- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Ennis made a 35-footer at the buzzer and No. 1 Syracuse remained unbeaten with a 58-56 victory over No. 25 Pitt on Wednesday night.

Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 ACC) and Wichita State are the lone undefeated teams in Division I.

With the Orange down by one with 4.4 seconds left, Ennis caught the inbounds pass and dribbled up the court before hitting the shot over two defenders.

Talib Zanna, who led Pitt (20-5, 8-4) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, hit two free throws to give Pitt a 56-55 lead before Ennis‘ winner.


It was Pitt’s first loss at home to a top-five team in the 12-year history of the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers had been 9-0 against top-five teams and 13-1 against teams ranked in the top 10.

C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 14 points.

Pitt had a 54-48 lead with less than 2 minutes remaining, but Fair made a 3-pointer with 1:40 to go. He then hit a jumper to make it 54-53 with 51 seconds left. After Pitt missed on the other end, Ennis made two free throws with 10 seconds left to give the Orange the lead.

No. 6 VILLANOVA 87, DEPAUL 62

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Villanova beat DePaul for its sixth straight win.

The Wildcats made a season-high 15 3-pointers and had five players score in double figures in an efficient tuneup for Sunday’s Big East showdown with Creighton. James Bell had 16 points and Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 14, including four 3s.

Villanova (22-2, 10-1) opened a three-game trip with its eighth consecutive victory against DePaul. The Wildcats, who lost 96-68 to Creighton on Jan. 20, lead the Big East by one game over the idle Bluejays.

Brandon Young had a season-high 27 points for DePaul (10-15, 2-10), which has lost seven in a row.

No. 14 KENTUCKY 64, AUBURN 56

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Andrew Harrison scored 16 points to help Kentucky overcome shooting struggles and hold on for a victory over Auburn.

The Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) won their fourth consecutive game despite making just 17 of 55 shots (30.8 percent).

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