnovers.
Cassandra Brown came off the bench to lead Portland (14-13, 7-9) with 16 points, hitting all four of her 3-pointers. Jasmine Wooten added 13 with 7 assists but she had 7 turnovers.
It was a far cry from the first meeting, won by Gonzaga 56-24. The Bulldogs had a late surge to take a 31-21 lead at the half and quickly bumped it up to 16 but couldn’t shake Portland. The Pilots shot 61 percent in the second half, 51 for the game.