BIG TEN: ?No. 6 Michigan State 82,?Ohio State 62
Bryn Forbes hit six 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 27 points as Michigan State routed host Ohio State on Tuesday night.
The Spartans (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten) led 36-31 at halftime but Forbes then scored 20 points and Matt Costello added 12 of his 16. Forbes finished 7-of-10 from 3-point range.
Denzel Valentine added 17 points and eight assists as the Spartans won for the seventh time in eight games.
Marc Loving had 19 points and JaQuan Lyle added 16 for Ohio State (18-11, 10-6), who snapped a four-game win streak.
Minnesota 83,?Rutgers 61
Jordan Murphy had 19 points and 14 rebounds as host Minnesota dropped Rutgers to 0-14 in the Big Ten.
Joey King had 15 points and seven rebounds and Dupree McBrayer had 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Golden Gophers (8-19, 2-13), who have won two straight conference games after a 0-13 start.
D.J. Foreman had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Rutgers (6-22).
TOP 25: ?No. 2 Kansas 66, ?No. 19 Baylor 60
Frank Mason III scored 19 points and Landen Lucas had the tiebreaking layup as Kansas won its eighth straight game, moving closer to a 12th consecutive Big 12 title with a win at Baylor on Tuesday night.
The Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3) trailed by as many as eight points after halftime before a 9-0 run to take the lead. After the game was tied for the eighth time, at 55-all, Lucas had a layup with 3:03 left to put them ahead to stay.
Perry Ellis added 15 points for Kansas, which has a two-game lead over No. 14 West Virginia in the Big 12 standings with three league games left.
Al Freeman led Baylor (20-8, 9-6) with 17 points.
No. 16 Kentucky 78,?Alabama 53
Jamal Murray scored 23 points, Tyler Ulis added 19 and 10 assists and host Kentucky pulled away from Alabama.
Senior Alex Poythress returned after a five-game absence because of an injury and scored 14 points off the bench for the Wildcats (21-7, 11-4 SEC).
Isaiah Briscoe scored 10 points and Marcus Lee grabbed 12 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Retin Obasohan scored 29 points for the Crimson Tide (16-11, 7-8).
MID-AMERICAN: ?Bowling Green 87,?Ohio 82
Wesley Alcegaire and Spencer Parker each scored 20 points and host Bowling Green held off a late challenge to post an upset victory over Ohio.
The Bobcats snapped a five-game winning streak and fell into a three-way tie for second with Kent State and Buffalo.
Jaaron Simmons drilled a 3-pointer with under four minutes to play to give Ohio (18-9, 9-6) a 69-68 lead, but Bowling Green (14-14, 5-10) answered with back-to-back jumpers by Alcegaire and Parker to retake a lead it would not relinquish.
Toledo 77, Ball State 67
Nathan Boothe scored 23 points and Nate Navigato added 19 with five 3-pointers off the bench as host Toledo upset division leader Ball State.
The Rockets surged to a 47-38 lead in the final six minutes of the first half on a 16-7 run. Ball State cut the gap to 47-46, holding Toledo scoreless for 2½ minutes of the second half, but Boothe nailed a 3 and a jumper and Navigato added a 3-pointer and the Rockets led by 10.
Toledo (17-11, 8-7 MAC), climbed into a second-place tie with Central Michigan, both within a game of Ball State.
Ryan Weber scored 18 for Ball State (18-10, 9-6).
Eastern Michigan 73,?Western Michigan 62
Willie Mangrum IV scored 16 points and host Eastern Michigan grabbed the lead with 15 minutes left and powered past Western Michigan.
The Eagles took a three-point lead into halftime, but the Broncos evened the game eight seconds into the second half when Bryce Moore drilled a three-pointer to make it 31-31. Drake LaMont had back-to-back layups to give the Broncos a 37-34 lead.
Jordan Nobles hit a jumper and a layup to push the Eagles back in front, 40-39, and by the time James Thompson IV scored on a layup with 9:53 left Eastern Michigan (15-13, 7-8 MAC) held a 57-44 advantage.
LaMont finished with 13 points to lead Western Michigan (11-17, 5-10).
Central Michigan 76,?Northern Illinois 64
John Simons scored 17 with eight rebounds and Chris Fowler had 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists to lead host Central Michigan over Northern Illinois.
Josh Kozinski added 15 points and Braylon Rayson scored 10 for Central Michigan (15-13, 8-7).
Marin Maric had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (18-10, 7-8).