TOP 25: No. 8 Syracuse 84, Providence 59
James Southerland scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points and 12 assists, and host Syracuse beat Providence on Wednesday.
Syracuse (22-4, 10-3 Big East) has won 38 consecutive home games, the longest active streak in Division I, and moved into a tie with Marquette and No. 11 Georgetown atop the conference standings.
Syracuse’s C.J. Fair had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Guard Vincent Council had 15 points and seven assists for Providence (14-12, 6-8) to become the all-time Big East assist leader with 431.
No. 9 Kansas 68, No. 14 Oklahoma St. 67
Naadir Tharpe connected on a short jumper in the lane with 16.5 seconds left in the second overtime to lift visiting Kansas. Travis Releford scored 18 points and Jeff Withey had three double-overtime free throws among his 17 points for the Jayhawks (22-4, 10-4 Big 12), who are tied with No. 13 Kansas State for the conference lead.
Kansas has had at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for each of the past eight years, but that streak was in jeopardy against the surging Cowboys.
Markel Brown scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State (19-6, 9-4), which had won seven in a row — including snapping the Jay.
No. 11 Georgetown 90, DePaul 66
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had a career-high 33 points — the most by any Georgetown player this season — and the host Hoyas moved back into a tie for first place in the Big East. Nate Lubick added 15 points, and Jabril Trawick had 13 for the Hoyas (20-4, 10-3).
Brandon Young scored 16 points to lead the Blue Demons (11-15, 2-11).
No. 21 Memphis 81, Houston 74
Adonis Thomas scored 22 points, Chris Crawford had 11 points and 13 rebounds as host Memphis beat Houston for its 17th consecutive win.
Thomas also had eight rebounds and Crawford finished one assist shy of a triple-double as the Tigers (23-2, 12-0 Conference USA) held on through a final flurry by the Cougars.
Joseph Young led the Cougars (15-10, 4-8) with 22 points, while TaShawn Thomas added 20 points.
BIG TEN: No. 19 Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 41
Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 12 points, and visiting Wisconsin shut down Northwestern for its fifth win in six games.
The balanced Badgers (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten) had five players with at least eight points.
Reggie Hearn scored 13 for Northwestern (13-14, 4-10).
MID-AMERICAN: Ohio 73, Eastern Michigan 50
Reggie Keely scored 20 points and D.J. Cooper turned in his fifth double-double of the season as host Ohio downed Eastern Michigan.
Nick Kellogg added nine points and Ivo Baltic had eight points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats (20-6, 11-2 MAC).
J.R. Sims paced Eastern Michigan (12-14, 5-7) with 12 points.