No. 8 Texas Tech edges No. 2 West Virginia 72-71
LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Keenan Evans scored 20 points, Brandone Francis had a career-high 17 and No. 8 Texas Tech won the first-ever Top 10 matchup on its home court, beating second-ranked West Virginia 72-71 on Saturday.
Evans hit a lean-in jumper to give the Red Raiders
(15-2, 4-1 Big 12) a four-point lead in the final minute and send the first sellout crowd of the season into a frenzy. The Mountaineers had their nation-leading 15-game winning streak stopped.
Jevon Carter scored 28 points — one off his career high — for West Virginia (15-2, 4-1). Esa Ahmad added 18 in his season debut following an NCAA academic suspension.
MICHIGAN 82, No. 4 MICHIGAN STATE 72
EAST LANSING, MICH.
— Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points for Michigan.
The Wolverines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of nine games overall and two straight against their rivals.
The Spartans (16-3, 4-2) have lost two of three games with an overtime win over Rutgers in between the setbacks.
No. 5 PURDUE 81, MINNESOTA 47
MINNEAPOLIS — Vincent Edwards scored 25 points in 29 minutes on 9-for-14 shooting for Purdue in its 13th consecutive victory.
No. 7 DUKE 89, WAKE FOREST 71
DURHAM, N.C. — Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Duke, which was without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski due to a virus.
With former OU head coach Jeff Capel in charge, the short-handed and illness-ravaged Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their second straight and moved their conference record over .500 for the first time this season.
No. 10 XAVIER 92, No. 25 CREIGHTON 70
CINCINNATI — Trevon Bluiett emerged from his shooting slump with 24 points and Kaiser Gates responded to getting dropped from the starting lineup by scoring
16, as Xavier recovered from back-to-back road losses.
No. 11 ARIZONA STATE 77, OREGON STATE 75
TEMPE, ARIZ. — Shannon Evans scored seven of his 22 points in a late 10-0 run for Arizona State.
Cody Justice added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Sun Devils (14-3, 2-3 Pac-12).
No. 12 KANSAS 73, KANSAS STATE 72
LAWRENCE, KAN. — Devonte Graham had 23 points, and Malik Newman hit the goahead foul shots with 15 seconds left for Kansas.
Udoka Azubuike added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks (14-3, 4-1 Big 12), who beat their Interstate 70 rival for the sixth straight time and 12th in a row at Allen Fieldhouse.
No. 13 SETON HALL 74, GEORGETOWN 61
NEWARK, N.J. — Desi Rodriguez and Myles Powell each scored 19 points to lead Seton Hall.
No. 17 ARIZONA 90, OREGON 83
TUCSON, ARIZ. — Allonzo Trier scored 25 points and Deandre Ayton added 24 for Arizona.
No. 19 CLEMSON 72, No. 18 MIAMI 63
CLEMSON, S.C. — Donte Grantham had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mark Donnal had 12 points, including two critical secondhalf 3s, for Clemson.
The Tigers (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued their best start in nine seasons and bounced back from their first ACC defeat that snapped a 10-game win streak at North Carolina State on Thursday night.
No. 20 NORTH CAROLINA 69, NOTRE DAME 68
SOUTH BEND, IND. — Joel Berry II hit two free throws with 7.1 seconds left as North Carolina earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference road victory of the season.
No. 21 KENTUCKY 74, VANDERBILT 67
NASHVILLE, TENN. — Kevin Knox scored five straight points to put Kentucky ahead to stay.
With the score tied at 59, Knox hit a jumper with 3:48 left and hit the free throw that put Kentucky ahead for good. He added a layup on the next possession for the Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). Wenyon Gabriel added a tip-in, and Hamadou Diallo knocked down a 3-pointer for a 10-2 run clinching the victory.
No. 22 AUBURN 76, MISSISSIPPI STATE 68
STARKVILLE, MISS. — Bryce Brown scored 23 points and Mustapha Heron and Desean Murray both added 14 for Auburn.
Auburn (16-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) won its 14th straight game despite trailing by 13 points early in the second half. It's the program's longest winning streak since the 1999-2000 season, when the Tigers also won 14 in a row.
No. 23 FLORIDA STATE 101, SYRACUSE 90, 2OT
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Briain Angola scored 24 points, including five in the second overtime, and Christ Koumadje added a career-high 23 for Florida State.
scored 15 points as Tennessee handed Texas A&M its fifth consecutive loss.
Kyle Alexander had 14 points, Admiral Schofield
scored 12 and Jordan Bone
added 10 as Tennessee (12-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won its third straight in Volunteers coach Rick Barnes'
1,000th career game. Barnes improved his head coaching record to 647-353.