Blue Devils bounce back

  • Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:29 p.m.

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 by routing Maryland 84-64 on Saturday.

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.

Plumlee finished 9 of 12 while Sulaimon was 9 of 13 with six 3-pointers – twice as many as his previous high, and four in a 3-minute span of the first half.

Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell both had 13 points for the Terrapins (15-5, 3-4), who have lost four of six.

Villanova 75, No. 3 Syracuse 71

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Arcidiacono hit 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.

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.

With the Orange (18-2, 6-1 Big East) down two points in overtime, Brandon Triche made one free throw with 46.5 seconds left. Bell followed with a layup to for a 71-68 lead and the Wildcats (13-7, 4-3) held on from the free throw line.

Darrun Hilliard scored 25 points and Yarou had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Triche led the Orange with 23 points and Carter-Williams scored 17 as the Orange had an eight-game winning streak snapped.

No. 3 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.

Kansas opened a 29-21 lead at halftime and never was threatened in the second half, holding the Sooners to 35 percent shooting for the game.

Romero Osby and Amath M’Baye scored 12 points each to lead the Sooners (13-5, 4-2), who were dominated on the offensive and defensive glass. Steven Pledger added 10 points.

Oklahoma has lost 10 straight to the Jayhawks dating to 2006, and hasn’t won at the Phog since the Sooners beat then-No. 6 Kansas as an unranked team during the 1993 season.

Georgetown 53, No. 5 Louisville 51

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.

Trailing by one, Louisville had several chances to take the lead in the final 2 minutes. After getting the ball back on a disputed held ball ruling, the Cardinals kept the ball for a final shot. Peyton Siva, who didn’t score in the game, missed the jumper, Porter grabbed the rebound and was fouled.

Porter finished with 12 rebounds for the Hoyas (14-4, 4-3 Big East).

Russ Smith, taken out of the starting lineup, finished with 12 points, while Luke Hancock and Gorgui Dieng also had 12 for the Cardinals (16-4, 4-3), who have their longest losing streak since January 2010. No. 1 in the country a week ago, Louisville then fell to Syracuse and Villanova.

Iowa State 73, No. 11 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.

Wisconsin 45, No. 12 Minnesota 44

MADISON, Wis. — Traevon Jackson just beat the shot clock and hit a 15-foot jumper from the right side with 4 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.

Rodney Williams stepped to the line and made the first free throw, but missed the second and Sam Dekker grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2).

No. 14 Ohio State 65, Penn State 51

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sam Thompson scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting for Ohio State (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten), which gradually asserted control in the second half, though scrappy Penn State (8-12, 0-8) tried to hang around.

San Diego State 55, No. 15 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. New Mexico’s 34 points and 25 percent shooting (11 of 44) were season lows.

No. 24 Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65

TAMPA, Fla. — Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight had 17 for Notre Dame (16-4, 4-3 Big East), which had lost three of four.

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