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Top 25 Capsules
December 19, 2013, 12:28 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.

Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight.

Ross hit 8 of 13 shots from the field including both of his 3-point attempts.

It was a surprisingly cold shooting night for the Buckeyes, who had made at least 52 percent of their field goal attempts in each of the last five games to match the longest such streak since 1991-92. They were 24 of 59 from the field (41 percent).

STANFORD 53, No. 10 CONNECTICUT 51

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Chasson Randle scored 22 points and Stanford handed UConn its first loss of the season.

Josh Huestis added 13 points and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (8-2), which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit in earning their first signature win of the season.

DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1), which was 6 of 10 from behind the arc in the first half and 0 for 12 in the second.

Shabazz Napier missed three shots in the final 40 seconds with a chance to put the Huskies ahead. He gave up an opportunity on UConn's final possession, passing the ball to Omar Calhoun, whose 3-pointer from the right wing bounced off the rim. Napier finished with 12 points and eight assists.

No. 12 BAYLOR 91, NORTHWESTERN STATE 84, OT

WACO, Texas (AP) - Kenny Chery scored 12 of his 20 points in overtime for Baylor, which was playing for the first time in 12 days.

Chery had a steal in the first minute of overtime after Sabri Thompson lost control of the ball. Chery picked it up and drove to make a tough short jumper while being fouled. He shouted out while still sitting on the court after the ball went through the hoop to put the Bears (9-1) ahead to stay. He added the free throw.

There was an assist for Chery on Gary Franklin's 3-pointer in the extra period. After Brison White's jumper got Northwestern State within 82-80 with 2 minutes left, Chery drove for a layup and then made a 3-pointer after a shot-clock violation by the Demons (4-6).

Cory Jefferson had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, while Rico Gathers had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Franklin added 11 points.

Jalan West had 26 points for Northwestern State.

TEXAS 86, No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 83

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left for Texas.

Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNC's Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth straight win.

Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12 - including two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to answer a tying spurt from the Tar Heels (7-3).

Texas shot 38 percent after halftime and 40 percent for the game, but dominated the boards and scored 21 second-chance points to beat the Tar Heels for the sixth time in seven meetings.

Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC, which got senior Leslie McDonald back for the first time after missing the first nine games due to NCAA eligibility issues. He scored 15 points.

The Tar Heels missed 23 free throws.

No. 22 UMASS 83, OHIO 71

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Maxie Esho had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists for unbeaten Massachusetts.

Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points.

Maurice Ndour scored 16 points for Ohio (7-3), which made just five of 24 attempts from 3-point range (20.8 percent).

Nick Kellogg added 12 points for the Bobcats, who were playing their first home game against a ranked opponent since 1997.

Carter made all three of his 3-point attempts as the Minutemen went 9 of 14 from beyond the arc (64.3 percent).

No. 24 SAN DIEGO STATE 76, SOUTHERN UTAH 39

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Xavier Thames scored 16 points and Josh Davis had 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead San Diego State in the laugher.

Aqeel Quinn added 14 points for the Aztecs (8-1), who had been off for nine days for finals.

Trey Kennedy had 10 points for Southern Utah (1-7).

SDSU sophomore forward Winston Shepard didn't suit up due to unspecified conduct issues. Shepard was suspended for three games last season by the NCAA for violating an unspecified rule.

SDSU raced to leads of 21-2 and 37-4. It was 41-11 at halftime.

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