Top 25 men’s roundup: Ryan Kelly’s return sparks Duke

After missing 13 games with a foot injury, Ryan Kelly returned to lead Duke past Miami.
After missing 13 games with a foot injury, Ryan Kelly returned to lead Duke past Miami.

Duke’s Ryan Kelly sure didn’t look like a guy who hadn’t played in two months.

The senior scored a career-high 36 points in his return from a foot injury that had sidelined him since January, helping third-ranked Duke beat fifth-ranked Miami, 79-76, on Saturday night in Durham, N.C.

Kelly knocked down 10 of 14 shots — including 7 of 9 3-pointers— for the Blue Devils (25-4, 12-4 ACC), who avenged a 90-63 blowout road loss in January by grinding out a tough win in Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Kelly, who also had seven rebounds, had missed the last 13 games with the injury.

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Quinn Cook added 15 points as Duke built a 10-point lead with about two minutes left then held off a frantic rally.

Shane Larkin scored 25 points to lead the Hurricanes (23-5, 14-2), who missed two 3-pointers in the final seconds that would have tied it. Larkin came up short on the first over Kelly. Durand Scott ran down the rebound and fired a pass to the left corner to Rion Brown, whose final three clanged off the rim as the horn sounded.

Kenny Kadji added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Miami.

Miami had already clinched at least a share of the ACC regular-season title with the Blue Devils’ loss at Virginia on Thursday night.


Indiana 73, Iowa 60 — Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points and Kevin ‘‘Yogi’’ Ferrell added a career-high 19 as the No. 1 Hoosiers (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten) got past the visiting Hawkeyes.

Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Iowa (18-11, 7-9).

Gonzaga 81, Portland 52 — Elias Harris had 20 points and nine boards as the No. 2 Bulldogs routed the visiting Pilots for their 12th straight win.

Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (29-2, 16-0 West Coast). Portland (11-20, 4-12) has lost its last 18 games against the Bulldogs.

Kansas 91, West Virginia 65 — Ben McLemore scored a Kansas freshman-record 36 points, and Jeff Withey came within one block of a triple-double as the No. 6 Jayhawks beat the visiting Mountaineers (13-16, 6-10).


McLemore hit 12 of 15 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from 3-point land. Withey’s nine blocks ran his Big 12 and Kansas career record to 281. He had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (25-4, 13-3),

Georgetown 64, Rutgers 51 — Otto Porter Jr. carried the No. 7 Hoyas, scoring 28 points and grabbing eight rebounds, in a win over the visiting Scarlet Knights (13-14, 4-12 Big East). It was the 11th straight victory for Georgetown (23-4, 13-3).

Florida 64, Alabama 52 — Behind Casey Prather’s 10 points and nine rebounds, the No. 8 Gators rallied from an 8-point deficit to beat the Crimson Tide (19-10, 11-5) in Gainesville, Fla., clinching at least a share of the SEC regular-season title.

Florida (23-5, 13-3) used a 15-0 run late in the second half — fueled by Prather — to pull away.

Louisville 58, Syracuse 53 — The No. 10 Cardinals hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final seconds to hold on for a win over the No. 12 Orange (22-7, 10-6 Big East) in Syracuse, N.Y.

Russ Smith led Louisville (24-5, 12-4) with 18 points, and Luke Hancock had 12, including a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left that broke a 48-48 tie.

UCLA 74, Arizona 69 — Sha­bazz Muhammad (18 points) grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled, and made both free throws with nine seconds remaining, helping the Bruins (22-7, 12-4 Pac-12) hang on against the No. 11 Wildcats (23-6, 11-6) in Los Angeles.

Kansas State 64, Baylor 61 — Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the No. 13 Wildcats pulled out a win over the host Bears after a failed desperation inbound pass gave Kansas State (24-5, 13-3 Big 12) one more chance.

Instead of settling for overtime after the Wildcats’ Shane Southwell missed badly with one second left, Baylor (17-12, 8-8 Big 12) brought Jacob Neubert off the bench to try a length-of-the-court inbound pass.

The ball went out of bounds without being touched, so the Wildcats got it under their basket with the second still on the clock. After a timeout, Angel Rodriguez inbounded to McGruder on the right wing, and he nailed the trey.

New Mexico 53, Wyoming 42 — The No. 14 Lobos employed shutdown defense in their victory over the visiting Cowboys (18-11, 4-11), holding Wyoming to just 28.1 percent shooting (16 of 57).

 With the win, New Mexico (25-4, 12-2) clinched the Mountain West regular-season title.

Oklahoma State 78, Texas 65 — Markel Brown scored 18 points, Le'Bryan Nash added 16, and the 15th-ranked Cowboys defeated the visiting Longhorns (13-16, 5-11 Big 12).

Oklahoma State (22-6, 12-4) scored the final 8 points of the first half to start an 18-2 run that carried beyond halftime.

Saint Louis 66, George Washington 58 — Dwayne Evans scored 22 points and Kwamain Mitchell added 18 as the No. 18 Billikens (23-5, 12-2 Atlantic 10) beat the host Colonials (12-15, 6-8 ) for their 11th straight victory.

Memphis 76, Central Florida 67 — Joe Jackson and Chris Crawford each scored 19 points and the No. 19 Tigers (25-4, 14-0) claimed their eighth Conference USA title with a win over the host Knights (19-10, 8-6). Tigers coach Josh Pastner earned his 100th career win, all at Memphis.

Virginia Commonwealth 84, Butler 52 — Troy Daniels scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half when the host Rams (23-6, 11-3 Atlantic 10) forced 14 turnovers and turned them into 24 points on their way to a rout of the Bulldogs (22-7, 9-5).

The loss was Butler’s worst in the six seasons that Brad Stevens has been coach. Roosevelt Jones scored 14 points and Khyle Marshall had 13 for the 20th-ranked Bulldogs.

Marquette 72, Notre Dame 64 — The No. 22 Golden Eagles (21-7, 12-4 Big East) won their 25th consecutive home game behind Jamil Wilson’s 19 points and Chris Otule’s season-high 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting.

 Marquette’s home run is the second-longest active streak in the nation behind only South Dakota State’s 30-gamer. Jerian Grant scored 21 points and Eric Atkins added 16 for the No. 21 Irish (22-7, 10-6).

Louisiana Tech 88, San Jose State 61 — Raheem Appleby scored 16 points and the No. 25 Bulldogs (26-3, 16-0) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games with a home win over the Spartans (9-18, 3-13), and clinched at least a share of their first Western Athletic Conference championship.