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Maryland upsets No. 5 UNC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — D.J. Strawberry scored a career-high 27 points, and Maryland rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 5 North Carolina 89-87 and extend its winning streak to five games.

North Carolina had a chance to force overtime with 3.5 seconds left, but Brandan Wright missed the first of two free throws and the Tar Heels failed to control the rebound of his second misfire.

No. 7 Memphis 77, Houston 64

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 19 points and the Tigers extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 and also won their 29th consecutive home game.

No. 17 Vanderbilt 67, Kentucky 65

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derrick Byars grabbed a rebound off his own missed foul shot and scored to give the Commodores their first lead with 25.5 seconds left.

No. 18 Duke 67, St. John’s 50

NEW YORK — Greg Paulus scored 19 points as the Blue Devils won their fourth straight and continued to rebound from a four-game losing streak that knocked them out of the Top 25 for a time.

No. 20 Louisville 76, Connecticut 69

HARTFORD, Conn. — Terrence Williams scored 17 points, as the Cardinals won their fifth straight game.

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