DURHAM, N.C. - Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 7 Duke beat Wake Forest 89-71 on Saturday in a game Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski missed due to a virus.
With longtime assistant Jeff Capel in charge, the short-handed and illness-ravaged Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their second straight and moved their conference record over .500 for the first time this season.
(23) FLORIDA STATE 101
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Briain Angola scored 24 points, including five in the second overtime, and Christ Koumadje added a career-high 23 as No. 24 Florida State defeated Syracuse 101-90 in double overtime on Saturday.
GEORGIA TECH 69
PITTSBURGH - Georgia Tech opened with 13 unanswered points against Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon and never looked back, defeating the Panthers 69-54.
Center Ben Lammers scored 11 points with 16 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season. Georgia Tech (10-7, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) dominated on the inside, outrebounding the Panthers 39-20 and outscoring them in the paint 40-16.
VIRGINIA TECH 86
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Deng Adel had a career-high 27 points, scoring seven consecutive during a critical second-half stretch that put Louisville ahead, and made two big defensive plays to help the Cardinals beat Virginia Tech 94-86 on Saturday.
OLE MISS 78
OXFORD, Miss. - Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and Mississippi held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.
The Rebels (10-7, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) used success in the paint and on the boards to hand the Gators their first conference loss of the season.
(22) AUBURN 76
MISSISSIPPI STATE 68
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Bryce Brown scored 23 points, Mustapha Heron and Desean Murray both added 14 and No. 22 Auburn rallied to beat Mississippi State 76-68 on Saturday.
Auburn (16-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) won its 14th straight game despite trailing by 13 points early in the second half. It's the program's longest winning streak since the 1999-2000 season, when the Tigers also won 14 in a row.
(21) KENTUCKY 74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kevin Knox scored five straight points to put No. 21 Kentucky ahead to stay in a 74-67 victory Saturday, the Wildcats' second straight.
With the score tied at 59, Knox hit a jumper with 3:48 left and hit the free throw that put Kentucky ahead for good. He added a layup on the next possession for the Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). Wenyon Gabriel added a tip-in, and Hamadou Diallo knocked down a 3-pointer for a 10-2 run clinching the victory.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Kentucky with 22 points. Knox finished with 17 and Diallo and P.J. Washington each had 10.
Jeff Roberson led Vanderbilt (6-11, 1-4) with 20 points, and Saben Lee added 12.
(24) TENNESSEE 75
TEXAS A&M 62
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Jordan Bowden scored 15 points Saturday as No. 24 Tennessee defeated Texas A&M 75-62 to hand the Aggies their fifth consecutive loss.
Kyle Alexander had 14 points, Admiral Schofield scored 12 and Jordan Bone added 10 as Tennessee (12-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won its third straight in Volunteers coach Rick Barnes' 1,000th career game. Barnes improved his head coaching record to 647-353.
After being ranked fifth in the nation at the start of SEC play, Texas A&M (11-6, 0-5) hasn't won since.
THE CITADEL 110
CHARLESTON - Zane Najdawi scored a career-high 37 points, Matt Frierson set career highs with 31 points and nine 3-pointers, and The Citadel rallied to beat Chattanooga 110-101 in overtime on Saturday to win its first Southern Conference game and end a five-game skid.
Frankie Johnson's free throws put the Bulldogs up 99-95 in OT after the Mocs missed three shots. Najdawi made a putback, and Alex Reed and Frierson each hit 3s to make it 107-99 with 44 seconds left. The Mocs missed 8 of 10 from the floor in OT, but closed to 109-101 on Jonathan Bryant II's layup before Johnson iced it with a free throw.
Kaelon Harris scored 14 points, Johnson had eight assists, and the Bulldogs (6-11, 1-4) shot 61.7 percent from the floor and hit 15 3-pointers.
GEORGIA STATE 72
COASTAL CAROLINA 58
CONWAY - Devin Mitchell scored 15 points, Malik Benlevi added 14 more to go with 11 rebounds and Georgia State cruised to its fourth-straight victory with a 72-58 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
S.C. STATE 91
ORANGEBURG - Donte Wright scored 20 points, Janai Rayner-Powell scored 18 and got a crucial steal, and South Carolina State slipped past Howard for a 91-88 overtime victory Saturday.
USC UPSTATE 69
DELAND, Fla. - Freshman Abayomi Iyiola had 12 points and 11 rebounds - his second double-double - and B.J. Glasford scored 18 points to help Stetson beat USC Upstate 87-69 on Saturday.
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