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UConn tops No. 6 Syracuse

Syracuse’s Baye Moussa Keita and Ryan Boatright of UConn engage in a head-to-head battle for the ball.
Syracuse’s Baye Moussa Keita and Ryan Boatright of UConn engage in a head-to-head battle for the ball.Credit: JESSICA HILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Freshman Omar Calhoun scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers in the deciding second-half run, and Connecticut beat No. 6 Syracuse, 66-58, on Wednesday night in Hartford in the last scheduled game between the national powers.

Syracuse will play next season in the Atlantic Coast Conference while Connecticut will stay in the realigned Big East.

Their last game was a close one until Calhoun started hitting from beyond the 3-point line. He started the run with a 3 that gave the Huskies (17-6, 7-4 Big East) the lead for good at 45-42 with 9:49 to play.

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Indiana 76, Nebraska 47 — Cody Zeller scored 16 points to help the No. 1 Hoosiers pull away from the visiting Cornhuskers.

Duke 73, North Carolina 68 — Mason Plumlee had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Quinn Cook added 19 to lift the No. 2 Blue Devils over the Tar Heels in Durham, N.C.

P.J. Hairston scored 20 points and Reggie Bullock had 15 points with four 3-pointers for North Carolina, which led for the first 26 minutes but went on to lose its second straight.

Miami 74, Florida State 68 — Shane Larkin scored 13 of his 22 points in the final 7½ minutes to help the third-ranked Hurricanes stave off the host Seminoles for their 12th straight victory.

Charlotte 71, Butler 67 — Pierria Henry scored 17 points to lead the 49ers over the No. 11 Bulldogs in Indianapolis.

Oklahoma State 91, Texas Tech 67 — Markel Brown scored 25 points and matched a career high with seven 3-pointers to lead the No. 17 Cowboys over the Red Raiders in Lubbock, Texas.

New Mexico 54, Fresno St. 48 — Kendall Williams scored 13 points, capped by an emphatic dunk just before the final buzzer, and the No. 19 Lobos overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to win on the road.

Notre Dame 82, DePaul 78 — Jerian Grant scored 21 points, including a big 3-point play in overtime, to lift the 21st-ranked Fighting Irish over DePaul in South Bend, Ind., beating the Blue Demons in OT for the second time in 11 days.

Memphis 93, UCF 71 — Joe Jackson had 21 points and 10 assists, four other Memphis players scored in double figures and the 22d-ranked Tigers beat the Knights for their 15th straight victory.

Colorado St. 66, San Diego St. 60 — Dorian Green hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute remaining and a three-point play with 19 seconds left as the host No. 24 Rams celebrated their first game as a ranked team in 59 years.

Providence 76, South Florida 66 — Kadeem Batts scored 24 points and LaDontae Henton had 19 as the Friars overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to beat the host Bulls.

MIT 69, WPI 60 — Justin Pedley, a 6-foot-6-inch freshman wing from Kenewick, Wash., poured in a career-high 20 points — draining 6 of his 8 launches from beyond the arc — as the Engineers held off fifth-ranked WPI (21-2, 9-2 NEWMAC) at Rockwell Cage. In avenging their 65-59 loss in Worcester Jan. 19, the Engineers (19-4, 10-2) earned at least a share of the conference title.

URI 75, Dayton 72 — Xavier Munford hit a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left to give the Rams a win over the visiting Flyers.

UNH 92, UMBC 86 — Patrick Konan scored a career-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season to boost the Wildcats in Durham, N.H.

Maine 66, Hartford 64 — Justin Edwards tipped in the winner with 0.7 seconds left to boost the Black Bears over the Hawks in Orono, Maine.

Women’s basketball

UNH 50, UMBC 50 — Kelsey Hogan tied her career high with 20 points but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to the Retrievers in Baltimore.

BU 56, Vermont 47 — Mo Moran scored 12 points and Whitney Turner and Danielle Callahan added 10 apiece as the Terriers dropped the host Catamounts.

Navy 59, Holy Cross 35 — Alix Membreno’s double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) gave the host Midshipmen a win over the Crusaders in a Patriot League matchup.

Men’s hockey

Providence 1, UNH 0 — Stefan Demopoulos scored the lone goal with 2:48 left in the game as the Friars edged the Wildcats at home.

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