Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Cody Zeller had 16 points and five rebounds
in No. 1 Indiana's 76-47 win over Nebraska. Christian Watford finished with
13 points and 11 rebounds, while Victor Oladipo added 13 points and
eight boards for the Hoosiers (22-3, 10-2 Big Ten), who have rebounded with
back-to-back wins since losing at Illinois last Thursday. Dylan Talley netted
16 points to lead Nebraska (12-13, 3-9), which has dropped nine of its last 12
Final Score: (2) Duke 73, North Carolina 68
Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Mason Plumlee battled foul trouble and posted
18 points and 11 rebounds in No. 2 Duke's 73-68 win over North Carolina. UNC
led wire-to-wire in the opening 20 minutes and Duke didn't take its first lead
until 14:11 was left in the game. Quinn Cook added 18 points, six rebounds
and four steals for the Blue Devils (22-2, 9-2 ACC), who have won six straight
contests. Plumlee was whistled for his fourth foul with 6:40 left in the
game, but managed to go the rest of the way without fouling out. P.J. Hairston
tallied 23 points and eight rebounds to lead UNC (16-8, 6-5), which has
dropped back-to-back tilts. The Tar Heels went just 9-of-17 from the charity
stripe over the final 20 minutes.
Final Score: (3) Miami-Florida 74, Florida State 68
Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) - Shane Larkin scored 22 points, 16 of which
came in the second half, and third-ranked Miami-Florida held off Florida State
down the stretch to record a 74-68 victory and remain unbeaten in ACC play.
Reggie Johnson added 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting along with a game-high eight
rebounds to help Miami (20-3, 11-0 ACC) notch its 12th consecutive win. Durand
Scott and Julian Gamble finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively, in the
triumph. Okaro White led Florida State (13-11, 5-6) with 15 points and seven
rebounds, with Devon Bookert netting 12 points in defeat.
Final Score: Connecticut 66, (6) Syracuse 58
Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - The curtain was lowered on the rivalry
between Connecticut and Syracuse as Big East mates Wednesday night, and the
Huskies extended the road woes of the outgoing sixth-ranked Orange with a
66-58 win at the XL Center. Ryan Boatright scored 17 points on 6-of-10
shooting for the Huskies (17-6, 7-4 Big East), who got 15 points and six
rebounds from Omar Calhoun. Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points for Syracuse
(20-4, 8-3), which has lost three straight on the road for the first time
since dropping five in a row from Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 2009. Connecticut and
Syracuse were charter members of the Big East Conference in 1979-80. The
Orange are headed to the ACC next season.
Final Score: Charlotte 71, (11) Butler 67
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Pierria Henry scored 17 points and led
Charlotte to a 71-67 upset victory over 11th-ranked Butler on Wednesday.
Willie Clayton and Chris Braswell scored 11 points apiece, while Darion Clark
recorded 10 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers (18-6, 6-4 A-10), who came
into the contest on a two-game losing streak. Rotnei Clarke had a game-high
18 points for Butler (20-5, 7-3), which had its three-game winning streak
snapped. Roosevelt Jones registered 17 points and nine rebounds.
Final Score: (17) Oklahoma State 91, Texas Tech 67
Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Markel Brown scored a game-high 25 points on 7-
of-8 shooting from 3-point range to lead 17th-ranked Oklahoma State to a 91-67
rout of Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena. Phil Forte added 14 points and
Michael Cobbins scored 13 while pulling down 12 rebounds for the Cowboys
(18-5, 8-3 Big 12), winners in six straight. Marcus Smart, who had averaged
20.8 points over his past four games, netted just 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting
over 18 minutes for Oklahoma State. Dusty Hannahs scored 14 points and Josh
Gray added 10 for the Red Raiders (9-13, 2-9), who have dropped five in
a row and nine of their last 10 overall.
Final Score: (19) New Mexico 54, Fresno State 48
Fresno, CA (Sports Network) - Cameron Bairstow made a late go-ahead basket
and No. 19 New Mexico scored the game's final nine points to escape Save Mart
Center with a 54-48 victory over the upset-minded Fresno State Bulldogs.
Kendall Williams netted 13 points while Tony Snell and Alex Kirk each scored
10 for the Lobos (21-4, 8-2 MWC), who avoided losing back-to-back games after
falling at UNLV on Saturday. The matchup between the first and last place
teams in the Mountain West Conference was surprisingly tight, as Fresno
State (8-15, 2-8) held an 11-point halftime lead before being limited to 27
percent shooting from the field after the break. Kevin Olekaibe hit three of
the Bulldogs' nine 3-pointers en route to a team-high 11 points, while Kevin
Foster added 10 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.
Final Score: (21) Notre Dame 82, DePaul 78 (OT)
South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - It wasn't a five-overtime thriller, but No.
21 Notre Dame, led by Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley, needed to play past
regulation once again to pull out an 82-78 victory over DePaul at Purcell
Pavilion. Wednesday's meeting came four days after the Fighting Irish
outlasted Louisville on the same court, and marked the second time this
month the schools needed an extra five minutes to determine a victor. The
outcome was the same, as Grant logged 21 points and nine assists and
Cooley added 16 points and 10 rebounds to carry Notre Dame (20-5, 8-4 Big
East) to its fifth win in six games. The Blue Demons (10-14, 1-10) have lost
nine in a row since earning their lone conference win against Providence,
though three have come in overtime affairs. Cleveland Melvin and Brandon
Young paced DePaul with 23 and 20 points, respectively.
Final Score: (22) Memphis 93, UCF 71
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Joe Jackson led five Memphis players in double-
digits with 21 points on 10-of-12 and matched his career high with 10
assists, as the 22nd-ranked Tigers continued to roll with a 93-71 rout of the
UCF Knights. Geron Johnson filled the stat sheet with 19 points, nine
rebounds and eight assists for Memphis (21-3, 10-0 C-USA), which notched its
15th straight win. Adonis Thomas scored 17 points, while Chris Crawford
and D.J Stephens contributed 10 points apiece. Isaiah Sykes paced the
Knights (17-7, 7-3) with 17 points, but committed half of the team's 18
Final Score: (23) Oregon 65, Washington 52
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Damyean Dotson led four Oregon players in
double figures with 13 points, as the 23rd-ranked Ducks defeated Washington,
65-52, on Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Johnathan Loyd and Arsalan
Kazemi each scored 11, while Carlos Emory added 10 points and six rebounds
for the Ducks (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12), who have won two straight on the heels of
a three-game skid to earn their 20th win for a third straight season. Abdul
Gaddy poured in a game-high 17 points to go with seven boards and five
assists, and C.J. Wilcox chipped in nine points for Washington (13-12, 5-7),
which has dropped three straight and seven of its last eight.
Final Score: (24) Colorado State 66, San Diego State 60
Fort Collins, CO (Sports Network) - Dorian Green's three-point play with
19.4 seconds remaining helped the 24th-ranked Colorado State Rams slip past
San Diego State, 66-60, Wednesday at Moby Arena. Green finished with 16 points
and six assists and his late basket secured the victory for the Rams (20-4,
7-2 MWC), who are ranked in the AP poll for the first time since 1954 and
increased their home winning streak to 27 games. Greg Smith added 15 points
and seven rebounds and Pierce Hornung chipped in 12 points, eight boards
and four assists in the victory. Chase Tapley scored 16 points and J.J.
O'Brien donated 12 on 6-of-8 shooting for the Aztecs (18-6, 6-4), who came
into the contest winners of their last two games.
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