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Men’s College Basketball | Top 25 results | Wednesday


No. 6 Tennessee 88, LSU 68

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dalton Knecht had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead No. 6 Tennessee to an 88-68 victory over LSU on Wednesday night.

Zakai Zeigler had 17 points, nine assists and five steals and Jordan Gainey came off the bench to score 18 for the Volunteers (17-5, 7-2 Southeaste­rn Conference).

The Tigers (12-10, 4-5) were led by Will Baker with 16 points. Derek Fountain scored 11. LSU lost despite dominating the rebounding, 40-27. Trae Hannibal, a 6-foot-2 guard, led the way with 11.

No. 9 Duke 71, Notre Dame 53

DURHAM, N.C. — Mark Mitchell had 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Duke beat Notre Dame.

Freshman Caleb Foster added 13 points for the Blue Devils (17-5, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were coming off a loss at third-ranked rival North Carolina. The Blue Devils got out to a quick lead in this one, running off 17 straight points that included a layup, jumper and 3-pointer from Foster for a 20-5 lead.

Markus Burton scored 19 points for the Fighting Irish (7-16, 2-10), who continued a tough opening season for coach Micah Shrewsberr­y by going 8½ minutes without a basket early as Duke ran out to its big early lead.

Michigan 72, No. 11 Wisconsin 68

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dug McDaniel scored 16 points, including three free throws in the final 19 seconds, to help Michigan hold against Wisconsin.

Tarris Reed had 12 points, Will Tschetter scored 11 points and Terrance Williams chipped in with 10 points for the Wolverines (8-15, 3-9 Big Ten), who had lost five straight and 10 of their last 11.

AJ Storr scored 20 points to lead the Badgers (16-7, 8-4), who have lost a season-high three consecutiv­e games and struggled to make 3-pointers for the second game in a row. They were 5 of 19 from beyond the arc, a game after going 3 of 19 on 3-pointers in a loss to No. 2 Purdue.

No. 12 Auburn 99, No. 16 Alabama 81

AUBURN, Ala. — Jaylin Williams scored a career-high 26 points, Johni Broome had 24 and Auburn made a school-record 40 free throws to beat Alabama and move into a tie atop the Southeaste­rn Conference.

The Tigers (19-4, 8-2 SEC) are tied for first with the Crimson Tide (16-7, 8-2) and No. 15 South Carolina. They held the nation’s top scoring offense to 37% shooting two weeks after Alabama snapped its in-state rival’s 11-game winning streak with a 79-75 win in Tuscaloosa.

Williams shot 8 of 13 from the floor and made nine of 10 free throws. Broome had seven rebounds, five blocked shots and two steals.

Mark Sears led Alabama with 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Providence 91, No. 19 Creighton 87, OT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Josh Oduro had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Devin Carter added 28 points and 11 rebounds and Providence rallied to beat Creighton.

Carter made five 3-pointers to help the Friars (15-8, 6-6 Big East) end a two-game skid and improve to 2-2 against ranked teams this season.

Creighton (16-7, 7-5) dropped its second straight despite 14-of-29 3-point shooting. Baylor Scheierman led the Bluejays with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Steven Ashworth added 20 points, and Trey Alexander finished with 18.

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