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Roundup: Syracuse keeps streaking

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Syracuse’s Dion Waiters, who started a 26-0 run, reacts after drawing a foul.

Scoop Jardine scored 15 points to help No. 2 Syracuse overcome a 13-point first-half deficit and stave off South Florida, 56-48, last night in Syracuse for its eighth straight win.

Kris Joseph had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (28-1, 15-1 Big East), who matched school records for most regular-season and conference victories - both set in 2009-10.

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Anthony Collins scored 16 points for the Bulls, who endured a 12:33 stretch without a point spanning both halves. South Florida (17-11, 10-5) had a four-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 1-9 against Syracuse.

The game was decided in the final five minutes, with the Orange leading, 47-46.

Jardine was fouled making a layup with 4:04 left. He completed the 3-point play, and Joseph added two putbacks of his own misses to seal the win in a game of runs.

After starting 2 for 14 from the field, the Orange scored 26 straight points.

The run began with Dion Waiters scoring in the post to cut the Bulls’ lead to 18-7 with 9:19 left in the first half. It ended with Jardine scoring in transition 2:05 into the second half to put the Orange ahead, 33-18.

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After the Bulls missed 13 straight shots from the field, Hugh Robertson finally scored 2:33 into the second half. South Florida eventually cut the lead to 5 points twice after a 9-0 run.

Kansas 66, Texas A&M 58 - Elijah Johnson scored 21 points to help the fourth-ranked Jayhawks (23-5, 13-2 Big 12) fight off a late run by the host Aggies (13-14, 4-11).

Michigan St. 66, Minnesota 61 - Keith Appling and Brandon Wood both scored 13 points to key the No. 6 Spartans in a win over the host Gophers (17-11, 5-10), helping the first-place Spartans keep a one-game lead in the Big Ten.

Marquette 82, Rutgers 65 - Jae Crowder scored 27 points to lead the No. 10 Golden Eagles (23-5, 21-3 Big East) past the Scarlet Knights (12-16, 4-11) in Milwaukee.

Wichita St. 68, Illinois St. 55 - Joe Ragland scored 14 points to lead the 19th-ranked Shockers (25-4, 15-2) over the host Redbirds (17-12, 8-9) to clinch the Missouri Valley Conference championship.

Notre Dame 71, West Virginia 44 - Jerian Grant scored 20 points and the 20th-ranked Irish (20-8, 12-3 Big East) won their ninth straight with a rout of the visiting Mountaineers (17-11, 7-8).

UNLV 75, Boise St. 58 - Chace Stanback scored 19 points and the No. 21 Runnin’ Rebels (23-6, 6-4 Mountain West) beat the Broncos (13-13, 3-8) at home.

Temple 80, La Salle 79 - Ramone Moore scored 5 of his 18 points in overtime to help the No. 22 Owls (22-5, 11-2 Atlantic 10) beat the host Explorers (18-10, 7-6) for their 11th straight win.

Indiana 75, N.C. Central 56 - Cody Zeller had 17 points and seven rebounds and Victor Oladipo scored 16 points, leading the No. 23 Hoosiers (21-7) past the visiting Eagles (14-13).

Northeastern 85, George Mason 82 - Jonathan Lee scored a career-best 27 points - 18 from the line - and had six assists, Kashief Edwards had a career-best 22 points, and the Huskies (13-15, 9-8) shocked the CAA-leading Patriots (23-7, 14-3) in overtime at Matthews Arena.

BU 73, UMBC 52 - The Terriers (15-15, 11-4 America East) won easily on the road, blowing out the Great Danes (4-24, 3-12).

Holy Cross 82, Army 61 - Devin Brown scored 24 points and the host Crusaders (14-13, 8-5 Patriot) cruised to a five-game winning streak.

Maine 71, UNH 58 - Gerald McLemore scored 16 points as the host Black Bears (12-15, 6-9 America East) ended a five-game losing streak with a victory over the Wildcats (12-15, 6-9).

Women

BU 61, UMBC 56 - Rashidat Agboola registered a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds for the host Terriers (21-7, 14-1 America East).

UMass 68, URI 57 - Jasmine Watson scored 15 points and the Minutewomen (8-20, 3-10 Atlantic 10) beat the Rams (1-27, 0-13) in Amherst.

UNH 65, Maine 53 - Denise Beliveau tallied 16 points and seven boards as the Wildcats (15-12, 8-7 America East) silenced the Black Bears (6-22, 3-12) in Durham, N.H.

Army 65, Holy Cross 62 - The Black Knights (14-14, 8-5 Patriot) dropped the visiting Crusaders (15-13, 6-7), despite 13 points and 11 rebounds from Christine Ganser.

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