Villanova 73, No. 5 Louisville 64
Achraf Yacoubou hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer late in the second half to help host Villanova upset Louisville. The Wildcats (12-7, 3-3 Big East) led by as many as 10 points in the first half and rallied late in the second to send the Cardinals (16-3, 4-2) to their second loss in a row.
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 13 points, and JayVaughn Pinkston and Mouphtaou Yarou each scored 11 for Villanova. Yacoubou hit the go-ahead 3 with just less than 4 minutes left and the Wildcats held on from there.
No. 3 Kansas 59, No. 11 Kansas State 55
Travis Releford scored 12 points and Kansas held off Kansas State down the stretch and took sole possession of first place in the Big 12. The Jayhawks (17-1, 5-0), who pushed their nation-leading winning streak to 16 games and ended the Wildcats’ 12-game home winning streak. Shane Southwell, who scored a career-high 19 points, got Kansas State (15-3, 4-1) within 56-53 with a scooping layup with 38.2 seconds left. Naadir Tharpe made two foul shots to restore a five-point lead, the Wildcats’ Rodney McGruder misfired on a 3-pointer.
Wake Forest 86, No. 18 North Carolina St. 84
Freshman Devin Thomas had a season-high 25 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to help Wake Forest upset visiting North Carolina State. Travis McKie added 16 points for the Demon Deacons (10-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). N.C. State (15-4, 4-2) led by 16 points in the first half.
No. 22 Missouri 71, South Carolina 65
Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown hit key 3-pointers in the final 1:11 and host Missouri overcame 5-for-27 shooting from long range and a 13-point second-half deficit to beat South Carolina (11-7, 1-4 SEC). Ross had a career-best 21 points and Brown had 17 for Missouri (14-4, 3-2). Brown had eight points in a 20-2 run that gave Missouri a five-point lead with just under 12 minutes to go.
No. 13 Michigan State 49, Wisconsin 47
Keith Appling scored 19 points and Branden Dawson added 18 to lead visiting Michigan State. Mike Bruesewitz led Wisconsin (13-6, 4-2 Big Ten) with 10 points. Both teams went more than 4 minutes without scoring down the stretch. Dawson broke the drought, hitting one of two from the line to put the Spartans (17-3, 6-1) up 48-44 with just over 2 minutes left.
Illinois 71, Nebraska 51
D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois (15-5, 2-4) ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Nebraska (10-10, 1-6).