No. 5 Duke 74,?No. 15 Florida State 66
Reserve Andre Dawkins scored 22 points and freshman Austin Rivers added 20 to lead Duke to a victory at Florida State.
The win kept the Blue Devils (24-4, 11-2) tied with No. 7 North Carolina for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference while Florida State (19-8, 10-3) dropped a game behind.
Dawkins scored 18 points over the last 11:23 of the first half, going 5-of-7 from 3-point range as Duke took a 39-32 lead.
No. 14 Murray State 80, Tennessee State 62
Isaiah Canaan scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half, and Murray State routed host Tennessee State, avenging the Racers’ lone loss this season.
The Racers (27-1, 14-1 Ohio Valley Conference) blew a 13-point lead in losing 72-68 on Feb. 9. They used a 14-0 run over the final 2:31 of the first half Thursday, with four Racers each hitting a 3-pointer to blow open a tight game.
Cincinnati 60,?No. 17 Louisville 56
Point guard Cashmere Wright scored 22 points, matching his career high with six 3-pointers, and host Cincinnati pulled away from Louisville.
Cincinnati (20-8, 10-5 Big East) went 11-of-27 from behind the arc, a place where Louisville (21-7, 9-6) has prospered. The Bearcats’ fifth win in six games broke a tie with the Cardinals for sixth place in the conference.
Iowa 67, No. 16 Wisconsin 66
Senior Matt Gatens scored a career-high 33 points and host Iowa beat Wisconsin for its second straight win over a ranked opponent.
It was the second consecutive career high for Gatens, who had 30 points in Iowa’s win over then-No. 18 Indiana on Sunday.
Wisconsin (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) lost for just the third time in 11 games.