roundup

No. 4 Virginia loses second in a row

• GEORGIA TECH 68, NO. 4 VIRGINIA 64: The visiting Cavaliers (12-3, 1-2) lost their second game in a row and matched their loss total from each of the last two years, when they won consecutive ACC regular-season titles. Virginia has dropped two straight in the ACC for the first time since March 2013. The Cavaliers had won three straight and eight of nine against Georgia Tech.

• NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 84, SYRACUSE 73: The Tar Heels (15-2, 4-0 ACC) ruined Jim Boeheim's return to the bench for the Orange (10-7, 0-4). Boeheim was back after serving a nine-game suspension for NCAA violations. The crowd of 26,811 at the Carrier Dome greeted Boeheim with a standing ovation.

• NO. 14 DUKE 82, VIRGINIA TECH 58: Marshall Plumlee scored a career-high 21 points for the host Blue Devils (14-2, 3-0 ACC), and freshman Brandon Ingram added 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. Three days after setting a career high with 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting at Wake Forest, Plumlee finished 6-for-7 from the field and made nine of 10 free throws to go with 10 rebounds and two blocks.

• NO. 1 KANSAS 69, TEXAS TECH 59: Frank Mason scored 17 points and Perry Ellis had 15 as the Jayhawks (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) beat the host Red Raiders (11-3, 2-1) for their 13th straight victory.

• NO. 2 OKLAHOMA 86, KANSAS STATE 76: Buddy Hield scored 31 points to lead the host Sooners (13-1, 2-1 Big 12) over the Wildcats (10-5, 0-3). Hield made 11 of 14 shots, including six of eight three-pointers. It was his eighth straight game with at least 20 points and his sixth this season with at least 30.

• NO. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 77, OKLAHOMA STATE 60: The host Mountaineers ( 14-1, 3-0 Big 12) won their seventh straight heading into a matchup against No. 1 Kansas on Tuesday night in the WVU Coliseum.

• TCU 58, TEXAS 57: The host Horned Frogs (9-6, 1-2 Big 12) beat the Longhorns (9-6, 1-2) for the first time since 1995. Texas had won 15 of the previous 16 games in the series.

• NO. 22 SOUTH CAROLINA 69, VANDERBILT 65: The host Gamecocks (15-0, 2-0 SEC) remained undefeated with a victory over the Commodores (8-7, 0-3). South Carolina and SMU are the only unbeaten teams left in Division I. "They've got me on a ride right now that is unreal," Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said.

• FLORIDA 68, LSU 62: The host Gators (10-5, 2-1 SEC) bounced back from a 14-point loss at Tennessee. Star freshman Ben Simmons led the Tigers (9-6, 2-1) with 28 points and 17 rebounds. Simmons scored the final 12 points for LSU, and his three-point play made it 63-62 with 1:17 to go. But he had two costly turnovers down the stretch before fouling out.

• ARKANSAS 82, MISSISSIPPI STATE 68: Anthlon Bell and Dusty Hannahs combined to hit 13 of Arkansas' season-high 16 three-pointers for the host Razorbacks (8-7, 2-1 SEC).

• UCLA 81, ARIZONA STATE 74: Aaron Holiday hit the tiebreaking three-pointer with just over a minute remaining, and the host Bruins (11-6, 2-2 Pac-12) outlasted the Sun Devils. The victory came two days after Bryce Alford hit a game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds to upset No. 7 Arizona.

• WICHITA STATE 83, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 58: The visiting Shockers (10-5, 4-0 Missouri Valley) hit 12 of 24 from long range in their victory over the Salukis (14-3, 3-1). Fred VanVleet became just the second player in the MVC to reach 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds.

• ORAL ROBERTS 66, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 65: The visiting Bison (11-6, 1-2 Summit) had a chance for the win but Dexter Werner's three-point attempt was short as time expired.

nsic men

• MSU MOORHEAD 97, MINOT STATE 89: Isaac Sevlie scored a career-high 38 points and surpassed 1,000 points for his career to lead the host Dragons (17-2, 9-1).

• AUGUSTANA 101, MSU MANKATO 91: The Vikings (13-1, 10-0) ended the Mavericks' 10-game home winning streak. Lucas Brown and Jon Fuqua had 20 points apiece for MSU Mankato (11-4, 6-3).

• MINNESOTA DULUTH 92, BEMIDJI STATE 83: Taylor Lavery and Pierre Newton led the visiting Bulldogs (12-3, 9-1 NSIC) with 26 points each.

Nsic women

• WINONA STATE 57, SW MINNESOTA STATE 42: Hannah McGlone had 19 rebounds — one short of the school record — for the visiting Warriors (16-1, 9-1).

miac men

• ST. THOMAS 69, BETHEL 66: The host Tommies (10-1, 5-1) moved into sole possession of the MIAC lead with their victory and St. John's loss at Concordia-Moorhead. Grant Shaeffer scored 23 for the Tommies against the Royals (9-2, 4-2).

• Augsburg 80, Carleton 68: Collin Olmscheid's 26 points led the host Auggies (8-3, 3-3) over the Knights (7-4, 4-2). Olmscheid has 55 points in his past two games.

miac women

• ST. MARY'S 57, ST. OLAF 46: Freshman Brandi Blattner had her second straight 27-point performance as the first-place Cardinals (12-1, 6-0) beat the host Oles.

• BETHEL 80, ST. THOMAS 60: The Royals (8-5, 4-2) ended a 13-game losing streak to the Tommies (10-3, 4-2) dating to Jan. 7, 2009. The victory also ended St. Thomas' 17-game home winning streak.

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