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Notre Dame 67,?No. 1 Syracuse 58


Jack Cooley scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday night as host Notre Dame upset No. 1 Syracuse and handed the Orange their first loss after 20 straight victories.


Fans stormed the court after the Irish’s rousing victory. It was the eighth time Notre Dame has beaten a No. 1 team.


The Orange (20-1, 7-1) played without starting center Fab Melo, who did not make the trip and will not play Monday against Cincinnati.


Without Melo in the middle, the 6-foot-9, 248-pound Cooley was a major force for Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3) and the Irish won the rebound battle 38-25.


James Southerland scored 15 points for Syracuse. His 3-pointer with 53.9 seconds left brought the Orange to within 62-56 before the Irish held on as Jerian Grant sank four free throws in the final 32 seconds.


Florida State 76, ?No. 4 Duke 73


Michael Snaer hit a 3-pointer as time expired and Florida snapped Duke’s 45-game homecourt winning streak.


With the game tied, Luke Loucks sprinted up the middle of the court before zipping a pass over to Snaer on the right side in front of the FSU bench. Snaer launched a shot that dropped cleanly through the net, stunning the crowd.


Snaer scored 14 points — including a banked-in 3 to beat the buzzer on the final play of the first half — and the Seminoles (13-6, 4-1) won their fourth game in a row.


Austin Rivers had 19 points and tied the game on a driving basket with 4.9 seconds left for the Blue Devils (16-3, 4-1).


No. 5 Missouri 89,?No. 3 Baylor 88


Ricardo Ratliffe scored a career-high 27 points and Missouri held on to beat host Baylor after a furious late rally by the Bears.


Ratliffe had a big two-handed slam dunk midway through the second half when he scored six points in an 8-0 spurt that put the Tigers (18-1, 5-1 Big 12) up 68-58. Missouri still had a 10-point lead with 3:07 left then didn’t score again until Ratliffe’s two free throws with a minute left.


Missouri had to make 10 of 12 free throws in the final minute for the victory. Marcus Denmon’s free throw with 4 seconds left made it 89-85 before Brady Heslip hit a game-ending 3-pointer for Baylor (17-2, 4-2), which has lost two in a row after a 17-0 start.


Quincy Miller led Baylor with 29 points while Pierre Jackson had 20 points and 15 assists. Quincy Acy had 18 points with nine rebounds.


No. 2 Kentucky 77, ?Alabama 71


Darius Miller hit four free throws in the final minute and freshmen Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis each added two more as host Kentucky beat Alabama for its 47th straight home victory.


Kentucky (19-1, 5-0) led the entire second half, but Alabama’s Trevor Releford scored all 17 of his points in the second half to keep the Crimson Tide (13-6, 2-3) close until the end.


Terrence Jones, who had 15 points, made Kentucky’s final field goal with 6:57 left.


Doron Lamb had 14 points and freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 13 for the Wildcats, who scored their final 15 points at the free-throw line.


No. 7 Kansas 69,?Texas 66


Jeff Withey made a layup and free throw with 37 seconds left to give Kansas the lead and ultimately victory in another tough fight with host Texas.


Withey’s 3-point play put Kansas up 68-66 and Thomas Robinson made a free throw with eight seconds left. Texas’ J’Covan Brown got off a 3-pointer with two seconds left but it bounced off the rim.


Tyshawn Taylor scored 22 points and Robinson finished with 17 for Kansas (16-3, 6-0). The Jayhawks have won nine in a row.


Brown scored 24 points for the Longhorns 12-7, 2-4), who have lost three in a row.


No. 10 Georgetown 52,?Rutgers 50


Otto Porter scored the final six points, including two free throws with 8.5 seconds left, helping host Georgetown beat Rutgers.


Center Harry Sims led Georgetown (16-3, 6-2) with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. He made 8 of 13 free throws, part of a 25-of-36 effort from the line for the Hoyas.


Mike Poole made a long 2-pointer with two seconds left and Eli Carter made a 3-pointer to extend Rutgers’ lead to 50-45 with 2:35 left.


