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Buffalo wins at Syracuse, moves to 11-0

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past Syracuse 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten.

It was the first win over the Orange since January 1963 for Buffalo (11-0), one of only nine undefeated teams of the 353 that play in Division I. The reigning Mid-American Conference champion Bulls, eyeing a return to the NCAA Tournament, entered the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history in early November after an overtime victory at then-No. 13 West Virginia. It's Buffalo's best start since the 1930-31 season, when the Bulls finished 15-0.

Syracuse (7-4) suffered a crushing 68-62 home loss to Old Dominion on Saturday that knocked the Orange out of the national rankings for the second time this season. That and Syracuse's two earlier setbacks were to unranked teams. The loss to ODU also snapped a five-game winning streak and left the Orange somewhat stunned, and they folded down the stretch against the Bulls.


Memphis' Hardaway blasts Vols' Barnes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Rick Barnes continued Tuesday with Hardaway saying "it was kind of low class" for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday.

"I don't know who Rick Barnes thinks I am, but I'm not a dude who likes to mess around about anything," Hardaway said during his media availability Tuesday afternoon. "I just call it how I see it, no matter how he's trying to make things seem. I think it's kind of low class, how he's trying to downgrade my guys for flopping and all that. Come on, give me a break."


K-State forward Wade could miss 8 weeks

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State forward Dean Wade has a partial tear of a tendon in his right foot and could miss up to eight weeks, putting his availability for the rest of the season in question.

Wade hurt the foot in last Saturday's win over Georgia State.


Lawson, Moore push Kansas past S. Dakota

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas coach Bill Self hoped from the moment Charlie Moore arrived as a transfer from Cal that the talented shooting guard would provide the Jayhawks a lift off the bench.

He finally did Tuesday night.


Barrett has 27 as Duke routs Princeton

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) A cold offensive start for second-ranked Duke on Tuesday night turned out to be a good sign for coach Mike Krzyzewski. That's because his Blue Devils never let all those missed shots infect the team's defensive focus.

RJ Barrett continued his rookie-season scoring rush, finishing with 27 points to help second-ranked Duke beat Princeton 101-50. Meanwhile, as the offense got rolling to hand Princeton its most lopsided loss in its program history, the defense finished with a bevy of steals, blocks and deflections to earn the approval of the Hall of Fame coach.


Wesson scores 31 as OSU tops Youngstown

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State's first half against mid-major Youngstown State was a train wreck. But then the No. 15 Buckeyes managed to get back on track with their game plan - primarily getting the ball inside to Kaleb Wesson.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore took control in the second half, scoring 26 of his career-high 31 and rallying Ohio State to a 75-56 rout of the Penguins on Tuesday night.


Tilmon's 23-10 help Missouri beat Xavier

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) When Jeremiah Tilmon caught the ball in the post on Missouri's first possession against Xavier, he waited for a double-team. It didn't arrive. So he spun into the lane and powered his way to the basket, hitting the shot and drawing a foul.

That turned into a recurring theme, as the 6-foot-10 sophomore forward scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers to a 71-56 victory over the Musketeers on Tuesday.


Thomas lifts Clemson over Charleston So.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Elijah Thomas believes he's as healthy as he's been since arriving at Clemson. The results seem to bear that out, even if his coach still has a few questions.

Thomas, the 6-foot-9 senior, had 25 points, 14 rebounds and dominated down low in the Tigers' 78-51 victory over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night. He says he's mostly over the bone bruise and sprained ankle that limited him early in the season. That's news to Clemson coach Brad Brownell.


Adams, Smith lead UConn past Drexel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jalen Adams and Tarin Smith scored 20 points apiece to lead UConn over Drexel 97-65 Tuesday in nonconference play at the XL Center.

Adams shot 8 for 12 from the field, bouncing back from a season-low two points on Saturday against Manhattan. Smith hit all seven of his shots as UConn (10-3) had four guards finish in double-figure scoring. Christian Vital finished with 17 points and six rebounds, while Alterique Gilbert scored 10.


Durham leads Irish over Binghamton 69-56

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey liked what he saw from his Twin Timbers - junior forwards Juwan Durham and John Mooney - after they each produced a double-double in a 69-56 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night.

"Juwan saved our butts tonight," Brey said after Durham, a 6-foot-11 transfer from Connecticut, had 16 points and 12 rebounds with four blocks in 20 minutes coming off the bench. "I'm excited about his development, and obviously, Johnny continues to be a consistent man for us."

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