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|Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:07 PM|
COLUMBUS — LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.
Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight.
Ross hit 8-of-13 shots from the field, including both of his 3-point attempts.
It was a surprisingly cold shooting night for the Buckeyes, who had made at least 52 percent of their field goal attempts in each of the last five games to match the longest such streak since 1991-92. They were 24-of-59 from the field (41 percent).
TEXAS 86, No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 83
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left for Texas.
Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNC's Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth straight win.
Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12 — including two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to answer a tying spurt from the Tar Heels (7-3).
Texas shot 38 percent after halftime and 40 percent for the game but dominated the boards and scored 21 second-chance points to beat the Tar Heels for the sixth time in seven meetings.
Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC, which got senior Leslie McDonald back for the first time after missing the first nine games due to NCAA eligibility issues. He scored 15 points.
The Tar Heels missed 23 free throws.
No. 22 UMASS 83, OHIO 71
ATHENS — Maxie Esho had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists for unbeaten Massachusetts.
Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32-of-53) and led by as many as 19 points.
Maurice Ndour scored 16 points for Ohio (7-3), which made just 5-of-24 attempts from 3-point range (20.8 percent).
Nick Kellogg added 12 points for the Bobcats, who were playing their first home game against a ranked opponent since 1997.
Carter made all three of his 3-point attempts as the Minutemen went 9-of-14 from beyond the arc (64.3 percent).