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DURHAM, N.C. — Miami guard Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points as the Hurricanes used a sterling second half to stun fourth-ranked Duke 90-74 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since February 2009.

The Blue Devils’ home-court winning streak ended at 41 games, which was tied for the third-longest span in school history. Duke won its previous 19 ACC home games.

Sophomore guard Manu Lecomte added a career-best 23 points and guard Sheldon McClellan chipped in 14 points for Miami (12-4, 2-1 ACC). The Hurricanes shot 66.7 percent from the field in the second half to end up at 51.8 percent for the game. Guard Quinn Cook’s 18 points paced Duke (14-2, 2-2).

Kentucky 86, Missouri 37

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The top-ranked and undefeated Wildcats dismantled the Tigers in a Southeastern Conference game at Rupp Arena.

After getting pushed to overtime by Ole Miss and to double overtime at Texas A&M, winning by three and six points, respectively, Kentucky (16-0, 3-0 SEC) rolled up a double-digit lead midway through the first half and never looked back.

Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison led a balanced Kentucky attack with 16 points. Junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein added 13 points. Guard Wes Clark and forward Keanau Post topped Missouri (7-9, 1-2 SEC) with 10 points apiece.

Butler 79, Seton Hall 75 (OT)

NEWARK, N.J. — Roosevelt Jones scored a season-high 23 points to lift the Bulldogs past the 21st-ranked Pirates in overtime.

The win was the second in four games over a ranked opponent for Butler (13-5, 3-2 Big East). The Bulldogs knocked off St. Johns, ranked 15th at the time, on Jan. 3.

Seton Hall (13-4, 3-2) lost at home for the first time in nine games this season. Sterling Gibbs led the Pirates with 30 points. The junior guard shot 9-for-16 from the floor. Gibbs fouled out with 2:08 left in overtime with Butler leading 73-70. The Pirates never led in the extra session.

Kansas 67, Oklahoma State 57

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Sophomore guard Frank Mason scored 16 points, and freshman guard Kelly Oubre added 14 as the ninth-ranked Jayhawks toppled the 24th-ranked Cowboys. The win was the fifth straight for the Jayhawks and the 13th in their past 14 games.

Much of the offense came off free throws. Kansas (14-2, 3-0 Big 12) shot 32-for-46 from the line as the officials called the game tight following a first-half incident that prompted a double technical.

Senior forward Le’Bryan Nash led the Cowboys (12-4, 2-2) with 21 points, all but two coming in the second half. Junior guard Phil Forte added 18 points. Oklahoma State finished 22 of 25 from the foul line. Both teams canned 16 field goals.

Louisville 78, Virginia Tech 63

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The seventh-ranked Cardinals had three runs of 10 points or more in a victory over the Hokies.

Louisville (15-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by as many as 29 points in the second half, and coach Rick Pitino played his bench for the final 10 minutes of the game.

Guard Terry Rozier led the Cardinals with 16 points, hitting four of six 3-pointers, while forward Wayne Blackshear added 15 points and six rebounds. Center Mangok Mathiang and forward Montrezl Harrell had 11 points and eight rebounds apiece. Point guard Chris Jones contributed seven points, 11 assists and two steals.

Virginia 65, Clemson 42

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Guard Malcolm Brogdon had 13 of his 16 points in the second half, and guard Justin Anderson had 11 of his 15 points in the first half as the second-ranked Cavaliers pulled away from the Tigers to remain unbeaten.

Virginia, which led by just six at halftime, went on a 26-6 run to begin the second half to take a 51-25 lead as coach Tony Bennett began to clear his bench.

The Cavaliers, who scored 12 straight points in one stretch, improved to 16-0 overall and 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference as it held an opponent below 52 points for the seventh time this season. The Tigers (9-7, 1-3) were paced by forward Jaron Blossomgame, who had nine points and 10 rebounds.

West Virginia 88, Oklahoma 65

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Behind a dominant performance from its bench, the 16th-ranked Mountaineers buried

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