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College basketball: Louisville stuns UNC; Duke wins late at Florida State

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North Carolina’s Coby White goes down in the lane after a drive to the basket against the Louisville Cardinals on Jan. 12.
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Roy Williams suffered his worst home loss in 16 seasons with North Carolina as Louisville stunned the 12th-ranked Tar Heels 83-62 on Saturday.

Connecticut transfer Steven Enoch had season highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals. Dwayne Sutton added 17 points and 10 rebounds while flirting with at triple-double, and Louisville (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from a frustrating loss to long-struggling Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals jumped on the Tar Heels in the opening minutes and led nearly the entire game, turning a 43-34 halftime lead into a lopsided margin. Louisville shot 52 percent, made 11 3-pointers and finished with a 40-31 edge on the glass against one of the nation’s best rebounding teams.

Kenny Williams scored 12 points for the Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1), who shot 35 percent — including 3 of 22 on 3-pointers — and committed 11 second-half turnovers.

No. 1 Duke 80, at No. 13 Florida State 78: Cam Reddish hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 13 Florida State, 80-78 on Saturday.

Reddish caught the ball on the wing off the inbounds pass and made a wide open 3-pointer to ensure that Duke (14-1, 3-0 ACC) would win its ninth straight game. He finished with 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting.

Duke played the second half without star freshman Zion Williamson, who left the game after getting poked in the eye late in the first half. He didn’t return and had 11 points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes.

P.J. Savoy made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left, just seconds after forcing a turnover, to put Florida State ahead 78-76 RJ Barrett, who finished with 32 points on 10 of 19 shooting, then hit the first of two free throws with 5 seconds left. He missed the second, but the Blue Devils retained possession after a review overruled a call on the floor that the ball had gone out of bounds of a Duke player setting up Reddish’s shot.

Wiilliamson got hurt when he drove to the basket. Florida State’s Trent Forrest hit the freshman in the face and Williamson landed hard on the court. He stayed down for several moments covering his face. He saw a trainer and went to the locker room just before the half ended. Williamson sat on the bench for the second half, but didn’t play.

Mfiondu Kabengele came off the bench to record his third career double-double, recording tying a career-high with 24 points and 10 rebounds for Florida State (13-3, 1-2). Phil Cofer made five 3-pointers and had a season-high 21 points.

No. 4 Virginia 63, at Clemson 43: Kyle Guy had 13 points, De’Andre Hunter scored 12 and No. 4 Virginia improved to 15-0 with a 63-43 victory over Clemson on Saturday.

Clemson started the day with a national championship football parade and celebration just a few steps away at Death Valley. The basketball Tigers (10-6, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) had hoped to add to the good feelings with their first win over Virginia since 2012.

Instead, the Cavaliers turned up their trademark defense to make it a long afternoon for Clemson and maintain their run as the ACC’s only undefeated squad at 3-0.

No. 7 Kansas 73, at Baylor 68: Lagerald Vick scored 18 points with six 3-pointers on his 22nd birthday and No. 7 Kansas held on for a 73-68 win at Baylor on Saturday.

Vick hit two of his 3s in an 11-3 run in the final 1:44 of the first half for the Jayhawks (14-2, 3-1 Big 12) to put them up by 10. Kansas then held a double-digit lead for most of the second half until the Bears had eight consecutive points in the final minute.

Jared Butler hit a three with 54 seconds left and Mark Vital made a basket before Devonte Bandoo’s three after Vick’s second turnover in that span got the Bears within 72-68. The Jayhawks missed three free throws down the stretch.

Dedric Lawson added 17 points for Kansas while Devon Dotson had 14. Freshman Ochai Agbaji had 10 in his second game. Butler had 14 points to lead Baylor (9-6, 1-2), while Vital and Bandoo each had 11. Makai Mason scored 10.

No. 8 Texas Tech 68, at Texas 62: Matt Mooney scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Texas Tech to a 68-62 victory at over Texas on Saturday, the Red Raiders’ first win in Austin since 1996.

Mooney scored 14 points in the second half and keyed the Red Raiders rally that seized the lead with consecutive 3-pointers on Tech’s first two baskets after halftime.

Jordan Culver scored 14 points and had seven assists for Texas Tech (15-1, 4-0 Big 12), whose last win in Austin came when both schools were in the old Southwest Conference. The Red Raiders are the only Big 12 team still unbeaten in league play.

Kerwin Roach II scored 17 for Texas, but had just four points after halftime and missed key baskets late as Texas Tech fought off a Longhorns rally. Texas (10-6, 2-2) has two straight after starting 2-0 in conference place.

