January 16, 2016

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Sunday, leading No. 2 North Carolina over Virginia Tech 75-70 for its 12th straight victory.

North Carolina (18-2, 7-0 ACC) led by as many as 20 in the first half, but the Hokies took a 61-59 lead on a basket by Kerry Blackshear Jr. with 8:05 remaining. It was their only lead of the game.

Seth Allen made two free throws for the Hokies (12-8, 4-3) to pull to 72-70, but Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 17.8 seconds remaining to push the lead back to four.

No. 16 PROVIDENCE 82, No. 4 VILLANOVA 76

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ben Bentil scored 10 of his 31 points in overtime, including two free throws with 14.7 seconds left as Providence stopped Villanova's 22-game Big East winning streak.

Kris Dunn added 13 points and 14 assists for Providence (17-3, 5-2).

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 19 points for the Wildcats (17-3, 7-1).

TEMPLE 89, No. 8 SMU 80

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eighth-ranked SMU became the last Division I team to lose this season when Devin Coleman scored a career-high 23 points for Temple.

Coach Larry Brown and the Mustangs (18-1, 7-1 American Athletic Conference) were off to the best start in team history.

Coleman made all seven of his 3-point shots. Quenton DeCosey added 19 for the Owls (11-7, 5-2) in their highest-scoring game of the season.

No. 9 IOWA 83, PURDUE 71

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Jarrod Uthoff scored 22 points and Iowa won its ninth in a row.

Adam Woodbury added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-0 Big Ten), who've beaten four ranked teams since late December.

Vince Edwards had 19 points and P.J. Thompson had 16 for Purdue (17-4, 5-3), which has split its last six games after a 14-1 start.

NO. 13 VIRGINIA 73, SYRACUSE 65

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Malcom Brogdon scored 12 of his 21 points in the final 5:45 and No. 13 Virginia held off a 3-point barrage by Syracuse and beat the Orange, ending their three-game winning streak.

Anthony Gill and London Perrantes added 16 points each for the Cavaliers (15-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who squandered all of a 10-point second-half lead, then rallied behind some clutch shooting and defense.

Michael Gbinije scored 24 points and Malachi Richerdson 23 for the Orange (13-8, 3-5). Gbinije had 19 after half time, including 5 3-pointers, and Richardson hit six 3-pointers in all to help keep the Orange in the game. Syracuse made 13 of 30 3-point shots.

OREGON STATE 85, No. 21 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 70

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Gary Payton II had 22 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead Oregon State.

Tres Tinkle added 18 points and Drew Eubanks had 12 points and three blocks as the Beavers (12-6, 3-4 Pac-12) broke a three-game losing streak.

Elijah Stewart had 16 points and nine rebounds and Katin Reinhardt scored 14 points for the Trojans (15-5, 4-3).

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