College basketball Top 25: Duke Mauls Maryland
Duke's Seth Curry (30) drives to the basket against Maryland's Shaquille Cleare (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 25 points and Duke bounced back from one of its worst losses under Mike Krzyzewski by routing Maryland 84-64 Saturday.
Mason Plumlee added 19 points and Seth Curry had 13 for the Blue Devils (4-2 ACC, 17-2).
They had just four turnovers while shooting 52 percent against a Maryland defense that hadn’t allowed any team to shoot better than 44 percent.
Plumlee finished 9 of 12 while Sulaimon was 9 of 13 with six 3-pointers – twice as many as his previous high, and four in a 3-minute span of the first half.
Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell both had 13 points for the Terrapins (3-4, 15-5), who have lost four of six.
Villanova 75, No. 3 Syracuse 71: Ryan Arcidiacono hit the tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell hit consecutive 3s in overtime to send Villanova to its second win over a Top 5 team this week.
The Wildcats defeated No. 5 Louisville 73-64 Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two Top 5 teams in the same season since Florida State last season.
Arcidiacono let go a leaner from just beyond the 3-point line to tie the game at 61, force overtime and send the crowd into a frenzy.
With the Orange (6-1 Big East, 18-2) down two points in overtime, Brandon Triche made one free throw with 46.5 seconds left.
Bell followed with a layup to for a 71-68 lead and the Wildcats (13-7, 4-3) held on from the free throw line.
No. 3 Kansas 67, Oklahoma 54: Ben McLemore scored 18 points and Jeff Withey added 13 points and nine rebounds as Kansas extended its nation-leading winning streak to 17 games.
Withey had four blocks and three steals, and Travis Releford added 10 points for the Jayhawks (6-0 Big 12, 18-1), who won their 33rd straight at Allen Fieldhouse to match the fourth-longest home winning streak in school history.
Georgetown 53, No. 5 Louisville 51: Otto Porter had 17 points and grabbed the game’s decisive rebound with 1.4 seconds to play as Georgetown handed Louisville its third straight loss.
Trailing by one, Louisville had several chances to take the lead in the final two minutes. After getting the ball back on a disputed held ball ruling, the Cardinals kept the ball for a final shot. Peyton Siva, who didn’t score in the game, missed the jumper, Porter grabbed the rebound and was fouled.
Porter finished with 12 rebounds for the Hoyas (4-3 Big East, 14-4).
Iowa State 73, No. 11 Kansas State 67: Will Clyburn had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State handed Kansas State its second straight loss.
Freshman Georges Niang added 15 points for the Cyclones (4-2 Big 12, 14-5), who beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.
Wisconsin 45, No. 12 Minnesota 44: Traevon Jackson just beat the shot clock and hit a 15-foot jumper from the right side with four seconds left as Wisconsin handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.
After Jackson’s shot gave the Badgers a 45-43 lead, the Golden Gophers (3-4 Big Ten, 15-5) called a timeout with 1.8 seconds remaining and inbounded from halfcourt. The Badgers’ Mike Bruesewitz fouled Trevor Mbakwe on the play, but the big man was unable to shoot the ensuing free throws because of an apparent right hand or wrist injury.
Rodney Williams stepped to the line and made the first free throw, but missed the second and Sam Dekker grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Wisconsin (5-2, 14-6), which ended a two-game slide.
San Diego State 55, No. 15 New Mexico 34: JJ O’Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jamaal Franklin added 10 points for San Diego State.
The Aztecs (4-2 Mountain West Conference, 16-4) dealt the Lobos (17-3) their first conference loss and snapped their four-game winning streak.
No. 24 Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65: Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight had 17 for Notre Dame. Eric Atkins added 13 points and Pat Connaughton contributed 12 for Notre Dame (4-3 Big East, 16-4), which had lost three of four. Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley, who entered averaging 14.8 points, finished with six points and 14 rebounds.
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