Duke survives Virginia upset bid after friendly bounce on game-winning 3
DURHAM, N.C. -- Rasheed Sulaimon hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left and No. 23 Duke beat Virginia 69-65 on Monday night.
Sulaimon finished with a season-high 21 points and Rodney Hood added 14 for the Blue Devils (13-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Debuting at their lowest ranking since the last time they fell out of the AP top 25 in February 2007, the Blue Devils let an 11-point lead with 3 1/2 minutes slip away before avoiding a third loss in four games.
Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points and Joe Harris added 15 for the Cavaliers (12-5, 3-1).
They erased that deficit by scoring 11 consecutive points, then took their first lead of the game when Brogdon's free throws with 36.5 seconds remaining made it 65-64.
Amile Jefferson grabbed Hood's air ball and kicked it out to Sulaimon who was waiting alone in the left corner.
BOSTON -- Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Jerami Grant added 16 and No. 2 Syracuse fought off pesky Boston College for a 69-59 victory Monday night.
C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each had 12 points for the Orange (17-0, 4-0 ACC). Grant added eight rebounds for Syracuse, one of four unbeaten teams in Division I.
Lonnie Jackson scored 18 points - all on 3-pointers - for the Eagles (5-12, 1-3), Ryan Anderson had 14 and Olivier Hanlan finished with 13 points and six assists.
The Orange, who also started 2011-12 by winning their first 17 games, outrebounded Boston College 28-24, collecting half on the offensive glass, which helped them pull away for the win.
BC went 9-for-21 from 3-point range.
AMES, Iowa -- Naadir Tharpe scored a career-high 23 points, freshman Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 19 rebounds and No. 15 Kansas beat No. 8 Iowa State 77-70 on Monday night for its third consecutive win to open Big 12 play.
The Jayhawks (12-4, 3-0) handed the Cyclones their second consecutive loss after a 14-0 start.
Kansas opened the second half with a 16-5 run and led the rest of the way.
Joel Embiid finished with 16 points and five blocks for the Jayhawks, who outrebounded Iowa State 53-36 in perhaps their most impressive win of the season.
DeAndre Kane, who sprained an ankle in the loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, had 21 points for Iowa State (14-2, 2-2), which lost for the 17th time in 18 games against Kansas.