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No. 5 Kentucky ends No. 1 Vols' streak

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers.

Most important was that the Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after letting one slip away.

PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and Kentucky beat Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Volunteers' school-record, 19-game winning streak.


Duke tops NC State, Barrett has 23-11-10

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) RJ Barrett always seems to do it all for No. 2 Duke. This time, it showed up on the stat sheet.

The freshman had the program's first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in the Blue Devils' 94-78 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday night.


No. 6 Michigan rebounds to down Maryland

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond.

"I had no doubt our defense would be strong today," he said.


Iowa St. tops K-State, closes Big 12 gap

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Iowa State was drilled at home by TCU a week ago, then had to sit around without another game until Saturday, left to brood over its uphill climb to get back into the Big 12 race.

The Cyclones finally released that pent-up angst against No. 18 Kansas State.


No. 3 Zags pull away for 16th win in row

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rui Hachimura scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and had 10 rebounds and No. 3 Gonzaga pulled away in the second half to beat San Diego 79-67 on Saturday night for its 16th straight victory.

Zach Norvell Jr. added 18 points, Josh Perkins 15 and Brandon Clarke 14 for the Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 West Coast). The nation's highest scoring team, Gonzaga had only 30 points in the first half but then scored 31 points in the first 9:59 of the second half to take control.


No. 7 Nevada rolls to 10th straight win

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Trey Porter scored 14 points, Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin added 13 apiece, and No. 7 Nevada easily beat Wyoming 82-49 Saturday night for its 10th straight win.

Jazz Johnson contributed 12 points and Tre'Shawn Thurman had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Nevada (24-1, 11-1 Mountain West). The Wolf Pack shot 54.4 percent from the field


Guy, Hunter carry No. 4 UVa past Irish

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Kyle Guy had scored 18 points against Notre Dame before he attempted his first free throw, which came with 24 seconds remaining and Virginia clinging to a slim lead.

He made it, and the next one, and sank two more attempts to finally put the Irish away in the Cavaliers' 60-54 victory on Saturday.


Johnson keys No. 8 UNC's rout of Wake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Eighth-ranked North Carolina responded to its first loss in a month by pouncing on an overmatched opponent and rolling to its biggest margin of victory ever in an Atlantic Coast Conference road game.

Cameron Johnson scored 27 points and fueled the Tar Heels' game-opening run of 18 straight points in Saturday's 95-57 win at Wake Forest. The 38-point margin of victory was a school record, surpassing the previous highs of 34 points in league road games at Virginia and Virginia Tech during the 2004-05 season.


Last-second 3 lifts Iowa past Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days.

Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win over Rutgers on Saturday.


Louisville rallies, holds off Clemson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Five days after watching a 23-point second-half lead disappear, No. 16 Louisville found itself on the brink of another calamity on Saturday.

The Cardinals beat Clemson 56-55, but they led by seven with 17 seconds remaining, and the Tigers had two chances in the final seconds to walk off the court with a win.

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