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  • Wiggins, Jayhawks pull away from Blue Devils

  • CHICAGO — Andrew Wiggins scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, outplaying Jabari Parker down the stretch and helping Kansas knock off Duke 94-83 on Tuesday.
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  • CHICAGO — Andrew Wiggins scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, outplaying Jabari Parker down the stretch and helping Kansas knock off Duke 94-83 on Tuesday.
    Parker, a former prep star at nearby Simeon High School, had 27 points, nine rebounds and three steals in a spectacular homecoming. But it was his fellow freshman star that made the biggest plays in the final minutes of a taut thriller between two storied programs.
    Wiggins drained a stepback jumper to give the Jayhawks an 85-81 lead with 1:33 to go, and then had a fast-break dunk after a steal by Perry Ellis. Wiggins held his arms out and yelled after the big jam.
    Ellis finished with 24 points, and Wiggins also had 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks.
    No. 2 Michigan State 78,No. 1 Kentucky 74
    At Chicago, with Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne all scoring in double figures for No. 2 Michigan State, Keith Dawson came up with the biggest basket, tipping in a miss with less than six seconds left to give the Spartans a victory over Kentucky.
    James Young missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Spartans erupted in delight.
    No. 3 Louisville 97, Hofstra 69
    At Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith scored 21 of his game-high 30 points in the first half and Louisville made 12 3-pointers to set the tone for a rout of Hofstra.
    The senior guard shot 12 of 22 from the field including 5 of 12 from beyond the arc. Wayne Blackshear made three straight 3s for nine points to help Louisville break the game open with a 26-2 second-half run.
    No. 7 Michigan 93,South Carolina State 59
    At Ann Arbor, Mich., Caris LeVert made his first five 3-point attempts, and No. 7 Michigan had a terrific night from beyond the arc, breezing to a victory over South Carolina State.
    No. 8 Oklahoma State 93,Utah Valley 40
    At Stillwater, Okla., Phil Forte scored 19 points to lead six double-figure scorers and Oklahoma State cruised past Utah Valley.
    No. 9 Syracuse 89, Fordham 74
    At Syracuse, N.Y., C.J. Fair scored a career-high 26 points, Jerami Grant added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Syracuse beat Fordham.
    No. 10 Ohio State 79, Ohio 69
    At Columbus, Ohio, Aaron Craft scored 17 points — including eight free throws down the stretch — to help Ohio State hold off neighboring rival Ohio.
    Amir Williams had a career-high 14 points, reserve Sam Thompson had 12 and LaQuinton Ross added 10 for the Buckeyes (2-0).
    Ohio State built a 12-point halftime lead and never trailed in a game with little continuity due to the constant whistles calling the new contact rules. Ohio State was 37 of 50 at the line.
    Stevie Taylor and Nick Kellogg each had 21 points for Ohio (1-1), down by as many as 17 before cutting the gap to five points with 4 minutes left.
    The teams, just 75 miles apart, hadn't met on the court in 19 years.
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