Men's College Basketball Top 25 Roundup: Second-ranked Syracuse gets past Miami, 64-52

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No. 2 SYRACUSE 64, MIAMI 52

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — No. 2 Syracuse held Miami without a basket for 71⁄2 minutes down the stretch Saturday and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten with a 64-52 victory over 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.

No. 4 VILLANOVA 94, MARQUETTE 85 (OT)

MILWAUKEE — Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided Villanova in overtime following a frenzied finish to regulation.

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 coach Jay Wright to call a timeout and avoid a turnover.

No. 6 FLORIDA 67, TENNESSEE 41

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Frazier II scored 17 points and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 as Florida won its 11th straight.

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.

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.

No. 11 OKLAHOMA ST. 81, WEST VIRGINIA 75

STILLWATER, Okla. — LeBryan Nash scored a career-high 29 points and had nine rebounds for Oklahoma State.

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.

No. 14 KENTUCKY 79, GEORGIA 54

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Aaron Harrison scored 15 points as Kentucky pulled away to its third straight win.

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).

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.

No. 16 IOWA ST. 81, No. 22 KANSAS ST. 75

AMES, Iowa — Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and Iowa State snapped 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.

No. 18 DUKE 78, FLORIDA ST. 56

DURHAM, N.C.  — Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help Duke, giving Hall of Fame 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 straight 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.

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.

TEXAS 74, No. 24 BAYLOR 60

WACO, Texas — Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games.

The Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) have won three consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time in school history.

No. 25 OKLAHOMA 74, TEXAS TECH 65

LUBBOCK, Texas — Buddy Hield scored 18 points, 12 on 3-pointers, to lead Oklahoma.

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.

— Associated Press

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