No. 23 Indiana 69, Minnesota 50
Christian Watford rediscovered his shooting stroke with 12 points for 23rd-ranked Indiana, and the Hoosiers blew out sputtering host Minnesota. Victor Oladiopo and Jordan Hulls each scored 12 points themselves, and Verdell Jones III added 11 points off the bench for Indiana (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), which held the Gophers to a season-low score and went 21-for-25 at the free-throw line.
No. 17 Louisville 57, Pittsburgh 54
Russ Smith scored 18 points, Kyle Kuric added 17 and host Louisville held on to beat Pittsburgh. Kuric hit his first shot and made a key 3-pointer late. Kuric’s bucket as the shot clock expired gave Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East) a 53-48 lead with 3:25 left. Pittsburgh (15-14, 4-12) cut the lead to one and had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Tray Woodall missed a jumper and Ashton Gibbs’ shot from just inside halfcourt as time expired missed off the back iron.
Miami 78, ?No. 15 Florida State 62
Durand Scott scored 17 points and host Miami beat Florida State, snapping a six-game losing streak to the Seminoles with a victory that enhances its NCAA tournament resume. Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (17-10, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled into a tie with Virginia for fourth in the conference standings. Miami played without starting center Reggie Johnson, declared ineligible after an investigation revealed his family members had received benefits not allowed under NCAA rules.
Illinois 65, Iowa 54
Meyers Leonard had 22 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as host Illinois defeated Iowa to end a six-game losing streak. The Illini (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) had lost nine of 10 since defeating Ohio State in early January. Brandon Paul added 17 points and D.J. Richardson scored 12 for Illinois.
Central Michigan 74, Northern Illinois 64
Derek Jackson led a balanced attack with four 3-pointers and 19 points as host Central Michigan downed Northern Illinois. Trey Zeigler and Austin McBroom added 14 points apiece and Andre Coimbra 10 for the Chippewas (9-19, 4-10 Mid-American).