TOP 25: Stanford 82, No. 17 Oregon 80
Anthony Brown scored a career-high 24 points and visiting Stanford held on to send Oregon to its third consecutive loss Sunday.
Chasson Randle had 23 points for the Cardinal (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12), who beat their second ranked team this season, something they hadn’t accomplished since 2009.
Mike Moser scored 24 points to lead the Ducks (13-3, 1-3), who had two chances to tie the game in the final 8 seconds but Johnathan Loyd missed an open jump shot and Dominic Artis had a last-ditch layup roll off the rim as time expired.
Washington 71, No. 15 Colorado 54
C.J. Wilcox set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 31 points, including 21 in the second half, for host Washington.
Washington (11-6, 3-1 Pac-12) had lost 12 consecutive games against ranked teams.
Colorado (14-3, 3-1) never recovered after leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie crumbled to the court late in the first half after his left knee buckled while dribbling on a fastbreak. Dinwiddie had to be helped to the locker room by teammates and did not return.
The Huskies outscored the Buffaloes 49-29 after Dinwiddie’s injury.
No. 12 Louisville 71, SMU 63
Luke Hancock had a career-high 23 points, including two free throws with 46 seconds remaining, for host Louisville in a meeting of hall of fame coaches.
Hancock’s second consecutive 20-point game helped Rick Pitino’s Cardinals (14-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) get the final word in his first collegiate matchup against Larry Brown and his Mustangs (11-4, 1-2).
Making his first start despite dealing with a left Achilles issue, the senior guard made 8-of-15 from the field — 4-of-9 from 3-point range — to help keep Louisville ahead in a tense game that Montrezl Harrell finally settled with a dunk and a block after Hancock’s free throws.
No. 13 San Diego State 79, Air Force 72
JJ O’Brien had 18 points and 11 rebounds as visiting San Diego State extended its winning streak to 13 games.
It is the second-longest winning streak in school history for the Aztecs (14-1, 3-0 Mountain West), and it continues their second-best start ever behind 20-0 in 2010-11.
Tre’ Coggins had 29 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Falcons (8-7, 2-2), who led for much of the first half before trailing 31-27 at the break.
The Aztecs held a 39-30 rebounding edge including 17-6 on the offensive end. The Aztecs were 7-of-14 from beyond the arc while the Falcons were 7-of-20.
BIG TEN: Northwestern 49, No. 23 Illinois 43
Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead host Northwestern to an upset of in-state rival Illinois.
Drew Crawford added 14 points and JerShon Cobb had 11 for Northwestern (8-9, 1-3), which gave coach Chris Collins his first conference victory.
Northwestern had lost four in a row overall and three in a row in conference play, but snapped both streaks thanks to its defense.
Tracy Abrams had 13 points for the Fighting Illini (13-4, 2-2), who have lost two games in a row after four consecutive wins.
Purdue 70, Nebraska 64
A.J. Hammons scored 18 points to lead Purdue over visiting Nebraska.
Ronnie Johnson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (11-5, 1-2), who picked up their first league win.
Purdue made 24-of-52 shots, including 5-of-13 shots from behind the arc.
Terran Petteway had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Huskers (8-8, 0-4), who have lost five in a row.
MID-AMERICAN: Northern Illinois 45, Bowling Green 36
Aksel Bolin hit a key 3-pointer and Travon Baker scored six of his 13 points down the stretch to lift visiting Northern Illinois over Bowling Green.
Bolin’s 3-pointer gave Northern Illinois a 37-35 lead with 3:01 remaining. Baker then made a layup, hit a 3-pointer, and scored on one of two free throws to give the Huskies a 43-36 lead with 36 seconds to play.
A Darrell Bowie dunk capped the scoring for Northern Illinois (7-7, 1-1).
Bolin finished with seven points.
Richaun Holmes scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Bowling Green (6-9, 0-2), which has lost four in a row.