Virginia rallies past Clemson

Virginia 65, Clemson 61

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mike Scott scored 23 points, including four free throws over the final 16.8 seconds, and had 10 rebounds as No. 16 Virginia rallied and then hung on to beat Clemson 65-61 on Tuesday night.

Joe Harris added 19 points for Virginia (18-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which used a 19-3 second-half run to take command.

Devin Booker scored 16 points and Tanner Smith had 14 for the Tigers (11-10, 3-4), who were without starting forward Milton Jennings after he was suspended for academic reasons on Monday.

NO. 1 KENTUCKY 69, TENNESSEE 44

In Lexington, Ky., freshman Anthony Davis had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as Kentucky beat Tennessee (10-12, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) to extend the Wildcats’ home winning streak to 48 games.

Kentucky (22-1, 8-0) got off to a sizzling start by hitting its first 11 shots over the opening 11 minutes as the Wildcats won their 14th straight overall in another dominating performance.

NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 68, WAKE FOREST 53

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tyler Zeller had 18 points and a career-best 18 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest.

John Henson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels (19-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shook off a miserable shooting performance to win their fourth consecutive game.

ILLINOIS 42, NO. 9 MICHIGAN STATE 41

In Champaign, Ill., Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a victory over Michigan State.

Paul had two chances to extend the lead for the Illini (16-6, 5-4 Big Ten) but he missed the front end of 1-and-1s with 26 seconds and 11 seconds to play.

NO. 15 MARQUETTE 66, SETON HALL 59

n Milwaukee, Jae Crowder had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Marquette rally from a sluggish first half.

Vander Blue scored 16 points and Darius Johnson-Odom added 14 for the Golden Eagles (19-4, 8-2 Big East), who extended their winning streak to seven games.

NO. 19 WISCONSIN 52, PENN STATE 46

In State College, Pa., Jordan Taylor scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer from the top of key with 1:44 left, to help Wisconsin to its sixth consecutive victory.

Taylor made six free throws over the final minute, for the Badgers (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten), who overcame an early nine-point deficit.

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