NCAA top 25 men's basketball

No. 1 Duke 84, Maryland 64

Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 25 points and Duke bounced back from one of its worst losses under Mike Krzyzewski by routing Maryland Saturday.

Mason Plumlee added 19 points and Seth Curry had 13 for the Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They had just four turnovers while shooting 52 percent against a Maryland defense that hadn't allowed any team to shoot better than 44 percent.

Plumlee finished 9 of 12 while Sulaimon was 9 of 13 with six 3-pointers - twice as many as his previous high, and four in a 3-minute span of the first half.

Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell both had 13 points for the Terrapins (15-5, 3-4), who have lost four of six.

No. 3 Kansas 67, Oklahoma 54

Ben McLemore scored 18 points and Jeff Withey added 13 points and nine rebounds as Kansas extended its nation-leading winning streak to 17 games.

Withey had four blocks and three steals, and Travis Releford added 10 points for the Jayhawks (18-1, 6-0 Big 12), who won their 33rd straight at Allen Fieldhouse to match the fourth-longest home winning streak in school history.

Kansas opened a 29-21 lead at halftime and never was threatened in the second half, holding the Sooners to 35 percent shooting for the game.

Romero Osby and Amath M'Baye scored 12 points each to lead the Sooners (13-5, 4-2), who were dominated on the offensive and defensive glass. Steven Pledger added 10 points.

No. 6 Arizona 74, USC 50

Nick Johnson scored 14 points and Arizona used a stifling defense to bounce back from a home loss and rout Southern California.

The Wildcats (17-2, 5-2 Pac-12) were dominant from the opening tip, jumping out to leads of 18-4 and 29-7. They were up 39-20 at halftime.

The Trojans (8-13, 3-5), who shot 28 percent, trailed by as many as 34 in the second half.

Solomon Hill added 13 points, Brandon Ashley 11 and Kaleb Tarczewski 10 for Arizona. No USC player reached double figures in the Trojans' lowest-scoring game of the season. Jio Fontan scored nine.

USC dropped to 1-3 since Kevin O'Neill was fired and replaced by interim coach Bob Cantu. The other two losses were by one point to Oregon and 98-93 in overtime Thursday night at Arizona State.

No. 9 Butler 83, Temple 71

Rotnei Clarke scored 24 points in his return from a severely sprained neck and Khyle Marshall added 19 points, leading Butler to a victory over Temple.

It was Clarke's first game in two weeks and he looked as good as ever. The senior knocked down three 3-pointers and 13 of 14 free throws, also opening things up for teammates such as Marshall. The Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) have won 14 of their last 15 with the only blemish since Nov. 21 coming Wednesday at La Salle.

Temple (13-6, 2-3) was led by Khalif Wyatt, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half. Scootie Randall had 13.

Butler used a 12-0 first-half run to take control, opened the second half on a 7-0 run to make it 44-34 and finally pulled away with a late 8-0 spurt.

Iowa State 73, No. 11 Kansas State 67

Will Clyburn had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State handed Kansas State its second straight loss.

Freshman Georges Niang added 15 points for the Cyclones (14-5, 4-2 Big 12), who beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.

Will Spradlin had 15 points and Rodney McGruder scored 13 to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 4-2), who lost on the road for the first time in four tries.

Kansas State's eight-game winning streak was stopped Wednesday by No. 3 Kansas.

Wisconsin 45, No. 12 Minnesota 44

Traevon Jackson just beat the shot clock and hit a 15-foot jumper from the right side with 4 seconds left as Wisconsin handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.

After Jackson's shot gave the Badgers a 45-43 lead, the Golden Gophers (15-5, 3-4 Big Ten) called a timeout with 1.8 seconds remaining and inbounded from halfcourt. The Badgers' Mike Bruesewitz fouled Trevor Mbakwe on the play, but the big man was unable to shoot the ensuing free throws because of an apparent right hand or wrist injury.

Rodney Williams stepped to the line and made the first free throw, but missed the second and Sam Dekker grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2), which ended a two-game slide.

Andre Hollins had 20 points for Minnesota.

No. 14 Ohio State 65, Penn State 51

Sam Thompson scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting for Ohio State.

DeShaun Thomas added 11 points, well below his Big Ten-leading average of 20.5. Thompson picked up the slack against the Nittany Lions, who went 11-plus minutes of the first half without a field goal.

Ohio State (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) gradually asserted control in the second half, though scrappy Penn State (8-12, 0-8) tried to hang around with defense and got within 10 points with 2:41 remaining.

Jermaine Marshall had 16 points for the Nittany Lions, who have lost 18 straight to the Buckeyes.

San Diego State 55, No. 15 New Mexico 34

JJ O'Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jamaal Franklin added 10 points for San Diego State.

The Aztecs (16-4, 4-2 Mountain West Conference) dealt the Lobos (17-3, 4-1) their first conference loss and snapped their four-game winning streak.

New Mexico's 34 points and 25 percent shooting (11 of 44) were season lows. Kendall Williams had 14 points for the Lobos.

New Mexico's previous lows of 46 points and 31.8 percent shooting came in their last loss, 60-46 at Saint Louis on Dec. 31.

No. 16 Oregon 81, Washington 76

E.J. Singler scored 18 points and Oregon stayed undefeated at home with a win against Washington.

Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlos Emory also scored 11 for the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12).

Andrew Andrews scored 15, C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Abdul Gaddy and Scott Suggs had 13 each for the Huskies (12-8, 4-3), whose season-high 21 turnovers contributed to their third straight loss after opening conference play 4-0.

No. 18 N.C. State 91, North Carolina 83

Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help North Carolina State beat North Carolina, ending a 13-game losing streak in the long rivalry.

Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for the Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat the Tar Heels for the first time in nearly six years. N.C. State dominated much of the night, leading by 23 points before the break and 28 after halftime before the Tar Heels put together a second-half push that made things interesting the final minutes.

P.J. Hairston scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (13-6, 3-3), including four second-half 3-pointers that helped UNC slowly climb back into the game.

No. 22 Missouri 81, Vanderbilt 59

Jabari Brown scored 21 points, Alex Oriakhi tied a career high with 18 and N Missouri cruised to a victory over Vanderbilt.

Missouri (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) led 49-20 at halftime thanks to an early 32-2 run spanning 11:47.

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