Thursday's top games
No. 1 Syracuse 80, Tulane 61: James Southerland and Brandon Triche each hit a pair of three-pointers to key a 19-0 run as the Orange moved to 13-0 for the third straight season.
No. 2 Ohio State 69, Miami (Ohio) 40: William Buford scored 18 points and Aaron Craft dominated at both ends as the Buckeyes dominated.
No. 3 Kentucky 87, Loyola (Md.) 63: Reserve Kyle Wiltjer scored a personal-best 24 points and fellow freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sparked Kentucky's 17-2 second-half run. Kidd-Glichrist had 15 points and seven rebounds.
No. 7 Baylor vs. Saint Mary's: The Gaels are 10-1 and offer a big test for the unbeaten Bears (10-0), who are off to their best start in a decade.
No. 8 UConn 79, Fairfield 71: The Huskies have won 19 in a row over Fairfield, are 118-4 against New England teams outside the Big East, and have won 65 straight against in-state competition.
No. 9 Missouri 78, No. 25 Illinois 74: Phil Pressey had 18 points, five assists and two steals, and Missouri held off a second-half charge Illinois.
No. 11 Florida 82, Florida State 64: The Gators ran their home winning streak to 12, forcing eight turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the second half to fuel a decisive 15-2 run.
No. 16 Georgetown 70, Memphis 59: The Hoyas beat the Tigers for the second time this season.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.