Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Basketball Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Basketball Roundup

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Baylor stops KU; Duke trips Carolina

Pierre Jackson scored 28 points and had 10 assists as Baylor (18- 13, 9-9 Big 12) beat Kansas 81-58 as the fourth-ranked Jayhawks (26- 5, 14-4) finished tied with rival Kansas State atop the Big 12 regular-season standings. KU gets the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament based on tiebreaking procedures.

No. 3 Duke 69, North Carolina 53 Seth Curry hit his first seven shots as Duke (27-4, 14-4 ACC) raced to a big lead and beat rival North Carolina (22-9, 12-6).

Kentucky 61, No. 11 Florida 57 The Wildcats (21-10, 12-6 SEC) outscored the the SEC regular-season champs (26-4, 14-4) 11-0 over the final 7:28 to help revive the NCAA Tournament prospects for the defending national champs.

No. 1 Gonzaga 66, Loyola Marymount 48 Elias Harris scored 21 points as the Bulldogs (30-2) came on strong after halftime to beat the Lions (11-23) and advance to the West Coast Conference title game in Las Vegas.

No. 5 Georgetown 61, No. 17 Syracuse 39 Georgetown (25-4, 14-4 Big East) used stifling defense to beat the Orangemen (23-8, 11-7) and earn a share of the Big East title.

No. 6 Miami 62, Clemson 49 Kenny Kadji scored a season-high 23 points and had 12 rebounds as Miami (24-6, 15-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Clemson (13-17, 5-13) to wrap up the league title.

No. 8 Louisville 73, No. 24 Notre Dame 57 Gorgui Dieng had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, helping Louisville (26-5, 14-4 Big East) earn a share of the league title. Garrick Sherman led Notre Dame (23-8, 11-7) with 14 points.

No. 13 Oklahoma State 76, No. 9 Kansas State 70 Le'Bryan Nash scored 24 points, Marcus Smart added 21 as Oklahoma State (23-7, 13- 5 Big 12) forced the Wildcats (25-6, 14-4 Big 12) to settle for a share of the league title.

Air Force 89, No. 12 New Mexico 88 Todd Fletcher hit a 3- pointer with 3.5 seconds remaining to give Air Force (17-12, 8-8 Mountain West) the win over the Lobos (26-5, 13-3). …

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