BIG TEN: No. 1 Indiana 72, No. 4 Michigan State 68
Victor Oladipo’s go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted Indiana to a win over host Michigan State. Indiana (24-3, 12-2) broke a first-place tie in the conference and moved a step closer toward earning top seeding next month in the NCAA tournament. The Hoosiers had lost 17 straight — since 1991 — on the road against the Spartans.
TOP 25: No. 2 Miami 54, Virginia 50
Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left, and the host Miami Hurricanes overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row to beat Virginia and remain unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Durand Scott added two clinching free throws with 4.1 seconds to go for the Hurricanes.
Missouri 63, No. 5 Florida 60
Laurence Bowers had 17 points plus 10 rebounds and host Missouri erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to rally past Florida. Phil Pressey added 10 assists, seven points, six rebounds and three steals for Missouri (19-7, 8-5 SEC).
No. 15 Butler 68, Duquesne 49
Rotnei Clarke scored 16 points and Khyle Marshall added 14 to lead host Butler past reeling Duquesne. The Bulldogs (22-5, 9-3 Atlantic 10) have won five of their last six and managed to keep pace with league-leading Virginia Commonwealth, which went into the night with a one-game lead over Butler and a half-game lead over St. Louis.
No. 17 Marquette 67, Seton Hall 46
Vander Blue scored 19 points and Marquette used a sizeable rebounding advantage to beat host Seton Hall. The win enabled the Golden Eagles (19-6, 10-3 Big East) to hold onto first place in the conference with their fourth win in the last five outings.
Saint Louis 76, No. 24 VCU 62
Jordair Jett scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Mike McCall Jr. added 15 to help host Saint Louis win its eighth straight and take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 with a victory over VCU. Led by Jett and Cody Ellis, who contributed 10 points, SLU’s bench outscored VCU’s 34-14.