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Thursday, 07 February 2013 18:46
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 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night, the fifth straight week the nation's top-ranked team has lost.
The Illini (16-8, 3-7 Big Ten) trailed 41-29 at halftime and by double digits for most of the second half before closing the game on a 13-2 run over the final 3:36.
With the score tied, Indiana's Victor Oladipo turned the ball over and recovered to block a breakaway layup by D.J. Richardson out of bounds with less than a second to play.
Griffey, who was open after setting a screen, took the inbounds pass from Brandon Paul with .9 seconds left and gently laid the ball into the basket.
The Hoosiers (20-3, 8-2) took over the top spot in The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday. The run of No. 1 teams has been Duke, Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana.
Richardson had 23 points for Illinois, Paul had 21 and Griffey finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.
This was Illinois' third win over a No. 1 team and first since beating Wake Forest in 2004.
Cody Zeller led Indiana with 14 points.
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No. 4 DUKE 98, N.C. STATE 85
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mason Plumlee scored 30 points, Seth Curry had 26 and Quinn Cook added 21 for Duke.
The Blue Devils (20-2, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed, shot 53.8 percent from the field, led by 21 points and held off a Wolfpack rally to claim their fourth straight win.
Richard Howell had 15 of his 23 points in the second half for the Wolfpack (16-7, 5-5), who clawed back in it by making 12 of their first 14 shots of the second half.
But N.C. State - the preseason favorite in the ACC - lost its third straight and was denied its first win in Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.
C.J. Leslie finished with 16 points and Scott Wood had 14 for the Wolfpack, whose previous four conference losses came by a total of seven points.
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TEXAS A&M 70, No. 21 MISSOURI 68
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Fabyon Harris had 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, for Texas A&M.
The loss dropped the Tigers (16-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) to 0-5 in true road games. They have won three games at neutral sites this season.
Laurence Bowers was wide open when he hit a 3-pointer to give Missouri its first lead of the game, 68-67, with 53 seconds left.
Harris turned it over on Texas A&M's next possession, but Phil Pressey gave it right back with a turnover to set up the winning score for A&M (14-8, 4-5).
Ray Turner blocked a shot by Keion Bell with 2 seconds left to secure the win.
Alex Oriakhi led the Tigers with 15 points.
 

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