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PITTSBURGH — Tray Woodall had 13 points, four assists and three steals as Pittsburgh continued its mastery of Top 10 teams at home, pulling away from No. 6 Syracuse in a 65-55 win on Saturday.


Trey Zeigler added six points, four rebounds and four assists off the bench for the Panthers (18-5, 6-4 Big East), who improved to 13-1 against teams ranked in the Top 10 since the Petersen Events Center opened a decade ago.


C.J. Fair led Syracuse (18-3, 6-2) with 20 points and Brandon Triche scored 14 but the Orange never led in the second half while losing two straight games for the first time in nearly two years. Michael Carter-Williams added 13 points for Syracuse but the nation's leader in assists finished with just two — nearly seven below his average.


Oklahoma State 85, Kansas 80

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset No. 2 Kansas, ending the Jayhawks' nation-leading 18-game winning streak.


Smart had a pair of key put-backs in the closing minutes, helping the Cowboys (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) go on a 13-2 run that turned a 66-62 deficit into a 73-68 lead with just over a minute left.


The Jayhawks (19-2, 7-1) trimmed it to 81-80 on a layup by Elijah Johnson with 18.8 seconds left. But Phil Forte, an 89-percent foul shooter, made both of his tries with 7.9 seconds to go, and Johnson turned the ball over before Kansas could try a tying 3-pointer.


It was the Cowboys' first road win over a top-5 team since beating then-No. 2 Kansas 52-50 in overtime on Jan. 2, 1958.


Ben McLemore had 23 points to lead the Jayhawks, who also had their 33-game home winning streak come to an end.


Duke 79, Florida State 60

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Seth Curry scored 21 points, Quinn Cook added 18 and fifth-ranked Duke cruised to a 79-60 win Saturday over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State.


Duke raced to an 18-2 lead and never looked back, building a 26-point advantage at one point on the way to a 42-22 cushion at halftime.


The Blue Devils (19-2, 6-2 ACC) scored the game's first 11 points, while Florida State went nearly six-and-a-half minutes before getting its second basket. Duke shot 60.8 percent and connected on 11 of 18 from 3-point range as Florida State allowed a season high in points.


Curry, who had 13 points by halftime, was 7 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Cook was 4 of 6 from long range.


Freshman Aaron Thomas led Florida State (12-9, 4-4) with 14 points.


Butler 75, Rhode Island 68

INDIANAPOLIS — Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points, Roosevelt Jones added 18 and No. 9 Butler beat Rhode Island.


Clarke scored 12 points in the first 11 minutes of the second half. The Bulldogs (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10) trailed 32-30 at the break, then went on a 15-3 run.


Nikola Malesecix led Rhode Island (6-14, 1-6) with 18 points in the Rams' fourth straight loss.


California 58, Oregon 54

BERKELEY, Calif. — Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining then added a pair of free throws and California hung on to beat No. 10 Oregon, handing the Ducks their second straight loss to an unranked team this week.


Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon scored 13 points apiece, and Tyrone Wallace added 12 while helping the Golden Bears (13-8, 5-4 Pac-12) win back-to-back games for the first time since December.



Miami 79, N.C. State 78

RALEIGH, N.C. — Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State.


Johnson's left-handed tip in traffic off a miss from Shane Larkin capped a back-and-forth second half and kept the Hurricanes (17-3, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) unbeaten in the league. Johnson finished with 15 points in his best game since returning from a thumb injury four games earlier.



Northern Iowa 57, Wichita St. 52

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa beat 15th-ranked Wichita State, sending the Shockers into their first losing streak of the season.


Seth Tuttle had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Panthers (12-11, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference). They took control with a 14-0 run in the second half and became just the fourth Valley team in the last 23 games to beat Wichita State at home.



Missouri 91, Auburn 77

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Keion Bell scored 24 points and Earnest Ross added 23, both season highs, as No. 17 Missouri used another strong second half to beat Auburn.


Ross hit five 3-pointers off the bench in his first game against his former team. The 6-foot-5, 222-pound guard played two seasons at Auburn, leading the team with 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.


The teams combined for 49 fouls and 69 free throws but the slogging pace didn't seem to affect Missouri (16-5, 5-3 Southeastern Conference), which shot 54.5 percent from the floor after shooting 38 percent in a 73-70 loss at LSU on Wednesday. Frankie Sullivan led Auburn (8-13, 2-6) with 12 points, while Rob Chubb and Chris Denson both had 10.


Creighton 75, Bradley 58

OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 25 points, including nine during a decisive 12-0 run, and No. 21 Creighton overcame poor 3-point shooting in the first half to defeat Bradley.


The Bluejays (20-3, 9-2 Missouri Valley Conference) beat Bradley for the 15th straight time at home and have won 20 games for the 14th time in 15 seasons.


Bradley (13-10, 5-6) lost its fifth straight road game and eighth in a row against a ranked opponent.


Austin Chatman, who had 16 points, drilled a 3-pointer after Bradley had closed to 53-48. Then McDermott went to work, hitting a 3, a layup and four straight free throws to make it 65-48 with 5 minutes to play.


