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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 11:42 p.m. CDT
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(Paul Vernon)
Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross ( left) shoots against Delaware's Devon Saddler during Wednesday's game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 76-64.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.

Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight.

Stanford 53, No. 10 UConn 51: Rock Island native Chasson Randle scored 22 points, including a jumper with 3˝ minutes left which turned out to be the game-winner, to lead the Cardinals to an upset of the Huskies in Hartford, Conn.

Josh Huestis added 13 points, and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (8-2), which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.

DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1). Shabazz Napier missed three shots in the final 40 seconds with a chance to put the Huskies ahead. He passed up an opportunity on UConn’s final possession, passing the ball to Omar Calhoun, whose 3-pointer from the right wing bounced off the rim.

No. 12 Baylor 91, Northwestern State 84, OT: Kenny Chery scored 12 of his 20 points in overtime as the Bears were tested in their return from an extended break.

After Brison White’s jumper got Northwestern State within 82-80 with 2 minutes left, Chery drove for a layup and then made a 3-pointer after a shot-clock violation by the Demons (4-6).

Cory Jefferson had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, which was playing for the first time in 12 days. Rico Gathers had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Franklin added 11 points.

Jalan West had 26 points for Northwestern State.

Texas 86, No. 14 North Carolina 83: Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left for Texas in an upset at Chapel Hill, N.C.

Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNC’s Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth straight win.

Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12 – including two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to answer a tying spurt from the Tar Heels (7-3).

Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC, which got senior Leslie McDonald back for the first time after missing the first nine games due to NCAA eligibility issues. He scored 15 points.

No. 22 UMass 83, Ohio 71: Maxie Esho had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists for unbeaten Massachusetts in Athens, Ohio.

Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points.

Maurice Ndour scored 16 points for Ohio (7-3), which made just five of 24 attempts from 3-point range (20.8 percent).

Nick Kellogg added 12 points for the Bobcats, who were playing their first home game against a ranked opponent since 1997.

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