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College basketball roundup

Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State, 79-70, on Sunday in Ann Arbor to take over first place in the Big Ten.

Caris LeVert added 23 points for the Wolverines (19-7, 11-3), who won both regular season meetings against their in-state rivals. Michigan has won six of its last eight against Michigan State.

The Spartans (22-6, 11-4) led by as many as 11 in the first half, but Michigan State was only up 36-34 at halftime. Then Stauskas and LeVert led a second-half charge. The Wolverines trailed 52-51 before going on a decisive 17-4 run.

SMU 64, CONNECTICUT 55: Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs over the No. 21 Huskies in Storrs, Conn., for a sweep of their season series.

Markus Kennedy added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American).

Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier combined to shoot 8 for 28 for Connecticut (21-6, 9-5), but each had 15 points. The Huskies had won four in a row.

The Mustangs never trailed. They led by two at halftime but extended that to 10 points midway through the second half.

The Huskies cut the lead to 55-49 on a three-pointer by Napier, but Sterling Brown answered with a three-pointer, and SMU held on down the stretch.

CREIGHTON 72, SETON HALL 71: Doug McDermott scored 29 points to become one of the top-10 scorers in college history, and the No. 11 Bluejays survived shaky free throw shooting to win in Omaha.

Grant Gibbs added 16 points for Creighton (23-4, 13-2), which took a half-game lead over Villanova in the Big East standings.

Fuquan Edwin had 21 points to lead the Pirates (14-13, 5-9), who have lost four of five.

Creighton missed five of its last six free throws, allowing Seton Hall to stay close. McDermott, an 89 percent foul shooter, missed two before Edwin was fouled on the other end. Edwin made both free throws to make it a one-point game with 8.2 seconds left.

Ethan Wragge missed two free throws with four seconds left, but Edwin missed a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer.

No. 2 Irish women win ACC

In South Bend, Ind., Kayla McBride scored 31 points and No. 2 Notre Dame (27-0, 14-0) jumped to an 18-point lead early and held on to beat seventh-ranked Duke, 81-70, to claim the Atlantic Coast Conference title in its inaugural season in the league.

Elizabeth Williams had 20 points for the Blue Devils (24-4, 11-3), who cut it to seven points three times in the second half before their run of four straight ACC regular season titles ended.

LOUISVILLE 73, RUTGERS 58: Asia Taylor collected 25 points and 15 rebounds to pace the No. 3 Cardinals at home.

Sara Hammond added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals (27-2, 15-1 American Athletic). Tyler Scaife led Rutgers (20-6, 11-4) with 17 points.

SOUTH CAROLINA 69, FLORIDA 55: In Columbia, S.C., Tiffany Mitchell scored 20 points and Alaina Coates added 16 points and 12 rebounds as the No. 4 Gamecocks won their ninth in a row.

South Carolina (25-2, 13-1 Southeastern) matched its win total of the past two seasons combined. Jetera Bonds paced the Gators (17-10, 7-7) with 20 points.

STANFORD 65, UCLA 56: Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the fifth-ranked Cardinal past the Bruins in Los Angeles.

Ogwumike also had five blocks and four steals as Stanford (26-2, 15-1) clinched its 14th straight Pacific-12 regular season title outright.

Nirra Fields was 5 for 6 from three-point range and led UCLA (12-16, 6-10) with 24 points.

TENNESSEE 56, MISSOURI 50: Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and Mercedes Russell grabbed 11 rebounds to help the No. 10 Lady Vols (22-5, 11-3 SEC) win in Columbia, Mo.

Bri Kulas finished with 22 points for the Tigers (16-11, 5-9).


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