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top 25 roundup Tuesday’s other games



Published: Wed, February 5, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

No. 3 Florida 68, Missouri 58

GAINESVILLE, FLA.

Michael Frazier II scored 14 points, highly touted freshman Chris Walker had two crowd-pleasing dunks in his debut for Florida. The Gators won their 14th consecutive game and extended a school record with their 28th straight victory at home. Missouri’s 3-point shooting kept the Tigers (16-6, 4-5) in it for much of the game. Missouri made 8 of 21 from behind the arc, but just 4 of 13 in the second half.

No. 8 Kansas 69, Baylor 52

WACO, TEXAS

Naadir Tharpe scored 22 points, nine in a go-ahead run for Kansas before halftime, and the Big 12-leading Jayhawks rebounded from their first league loss. Andrew Wiggins overcame a slow start to score 14 points, while Perry Ellis had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas. Cory Jefferson had 14 points to lead Baylor (14-8, 2-7), which lost its fourth consecutive game at the Ferrell Center.

No. 11 Duke 83, Wake Forest 63

DURHAM, N.C.

Jabari Parker scored 21 points for Duke. Rasheed Sulaimon added 19 points for the Blue Devils (18-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot nearly 51 percent, hit 12 3-pointers against one of the ACC’s best perimeter defenses and used a big run at the end of the first half to roll to their eighth straight victory over their instate rivals. Devin Thomas had 14 points before fouling out for the Demon Deacons (14-9, 4-6). Playing without leading scorer Codi Miller-McIntyre, Wake Forest hung around for about 15 minutes before ultimately losing their 15th straight at Cameron Indoor Stadium — all by double figures.

No. 15 Texas 59, TCU 54

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Jonathan Holmes had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as Texas rallied in the second half to extend its winning streak to seven games. Holmes hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:41 remaining, and the Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) held off the Horned Frogs with several key offensive rebounds in the final 2 minutes. Cameron Ridley had 12 points and nine rebounds, including one that led to his clinching free throws after a miss by Isaiah Taylor with 7 seconds left, as the Longhorns held on following their win at home against No. 8 Kansas over the weekend. Amric Fields had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead TCU (9-12, 0-9), the only Big 12 team without a conference win.

No. 18 Kentucky 80, Mississippi 64

LEXINGTON, KY.

Willie Cauley-Stein broke a slump with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Kentucky shot 60 percent in the second half.The Wildcats’ 7-foot sophomore went 7 of 8 from the field to score more points than his previous six games combined (14) while reaching double digits in rebounds for the first time in nine games. Cauley-Stein had four blocks and altered other attempts to help limit the Rebels (15-7, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) to 36 percent shooting in the second half and 39 percent overall. Kentucky (17-5, 7-2) made 15 of 25 from the field in the second half to turn a 35-34 halftime lead into a rout and earn their second consecutive victory.

No. 24 Memphis 101, Rutgers 69

MEMPHIS, TENN.

Austin Nichols scored 18 points, and Joe Jackson added 16 points and eight assists as Memphis jumped to an early lead before dominating. Kadeem Jack was the only Scarlet Knight in double figures with 12 points as Rutgers (9-14, 3-7) lost its fifth in the last six.

Associated Press


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