BIG TEN: ?No. 20 Purdue 83, ?No. 10 Maryland 79

A.J. Hammons scored 19 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures, and the host Boilermakers held on for the win.

Sophomore guard Dakota Mathias added a career-best 17 points for Purdue (22-7, 10-6 Big Ten), Rapheal Davis and Vince Edwards each scored 11 and Caleb Swanigan had 10 in Purdue’s second victory over a Top 10 opponent in 18 days.

The Boilermakers defeated No. 6 Michigan State on Feb. 9.

Hammons made a free throw with 1:49 to go to break a 76-76 tie, and a layup by Johnny Hill made it 79-76 with 1:16 to go. Davis and Edwards each made two free throws in the final 23.1 seconds to help the Boilermakers withstand a late charge from Maryland (23-6, 11-5).

Melo Trimble led the Terrapins with 19 points, Diamond Stone scored 18 and Jake Layman added 15.

Northwestern 98, Rutgers 59

Tre Demps scored 24 points, 17 in the first half, and Alex Olah added 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading host Northwestern to a win over Rutgers.

Northwestern was 17-of-28 from 3-point range.

Jonathan Laurent scored 17 for Rutgers, which lost its 31st consecutive Big Ten game and 16th straight game overall.

Northwestern (18-11, 6-10 Big Ten) is on target to win 20 games for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

With two games left, Rutgers (6-23, 0-16) is on the verge of becoming the first Big Ten team to go winless in conference play since Northwestern went 0-16 in 1999-2000. Northwestern also went 0-18 in the Big Ten in 1990-91.

Bryant McIntosh had a career-high 13 assists and scored six points for Northwestern.

TOP 25: ?No. 1 Villanova 89, ?Marquette 79

Kris Jenkins scored 19 points and Josh Hart had 19 on 7-of-8 shooting as Villanova pulled away.

The Wildcats (25-4, 14-2 Big East) rebounded nicely after a midweek loss at No. 5 Xavier to stay atop the conference, one game ahead of the Musketeers.

Daniel Ochefu had 18 points and gave Villanova an inside presence to complement Jenkins’ outside shooting. Jenkins was 4 of 9 from 3-point range.

Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, host Marquette (18-11, 7-9) got within 42-39 with 19:46 left on two free throws by Duane Wilson. But the young Golden Eagles wilted against the Wildcats’ pressure.

Jajuan Johnson had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for Marquette.

No. 2 Kansas 67, ?Texas Tech 58

Svi Mykhailiuk came off the bench to score 17 points, Frank Mason III added 16 and host Kansas beat Texas Tech to secure at least a share of its 12th straight Big 12 title.

Mykhailiuk hit five 3-pointers and didn’t miss a shot until the final minute, helping the Jayhawks (25-4, 13-3) extend one of the most remarkable streaks in major college basketball.

Toddrick Gotcher hit five 3s and led the Red Raiders (18-10, 8-8) with 20 points.

No. 25 Texas 76, ?No. 3 Oklahoma 63

Isaiah Taylor scored 18 points and host Texas overwhelmed Oklahoma over the final 7 minutes.

Texas trailed 58-51 before Taylor converted a three-point play to start a 25-5 run down the stretch.

Buddy Hield scored 33 points for Oklahoma.

Connor Lammert and Javan Felix scored 14 points each for Texas (19-10, 10-6 Big 12).

Hield reached 30 points for the ninth time this season but faded badly like the rest of his teammates down the stretch.

Oklahoma (22-6, 10-6) went nearly 7 minutes without scoring as the Texas run cranked up. Hield didn’t break the Oklahoma scoring drought until making a 3-pointer in the final minute.

No. 3 Virginia 79, ?No. 7 North Carolina 74

Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and host Virginia used a 16-5 second-half run to break open a tie game and hold off North Carolina for its 19th consecutive home victory.

Anthony Gill added 15 points and London Perrantes had 12 for the Cavaliers (22-6, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who moved within one game of the first-place Tar Heels in the conference standings with two regular-season games to play.

Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4) with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Marcus Paige added 13 points.

No. 22 Utah 70, ?No. 9 Arizona 64

Brandon Taylor scored 19 points, including an ankle-breaking move to free himself for a game-clinching 3-pointer with 41 seconds to play, and host Utah moved into a first-place tie with Oregon in the Pac-12.

Ryan Anderson made two free throws with 2:51 to play to give Arizona its last lead at 64-63. The Wildcats didn’t score again.

Taylor, who went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc, had five steals and a couple of hustle plays in the closing minutes to help the Utes retain possession and break a 12-game losing streak against Arizona.

Jakob Poeltl had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Utes, who won their sixth straight game.

Allonzo Trier scored 23 points and Anderson had 11 for the Wildcats.

No. 12 Miami 73, ?No. 11 Louisville 65

Miami applied smothering defense led by center Tonye Jekiri to hold visiting Louisville without a point for nearly 5 minutes down the stretch.

Miami rallied from a 62-58 deficit and scored 12 consecutive points. Louisville missed nine straight shots, several while pressured by the 7-foot Jekiri.

Jekiri, playing with four fouls, made both ends of a 1-and-1 to put the Hurricanes ahead to stay, 63-62.

Angel Rodriguez had 17 points and seven assists for the Hurricanes (23-5, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who completed a sweep of their nine league home games. The Cardinals (22-7, 11-5) fell behind Miami into third place in the league race with two games left.

Quentin Snider had 14 points for Louisville.

