WAKE FOREST 82, No. 4 DUKE 72
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke on Wednesday night.
Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Coming off a home loss to sub-.500 Boston College, they shot 46 percent from the field and overcame their largest deficit of the game by scoring 17 straight points and holding Duke without a field goal for 5 critical minutes down the stretch.
Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 points to help Wake Forest claim its first win over Duke since 2009 and its biggest win since an upset of No. 2 Miami last February.
Jabari Parker scored 19 points and Rodney Hood added 16 for the Blue Devils (23-7, 12-5).
Playing their first game in over a week, they missed six straight shots down the stretch and were just 6 of 27 from 3-point range while falling to 4-5 in ACC road games.
No. 8 KANSAS 82, TEXAS TECH 57
LAWRENCE — Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and No. 8 Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in a romp over Texas Tech.
Black, a senior transfer from Memphis, finished 9 of 9 from the field, matching the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles (2005) and Mark Randall (1990).
Freshman forward Andrew Wiggins, also likely playing in his final home game, added nine points for the Jayhawks (23-7, 14-3 Big 12), who have already wrapped up their 10th consecutive Big 12 title. Naadir Tharpe came off the bench to contribute 16 points and five assists.
Toddrick Gotcher scored 10 points to lead the Red Raiders (13-17, 5-12), who trailed by 20 points at halftime and never threatened down the stretch in losing their sixth straight game.
No. 11 LOUISVILLE 84, No. 18 SMU 71
DALLAS — Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime, including six 3-pointers, and Louisville became the first opponent to win in SMU’s renovated home.
Smith hit three straight 3s right after his alley-oop pass on the go-ahead dunk by Montrezl Harrell midway through the second half for the American Athletic Conference-leading and defending national champion Cardinals (25-5, 14-3 AAC).
Rick Pitino won the matchup of Hall of Fame coaches, as SMU and Larry Brown lost for the first time in 10 games since moving back into their campus home in January.
The Mustangs (23-7, 12-5), with a raucous sellout crowd for their first home game since 1985 matching ranked teams, jumped out to an 18-5 lead. They were up by 14 points before a miserable closing stretch in the first half.
No. 19 CONNECTICUT 69, RUTGERS 63
STORRS, Conn. — Shabazz Napier scored 26 points in his final home game, leading UConn to a win over Rutgers.
The senior guard made a career-high seven 3-pointers and hit eight of his 13 shots from the floor.
Niels Giffey added a career-high 16 points for the Huskies (24-6, 12-5 American Athletic Conference), who have won three in a row and seven of their last eight games.
Myles Mack scored 16 points for Rutgers (11-19, 5-12), which hasn’t beaten the Huskies in Storrs since 1972. Wally Judge added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Connecticut led by three points at halftime and held that lead at 56-53, before going on an 8-0 run. Two dunks by Philip Nolan made it 64-53 UConn and forced Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan to call a timeout.
The Scarlet Knights began chipping away at the lead, and cut the lead to 67-63 when Kadeem Jack stepped in front of a DeAndre Daniels pass and made a dunk at the other end with a minute left in the game.
LSH escapee caught in Utah