No. 12 DUKE 74, VIRGINIA TECH 52
Providence men stun Villanova 76-71
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.