Top 25 roundup: Michigan upsets Michigan State

From left: Michigan State's Russell Byrd, Michigan's Glenn Robinson III, and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, reached for a rebound during the second half.
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From left: Michigan State's Russell Byrd, Michigan's Glenn Robinson III, and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, reached for a rebound during the second half.

Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. scored a season-high 19, lifting No. 21 Michigan to an 80-75 win over No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday night in East Lansing to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.

The Wolverines (15-4, 7-0) went on a 10-0 run late in the contest to take control and held on to win for just the second time in 15 games at the Breslin Center.

Michigan is the first team since at least the 1996-97 season to win three straight games against top-10 teams in the regular season, according to STATS. It was coming off a win against No. 10 Iowa at home after beating then-No. 3 Wisconsin on the road.


The Spartans (18-2, 7-1) had won 11 straight.

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Michigan State’s Gary Harris scored a career-high 27 points but didn’t get much help offensively — the Spartans were without two of their best players. Adreian Payne missed a fifth straight game with a sprained right foot and Branden Dawson was out for the first time since he said he broke his right hand hitting a table. Keith Appling was held to 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Caris LeVert scored 17 points for the Wolverines and made three of his team’s 11 3-point shots on 19 attempts.

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Duke’s Matt Jones didn’t score but played some tough defense on Florida State’s Boris Bojanovsky during the 18th-ranked Blue Devils’ win.

Duke 78, Florida State 56 — Rodney Hood scored 18 points and the No. 18 Blue Devils cruised past the visiting Seminoles, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory in his 34th season at the school.

Jabari Parker added 14 points for Duke (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which shot 31 percent but nearly doubled the Seminoles on the glass (47-24) while scoring 29 points off turnovers and offensive rebounds.


Krzyzewski is the all-time leader in career victories in men’s Division 1 with 973. He joins Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as the only coaches with at least 900 wins at one program.

Duke used an 11-0 spurt late in the first half to build a 20-point lead on the Seminoles (13-6, 4-3), who didn’t get the margin below double figures again.

Syracuse 64, Miami 52 — The No. 2 Orange held the host Hurricanes without a basket for 7½ minutes down the stretch and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten.

Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 ACC) needs one more victory to tie the school record for most wins to start a season, set two years ago. The ACC newcomers beat defending league champion Miami (10-9, 2-5) for the second time in three weeks.

Villanova 94, Marquette 85 — Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided the No. 4 Wildcats past the host Golden Eagles in overtime following a frenzied finish to regulation.


Arcidiacono had 6 points and two assists in the extra period. He hustled for a loose ball with 37.7 seconds left that allowed Villanova coach Jay Wright to call a timeout and avoid a turnover. James Bell, who finished with 30 points, followed with two free throws to make it a three-possession game for the Wildcats (17-2, 6-1 Big East). Todd Mayo had 18 points, including the last 10 in regulation for Marquette (11-9, 3-4) to help force overtime.

Wichita State 78, Drake 61 — Cleanthony Early had 19 points and seven rebounds and the fifth-ranked Shockers (21-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley) stayed unbeaten by easing past the visiting Bulldogs (11-9, 2-6).

Florida 67, Tennessee 41 — Michael Frazier II scored 17 points, Scottie Wilbekin added 13, and the No. 6 Gators (17-2, 6-0 Southeastern) manhandled the Volunteers (12-7, 3-3) for their 11th consecutive win and 26th straight at home.

Kansas 91, TCU 69 — Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and Joel Embiid had 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots as the No. 8 Jayhawks (15-4, 6-0 Big 12) coasted past the host Horned Frogs (9-10, 0-7).

Wisconsin 72, Purdue 58 — Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points, helping the No. 9 Badgers (17-3, 4-3 Big Ten) beat the host Boilermakers (13-7, 3-4) and end a three-game slide.

Iowa 76, Northwestern 50 — Gabriel Olaseni had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Roy Devyn Marble added 14 points, and the No. 10 Hawkeyes (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) never trailed in getting past the Wildcats (10-11, 3-5) in Evanston, Ill.

Oklahoma State 81, West Virginia 75 — LeBryan Nash scored a career-high 29 points and had nine rebounds to help the No. 11 Cowboys (16-3, 4-2 Big 12) knock off the visiting Mountaineers (11-9, 3-4).

Kentucky 79, Georgia 54 — Aaron Harrison scored 15 points and the No. 14 Wildcats (15-4, 5-1 Southeastern) pulled away from the visiting Bulldogs (10-8, 4-2) for their third straight win.

Pittsburgh 83, Maryland 79 — Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and the No. 20 Panthers (18-2, 6-1) beat the host Terrapins (11-9, 3-4) to complete their first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Iowa State 81, Kansas State 75 — Melvin Ejim scored 20 points and the No. 16 Cyclones (15-3, 3-3 Big 12) beat the No. 22 Wildcats (14-6, 4-3) in Ames, Iowa, to snap a three-game losing streak. This was the first time in the 216 meetings between the schools that both were ranked in the AP Top 25.

Georges Niang had 18 points and freshman Matt Thomas matched a career high with 14 for the Cyclones (15-3, 3-3 Big 12), who blew a 12-point halftime lead before putting the game away.

Texas 74, Baylor 60 — Freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the visiting Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) beat the No. 24 Bears (13-6, 1-5) for their fifth straight win and third in a row over a ranked team.

Oklahoma 74, Texas Tech 65 — Buddy Hield scored 18 points to lead the 25th-ranked Sooners (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) over the host Red Raiders (10-10, 2-5).