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Michigan’s slump continued as Ohio State’s Damon Stringer scored 12 of his 21 points down the stretch, leading the visiting Buckeyes to a 73-71 upset over the eighth-ranked Wolverines in Thursday night’s Big Ten opener in Ann Arbor, Mich.

It was the third loss in four games for the Wolverines (9-3). The Buckeyes (6-4) snapped a three-game losing streak.

(1) Kansas 107, Brown 49 Jacque Vaughn made his first start of the season and put the finishing touches on a dominating first half that saw Billy Thomas, who finished with 21 points, hit five 3-pointers as the Jayhawks (12-0) routed Brown (1-9) at home.

(10) Villanova 88, Seton Hall 67 Jason Lawson scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half as the Wildcats (11-1, 3-0 Big East) pulled away from visiting Seton Hall (6-5, 1-2) to win their fifth straight.

(12) Indiana 77, Michigan St. 65 The Hoosiers (14-1) blew all but one point of a 20-point halftime lead before recovering to treat their home fans to a win over the Spartans (7-2) in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Jason Collier led Indiana with 25 points, including seven straight midway through the second half to help hold off MSU.

(13) Duke 104, S. Carolina St. 54 Roshown McLeod scored 20 points and three of his teammates also scored in double figures as the Blue Devils (10-2) spanked visiting SCS (1-6).

Duke has won its last three by a total of 162 points, breaking its previous three-game scoring margin mark of 138 set in 1989.

(15) Minnesota 65, Wisconsin 48 Bobby Jackson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (12-1) held visiting Wisconsin (7-3) to two field goals over the final in the 6:41 of the Big Ten opener for both schools.

Mississippi 91, (22) Arkansas 74 Jason Smith, Anthony Boone and Keith Carter, three Arkansas products who left the state to play for Mississippi, each scored in double figures as the visiting Rebels (9-2) upset the Razorbacks (6-3).

Purdue 75, (24) Illinois 69 Brian Cardinal scored 17 points, including two free throws with 7 seconds left as the three-time Big Ten champion Boilermakers (6-5) handed the Illini (10-3) a home loss in their Big Ten opener.

(25) Boston College 65, Miami 62 Duane Woodward had a career-high 23 points and the Eagles (7-2, 2-1 Big East) survived a career-best 28 from Miami forward Tim James to beat the Hurricanes (7-4, 1-2).


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