Porter made a layup with 1:36 left, and after Rutgers (11-9, 3-4) made an offensive foul, Porter made a jumper with 1:10 left to tie the game at 50.


No. 12 Murray State 82,?SIU-Edwardsville 57


Isaiah Canaan scored 21 points and Jewuan Long added a season-high 17 to keep Murray State (20-0, 8-0) the only unbeaten team in Division I with a win over host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.


Donte Poole added 14 points and Latreze Mushatt had seven points and eight rebounds for the Racers.


Mark Yelovich paced Southern Illinois Edwardsville (5-12, 3-5) with 17 points.


Tennessee 60,?No. 13 Connecticut 57


Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his first start, and host Tennessee hit 7-of-10 free throws in the final minute to hold off Connecticut.


The Volunteers (9-10) led by as many as 10 points and had a 55-48 lead when UConn’s Jeremy Lamb hit a 3-pointer to cut the margin to four with 37 seconds left. Lamb then fouled Trae Golden, who hit one of his two free throws before Shabazz Napier hit a 3 to cut the Vols’ lead to 56-54 with 23 seconds to go.


Niels Giffey fouled Tennessee’s Skylar McBee, who hit both free throws to seal it.


Lamb led the Huskies (14-5) with 23 points.


No. 17 Florida 76,?LSU 64


Erik Murphy scored 15 points and Florida beat LSU 76-64 to extend its home win streak to 16 games.


The Gators (15-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) had five players in double figures, a balanced effort that helped them overcome an off shooting night from 3-point range. Erving Walker had 12 points, and Kenny Boynton, Bradley Beal and Mike Rosario finished with 11 points apiece for Florida, which made 7-of-21 shots from behind the arc.


Justin Hamilton led the Tigers with a career-high 27 points and eight rebounds.


Hamilton helped LSU (12-7, 2-3) trim the lead to 68-60 with three minutes remaining, but the Gators pulled away.


No. 18 Mississippi State 78,?Vanderbilt 77


Dee Bost scored on a layup with 51.8 seconds left in overtime, and Mississippi State edged host Vanderbilt, snapping the Commodores’ eight-game winning streak.


The Bulldogs (16-4, 3-2) won in Memorial Gym for the first time since 2004. They trailed 39-28 at halftime.


Vanderbilt (14-5, 4-1) had plenty of chances but missed three shots after Bost’s layup, the last a 3-point attempt by John Jenkins that hit the front rim just before the buzzer.


Bost scored 24 points and reserve Jalen Steele added 15.


Jenkins led Vanderbilt with 21 points.


No. 21 Marquette 79,?Providence 72


Jae Crowder scored 18 points and reserve Jamil Wilson had a career-best 16 to lead Marquette over host Providence.


Wilson and Davante Gardner combined for all the points in a 14-3 run that carried the Golden Eagles (16-4, 5-2) to their fourth straight win in the Big East. Darius Johnson-Odom added 16 points and Gardner finished with seven.


Bryce Cotten led the Friars (12-8, 1-6) with 28 points and LaDonte Henton had 14.


It was Marquette’s first conference road victory and Golden Eagles’ coach Buzz Williams got the 99th win of his career.


No. 23 Louisville 73,?Pittsburgh 62


Kyle Kuric scored 21 points in his return from an ankle injury to lead visiting Louisville to a victory over struggling Pittsburgh.


Chane Behanan added a career-high 19 points for the Cardinals (15-5, 3-4), who took control during an 11-2 run midway through the second half to send the Panthers (11-9, 0-7) to their eighth straight loss.


Ashton Gibbs and Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 14 points each but the defending Big East champions remained the only winless team in conference play.


No. 25 Kansas State 66,?Oklahoma State 58


Freshman Angel Rodriguez scored 14 points in his second start, Jamar Samuels added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kansas State snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating host Oklahoma State.


The Wildcats (14-4, 3-3) held Oklahoma State without a basket for a 15-minute stretch spanning halftime, building up a 46-33 lead after Will Spradling’s runner in the lane with 9:08 to play. They held off a late charge as the Cowboys (9-10, 2-4) pulled within 59-56 with two minutes left.


