Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Durham, NC ( - The anticipated rematch between the most exciting game of the 2013-14 college basketball season produced another thrilling finish, albeit one with considerably more controversy. Jabari Parker scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half as fifth-ranked Duke got its revenge against suddenly struggling Syracuse with a 66-60 victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium, a win sealed by two technical fouls called on Orange head coach Jim Boeheim in the final seconds. The Blue Devils were clinging to a 60-58 lead when Syracuse's C.J. Fair drove the baseline and converted a layup while crashing into Duke's Rodney Hood with 10.4 seconds remaining. Fair was called for charging to negate the basket, prompting an enraged Boeheim to storm the court and confront the officiating crew to draw the technicals and trigger an ejection from the contest. Quinn Cook made three of the four resulting free throws to extend the margin to five points, and Tyler Thornton was fouled after Duke retained possession and hit 1-of-2 from the line to provide the anticlimactic ending. Parker added 10 rebounds and Hood chipped in 13 points as Duke (22-6, 11-4 ACC) dealt top-ranked Syracuse a second straight tough loss, though one less shocking than the previously unbeaten Orange's 62-59 overtime setback at home to a then six-win Boston College team ranked 195th in the RPI at the time. Jerami Grant paced Syracuse (25-2, 12-2) with 17 points and eight rebounds, with Fair recording 12 in defeat.

Final Score: (2) Florida 75, Ole Miss 71

Oxford, MS ( - Scottie Wilbekin scored 18 points and dished out seven assists to help second-ranked Florida to a 75-71 win over Ole Miss. Michael Frazier II tallied 17 points and Patric Young added 12 for Florida (25-2, 14-0 SEC), which extended its winning streak to 19 consecutive games. This was the first meeting between the schools since the Gators blew a 12- point halftime lead to the Rebels in last year's SEC Tournament title game and eventually lost 66-63. Marshall Henderson scored all of his 22 points in the first half to lead Ole Miss (16-11, 7-7), which has lost four straight games. Henderson, who finished 7-20 from the field, missed all six of his shot attempts in the second half. Jarvis Summers finished with 20 points and Anthony Perez deposited 10 in defeat.

Final Score: (3) Wichita State 83, Drake 54

Wichita, KS ( - Tekele Cotton poured in 21 points, and third-ranked Wichita State remained the lone unbeaten team in Division I with an 83-54 rout of Drake Saturday night. Fred VanVleet and Darius Carter each added 15 points for the Shockers (29-0, 16-0 MVC), who extended a school record winning streak and came within one victory of the best start ever in the Missouri Valley Conference. That belongs to Southern Illinois in the 2003-04 season. The Shockers figure to move to No. 2 in the nation come Monday. Top-ranked Syracuse lost twice this week, while second-ranked Florida stretched its winning streak to 19 games Saturday with a win at Ole Miss. The Shockers, who moved to 16-0 as the host, will complete their home slate March 1 against Missouri State. That comes after Tuesday's game at Bradley. Wichita State has been undefeated at home in Charles Koch Arena (Levitt Arena) only two times since the arena opened in 1955-56. Saint Joseph's was the last remaining team to run the table in an unbeaten regular season in 2003-04. Daddy Ugbede scored 14 and Jordan Daniels tallied 13 for the Bulldogs (14-14, 5-11), who had a two-game winning streak broken. Drake, which suffered a 78-61 home loss to the Shockers on Jan. 25, have lost five of its last seven contests.

Final Score: (4) Arizona 88, Colorado 61

Boulder, CO ( - Aaron Gordon scored 23 points with eight rebounds as No. 4 Arizona pounded Colorado, 88-61. Nick Johnson added 20 points, six assists and five rebounds, while Kaleb Tarczewski gave 13 points and six boards for the Wildcats (25-2, 12-2 Pac-12), who have won four of their last five. Josh Scott scored 18 points with eight rebounds, and Askia Booker had 10 points for the Buffaloes (20-8, 9-6), who had won five of six coming in.

