Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, hitting a go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute of overtime, and No. 2 Syracuse beat 12th-ranked Georgetown 64-61 on Wednesday night in Syracuse to give Coach Jim Boeheim his 880th career win.
Boeheim took sole possession of third place all-time in Division I, one more than North Carolina's Dean Smith.Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski is No. 1 at 920 followed by Bob Knight with 902.
The game was tied at 55 after regulation, and Otto Porter scored the first four points of overtime for the Hoyas, swishing two free throws and hitting a baseline jumper to give Georgetown 61-59 lead with 2:19 left.
Dion Waiters tied it with a pair of free throws for the Orange, and after Porter lost the ball out of bounds at the other end, Scoop Jardine fed Joseph in the left corner, and he buried his career-best sixth three of the game with 29 seconds left.
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No. 7 Kansas 68, No. 6 Baylor 54: Jeff Withey scored a career-high 25 points and visiting Kansas went ahead to stay during a stretch without Thomas Robinson as the Jayhawks had another convincing victory over Baylor, ending the Bears' winning streak at 17 games.
After a 14-3 run over the final 4½ minutes of the first half with Robinson on the bench to take its first lead, Kansas (19-5, 9-2 Big 12) scored 14 consecutive points early in the second half to take complete control of the game.
The Jayhawks, coming off a 74-71 loss at fourth-ranked Missouri on Saturday, grabbed a share of the Big 12 lead with the Tigers.
No. 11 Michigan State 77, Penn State 57: Draymond Green had 23 points and 12 rebounds and made some timely shots to help Michigan State pull away from visiting Penn State.
The Spartans (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) pulled within a game of conference-leading and third-ranked Ohio State, setting up a big game Saturday on the road against the Buckeyes.
The last-place Nittany Lions (10-15, 2-10) have lost five straight and eight of nine.
Boston College 64, No. 15 Florida State 60: Jordan Daniels scored a career-high 19 points, including four three-pointers, to lead host Boston College past Florida State, snapping the Seminoles' win streak at seven games.
BC had lost six in a row and nine of its previous 11 and had not beaten a ranked team in three years.
Tennessee 69, South Carolina 57: Skylar McBee scored a career-high 18 points to lead host Tennessee.
In his second career start, McBee was 4-for-7 from three-point range and sank all six of his free throws.
His second trey of the game gave the Volunteers the lead for good with 2:01 left in a first half that featured six ties and six lead changes. The basket launched an 8-0 run to close out the half, and Tennessee led 35-27 at the break.
Tennessee outshot South Carolina 50 percent to 33.9 percent
Georgia 81, Arkansas 59: Gerald Robinson scored a career-high 27 points and Georgia ended a four-game losing streak to keep the Razorbacks winless on the road.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18 points as Georgia won its first game since beating Tennessee in overtime on Jan. 18. The Bulldogs took the lead by scoring 15 unanswered points in the first half and added a 12-0 run in the second half.
Georgia, which had been held under 70 points in its first eight conference games, made nine three-pointers.
Jacksonville State 69, Morehead 55: Darion Rackley scored a career-high 20 points and Jacksonville State beat host Morehead State.
Morehead State pulled within six, 60-54, with 1:14 to play but the Gamecocks sank 7 of 8 free throws to seal it.
Drew Kelly scored 14 points and Ty Proffitt 11 for Morehead, which hit only three of 11 from three-point range.
Transylvania 67, Mount St. Joseph 58: Barrett Meyer had 16 points and Brandon Rush 15 as host Transy ran its record to 20-2.
Thomas More 75, Westminster 71: Junior guard Ryan Hamm scored a career-high 15 points and junior small forward Phil Feinberg and senior center Colt Stafford both got a double-double in the Saints' win over host Westminster. Stafford had 19 points and 12 rebounds while Feinberg had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Union 69, Milligan 53: Senior guard Kara Pile collected another pair of milestones Wednesday as Union defeated visiting Milligan (Tenn.) in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.
Scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds, Pile (Fairdale) moved into 10th place on the Lady Bulldogs' all-time scoring list and became the 14th player to amass 400 career rebounds. She has 1,163 points and 404 rebounds in her career and is the 11th player in program history to get 1,000 points and 400 rebounds.
Mount St. Joseph 66, Transylvania 65: Courtney Cole hit two free throws with nine seconds left to lift the hosts to victory. Cole and Transy's Jariana Gillespie both scored 21 points.
Thomas More 79, Westminster 42: Sophomore guard Devin Beasley scored a career-high 18 points and Katie Kitchen had 21 to lead Thomas More past host Westminster College.
The Saints improved to 18-4 overall and remain in first place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference at 14-1.
Thomas More jumped out to an early 12-2 lead and later went on a 26-4 run en route a to a big lead at halftime.
Air Force fires coach
Air Force fired Jeff Reynolds as men's basketball coach after five seasons. Assistant coach Dave Pilipovich will step in as the interim coach.
The Falcons are 11-10 this season with a 1-6 mark in the Mountain West Conference.
Reynolds, 55, has a 63-82 overall record at Air Force and a 145-116 record in eight seasons as a head coach.