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College basketball: Men’s roundup — Feb. 4

Associated Press

TOP 25: 
No. 3 Florida 68, 
Missouri 48

Michael Frazier II scored 14 points as host Florida beat Missouri on Tuesday night for its 14th consecutive game and extended a school record with their 28th straight victory at home.

Patric Young’s driving lay­up with 4:10 left gave the Gators (20-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) a 58-48 lead.

Jabari Brown led the Tigers (16-6, 4-5) with 15 points. Jordan Clarkson added 14.

No. 8 Kansas 69, Baylor 52

Naadir Tharpe scored 22 points as the Big 12-leading Jayhawks rebounded from their first league loss with a win over host Baylor.

Andrew Wiggins overcame a slow start to score 14 points, while Perry Ellis had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas (17-5, 8-1 Big 12).

Cory Jefferson had 14 points to lead Baylor (14-8, 2-7), which lost its fourth consecutive game at Ferrell Center after a 13-game home winning streak.

No. 11 Duke 83, 
Wake Forest 63

Jabari Parker scored 21 points and host Duke beat Wake Forest. Rasheed Sulaimon added 19 points for the Blue Devils (18-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Devin Thomas had 14 points before fouling out for the Demon Deacons (14-9, 4-6), who have lost three straight.

No. 15 Texas 59, TCU 54

Jonathan Holmes had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and visiting Texas rallied in the second half to beat Texas Christian and extend its winning streak to seven games.

Holmes hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:41 left, and the Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) held off the Horned Frogs with key offensive rebounds in the final two minutes.

Amric Fields had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead TCU (9-12, 0-9).

No. 18 Kentucky 80, 
Mississippi 64

Willie Cauley-Stein had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and host Kentucky shot 60 percent in the second half for a win over Mississippi.

The Wildcats’ 7-foot sophomore went 7-of-8 from the field to score more points than his previous six games combined (14) while reaching double digits in rebounds for the first time in nine games. Cauley-Stein had six blocks and altered other attempts to help limit the Rebels (15-7, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) to 36 percent shooting in the second half.

Kentucky (17-5, 7-2) made 15-of-25 from the field in the second half to turn a 35-34 halftime lead into a rout.

No. 24 Memphis 101, 
Rutgers 69

Austin Nichols scored 18 points, and Joe Jackson had 16 points and eight assists as host Memphis routed Rutgers.

The Tigers (17-5, 7-3 American Athletic Conference) hit a season-high 12 3-pointers and shot 59 percent, also a best this season. Nichols was 8-of-9 from the field, and Jackson hit all but one of his seven shots.

Michael Dixon scored 15 points, and Shaq Goodwin added 13 for Memphis.

Kadeem Jack was the only Scarlet Knight in double figures with 12 points as Rutgers (9-14, 3-7).

Wisconsin 75, 
Illinois 63

Sam Dekker and Ben Brust scored 16 points apiece and visiting Wisconsin ended a two-game losing streak with a win over Illinois.

Traevon Jackson and Nigel Hayes had 14 each for Wisconsin (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten).

The loss extended the misery for Illinois (13-10, 2-8). The Illini have lost eight straight.

The Badgers were 10-of-23 from 3-point range. Illinois was just 4 of 10 on 3-pointers.

Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 24 points and nine rebounds.

Northern Illinois 53, 
Miami (Ohio) 41

Northern Illinois’ 15-0 second-half run was too much for visiting Miami to overcome as the RedHawks (9-11, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) fell to the Huskies (10-11, 4-5 MAC), 53-41.

Senior Aksel Bolin, sophomore Travon Baker and junior Aaron Armstead each scored 10 for the Huskies.

Freshman forward Joshua Oswald led the RedHawks with 10 points.


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