Final Score: (11) Louisville 58, (7) Cincinnati 57

Cincinnati, OH ( - Russ Smith capped off a thrilling finish by hitting a jumper with 2.2 seconds remaining to send 11th-ranked Louisville to a 58-57 win over No. 7 Cincinnati. The Cardinals led by nine with about five minutes remaining, but Cincinnati stormed back with an 11-0 run. Sean Kilpatrick, who reached a rare milestone in Bearcats history, sank five consecutive free throws at the end of the burst that gave the home team a 53-51 lead with 1:40 left. After two Justin Jackson free throws made it 55-52, Smith dished to Montrezl Harrell for a dunk with 1:16 remaining. On the next Cincinnati possession, Wayne Blackshear blocked Kilpatrick's bid and an off-balance Titus Rubles wound up going out of bounds with the ball. Rubles was trying to call a timeout, but one wasn't forthcoming. Smith then found Harrell inside again and his layup put the Cardinals on top 56-55 with 26.3 seconds to go. Troy Caupain was then fouled on a drive and he made both free throws to give the lead back to Cincinnati. Smith, however, took a return feed from Terry Rozier and hit a shot from the left wing inside the arc, ending the Bearcats' 19-game home winning streak. Harrell posted 21 points and 10 rebounds for Louisville (23-4, 12-2 AAC), which has won six straight since losing at home to Cincinnati last month. Kilpatrick scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half for the Bearcats (24-4, 13-2). He joined legend Oscar Robertson as only the second player in school history to reach 2,000 career points.

Final Score: (8) Kansas 85, (19) Texas 54

Lawrence, KS ( - Andrew Wiggins had 21 points and six rebounds as No. 8 Kansas crushed 19th-ranked Texas, 85-54, in a Big 12 battle. Frank Mason scored 14 points, while Joel Embiid added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Jayhawks (21-6, 12-2 Big 12), who have won three straight and five of six. Kansas got revenge for an 81-69 loss at Texas three weeks ago. Jonathan Holmes had 17 points and six rebounds, and Cameron Ridley gave 11 points and six boards for the Longhorns (20-7, 9-5), who have dropped their past two.

Final Score: (9) Villanova 57, St. John's 54

Philadelphia, PA ( - Darrun Hilliard totaled 18 points thanks to four shots from beyond the arc, and No. 9 Villanova hung on to top St. John's, 57-54, on Saturday afternoon. Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 12 points, while JayVaughn Pinkston pulled down 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (24-3, 12-2 Big East), winners in eight of their last nine. D'Angelo Harrison posted 15 points and JaKarr Sampson added 12 with 10 boards for the Red Storm (18-10, 8-7), whose six-game win streak was halted.

Final Score: (10) Saint Louis 66, George Washington 59

St. Louis, MO ( - Jordair Jett had 16 points and No. 10 Saint Louis defeated George Washington, 66-59, on Saturday night. Rob Loe tallied 12 points and nine rebounds, while star forward Dwayne Evans battled foul trouble and netted just four points on just 2-of-3 shooting for the Billikens (25-2, 12-0 A-10), who have won 19 in a row. Joe McDonald provided 21 points and Kevin Larsen contributed 14 points and 11 boards for George Washington (20-7, 8-5), which has dropped three of its last four.

Final Score: (14) Virginia 70, Notre Dame 49

Charlottesville, VA ( - Akil Mitchell scored 15 points and No. 14 Virginia used a huge second-half run to beat Notre Dame, 70-49. Anthony Gill also finished with 15 points, while Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers (23-5, 14-1 ACC), who remain atop the Atlantic Coast Conference after their 11th straight victory. Pat Connaughton was the only player in double figures for the Fighting Irish (14-14, 5-10) with 11 points. Notre Dame has lost two straight following a two-game winning streak. The Irish's Garrick Sherman's jumper with just under 11 1/2 minutes left in the second half tied the game at 43-43, but Virginia's Joe Harris followed with a 3-pointer that ignited a 25-0 surge that put the game away. Brogdon scored eight points during the jaunt and capped it with a triple with three minutes remaining. Notre Dame went 0-for-10 from the field during the run before Demetrius Jackson ended the drought with a layup with 2 1/2 minutes to play.

Final Score: (16) Wisconsin 79, (15) Iowa 74

Iowa City, IA ( - Frank Kaminsky sank two key free throws with seven seconds remaining, the last of his 21 points, and No. 16 Wisconsin overcame a late surge by 15th-ranked Iowa to claim a 79-74 victory at Carver- Hawkeye Arena. Sam Dekker contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds while Josh Gasser added 12 points for the Badgers (22-5, 9-5 Big Ten), who have won five in a row since a 1-5 stretch in late January. Roy Devyn Marble posted 21 points and dished out 11 assists for the Hawkeyes (19-7, 8-5), who couldn't maintain momentum from wins against conference opponents on the previous two Saturdays. Josh Oglesby had 17 points in a losing cause.

