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Top 25 basketball: No. 5 Duke beats No. 1 Syracuse, 66-60

Published February 23, 2014 1:58 pm

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Durham, N.C. • The rematch of one of college basketball's best games of the season ended with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim ejected after he charged onto the court to argue a block/charge call.

Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew that game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat No. 1 Syracuse 66-60 on Saturday night.

Freshman Jabari Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Jerami Grant had 17 points and C.J. Fair, the player who was called for the charge, finished with 13 for the Orange (25-2, 12-2).

"I just thought that was the worst call of the year, that's all," Boeheim said. "I hated to see the game decided on that call."

Syracuse won the first meeting between these teams 91-89 in overtime on Feb. 1. The rematch will be remembered for Boeheim's exit with 10 seconds to play. Syracuse had the ball down 60-58 when Fair drove for an apparent tying layup.

But official Tony Greene whistled Fair for charging — and Boeheim shot onto the court to argue. Greene slapped him with two technical fouls and ejected him.

Quinn Cook iced it by hitting three free throws with 10.4 seconds left to make it 63-58.

That helped the Blue Devils bounce back from a loss to rival North Carolina less than 48 hours earlier.

Meanwhile, the Orange — whose 25-0 start was spoiled three nights earlier by an overtime loss to Boston College — are the first top-ranked team to lose twice in a week since Texas in 2010.

No. 2 Florida 75, Mississippi 71 • In Oxford, Miss., Scottie Wilbekin scored 18 points, Michael Frazier II added 17 and Florida (25-2, 14-0 SEC) rallied to beat Mississippi for its school-record 19th straight win. The Rebels' Marshall Henderson scored 22 points in the first half but was then held scoreless. —

Saturday's scores

• No. 5 Duke 66, No. 1 Syracuse 60

• No. 2 Florida 75, Mississippi 71

• No. 3 Wichita State 83, Drake 54

• No. 4 Arizona 88, Colorado 61

• New Mexico 58, No. 6 San Diego State 44

• No. 11 Louisville 58,No. 7 Cincinnati 57

• No. 8 Kansas 85, No. 19 Texas 54

• No. 9 Villanova 57, St. John's 54

• No. 10 Saint Louis 66,George Washington 59

• No. 14 Virginia 70,Notre Dame 49

• No. 16 Wisconsin 79,No. 15 Iowa 74

• No. 17 Iowa State 71, TCU 60

• No. 18 Kentucky 77, LSU 76, OT

• No. 22 Memphis vs. Temple

• Stanford 83, No. 23 UCLA 74

• No. 24 Ohio State 64,Minnesota 46

• No. 5 Gonzaga at San Diego, late