UConn bumps off No. 6 Syracuse

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Freshman Omar Calhoun scored 15 points, including three three-pointers in the deciding second-half run, and host Connecticut beat No. 6 Syracuse, 66-58, last night in the last scheduled game between the national powers.

Syracuse (20-4) will play next season in the Atlantic Coast Conference while Connecticut will stay in the realigned Big East.

There is no chance they would meet again this postseason as Connecticut (17-6) has been banned from the Big East and NCAA tournaments as part of a punishment for failing to post a passable APR score.

Duke 73, North Carolina 68: Mason Plumlee had 18 points and 11 rebounds for host No. 2 Duke. The Blue Devils (22-2) shot 44 percent -- 52 percent after halftime and won their sixth in eight meetings in college basketball's fiercest rivalry.

Indiana 76, Nebraska 47: Cody Zeller scored 16 points and Christian Watford finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds to help host No. 1 Indiana pull away. The Hoosiers (22-3) have won seven of eight and regained a share of the league lead. They are tied with Michigan State.

Miami 74, Florida St. 68: Shane Larkin scored 13 of his 22 points in the final 71/2 minutes to help visiting third-ranked Miami claim its 12th straight victory. Miami (20-3) became the first team to start the league season 11-0 in a dozen years.

Smith leads SJU women

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Shenneika Smith recorded her fifth double-double of the season as she scored a game-high 19 points with 12 rebounds from the foul line as St. John's held on to a 65-59 road victory over USF. Smith added 12 rebounds.

Kentucky loses Noel

Kentucky received the news it dreaded when freshman forward Nerlens Noel was declared out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. Noel tore his ACL on Tuesday night in a loss at Florida, and the forward will have surgery in the next two or three weeks. -- AP

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