DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Seth Curry scored 12 of his season-high 31 points during a late run as top-ranked Duke rallied to beat Santa Clara 90-77. Mason Plumlee had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who trailed 45-41 with 16 ½ minutes left before holding the Broncos to just one field goal over the next 8 ½ minutes. Duke also withstood Kevin Foster's 29 points and improved to 12-0.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — No. 23 North Carolina State was an 84-68 winner against Western Michigan as C.J. Leslie scored 19 points and Richard Howell added 18 on 8-for-8 shooting. The Wolfpack shot 55 percent from the field, padding their NCAA-leading field goal percentage.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Backup quarterback Driphus Jackson came off the bench to throw for 264 yards and two touchdowns as Rice whipped Air Force 33-14 in the Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth. Jackson replaced Taylor McHargue, who never returned because of an apparent head injury after a helmet-to-helmet collision with about five minutes left in the first half. Jordan Taylor caught both of Jackson's touchdown passes and finished with nine receptions for 153 yards and three scores.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints confirm they have worked out a contract extension with suspended head coach Sean Payton, a deal that's awaiting NFL approval. Payton is the only coach in Saints history to win a Super Bowl, raising the Lombardi Trophy in February 2010. He was due to begin his seventh season as the Saints' head coach in 2012 before being suspended for the whole season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation.
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia upset the favorites to win a World Cup night slalom Saturday for her first career victory. She trailed overall World Cup leader Tina Maze by 0.55 seconds after the opening leg but overtook the Slovenian with a near-flawless final run.