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MINNEAPOLIS — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and Trey Burke had 18 points and nine assists to help No. 5 Michigan stave off No. 9 Minnesota 83-75 on Thursday night.

Hardaway hit four 3-pointers in the first half for the Wolverines (17-1, 4-1 Big Ten), who had the lead for the final 33 minutes of the game and finished with 13 steals to fuel their fast break. Nik Stauskas added 11 points.

Austin Hollins led the Gophers (15-3, 3-2) with 21 points and four steals, and Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. Andre Hollins was drawn into early foul trouble, but he came alive after halftime to finish with 13 points and four assists.

The Gophers crept back in the game after falling behind by 19 points early in the second half. After Rodney Williams cut the margin to 77-70 with 2:40 remaining, the Gophers got the ball back but Williams had an open 3-pointer rim out and Andre Hollins had his putback attempt blocked underneath.

Burke stretched the lead to nine with two free throws with 43 seconds left.

Duke 73, Georgia Tech 57

DURHAM, N.C. — Seth Curry scored 24 points to lead No. 3 Duke past Georgia Tech.

Mason Plumlee added 16 points and 13 rebounds after going just 2 for 12 during an awful first half, and the Blue Devils (16-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 53 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes to bounce back from their only loss.

Freshman Chris Bolden's 20 points were the most scored by a Georgia Tech player this season.

UCLA 74, Oregon St. 64

LOS ANGELES — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Kyle Anderson added 17 and No. 24 UCLA defeated Oregon State, the Bruins' 10th consecutive victory.

Travis Wear added 17 points for the Bruins (15-3, 5-0 Pac-12), who equaled their longest winning streak since the 2008-09 season. They have won 23 of the last 24 games played against Oregon State on their home court.

Florida 68, Texas A&M 47

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mike Rosario scored 19 points and Patric Young added 18 for Florida.

The Aggies led by one point midway through the first half before a big run by the Gators gave them a 35-18 halftime lead.

WOMEN Kentucky 100, Mississippi State 47

LEXINGTON, Ky. — DeNesha Stallworth scored 25 points and No. 5 Kentucky moved to 17-1 for the best start in school history with a 100-47 rout of Mississippi State.

Penn State 84, Wisconsin 40

STATE COLLEGE — Nikki Greene scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Penn State to a rout of Wisconsin.

Alex Bentley added 14 points, Maggie Lucas had 11 and Ariel Edwards 10 for the Nittany Lions (14-2, 4-0 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight game overall and third in a row by at least 20 points. It was Penn State's first conference victory of 40 or more points since the 2000-01 season.

North Carolina 71, Virginia 60

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Xylina McDaniel had 15 points and nine rebounds to help North Carolina cruise past Virginia for its 11th straight victory.

Purdue 75, Minnesota 67

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Sam Ostarello had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Courtney Moses added 18 points and six assists to lead Purdue to a win over Minnesota.

Florida State 67, Boston College 57

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Chastity Clayton scored 14 points to lead Florida State to a sweep of the season series with Boston College.

Michigan 67, Northwestern 53

EVANSTON, Ill. — Kate Thompson scored 23 points to lead Michigan over Northwestern, extending the Wolverines' winning streak to a school record-tying 10 games.

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