Mike Krzyzewski gets 900th win at Duke as Blue Devils roll to victory
DURHAM, N.C. -- Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help No. 18 Duke beat Florida State 78-56 on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame head 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 consecutive 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, which shot 50 percent but couldn't protect the ball or keep the Blue Devils off the boards. Duke finished with a 47-24 rebounding advantage, including 27-7 on the offensive glass.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- No. 2 Syracuse held Miami without a basket for 7 1/2 minutes down the stretch Saturday and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten with a 64-52 victory against 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.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- 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 No. 21 Michigan to an 80-75 win against No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday night 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 in a row since losing to North Carolina at home.
Michigan State's Gary Harris scored a career-high 27 points but didn't get much help offensively from his team that was without two of its best players. Adreian Payne missed a fifth consecutive game with a sprained right foot and Branden Dawson was out for the first time since he said he broke his right hand hitting a table.
Freshman Alvin Ellis scored a season-high 12 points for the Spartans, surpassing his scoring total from his first seven Big Ten games.
MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided No. 4 Villanova in overtime following a frenzied finish to regulation in a 94-85 victory against Marquette on Saturday.
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 head 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.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Cleanthony Early scored 19 points, Ron Baker added 14 and fifth-ranked Wichita State stayed perfect with a 78-61 win against Drake on Saturday.
Nick Wiggins had 11 points for the visiting Shockers (21-0, 8-0 MVC). Wichita State outscored Drake 28-15 to open the second half, turning a relatively close game into a rout.
The Shockers have now won four in a row 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.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Frazier II scored 17 points, Scottie Wilbekin added 13 and No. 6 Florida handled Tennessee 67-41 on Saturday for its 11th consecutive win.
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.
The latest one was a defensive gem.
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.
LOGAN, Utah -- Xavier Thames scored 31 points, including 10 in overtime, and the seventh-ranked Aztecs held off pesky Utah State 74-69 for their 17th consecutive victory.
Thames, a senior point guard, made the go-ahead basket in the extra session to help San Diego State (18-1, 7-0 Mountain West) win for the 16th time in their past 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 the victory.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Andrew Wiggins scored 19 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and No. 8 Kansas never gave TCU a shot at a repeat of last year's huge upset, beating the Horned Frogs 91-69 Saturday night.
The Jayhawks (15-4, 6-0 Big 12) won their sixth consecutive game and remained the only Big 12 team without a league loss. Kansas didn't get to extend its run of wins in four games in a row against ranked opponents, the first team to do that since North Carolina in 1996-97.
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).
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping No. 9 Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a 72-58 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 in a row.
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 in 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.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points and No. 10 Iowa never trailed, beating Northwestern 76-50 on Saturday.
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, which outrebounded Northwestern 44-20, had nine players score. Marble, Iowa's leading scorer, didn't make his first field goal until 3:08 into the second half.
That was part of a 7-0 run that gave the Hawkeyes a 41-30 lead, their first double-digit advantage. Northwestern never got closer than seven points during a second half Iowa dominated 46-26.
Drew Crawford had 20 points for Northwestern (10-11, 3-5), which had won three of four.
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Le'Bryan Nash scored a career-high 29 points and had nine rebounds to help No. 11 Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 81-75 on Saturday.
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, which now can focus on a showdown at No. 25 Oklahoma on Monday.
The Cowboys won despite a subpar performance from star guard Marcus Smart. He scored a season-low five 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.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Aaron Harrison scored 15 points and No. 14 Kentucky pulled away from Georgia for a 79-54 victory Saturday.
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), which won its third in a row.
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 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. That resulted in a four-forward starting lineup that eventually helped the Bulldogs control the boards, but they couldn't stop Kentucky inside as the Wildcats shot 50 percent (29 of 58).
AMES, Iowa -- Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and No. 16 Iowa State beat No. 22 Kansas State 81-75 on Saturday to snap 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.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and No. 20 Pittsburgh beat Maryland 83-79 Saturday night 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.
WACO, Texas -- Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games with a 74-60 victory against slumping No. 24 Baylor on Saturday.
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 in a row. 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.
Jonathan Holmes had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Longhorns and Cameron Ridley had eight points and 14 rebounds.
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Buddy Hield scored 18 points, 12 on 3-pointers, to lead No. 25 Oklahoma to a 74-65 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday.
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 Cameron 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.
Oklahoma never trailed but allowed the Red Raiders to pull within 56-52 late in the second half. But Texas Tech missed four free throws down the stretch that could have made it tighter, while the Sooners hit 5 of their last 6 from the line to seal the win.
Jordan Tolbert and Jaye Crockett scored 14 points each for the Red Raiders (10-10, 2-5).