Wake Forest springs upset of No. 4 Duke

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke 82-72 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

At Lawrence, Kan., 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).

No. 9 Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70

At Madison, Wis., Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a victory over Purdue.

Kaminsky, a 7-footer who can shoot from the perimeter, went 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Badgers (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight thanks in large part to shooting 48 percent from the field in the first half.

No. 10 San Diego State 73, UNLV 64

At Las Vegas, Xavier Thames scored 19 points to lead San Diego State to a win over UNLV.

San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West) closed the game on a 13-2 run over the last final 3:04 to seal its 26th victory of the season, matching the second-highest single-season total in school history. The Aztecs also won a school-record 15th conference game of the season, breaking the previous mark of 14, set in 2010-11.

No. 11 Louisville 84, No. 18 SMU 71

At 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).

Dayton 72, No. 17 Saint Louis 67

At St. Louis, reserve Jalen Robinson scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including two key 3-pointers in the put-away run, helping Dayton upset Saint Louis, the Billikens' third straight loss.

The Billikens (25-5, 12-3 Atlantic 10) still clinched at least a tie for a second straight Atlantic 10 title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament anyway when George Washington beat Saint Joseph's 76-71 on Wednesday night. After the home finale, Saint Louis honored its five senior starters in a low-key ceremony.

No. 19 Connecticut 69, Rutgers 63

At 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.

No. 21 New Mexico 80,Air Force 52

At Albuquerque, N.M., seniors Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams put on a show in their final home game for New Mexico, combining for 34 points to lead the Lobos to a victory over Air Force.

No. 23 Oklahoma 72, West Virginia 62

At Norman, Okla., Cameron Clark had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game to help Oklahoma defeat West Virginia.

It was the senior's highest-scoring game since Jan. 8. He received a standing ovation when he left with 30.9 seconds remaining.


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