SMU falls from unbeaten ranks
•TEMPLE 89, NO. 8 SMU 80: The Mustangs (18-1, 7-1 American Athletic Conference) became the last Division I team to lose this season Sunday. Devin Coleman was 7-for-7 on three-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points for the Owls (11-7, 5-2).
•NO. 2 NORTH CAROLINA 75, VIRGINIA TECH 70: The victory was the 12th in a row for the visiting Tar Heels (18-2, 7-0 ACC) and No. 350 at UNC for Roy Williams, who became the first NCAA coach to win 350 or more games at two schools. He won 418 games at Kansas before joining North Carolina in 2003. Brice Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for UNC.
•NO. 16 PROVIDENCE 82, NO. 4 VILLANOVA 76 (OT): Ben Bentil scored 10 of his 31 points in overtime, including two clutch free throws with 14.7 seconds left that led the visiting Friars (17-3, 5-2) past the Wildcats (17-3, 7-1). Bentil also had 13 rebounds, helping the Friars stop Villanova's 22-game Big East winning streak.
•OREGON STATE 85, NO. 21 USC 70: Gary Payton II had 22 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead the Beavers (12-6, 3-4 Pac-12), who ended a three-game skid.
•NO. 13 VIRGINIA 73, SYRACUSE 65: Malcolm Brogdon scored 12 of his 21 points in the final 5:45 for the host Cavaliers (15-4, 4-3 ACC), who held off a three-point barrage by the Orange (13-8, 3-5). Anthony Gill and London Perrantes added 16 points each for the Cavaliers (15-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who squandered all of a 10-point second-half lead. Michael Gbinije scored 24 points for the Orange.
•NO. 7 OHIO STATE 67, RUTGERS 58: Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points, and the Buckeyes used a 24-7 third quarter to take command and beat the Scarlet Knights. Ameryst Alston scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter for OSU (15-4, 7-1 Big Ten). Kahleah Copper had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Rutgers (12-8, 3-5), which saw its eight-game home winning streak end.
•NO. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 57, NO. 10 SOUTHERN MISS. 51: Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points, including nine in a tight fourth quarter that propelled the Gamecocks (19-0, 7-0 Southeastern), to a road victory over the Bulldogs (17-4, 4-3). Victoria Vivians led Mississippi State, which shot only 27 percent, with 19 points. "I think we just wore them down," Mitchell said.
•NO. 3 NOTRE DAME 80, VIRGINIA TECH 41: Brianna Turner scored 18 points from the post, and the host Irish (19-1, 7-0 ACC) trounced the Hokies (14-5, 2-4).
•NO. 8 ARIZONA STATE 62, ARIZONA 47: Arnecia Hawkins hit her first five shots and scored 19 for the visiting Sun Devils (17-3, 8-0), who posted their best Pac-12 start in school history. It was their 14th consecutive win and second in three days over their in-state rival.
•NO. 11 OREGON STATE 61, COLORADO 47: Ruth Hamblin scored Oregon State's first 10 points and finished with 20 in a road rout for the Beavers (16-3, 7-1 Pac-12) over the Buffaloes (5-14, 0-8).