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College Basketball | T25 results | Thursday


Top 25 Men Oregon St. 83, No. 9 Arizona 80

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Jordan Pope hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Oregon State an 83-80 victory over No. 9 Arizona, with the Beavers’ fans storming the court to celebrate the upset.

Pope scored 31 points and made four 3-pointers in the second half, none bigger than the 22-footer from the left wing as time expired.

Pelle Larson made two free throws for Arizona (14-5, 5-3 Pac-12) to tie it at 80 with 11.2 seconds left. Oregon State (10-9, 2-6) elected not to call a timeout, trusting Pope to deliver on the final shot.

The Beavers snapped a five-game losing streak. Arizona fell to 1-3 in conference road games and is dropped into a tie for second place in the conference, a game behind Oregon.

Tyler Bilodeau added 22 points for Oregon State.

Caleb Love led Arizona with 23 points. Keshad Johnson had 18 and Larsson 17.

Top 25 Women No. 1 South Carolina 76, No. 9 LSU 70

BATON ROUGE, La. — Bree Hall made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining, and No. 1 South Carolina rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat ninth-ranked and defending national champion LSU.

Chloe Kitts scored 14 points to lead the Gamecocks (18-0, 6-0 Southeaste­rn Conference), who beat the Tigers (18-3, 5-2) for the 15th straight time and snapped LSU’s 29game home winning streak.

Raven Johnson had 13 points, TeHina Paopao 12 and Kamilla Cardoso 11. Hall finished with 10 points, eight in the final seven minutes.

Aneesah Morrow had 16 points and 13 rebounds for LSU. Angel Reese had 15 points and eight rebounds.

No. 7 NC State 71, Clemson 49

CLEMSON, S.C. — Madison Hayes scored a career-high 24 points and North Carolina State won its 15th straight over Clemson.

The Wolfpack (17-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had gone 2-2 after opening the season 14-0 including road losses at Virginia Tech and Miami.

But Hayes and North Carolina State took control of this one in a hurry. The Wolfpack opened with a 13-2 run. After Clemson closed to 18-15, they went on a 14-0 burst to restore the big lead.

Mimi Collins scored 14 points and Saniya Rivers 13 for the Wolfpack.

Ruby Whitehorn led Clemson with 11 points. The Tigers’ leading scorer, Amari Robinson, was held to 10 points after coming in averaging nearly 18 points a game.

No. 12 Ohio State 67, Illinois 59

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Jacy Sheldon scored 25 points, Cotie McMahon had 17 points and Ohio State overcame a four-point second quarter for the win over Illinois.

The Buckeyes won their sixth straight game, including a 100-92 overtime win over No. 2 Iowa on Sunday.

The Illini held Ohio State to just four points in the second quarter, roaring back from an 18-13 deficit to hold a 33-22 lead at the break.

Makira Cook had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead Illinois (8-10, 2-6). Genesis Bryant added 14 points.

No. 22 Syracuse 79, No. 15 Notre Dame 65

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dyaisha Fair hit four 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Alaina Rice added 19 points and eight rebounds and Syracuse beat Notre Dame for the Orange’s first road win against the Irish in program history.

Fair made a layup to open the fourth quarter and Alyssa Latham followed with a jumper that made it 55-51 with 8:33 to play and Syracuse (17-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led the rest of the way. Notre Dame missed nine of its first 10 fourth-quarter shots.

Hannah Hidalgo led Notre Dame (14-4, 5-3) with 23 points. Sonia Citron added 14 on 4-of-17 shooting and Maddy Westbeld scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

No. 17 Gonzaga 82, Santa Clara 45

SANTA CLARA — Yvonne Ejim made 9 of 16 from the field and finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to help Gonzaga beat Santa Clara and extend its win streak to 13 games.

Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0 West Coast Conference) shot 54% from the field and outrebound­ed the Broncos 43-22.

Tess Heal led Santa Clara (15-6, 3-3) with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting. The rest of the Broncos combined to make 8 of 34 (23.4%) from the field.

Maud Huijbens scored nine of her career-high 15 points in the second half for Gonzaga.

No. 18 Louisville 88, Boston College 60

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kiki Jefferson scored a season-high 27 points and Louisville beat Boston College for the 15th straight time.

Jefferson sank 8 of 14 shots, made both of her 3-point attempts and 9 of 11 free throws for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). She added seven rebounds and four assists. Elif Istanbullu­oglu scored 11 on 5-for-8 shooting. Olivia Cochran added 10 points and seven boards.

Teya Sidberry had 12 points and five rebounds to pace the Eagles (11-10, 3-5), who won the first meeting between the schools but haven’t won since. Dontavia Waggoner and T’Yana Todd both had 11 points.

No. 19 Virginia Tech 87, Georgia Tech 69

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Elizabeth Kitley scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Georgia Amoore had 24 points and 13 assists and Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech.

Kitley scored 19 points in the first half, on 9-of-11 shooting, and Amoore had 11 points and nine assists to help build a 46-35 lead. Amoore scored the first five points of the second half and Kitley added eight points in the third quarter as Virginia Tech (15-4, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) pulled away.

Olivia Summiel added 12 points and nine rebounds for Virginia Tech.

Tonie Morgan scored 26 points and Rusne Augustinai­te added 17 for Georgia Tech (13-7, 4-4).

No. 20 North Carolina 66, Miami 61

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Deja Kelly scored 18 points and North Carolina blew almost all of a 19-point lead before fending off Miami for the win.

Kelly made 5 of 13 shots but was 0 for 4 from 3-point range for the Tar Heels (15-5, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won four in a row and are off to their best start in conference play since the 2012-13 season.

Maria Gakdeng had 13 points before fouling out for North Carolina as all five starters scored in double figures. Alyssa Ustby had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Shayeann Day-Wilson sank 5 of 8 from 3-point range and scored 18 to lead the Hurricanes (12-6, 2-5).

Duke 88, No. 23 Florida State 46

DURHAM, N.C. — Taina Mair scored 18 points, Ashlon Jackson added 13 points and Duke beat Florida State.

It was Duke’s largest margin of victory (42 points) against a Top 25 opponent since 2000.

Mair made a 3-pointer with 4:11 left in the second quarter for a 31-19 lead and Duke led by double figures the rest of the way. Duke went on a 21-0 run, spanning the third-quarter break, to build an 83-40 lead.

Kennedy Brown, Delaney Thomas and Camilla Emsbo each scored 11 points for Duke (13-6, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Ta’Niya Latson led Florida State (147, 5-4) with 15 points.

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