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PHILADELPHIA — Syracuse might want to scrub Philadelphia teams from the schedule.


In December, a loss to Temple.


On Saturday, a loss to Villanova.


Even worse for the third-ranked Orange, they were seconds away from a ninth straight victory.


Ryan Arcidiacono spoiled those plans with the tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell hit consecutive 3s in overtime to send Villanova to its second win over a Top 5 team this week, 75-71.


The Wildcats defeated No. 5 Louisville 73-64 on Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two Top 5 teams in the same season since Florida State in 2011-12, according to STATS LLC.


Brandon Triche led the Orange (18-2, 6-1 Big East) with 23 points and Michael Carter-Williams added 17.


We couldn't get going offensively for a long time, coach Jim Boeheim said. We hung in there and battled.


The Wildcats (13-7, 4-3) took advantage of Syracuse's rough night from the field.


Arcidiacono's 3-point attempt to tie with about 25 seconds left in regulation was off the mark. Carter-Williams missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and JayVaughn Pinkston of the Wildcats grabbed the rebound.


Bell missed a 3 and Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed the offensive rebound. Syracuse decided not to foul, giving Yarou time to kick it out to Arcidiacono. He let go a leaner from just beyond the 3-point line to tie the game at 61, force overtime and send the crowd of 18,273 into a frenzy.


I just put it up and luckily it went in, Arcidiacono said. I think we're having fun.


The Wildcats may not be ranked in next week's AP Top 25 poll, but they have worked their way into NCAA tournament consideration.




Duke 84, Maryland 64

DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 25 points and Duke bounced back from one of its worst losses under Mike Krzyzewski with a rout.


Mason Plumlee added 19 points and Seth Curry had 13 for the Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).


They had just four turnovers while shooting 52 percent against a Maryland defense that hadn't allowed any team to shoot better than 44 percent.



Georgetown 53, Louisville 51

WASHINGTON — Otto Porter had 17 points and grabbed the game's decisive rebound with 1.4 seconds to play as Georgetown handed Louisville its third straight loss.



Kansas 67, Oklahoma 54

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Ben McLemore scored 18 points and Jeff Withey added 13 points and nine rebounds as Kansas extended its nation-leading winning streak to 17 games.


Withey had four blocks and three steals, and Travis Releford added 10 points for the Jayhawks (18-1, 6-0 Big 12), who won their 33rd straight at Allen Fieldhouse to match the fourth-longest home winning streak in school history.



Butler 83, Temple 71

INDIANAPOLIS — Rotnei Clarke scored 24 points in his return from a severely sprained neck and Khyle Marshall added 19 points, leading No. 9 Butler to a victory over Temple.


It was Clarke's first game in two weeks and he looked as good as ever. The senior knocked down three 3-pointers and 13 of 14 free throws, also opening things up for teammates such as Marshall. The Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) have won 14 of their last 15 with the only blemish since Nov. 21 coming Wednesday at La Salle.


Temple (13-6, 2-3) was led by Khalif Wyatt, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half. Scootie Randall had 13.


Butler used a 12-0 first-half run to take control, opened the second half on a 7-0 run to make it 44-34 and finally pulled away with a late 8-0 spurt.


San Diego State 55, New Mexico 34

SAN DIEGO — JJ O'Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jamaal Franklin added 10 points for San Diego State.


The Aztecs (16-4, 4-2 Mountain West Conference) dealt the Lobos (17-3, 4-1) their first conference loss and snapped their four-game winning streak.


New Mexico's 34 points and 25 percent shooting (11 of 44) were season lows. Kendall Williams had 14 points for the Lobos.



Iowa State 73, Kansas State 67

AMES, Iowa — Will Clyburn had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State handed Kansas State its second straight loss.


Freshman Georges Niang added 15 points for the Cyclones (14-5, 4-2 Big 12), who beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.


Will Spradlin had 15 points and Rodney McGruder scored 13 to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 4-2), who lost on the road for the first time in four tries.


Kansas State's eight-game winning streak was stopped Wednesday by No. 3 Kansas.



Wisconsin 45, Minnesota 44

MADISON, Wis. — Traevon Jackson just beat the shot clock and hit a 15-foot jumper from the right side with four seconds left as Wisconsin handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.


After Jackson's shot gave the Badgers a 45-43 lead, the Golden Gophers (15-5, 3-4 Big Ten) called a timeout with 1.8 seconds remaining and inbounded from halfcourt. The Badgers' Mike Bruesewitz fouled Trevor Mbakwe on the play, but the big man was unable to shoot the ensuing free throws because of an apparent right hand or wrist injury.




Ohio State 65, Penn State 51

STATE COLLEGE — Sam Thompson scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting for Ohio State.


DeShaun Thomas added 11 points, well below his Big Ten-leading average of 20.5. Thompson picked up the slack against the Nittany Lions, who went 11-plus minutes of the first half without a field goal.


Ohio State (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) gradually asserted control in the second half, though scrappy Penn State (8-12, 0-8) tried to hang around with defense and got within 10 points with 2:41 remaining.


Jermaine Marshall had 16 points for the Nittany Lions, who have lost 18 straight to the Buckeyes.


Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65

TAMPA, Fla. — Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight had 17 for Notre Dame.


Eric Atkins added 13 points and Pat Connaughton contributed 12 for Notre Dame (16-4, 4-3 Big East), which had lost three of four. Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley, who entered averaging 14.8 points, finished with six points and 14 rebounds.



Washington State 71, Oregon 68

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Mike Ladd had a career-high 23 points and Washington State held off Oregon State down the stretch for a win.


Brock Motum added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (11-9, 2-5 Pac-12), who won their first road game in five tries this season.



