Duke gets back in winning mode • NO. 1 DUKE 79, VIRGINIA 54: Gerald Henderson scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half for the host Blue Devils, who bounced back from a final-second loss to Wake Forest by routing the Cavaliers (7-10, 1-5). Jon Scheyer finished with 11 points for Duke -- which never trailed, shot 46 percent and forced 23 turnovers, 17 in the first half. Cavaliers freshman Sylven Landesberg, in his first visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium, recovered from a rough start and scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half.

• NO. 21 VILLANOVA 71, CINCINNATI 50: Dante Cunningham scored 21 points, Scottie Reynolds added 11 and Villanova rallied from an early deficit for a victory over Cincinnati. The Wildcats (17-4, 5-3 Big East) extended their winning streak to 25 at The Pavilion, its 6,500-seat on-campus arena.


• HAMLINE 68, CONCORDIA (MOORHEAD) 56: Sophomore center Carl Hipp had 25 points, 21 rebounds and six blocked shots for the host Pipers (6-13, 5-10 MIAC) against the Cobbers (7-13, 4-11).

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Buckeyes keep league lead • NO. 15 OHIO STATE 59, INDIANA 51: Star Allen scored 21 points and Jantel Lavender added 17, and each had two baskets in an early 15-3 surge against the visiting Hoosiers. The victory kept the Buckeyes (18-3, 9-1 Big Ten), chasing a fifth consecutive Big Ten title, in first place in the conference. Jori Davis had 15 points for Indiana (15-5, 8-3), which had briefly led the Big Ten until a stunning 61-52 upset at Illinois a week earlier.

• NO. 16 TEXAS 58, NO. 4 BAYLOR 44: Kathleen Nash had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and the Longhorns (15-5, 3-3 Big 12) bounced back from consecutive blowout losses to beat the Bears (17-3, 5-2). Baylor (17-3, 5-2), which lost to No. 2 Oklahoma on Wednesday, dropped consecutive home games for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. Danielle Wilson had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Bears.

• NO. 5 AUBURN 66, LSU 55: Alli Smalley scored 21 points, hitting all five of her three-point attempts, and Auburn (22-1, 6-1 SEC) bounced back from its only loss with a road victory.

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• PURDUE 70, NORTHWESTERN 44: Jodi Howell scored 15 points for the host Boilermakers, who scored 27 points off turnovers.

• MICHIGAN 70, WISCONSIN 42: The host Wolverines scored the game's first nine points then ran off a 15-0 first-half burst that lasted eight-plus minutes in a rout of the Badgers. Veronica Hicks scored a game-high 15 for the Wolverines. The Badgers lost their fourth in a row.