Men’s top 25 roundup: Villanova KOs Syracuse

Syracuse might want to scrub Philadelphia teams from the schedule.

In December, a loss to Temple.

On Saturday, a loss to Villanova. Even worse for the third-ranked Orange, they were seconds away from a ninth straight victory.


Ryan Arcidiacono spoiled those plans with the tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell hit consecutive threes in overtime to send host Villanova to its second win over a top-five team this week, 75-71.

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The Wildcats defeated No. 5 Louisville, 73-64, on Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two top-five teams in the same season since Florida State in 2011-12, according to STATS LLC.

Brandon Triche led the Orange (18-2, 6-1 Big East) with 23 points and Michael Carter-Williams added 17.

‘‘We couldn’t get going offensively for a long time,’’ coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘‘We hung in there and battled.’’

The Wildcats (13-7, 4-3) took advantage of Syracuse’s rough day from the field. Arcidiacono’s 3-point attempt to tie with about 25 seconds left in regulation was off the mark. Carter-Williams missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and JayVaughn Pinkston of the Wildcats grabbed the rebound.


Bell missed a three and Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed the offensive rebound. Syracuse decided not to foul, giving Yarou time to kick it out to Arcidiacono. He let go a leaner from just beyond the 3-point line to tie the game at 61, force overtime, and send the crowd of 18,273 into a frenzy.

With the Orange down 2 points in overtime, Triche made one free throw with 46.5 seconds left.

Bell followed with a layup for a 71-68 lead and the Wildcats held on from the free throw line.

Darrun Hilliard scored 25 points and had six assists and no turnovers in 38 minutes. Yarou had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Wildcats while Bell scored 13 points. The Wildcats committed only one turnover in the final 14 minutes.

Georgetown 53, Louisville 51 — Otto Porter had 17 points and grabbed the game’s decisive rebound with 1.4 seconds to play, and the host Hoyas (14-4, 4-3 Big East) handed the No. 5 Cardinals (16-4, 4-3) their third straight loss.


Trailing by 1, Louisville had several chances to take the lead in the final two minutes. After getting the ball back on a disputed held-ball ruling, the Cardinals kept the ball for a final shot. Peyton Siva, who didn’t score in the game, missed the jumper, and Porter grabbed the rebound and was fouled.

Porter finished with 12 rebounds for up-and-down Georgetown, which prevailed in another fast-paced entertaining game to go with the poor-shooting clunkers the Hoyas have had this season. Georgetown has beaten ranked teams Notre Dame and Louisville but lost to South Florida, St. John’s, and Pittsburgh.

Duke 84, Maryland 64 — Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 25 points and the No. 1 Blue Devils bounced back from one of their worst losses under Mike Krzyzewski by routing the visiting Terps.

Mason Plumlee added 19 points and Seth Curry had 13 for Duke (17-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which was coming off its most lopsided regular-season loss since 1984, a 90-63 beatdown at No. 25 Miami. The Blue Devils had just four turnovers while shooting 52 percent against a Maryland defense that hadn’t allowed any team to shoot better than 44 percent.

Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell both had 13 points for the Terrapins (15-5, 3-4), who have dropped four of their last six.

Kansas 67, Oklahoma 54 — Ben McLemore scored 18 points, Jeff Withey added 13 points and nine rebounds, and the No. 3 Jayhawks (18-1, 6-0 Big 12) shut down the Sooners (13-5, 4-2) to push their winning streak to a nation-leading 17 games.

Withey had four blocks and three steals, and Travis Releford added 10 points for Kansas, which won its 33d straight at Allen Fieldhouse to match the fourth-longest home winning streak in school history.

Arizona 74, Southern Cal 50 — Nick Johnson scored 14 points and the No. 6 Wildcats (17-2, 5-2 Pac-12) used a stifling defense to bounce back from a home loss to UCLA and rout the visiting Trojans (8-13, 3-5), who dropped to 1-3 since Kevin O’Neill was fired and replaced by interim coach Bob Cantu.

