TOP 25: Wake Forest 82, No. 4 Duke 72
Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and host Wake Forest pulled away to upset Duke on Wednesday night. Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 Atlantic Coast Conference). Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 points to help Wake Forest claim its first win over Duke since 2009 and its biggest win since an upset of No. 2 Miami last February. Jabari Parker scored 19 points and Rodney Hood added 16 for the Blue Devils (23-7, 12-5).
No. 8 Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57
Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and host Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in a romp over Texas Tech. Freshman forward Andrew Wiggins, also likely playing in his final home game, added nine points for the Jayhawks (23-7, 14-3 Big 12), who have already wrapped up their 10th consecutive Big 12 title. Toddrick Gotcher scored 10 points to lead the Red Raiders (13-17, 5-12).
No. 11 Louisville 84, No. 18 SMU 71
Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime, including six 3-pointers, and Louisville became the first opponent to win in SMU’s renovated home, beating the Mustangs (23-7, 12-5). Smith hit three straight 3s right after his alley-oop pass on the go-ahead dunk by Montrezl Harrell midway through the second half for the American Athletic Conference-leading and defending national champion Cardinals (25-5, 14-3 AAC).
Dayton 72, No. 17 Saint Louis 67
Reserve Jalen Robinson scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including two key 3-pointers in the put-away run, helping Dayton upset host Saint Louis, the Billikens’ third straight loss. The Billikens (25-5, 12-3 Atlantic 10) still clinched at least a tie for a second straight Atlantic 10 title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament anyway when George Washington beat Saint Joseph’s 76-71 on Wednesday night. Jordan Sibert had 14 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Flyers (21-9, 9-6).
No. 19 Connecticut 69, Rutgers 63
Shabazz Napier scored 26 points in his final home game, leading UConn to a win over Rutgers. The senior guard made a career-high seven 3-pointers and hit eight of his 13 shots from the floor. Niels Giffey added a career-high 16 points for the Huskies (24-6, 12-5 American Athletic Conference), who have won three in a row and seven of their last eight games. Miles Mack scored 16 points for Rutgers (11-19, 5-11).
No. 21 New Mexico 80, Air Force 52
Seniors Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams put on a show in their final home game for New Mexico, combining for 34 points to lead the Lobos to a victory over Air Force. Bairstow finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Williams had 13 points for New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West). The Falcons (11-17, 5-12) shot 34.5 percent from the field (19 for 55), with leading scorer Tre’ Coggins going 3 for 13 while scoring 11 points.
No. 23 Oklahoma 72, West Virginia 62
Cameron Clark had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game to help host Oklahoma defeat West Virginia. It was the senior’s highest-scoring game since Jan. 8. He received a standing ovation when he left with 30.9 seconds remaining. Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half and Je’lon Hornbeak added 11 points for the Sooners. Juwan Staten scored 23 points Mountaineers (16-14, 8-9).
BIG TEN: No. 9 Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70
Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a victory over Purdue. Kaminsky, a 7-footer who can shoot from the perimeter, went 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Badgers (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight thanks in large part to shooting 48 percent from the field in the first half. Ronnie Johnson had 15 points for the Boilermakers (15-15, 5-12).
Nebraska 70, Indiana 60
Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields each scored 17 points, and Nebraska’s defense held off host Indiana’s second-half rally. The Cornhuskers (18-11, 10-7) have won seven of eight and this one strengthened their resume for the NCAA’s selection committee. It’s also the first time in six tries Nebraska has won in Bloomington. Indiana (17-13, 7-10) was led by Troy Williams with 18 points and Will Sheehey with 13.