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Virginia pulls upset of Duke

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Joe Harris scored a career-high 36 as Virginia stunned No. 3 Duke 73-68 on Thursday.

Akil Mitchell added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers (20-8, 10-5 ACC), who never trailed and whose 16th straight home win came 11 years to the day since its last win against a top-5 team — 87-84 over No. 3 Duke.

Four of Harris' points came on consecutive free throws, when Rasheed Sulaimon fouled him in the act of shooting then drew a technical foul for arguing.

The free throws capped a 10-0 run that put Virginia up 38-26. A 7-2 burst a short time later made it 49-35 with 8:15 left.

The Blue Devils (24-4, 11-4), who face No. 5 Miami on Saturday, didn't get closer than nine until the final minute.

No. 16 Ohio St. 63, N'western 53: Lenzelle Smith scored a season-high 24 for the visiting Buckeyes. Northwestern led 49-48 with 4:13 left. But Ohio State (21-7, 11-5 Big Ten) ended the game with a 15-4 run. Deshaun Thomas scored six of his 19 during it.

No. 25 La. Tech 84, Utah St. 61: Brandon Gibson scored 20 in the host Bulldogs' first game as a ranked team since 1985. Tech (25-3, 15-0 WAC) led 15-2 and cruised to its 17th straight win.

Iowa St. apology: Kansas coach Bill Self said Iowa State's student government apologized for two incidents that occurred after Monday's win in Ames. A fan had to be held back by security from going after Self, and at least two fans made racist and threatening comments toward Elijah Johnson, who scored 39.

Gators get two back

GAINESVILLE — Florida forward Will Yeguete and guard Michael Frazier are expected to play Saturday against Alabama. Yeguete, averaging 6.0 points and 6.3 rebounds, missed six games after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Frazier, averaging 6.4 points, sat out Tuesday at Tennessee with a concussion. Also, swingman Casey Prather passed a concussion test and is expected to play. Prather, who missed four games earlier this season with a concussion, fell hard Tuesday.

Women: Second chance gives FSU victory, bye

TALLAHASSEE — Alexa Delu­zio's free throw with seven seconds left lifted No. 24 Florida State to a 72-71 win over No. 9 Maryland. The Seminoles (21-7, 11-6 ACC) clinched a first-round bye in the ACC tournament.

Down 64-47 with 4:31 left, Maryland (22-6, 13-4) rallied, tying it with 10 seconds left. Deluzio was fouled on the ensuing possession. She missed two free throws. But the Terps were called for a lane violation on the second.

Florida 69, Arkansas 58: Jaterra Bonds scored 18 for the host Gators. Tied at 55, UF (17-12, 6-9 SEC) ended on a 14-3 run.

Miami 69, No. 5 Duke 65: Stefanie Yderstrom and Pepper Wilson scored 16 to lead the host Hurricanes. Miami (19-9, 10-7 ACC) entered 0-10 against Duke (26-2, 16-1). A 6-0 run put Miami up 66-60 with 1:51 left.

No. 6 Cal 73, Wash. St. 60: Layshia Clarendon scored 26 for the visiting Bears (26-2, 16-1).

Minn. 89, No. 7 Penn St. 81: Micaella Riche scored 24 for the host Gophers. Penn State (23-4, 13-2) failed to clinch the Big Ten regular-season title.

No. 8 Tenn. 82, No. 13 Texas A&M 72: Senior Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 18 as the host Vols (23-5, 14-1) clinched the SEC regular-season title. The Aggies (21-8, 11-4) have lost three of four.

No. 10 Kentucky 90, miss. 65: A'Dia Mathies scored 20 for the visiting Wildcats (24-4, 12-3 SEC).

Miss. St. 50, No. 11 Georgia 38: Martha Alwal's SEC-high 14th double double (12 points, 14 rebounds) led host Mississippi State. Georgia (23-5, 11-4 SEC) made just 10 of 55 shots, including 2 of 22 3-pointers.

No. 12 Dayton 71, St. Louis 61: Andrea Hoover scored 11 of her 16 in the first half for the visiting Flyers (25-1, 13-0 Atlantic 10), who clinched a share of the conference regular-season title.

Missouri 65, No. 14 S.C. 58: Bri Kulas had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the host Tigers. The Gamecocks (22-6, 10-5 SEC) never led.

No. 15 UNC 85, BC 57: Waltiea Rolle scored 21 and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 20 for the host Tar Heels (26-4, 13-3 ACC).

No. 18 Del. 79, Hofstra 50: Elena Delle Donne scored 32 for the visiting Blue Hens (25-3, 16-0 Colonial), who have won 20 straight.

No. 20 Nebraska 55, Wis. 53: Hailie Sample's go-ahead layup with 44 seconds left lifted the visiting Cornhuskers (22-6, 12-3 Big Ten).

No. 21 Green Bay 71, Detroit 63: The visiting Phoenix (23-2, 13-0 Horizon) made 15 3-pointers to clinch the league regular-season title with its 18th straight win.

Mich. St. 68, No. 25 Purdue 61: Annalise Pickrel scored 18 and Jasmine Thomas and Klarissa Bell 17 for the visiting Spartans. Purdue (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) didn't score over the final four minutes.

Bowling Green: Ali Mann resigned as assistant after admitting she had a relationship with a student in the program. The school said it believes the relationship was consensual and no NCAA rules were broken.

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