Top 25


No. 1 Kentucky 57, ?Georgia 44


Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and visiting Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No. 1 in the rankings. Miller, who had started eight of the previous nine games for the Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), returned to the sixth-man role he had played earlier in the season. It didn’t really matter. The senior made 7-of-8 shots, including all four from 3-point range.


Kentucky used spurts of 10-0 and 10-1 to build a 38-26 halftime lead. The Bulldogs (10-10, 1-5) never threatened in the second half, even though the Wildcats cooled off considerably. They went more than 5 minutes without scoring and made just 7-of-23 shots over the final 20 minutes.


No. 6 Baylor 77,?Oklahoma 65


Perry Jones III had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Pierre Jackson added 16 points and visiting Baylor bounced back after its first two losses of the season.


The Bears (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) led throughout but needed a strong finish to put away the Sooners, who were within 62-60 in the final 5 minutes.


Quincy Acy contributed 13 points and three blocks for Baylor, which shot 54 percent to get back on the winning track after losses to Kansas and Missouri, both Top 10 teams.


Steven Pledger led Oklahoma (12-7, 2-5) with 17 points, and Romero Osby had 16 points and 11 rebounds.


It was only the second win in 18 tries for the Bears at the Lloyd Noble Center in a series that was heavily lopsided in the Sooners’ favor until recent years.


No. 13 San Diego 52, ?Wyoming 42


Jamaal Franklin had 12 points and 11 rebounds and visiting San Diego State extended its winning streak to 11 games. Chase Tapley added 12 points for the Aztecs (18-2, 4-0 Mountain West).


The victory was the 250th at San Diego State for coach Steve Fisher, who is in his 13th season with the Aztecs.


Leonard Washington had 12 points and eight rebounds and Luke Martinez added 11 points for Wyoming (16-4, 2-2).


The Cowboys trailed only 25-22 at halftime behind Washington’s 10 points.


But San Diego State opened the second half with a 16-4 run, keyed by seven points from James Rahon, to open a 41-26 lead with 12:15 to go.


No. 17 Marquette 67, ?South Florida 47


Darius Johnson-Odom scored 17 points to help host Marquette beat South Florida. Davante Gardner and Jae Crowder added 15 points each for the Golden Eagles (17-4, 6-2 Big East), who have recovered from their rough start in conference play by winning five games in a row. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls (12-9, 5-3), who had a setback in what has otherwise been a hot start in the Big East.


Big Ten


No. 20 Michigan 66,?Purdue 64


Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points to help Michigan defeat host Purdue. Jordan Morgan had 12 points and seven rebounds, Stu Douglass scored 12 points and Evan Smotrycz added 10 points for the Wolverines (16-5, 6-2), who entered the game in a tie for first place in the Big Ten. Michigan shot 54 percent from the field and outrebounded the Boilermakers 30-23. Lewis Jackson scored 17 points for the Boilermakers (14-7, 4-4).


Mid-American


Buffalo 65,?Eastern Michigan 47


Javon McCrae scored 17 points and Zach Filzen added 16 as host Buffalo used a second-half surge to get its third win in a row. Mitchell Watt added 14 points and Jarod Oldham had 10 assists for Buffalo (11-6, 4-2 Mid-American Conference).