Men's Basketball

College basketball notes: Larkin leads No. 3 Miami to 12th win in a row

Miami's Shane Larkin drove around Florida State's Michael Snaer. Larkin, son of former baseball star Barry Larkin, scored 22 points.
Miami's Shane Larkin drove around Florida State's Michael Snaer. Larkin, son of former baseball star Barry Larkin, scored 22 points. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Shane Larkin scored 13 of his 22 points in the final 71/2 minutes to help third-ranked Miami stave off host Florida State 74-68 on Wednesday for its 12th straight victory.

Reggie Johnson added 15 points for Miami (20-3, 11-0 ACC), which became the first team to start the league season 11-0 in a dozen years.

Connecticut 66, No. 6 Syracuse 58: Freshman Omar Calhoun scored 15 points, including three three-pointers in the deciding second-half run, and host Connecticut won the last scheduled game between the national powers.

Syracuse will play next season in the ACC while Connecticut will stay in the realigned Big East although the Huskies could be enticed to head to another conference.

Texas A&M 69, Mississippi 67: Elston Turner had 37 points, including a career-high seven three-pointers, to lead host Texas A&M.

Derrick Millinghaus, a freshman who led Ole Miss with 13 points, missed a shot at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime.

Missouri 78, Mississippi State 36: Keion Bell scored 24 points, Jabari Brown added 20 and Missouri easily defeated host Mississippi State.

Missouri (18-6, 7-4) jumped out to a 14-0 lead and led 34-10 by halftime. It took Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9) more than nine minutes to score its first basket — a three-pointer by Colin Borchert — but by that time the game was basically finished.

Akron 70, Eastern Michigan 62: — Brian Walsh scored 16 points as visiting Akron extended the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games.

Hanover 73, Transylvania 70: Tim Bass led all scorers with 25 points to lead visiting Hanover. Transy led by 13 in the second half before Hanover tied the game with a 21-8 run and eventually won by hitting four free throws in the last 17 seconds.

Thomas More 73, Bethany 69: Junior forward Brandon Housley, from nearby Covington, scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as host Thomas More beat Bethany to run its record to 21-3.

The Saints will play at Saint Vincent (Latrobe, Pa.) Saturday for the Presidents' Athletic Conference regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week's PAC Tournament.


Transylvania 61, Hanover 55: Alex Botkin scored 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as visiting Transy clinched a share of the Heartland Conference regular-season title.

The Pioneers (19-5, 15-2) will host the conference tournament Feb. 22-24.

Madsen Webb had 16 points for the Pioneers, who lost the lead only once and led by 12 after a 13-2 run in the middle of the second half.

Thomas More 92, Bethany 46: Host Thomas More clinched its sixth straight PAC regular-season title in improving to 23-1. Sydni Wainscott, from nearby Independence, led all scorers with a career-high 24 points.

Vandy guard out 7-10 days

Vanderbilt guard Christina Foggie will miss at least seven to 10 days after injuring her right knee Sunday in a loss to UK.

Foggie led the SEC in scoring with 17.7 points a game last season, and is seventh with 15.7 this season.