Men’s basketball roundup: St. John’s tops Nova

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — St. John’s took down another of the nation’s elite, and stunned No. 1 Villanova, 79-75, on Wednesday night for its second win over a top-five team this week — and first over the top-ranked team in 33 years.

Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points to spark the Red Storm (12-13, 1-11 Big East) to its first conference win of the season and easily their best week since Chris Mullin was in uniform, not the coach.

No. 2 Virginia 59, Florida State 55

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Devon Hall scored 17 points, Ty Jerome added 15 and No. 2 Virginia rallied in the second half to beat Florida State.

Kyle Guy scored 10 of his 13 points in the final 20 minutes.

No. 25 Miami 87,

Wake Forest 81

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV scored 19 points to lead No. 25 Miami to a victory over Wake Forest.

Walker’s 3-pointer with 5:01 remaining capped a 10-2 run and gave the Hurricanes a 66-56 lead.

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