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No. 2 Syracuse edges No. 12 Hoyas in OT

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POSTED February 8, 2012 11:42 p.m.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime, and No. 2 Syracuse beat 12th-ranked Georgetown 64-61 on Wednesday night to give coach Jim Boeheim his 880th career win.
Boeheim took sole possession of third place all-time in Division I, one more than North Carolina’s Dean Smith.
The game was tied at 55 after regulation, and freshman Otto Porter scored the first four points of overtime for the Hoyas, swishing two free throws and hitting a baseline jumper to give Georgetown 61-59 lead with 2:19 left.
Dion Waiters tied it with a pair of free throws for the Orange, and after Porter lost the ball out of bounds at the other end, Scoop Jardine fed Joseph in the left corner, and he buried his career-best sixth 3 of the game with 29 seconds left.
Jardine sealed it by forcing a turnover by Jason Clark with 4.9 seconds to go, allowing Syracuse (24-1, 11-1 Big East) to remain unbeaten at home at 16-0. Georgetown (18-5, 8-4), had won five of six entering the game.

No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 77, PENN STATE 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Draymond Green had 23 points and 12 rebounds and made some timely shots.
The Spartans (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) are a game behind conference-leading and third-ranked Ohio State, setting up a big game Saturday on the road against the Buckeyes.
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne matched a career high with 12 points.
Tim Frazier scored 19 on 6-of-18 shooting for the Nittany Lions (10-15, 2-10).

BOSTON COLLEGE 64,
No. 15 FLORIDA STATE 60

BOSTON — Jordan Daniels scored a career-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Eagles snap the Atlantic Coast Conference-leading Seminoles’ win streak at seven games.
The Eagles (8-16, 3-7 ACC) took the lead midway through the first half and fell behind only briefly in the second, running their lead to eight points and holding on.
Michael Snaer scored 16 for Florida State (16-7, 7-2). But he shot 6-for-18 from the floor and made one of seven 3-point attempts.
Matt Humphrey scored 15 points for the Eagles.

No. 19 VIRGINIA 68,
WAKE FOREST 44

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mike Scott made all nine of his shots and scored 19 points.
Joe Harris added 11 points and three other players were in double figures for the Cavaliers (19-4, 6-3 Atlantic Coast), who ended a six-game losing skid at the hands of the Demon Deacons.
Travis McKie scored 16 points for Wake Forest (11-13, 2-8), which has dropped five in a row and nine of its past 11. C.J. Harris scored 10.

No. 22 MICHIGAN 62,
NEBRASKA 46

LINCOLN, Neb. — Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career.
The Wolverines (18-7, 8-4) outscored Nebraska 15-4 to start the second half and went on to only their second win in six Big Ten road games. The Cornhuskers (11-12, 3-9) lost their third straight.
Stu Douglass had 13 points and Trey Burke 12 for Michigan. Bo Spencer scored 13 to lead Nebraska.


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