Maryland upsets No. 2 Duke
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and Maryland stunned No. 2 Duke 83-81 Saturday night to end a six-game skid against its rival.
As the final horn sounded, thousands of fans from the sellout crowd charged onto the court to celebrate the Terrapins’ biggest victory of the season.
The Terrapins (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) did not trail after halftime but never could pull away from the weary Blue Devils.
NO. 1 INDIANA 83,
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points, and Cody Zeller had 19 as Indiana rolled over Purdue for the second time in 2 weeks.
Indiana (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) bucked the recent trend of No. 1 teams losing and will likely keep the top spot for a third straight week. It also will retain at least a share of the league lead.
NO. 5 GONZAGA 71,
SAN FRANCISCO 61
SAN FRANCISCO — Kelly Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Gonzaga snap a three-year losing streak at War Memorial Gymnasium.
The Bulldogs’ frontline tandem bullied and bruised their way to a fast start and furious finish. Olynyk finished 13-for-17 from the floor, and Harris went 7-of -5 as both keyed an 11-0 run in the final minutes that put the Zags (25-2, 12-0 West Coast Conference) ahead for good.
NO. 6 SYRACUSE 76,
SETON HALL 65
NEWARK, N.J. — Brandon Triche scored a career-high 29 points to go with six rebounds and five assists, leading Syracuse to a tougher-than-expected win.
C.J. Fair added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and nine boards as the Orange (21-4, 9-3) rebounded from a loss to Connecticut earlier this week and remained tied with Marquette and Georgetown for first-place in the Big East Conference.
NO. 7 FLORIDA 83,
AUBURN, Ala. — Mike Rosario scored 22 points, Kenny Boynton had 16, and Florida routed Auburn.
The Gators (21-3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) raced to a 25-point halftime lead and set a season high with 15 3-pointers on 30 attempts
NO. 8 MICHIGAN ST. 73,
LINCOLN, Neb. — Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career, and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead Michigan State.
The win allowed the Spartans (22-4, 11-2) to remain tied with Indiana for first place in the Big Ten.
The Cornhuskers (12-14, 3-10), who have lost seven straight against opponents ranked in the top 10, never led but were within a point with 14 minutes left. The Spartans put away their fifth straight win with a 20-6 run.
NO. 10 KANSAS ST. 81,
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Angel Rodriguez scored 22 points, and Shane Southwell added 18 on six 3-pointers to lead Kansas State.
The game remained fairly close in the first half, but the Wildcats (20-5, 9-3 Big 12) took control in the second, outscoring the Bears 43-32 after the break.
A.J. Walton led Baylor (16-9, 7-5) with 14 points, and Isaiah Austin added 13.
A 3 by Austin brought the Bears within 12, but a three-point play by Rodriguez and a second-chance bucket by Rodney McGruder opened the gap to 71-54 with 4:03 to play.
NO. 11 BUTLER 68,
NEW YORK — Rotnei Clarke scored 22 points, and Butler handed Fordham its sixth straight loss and ninth in the last 10 games.
Clarke was the key figure for the Bulldogs (21-5, 8-3 Atlantic 10) late in the game when the Rams (6-20, 2-9) were able to close to 65-63 with 18 seconds to play.
The Bulldogs closed it out by making four of six free throws the rest of the way to improve to 36-10 after a loss under coach Brad Stevens. Butler lost to Charlotte 71-67 on Wednesday.
NO. 14 KANSAS 73,
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12’s career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump, and Kansas walloped Texas.
Johnson finished with 12 points for the Jayhawks (21-4, 9-3). Travis Releford added 15, and Ben McLemore had 13, including a 360 jam in the closing minutes that capped off quite a show against the Longhorns (11-14, 3-9) for more than a dozen former players in attendance.
NO. 18 MARQUETTE 79,
NO. 16 PITTSBURGH 69
MILWAUKEE — Vander Blue scored 19 points to help Marquette earn a share of first place in the Big East.
Blue was 7-of-8 from the field and 3-for-4 on free throws to go with six rebounds for the Golden Eagles (18-6, 9-3), who pulled into a tie with Georgetown atop the conference.
NO. 17 OKLAHOMA ST. 84,
OKLAHOMA 79 (OT)
STILLWATER, Okla. — Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le’Bryan Nash added a season-high 26, and Oklahoma State got its third straight down-to-the-wire win at home.
Smart fed Nash for a right-handed slam with 53 seconds left in overtime to put the Cowboys (19-5, 9-3 Big 12) up 80-79, and Oklahoma couldn’t come up with an answer. Markel Brown’s steal led to a fastbreak layup by Michael Cobbins, and Smart blocked Steven Pledger’s attempt at a tying 3-pointer that gave Oklahoma State the ball back with 18 seconds to go.
Smart sealed it with two free throws, and Cowboys fans stormed the court after winning their seventh straight game. The Cowboys’ last two home wins were by two points apiece.
NO. 19 NEW MEXICO 60,
BOISE ST. 50
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cameron Bairstow had 16 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Jamal Fenton hit three 3-pointers in the second half to lead New Mexico.
Tony Snell added 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Lobos (22-4, 9-2 Mountain West), who took a 38-29 lead after Snell hit two free throws with 13 minutes remaining.
NO. 21 NOTRE DAME 54
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Kadeem Batts scored 20 points, and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence’s career leader.
Bryce Cotton, the Big East scoring leader, had 19 points, and LaDontae Henton added 13 for the Friars (14-11, 6-7). Providence has won four straight, including a victory over then-No. 17 Cincinnati on Feb. 6.
NO. 22 MEMPHIS 71,
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Adonis Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Memphis to its 16th straight victory.
Joe Jackson added 12 points, and Geron Johnson had 11 for the Tigers (22-3, 11-0 Conference USA).
Memphis improved to 7-0 in road games with the help of its reserves, who outscored their Marshall counterparts 19-6.
NO. 23 OREGON 79,
WASHINGTON ST. 77 (OT)
PULLMAN, Wash. — E.J. Singler made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left, lifting Oregon past Washington State to hold on to first place in the Pac-12 Conference.
Singler scored 25 points to lead Oregon (21-5, 10-3), which has won three in a row since a three-game losing streak dropped them from the Top 10. Carlos Emory added 20 for the Ducks.
NO. 24 COLORADO ST. 89,
AIR FORCE 86
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Dorian Green scored 22 points to help Colorado State get its sixth straight win.
The Rams led 82-72 with 1:05 remaining, but the Falcons pulled within four twice in the final minute. Michael Lyons hit a 3-pointer for Air Force with 2 seconds left, but Colorado State inbounded the ball without incident to close the game.
NO. 25 KENTUCKY 58
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists as Tennessee got its most lopsided win in the 216-game history of this series.