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Top 25 capsules: No. 6 Cincinnati beats SMU 76-61 for 16th win in row

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

SMU guard Jahmal McMurray, left, passes the ball as Cincinnati guard Cane Broome defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Dallas. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)
SMU guard Jahmal McMurray, left, passes the ball as Cincinnati guard Cane Broome defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Dallas. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)

Kyle Washington had 17 points and eight rebounds and No. 6 Cincinnati remained undefeated in American Athletic Conference play, stretching its overall winning streak to 16 games with a 76-51 victory over short-handed SMU on Sunday in Dallas.

The Bearcats (23-2, 12-0 AAC) missed their first seven shots, but were down only 5-2 when they finally scored on a dunk by Nysier Brooks. That started a 9-0 run that put them ahead to stay.

Jarron Cumberland had 12 points and Gary Clark 11 for Cincinnati, which finished 44 percent (28 of 63) overall from the field. Washington was 8-of-12 shooting.

Jimmy Whitt and Jahmal McMurray each had 19 points for SMU (15-10, 5-7).

(9) Duke 80, Georgia Tech 69: Grayson Allen scored 23 points and the Blue Devils (20-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Yellow Jackets (11-14, 4-8) in Atlanta to end a two-game losing streak.

Held to single-digits the last two games in losses at St. John’s and North Carolina, Allen was 5 for 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and made all 10 of his free throws. He added six assists and four rebounds. It was the most points he had scored since getting 22 against Florida State on Dec. 30.

The Blue Devils won without center Marvin Bagley, the ACC’s leading scorer and rebounder. The freshman sat out with a mild right knee sprain.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Gary Trent Jr. added 15 points and six rebounds.

Josh Okogie had 29 points, six rebounds and four assists for Georgia Tech.

(20) Michigan 83, Wisconsin 72: Moe Wagner scored 20 points, went 8 of 14 from the field and added 11 rebounds, and the Wolverines (20-7, 9-5) rode a hot-shooting first half to beat the Gophers (11-16, 4-10) in Madison, Wisconsin.

Duncan Robinson scored 16 points for the Wolverines. They won for the first time on the road since upsetting Michigan State on Jan. 13.

Ethan Happ led Wisconsin with a season-high 29 points.


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