College Hoop: Gators Win Easily
Columbia, s.c. — Michael Frazier II set a Florida record with 11 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 37 points, leading the top-ranked Gators to a 72-46 victory against South Carolina on Tuesday night.
Florida (28-2, 17-0) has won a school-record 22 straight games to move within one win of a perfect SEC regular season.
Frazier kept the Gators in the game when his teammates struggled in the opening half. Florida took control with a 23-5 run midway through the second half.
Ga. Tech 67 No. 7 Syracuse 62
Syracuse, n.y. — Trae Golden scored 16 points, including six clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Georgia Tech stunned struggling Syracuse.
Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC) had lost three of four coming into the game and dropped three more spots in the rankings after starting the season with 25 straight wins and spending three weeks at No. 1.
No. 12 Michigan 84 Illinois 53
Champaign , Ill. — Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first outright Big Ten title since 1986.
Stauskas had a career-high seven 3-pointers in nine attempts. The Wolverines (22-7, 14-3) were 16 of 23 from beyond the arc overall.
Georgetown 75 No. 13 Creighton 63
Washington — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, and Georgetown frustrated Doug McDermott until late in the game.
McDermott scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, making a series of 3-pointers that helped cut a 16-point deficit to five. The Bluejays (23-6, 13-4) have lost two straight and are left with an outside chance at winning the regular-season title in their first year in the conference.
Baylor 74 No. 16 Iowa State 61
Waco, Texas — Brady Heslip scored 18 points, and Baylor got a much-needed boost to its NCAA tournament hopes.
There were 15 lead changes and four ties before Heslip put the Bears (20-10, 8-9 Big 12) ahead with a tiebreaking 3 with 2:14 left — the start of a game-ending 13-0 run.
No. 7 W. Va. 67, Kansas 60
Morgantown, W.va. — Bria Holmes scored 16 points to lead No. 7 West Virginia over Kansas for a share of the Big 12 women’s championship.
The title for West Virginia (27-3, 16-2 Big 12) is its first since 1991-92 when it was in the Atlantic 10.
No. 9 Baylor 70, Iowa St. 54
Ames, Iowa — Nina Davis scored 26 points to help Baylor clinch a share of the Big 12 title by beating Iowa State.