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Wildcats show no letdown in win over Eastern Michigan

Aaron Gordon scored 19 points and Nick Johnson and Brandon Ashley added 18 points each in Arizona’s 79-58 victory over Texas Tech.

The Wildcats were coming off an NIT championship and a victory over then-No. 6 Duke in the title game, but showed no signs of a letdown Tuesday. Arizona (8-0) hit exactly half of its 50 field goal attempts and doubled up Texas Tech (6-3) in the rebounding department 40-20.

The Red Raiders, who dropped their tenth consecutive road game, got just 24 points from its starters. Jaye Crockett and reserve Kader Tapsoba each had a team-high 11 points.

No. 4 Syracuse 69, Indiana 52

The backcourt duo of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 38 points as the Orange remained unbeaten at 8-0.

Syracuse led by as much as 20 points in the first meeting between the schools since last season’s regional semifinals in Washington D.C.

Noah Vonleh led Indiana (6-2) with 17 points, including 13-of-16 free throws.

The Hoosiers came in fifth nationally in field goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 35 percent, but the host Orange hit 24-of-47 from the field.

No. 10 Duke 79, No. 22 Michigan 69

The Blue Devils bounced back from a loss in the NIT championship game behind Quinn Cook’s 24 points and nine assists.

Duke (7-2) improved to 13-2 all-time in the Big 10/ACC Challenge.

Michigan (5-3) missed 16 of its first 20 field goal attempts, yet still got as close as 46-40 when Caris LeVert, who matched his career high with 24 points, converted a three-point play with nine minutes to play in the game.

Andre Dawkins hit consecutive 3-pointers to start Duke on an 11-2 run and the hosts’ lead didn’t fall into single digits the rest of the night.

No. 18 UCLA 89, Santa Barbara 76

Santa Barbara pulled even at 65-65 on a free throw by Alan Williams with 8:21 left, but starting with Bryce Alford’s 3-pointer the host Bruins ended the game on a 24-11 run.

UCLA (8-0) was led by Jordan Adams, who had 22 points, and Kyle Anderson (21 points).

Williams had a team-high 23 points for the Gauchos (3-3), who were visiting Pauley Pavilion for the first time since pulling off a 61-60 upset in December, 2003.

Anderson, one of the country’s leaders in assists, had nine Tuesday.

No. 21 Massachusetts 69, Eastern Michigan 57

Raphiael Putney scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as the Minutemen won their first game as a ranked team in 15 years.

Massachusetts (7-0), which was last ranked in November, 1998, trailed 42-40 when Putney drained a 3-pointer with 13:27 and the visitors never trailed again.

Trey Davis had 13 points off the bench for Massachusetts, unbeaten after seven games for the first time since the 2010-2011 season.

No. 23 Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93

The 8-1 Hawkeyes continued their best start since 2004-2005, thanks to Aaron White’s 20 points.

Iowa also got 17 points from Devyn Marble and reserve Jarrod Uthoff and the hosts needed all of those points as Notre Dame nearly pulled the upset.

The Irish, who got 29 points from Garrick Sherman and 23 from Eric Atkins, shot 51 percent from the field against an Iowa defense that came into the game leading the country in field goal percentage defense. Atkins’ 3-pointer pulled Notre Dame (5-3) to within 96-93 with six seconds left.