Duke loses Williamson, game...Georgetown, Syracuse, Florida pull off upsets...Flames dump Isles
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson suffered a right knee injury when his Nike shoe blew up in the first half of top-ranked Duke’s 88-72 loss to No. 8 North Carolina at Durham. Williamson grabbed the knee after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line. Luke Maye took full advantage of the freak injury be delivering 30 points and 15 rebounds in front of former President Barack Obama, director Spike Lee and Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessie Govan had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Georgetown surprised No. 17 Villanova, 85-73. Mac McClung also scored 21 for Georgetown, which ended a nine-game losing streak against the Wildcats. James Akinjo had 10 points and nine assists as the Hoyas won for the first time in eight games versus top-25 teams with Patrick Ewing on the Georgetown bench.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Elijah Hughes scored 18 points and Oshae Brissett had 16 to lead four players in double figures as Syracuse rolled to a 69-49 stifling of No. 18 Louisville. The Orange nailed 11 3-pointers as they try to distance themselves from the NCAA bubble teams. The Cardinals shot just under 26 percent from the field and missed 22 of their 28 3-point attempts.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Kevaughn Allen highlighted a 21-point performance with a pair of 3-pointers late in overtime to carry Florida to an 82-77 victory against No. 13 LSU 82-77. Jalen Hudson and Noah Locke each scored 15 as the Gators won their third in a row since competitive losses to Kentucky, Tennessee and Auburn. Naz Reid had 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Tigers, who lost for only the second time in 16 games and saw its four-game winning streak snapped.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Austin Czarnik (ZAHr’-nihk) and Johnny Gaudreau (goo-DROH’) scored 29 seconds apart to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders. Mike Smith needed to make just 17 saves as Calgary moved three points ahead of San Jose. Casey Cizikas (sih-ZEE’-kihs) and Anders Lee did the scoring for the Islanders, who continue to lead the Metropolitan Division by three points over Washington.