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Men’s roundup: Late surge powers Michigan to upset of Michigan State

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BIG TEN:
No. 21 Michigan 80, 
No. 3 Michigan State 75

Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. scored a season-high 19 to lift visiting Michigan to an upset of Michigan State on Saturday night to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.

The Wolverines (15-4, 7-0) went on a 10-0 run late in the game to take control and held on to win for just the second time in 15 games at the Breslin Center.

The Spartans (18-2, 7-1) had won 11 in a row since losing to North Carolina at home.

Michigan State’s Gary Harris scored a career-high 27 points and didn’t get much help offensively from his team that was without two of its best players.

No. 9 Wisconsin 72, Purdue 58

Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping visiting Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak. The Badgers (17-3, 4-3) won for the first time since starting 16-0. It was only their fourth win ever at Mackey Arena.

Terone Johnson and Bryson Scott each had 10 points to lead Purdue, but the Boilermakers (13-7, 3-4) lost their second in a row.

Wisconsin relied on an old-school formula to win this one — committing just nine turnovers while limiting the Boilermakers to just 35.4 percent shooting from the field.

No. 10 Iowa 76, Northwestern 50

Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points and visiting Iowa never trailed in beating Northwestern (10-11, 3-5). The Hawkeyes (16-4, 5-2) shot 51.9 percent from the field (28-of-54) and won their fourth in five games.

Iowa, which outrebounded Northwestern 44-20, had nine players score. Marble, Iowa’s leading scorer, didn’t make his first field goal until 3:08 into the second half.

TOP 25:
No. 2 Syracuse 64, 
Miami 52

Syracuse held host Miami without a basket for 7½ minutes down the stretch and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten.

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.

Jerami Grant scored 16 points to lead the Orange, who had a 39-24 rebounding advantage.

No. 4 Villanova 94, Marquette 85

Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided visiting 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.

James Bell, who finished with 30 points, followed with two free throws to make it a three-possession game for the Wildcats (17-2, 6-1 Big East).

Todd Mayo had 18 points, including the last 10 in regulation, for Marquette (11-9, 3-4) to help force overtime.

No. 5 Wichita State 78, Drake 61

Cleanthony Early scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to power visiting Wichita State (21-0, 8-0) to a Missouri Valley Conference win over Drake (11-9 2-6). The Shockers led by as many as 24 points in the second half.

No. 6 Florida 67, Tennessee 41

Michael Frazier II scored 17 points and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 as Florida won its 11th in a row.

The Gators (17-2, 6-0 SEC) 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.

Jarnell Stokes led Tennessee with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Casey Prather chipped in 12 points for Florida, and Patric Young added 10.

No. 11 Oklahoma State 81, West Virginia 75

LeBryan Nash scored a career-high 29 points and had nine rebounds for host 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.

Markel Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Phil Forte added 13 points for Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys won despite a subpar performance from star guard Marcus Smart. The sophomore scored a season-low five points on 1-for-7 shooting and played just 25 minutes before fouling out.

Eron Harris scored 21 points and Juwan Staten added 19 for the Mountaineers (11-9, 3-4)

No. 14 Kentucky 79, Georgia 54

Aaron Harrison scored 15 points as host Kentucky pulled away to its third win in a row.

Julius Randle added 14 points while James Young had 13 including a couple of second-half 3-pointers for Kentucky (15-4, 5-1 SEC).

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 State 81, No. 22 Kansas State 75

Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and host 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.

Marcus Foster scored 20 for Kansas State (14-6, 4-3).

No. 18 Duke 78, Florida State 56

Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help host 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 consecutive 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.

Duke won despite shooting 31 percent, but converted 17 FSU turnovers into 29 points and dominated the offensive glass to score 29 second-chance points against the Seminoles (13-6, 4-3).

No. 20 Pittsburgh 83, Maryland 79

Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and visiting Pittsburgh beat Maryland to complete its first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Pittsburgh (18-2, 6-1) never trailed in the second half against the struggling Terrapins, who lost by 20 to the Panthers on Jan. 6. Although this game was significantly closer than the first one, Maryland (11-9, 3-4) simply couldn’t contain Patterson, a 6-foot-5 senior.

Texas 74, No. 24 Baylor 60

Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the visiting 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.

Gary Franklin had 14 points and Taurean Prince added 12 for Baylor (13-6, 1-5).

No. 25 Oklahoma 74, Texas Tech 65

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 host Sooners (16-4, 5-2 Big 12).

Jordan Tolbert and Jaye Crockett scored 14 each for the Red Raiders (10-10, 2-5).

MID-AMERICAN: 
Ohio 58, Eastern Michigan 56

Javarez Willis hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 28 seconds to play as visiting Ohio rallied to win.

Ohio trailed the entire game before Willis’ big basket, which capped a 12-0 run. The Bobcats were behind 55-46 with 4:20 left.

Buffalo 75, Northern Illinois 67

Javon McCrea’s 20 points and a big second half helped visiting Buffalo hold off a surging Northern Illinois. McCrea scored 13 points in the second half, including a dunk that broke a 48-48 tie to give Buffalo (10-6, 4-2) a lead it never relinquished. Aksel Bolin led the Huskies (7-11, 1-5) with 17.

Miami 70, Bowling Green 65

Willie Moore and Will Sullivan scored 16 points apiece as visiting Miami beat Bowling Green. Will Felder scored 12 and Quinten Rollins added 10 and the RedHawks (8-9, 4-2) outshot Bowling Green 46.7 percent to 41.8 percent.

The Falcons (9-10, 3-3) were hurt by 14 turnovers, which the RedHawks converted into 18 points.


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