SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kris Joseph had 17 points, Scoop Jardine added 14 and No. 1 Syracuse cruised past Bucknell 80-61 on Tuesday night.

The Orange (12-0) won their 30th straight nonconference home game.

It was only the second time Bucknell (7-5) has played the No. 1 team in the nation. The Bison lost to Duke, 84-50, on Jan. 2, 2006.

Syracuse shot 50 percent in the opening half and held the Bison to 8-of-28 shooting (29 percent) to take a 39-22 halftime lead.

Mike Muscala finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for the Bison, while Ben Brackney had 11 points and Joe Willman 10.

Bucknell entered the game shooting nearly 40 percent from long range and went 2 of 10 in the first half, finishing 7 of 22 for the game.


(3) KENTUCKY 82, SAMFORD 50: Doron Lamb scored 26 points and Darius Miller added 17 as Kentucky extended its home winning streak to 41 games.

The Wildcats (10-1) played without Terrence Jones, who missed the first game in his collegiate career after dislocating the pinky on his left, shooting hand on Saturday.

The Wildcats scored the first 11 points of the game, pushed the lead to 45-22 at halftime and led by as many as 34 points late.


(15) PITTSBURGH 71, ST. FRANCIS 47: J.J. Moore scored 15 points, and Dante Taylor added 14 points and eight rebounds for Pittsburgh.

The Panthers (11-1) won their ninth straight by holding the visiting Red Flash (3-8) to 35 percent shooting and continuing their dominance on the glass.


(3) NOTRE DAME 90, CENTRAL FLORIDA 38: Skylar Diggins scored 14 points to lead a balanced offense as Notre Dame cruised to a win at home.

Kaila Turner had 13 points, Natalie Novosel and Natalie Achonwa added 12 each, and Devereaux Peters and Kayla McBride each scored 11 for the Fighting Irish (11-1).


(9) DUKE 107, UNC WILMINGTON 45: Allison Vernerey scored 18 of her 22 points in the decisive first half, and Duke forced 40 turnovers.

Tricia Liston added 18 points and Elizabeth Williams finished with 16 for the Blue Devils (8-2).

They shot 57 percent, never trailed, built a 41-24 rebounding advantage and used a dominating start that included three overwhelming runs to claim a second straight lopsided victory since a loss at No. 8 Kentucky.


BUFFALO STATE 69, BATES 67: Buffalo State (9-1) outscored Bates (5-4) 19-3 over the final five minutes of the second half to overcome a 16-point lead and went on to win in overtime at the Daytona Beach Shootout at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Bianca Smiley had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Bengals. She also missed a layup at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Sophomore Meredith Kelly led the Bobcats with 18 points. Junior Allie Beaulieu added 17 points.


DUQUESNE 76, MAINE 38: Alex Gensler scored 15 points, and Orsi Szecsi had 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals to help the Dukes (10-1) down the Black Bears (3-8) in the first round of the Gator Classic at Gainesville, Fla.

Wumi Agunbiade added 12 points and Carly Vendemia had 10 off the bench for Duquesne, which scored 34 points off turnovers.

Maine shot 30.2 percent from the floor and did not have a double-digit scorer.