Wake Stuns Duke
Winston-Salem, n.c. — Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night.
Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 ACC).
Coming off a home loss to sub-.500 Boston College, they shot 46 percent from the field and overcame their largest deficit of the game by scoring 17 straight points and holding Duke without a field goal for 5 critical minutes down the stretch.
Jabari Parker scored 19 points and Rodney Hood added 16 for the Blue Devils (23-7, 12-5).
No. 8 Kansas 82 Texas Tech 57
Lawrence, Kan. — Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid.
Black, a senior transfer from Memphis, finished 9 of 9 from the field, matching the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles (2005) and Mark Randall (1990).
Freshman forward Andrew Wiggins, also likely playing in his final home game, added nine points for the Jayhawks (23-7, 14-3 Big 12).
No. 11 Louisville 84 No. 18 SMU 71
Dallas — Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime, including six 3-pointers, and Louisville became the first opponent to win in SMU’s renovated home.
Smith hit three straight 3s right after his alley-oop pass on the go-ahead dunk by Montrezl Harrell midway through the second half for the American Athletic Conference-leading and defending national champion Cardinals (25-5, 14-3 AAC).
No. 19 UConn 69, Rutgers 63
Storrs, Conn. — Shabazz Napier scored 26 points in his final home game, leading UConn over Rutgers.
The senior guard made a career-high seven 3-pointers and hit eight of his 13 shots from the floor.
Niels Giffey added a career-high 16 points for the Huskies (24-6, 12-5 American Athletic Conference), who have won three in a row and seven of their last eight games.
Miles Mack scored 16 points for Rutgers (11-19, 5-11), which hasn’t beaten the Huskies in Storrs since 1972. Wally Judge added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Rutgers cut an 11-point UConn lead to four points on a dunk by Kadeem Jack with a minute left in the game. But UConn’s DeAndre Daniels blocked a layup and Phil Nolan drew a charging foul, and the Huskies held on despite scoring just three points in the final four minutes.