Top 25 CapsulesBy The Associated Press , Associated Press
Jan. 26, 2014 2:11 AM ET
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.
Jerami Grant scored 16 points to lead the Orange, who had a 39-24 rebounding advantage.
Davon Reed scored 16 points for the Hurricanes, who kept it close by shooting 9 of 17 from 3-point range.
No. 21 MICHIGAN 80, No. 3 MICHIGAN STATE 75
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — 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.
The Spartans (18-2, 7-1) had won 11 straight since losing to North Carolina at home.
Michigan State's Gary Harris scored a career-high 27 points and didn't get much help offensively from his team that was without two of its best players.
No. 4 VILLANOVA 94, MARQUETTE 85, OT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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).
Todd Mayo had 18 points, including the last 10 in regulation, for Marquette (11-9, 3-4) to help force overtime at 77-77.
A layup by Villanova's Tony Chennault with 1 second left in regulation was waved off by the officials after Steve Taylor, Jr., drew a charging foul.
Villanova snapped Marquette's 20-game winning streak in home conference games.
No. 5 WICHITA STATE 78, DRAKE 61
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cleanthony Early scored 19 points, Ron Baker added 14 and Wichita State stayed perfect with a win over Drake.
Nick Wiggins had 11 points for the visiting Shockers (21-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Wichita State outscored Drake 28-15 to open the second half, turning a relatively close game into a rout.
The Shockers have won four straight by at least 15 points after an overtime scare at Missouri State two weeks ago.
Aaron Hawley had 16 points to lead Drake (11-9, 2-6), which lost for the sixth time in seven games.
No. 6 FLORIDA 67, TENNESSEE 41
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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.
Florida held the Volunteers (12-7, 3-3) to a season-low in points and shooting percentage (27). The Volunteers' backcourt really struggled, with leading scorer Jordan McRae, Antonio Barton and Josh Richardson combining to make 2 of 29 shots.
Jarnell Stokes led Tennessee with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Casey Prather chipped in 12 points for Florida, and Patric Young added 10.
No. 7 SAN DIEGO STATE 74, UTAH STATE 69, OT
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Xavier Thames scored 31 points, including 10 in overtime, and San Diego State held off pesky Utah State for its 17th straight victory.
Thames made the go-ahead basket in the extra session to help the Aztecs (18-1, 7-0 Mountain West) win for the 16th time in their last 17 overtime games.
Spencer Butterfield had 19 points and Jalen Moore added a career-high 16 for the Aggies (12-7, 2-5), who lost at home for the second time this season.
Butterfield hit a 3-pointer over two defenders with 2.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. He drained another 3 to put Utah State up 62-61 with 3:03 left, but Thames put a halt to the rally.
He nailed a jumper that put San Diego State ahead for good with 1:50 remaining and made a 3 with 49.6 seconds left to make it 66-62. SDSU shot 8 of 10 on free throws in the final 38.9 seconds to seal it.
No. 8 KANSAS 91, TCU 69
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 19 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and Kansas never gave TCU a shot at a repeat of last year's huge upset.
The Jayhawks (15-4, 6-0 Big 12) won their sixth straight game and remained the only Big 12 team without a league loss.
In their visit to Fort Worth last year, the Jayhawks became the first top-five team to lose to the Horned Frogs in a 62-55 defeat. This time, Kansas had 53 points at halftime and led by as many as 24 in the first half.
Brandon Parrish scored 15 points to lead TCU (9-10, 0-7). The Horned Frogs are the only conference team without a league win and are 2-23 in their two Big 12 seasons.
Joel Embiid had 14 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for Kansas before fouling out for the fourth time this season. Wayne Selden Jr. scored 12, and Perry Ellis had eight points and 14 rebounds.
No. 9 WISCONSIN 72, PURDUE 58
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — 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.
Terone Johnson and Bryson Scott each had 10 points to lead Purdue, but the Boilermakers (13-7, 3-4) lost their second straight.
Wisconsin relied on an old-school formula to win this one — committing just nine turnovers while limiting the Boilermakers to just 35.4 percent shooting from the field.
Despite making only 13 baskets over the final 34 minutes, the Badgers still managed to turn a three-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage early in the second half, then fended off one Purdue charge before pulling away late.
No. 10 IOWA 76, NORTHWESTERN 50
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points for Iowa, which never trailed.
