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Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Michigan State tops Minnesota on late layup

Field Level Media
13 Jan 2022, 13:40 GMT+10

Joey Hauser made a game-winning layup with 0.1 seconds remaining to lift No. 10 Michigan State to a 71-69 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night in East Lansing, Mich.

A.J. Hoggard drove toward the rim and dished a pass to Hauser for the winning basket for Michigan State (14-2, 5-0 Big Ten).

Max Christie scored 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting and Gabe Brown had 13 points for the Spartans, who won their ninth game in a row.

Eric Curry scored 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Minnesota (10-4, 1-4). E.J. Stephens contributed 18 points and Payton Willis scored 15.

No. 8 Duke 76, Wake Forest 64

Paolo Banchero scored 24 points and AJ Griffin had 22 as the freshmen carried the Blue Devils to a victory over the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski missed the game with a non-COVID illness. Associate head coach Jon Scheyer, who will become the Blue Devils' coach in the spring after Krzyzewski retires, filled in. Duke (13-2, 3-1 ACC) bounced back from a Saturday home loss to Miami.

Alondes Williams poured in 25 points on 11-for-21 shooting for Wake Forest (13-4, 3-3), outscoring the other four starters, who had a total of 23 points. He also supplied seven rebounds and four assists.

No. 12 LSU 64, Florida 58

Darius Days scored 20 points as the Tigers held off the Gators in Gainesville, Fla., for their third consecutive win.

Eric Gaines, who started in place of injured point guard Xavier Pinson, added 15 points while Brandon Murray scored 10 for LSU (15-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference). Pinson is listed as day-to-day due to a knee ailment.

Colin Castleton had 19 points and nine rebounds and Phlandrous Fleming Jr. added 11 points to lead the Gators (9-6, 0-3). Florida, which made just 7 of 31 3-point attempts (22.6 percent), lost for the sixth time in the past nine games.

No. 14 Villanova 64, No. 17 Xavier 60

Collin Gillespie scored 21 points to lift the Wildcats past the host Musketeers in Cincinnati.

Justin Moore had 19 points and nine rebounds while Eric Dixon added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Villanova (12-4, 5-1 Big East), which won its fifth in a row.

Paul Scruggs and Nate Johnson led Xavier (12-3, 2-2) with 15 points each. Colby Jones gathered 10 rebounds for the Musketeers, who lost at home for the first time in 10 games.

--Field Level Media

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