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Freshman guard Trevor Keels scored a career-high 27 points, Paolo Banchero added 21 and No. 4 Duke clinched at least a share of its 13th Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title under coach Mike Krzyzewski with an 86-56 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
In the retiring coach's last true road game, the Blue Devils (26-4, 16-3) wasted little time making sure Krzyzewski would pick up his ACC-record 201st road win, taking a 13-point lead before the game was four minutes old.
Duke won its seventh straight to earn at least a share of the ACC regular-season title for the first time since 2010.
John Hugley led the Panthers (11-19, 6-13) with 19 points as Pitt dropped its third straight following a three-game winning streak.
NO. 11 VILLANOVA 76, NO. 9 PROVIDENCE 74
Caleb Daniels scored 20 points, Eric Dixon scored 15 and Collin Gillespie had 14 as Villanova beat Providence in a fantastic Big East matchup.
The Big East champion Friars (24-4, 14-3) and Wildcats could not shake each other over the final furious minutes. Providence’s A.J. Reeves hit a 3-pointer from long distance that brought the Friars within 62-60. Justin Moore hit a 3 for Villanova, and that was answered by one from Providence’s Jared Bynum.
Justin Minaya buried a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left that pulled Providence within 69-68. But the Wildcats (22-7, 15-4) survived Providence’s press and sealed the win from the free-throw line.
Bynum scored 19 points for the Friars.
NO. 7 KENTUCKY 83, MISSISSIPPI 72
Oscar Tshiebwe had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Sahvir Wheeler added 16 points and Kentucky beat Mississippi in its home finale.
TyTy Washington Jr. added 14 points off the bench for Kentucky (24-6, 13-4 Southeastern Conference), which shot 60% from the field. The Wildcats finished unbeaten at home.
Matthew Murrell made 5 of 8 3-pointers for 25 points for the Rebels (13-17, 4-13), who dropped their third in a row and seventh in eight games. They fell to 2-56 lifetime in Lexington.
NO. 13 TENNESSEE 75, GEORGIA 68
Josiah-Jordan James scored a career-high 23 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers that gave Tennessee the lead early in the second half, and the Vols overcame a slow start to beat struggling Georgia.
Kennedy Chandler had 16 points for the Vols (22-7, 13-4 Southeastern Conference).
Georgia (6-24, 1-16) suffered its 10th consecutive loss since beating Alabama on Jan. 25, its only SEC win. The Bulldogs have lost 18 of 19 games. Aaron Cook led Georgia with 17 points and Kario Oquendo had 16.
NEBRASKA 78, NO. 23 OHIO STATE 70
Bryce McGowens scored 26 points, Alonzo Verge Jr. had 13 points and 11 assists, and Nebraska beat Ohio State.
The Cornhuskers (9-21, 3-16 Big Ten) bested a ranked opponent for the first time under third-year coach Fred Hoiberg. He came in 0-23 against teams in the AP Top 25.
C.J. Wilcher added 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the Huskers.
E.J. Liddell had 27 points and 14 rebounds, his seventh double-double of the season, for Ohio State (18-9, 11-7).
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