No. 12 DUKE 74, VIR­GINIA TECH 52

Prov­i­dence men stun Vil­lanova 76-71

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. — Ky­ron Cartwright scored 17 points and Prov­i­dence with­stood sev­eral late surges to stun third-ranked Vil­lanova 76-71 on Wed­nes­day night.

Rod­ney Bul­lock and Al­pha Diallo each added 14 points for the Fri­ars (17-9, 8-5 Big East), who snapped a fiveg­ame los­ing streak to the Wild­cats.

It was Prov­i­dence's first win over Vil­lanova since Jan. 24, 2016.

Mikal Bridges had 19 points for Vil­lanova, but fouled out with 1:12 to play in the game. Jalen Brun­son added 14 points.

Vil­lanova (23-3, 10-3) pulled within 59-54 on a pair of free throws by Omari Spell­man with 6:25 left. But the Fri­ars outscored the Wild­cats 8-4 over the next two min­utes to push the lead back to 67-58.

FLORIDA STATE 81, No. 11 CLEM­SON 79

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Phil Cofer scored 17 points,

Trent For­rest added 16 and Florida State ral­lied from an 18-point deficit in the sec­ond half to de­feat Clem­son 81-79 in over­time.

The Semi­noles (18-8, 7-7 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) didn't take their first lead un­til 1:05 re­main­ing in over­time when For­rest made a driv­ing layup to put them up 75-74. After Clem­son was called for a 5-sec­ond vi­o­la­tion on the in­bounds, For­rest came up big with an­other driv­ing layup to put FSU up by three.

Clem­son scored four of the next six points to get within 79-78 but For­rest made both free throws with 5.3 se­conds re­main­ing to ex­tend the mar­gin to three.

DURHAM, N.C. — Grayson Allen scored 25 points and matched a ca­reer high with seven 3-point­ers, help­ing Duke beat Vir­ginia Tech.

Fresh­man Gary Trent Jr. added 19 points for the Blue Devils (21-5, 9-4 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence). Duke had lit­tle trou­ble de­spite play­ing their sec­ond straight game with­out fresh­man Marvin Ba­gley III, as the league's lead­ing scorer and re­bounder re­cov­ers from a sprained right knee.

No. 22 MICHI­GAN 74, IOWA 59

ANN AR­BOR, MICH. — Dun­can Robin­son scored 18 points and Michi­gan beat Iowa. The Wolver­ines (21-7, 10-5 Big Ten) won for the sec­ond straight game and the fourth time in five games.

WOMEN No. 6 TEXAS 87, TEXAS TECH 72

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Brooke McCarty and Joyner Holmes scored 13 points apiece to help Texas de­feat Texas Tech. Five Longhorns reached dou­ble fig­ures as they beat the Red Raiders for the 10th straight time.

No. 22 USF 64, SMU 54

TAMPA, FLA. — Maria Jes­persen scored 28 points and grabbed 10 re­bounds for her 14th dou­ble-dou­ble as South Florida beat SMU to win its sixth straight.

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