DURHAM, N.C. — Nolan Smith scored 29 points and No. 1 Duke bounced back from its first loss in 10 months by pulling away to beat Virginia 76-60 on Saturday.
Andre Dawkins added 12 of his 14 points after halftime, Kyle Singler finished with 13 points and Mason Plumlee had a career-high 16 rebounds for the slow-starting Blue Devils (16-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
They trailed by 10 late in the first half, but outscored Virginia 43-18 over the final 16 minutes and shot nearly 47 percent to avoid their first losing streak in two years.
Mustapha Farrakhan and Joe Harris scored 15 points each for the Cavaliers (10-7, 1-2). They were held to one field goal during a late eight-minute stretch and fell to 1-28 against top-ranked teams.
NO. 2 OHIO STATE 69, PENN STATE 66: At Columbus, Ohio, freshman forward Jared Sullinger scored 19 points and converted a three-point play with 13.2 seconds left to lift Ohio State. The victory, on the heels of top-ranked Duke's 66-61 loss at Florida State on Wednesday night, could propel the Buckeyes (18-0, 5-0 Big Ten) to the No. 1 spot in next week's rankings.
NO. 3 KANSAS 63, NEBRASKA 60: At Lawrence, Kan., Marcus Morris and Tyrel Reed hit free throws in the final seconds, and Kansas rallied to remain unbeaten.
NO. 4 SYRACUSE 67, NO. 25 CINCINNATI 52: At Syracuse, N.Y., Rick Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season, leading Syracuse to the victory.
NO. 5 PITTSBURGH 74, SETON HALL 53: At Pittsburgh, senior center Gary McGhee scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, sending Pittsburgh to a victory over struggling Seton Hall.
NO. 7 VILLANOVA 74, MARYLAND 66: At Philadelphia, Corey Fisher scored eight of his 17 points during a 19-0 run, and Villanova earned its 11th-straight win.
NO. 10 CONNECTICUT 82, DEPAUL 62: At Rosemont, Ill., Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 31 points in the first half and Connecticut handed DePaul its 18th-straight loss in Big East play.
NO. 12 TEXAS 66, OKLAHOMA 46: At Austin, Texas, Jordan Hamilton scored 17 points and Texas sent rival Oklahoma to an 0-3 start in the Big 12.
NO. 13 KENTUCKY 82, LSU 44: At Lexington, Ky., Terrence Jones added 17 in his second game coming off the bench and Kentucky rolled past LSU.
NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 91, NO. 15 MISSOURI 89 (OT): At College Station, Texas, Khris Middleton scored 28 points, including 11 in overtime, and Texas A&M picked up its 13th-straight win.
NO. 20 WISCONSIN 76, NO. 16 ILLINOIS 66: At Madison, Wis., Jon Leuer scored 26 points and hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch.