BIG TEN: Wisconsin 65, No. 3 Michigan 62
Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as host Wisconsin upset Michigan on Saturday. Brust scored 14 points for the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten), while Jared Berggren added 13.
Trey Burke scored 19 points for Michigan (21-3, 8-3), while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 18.
Hardaway hit a contested 3-pointer to put the Wolverines up 65-52 with less than 3 seconds left in regulation. Brust collected the inbounds pass near halfcourt, took one dribble and hit a runner that touched nothing but net to tie the game.
Wisconsin and Michigan traded baskets in overtime before Brust hit the 3-pointer over Caris LeVert to put Wisconsin up 65-62 with less than 40 seconds left.
Michigan came in as one of the top scoring teams in the country at almost 78 points per game, but Wisconsin held the Wolverines to less than 40 percent shooting from the field, including 5-of-18 from beyond the 3-point line.
The win extended the Badgers’ 11-game home winning streak against Michigan, the best in school history.
No. 12 Michigan State 78, Purdue 65
Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17, leading visiting Michigan State past Purdue. The Spartans (20-4, 9-2) have won nine of their last 10 games.
Purdue (12-12, 5-6) was led by Terone Johnson with 20 points and Ronnie Johnson with 15, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a fourth loss in five games or a fifth consecutive loss in the series.
Iowa 71, Northwestern 57
Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points and host Iowa snapped a two-game losing streak. Josh Oglesby added 10 for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7), who won for just the second time in six games.
Reggie Hearn had 13 to lead Northwestern (13-11, 4-7), which let the Hawkeyes take control with a 10-0 run midway through the second half.
TOP 25: No. 2 Florida 83, Mississippi State 58
Mike Rosario scored 18 points, Erik Murphy added 17 and host Florida bounced back from a humbling loss earlier in the week to thump short-handed Mississippi State. Casey Prather, playing in place of injured forward Will Yeguete, chipped in 12 points and five rebounds. Yeguete had arthroscopic surgery Friday to remove loose bodies in his right knee and will miss at least the rest of the regular season. The Gators (19-3, 9-1 SEC) went 4-5 without him last season, but looked much better against Mississippi State (7-15, 2-8).
Oklahoma 72, No. 5 Kansas 66
Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma held off visiting Kansas to give the Jayhawks their first three-game losing streak in eight years. The Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series and took down a top 5 opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28, 2006.
Freshman Je’lon Hornbeak went 4-for-6 at the free-throw line in the final minute, just enough to keep the Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3) at bay. Cameron Clark hit two free throws to finish it off, and fans stormed the court after Buddy Hield came up with a steal and then dunked as the final buzzer sounded.
No. 6 Gonzaga 74, Loyola-Marymount 55
Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk each scored 20 points as host Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount. Elias Harris added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga (23-2, 10-0 West Coast). Anthony Ireland tied a career high with 30 points to lead cold-shooting Loyola Marymount (8-16, 1-10).
No. 8 Miami 87, North Carolina 61
Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists to lead host Miami to its 11th win in a row.
The Hurricanes made a school record-tying 15 3-pointers as they improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.
The Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) set a school record for ACC victories in a season with eight games still to go. They are the last unbeaten team in league play among the major conferences.
Reggie Bullock had 14 points for North Carolina (16-7, 6-4).
The Hurricanes made 13 of their first 19 3-point tries and finished 15-for-26 from beyond the arc. Larkin tied a career high with five 3-pointers in eight attempts.
No. 13 Kansas State 79, Iowa State 70
Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as host Kansas State took sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Korie Lucious led the Cyclones (16-7, 6-4) with 16 points and reserve Tyrus McGee had 15.
The Wildcats (19-4, 8-2) held a slim 33-32 lead at the break in a game that remained close most of the way.
With 9:10 remaining, Kansas State led 61-52. In response to a pair of Iowa State baskets, Gipson and Rodriguez both scored and put the Wildcats up 65-55.
No. 14 Butler 59, George Washington 56
Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and visiting Butler nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7½ minutes without a field goal before holding on.
The Colonials cut the lead to one in the final minute and had several 3-point looks in the final 10 seconds that could have sent the game into overtime. Joe McDonald had the final chance, but he was stripped as he went up for the shot just before time expired.
Roosevelt Jones had 12 points for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10), who broke a two-game road losing streak.
Isaiah Armwood had 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington (11-11, 5-4), which sold out the Smith Center for the first time since 2006 and was hosting its highest ranked opponent since 2000. The Colonials, who start four true freshmen, shot 28 percent.
Butler led 48-31 with 12 minutes to play, but the Colonials’ full-court press and Jones’ poor free throw shooting — he entered the game shooting 59.1 percent and went 2-for-9 from the line, all in the second half — helped get GW back into the game.
