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College roundup: Tyler Cavanaugh, Wake Forest upset Duke

Tyler Cavanaugh (34) was pumped up after nailing a 3-pointer in Wednesday’s win over Duke.

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Tyler Cavanaugh (34) was pumped up after nailing a 3-pointer in Wednesday’s win over Duke.

Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke, 82-72, Wednesday night in Winston-Salem, N.C..

Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 ACC).

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Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 points to help Wake Forest claim its first win over Duke since 2009, and its biggest win since an upset of No. 2 Miami last February.

Jabari Parker had 19 points and Rodney Hood added 16 for the Blue Devils (23-7, 12-5).

Playing its first game in over a week, Duke missed six straight shots down the stretch and were just 6 of 27 from 3-point range while falling to 4-5 in ACC road games.

Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57 — Tarik Black scored 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and the No. 8 Jayhawks (23-7, 14-3 Big 12) managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in a romp over the Red Raiders (13-17, 5-12) in Lawrence, Kan.

Freshman Andrew Wiggins, also likely playing in his final home game, added 9 points for Kansas, which has already wrapped up a 10th consecutive Big 12 title.

Toddrick Gotcher scored 10 points to lead Texas Tech.

Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70 — Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 points and the ninth-ranked Badgers (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten) finished off their home schedule with a victory over the Boilermakers (15-15, 5-12) in Madison, Wis.

Ronnie Johnson had 15 points for Purdue, which lost its fifth straight and fell into sole possession of last place in the conference.

Louisville 84, SMU 71 — Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime, including six 3-pointers, and the No. 11 Cardinals (25-5, 14-3 AAC) became the first opponent to win in SMU’s renovated home, beating the18th-ranked Mustangs (23-7, 12-5) in Dallas.

Smith hit three straight threes right after his alley-oop pass on the go-ahead dunk by Montrezl Harrell midway through the second half for the defending national champions.

Nick Russell had 18 points to pace SMU, while Markus Kennedy had 14 and Sterling Brown added 10.

Dayton 72, Saint Louis 67 — Reserve Jalen Robinson scored all 10 of his points in the second half to help the Flyers (21-9, 9-6 Atlantic 10) upset the No. 17 Billikens (25-5, 12-3) in St. Louis.

Saint Louis still clinched at least a tie for the Atlantic 10 title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament when George Washington beat Saint Joseph’s, 76-71.

UConn 69, Rutgers 63 — Shabazz Napier scored 26 points, making a career-high seven 3-pointers in his final home game to lead the 19th-ranked Huskies (24-6, 12-5 AAC) over the Scarlet Knights (11-19, 5-11) in Storrs, Conn.

Niels Giffey added a career-high 16 points for UConn, which has won three in a row and seven of eight.

Miles Mack scored 16 points for Rutgers, which hasn’t beaten UConn in Storrs since 1972.

New Mexico 80, Air Force 52 — Cameron Bairstow finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Kendall Williams had 13 points in their final home game as the No. 21 Lobos (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West) drubbed the Falcons (11-17, 5-12) in Albuquerque.

Oklahoma 72, West Virginia 62 — Cameron Clark had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 23 Sooners (22-8, 11-6 Big 12) knock off the Mountaineers (16-14, 8-9) in Norman, Okla.

Juwan Staten scored 23 points and Devin Williams had 14 for West Virginia.

Holy Cross 54, Lehigh 48 — Malcolm Miller scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the No. 3 seed Crusaders (19-13) beat the sixth seed Mountain Hakws (14-18) in quarterfinal action of the Patriot League tournament at Worcester’s Hart Center.

Dave Dudzinski added 12 points and three blocks and Anthony Thompson had a career-high nine assists for Holy Cross, which will face American in the semifinals on Saturday.

Women

Virginia 74, BC 59 — Ataira Franklin scored 23 points to lead the Cavaliers (13-16) past the Eagles (12-18) in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at Greensboro, N.C..

Sarah Imovbioh added 14 points for 10th-seeded Virginia, which shot 43 percent and scored 16 points off BC’s 17 turnovers to snap a four-game slide and advance to the second round, where they will face No. 7 Georgia Tech Thursday.

Katie Zenevitch had 14 points, and Kelly Hughes and Lauren Engeln scored 12 apiece for 14th-seeded BC, which ended its season with seven straight losses.

George Mason 85, UMass 75 — Taylor Brown finished with 35 points on 12-of-25 shooting and the Patriots (8-22) held on to beat the Minutewomen (4-27) in overtime in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament in Richmond.

 Jasmine Harris led UMass with 26 points, while Rashida Timbilla added 17, and Nola Henry had 13.

James Madison 86, Northeastern 49 — Despite Jewel Tunstull’s league-leading 13th double-double of the season, the Huskies (12-17, 6-10 Colonial) fell to the Dukes (25-5, 15-1) in their final regular-season home game at Cabot Center.

Tunstull, just the 17th player in program history to record 1,000-career points, led Northeastern with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, and a steal. Junior A’lece Mark added 12 points, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.

Kirby Burkholder led James Madison with 30 points.

The Huskies earned the No. 7 seed and a first-round bye in next week’s league tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md., where they’ll face No. 2 Delaware in the quarterfinals March 13 at 5 p.m.

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