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Michael Doleac scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds as No. 5 Utah defeated Southern Methodist 84-63 Thursday night in Salt Lake City.
Utah (18-3 overall, 10-1 Western Athletic Conference) led the Mustangs (13-9, 5-7) 41-29 at halftime before Doleac scored twice in the lane during an 11-2 run. Ben Caton’s bank shot with 16:24 to play gave the Utes a 52-31 lead.
(8) Cincinnati 69, St. Louis 56
In Cincinnati, Darnell Burton scored 21 as the Bearcats (19-4, 7-1 Conference USA) overcame a slow start to beat the Billikens (8-14, 2-7).
(10) Maryland 73, Florida St. 57
Keith Booth scored 17 and the Terrapins (19-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a 21-2 first-half run to beat the Seminoles (13-8, 4-8) in College Park, Md.
(13) New Mexico 81, Rice 64
Charles Smith scored 19 as the Lobos (19-4, 8-3 Western Athletic Conference) beat the Owls (11-10, 5-6) in Albuquerque, N.M.
UAB 64, (23) Tulane 61
Damon Cobb hit a 3-point basket with 15 seconds left as the Blazers (14-10, 5-5 Conference USA) beat the Green Wave (16-8, 7-2) in New Orleans.
Charleston 85, Fla. International 81
Sedric Webber, Rodney Conner, Thaddeous Delaney and Anthony Johnson scored 14 points each as the Cougars (22-2, 13-0 Trans America Athletic Conference) rallied to beat the Golden Panthers (11-12, 9-4) in Miami.
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