No. 11 Auburn 93, Georgia 78: Jared Harper had 22 points and seven assists while he and No. 11 Auburn rebounded from a rough night to beat Georgia 93-78 on Saturday.

Harper and the Tigers (12-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) looked sharper at home than in an 82-67 loss at Mississippi, but still struggled to put away a team that was blown away by No. 3 Tennessee a week ago.

The Bulldogs (9-6, 1-2) threatened to make it close through much of the second half to avoid a repeat of that 46-point road loss to the Volunteers.

Mississippi 81, at No. 14 Mississippi State 77: Blake Hinson scored a career-high 26 points, Breein Tyree added 19 and Mississippi rallied for an 81-77 win over No. 14 Mississippi State on Saturday.

Ole Miss (13-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) won its 10th straight game, continuing its surprising run of great basketball under first-year coach Kermit Davis.

Mississippi State (12-3, 0-2) had a two-point lead at halftime and stretched that advantage to 48-39 in the opening minutes of the second half. But the Rebels wouldn’t go away — Hinson hit three straight 3-pointers at one point — and Ole Miss pulled ahead 70-62 with seven minutes left.

The Bulldogs rallied, and Nick Weatherspoon hit a 3-pointer with 1:22 left to tie it at 77. The Rebels finally went ahead for good when Tyree made a driving layup with about 50 seconds left. The 6-foot-7 Hinson made 8 of 16 shots, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range. Terence Davis added 12 points.

at No. 15 North Carolina State 86, Pittsburgh 80: DJ Funderburk scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 15 North Carolina State beat Pittsburgh 86-80 on Saturday.

Devon Daniels scored 19 points, Eric Lockett added 12 of his 17 points after halftime and Torin Dorn finished with 12 for the Wolfpack (14-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They bounced back from a tough loss to rival North Carolina and won their eighth in nine games despite losing two starters in the first half after big man Wyatt Walker was ejected and point guard Markell Johnson was injured.

Freshman Xavier Johnson had 20 of his season-high 25 points in the second half, Au’Diese Toney scored 17 and Terrell Brown added 10 for the Panthers (11-5, 1-2), who led by four points with less than 6{ minutes remaining but couldn’t finish off a second straight conference victory.

at No. 19 Buffalo 88, Miami (Ohio) 64: Jeremy Harris scored 17 points and No. 19 Buffalo shook off a cold-shooting start to cruise past Miami (Ohio) 88-64 on Saturday.

Nick Perkins scored 12 points before hobbling off with an injury to his lower left leg midway through the second half. Dontay Caruthers scored six straight points — including two baskets off turnovers — in capping a decisive 19-2 run by hitting two free throws to put Buffalo ahead 63-42 with 8:34 left. Caruthers finished with 11 points.

The Bulls (15-1, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) extended their school-best home winning streak to 19, dating to a 73-62 loss to St. Bonaventure on Dec. 2, 2017. Buffalo has won 15 of its first 16 games for the second time in school history after going 15-1 in a 16-game season in 1929-30.

Nike Sibande scored 18 points and Darrian Ringo had 10 with seven rebounds and six assists for the RedHawks (8-8, 0-3).

Kansas State 58, at No. 20 Iowa State 57: Barry Brown hit a layup with four seconds left and Kansas State stunned No. 20 Iowa State 58-57 on Saturday, handing the Cyclones their second straight loss.

Brown had 23 points to lead the Wildcats (12-4, 2-2 Big 12), who closed the game on a 10-2 run for their first road win of the year.

Iowa State, which hasn’t won since blowing out Kansas last week, was up seven with five minutes left. But Brown hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to make it 57-56 Iowa State — and Lindell Wigginton missed the front end of a subsequent one-and-one for the Cyclones.

Brown, who finished 9 of 20 from the floor, then drove through the paint for the game winner. Nick Weiler-Babb had 11 points and five assists to lead the Cyclones (12-4), who didn’t score over the final 2:42.

at No. 21 Marquette 70, Seton Hall 66: Markus Howard scored 26 points, Sacar Anim had 14 and No. 21 Marquette staved off a second-half rally to beat Seton Hall 70-66 on Saturday.

The Pirates trailed 40-30 at the break but took a 63-62 lead on Myles Powell’s 3-pointer with 3:05 left, and a lay-in by freshman Joey Hauser put Marquette up 66-63 with 48 seconds remaining.

Quincy McKnight pulled Seton Hall within 68-66 by hitting the first of two free throws with three seconds left, but Sam Hauser was fouled on the rebound and converted both free throws at the other end to keep Marquette (14-3, 3-1 Big East) undefeated in 12 home games at the new Fiserv Forum.

