No. 3 Virginia clamps down, beats Miami
De’Andre Hunter scored 14 points, Mamadi Diakite had 11 points and three blocks, and No. 3 Virginia locked down on defense again to beat Miami 56-46 on Saturday.
Kyle Guy added 10 points on just 4-for-15 shooting for the Cavaliers (20-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who played without point guard and third-leading scorer Ty Jerome because of a sore back.
Chris Lykes scored 16 points to lead the Hurricanes (9-12, 1-8), who lost their fifth in a row. Zach Johnson and Sam Waardenburg each added 10, but Miami became the ninth team held below 50 points by the Cavaliers this season. The Hurricanes entered averaging 74.4 points per game.
No. 7 Kentucky 65, Florida 54: Tyler Herro scored 19 points, including a dagger 3-pointer with about 3 minutes to play, and the Wildcats (18-3, 7-1 SEC) rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Gators (12-9,
4- 4) in Gainesville, Fla., and extend their win streak to eight games.
No. 11 Kansas 79, No. 16 Texas Tech 63: Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Devon Dotson added 20 points and the Jayhawks (17-5, 6-3 Big 12) took out the frustration of losing three of their prior four games on the Red Raiders (17-5,
5- 4) in Lawrence, Kan.
No. 20 Iowa St. 65, Texas 60: Talen Horton-Tucker scored 15 points, Marial Shayok had 12 and the Cyclones (17-5, 6-3 Big 12) held off the Longhorns (12-10, 4-5) in Ames, Iowa, for their fifth win in six games.
No. 22 Mississippi St. 81, Ole Miss 75: Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 27 points, freshman Reggie Perry added a career-high 21 and the Bulldogs (16-5, 4-4 SEC) earned some payback in Oxford after the Rebels (14-7, 4- 4) won in Starkville last month. No. 25 Florida St. 59, Georgia Tech 49: Mfion- du Kabengele and Terance Mann scored 12 points apiece, and the Seminoles (16-5, 4- 4 ACC) held the Yellow Jackets (11-11, 3- 6) to their lowest point total of the season in Tallahassee, Fla.
Appalachian St. 85, UL Monroe 84: Justin Forrest scored 32 points, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers, and the Mountaineers (8-14, 3- 6 Sun Belt) defeated the Warhawks (11-10, 4-5) in Boone, N.C., for their third straight win.
Kansas: The athletic department is exploring an appeal of the NCAA’s decision to declare sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the rest of this season and all of next as part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport.
The governing body announced the punishment Friday, ending a three-month back-andforth between the NCAA and the school over De Sousa’s eligibility this season.