Tyus Battle led the Orange with 32 points as Syracuse won for the second time in three years at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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Coach Roy Williams endured his worst home loss in 16 seasons with the Tar Heels. Elsewhere, No. 4 Virginia improved to 15-0 and Kansas State upset No. 20 Iowa State.
The Irish escaped a close game with a 14-2 run in the final minutes to beat the Cardinals and hold on to their top ranking.
After years of struggling, St. John’s basketball is back, thanks to a roster filled with players who began somewhere else.
They were stars at Georgetown and in the N.B.A., where they were also fierce rivals. Now these classic big men and close friends are linked by Georgetown again.
Joe Girard III is smashing scoring records at Glens Falls High School, recalling another favorite son of upstate New York who preceded him there.
He led Brigham Young to a championship in 1951, raising the university’s profile before turning pro. He was also part of a formidable sports family.
Pitino, who won a national title at Louisville before being fired, has agreed to terms with Panathinaikos.
Davis, the first girl to pitch a shutout at the Little League World Series, said she would play softball next year at Hampton, partly influenced by her appreciation for black history.