Powell had 21 points, and McKnight and Sandro Mamukelashvili each had 13 for the Pirates (12-5, 3-2).

No. 23 Oklahoma 76, No. 25 Texas Christian 74: Kristian Doolittle hit a runner with less than three seconds left, lifting No. 23 Oklahoma to a 76-74 victory over No. 25 TCU.

Doolittle led the Sooners (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) with 24 points and 10 rebounds. It was the highest-scoring game for the junior since his freshman year and his first double-double since.

Doolittle’s play overshadowed the 3-point shooting of TCU’s Kouat Noi, who had a career-high 30 points on 8 of 12 from behind the 3-point line. Noi hit five 3-pointers during the first half, including three in a 50-second stretch that put the Horned Frogs (12-3, 1-2) ahead for the rest of the half.

Southland action:

Pepperdine 76, at San Diego 71: Sophomore guard Colbey Ross scored a career-high 27 points and Kameron Edwards added a season-high 23 for the Pepperdine Waves, who dominated the last four minutes to hand the San Diego Toreros their first home loss this season, 76-71. San Diego, which played the last 10 minutes without its second-leading scorer, guard Olin Carter III, had a 61-58 lead when Andrew Ferguson was whistled for a flagrant 1 foul against Edwards.

Other games of note:

at Notre Dame 69, Boston College 66: Prentiss Hubb, a late starter when T.J. Gibbs was scratched with a pregame illness, hit a pair of free throws with 2.6 seconds left as roster-depleted Notre Dame got zero points from its bench and held off Boston College 69-66 on Saturday.

at Georgetwon 96, Providence 90 (2 OT): Jessie Govan scored a career-high 33 points with 14 rebounds and Georgetown got two clutch 3-pointers before beating Providence 96-90 in double. He had two free throws early in the second overtime to put Georgetown ahead and added three in the final minute to help seal the game.

at Georgia State 74, Louisiana Monroe 73: D’Marcus Simonds scored 28 points and made the game-winning layup with less than a second left and Georgia State beat UL Monroe 74-73 to win its sixth straight. ULM rallied from 21 points down in the second half and closed to 72-71 with 15 seconds left.

at Loyola-Chicago 67, Illinois State 64: Marques Townes scored 21 points and Loyola-Chicago held off Illinois State 67-64 despite going the final six minutes without a field goal. The Ramblers compensated for the 0-for-6 drought by making 6 of 6 from the line in the last two minutes.

Texas Arlington 61, at Coastal Carolina 58: Radshad Davis sank a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left and UT Arlington rallied to beat Coastal Carolina 61-58. Davis made a layup with 1:49 left in the game to pull the Mavericks (6-11, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference) even at 56. Zac Cuthbertson sank two free throws to give Coastal Carolina a 58-56 lead on the ensuing possession.

Indiana State 72, at Evansville 66 (OT): Christian Williams finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Barnes scored six of his 11 points in overtime to send Indiana State to a 72-66 victory over Evansville. Both teams took turns with the lead down the stretch and the Sycamores (10-6, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference) made it a two-possession game when Allante Holston sank two free throws with 18 seconds left.

at Temple 82, South Florida 80 (OT): Nate Pierre-Louis scored 22 points, Shizz Alston Jr. had 20 points and nine assists and Temple beat South Florida 82-80 in overtime despite LaQuincy Rideau’s triple-double for the Bulls. Rideau had 18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals to become the sixth Division I player in the last 20 seasons with a points-assists-steals triple-double.

Texas A&M 81, at Alabama 80: TJ Starks hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift Texas A&M to an 81-80 win over Alabama. Starks took the inbounds pass, raced down the left side and heaved in a running shot for the win Josh Nebo finished with a team-high 21 points and seven rebounds for the Aggies (7-7, 1-2 SEC).

at Southern Utah 84, Northern Arizona 82: Dre Marin gave Southern Utah the lead three times in the final minute, his jumper with two seconds left providing the final margin, and the Thunderbirds defeated Northern Arizona 84-82. Marin’s 3-pointer gave Southern Utah a 79-78 lead with 39 seconds remaining and his 3-point play 22 seconds later regained the lead for the Thunderbirds.

at UT San Antonio 76, North Texas 74: Jhivvan Jackson scored 17 points including the game-winner with 1.6 seconds left and UTSA beat North Texas 76-74 in a game between Conference USA unbeatens. Jackson gave a North Texas defender a ball fake then twisted around and put up a shot a few steps inside the arc.