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Friday's roundup: Syracuse holds off Iowa

Detroit News staff and wires

New York — Chris McCullough had 20 points and a key steal with 8.4 seconds left, and No. 23 Syracuse held off Iowa, 66-63, on Friday night in the 2K Classic consolation game.

Rakeem Christmas scored 18 for the Orange (3-1).

Jarrod Uthoff scored 20 and Aaron White had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Iowa (2-2).

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(At) No. 1 Kentucky 89, Boston University 65: Aaron Harrison scored 19 for Kentucky (4-0).

No. 4 Duke 72, Temple 54: Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and Duke overcame an off night from the field to coast in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

The Blue Devils (4-0) advanced to a championship game against Stanford (3-0).

Will Cummings had 18 points for Temple (2-1).

(At) No. 9 Virginia 59, George Washington 42: Justin Anderson scored 18 and Malcolm Brogdon 15 for Virginia (4-0).

No. 10 Texas 71, California 55: In New York City, Jonathan Holmes had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Texas won the 2K Classic.

No. 17 Connecticut 75, Dayton 64: At San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ryan Boatright scored 20 and Rodney Purvis 19 for Connecticut (3-0) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

(At) No. 25 Utah 88, UC Riverside 42: Freshman Kyle Kuzma, a highly recruited forward from Burton, Michigan, who redshirted last season, scored 19 for Utah.

State men

(At) Eastern Michigan 71, Youngstown State 62: Karrington Ward had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Eastern (3-0), which plays UNC-Greensboro at 7 tonight.

(At) Central Michigan 76, Maine 48: John Simmons scored 17 and Rayshawn Simmons had nine assists for Central (3-0), which faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday.

Big Ten

(At) Illinois 107, Austin Peay 66: Malcolm Hill scored a career-high 16 points and added six rebounds as the Illini (3-0), who were 11th in the Big Ten last season in scoring, went over 100 points for the second straight game.

Chris Freeman scored 13 for Austin Peay (1-3).

Tarkanian hospitalized

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, 84, remains in stable condition as he's being treated for pneumonia.