Air Force 70, San Diego State 67

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Michael Lyons scored 20 points and Air Force beat No. 22 San Diego State, overcoming a 25-point performance by Aztecs star Jamaal Franklin.


Franklin and James Rahon missed potential game-tying 3-pointers in the waning seconds.


The Falcons (14-6, 5-2 Mountain West Conference) won their fifth straight at Clune Arena, while the Aztecs (16-5, 4-3) lost for only the second time in their last 10 games against Air Force.



Cincinnati 65, Seton Hall 59

NEWARK, N.J. — Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points and Cashmere Wright added 17 as No. 24 Cincinnati blew almost all of a 20-point lead before holding off Seton Hall, the Bearcats' fifth win in six games.


Cincinnati (18-4, 6-3 Big East) was up 48-28 5 minutes into the second half only to allow the Pirates (13-9, 2-7) to get within four points twice. The Bearcats, who entered the game 14th in the 15-team conference in free throw shooting at 64.9 percent, finished 21 of 27 (77.8 percent) from the line, including making eight of their last nine in the game.


Georgetown 68, St. John's 56

WASHINGTON — Nate Lubick scored a career-high 16 points and Georgetown took advantage of an off-day from the Big East's second-leading scorer in a win over St. John's.


Lubick, who entered the game shooting 70 percent (23 of 33) from the field over the previous five games, hit 8 of 10 shots and added 10 rebounds as the Hoyas (16-4, 6-3 Big East) won their fourth straight and sixth in seven games.



Florida 78, Mississippi 64

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Erik Murphy scored 19 points and was instrumental on the defensive end, helping No. 4 Florida beat 16th-ranked Mississippi 78-64 Saturday night.


Murphy made 7 of 8 shots, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and added six rebounds and four assists. Defensively, he took a charge, had a block and altered several shots in the paint.


Ohio State 63, Nebraska 56

LINCOLN, Neb. — Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 21 points and No. 11 Ohio State held off a late Nebraska surge for a victory.


Ohio State (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten) led 53-38 after a pair of free throws by Aaron Craft with 9:05 left. Nebraska (11-12, 2-8) then made its comeback, outscoring the Buckeyes 15-5 and cutting the lead to 58-53 on David Rivers' free throws with 2:40 remaining.


Kansas State 52, Oklahoma 50

NORMAN, Okla. — Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give No. 18 Kansas State a victory over Oklahoma.


The free throws ended an 8-0 run by the Sooners in the final two minutes that tied the game with 13 seconds to play.


With Oklahoma trailing 50-42, Romero Osby scored the last of his 13 points on a three-point play to pull the Sooners within five with 1:58 to go. Sam Grooms then tied it with a 3-pointer and a driving layup in the final minute.


New Mexico 75, Nevada 62

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Chad Adams hit two 3-pointers during a key second-half run to spur No. 20 New Mexico to a victory over Nevada.


With the Lobos (19-3, 6-1 Mountain West) trailing 51-50, Adams started a 10-2 surge and then capped it as New Mexico went ahead to stay at 60-53.


Alabama 58, Vanderbilt 54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trevor Lacey hit a 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds left, giving Alabama its first lead of the game, and the Crimson Tide wound up edging Vanderbilt for their first win at Memorial Gym since 1990 after trailing by as much as 11 in the second half.



Utah 58, Colorado 55

SALT LAKE CITY — Brandon Taylor drew a charge with 9.7 seconds left and Glen Dean hit a pair of free throws on the other end to help Utah survive a late rally and upset Colorado.



Notre Dame 79, DePaul 71

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Jack Cooley scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Notre Dame beat DePaul in overtime.


The senior posted his 14th double-double of the season and his fifth straight game with 10 or more boards as the Fighting Irish (18-4, 6-4 Big East) won for the fourth time in five games.



West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 61

LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman Eron Harris scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead West Virginia over Texas Tech .




Georgia 67, South Carolina 56

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and Georgia won its third straight Southeastern Conference game for the first time in coach Mark Fox's four seasons with a victory over South Carolina.




Northwestern 75, Purdue 60

EVANSTON, Ill. — Reggie Hearn scored a career-high 26 points to lead Northwestern to a victory over Purdue on Saturday.




Indiana beats top-ranked Michigan

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo had 15, leading No. 3 Indiana to an 81-73 victory over No. 1 Michigan on Saturday night.


It's the third time in school history the Hoosiers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and it's the first time they've done it in back-to-back seasons. The win gives Indiana sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the No. 1 ranking it held for the first seven weeks this season when the new poll comes out Monday.


In addition to Michigan's defeat, No. 2 Kansas lost 85-80 to Oklahoma State.


The Wolverines (20-2, 7-2) were led by Trey Burke with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 18, but they couldn't extend their four-game winning streak.


Indiana took an early 20-7 lead and Michigan tied it only one time after that, at 40. The Hoosiers put it away with a late 7-2 run.



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