No. 23 Pittsburgh 62, No. 17 Cincinnati 52
Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent visiting Pittsburgh to victory. The Panthers (20-5, 8-4) have won seven of their last eight games overall and four of their past five on the road.
Woodall hit a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer during a 7-0 run that put Pitt ahead to stay with 3:21 left. The conference’s stingiest defense held Cincinnati (18-6, 6-5) without a field goal over the final 9:21, allowing seven free throws.
No. 19 Oregon 73, Utah 64
E.J. Singler had 21 points and host Oregon (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12) overcame a poor start to end its three-game losing streak. Utah (10-13, 2-9) led 30-22 after the first half but Oregon pulled in front midway through the second and extended its lead to 53-45 on Carlos Emory’s tip-in with 6:32 left.
No. 20 Georgetown 69, Rutgers 63
Markel Starks scored 20 points and Otto Porter took over down the stretch for visiting Georgetown. Porter had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East), who have won five in a row and seven of their last eight. Mikael Hopkins had 12 of his 14 points after halftime and D’Vaun Smith-Rivera scored 13.
Eli Carter had 23 points for the Scarlet Knights (12-10, 3-8), who lost their sixth in a row.
After a string of nine consecutive scoring sequences produced either a lead change or tie, Porter scored on a fast-break layup to make it 62-60 with 4:44 left to give the Hoyas the lead for good.
With Georgetown leading 62-61, the Hoyas came out of a timeout and got a crucial three-point play from Porter off an entry pass from Starks to lead by four with 1:15 remaining.
No. 21 Missouri 98, Mississippi 79
Alex Oriakhi had a career-high 22 points to go with 18 rebounds, three blocks and a central role in a second-half fracas for host Missouri. Phil Pressey had four assists to break Anthony Peeler’s career school record and had 22 points for Missouri (17-6, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), which bounced back nicely from its latest discouraging road loss, a 1-point setback at Texas A&M on Thursday. The Tigers are 14-0 at home and 0-5 on the road.
Marshall Henderson had 16 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Mississippi (18-5, 7-3), which has lost three of four. Jarvis Summers also had 16 points while Murphy Holloway, coming off a career-best 24 points, was held to seven in 30 minutes.
The game got testy with about 7½ minutes to go when Reginald Buckner apparently was tripped by Oriakhi after the Tigers scored to make it 80-58 and came up swinging with a couple of wild punches that missed Laurence Bowers as Oriakhi danced away.
Missouri matched its season best with 12 3-pointers, four by Pressey and three each by Keion Bell and Jabari Brown.
No. 22 Oklahoma State 72, Texas 59
Marcus Smart scored 23 points and visiting Oklahoma State got its fifth win in a row. Markel Brown added 17 points for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but used their own tough defense to clamp down on the Longhorns. Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8).
The Longhorns shot 1-of-18 from 3-point range.
No. 24 Marquette 89, DePaul 78
Vander Blue scored 18 points and Junior Cadougan added 17 as host Marquette handed DePaul its eighth loss in a row. With the win, Marquette (17-5, 8-2 Big East) moved one-half game ahead of Syracuse for first place in the Big East.
Davante Gardner added 13 points for Marquette. Brandon Young had 21 points and six assists for DePaul (10-13, 1-9).
MAC: Buffalo 59, N. Illinois 54
Javon McCrea scored 16 points and Tony Watson had 14 points to help host Buffalo (9-15, 4-6) beat Northern Illinois (5-17, 3-7) and snap a two-game losing streak. Auraum Nuiriankh recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds — four offensive — for the Bulls.
Ohio University 72, Bowling Green 63
Reggie Keely scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead host Ohio. T.J. Hall and Walter Offutt contributed 12 points each, and C.J. Cooper had 10 points and eight assists for the Bobcats (17-6, 8-1), who are 13-1 at home.
Ohio is 8-1 in MAC games for the first time since the 1984-85 season and has won nine of its past 10 games.
A’uston Calhoun had 19 points and eight rebounds, Jordan Crawford scored 17 points and Anthony Henderson chipped in eight points and 12 rebounds for the Falcons (9-14, 4-6).
Ball State 65, Western Michigan 62
Jauwan Scaife scored a career-high 30 points, including three 3-pointers, to help host Ball State snap Western Michigan’s seven-game winning streak. Scaife, a senior, was 9-of-16 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the line, including two free throws with 7 seconds left that gave the Cardinals (9-13, 3-7) a three-point cushion. David Brown then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for WMU (15-8, 7-3).
Toledo 60, E. Michigan 52
Rian Pearson scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help host Toledo (11-10, 7-3) extend its win streak to five games. The Rockets are now in a first-place tie in the MAC’s West Division with Western Michigan. Daylen Harrison scored 19 points for the Eagles (11-12, 4-5).