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Top 25 roundup: Duke hands Virginia its first loss

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Duke trailed Virginia 61-55 with 3:41 to play, but the fourth-ranked Blue Devils went on a furious 14-2 run that propelled Duke to a 69-63 upset win over previously undefeated and second-ranked Virginia on Saturday.

Duke guard Quinn Cook hit two late-game 3-pointers, including one with1:19 to play, to give the Blue Devils a 66-63 lead. Freshman guard Tyus Jones added the dagger with a 3-pointer of his own with 11 seconds left, spoiling the Cavaliers’ pursuit of perfection.

Jones led the Blue Devils with 17 points, fellow freshman Justice Winslow added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Cook scored 15. Duke (18-3, 5-3 ACC) shot 51 percent for the game and was the first team to shoot 50 percent or better against Virginia this season.

Virginia (19-1, 7-1) used a 28-8 run that spanned the closing minutes of the first half and the opening minutes of the second to move ahead. The Cavaliers led by as many as 11 points with 13:38 to play. They managed just two points in the final three minutes, however, as their drought proved to be their demise.

Guard Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 17 points.

Kentucky 70, Alabama 55

LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 1 Kentucky ran its record to 21-0 and became the only remaining undefeated team in the nation after Virginia lost to Duke.

After Kentucky played in a bruising game at Missouri on Thursday night during which 54 fouls were called, there was concern the Wildcats might be sluggish facing Alabama less than 48 hours later. Instead, Kentucky roared out to a 22-7 lead and never looked back.

Kentucky shot 58.5 percent from the field, made 7 of 15 from three-point range and had just five turnovers. Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns and junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 12 points for the Wildcats.

Alabama (13-8, 3-5 SEC) was led by sophomore forward Shannon Hale with 13 points.

Gonzaga 82, Memphis 64

SPOKANE, Wash. — Center Przemek Karnowski scored 17 points, leading five players in double figures for No. 3 Gonzaga in a nonconference win over Memphis.

Forward Kyle Wiltjer scored 15 points for the Bulldogs (22-1), who have won 15 consecutive games and 37 straight at home. Forward Domantas Sabonis added 13 points and 11 rebounds, point guard Kevin Pangos had 11 points and guard Gary Bell Jr. scored 10.

Reserve swingman Nick King led Memphis (13-8) with 13 points and forward Austin Nichols added 12.

Wisconsin 74, Iowa 63

IOWA CITY, Iowa — It wasn’t quite the 32-point onslaught 11 days earlier in Madison, but the fifth-ranked Badgers picked up their second victory over the Hawkeyes this season.

The win was the fifth straight for Wisconsin against Iowa dating back to the 2012-13 season and more importantly for the Badgers keeps them alone in first place of the Big Ten at 7-1 in the league (19-2 overall).

Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes have now lost three straight games and sit at 4-4 in the Big Ten (13-8 overall).

Leading the way for Wisconsin was senior center Frank Kaminsky, who posted a game-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting and also tallied nine rebounds. Forward Nigel Hayes had 14 points, while forward Sam Dekker and guard Josh Gasser both finished with 11 points.

Iowa forward Aaron White led the Hawkeyes with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds.

Villanova 68, DePaul 55

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Guard Ryan Arcidiacono scored a game-high 18 points to lead the No. 7 Villanova Wildcats over the Blue Demons.

Forward JayVaughn Pinkston added 14 points for Villanova (19-2, 6-2 Big East), which outscored DePaul 37-18 in the second half to erase a six-point halftime deficit.

Guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 14 points to lead DePaul (11-12, 5-5), which dropped its third consecutive game and has lost five of seven.

Pitt 76, Notre Dame 72

PITTSBURGH — James Robinson’s jumper with 12 seconds left put Pittsburgh ahead and he added a clinching free throw with 1.6 seconds remaining as the Panthers ended No. 8 Notre Dame’s five-game winning streak.

Robinson, a junior guard, put Pitt in front 73-72 with his jumper before Notre Dame senior forward Pat Connaughton missed a 3-point shot from the right corner. Panthers forward Jamel

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