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Sunday, December 19, 2010

No. 3 Kansas 70, USC 68


Josh Selby made his long-awaited collegiate debut one to remember with a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to lead Kansas.

No. 5 Syracuse 83, Iona 77


Kris Joseph and the Orange looked imperfect in extending their perfect start to 11 games. Joseph scored 21 points in a sloppy victory. Brandon Triche added 14 points and seven assists as the Orange opened with 11 straight wins for the 11th time in coach Jim Boeheim’s 35 seasons.

Florida 57, No. 6 Kansas St. 44


Kenny Boynton scored 15 points to shake a slump and Florida held Kansas State to 27 percent shooting in the Orange Bowl Classic. The Wildcats missed 19 of 20 shots during one stretch.

No. 8 Pittsburgh 97, Maryland-Shore 64


Gilbert Brown missed only two shots while scoring a career-high 28 points and Pittsburgh took off following a slow start. Ashton Gibbs added 15 points and seven assists for Pitt (11-1).

Gonzaga 68, No. 9 Baylor 64


Kelly Olynyk put Gonzaga ahead to stay with a 3-pointer right after Baylor scored four points on one possession and the Bulldogs handed the Bears their first loss.

No. 10 Villanova 78, Delaware 59


Corey Fisher scored 21 points and Maalik Wayns had 14 to lead No. 10 Villanova to its fourth straight win.

No. 13 Missouri 116, Central Arkansas 63


Marcus Denmon scored 21 points and freshman Phil Pressey had 15 points and 11 assists to lead Missouri.

No. 15 Georgetown 99, Loyola, Md. 75


Georgetown shot 78 percent in the first half turning a game against a fellow Jesuit school into little more than a good workout and a welcome break in the middle of exams.

UCLA 86, No. 16 BYU 79


Reeves Nelson scored a career-high 23 points to lead UCLA.

No. 17 Kentucky 85, Mississippi Valley State 60


Terrence Jones scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Kentucky rolled.

No. 20 Louisville 78, Gardner-Webb 49


Preston Knowles scored a career-high 24 points and Louisville bounced back from its first loss of the season.

No. 22 Texas 78, North Carolina 76


Freshman Cory Joseph hit a turnaround jumper over Dexter Strickland with 1.4 seconds for Texas.

No. 25 Texas A&M 71, Arkansas 62, OT


Khris Middleton scored 19 of his 31 points after a bench-clearing scuffle early in the second half, including the go-ahead free throw in overtime, for Texas A&M.

Associated Press