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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Glenn Robinson III had 14 points, including a pair of crucial dunks in the second half, and No. 2 Michigan equaled its best start to a season with a 62-47 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.


The Wolverines (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) overcame their shakiest shooting performance in a while, holding the lead for the entire second half. The only other Michigan team to start 16-0 was the 1985-86 edition that went on to win the Big Ten title.


Ray Gallegos scored 19 points for Nebraska (9-7, 0-3), which held the Wolverines to a 39 percent mark from the field. Michigan, which beat its first two conference opponents by 28 points apiece, went 3 of 17 from 3-point range.


Louisville 73, Seton Hall 58

NEWARK, N.J. — Gorgui Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds — both season highs — to lead No. 3 Louisville to its ninth straight win with a victory over Seton Hall.


Freshman Montrezl Harrell, starting in place of injured Chane Behanan, tied his career best with 14 points, and Luke Hancock hit two 3-pointers in a late, game-breaking 12-2 run that gave the Cardinals (14-1, 2-0 Big East) the win.


The Cardinals won despite getting a combined 4-for-17 shooting performance from starting guards Russ Smith and Peyton Siva.



Kansas 97, Iowa State 89

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State in overtime.


McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their 12th straight win.


Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) poured in 14 3-pointers, and had forged a 79-76 lead with 8.4 seconds left in regulation. But the Jayhawks' Elijah Johnson found McLemore on the wing, and he banked in a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with a single tick on the clock to force overtime.


McLemore added another 3-pointer to open the extra 5 minutes, and Travis Releford and Jeff Withey made five consecutive free throws to help put the game away.


Syracuse 72, Providence 66

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — C.J. Fair scored 23 with 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 with six assists as No. 7 Syracuse rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to beat Providence.


Rakeem Christmas scored 15 with eight rebounds for the Orange (15-1, 3-0 Big East), who won their fifth consecutive game since a Dec. 22 loss to Temple at Madison Square Garden that is their only defeat of the season.



Florida 77, Georgia 44

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mike Rosario scored 19 points, Erik Murphy added 11 despite playing with a broken rib and No. 11 Florida opened Southeastern Conference play with a victory over Georgia.


The Gators improved to 12-5 in league openers under Donovan, including 7-0 at home. They also extended their recent dominance against the Bulldogs, winning for 16th time in the last 19 meetings.




Butler 72, Saint Joseph's 66

PHILADELPHIA — Rotnei Clarke scored 28 points and Andrew Smith had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 14 Butler to a win over Saint Joseph's.


Clarke made six 3-pointers to help the Bulldogs (13-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) win their 10th straight game. Butler made its A-10 debut after leaving the Horizon League.


Chris Wilson scored 15 points, and Ronald Roberts Jr. had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks (8-5, 0-1).




N.C. State 83, Georgia Tech 70

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lorenzo Brown had 21 points and 10 assists and No. 20 North Carolina State pulled away late to beat Georgia Tech for its ninth straight win.


Scott Wood added 20 points and C.J. Leslie had 19 in his 11th straight game in double figures for the Wolfpack (13-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).


The nation's most accurate shooting team shot 50.9 percent and needed a late surge to remain on a roll heading into its biggest game of the season — a visit Saturday from top-ranked Duke.


Robert Carter Jr. had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Mfon Udofia added 13 points for the Yellow Jackets (10-4, 0-2).


Wichita State 82, Southern Illinois 76

WICHITA, Kan. — Cleanthony Early scored 39 points to help No. 23 Wichita State beat Southern Illinois, two days after the Shockers jumped back into the poll.


Early's 39 points were the most for a Wichita State player since Xavier McDaniel had 44 in 1985.


Wichita State (15-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley) needed everything Early could do as Southern Illinois rode a hot-shooting first half to keep it close into the final minute.



WOMEN Baylor 67, Iowa St. 39

WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner scored the game's first five points and finished with 23 as Baylor led throughout in its first game since taking back the No. 1 spot, defeating 25th-ranked Iowa State.


Griner already had 11 points as Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) jumped out to a 16-3 lead in just over 8 minutes.



Connecticut 75, Georgetown 48

WASHINGTON — Kelly Faris scored 15 points and No. 3 Connecticut survived a round of sloppy-ball, bouncing back from a rare conference-opening loss to beat Georgetown in a game that included 45 turnovers.


Faris also had five steals and four assists and four turnovers on a night when the ball flew everywhere except where it was supposed to. It hardly mattered as far as the outcome, with the Huskies overmatched talent-wise against for a Big East foe they have beaten 28 consecutive times.


Oklahoma 85, TCU 79

FORT WORTH, Texas — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 26 points and Joanna McFarland had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 16 Oklahoma to a victory over TCU.


Morgan Hook had 13 points and 12 assists. Her three-point play with 1:33 to play put the Sooners (13-2, 3-0 Big 12) ahead 79-77, and they maintained the lead after that.

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