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Michigan 77, No. 3 Wisconsin 70
MADISON, Wis. -- Nik Stauskas scored 23 points and hit a key 3 with 48 seconds left, and Michigan fended off a late surge for a 77-70 win Saturday over No. 3 Wisconsin.
Caris LeVert added 20 for the Wolverines (13-4, 5-0 Big Ten), who held on for their first road win at Wisconsin since 1999 after nearly squandering a 15-point lead.
The Badgers (16-2, 3-2) went on a 14-2 run late, and Ben Brust's putback got them within 68-67 with about 2 minutes left.
No. 2 Syracuse 59, No. 22 Pittsburgh 54
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis scored 16 points, including two driving layups and two free throws in the final 2 minutes, and No. 2 Syracuse beat No. 22 Pittsburgh 59-54 on Saturday in a battle for first place in the ACC between the two former Big East rivals.
Syracuse (18-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) entered the game 2-0 against former Big East rivals, with victories over St. John's and Villanova. The Orange made it three straight and remained one of only three unbeatens in Division I.
No. 4 Michigan State 78, Illinois 62
CHAMAPIGN, Ill. -- Gary Harris scored 23 points and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Michigan State past Illinois 78-62 on Saturday.
The Spartans (17-1, 6-0 Big Ten) stayed on top of the Big Ten with their 10th straight win. After opening conference play 2-0, Illinois has now lost four in a row.
No. 5 Wichita St. 68, Indiana St. 48
WICHITA, Kan. -- Ron Baker scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and No. 5 Wichita State remained unbeaten with a 68-48 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.
Darius Carter and Chadrack Lufile both scored 10 points inside for the Shockers (19-0, 6-0 Missouri Valley), which extended school records for winning streak and best start to a season.
No. 6 Villanova 88, DePaul 62
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points, and No. 6 Villanova won its fifth straight game, 88-62 over DePaul on Saturday.
The Wildcats (16-1, 5-0 Big East) made a whopping 19-of-26 shots (73 percent) in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference. Villanova tied a season low with five turnovers.
No. 7 Florida 68, Auburn 61
AUBURN, Ala. -- Casey Prather scored 21 points in his return from a knee injury and helped No. 7 Florida survive a scare from Auburn in a 68-61 victory on Saturday.
Prather had 16 points in the first half after missing the past two games with a badly bruised right knee. He made 8 of 10 shots for the Gators (15-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference), who have won nine straight games and eight in a row at Auburn (8-7, 0-4).
Texas 86, No. 8 Iowa State 76
AUSTIN, Texas -- Jonathan Holmes scored 23 points and Cam Ridley had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to an 86-76 win over No. 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss.
The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12.
No. 15 Kansas 80, No. 9 Oklahoma St. 78
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Naadir Tharpe scored 21 points for Kansas, and Frank Mason stripped Oklahoma State's Le'Bryan Nash as the final buzzer sounded to preserve the 15th-ranked Jayhawks' 80-78 victory over the ninth-ranked Cowboys on Saturday.
Joel Embiid added 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks for the Jayhawks (13-4, 4-0 Big 12), who blew most of a 47-30 halftime lead before holding on at the finish.
No. 10 San Diego State 63, UNLV 52
SAN DIEGO -- Xavier Thames scored 18 points for No. 10 San Diego State, which used a 19-2 first-half run to beat UNLV 63-52 on Saturday for its 15th straight victory.
Josh Davis added 14 points and 14 rebounds for SDSU (16-1, 5-0 Mountain West), which hasn't lost since its second game, a 69-60 home defeat against Arizona, which is now ranked No. 1.
No. 13 Kentucky 74, Tennessee 66
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Freshman Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 26 points and No. 13 Kentucky used near-perfect free throw shooting to pull away from Tennessee for a 74-66 victory Saturday.
The Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) made 23-of-24 from the line including their first 17 before Aaron Harrison, Andrew's twin, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 32 seconds remaining.
No. 16 UMass 84, Elon 74
ELON, N.C. -- Cady Lalanne scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half and Chaz Williams scored all 20 of his points in the second half as No. 16 Massachusetts held off several Elon rallies to win 84-74 on Saturday night.
The Minutemen (16-1) won their sixth game in a row, this time spoiling the occasion as the first nationally ranked visitor to play on Elon's campus.
No. 21 Colorado 83, USC 62
BOULDER, Colo. -- Josh Scott scored 20 points, Askia Booker had 13, and No. 21 Colorado, shaken by the loss of star guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a season-ending knee injury, rebounded from its first home defeat to rout Southern Cal 83-62 on Saturday.
Xavier Johnson and Jaron Hopkins had 10 points each for Colorado (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12), which sent Southern Cal (9-9, 0-5) to its season-high fifth consecutive loss. It is the worst start in conference play for the Trojans since opening the 2012 season with an eight-game skid.
No. 23 Duke 95, N.C. State 60
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jabari Parker scored 23 points and No. 23 Duke scored 33 points off turnovers to beat North Carolina State 95-60 on Saturday.
Rasheed Sulaimon added 13 points for the Blue Devils (14-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led by 13 at halftime and by 37 afterward to keep the Wolfpack winless at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.
No. 24 Saint Louis 70, Fordham 48
ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jordair Jett lacked a rebound for his first career double-double, leading No. 24 Saint Louis to a 70-48 rout over Fordham on Saturday.
Saint Louis (17-2, 4-0 Atlantic 10) has won 11 straight games. The Billikens held Fordham (7-10, 0-4) to season lows for first half and game scoring on 29 percent shooting.
No. 25 Oklahoma 66, No. 12 Baylor 64
WACO, Texas -- Buddy Hield scored all 19 of his points after halftime and No. 25 Oklahoma stormed from behind with a big run on the way to a 66-64 victory at No. 12 Baylor on Saturday.