Saturday, April 21, 2018
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'Canes nip Cavs to grab second in ACC

CORAL GABLES — Miami shook off any lingering effects from its most lopsided loss of the season.

Davon Reed scored 21 and the 12th-ranked Hurricanes rebounded from a 25-point thrashing at North Carolina with a 64-61 victory over No. 3 Virginia on Monday night.

"Among the captains we said we can't feel sorry for ourselves," Reed said. "That game hurt, but it's in the past."

Reed's two free throws with 3.9 seconds left gave Miami its final margin. London Perrantes' tying attempt from 40 feet at the buzzer bounced off the backboard for Virginia.

"We needed to be the aggressors from start to finish (Monday), and we were," said Reed, who made 6 of 8 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 3-pointers. "We knew what was at stake and we responded."

Miami (22-5, 11-4 ACC) took over sole possession of second place in the conference, behind the Tar Heels. The Hurricanes, Cavaliers (21-6, 11-5) and Louisville began the day tied.

NO. 14 W. VA. 97, NO. 17 IOWA ST. 87: Jaysean Paige scored a career-high 34 for the host Mountaineers (21-7, 10-5 Big 12), who avoided their first three-game skid in two years and swept the regular-season series from the Cyclones (19-9, 8-7).

NO. 25 TEXAS 71, KANSAS ST. 70: Isaiah Taylor scored 19, including a key 3-pointer with less than a minute left, and the visiting Longhorns (18-11, 9-6 Big 12) held on.

NO. 15 DUKE: Injured guards Matt Jones and Derryck Thornton are expected to play Thursday night against Florida State. Also, Duke's 2011 ACC player of the year Nolan Smith was hired as a special assistant.

AP POLL: No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 22 Utah returned to the rankings, replacing Dayton and Providence. Villanova remained No. 1 for the third straight week.

Women

NO. 2 N. DAME 73, NO. 12 FSU 66: Brianna Turner had 15 points for the Fighting Irish (26-1, 14-0 ACC), who snapped a 30-game home winning streak by the Seminoles (21-6, 11-3).

NO. 3 S.C. 66, ALABAMA 46: A'ja Wilson scored 16 and Alaina Coates had a career-high 18 rebounds for the visiting Gamecocks (26-1, 14-0 SEC).

NO. 4 BAYLOR 78, NO. 23 OKLA. 70: Alexis Jones scored 22 for the visiting Bears (28-1, 15-1 Big 12), who held off the Sooners (18-9, 9-7) after nearly squandering a 17-point second-half lead.

TENNESSEE: Forward Jasmine Jones won't play anymore after missing most of the past two seasons with head injuries.

AP POLL: USF fell two spots to No. 21. Florida State also dropped two spots to No. 12, and Florida fell out of the rankings. No. 24 Missouri and No. 25 Colorado State were newcomers. Connecticut remained a unanimous No. 1.

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