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Devonte’ Graham sparks No. 6 Kansas past No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72

Devonte’ Graham, Buddy Hield, Sviatoslva Mykhailiuk

Kansas' Devonte’ Graham, left and Frank Mason III trap Oklahoma State’s Buddy Hield during first-half play Saturday.

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Devonte’ Graham scored a career-high 27 points and did a tenacious job defending Buddy Hield to help No. 6 Kansas defeat No. 3 Oklahoma, 76-72, on Saturday at Norman, Okla.

Graham made six of nine three-point shots to help the Jayhawks (21-4, 9-3 Big 12 Conference) sweep the regular-season series. Kansas won the first meeting, 109-106, in triple overtime Jan. 4.

Hield, who scored 46 points in the first meeting, scored 24 points. Isaiah Cousins had 21 points for the Sooners (20-4, 8-4), who fell out of a tie for the conference lead.

It was Kansas’ fifth consecutive victory and it ended Oklahoma’s home winning streak at 19 games.

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Oklahoma matched a season low by shooting 33.3% from the field. The Sooners, who began the game leading the nation in three-point percentage, made only 10 of 32 three-point shots.

Wisconsin 70, at No. 2 Maryland 57: The Badgers (16-9, 8-4 Big Ten Conference) won for the seventh time in a row and ended the Terrapins’ home winning streak at 27 games.

Wisconsin used a 28-5 run to lead, 35-19. Vitto Brown scored a career-high 21 points for the Badgers.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 for the Terrapins (22-4, 10-3), who made 20 of 50 shots from the field and 12 of 22 free throws.

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No. 5 Xavier 74, at Butler 57: J.P Macura scored 13 points and the Musketeers (22-3, 10-3 Big East Conference) won for the sixth time in seven games.

The Bulldogs (17-8, 6-7) were led by Kelan Martin with 15 points.

After trailing, 21-13, midway through the first half, the Musketeers rallied with four three-pointers and a three-point play in a 27-6 run that gave them a 40-27 lead.

at Duke 63, No. 7 Virginia 62: Grayson Allen banked in a shot at the buzzer to give the Blue Devils (19-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) the victory and ending the Cavaliers’ winning streak at seven games.

Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points for Virginia (20-5, 9-4). His reverse flip layup with 9.9 seconds left put the Cavaliers up, 62-61.

Freshman Brandon Ingram scored 25 points for Duke and Allen finished with 15.

The Cavaliers are winless at Duke since 1995.

at No. 10 West Virginia 73, Texas Christian 42: Jonathan Holton had 14 points and seven rebounds in his return from a four-game suspension for violating team rules, and the Mountaineers (20-5, 9-3 Big 12) clinched at least a tie for first place in the conference.

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Devin Williams had 11 points and 13 rebounds. He became West Virginia’s 50th 1,000-point scorer.

Chauncey Collins had 20 points for the Horned Frogs (11-14, 2-10).

at Notre Dame 71, No. 13 Louisville 66: Demetrius Jackson matched his career high with 27 points, Steve Vasturia scored 20 and the Fighting Irish (18-7, 9-4 ACC) rallied from 11 points down in the second half.

Damion Lee, who led the Cardinals (19-6, 8-4) with 13 points, made a three-pointer with 16 seconds left to cut the lead to 69-66. But Lee missed a three-point shot with five seconds left and Zach Auguste clinched the victory with two free throws.

at Louisiana State 76, No. 15 Texas A&M 71: Ben Simmons had 16 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, and the Tigers (16-9, 9-3 Southeastern Conference) handed the Aggies (18-7, 7-5) their fourth loss in a row.

Danuel House scored 20 points for the Aggies, who led by as many as seven points early in the second half.

at Michigan 61, No. 18 Purdue 56: The Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten) scored the final 11 points, rallying behind Zack Irvin, whose basket from near the free-throw line put Michigan ahead, 57-56, with just over a minute remaining.

Irvin finished with 22 points.

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Caleb Swaningan had 14 points for the Boilermakers (20-6, 8-5).

at No. 20 Providence 75, Georgetown 72: Rodney Bullock had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Friars (19-7, 7-6 Big East) end a skid at three games.

Kris Dunn had 20 points, and Ben Bentil finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Friars.

The Hoyas (14-12, 7-6) cut a 26-point first-half deficit down to one point with just over a minute to play.

Marcus Derrickson led the Hoyas with 18 points and nine rebounds.

No. 22 Kentucky 89, at South Carolina 62: Tyler Ulis had career highs of 27 points and 12 assists, Jamal Murray scored 26 points and the Wildcats (19-6, 9-3 SEC) sent the Gamecocks (21-4, 8-4) to their worst home loss since a 34-point loss to Kentucky in 2012.

Kentucky Coach John Calipari was ejected less than three minutes into Saturday’s game because of two technical fouls.

Michael Carrera finished with 25 points for South Carolina.

Northern Iowa 53, at No. 25 Wichita State 50: The Panthers (16-11, ,8-6 Missouri Valley Conference) blew a 15-point second-half lead before rallying to end the Shockers’ nation-leading home winning streak at 43 games.

Klint Carlson had 12 points for the Panthers.

Ron Baker scored 12 points for the Shockers (18-7, 12-2), who shot 30% from the field.


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