|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:38|
Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 ACC) remained one of two undefeated teams in Division I along with Wichita State.
Trailing by one with 4.4 seconds left, Ennis caught the inbounds pass and dribble up the court before hitting the shot over two defenders.
Talib Zanna, who led Pitt (20-5, 8-4) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, had given Pitt a 56-55 lead with 4.4 seconds remaining after he hit two free throws.
It was Pitt's first loss at home to a top-five team in the 12-year history of the Petersen Events Center, their on-campus arena. The Panthers (20-5, 8-4) had been 9-0 against top-five teams and 13-1 against teams ranked in the top 10.
C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 14 points.
No. 6 VILLANOVA 87, DEPAUL 62
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Villanova beat DePaul for its sixth straight win.
The Wildcats made a season-high 15 3-pointers and had five players score in double figures in an efficient tuneup for Sunday's Big East showdown with Creighton. James Bell had 16 points and Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 14, including four 3s.
Villanova (22-2, 10-1) opened a three-game trip with its eighth consecutive victory against DePaul. The Wildcats, who lost 96-68 to Creighton on Jan. 20, lead the Big East by one game over the idle Bluejays.
Brandon Young had a season-high 27 points for DePaul (10-15, 2-10), which has lost seven in a row.
No. 14 KENTUCKY 64, AUBURN 56
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Andrew Harrison scored 16 points to help Kentucky overcome shooting struggles and hold on for a victory over Auburn.
The Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) won their fourth consecutive game despite making just 17 of 55 shots (30.8 percent).
They made 9 of 12 free throws over the final 2 minutes to put away the Tigers (11-11, 3-8) despite scoring 16 points below their season average.
No. 24 UCONN 83, SOUTH FLORIDA 40
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - DeAndre Daniels scored 12 points to lead a balanced UConn offense in a rout of South Florida.
Freshman Kentan Facey added 10 points for the 24th-ranked Huskies (19-5, 7-4 American Athletic Conference), who held the Bulls to just 12 baskets and 24 percent shooting.
Musa Abdul-Aleem had eight points for South Florida (12-13, 3-9) which has lost three of its last four games.