The Associated Press
The Associated Press
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest beat No. 2 Miami 80-65 on Saturday to snap the Hurricanes’ 14-game winning streak.
Codi Miler-McIntyre added 15 points while Harris was 5 for 5 from 3-point range to lead the Demon Deacons (12-14, 5-9 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Durand Scott had all 17 of his points in the second half for the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1), the last of the schools in the six BCS conferences to get its first league loss.
Shane Larkin added 13 points, Trey McKinney Jones had 11 and Kenny Kadji finished with 10, but Miami was outrebounded 36-35 by the younger, smaller Demon Deacons.
No. 3 Gonzaga 81, San Diego 50: Kevin Pangos scored 18 points for Gonzaga, which is in position to rise to second in the AP poll after No. 2 Miami was upset by Wake Forest.
Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0 West Coast Conference), which clinched at least a tie for the WCC regular-season title it yielded to Saint Mary’s last year. It marks the 12th league title in 13 seasons for the Zags, who have set a team record for regular-season wins.
Chris Manresa scored 19 points to lead San Diego (13-16, 6-8), which has lost four straight.
No. 5 Florida 71, Arkansas 54: Mike Rosario scored 15 points and Patric Young added 14 as Florida rebounded from one of its two Southeastern Conference losses.
Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy both had 12 points for the first-place Gators (22-4, 12-2 SEC).
The Gators played their worst game of the season in falling behind early and losing 80-69 to Arkansas (17-10, 8-6) in Fayetteville, but never trailed in this one. Boynton made a 3-pointer to open the game, Rosario scored on a fast break and Young followed up a miss by Boynton with a rim-shaking dunk for a 7-0 lead.
The Gators pulled away for good with an 11-1 spurt to begin the second half.
No. 11 Georgetown 57, No. 8 Syracuse 46: Otto Porter scored a career-high 33 points and Georgetown put an emphatic stamp on the impending end of an era before an imposing Orange crowd.
Thirty-three years after the Hoyas halted Syracuse’s 57-game home winning streak at Manley Field House, Porter added his name to the pantheon of stars who made this rivalry scintillating over the years.
No. 10 Louisville 79, Seton Hall 61: Gorgui Dieng scored a career-high 23 points for Louisville. The 6-foot-10 center showed confidence in his jumper and the result was 10 of 11 shooting from the field. The junior also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots.
Russ Smith added 19 points and Luke Hancock made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points as the Cardinals (22-5, 10-4 Big East) won their third straight.
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