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Wolverines take out their archrivals

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Morgan had 11 points and 11 rebounds, playing All-American Jared Sullinger to a virtual stalemate as No. 17 Michigan beat No. 6 Ohio State 56-51 on Saturday.

The result left the teams tied for second in the Big Ten, a half-game behind Michigan State, which plays at Purdue today.

The Wolverines (20-7, 10-4) moved to 15-0 at home by ending a six-game skid to their archrival.

Sullinger scored 14 on 6-for-14 shooting for the Buckeyes (22-5, 10-4).

Michigan led by 10 in the second half before three consecutive baskets by Sullinger made it 42-38.

But the Buckeyes couldn't get closer than three from there.

Clemson falls to 0-56 all time at Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Harrison Barnes scored 24 as No. 8 North Carolina beat Clemson 74-52. The Tar Heels (23-4, 10-2 ACC) are 56-0 at home against Clemson, an NCAA record for consecutive home wins against one opponent.

Clemson cut it to 47-41 on Tanner Smith's 3-pointer and layup in transition. But the Tigers went scoreless on their next four possessions, including three turnovers.

No. 1 Kentucky 77, Miss. 62: Terrence Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (26-1, 11-0 SEC) in their 50th consecutive home win. It was his first double double after recording 13 last season as a freshman.

No. 3 Missouri 72, Texas A&M 61: Kim English scored 21 for the visiting Tigers (25-2, 12-2 Big 12). The Aggies cut a 13-point deficit to five with 1:22 left then forced a turnover. But David Loubeau was called for a charge, and Marcus Denmon followed with a 3-pointer.

No. 4 Kan. 83, Texas Tech 50: Eight players scored at least nine for the host Jayhawks (22-5, 12-2 Big 12), who led 44-22 at halftime.

Kan. St. 57, No. 9 Baylor 56: Angel Rodriguez had 15 points and six assists for the visiting Wildcats. The freshman traveled on a breakaway with 13 seconds left. Quincy Miller, surrounded by defenders, then missed an inside shot for the Bears (22-5, 9-5 Big 12).

No. 10 G'town 63, Providence 53: The visiting Hoyas shut down Providence for the second time this season. In a 49-40 loss on Dec. 31, the Friars made 13 of 51 shots. Saturday, it made 14 of 54. Hollis Thompson scored seven of his 13 during a 13-3 run that put Georgetown (20-5, 10-4 Big East) up 49-35.

N. Mexico 65, No. 11 UNLV 45: Drew Gordon had 27 points and 20 rebounds for the host Lobos, who won 77-67 at No. 13 San Diego State on Thursday. Gordon scored eight during a 16-1 run that put the Lobos up 52-37. UNLV (22-6, 6-4 Mountain West) has lost three of four.

No. 12 Marquette 79, UConn 64: Jae Crowder had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the visiting Golden Eagles (22-5, 11-3 Big East). Down 48-44, UConn's Ryan Boatright got a technical for taunting. Darius Johnson-Odom made both free throws, and Crowder followed with a 3-pointer.

Air Force 58, No. 13 San Diego St. 56: The visiting Aztecs (20-6, 6-4 Mountain West) lost their third straight for the first time since 2008. They played without Jamaal Franklin, their leading scorer and rebounder (sprained left ankle), and they lost starting forward Garrett Green, who turned his right ankle eight minutes into the second half.

No. 16 Murray St. 65, No. 21 St. Mary's 51: Isaiah Canaan scored 17 of his 23 in the second half for the host Racers. Murray State (26-1) took a 10-2 lead and never trailed. Saint Mary's (23-5) has lost three of four.

No. 19 L'ville 90, DePaul 82 OT: The visiting Cardinals rallied from a 17-point first-half deficit. The Blue Demons tied it on Charles McKinney's basket with 2.2 seconds left. But with the score 79-79, Russ Smith hit consecutive baskets for Louisville (21-6, 9-5 Big East).

No. 22 Virginia 71, Maryland 44: Mike Scott scored 25, including seven in a row during a 16-0 second-half run, for the host Cavaliers (20-6, 7-5 ACC).

No. 23 N.D. 74, Villanova 70 OT: The visiting Irish (19-8, 11-3 Big East) rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit. They were 9 of 12 on 3-pointers after halftime. Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton made ones on consecutive possessions in overtime.

No. 24 Wichita St. 91, Davidson 74: Joe Ragland scored 30 for the visiting Shockers on 11 of 14 shooting (3 of 4 3-pointers). Up 39-38 at halftime, Wichita State (24-4) made 20 of 25 second-half shots.

San Fran. 66, No. 24 Gonzaga 65: Rashad Green's leaner with 3.3 seconds left lifted the host Dons. The Bulldogs (21-5, 11-3) trail Saint Mary's by a game in the West Coast Conference with two games left.

State

Miami 74, Wake 56: Durand Scott, who hyperextended his left knee Wednesday against North Carolina, scored 18 for the host Hurricanes (16-9, 7-5 ACC).

UCF 64, E. Carolina 55: A.J. Rompza and Marcus Jordan made 3-pointers during a 10-0 run that put the host Knights (19-7, 8-4 C-USA) up 45-35.

Bethune-Cookman 70, S.C. St. 59: Anthony Breeze scored 20 for the visiting Wildcats (13-14, 9-3 MEAC).

Savannah St. 76, FAMU 57: Rashad Hassan scored 23 and Deric Rudolph 20 to help down the visiting Rattlers (7-19, 5-7).

Barry 68, Eckerd 66: Justin McCoy's 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left downed the host Tritons (18-6, 10-4 Sunshine State).

Wolverines take out their archrivals 02/18/12 [Last modified: Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:06am]
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