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No. 3 Syracuse wins 10th straight

Kris Joseph hit a pair of three-pointers that sparked visiting Syracuse's 28-5 second-half run Sunday, and the Orange (23-1, 10-1 Big East) kept the best start in school history going with a 71-54 victory over Cincinnati for its 10th win in a row.

In other men's games, host Notre Dame beat South Florida, 65-62, behind Luke Harangody's 19 points . . . No. 13 Ohio State beat visiting Iowa, 68-58, stretching its Big Ten winning streak to seven straight. Evan Turner matched his career high with 32 points.

WOMEN'S GAMESNo. 25 St. John's, No. 1 UConn roll

Kelly McManmon and Centhya Hart each scored 11 points to lead No. 25 St. John's to a 66-45 win over host Seton Hall. St. John's (19-4, 7-3 Big East) had five players in double figures . . . Tina Charles had 20 points as No. 1 Connecticut breezed past Louisville, 84-38. It was UConn's 62nd win in a row, extending the second-longest streak ever in women's NCAA Division I basketball, trailing only the 2001-03 Huskies' mark of 70 straight.

Prahalis scores 26 for No. 8 Ohio State

Commack's Samantha Prahalis had 26 points as No. 8 Ohio State overcame a 15-point deficit to beat host Penn State 86-73.

Evans leads Hofstra past UNC Wilmington

Freshman forward Shante Evans scored 28 points and had five steals as host Hofstra won, 73-58, in a Colonial Athletic Association game. Evans shot 11-for-14 from the field for the Pride (13-10, 6-5).


Carter, Magic run past Celtics

Vince Carter led a 19-0 surge in the third quarter and finished with 20 points as visiting Orlando beat Boston, 96-89, moving ahead of the Celtics and into second place in the East . . . Chris Bosh had 36 points and 11 rebounds as the host Raptors beat the Kings, 115-104.


Oudin's win gives U.S. spot in Fed Cup semis

Melanie Oudin, 18, won her two singles matches to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over France to secure a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals. Oudin beat Julie Coin, 7-6 (3), 6-4, to give the Americans an insurmountable 3-0 lead. - AP

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