No. 12 Louisville 64, Pittsburgh 61
Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng combined for 34 points and sealed the game with four free throws in the final 12 seconds as Louisville ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Louisville, which has slumped since being No. 1 two weeks ago, saw an 11-point second-half lead cut to 60-58 on Tray Woodall’s 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds remaining. That was one of seven 3s by Pitt over the final 13:18.
Dieng made two free throws with 12.7 seconds left for a four-point lead, and after the Panthers’ Lamar Patterson shot an air ball with 6 seconds left, Smith followed with two more free throws for a 64-58 lead with 4.2 seconds left.
Woodall, who had 14 points, drained a long 3-pointer in the final second.
No. 2 Kansas 61, West Virginia 56
Travis Releford and Jeff Withey both scored 15 points and visiting Kansas nearly relinquished a double-digit lead before beating West Virginia to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games.
Kansas (19-1, 7-0 Big 12) shot 54 percent from the field in the first meeting between the schools. Ben McLemore added 13 points for Kansas.
Aaric Murray had 17 points and Juwan Staten added 14 for the Mountaineers (9-11, 2-5).
No. 25 Marquette 63, South Florida 50
Vander Blue scored a career-high 30 points to lead host Marquette to a victory over South Florida as the Golden Eagles moved into a first-place tie with Syracuse in the Big East. Blue, who came into the game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer, made 13-of-20 shots from the field and scored 11 points during the big run that spanned both halves.