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Duke forward Jabari Parker (1) dunks against Miami as forward Erik Swoope, right, looks on, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla.
Duke forward Jabari Parker (1) dunks against Miami as forward Erik Swoope, right, looks on, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla.
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds Wednesday, and No. 18 Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami 67-46.


Parker helped the Blue Devils to a 42-28 advantage on the boards, which allowed them to overcome a poor shooting night. Duke outscored Miami 22-7 on second-chance points.


A sellout crowd included Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, all seated in the front row. Bryant was at the other end of the court from the Miami Heat stars.


The Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) avenged a 27-point loss the last time they played in Coral Gables. That was a year ago, when Duke was ranked No. 1.


Duke improved to 1-2 in the league on the road after losing at Notre Dame and Clemson. The Blue Devils are 4-4 away from home overall.


Duke has won its past two games by a combined 56 points. Coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 899th win at Duke, which leaves the NCAA men’s career leader in victories one shy of joining Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim with at least 900 wins at one school.


Defending conference champion Miami (10-8, 2-4) remained winless in three league games at home. The Hurricanes will try to bounce back Saturday, when they play host to No. 2 Syracuse.


A grinning Wade amused the crowd at halftime by taking some shots from half court, including several with his back to the basket. He went 0 for 6.


The home team didn’t fare much better.


No. 5 Wichita State 70, Illinois State 55


NORMAL, Ill. — Cleanthony Early scored 23 points as No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit.


Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.


Ryan Baker added 15 points as Wichita used a 22-6 surge out of halftime to quiet a crowd of 9,510, Illinois State’s largest in three years.


ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.


No. 19 Saint Louis 76, Duquesne 72


PITTSBURGH — Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as No. 19 Saint Louis avoided an upset.


Reserve forward Grandy Glaze added 12 points and Rob Loe had 10 for the Billikens (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who won their 12th consecutive game.


Ovie Soko scored 18 points to lead Duquesne (8-9, 1-4).


The Dukes went ahead 72-70 on Jeremiah Jones’ free throws with 57 seconds remaining, but Austin McBroom made a 3-pointer that gave the Billikens a 73-72 lead with 47 seconds left.


No. 12 Louisville 86, South Florida 47


TAMPA, Fla. — Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried Louisville to a rout of cold-shooting South Florida.


Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell had 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), who shot 52.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and just under 51 percent overall.


South Florida (10-9, 1-5) lost to a ranked opponent for the second time in less than a week, shooting just 36 percent from the field. The Bulls, coming off a seven-point loss to AAC leader Cincinnati, turned the ball over 23 times while allowing Louisville to outscore them 35-6 off miscues.


No. 21 Michigan 75, No. 10 Iowa 67


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.


The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten’s only other unbeaten team in conference play.


Aaron White scored 14 of Iowa’s points in a row down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit.


Richmond 58, No. 13 Massachusetts 55


RICHMOND, Va. — Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and Richmond hung on in the final minute to beat No. 13 Massachusetts.


Anthony made his first four 3-point attempts for Richmond (13-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10), including one from the right side after the Minutemen had closed to within 52-48 with 4:10 remaining.


Sampson Carter had 15 points to lead UMass (16-2, 3-1). He made a 3-pointer with 2:26 to play, and when Cady Lalanne followed a Richmond miss with a dunk, the Minutemen were within 55-53 with 38.3 seconds to play.


Cedrick Lindsay made one of two free throws with 26.7 seconds to go, giving the Spiders a three-point lead, but after UMass star Chaz Williams had his driving layup attempt blocked by Alonzo Nelson-Adoda, Trey Davis scored for the Minutemen with 11.3 seconds to play, making it a one-point game.


Richmond’s Trey Davis then hit Lindsay with a long inbounds pass over Williams, who fouled him, sending Lindsay toppling over the advertising barrier under the basket. Lindsay then made both free throws, and when Williams’ long 3-point try at the other end was off the mark, the Spiders had escaped.


No. 19 Saint Louis 76, Duquesne 72


PITTSBURGH — Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as No. 19 Saint Louis avoided an upset.


Reserve forward Grandy Glaze added 12 points and Rob Loe had 10 for the Billikens (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who won their 12th consecutive game.


Ovie Soko scored 18 points to lead Duquesne (8-9, 1-4).


The Dukes went ahead 72-70 on Jeremiah Jones’ free throws with 57 seconds remaining, but Austin McBroom made a 3-pointer that gave the Billikens a 73-72 lead with 47 seconds left.


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