No. 1 Kentucky 83, Vanderbilt 74
Freshman Anthony Davis scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-11 shooting, and Kentucky beat visiting Vanderbilt on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title for the 45th time.
The Wildcats (28-1, 14-0) have won 51 games in a row at home and are on a 20-game winning streak overall. But Kentucky trailed at halftime and needed a late surge.
Davis, who had 11 rebounds and five blocks, hit an 18-foot jumper as the shot clock expired with 1:06 left.
Terrence Jones added a dunk, and Davis blocked Lance Goulbourne’s shot with 31 seconds to go to put the game away.
Jeffery Taylor scored 19 points for Vanderbilt (20-9, 9-5).
No. 4 Kansas 87, ?No. 3 Missouri 86
Kansas and visiting Missouri kept their storied rivalry alive just a little bit longer.
Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson made it a memorable ending for Kansas.
Robinson kept the game going with a three-point play in the closing seconds of regulation, and Taylor’s two free throws with 8.3 seconds left in overtime gave the Jayhawks the win in their final scheduled regular-season matchup.
The Tigers, who blew a 19-point second-half lead, never got a potential winning shot off in the final seconds. Michael Dixon was boxed in by Robinson as he tried to get to the basket, and the buzzer eventually sounded on a 105-year-old rivalry steeped in tradition.
Robinson finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds for Kansas (24-5, 14-2), which wrapped up at least a share of its eighth consecutive Big 12 title. Taylor added 24 points, seven in overtime.
Marcus Denmon had 28 points to lead Missouri (25-4, 12-4), which heads off to the Southeastern Conference next season.
No. 5 Duke 70, ?Virginia Tech 65
Austin Rivers scored 23 points and Seth Curry added 19 for host Duke.
Miles Plumlee added 15 rebounds and two free throws with 9.6 seconds left for the Blue Devils (25-4, 12-2), who made 6-of-8 foul shots in the final minute of overtime to win their sixth in a row and remain atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.
Dorenzo Hudson, one of three players with 16 points for the Hokies (15-14, 4-10), pulled them to 64-63 with a deep jumper with 1:19 left in overtime. Mason Plumlee’s free throw with 51.1 seconds left made it a two-point game, and he had a hand in Hudson’s face during his jumper that would have tied it. After Rivers’ free throw with 19.4 seconds left made it 66-63, Erick Green missed a layup and Miles Plumlee’s free throws made it a five-point game.
No. 7 North Carolina 54, ?No. 25 Virginia 51
Tyler Zeller scored 20 points, including a crucial dunk with 13.3 seconds left and the shot clock winding down, and visiting North Carolina beat Virginia to sweep the season series.
John Henson added 15 points, including 11 in the second half, as the Tar Heels (25-4, 12-2) kept pace with Duke for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Jontel Evans had 13 points and Joe Harris added 12 for Virginia (21-7, 8-6), which played much of the game with leading scorer and ACC player of the year candidate Mike Scott in foul trouble. Scott scored just six points, more than 11 below his average, and missed 10-of-13 shots.
Harrison Barnes had a poor shooting day for the Tar Heels, missing 12-of-15 shots. He scored seven points.
No. 9 Georgetown 67, Villanova 46
Freshman Otto Porter had 15 points and six rebounds in his second start of the season and Jason Clark had 15 points and six rebounds for host Georgetown.
The victory moves the Hoyas (21-6, 11-5) into sole possession of fourth place in the Big East, one-half game ahead of Cincinnati and South Florida, who play today. The top four teams get a double-bye in the conference tournament
Dominic Cheek scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats (11-17, 4-12), who have lost four in a row. Maalik Wayns returned for Villanova after missing three games with a sprained left knee, but he finished 1-for-10 from the field and had three points.
Georgia 76, ?No. 12 Florida 62
Freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points, Gerald Robinson added 15 and Georgia snapped visiting Florida’s three-game winning streak.
The Gators, who never led, trailed by double digits most of the second half. They whittled the lead to five points on Kenny Boynton’s 3-pointer with 1:53 remaining.
Georgia (13-15, 4-10 Southeastern Conference) scored the next six points as Dustin Ware and Donte’ Williams both made two free throws and Caldwell-Pope followed with a breakaway dunk to make it 73-62.
Florida (22-7, 10-4) is second, one game ahead of Vanderbilt in the SEC.
No. 13 Baylor 70,?Oklahoma 60
Pierre Jackson scored 18 points, including the tie-breaking 3-pointer that started host Baylor’s game-deciding run.
The game was tied for the 12th time before Jackson’s 3 put the Bears (24-5, 11-5 Big 12) up 49-46 with 10:48 left. That started a 13-2 run that was capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Brady Heslip, who had 16 points.
Jackson and Heslip both had four 3-pointers.
