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No. 2 Wichita State goes 30-0

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POSTED February 26, 2014 12:26 a.m.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season.

Wichita State is the 11th team to reach 30-0, the previous 10 all hitting the 30-win mark during postseason play. The last team to reach 30-0 was UNLV in 1990-91. The Runnin’ Rebels went 34-0 that season before losing to Duke in the national semifinals.

No. 1 Florida holds
off Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith scored 19 points, and No. 1 Florida held off Vanderbilt 57-54 on Tuesday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference title and seventh overall.

Patric Young added 12 points for the Gators (26-2, 15-0 SEC), who continued the best season in school history by winning their 20th straight game, and now they will have a chance to claim their third SEC title in four years all to themselves with a win against LSU on Saturday.

No. 6 Duke beats
Virginia Tech

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rodney Hood scored 21 points to lead Duke.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 15 points for the Blue Devils (23-6, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped to a 24-4 lead midway through the first half and never trailed — though they struggled to land a game-finishing blow on the Hokies.

San Diego State
routs San Jose State

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee II and JJ O’Brien each scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense as San Diego State breezed past San Jose State.

Coming off their third loss of the season, the Aztecs (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West) had an easy time against the overmatched Spartans (7-20, 1-14).

No. 14 Wisconsin
 beats Indiana

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sam Dekker scored 16 points as Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start.

The Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten) held Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) to its lowest point production in the first half this season, taking a 29-19 lead.

Minnesota races past
No. 20 Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Austin Hollins scored a career-high 27 points on 8-for-10 shooting and DeAndre Mathieu had 19 points and seven assists as Minnesota bounced back from a monthlong slump.

Hollins made all seven of his free throws for the Gophers (18-11, 7-9 Big Ten), who won for just the third time in their last nine games by making 13 of their last 14 free throws over the final 70 seconds. Charles Buggs added a career-high 13 points.

Neal and Kirk help New Mexico beat Utah State

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cullen Neal scored nine of his 12 points in a decisive run in the second half for New Mexico.

Cameron Bairstow had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (22-5, 13-3 Mountain West) while Alex Kirk added 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Utah State led 47-39 with 11:29 left after Preston Medlin hit a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play.

But Neal started the long run with a 3-pointer and Kirk scored six straight points near the end the surge that left New Mexico holding a 62-52 lead.

The Lobos controlled the glass, holding a 46-30 edge, including 12-6 on the offensive end.

Medlin scored 19 points to lead the Aggies (15-13, 5-10).

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