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Miami’s Durand Scott goes to the basket as Michigan State’s Branden Dawson defends Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla.
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Spartans done in by Miami defense

– Senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points and the Miami Hurricanes (4-1) held No. 13 Michigan State without a field goal for a pivotal 5 1/2 -minute stretch in the second half in a 67-59 victory Wednesday night.

McKinney Jones went 5 for 7 from three-point range, including a basket that capped a 14-2 run to start the second half that put Miami ahead 41-33. The lead grew to 57-45, and it went 8 for 8 from the free throw line over the final 2:11 to seal the victory.

Keith Appling had 15 points for the Spartans (5-2), who lost for the first time since the season opener against UConn.

“We’ve got to get a get a couple of guys playing harder, and we’ve got to get a couple of guys playing better,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said.

BOISE STATE 83, No. 11 CREIGHTON 70: In Omaha, Neb., Derrick Marks scored a career-high 35 points, including 18 straight in the second half, to lead the Broncos (5-1). Creighton (6-1) hadn’t lost a regular-season November home game since 1989.

No. 22 ILLINOIS 75, GEORGIA TECH 62: In Champaign, Ill., Joseph Bertrand made three-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to lead the Illini (8-0) to a win in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.

Women

No. 1 CONNECTICUT 101, COLGATE 41: In Hartford, Conn., Brianna Banks scored a career-high 20 points and Stefanie Dolson added 18 to keep the Huskies undefeated in November for the eighth consecutive year. UConn (6-0) outscored Colgate (2-4) 50-2 in the paint.

No. 4 DUKE 71, MICHIGAN 54: In Ann Arbor, Mich., Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points each to lead the Blue Devils (5-0) in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Jenny Ryan tied a career high with 18 points and Kate Thompson added 10 for the Wolverines (5-2).

No. 11 MARYLAND 90, No. 21 NEBRASKA 71: In Lincoln, Neb., Alyssa Thomas scored 25 points and Tianna Hawkins scored 21 to the Terps (4-1). Lindsey Moore led the Cornhuskers (5-2) with 17 points and five steals.

No. 14 PURDUE 85, GEORGIA TECH 73: In West Lafayette, KK Houser scored 19 points, hitting all 10 of her free-throw attempts, and added 10 assists as the Boilers won in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Drey Mingo had 16 points, Courtney Moses scored 15 and April Wilson added 12 points for Purdue (6-1).

No. 22 NORTH CAROLINA 57, No. 15 OHIO STATE 54: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Xylina McDaniel, Waltiea Rolle and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 11 points apiece to lead the Tar Heels (7-0). Tayler Hill scored 24 points for OSU (4-2).

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