Quincy Miller had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Bears, whose 11th Big 12 victory matched the most in school history. Steven Pledger had 21 points for Oklahoma (14-14, 4-12), which led 34-31 at halftime.
Oklahoma went 0-for-12 on 3-pointers, ending a streak of 510 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer. Baylor, the league’s top-shooting team from beyond the arc, has made a 3-pointer in 648 consecutive games.
Texas Christian 83, ?No. 18 New Mexico 64
Amric Fields scored eight consecutive points for host TCU in a 48-second span in their tie-breaking run and the Horned Frogs upset another ranked team at home, beating Mountain West leader New Mexico.
The Horned Frogs (17-11, 7-5) have won eight consecutive home games, the last two over Top 25 teams.
New Mexico (22-6, 8-4) has lost both games since a seven-game winning streak that had pushed it to the top of the Mountain West standings and into the latest Top 25 poll.
No. 19 Wichita State 81, ?Drake 58
Ben Smith scored 18 points to lead Wichita State.
Garrett Stutz added 15 points and Toure Murry chipped in 14 for host Wichita State (26-4, 16-2), which had already clinched the Missouri Valley regular-season championship.
The Shockers avenged their only loss in their past 17 games — a 93-86 triple-overtime thriller at Drake on Jan. 28.
Ben Simons scored 21 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, to lead the Bulldogs (16-14, 9-9).
Drake missed its first eight shots, as Wichita State took a 12-1 lead. But that vanished once Simons hit four 3-pointers to close Drake within 15-13.
St. John’s 61, ?No. 20 Notre Dame 58
Moe Harkless had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead host St. John’s to its first win over a ranked team in 11 games this season.
D’Angelo Harrison added 15 points for St. John’s (13-16, 6-10 Big East), while Amir Garrett had 11, including the drive that gave the Red Storm a 61-58 lead with 8.9 seconds to play.
Scott Martin and Jack Cooley both had 18 points for the Fighting Irish (20-9, 12-4), who had won a program-record nine consecutive conference games.
Alex Dragevich missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer for Notre Dame, which shot a season-worst 4-for-31 from 3-point range (12.9 percent). The Fighting Irish could have moved into a tie for second place in the Big East with No. 10 Marquette.
No. 21 UNLV 68, ?Air Force 58
Chace Stanback scored 21 points to lead host UNLV and passed Reggie Theus on the school’s all-time scoring list.
Stanback scored 13 points in the first half while UNLV (24-6, 8-4 Mountain West) kept Air Force from stringing together points.
The Falcons (13-13, 3-9) missed 11 of their first 13 shots, scoring four points in the game’s first 10 minutes.
Stanback, meanwhile, hit his first three 3-point attempts and finished 5-of-7 from 3-point range. He also had eight rebounds.
Saint Joseph’s 82, ?No. 22 Temple 72
Langston Galloway scored 22 points while Carl Jones and Ronald Roberts each added 18 to lead host Saint Joseph’s.
Halil Kanacevic added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks (19-11, 9-6 Atlantic 10), who snapped the Owls’ 11-game winning streak.
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson and Ramone Moore had 15 points for the Owls (22-6, 11-3), who needed a win to clinch the A-10 regular-season title.
St. Joe’s took control with a 14-3 run over 5› minutes late in the second half, with Galloway’s two free throws capping it and putting the Hawks ahead 78-65 with 2:36 remaining.
C.J. Aiken put the exclamation point on the victory with a thunderous one-handed dunk with 1:42 remaining.
Purdue 75, ?No. 11 Michigan 61
Terone Johnson scored a career-high 22 points and Robbie Hummel added 17 to help visiting Purdue hand Michigan its first home loss of the season.
Michigan (21-8, 11-5) entered the game 15-0 at the Crisler Center but couldn’t finish off the third unbeaten home season in school history. Trey Burke and Zack Novak led the Wolverines with 12 points each, while Tim Hardaway Jr. had 10.
The Boilermakers (19-10, 9-7) won for the fourth time in five games, improving their postseason resume.
Buffalo 84, Miami 74
Mitchell Watt scored 28 points and Zach Filzen had a big second half to lead host Buffalo. Mitchell hit 11-of-16 field-goal attempts, grabbed five rebounds, made four assists and blocked three shots for the Bulls (17-9, 10-4). Javon McCrea added 12 points and Filzen 16, 13 in the second half.
Julian Mavunga led Miami (9-18, 5-9) with 20 points. Jon Harris and Brian Sullivan scored 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Eastern Michigan 61, ?Ball State 50
Darrell Lampley scored 13 points, and host Eastern Michigan pulled away in the second half.
Antonio Green scored 10 points and J.R. Sims added nine for Eastern Michigan (13-16, 8-6), which maintained sole possession of first place in the Mid-American West with the win.
Ball State (13-14, 4-10) led at halftime 22-20, but after a jumper by Green to put the Eagles up 26-24 at the 17:56 mark never led again.