Keiton Page had 17 points on 4-for-17 shooting to lead Oklahoma State.


No. 19 Creighton 75,?Indiana State 49


Doug McDermott had 12 points as host Creighton cruised to a victory over Indiana State.


Creighton hit seven of its first 10 3-point shots, including four during a 17-5 first-half run. The victory was the eighth in a row for the Bluejays (18-2, 8-1).


Indiana State (11-9, 2-7) lost its third in a row and seventh in nine games after a 9-2 start


Ethan Wragge and Jahenns Manigat each made back-to-back 3s as Creighton built a 29-15 lead with its first-half surge. A runner at the buzzer by Antoine Young gave the Jays a 42-25 advantage at the break.


Dwayne Latham had 15 points for the Sycamores.


Big Ten


No. 9 Michigan State 83, ?Purdue 58


Freshman Branden Dawson scored 14 points to help host Michigan State beat Purdue and move into a first-place tie in the Big Ten.


The Spartans (16-4, 5-2) led by seven at halftime and built a 23-point lead midway through the second half.


The Boilermakers (14-6, 4-3) have lost three of their last five games. Purdue’s Robbie Hummel didn’t make a shot for the first time in his injury-filled career that dates to 2007.


Spartans center Derrick Nix scored 12 points.


Arkansas 66, ?No. 20 Michigan 64


B.J. Young scored 15 points and host Arkansas hit its first 11 shots and never trailed on the way to a win over Michigan.


Trey Burke missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, keeping the Razorbacks (14-5) undefeated in Bud Walton Arena this season.


Mardracus Wade added 12 points and Rickey Scott and Hunter Mickelson had 11 apiece for Arkansas.


Zack Novak led Michigan (15-5) with 17 points.


Mid-American Conference


Ohio 69,?Miami (Ohio) 65


Ivo Baltic scored 20 points and host Ohio outscored Miami (Ohio) 7-2 in the final 1› minutes to seal a comeback win.


D.J. Cooper, who finished with 13 points, sank three free throws in the final nine seconds to clinch the win for the Bobcats (15-4, 3-2).


Brian Sullivan scored 16 points for the RedHawks (5-12, 1-4), who have lost five of six.


Eastern Michigan 41, ?Toledo 38


Quintin Dailey’s 3-pointer with 3:05 to play broke a tie and host Eastern Michigan held on to beat Toledo.


Dailey’s shot put the Eagles (9-10, 4-1) ahead 39-36, and Jamell Harris’ dunk with 2:21 left gave them a five-point lead. They didn’t score again, but Toledo managed just one field goal the rest of the way.


Darrell Lampley had nine points to lead Eastern Michigan. The Eagles led 15-14 at halftime and shot 33 percent from the field while Toledo shot 30 percent.


Rian Pearson led the Rockets (9-9, 1-4) with 12 points, and Curtis Dennis scored 10.


Buffalo 68,?Bowling Green 66


Javon McCrea and Mitchell Watt scored 16 points apiece to lead Buffalo over host Bowling Green.


The Falcons led by a point at halftime and again at 64-63 with less than two minutes left, but Buffalo (10-6, 3-2) closed strong to clinch it.


McCrea had a dunk with 1:32 to play and Dave Barnett followed that with a 3-pointer 35 seconds later to put the Bulls up for good, 68-64.


A’uston Calhoun had 29 points for Bowling Green (8-10, 2-3).


Western Michigan 64,?Central Michigan 61


Nate Hutcheson scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds as host Western Michigan survived a late Central Michigan rally.


Hutcheson was 6-of-11 from the field and hit three 3-pointers. Mike Douglas added 13 and Flenard Whitfield had 12 for the Broncos (9-10, 3-2).


Trey Zeigler scored 19 points, including a layup with 2:21 to play that pulled the Chippewas (7-11, 2-3) within 64-61. Those were Central Michigan’s last two points.