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Michigan State cruises to 84-39 win

Keith Appling scored 13 points and No. 14 Michigan State used a big run in the first half to romp past undermanned Nicholls State 84-39 Saturday. Michigan State (6-2) led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half.

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Duke holds off Ohio State

Mason Plumlee scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift No. 2 Duke to a 73-68 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. Ohio State (4-1) struggled shooting the ball in the game. The Buckeyes made 70 percent of their free throws (16-of-23) and they shot 34 percent (23-of-67) from the field.

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Penn State can't catch Boston College

Boston College beat Penn State 73-61 on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Olivier Hanlan sparked Boston College (3-4) with 22 points for the Eagles in the game. Joe Rahon shot 4-of-7 from the field and scored 14 points for Boston College.

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Illinois pulls away to win, 75-62

No. 22 Illinois was able to carry momentum into the break and sustain it after, which allowed the Fighting Illini to secure a 75-62 over Georgia Tech on Wednesday at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Illinois (8-0) trailed 31-25 in the first, but went on a 19-6 run over the next 5:26 to take a seven-point lead.

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Miami beats Michigan State, 67-59

Reggie Johnson scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Durand Scott added 15 points and seven boards as they teamed up to lead Miami (FL) to a 67-59 upset victory  over No. 14 Michigan State on Wednesday at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.

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Byrd's 22 helps Purdue past Clemson

D.J. Byrd scored 22 points to lead Purdue to a 73-61 win over Clemson on Wednesday at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson. Purdue (3-3) went into the locker room with the momentum and came out of the second half flying as well.

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Virginia tops Wisconsin, 60-54

Joe Harris scored 22 points to lead Virginia to a 60-54 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Akil Mitchell was 4 of 7 from the floor and chipped in 13 points for Virginia (5-2). The Cavaliers also got a solid contribution from Darion Atkins, who scored 12. Ben Brust scored 15 points for Wisconsin (4-3) in the game.

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No. 1 Indiana pummels No. 14 North Carolina

Cody Zeller had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 1 Indiana to a stunning 83-59 rout of No. 14 North Carolina on Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points for the Hoosiers (7-0), who have won 34 consecutive November games at home.

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Future Big Ten member Maryland downs Northwestern

Dez Wells set a career high with 23 points as Maryland blew out Northwestern in the second half en route to a 77-57 win on Tuesday night. A week after Maryland announced it would leave the ACC and join the Big Ten in 2014, the Terrapins and Wildcats faced off in a preview of future conference foes and one of 12 contests in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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Nebraska 79, Wake Forest 63: Recap & photos

Ray Gallegos scored 17 of his career-high 20 points after halftime to help Nebraska beat Wake Forest 79-63 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Andre Almeida matched his career-high with 20 points to go with a career-best 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (5-1), who blew open a close game after halftime.

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Burke sends No. 3 Michigan past No. 18 NC State

Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, and No. 3 Michigan held off a late rally by No. 18 North Carolina State in a 79-72 victory Tuesday night.

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Minnesota drops Florida State, 77-68

Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14 and No. 21 Minnesota beat defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State 77-68 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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Green, Virginia Tech run past Iowa, 95-79

Erick Green scored 24 points and Robert Brown had 18 Tuesday night, leading Virginia Tech to a 95-79 victory against Iowa in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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No. 1 Indiana dismantles Ball State, 101-53

Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help No. 1 Indiana defeat Ball State 101-53 on Sunday. Jordan Hulls scored 17 points, Cody Zeller added 15 and Christian Watford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-0).

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Griffey's late trey lifts Illinois past Gardner-Webb

Tyler Griffey buried a long 3-pointer with four seconds left and Illinois survived a scare Sunday by beating Gardner-Webb 63-62. After winning the Maui Invitational, the Illini (7-0) came home and needed to rally against Gardner-Webb.

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