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College basketball top 25 roundup: No. 1 Duke falls at N.C. State

| Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 7:08 p.m.
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N.C. State's Richard Howell (right) blocks a shot by Duke's Quinn Cook on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (Reuters)

RALEIGH, N.C. — C.J. Leslie and Richard Howell just weren't going to let this game get away. It's why No. 20 North Carolina State celebrated a huge win against No. 1 Duke.

Leslie scored 25 points, including six straight during a key second-half run, to help the Wolfpack (14-2, 3-0 ACC) beat the Blue Devils, 84-76, on Saturday.

Seth Curry scored 22 despite missing the final minutes with an ankle injury for Duke (15-1, 2-1).

No. 3 Louisville 64, South Florida 38 — In Louisville, Ky., Peyton Siva scored 17 points, and the Cardinals (15-1, 3-0 Big East) held South Florida (9-6, 0-3) to a season-low 27 percent shooting.

No. 4 Arizona 80, Oregon St. 70 — In Corvallis, Ore., Solomon Hill had 16 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Pac-12) bounce back from their first loss of the season with a win over the Beavers (10-6, 0-3).

No. 5 Indiana 88, No. 8 Minnesota 81 — In Indianapolis, Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds, and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping Indiana (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) hold off Minnesota (15-2, 3-1).

No. 6 Kansas 60, Texas Tech 46 — In Lubbock, Texas, Kevin Young scored 14 points, and the Jayhawks (14-1, 2-0 Big 12) beat Texas Tech (8-6, 1-2) for their 13th straight win.

No. 7 Syracuse 72, Villanova 61 — In Syracuse, N.Y., C.J. Fair had 22 points, Trevor Cooney hit a pair of 3-pointers to punctuate a late surge, and the Orange (16-1, 4-0 Big East) beat the Wildcats (11-5, 2-1).

Mississippi 64, No. 10 Missouri 49 — In Oxford, Miss., Murphy Holloway scored 22 points, Jarvis Summers added 12 and Ole Miss (13-2, 2-0 SEC) cruised past Missouri (12-3, 1-1).

No. 11 Florida 74, LSU 52 — In Baton Rouge, La., Kenny Boynton scored 20 points and Florida (12-2, 2-0 SEC) used a 31-6 run across the halves to rout LSU (9-4, 0-2).

Wisconsin 74, No. 12 Illinois 51 — In Madison, Wis., Jared Berggren scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds to lead the Badgers (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten) over Illinois (14-4, 1-3).

No. 14 Butler 79, Dayton 73 — In Dayton, Ohio, Roosevelt Jones scored 16 points, and Butler (14-2, 2-0 A-10) beat Dayton (10-6, 0-2) for its 11th straight victory despite losing top scorer Rotnei Clarke to injury.

No. 16 San Diego St. 79, Colorado St. 72 (OT) – In San Diego, Chase Tapley scored 12 of his 19 points in overtime, and the Aztecs (14-2, 2-0 Mountain West) held off Colorado State (13-3, 0-1).

Connecticut 65, No. 17 Notre Dame 58 — In South Bend, Ind., Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, Tyler Olander scored 12 of his career-high 16 points in the second half as UConn ended Notre Dame's 12-game winning streak.

The Huskies (12-3, 2-1 Big East) are the only team to beat the Irish (14-2, 2-1) at home in the past 48 games dating to the end of the 2009-10 season.

No. 19 Georgetown 67, St. John's 51 — In New York, Otto Porter had 19 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and the Hoyas (11-3, 1-2 Big East) beat St. John's (9-7, 1-3) at Madison Square Garden.

No. 21 Cincinnati 68, Rutgers 58 — In Piscataway, N.J., Cashmere Wright scored 23 points, and the Bearcats (14-3, 2-2 Big East) stayed unbeaten on the road with a victory over Rutgers (11-4, 2-2).

No. 25 New Mexico 72, Fresno State 45 — In Albuquerque, N.M., Alex Kirk had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and New Mexico (15-2, 2-0 Mountain West) routed Fresno State (6-9, 0-2).

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