No. 3 Vir­ginia clamps down, beats Mi­ami

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Basketball -

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.

High­lights

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.

No­table

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.

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