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NO. 1 UMASS NEEDS RALLY TO BEAT LA SALLE

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For a team that always comes out ahead, No. 1 Massachusetts is sure falling behind an awful lot.

Marcus Camby and the Minutemen rallied again Thursday to overcome a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat La Salle 70-53.Camby had a career-high 15 rebounds and scored 26 points. The Minutemen (24-0, 12-0 Atlantic 10) are the nation's only unbeaten team despite having trailed or been tied at halftime 10 times.

La Salle used a 20-2 run to take a 28-20 lead at halftime. After the Explorers (5-19, 2-9) got the first basket of the second half, the Minutemen scored 11 straight points.

No. 8 Wake Forest 85, Maryland 78

Tim Duncan hit 12 of 14 shots and scored a career-high 33 points as Wake Forest held its lead in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Demon Deacons (17-3, 9-2) lead Georgia Tech by one full game.

No. 11 Purdue 63, Ohio State 55

Purdue held onto first place in the Big Ten, winning its sixth in a row behind Brad Miller's 16 points and Porter Roberts' 14.

No. 18 UCLA 76, No. 13 Arizona 75

Kris Johnson made a foul shot with one second left and UCLA overcame a 19-point deficit and an unusual technical foul to win at home. The Bruins (17-6, 10-2) held their lead in the Pac-10.

No. 20 Stanford 65, Oregon St. 50

Brevin Knight scored 15 points and Andy Poppink had 13 as Stanford won its sixth in a row.

No. 24 L-ville 67, N.C. Charlotte 64

DeJuan Wheat made a key 3-pointer and scored 18 points as Louisville won on the road.