Gabriel Olaseni had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Gesell added 11 points for the Hawkeyes (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten), who avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this season after falling 75-67 at No. 21 Michigan on Wednesday. They shot 51.9 percent from the field (28 of 54) and won their fourth in five games.
Iowa outrebounded Northwestern 44-20.
Drew Crawford had 20 points for Northwestern (10-11, 3-5), which had won three of four.
Saturday was a rematch of the teams' Jan. 9 game in Iowa City which the Hawkeyes won 93-67 after shooting 64.3 percent during the second half. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was suspended for that game after getting ejected during the Hawkeyes' previous game at Wisconsin.
No. 11 OKLAHOMA ST. 81, WEST VIRGINIA 75
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — 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.
Markel Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Phil Forte added 13 points for Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys won despite a subpar performance from star guard Marcus Smart. The sophomore scored a season-low four points on 1-for-7 shooting and played just 25 minutes before fouling out.
Eron Harris scored 21 points and Juwan Staten added 19 for the Mountaineers (11-9, 3-4), who have lost four of five.
Oklahoma State made just 4 of 24 3-point attempts and was outrebounded 41-35, but held the Mountaineers to 37 percent shooting.
No. 14 KENTUCKY 79, GEORGIA 54
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — 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).
Georgia (10-8, 4-2) had gotten within 37-31 with 16:18 remaining before the Wildcats steadily built a double-digit lead that rarely got below 20 points.
Georgia outrebounded Kentucky 35-32 but shot just 16 of 49 (33 percent) and was outscored 36-24 in the paint in the only regular season meeting between the schools.
Brandon Morris had 15 points for Georgia, which played without starting guard Kenny Gaines and backup Juwan Parker because of thigh and hamstring injuries, respectively.
No. 16 IOWA ST. 81, No. 22 KANSAS ST. 75
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and Iowa State snapped a three-game losing streak.
Georges Niang had 18 points and freshman Matt Thomas matched a career high with 14 for the Cyclones (15-3, 3-3 Big 12), who blew a 12-point halftime lead before putting the game away late in the second half.
Ejim blocked a potential game-tying 3 from Shane Southwell and hit two free throws to put the Cyclones ahead 79-73 with 23 seconds left.
Marcus Foster scored 20 points for Kansas State (14-6, 4-3), which lost consecutive games for the first time since November.
No. 18 DUKE 78, FLORIDA ST. 56
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help Duke, giving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory at the school.
Jabari Parker added 14 points for the Blue Devils (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fourth straight game and extended the nation's longest active home winning streak to 28 games. Duke used an 11-0 run late in the first half to build a 20-point lead and never let the Seminoles get the margin back to single digits again.
Duke won despite shooting 31 percent, but converted 17 FSU turnovers into 29 points and dominated the offensive glass to score 29 second-chance points against the Seminoles (13-6, 4-3).
Krzyzewski is the all-time leader in career victories in men's Division I with 973. He joins Syracuse's Jim Boeheim as the only coaches with at least 900 wins at one program.
Okaro White scored 14 points for Florida State.
No. 20 PITTSBURGH 83, MARYLAND 79
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and Pittsburgh beat Maryland to complete its first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Pittsburgh (18-2, 6-1) never trailed in the second half against the struggling Terrapins, who lost by 20 to the Panthers on Jan. 6. Although this game was significantly closer than the first one, Maryland (11-9, 3-4) simply couldn't contain Patterson, a 6-foot-5 senior who fell just short of matching his career high of 30 points.
Patterson went 8 for 14 from floor and made 12 of 14 free throws. He also had seven rebounds and seven assists.
Talib Zanna scored 16 for the Panthers and James Robinson had 13. Pittsburgh next faces Duke at home on Monday night.
TEXAS 74, No. 24 BAYLOR 60
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games.
The Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) have won three consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time in school history.
Gary Franklin had 14 points and Taurean Prince added 12 for Baylor (13-6, 1-5), which led only once before losing its fourth straight. It is the Bears' longest losing streak since dropping six in a row five years ago, and they have lost consecutive games at the Ferrell Center after a 13-game home winning streak.
When the Bears got within 46-39 midway through the second half, Taylor scored seven points in a span of 76 seconds.
No. 25 OKLAHOMA 74, TEXAS TECH 65
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — 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).