Ryan Kelly returns to lift No. 3 Duke over No. 5 Miami
Ryan Kelly scored 36 points in his return from a foot injury that had sidelined him since January, helping third-ranked Duke beat fifth-ranked Miami, 79-76, Saturday night. Kelly knocked down 10 of 14 shots -- including 7 of 9 three-pointers -- for the Blue Devils, who avenged a blowout road loss in January by grinding out a tough win in Cameron Indoor Stadium. "I guess I was ready for it," Kelly said. "That's all I can say." Shane Larkin scored 25 points to lead the Hurricanes, who missed two 3s in the final seconds to tie it.
Indiana 73, Iowa 60: Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points and Kevin Ferrell added 19 for No. 1 Indiana. The Hoosiers rebounded from this week's loss to Minnesota. But it was no typical night for Indiana's shooters, who were 38.9 percent from the field and didn't hit a three-pointer until the final minute. But Indiana played defense and took care of the ball. Iowa committed 14 of its 19 turnovers in the first half and shot just 38.2 percent from the field.
Gonzaga 81, Portland 52: Elias Harris had 20 points and nine rebounds as No. 2 Gonzaga beat Portland to stake a claim to its first-ever No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press' Top 25. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga.
Georgetown 64, Rutgers 51: Otto Porter Jr. finished with 28 points and eight rebounds, leading the No. 7 Hoyas to their 11th consecutive victory. Porter made only six field goals but went 15 of 18 at the line, the most made free throws by a Georgetown player since Mike Sweetney's 16 on April 1, 2003. The Hoyas (23-4, 13-3 Big East) lead the conference with two games left before the Big East tournament. Rutgers has lost 10 of its last 11 games.
Florida 64, Alabama 52: Casey Prather had 10 points and nine rebounds, most of them in the second half, and No. 8 Florida rallied from an eight-point deficit. Erik Murphy led Florida with 15 points.
Louisville 58, Syracuse 53: Luke Hancock hit a three-pointer from the corner to break a tie with 50 seconds left for No. 10 Louisville. It was the third straight loss for the No. 12 Orange.