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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steven Enoch scored 13 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 2:47 remaining, and David Johnson, Ryan McMahon and Malik Williams combined for eight more from the line to lift No. 5 Louisville past Virginia 80-73 for its 10th consecutive victory. The Cardinals led most of the way before the Cavaliers stormed back to go ahead 70-68 on Kihei Clark’s two technical free throws with 3:25 left. Johnson’s jumper tied it before Enoch two free throws put Louisville ahead for good. Tomas Woldetensae had 27 points with seven 3-pointers for Virginia.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Little-used freshman Brycen Goodine hit a putback off an Elijah Hughes miss with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift Syracuse to a 75-73 win over Wake Forest on Saturday night. Syracuse squandered a 16-point second-half lead and trailed by four, but two steals down the stretch brought the Orange back, snapping a two-game losing streak. Buddy Boeheim led the Orange with 23 points and Hughes added 20. Olivier Sarr, who had just four points in the first half, finished with 15 and nine rebounds for Wake Forest. Chaundee Brown added 14 points.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State are the top seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings. The Bears are the No. 1 overall seed in rankings released by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. The preliminary rankings are based on games through Friday. They are designed to be a sneak peek at the selection process before the official seeds are revealed on Selection Sunday, which is March 15. The Final Four is March 27-29 in Atlanta.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — M.J. Walker and Patrick Williams each scored 14 points as No. 8 Florida State beat Miami 99-81 for a season sweep. Devin Vassell had 13 points and Wyatt Wilkes scored 11 for the Seminoles. They outrebounded Miami 46-24 and made 16 of 17 free-throw attempts. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton made an effort to rest two starting guards, Trent Forrest and Vassell, with a top-10 showdown at Duke coming up Monday. Isaiah Wong had a career-high 23 points on 8 of 12 shooting for Miami. Florida State won 83-79 in overtime at Miami on Jan. 18.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Steffon Mitchell tied career highs with 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Boston College to a 77-73 overtime victory over the Hokies. Mitchell came into the game averaging just 6.7 points per game, but he scored the final four points of the game. Landers Nolley II grabbed 11 rebounds and scored a game-high 29 points for the Hokies (14-10, 5-8), who lost their fifth consecutive game. Jay Heath tied a career high with 18 points for BC.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Freshman Justin Champagnie poured in a career-high 30 points and Pittsburgh pulled away from Georgia Tech 73-64. Champagnie made 12 of 17 shots, including all three of his 3-point attempts as the Panthers (bounced back from a tough road loss at Notre Dame by clamping down on the Yellow Jackets late. Trey McGowens added 14 points and nine assists for Pitt. Terrell Brown finished with nine points and six rebounds in his first start since late November. Michael Devoe led Georgia Tech with 22 points with seven assists sand Moses Wrightscoredn 12 for the Yellow Jackets.
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