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2014-02-16T00:00:00Z CBK rdpThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 16, 2014 12:00 am  • 

LOS ANGELES — Jordan Adams scored 24 points and UCLA opened the second half with a 14-0 run on the way to an 80-66 victory over Utah on Saturday.

Kyle Anderson had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for UCLA (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12), and Norman Powell had 13 points before fouling out with 50 seconds remaining.

UCLA, coming off a 92-74 victory over Colorado on Saturday, has won six of seven since Utah beat them 71-67 on Jan. 18 at the Huntsman Center despite Anderson’s season-high 28 points — the last time Utah gave up 25 or more by an opposing player.

That loss dropped the Bruins out of the AP top 25, and they haven’t been back since.

No. 1 Syracuse 56, North Carolina St. 55: In Syracuse, N.Y., Rakeem Christmas had a key steal to set up C.J. Fair’s winning layup with 6.7 seconds left, helping Syracuse remain unbeaten.

Christmas had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks as Syracuse earned its 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent.

No. 3 Florida 69, No. 14 Kentucky 59: In Lexington, Ky., Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points including five critical free throws down the stretch as the Gators rallied in a marquee showdown of the Southeastern Conference’s top two teams.

No. 5 San Diego St. 64, Air Force 56: In San Diego, Winston Shepard scored 14 of his 16 points in the final 7 minutes, 14 seconds and the Aztecs bounced back from their first loss since mid-November to win.

After the Falcons closed to 54-50 with 2:28 to go, Shepard converted a three-point play and hit two more free throws to give SDSU some breathing room.

No. 8 Duke 69, Maryland 67: In Durham, N.C., (Jabari Parker scored 23 points and Duke held on for the victory.

Rodney Hood and Rasheed Sulaimon added 11 points each for the Blue Devils. They started a run of four games in eight nights by giving the Terrapins a hard-to-swallow loss in their last scheduled visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

No. 7 Kansas 95, TCU 65: In Lawrence, Kan., Perry Ellis scored a career-high 32 points, Andrew Wiggins added 17 and Kansas overcame a sluggish start.

No. 10 Cincinnati 73, Houston 62: In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points and Justin Jackson overcame foul problems to add 13 points and Cincinnati shook off Houston.

No. 11 Iowas St. 70, Texas Tech 64: In Ames, Iowa, DeAndre Kane had 17 points with nine assists and Iowa State won after blowing an 18-point lead in the second half.

No. 12 Saint Louis 64, VCU 62: In St. Louis, Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points for its 17th straight victory.

No. 16 Iowa 82, Penn St. 70: In State College, Pa., Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points and Iowa pulled away in the second half.

No. 17 Virginia 63, Clemson 58: In Clemson, S.C., Joe Harris scored 16 points, including a three-pointer with three minutes left for Virginia.

No. 19 Texas 88, West Virginia 71: In Austin, Texas, Javan Felix scored 18 points and Texas used another impressive offensive performance to win.

No. 22 Ohio St. 48, Illinois 39: In Champaign Ill., Aaron Craft scored 14 points and the Buckeyes held Illinois to 28.3 percent shooting on the way to a scrappy win.

No. 24 UConn 86, No. 20 Memphis 81: In Hartford, Shabazz Napier scored a career-high 34 points and UConn won in overtime Saturday to sweep the season series from the Tigers.

North Carolina 75, No. 25 Pittsburgh, 71: In Chapel Hill, S.C., James Michael McAdoo had 24 points to help North Carolina to its sixth straight victory.

Pac-12

Stanford 69, Washington St. 56: In Pullman, Wash., Anthony Brown scored a career-high 30 points and went 10 of 11 from the free-throw line to lead Stanford.

Chasson Randle scored 14 points as Stanford rebounded from a loss Wednesday against Washington.

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