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How the NCAA Top 25 did Wednesday evening

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Feb 13, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) shooting free throws against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Assembly Hall. Indiana won 76-47. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
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Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Cody Zeller had 16 points and five rebounds in No. 1 Indiana's 76-47 win over Nebraska. Christian Watford finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Victor Oladipo added 13 points and eight boards for the Hoosiers (22-3, 10-2 Big Ten), who have rebounded with back-to-back wins since losing at Illinois last Thursday. Dylan Talley netted 16 points to lead Nebraska (12-13, 3-9), which has dropped nine of its last 12 contests.

Final Score: (2) Duke 73, North Carolina 68

Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Mason Plumlee battled foul trouble and posted 18 points and 11 rebounds in No. 2 Duke's 73-68 win over North Carolina. UNC led wire-to-wire in the opening 20 minutes and Duke didn't take its first lead until 14:11 was left in the game. Quinn Cook added 18 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Blue Devils (22-2, 9-2 ACC), who have won six straight contests. Plumlee was whistled for his fourth foul with 6:40 left in the game, but managed to go the rest of the way without fouling out. P.J. Hairston tallied 23 points and eight rebounds to lead UNC (16-8, 6-5), which has dropped back-to-back tilts. The Tar Heels went just 9-of-17 from the charity stripe over the final 20 minutes.

Final Score: (3) Miami-Florida 74, Florida State 68

Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) - Shane Larkin scored 22 points, 16 of which came in the second half, and third-ranked Miami-Florida held off Florida State down the stretch to record a 74-68 victory and remain unbeaten in ACC play. Reggie Johnson added 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting along with a game-high eight rebounds to help Miami (20-3, 11-0 ACC) notch its 12th consecutive win. Durand Scott and Julian Gamble finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively, in the triumph. Okaro White led Florida State (13-11, 5-6) with 15 points and seven rebounds, with Devon Bookert netting 12 points in defeat.

Final Score: Connecticut 66, (6) Syracuse 58

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - The curtain was lowered on the rivalry between Connecticut and Syracuse as Big East mates Wednesday night, and the Huskies extended the road woes of the outgoing sixth-ranked Orange with a 66-58 win at the XL Center. Ryan Boatright scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting for the Huskies (17-6, 7-4 Big East), who got 15 points and six rebounds from Omar Calhoun. Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points for Syracuse (20-4, 8-3), which has lost three straight on the road for the first time since dropping five in a row from Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 2009. Connecticut and Syracuse were charter members of the Big East Conference in 1979-80. The Orange are headed to the ACC next season.

Final Score: Charlotte 71, (11) Butler 67

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Pierria Henry scored 17 points and led Charlotte to a 71-67 upset victory over 11th-ranked Butler on Wednesday. Willie Clayton and Chris Braswell scored 11 points apiece, while Darion Clark recorded 10 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers (18-6, 6-4 A-10), who came into the contest on a two-game losing streak. Rotnei Clarke had a game-high 18 points for Butler (20-5, 7-3), which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Roosevelt Jones registered 17 points and nine rebounds.

Final Score: (17) Oklahoma State 91, Texas Tech 67

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Markel Brown scored a game-high 25 points on 7- of-8 shooting from 3-point range to lead 17th-ranked Oklahoma State to a 91-67 rout of Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena. Phil Forte added 14 points and Michael Cobbins scored 13 while pulling down 12 rebounds for the Cowboys (18-5, 8-3 Big 12), winners in six straight. Marcus Smart, who had averaged 20.8 points over his past four games, netted just 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting over 18 minutes for Oklahoma State. Dusty Hannahs scored 14 points and Josh Gray added 10 for the Red Raiders (9-13, 2-9), who have dropped five in a row and nine of their last 10 overall.

Final Score: (19) New Mexico 54, Fresno State 48

Fresno, CA (Sports Network) - Cameron Bairstow made a late go-ahead basket and No. 19 New Mexico scored the game's final nine points to escape Save Mart Center with a 54-48 victory over the upset-minded Fresno State Bulldogs. Kendall Williams netted 13 points while Tony Snell and Alex Kirk each scored 10 for the Lobos (21-4, 8-2 MWC), who avoided losing back-to-back games after falling at UNLV on Saturday. The matchup between the first and last place teams in the Mountain West Conference was surprisingly tight, as Fresno State (8-15, 2-8) held an 11-point halftime lead before being limited to 27 percent shooting from the field after the break. Kevin Olekaibe hit three of the Bulldogs' nine 3-pointers en route to a team-high 11 points, while Kevin Foster added 10 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Final Score: (21) Notre Dame 82, DePaul 78 (OT)

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - It wasn't a five-overtime thriller, but No. 21 Notre Dame, led by Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley, needed to play past regulation once again to pull out an 82-78 victory over DePaul at Purcell Pavilion. Wednesday's meeting came four days after the Fighting Irish outlasted Louisville on the same court, and marked the second time this month the schools needed an extra five minutes to determine a victor. The outcome was the same, as Grant logged 21 points and nine assists and Cooley added 16 points and 10 rebounds to carry Notre Dame (20-5, 8-4 Big East) to its fifth win in six games. The Blue Demons (10-14, 1-10) have lost nine in a row since earning their lone conference win against Providence, though three have come in overtime affairs. Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young paced DePaul with 23 and 20 points, respectively.

Final Score: (22) Memphis 93, UCF 71

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Joe Jackson led five Memphis players in double- digits with 21 points on 10-of-12 and matched his career high with 10 assists, as the 22nd-ranked Tigers continued to roll with a 93-71 rout of the UCF Knights. Geron Johnson filled the stat sheet with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Memphis (21-3, 10-0 C-USA), which notched its 15th straight win. Adonis Thomas scored 17 points, while Chris Crawford and D.J Stephens contributed 10 points apiece. Isaiah Sykes paced the Knights (17-7, 7-3) with 17 points, but committed half of the team's 18 turnovers.

Final Score: (23) Oregon 65, Washington 52

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Damyean Dotson led four Oregon players in double figures with 13 points, as the 23rd-ranked Ducks defeated Washington, 65-52, on Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Johnathan Loyd and Arsalan Kazemi each scored 11, while Carlos Emory added 10 points and six rebounds for the Ducks (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12), who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid to earn their 20th win for a third straight season. Abdul Gaddy poured in a game-high 17 points to go with seven boards and five assists, and C.J. Wilcox chipped in nine points for Washington (13-12, 5-7), which has dropped three straight and seven of its last eight.

Final Score: (24) Colorado State 66, San Diego State 60

Fort Collins, CO (Sports Network) - Dorian Green's three-point play with 19.4 seconds remaining helped the 24th-ranked Colorado State Rams slip past San Diego State, 66-60, Wednesday at Moby Arena. Green finished with 16 points and six assists and his late basket secured the victory for the Rams (20-4, 7-2 MWC), who are ranked in the AP poll for the first time since 1954 and increased their home winning streak to 27 games. Greg Smith added 15 points and seven rebounds and Pierce Hornung chipped in 12 points, eight boards and four assists in the victory. Chase Tapley scored 16 points and J.J. O'Brien donated 12 on 6-of-8 shooting for the Aztecs (18-6, 6-4), who came into the contest winners of their last two games.

 

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