Missouri 81, Vanderbilt 59

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jabari Brown scored 21 points, Alex Oriakhi tied a career high with 18 and No. 22 Missouri cruised to a victory.


Missouri (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) led 49-20 at halftime thanks to an early 32-2 run spanning 11:47. After going 5 of 27 on 3-point attempts Tuesday against South Carolina, the Tigers hit 11 of 21 Saturday, including eight in the first half in a rare fast start.



Kentucky 75, LSU 70

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alex Poythress scored 20 points, including two free throws with 1 second remaining as Kentucky survived.


Archie Goodwin added 15 points, Ryan Harrow 11 and Nerlens Noel 10 with six blocks as the Wildcats (13-6, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) recovered from Tuesday's loss at Alabama.



Arizona State 78, UCLA 60

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State rode the inside play of Jordan Bachynski and Carrick Felix to complete a sweep of the Los Angeles schools this week.


Bachynski had 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Felix added 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Sun Devils (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12) dominated the Bruins inside the lane. Arizona State outscored UCLA 46-26 in the paint and outrebounded the Bruins 52-33.



Pittsburgh 93, DePaul 55

PITTSBURGH — Trey Zeigler scored a season-high 18 points and Pittsburgh crushed DePaul for its fourth straight victory.


Lamar Patterson added 15 points, Steven Adams added nine points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Panthers (17-4, 5-3 Big East), who climbed into a tie for third in the muddled Big East after dominating the reeling Blue Demons.




Oklahoma St. 80, West Virginia 66

STILLWATER, Okla. — Freshman Phil Forte scored a career-high 26 points in his first game since switching jersey numbers, Markel Brown added 24 points and Oklahoma State rallied from 13 points down.



Virginia 65, Boston College 51

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Justin Anderson and Akil Mitchell scored 16 points each and Virginia took command with a 16-3 run in the second half for the Cavaliers' third straight victory.



Nebraska 64, Northwestern 49

LINCOLN, Neb. — Dylan Talley scored 20 points and Ray Gallegos broke out of his 3-point shooting slump in the second half to lead Nebraska to victory.


The Cornhuskers (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) won for the first time in four conference home games.


Brandon Ubel had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Gallegos added 11 points.



Arizona 74, USC 50

TUCSON, Ariz. — Nick Johnson scored 14 points and No. 6 Arizona used a stifling defense to bounce back from a home loss to rout USC 74-50 on Saturday night.


Florida 82, Mississippi State 47

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy each scored 18 points, Patric Young and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 and No. 8 Florida cruised to a victory over Mississippi State.


The Gators (16-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) have now won eight straight and were never challenged in this one, bolting out to a 20-6 lead in less than eight minutes and a 41-19 advantage by halftime.


Gonzaga 66, San Francisco 52

SPOKANE, Wash. — Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points, helping No. 10 Gonzaga extended its home winning streak against San Francisco to 24 games with a victory.


Elias Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0 West Coast Conference) and Kevin Pangos added 11 points. Gonzaga made 45 percent of its shots and was 8 of 20 from 3-point range.



Oregon 81, Washington 76

EUGENE, Ore. — E.J. Singler scored 18 points and No. 16 Oregon stayed undefeated at home with a win against Washington.


Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlos Emory also scored 11 for the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12).


Andrew Andrews scored 15, C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Abdul Gaddy and Scott Suggs had 13 each for the Huskies (12-8, 4-3), whose season-high 21 turnovers contributed to their third straight loss after opening conference play 4-0.


N.C. State 91, North Carolina 83

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help No. 18 North Carolina State beat North Carolina, ending a 13-game losing streak in the long rivalry.


Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for the Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat the Tar Heels for the first time in nearly six years. N.C. State dominated much of the night, leading by 23 points before the break and 28 after halftime before the Tar Heels put together a second-half push that made things interesting the final minutes.



La Salle 69, VCU 61

RICHMOND, Va. — Ramon Galloway scored 31 points, 12 during an 18-4 run in the second half, and La Salle beat a top 25 team for the second game in a row for the first time in 60 years.


The upstart Explorers (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10), who edged No. 9 Butler on Wednesday night, registered consecutive victories against ranked teams for the first time since the 1952 NIT tournament, when they beat three in a row. They are off to their best start since the 1990-91 team started the year 14-4.



Wichita State 73, Bradley 39

WICHITA, Kan. — Nick Wiggins scored 12 points and fueled a 16-0 run in the second half with three 3-pointers as No. 20 Wichita State completed a regular-season sweep of Bradley with a victory.




Mississippi 63, Auburn 61

AUBURN, Ala. — Marshall Henderson scored 15 points and made the game-winning free throws with 7 seconds remaining to lift No. 23 Mississippi over Auburn.





N. Illinois sets record with just 4 points in first half


KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Northern Illinois broke its own NCAA Division I record for futility, scoring just four points in the first half of a 42-25 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday.


The Huskies (4-14, 2-4 Mid-American) also broke the record for lowest field goal percentage in a half of the shot clock era (3.2 percent) and lowest field goal percentage in a game (13.1 percent), and tied the mark for fewest made field goals in a half after hitting 1 of 31 attempts in the opening period. Abdel Bader scored on a fast break one minute into the game to put Northern Illinois up 2-0 for its only bucket of the half, and followed that with 29 straight misses.


Our guys played hard, Huskies coach Mark Montgomery said. Unfortunately, we just couldn't make a shot. We just needed someone to make a basket to get our team going, but I wouldn't say that we were taking bad shots. We had makeable, open shots, they just wouldn't go in, but our guys kept defending, kept playing hard.





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