Florida 82, Mississippi State 47 — Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy each scored 18 points, Patric Young and Scottie Wilbekin added 13, and the No. 8 Gators (16-2, 6-0 Southeastern) cruised past the host Bulldogs (7-11, 2-4) for their eighth straight win.

Butler 83, Temple 71 — Rotnei Clarke scored 25 points in his first game back in two weeks, and Khyle Marshall added 19, leading the No. 9 Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) past the visiting Owls (13-6, 2-3).

The sharp-shooting guard had missed the previous three games with a severely sprained neck. And though the Bulldogs went 2-1 in his absence, they needed every point Clarke could muster against Temple. Butler has won 14 of its last 15, the only blemish being Wednesday’s 54-53 loss at La Salle. The Owls were led by Khalif Wyatt, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half.

Gonzaga 66, San Francisco 52 — Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points, helping the No. 10 Bulldogs extend their home winning streak against San Francisco to 24 games.

Elias Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0 West Coast) and Kevin Pangos added 11 points. Chris Adams led San Francisco (9-12, 2-6) with 9 points.

Iowa State 73, Kansas State 67 — Will Clyburn had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the host Cyclones (14-5, 4-2 Big 12) handed the No. 11 Wildcats (15-4, 4-2) their second straight loss.

Wisconsin 45, Minnesota 44 — Traevon Jackson just beat the shot clock with a 15-foot jumper from the right side with four seconds left as the host Badgers (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten) handed the No. 12 Golden Gophers (15-5, 3-4) their fourth consecutive loss.

Ohio State 65, Penn State 51 — Sam Thompson scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and the No. 14 Buckeyes (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) beat the host Nittany Lions (8-12, 0-8), who went 11-plus minutes in the first half without a field goal.

San Diego State 55, New Mexico 34 — JJ O’Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jamaal Franklin added 10 points, and the host Aztecs routed the No. 15 Lobos, who hit a season-low 25 percent of their shots. San Diego State (16-4, 4-2) dealt New Mexico (17-3, 4-1) its first conference loss and snapped its four-game winning streak.

Oregon 81, Washington 76 — E.J. Singler scored 18 points, Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 16 Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) cruised past the visiting Huskies (12-8, 4-3), who had a season-high 21 turnovers.

N.C. State 91, North Carolina 83 — Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help the No. 18 Wolfpack beat the Tar Heels in Raleigh, N.C., ending a 13-game losing streak in the long rivalry.

Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for N.C. State (16-4, 5-2 ACC), which beat North Carolina (13-6, 3-3) for the first time in nearly six years.

La Salle 69, Va. Commonwealth 61 — Ramon Galloway scored 31 points, 12 during an 18-4 run in the second half, and the visiting Explorers beat a top-25 team for the second game in a row for the first time in 60 years, upsetting the No. 19 Rams.

La Salle (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10), which edged No. 9 Butler Wednesday, registered consecutive wins against ranked teams for the first time since the 1952 NIT tournament. The Explorers are off to their best start since the 1990-91 team started 14-4. Juvonte Reddic had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (16-5, 4-2).

Wichita State 73, Bradley 39 — Nick Wiggins scored 12 points and fueled a 16-0 run in the second half with three 3-pointers as the No. 20 Shockers (19-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley) completed a regular-season sweep of the visiting Braves (12-9, 4-5).

Missouri 81, Vanderbilt 59 — Jabari Brown scored 21 points, Alex Oriakhi tied a career high with 18, and the No. 22 Tigers (15-4, 4-2 SEC) cruised past the visiting Commodores (8-10, 2-4).

Mississippi 63, Auburn 61 — Ladarius White scored 17 points, and the No. 23 Rebels (17-6, 6-0 SEC) held off the host Tigers (8-11, 2-4).

Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65 — Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight had 17 as the No. 24 Fighting Irish (16-4, 4-3 Big East) got past the host Bulls (10-9, 1-6). Eric Atkins added 13 points, and Pat Connaughton contributed 12 for Notre Dame, which had lost three of four.