Final Score: (17) Iowa State 71, TCU 60

Fort Worth, TX ( - DeAndre Kane scored a game-high 20 points to go with six rebounds and five assists to help 17th-ranked Iowa State down TCU, 71-60, at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Georges Niang added 19 points and eight rebounds and Melvin Ejim scored 14 points for the Cyclones (21-5, 9-5 Big 12), winners in three straight. Kyan Anderson scored 18 points, Karviar Shepherd finished with 14 and 15 boards and Jarvis Ray added 10 points for the Horned Frogs (9-17, 0-14), losers in 14 straight.

Final Score: (18) Kentucky 77, LSU 76 (OT)

Lexington, KY ( - Julius Randle's hook shot with 3.9 seconds left lifted No. 18 Kentucky to a 77-76 overtime win against LSU on Saturday. Trailing by one, James Young stepped to the line for Kentucky (21-6, 11-3 SEC) and calmly knocked down a pair of free throws to give the Wildcats a lead with 24.7 seconds left. Andre Stringer answered with a coast-to-coast layup that rattled in to push the lead back to LSU (16-10, 7-7). Young drove as time winded down, lost possession in the lane when Randle scooped up the loose ball and converted the game-winning attempt. Stringer turned the ball over on the ensuing LSU possession and Kentucky held on. Aaron Harrison paced the Wildcats with 21 points and Young chipped in with 20. Randle finished with eight points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Kentucky has won six of its lasts seven games since an 87-82 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge on Jan. 28. Anthony Hickey and Johnny O'Bryant III netted 20 points apiece in the setback, with the latter adding 12 rebounds. The Tigers have lost three of their last four games.

Final Score: Stanford 83, (23) UCLA 74

Stanford, CA ( - Chasson Randle scored 26 points and led an impressive perimeter shooting display that carried Stanford to an 83-74 win over No. 23 UCLA at Maples Pavilion. Randle made good on a career-best seven 3-pointers in 10 attempts and the Cardinal (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12) finished a scorching 11-of-20 from beyond the arc to avenge a 91-74 defeat to the Bruins on Jan. 23. Josh Huestis added 22 points on an 8-from-12 shooting rate in Stanford's fifth victory in six games, with Anthony Brown chipping in 18 for the Cardinal. UCLA (21-6, 10-4) had won four straight and seven of eight coming in, but trailed most of the way and failed to come up with key stops all throughout. Norman Powell and Zach LaVine each had 14 points in the loss.

Final Score: (24) Ohio State 64, Minnesota 46

Columbus, OH ( - Sam Thompson scored 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to help No. 24 Ohio State roll past Minnesota, 64-46, at Value City Arena. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 13 points and Shannon Scott scored 10 for the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6 Big Ten), winners in three straight and six of their last seven overall. Andre Hollins scored 13 points and DeAndre Mathieu chipped in with 12 points for the Golden Gophers (17-11, 6-9), who have dropped three of four.

Final Score: San Diego 69, (25) Gonzaga 66

San Diego, CA ( - Gonzaga is still in the driver's seat to win the West Coast Conference, but for the second straight game the Bulldogs were denied the chance to lock up the regular season crown. Johnny Dee had 16 points and Duda Sanadze added 15, as San Diego upended No. 25 Gonzaga, 69-66, Saturday night. The Bulldogs claimed no worse than a tie for the title last weekend, but then had their title celebration put on hold Thursday when BYU beat Gonzaga, 73-65. Gonzaga still leads BYU and San Francisco each by two games in the conference with two remaining. The Zags play at Pacific and at St. Mary's to conclude the slate. Jito Kok and Dennis Kramer each totaled nine points for the Toreros (16-14, 7-11 WCC), who snapped an 11-game skid against the Bulldogs. It was San Diego's first win over Gonzaga since March 10, 2008 in the WCC tourney title game. The Bulldogs (23-6, 13-3) were led by 18 points and 15 rebounds from Sam Dower Jr. Przemek Karnowski added 17 points, but he fouled out with 4:04 left in the game.

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