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Clemson upsets second ranked foe in a row

• CLEMSON 68, NO. 9 DUKE 63: Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points, including the clinching dunk with 13.5 seconds left, to lift the Tigers to over the visiting Blue Devils on Wednesday night. Coupled with Sunday's win over then No. 16 Louisville, it's the first time the Tigers (11-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have beaten consecutive ranked opponents since 1989. After Blossomgame's jam, Matt Jones missed a three-pointer for Duke (14-3, 3-1). .

• NO. 10 SMU 79, EAST CAROLINA 55: Ben Moore scored 17 points as the Mustangs (16-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) remained unbeaten by routing the Pirates in Greenville, N.C.

NOTES

•College basketball underclassmen will be able work out with one NBA team per year and still return to college without jeopardizing their eligibility under new rules approved at the NCAA annual convention in San Antonio. Players also will be allowed to enter the draft multiple times and participate in the combine. They will have 10 days to withdraw from the draft after the combine. The changes, which take effect immediately, were designed to help players make better decisions on their futures.

•Admitting it found NCAA violations in its men's program dating to 2011, Missouri banned itself from the postseason this year and said it is vacating all 23 wins from the 2013-14 season. The school also permanently banned one unidentified donor who the NCAA said provided impermissible benefits to three players and one recruit two seasons ago.

•Texas says an internal investigation has found no evidence of academic misconduct within the men's program. School President Greg Fenves ordered the probe last June after the Chronicle of Higher Education alleged three incidents of cheating, improper assistance and school policy violations over a nine-year period.

Women

• INDIANA 81, NO. 18 MICHIGAN ST. 65: Tyra Buss scored 24 points, and Amanda Cahill and Karlee McBride added 17 each as the Hoosiers (10-7, 2-3 Big Ten) upset the visiting Spartans (12-4, 3-2). Jasmine Hines had 24 points for Michigan State, which finished with 24 turnovers that turned into 41 Hoosiers points.

• RUTGERS 67, ILLINOIS 54: Tyler Scaife scored 27 points, making 11 of 14 shots, to lead the Scarlet Knights (12-5, 3-2) over the visiting Illini (7-7, 0-5).

• NEBRASKA 83, PENN ST. 78: Freshman forward Jessica Shepard had 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Cornhuskers (11-5, 2-3) edged the host Nittany Lions (6-10, 1-4). Nebraska shot 51 percent from the field.

• IOWA 57, WISCONSIN 54: Ally Disterhoft scored 18 points and the Hawkeyes (13-4, 3-2), despite only scoring one point in the final 4:21, held off the host Badgers (6-9, 2-3).

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