Syracuse knocks off No. 1 Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Brandon Triche scored 23 points and Michael Carter-Williams scored the final four points as No. 6 Syracuse rallied to upset No. 1 Louisville 70-68 on Saturday in a showdown of unbeaten Big East Conference teams.
It was the second straight Saturday No. 1 went down as Duke lost to then-No. 20 North Carolina State 84-76.
It was the Orange’s third straight win over the Cardinals.
Carter-Williams had 16 points, Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair both had 10 for the Orange (17-1, 5-0) who won their seventh straight.
Russ Smith’s 25 points led Louisville (16-2, 4-1), which had its 11-game winning streak stopped.
No. 4 Kansas 64, Texas 59
AUSTIN, Texas — Ben McLemore scored 16 points and Kansas stormed back from a late double-digit deficit for its 15th straight win.
Jeff Withey added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks (16-1, 4-0 Big 12), who trailed by 11 points in the second half before McLemore steered a rally that prevented the reeling Longhorns (8-9, 0-4) from a badly needed victory in this troubled season.
No. 7 Arizona 71, Arizona St. 54
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mark Lyons scored 24 points and Nick Johnson added 19 as Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) pulled away in the second half.
No. 10 Florida 83, No. 17 Missouri 52
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and 10 assists, his first career double-double, for Florida.
Erik Murphy scored 15 points despite playing with a broken finger for the Gators (14-2, 4-0 SEC), who won their sixth straight, and Kenny Boynton added 14.
Wilbekin did a strong defensive job on Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, who finished with two points on 1-of-7 shooting with 10 turnovers and six assists. Jabari Brown led the Tigers (13-4, 2-2) with 16 points.
No. 18 Michigan St. 59, No. 11 Ohio St. 56
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling made two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and finished with 15 points for Michigan State.
The Buckeyes (13-4, 3-2 Big Ten) had a chance to potentially tie the game in the closing seconds, but Shannon Scott didn’t come close on a running 3-point attempt.
Deshaun Thomas scored a career Big Ten-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers for the Spartans (16-3, 5-1).
Wichita State 67, No. 12 Creighton 64
WICHITA, Kan. — Carl Hall had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Malcolm Armstead hit two key free throws in the closing seconds for Wichita State (17-2, 6-1 Missouri Valley Conference).
Doug McDermott finished with 25 points for the Bluejays (17-2, 6-1).
No. 16 Kansas St. 69, Oklahoma 60
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Rodney McGruder scored 20 points and Will Spradling added 15 for Kansas State (15-2, 4-0 Big 12).
No. 21 Oregon 76, No. 24 UCLA 67
LOS ANGELES — Tony Woods scored 18 points and Oregon pulled away over the final 6˝ minutes to improve to 5-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time in 39 years.
The Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) snapped the Bruins’ (15-4, 5-1) 10-game winning streak, including eight straight victories at home.