- Associated Press - Saturday, January 25, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - No. 2 Syracuse held Miami without a basket for 7½ minutes down the stretch Saturday and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten with a 64-52 victory over the Hurricanes.

Miami led 47-46 with less than 7 minutes to go but made only one field goal the rest of the way.

Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) 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.

Jerami Grant scored 16 points to lead the Orange, who had a 39-24 rebounding advantage.


Davon Reed scored 16 points for the Hurricanes, who kept it close by shooting 9 of 17 from 3-point range.

No. 21 MICHIGAN 80, No. 3 MICHIGAN STATE 75

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - 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 Michigan to a win over Michigan State to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.

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

The Spartans (18-2, 7-1) had won 11 straight since losing to North Carolina at home.

Michigan State’s Gary Harris scored a career-high 27 points and didn’t get much help offensively from his team that was without two of its best players.

No. 4 VILLANOVA 94, MARQUETTE 85, OT

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided Villanova in overtime following a frenzied finish to regulation.

Arcidiacono had six 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 at 77-77.

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