Vanderbilt 74, ?No. 16 Kentucky 62

Matthew Fisher-Davis tied his career-high with 20 points, and host Vanderbilt got its third straight victory.

The Commodores (18-11, 10-6) have won six of their last eight to move closer to the top of the Southeastern Conference standings with two games left in the regular season. Vanderbilt came into this game tied with LSU for fourth place and is just a loss behind Kentucky for the league lead.

Jeff Roberson scored 16 points, twice scoring just before the shot clock expired in the second half, Damian Jones added 15 and Wade Baldwin IV had 14.

Kentucky (21-8, 11-5) lost for the second time in three games despite freshman Jamal Murray scoring 33 points. Tyler Ulis added 12 points.

No. 21 Texas A&M 84, ?Missouri 69

Jalen Jones had 20 points and six rebounds to lead Texas A&M.

Admon Gilder and Danuel House added 14 points each for the Aggies (22-7, 11-5 Southeastern Conference), who are on a four-game winning streak. House had 12 points in the first half, shooting 4-for-8 from 3-point range.

Tramaine Isabell had 17 points, five assists and three rebounds in his first start of the season, matching his season-high point total.

Ryan Rosburg had 15 points and five rebounds for host Missouri (10-19, 3-13), which ended the game on an 11-0 run after trailing by as many as 36 points.

Florida State 77, ?No. 23 Notre Dame 56

Dwayne Bacon scored 21 points and host Florida State snapped a five-game losing streak.

It was the freshman’s 11th game this season with 20 points or more as the Seminoles (17-12, 7-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) led throughout. The losing streak was Florida State’s longest in nine seasons.

The Seminoles led throughout and at one point were up by 23 points in the second half. Benji Bell added 14 points for Florida State in its second win at home this season against a ranked team.

Demetrius Jackson had 13 points for Notre Dame (19-9, 10-6), which has dropped two out of three. Zach Auguste added 12 points and 17 rebounds.

MID-AMERICAN: ?Ohio 103, Buffalo 96 (OT)

Jaaron Simmons had 31 points and eight assists and Jordan Dartis hit two crucial 3-pointers to help host Ohio beat Buffalo.

Ohio (19-9, 10-6) moved a game ahead of Buffalo (16-13, 9-7) in the Mid-American Conference East Division standings after both teams entered the game tied for second place. Ohio trails Akron (11-5) by one game for first place.

Dartis made both of his late 3-pointers from the same spot in the right corner — the first capped the scoring in regulation at 85-all and the second gave the Bobcats the lead for good at 96-93 with 1:31 left in overtime.

Gavin Block made 5-of-8 free throws in the final 14 seconds of overtime to seal it for Ohio. Treg Setty added 24 points and Kenny Kaminski 22.

Willie Conner had 28 points and Blake Hamilton scored 24 for Buffalo.

Ball State 115, ?Eastern Michigan 79

Sean Sellers scored 26 points — including a career-high seven 3-pointers — and host Ball State made a school-record 18 of 39 from long distance to beat Eastern Michigan and sweep the season series.

It’s the first time the Mid-American Conference’s West Division leader has scored more than 100 points against a Division I opponent since its 105-104 loss to Akron on Jan. 4, 2003.

Franko House scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds — both career highs — and Francis Kiapway made four 3-pointers and scored 12 points as the Cardinals (19-10, 10-6) made 21-of-29 free throws. Bo Calhoun scored 15, Jeremi Tyler added 13 and Ball State hit 10-of-22 from beyond the arc in the first half and led 61-41 at halftime.

Sellers put Ball State up 102-75 with his sixth 3-pointer with 4:03 left and the Cardinals cruised.

Brandon Nazione scored 22 points for Eastern Michigan (15-14, 7-9).

Northern Illinois 76, ?Western Michigan 67

Aaric Armstead scored 18 points, Marin Maric added 16, and host Northern Illinois dominated Western Michigan.

Armstead made four 3-pointers and Maric totaled six blocks for Northern Illinois (19-10, 8-8 Mid-American Conference). Each player collected nine rebounds.

The Huskies raced to a 38-19 halftime lead, and they continued to pile on early in the second half, with Levi Bradley’s 3-pointer pushing the advantage to 27 with 11:47 remaining.

Western Michigan cut the lead to nine with 1:15 left, and Tucker Haymond’s layup made it an eight-point game with 21 seconds left, but the Broncos never mounted a serious challenge.

Thomas Wilder had 15 points on 6-of-21 shooting to go with six steals, six assists and five rebounds for Western Michigan (11-18, 5-11).

Central Michigan 76, ?Toledo 74

Chris Fowler scored 20 points and Central Michigan hung on down the stretch to beat host Toledo.

John Simons finished with 19 points and nine rebounds and Luke Meyer added 12 points for the Chippewas (16-13, 9-7 MAC).

Central Michigan never trailed over the final 9:07 of the game, but likewise never held more than a six-point lead.

Fowler made a layup which gave the Chippewas a 73-69 lead with 2:01 left. Nathan Boothe answered with a 3 for Toledo (17-12, 8-8) which cut it to one. After DaRohn Scott responded with a jumper for Central Michigan, the Rockets trimmed the lead to 75-74 on two Jonathan Williams free throws with seven seconds left.

But Rayshawn Simmons hit a free throw and Stuckey Mosley missed the game-winning 3-pointer to give Central Michigan the win.

Boothe led Toledo with 23 points. Mosely added 17 and Williams had 15.