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No. 3 Ten­nessee 71, Alabama 68: Grant Wil­liams scored 21 points, and the Vol­un­teers (16-1, 5-0 SEC) ral­lied past the Crim­son Tide (11-6, 2-3) in Knoxville, Tenn., for their 12th straight win and a chance to climb atop the Top 25 for the first time since 2008 af­ter losses by No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michi­gan this week.

West Vir­ginia 65, No. 7 Kan­sas 64: Jer­maine Ha­ley hur­ried up the court and hit a layup with 8.5 sec­onds left, and the Moun­taineers (9-9, 1-5 Big 12) scored the fi­nal seven points to beat the Jay­hawks (15-3, 4-2) in Mor­gan­town, W.Va., and break a five-game los­ing streak.

Bay­lor 73, No. 8 Texas Tech 62: Fresh­man Jared But­ler scored 14 of his 19 points af­ter half­time, and the Bears (11-6, 3-2 Big 12) beat the Red Raiders (15-3, 4-2) in Waco, Texas, hand­ing Texas Tech its sec­ond loss in four days. No. 9 Vir­ginia Tech 87, Wake For­est 71: Nick­eil Alexan­der-Walker scored 24 points, and the Hok­ies (15-2, 4-1 ACC) used a 14-4 first-half run to pull away from the De­mon Dea­cons (8-9, 1-4) in Blacks­burg, Va.

No. 12 Ken­tucky 82, No. 14 Auburn 80: Tyler Herro made two free throws with 24 sec­onds left, and he and Kel­don John­son scored 20 points apiece to help the Wild­cats (14-3, 4-1 SEC) sur­vive a big rally from the Tigers (13-4, 2-2) in Auburn, Ala.

No. 13 North Carolina 85, Mi­ami 76: Cameron John­son scored 22 points, in­clud­ing 3-point­ers on con­sec­u­tive pos­ses­sions in the clos­ing min­utes, and the Tar Heels (14-4, 4-1 ACC) won a see­saw game against the Hur­ri­canes (9-8, 1-4) in Coral Gables, Fla.

No. 17 NC State 77, Notre Dame 73: C.J. Bryce scored 23 points, and the Wolf­pack (15-3, 3-2 ACC) with­stood sev­eral sec­ond­half chal­lenges from the Irish (11-7, 1-4) to win in South Bend, Ind.

No. 18 Ole Miss 84, Arkansas 67: Breein Tyree scored 22 points, Ter­ence Davis added 18 and the Rebels (14-3, 4-1 SEC) never trailed in a vic­tory over the Ra­zor­backs (10-7, 1-4) in Ox­ford, Miss. Pur­due 70, No. 25 In­di­ana 55: Carsen Ed­wards scored 20 points, and back­court mate No­jel Eastern had his first dou­ble-dou­ble (10 points, 10 re­bounds) to send the Boil­er­mak­ers (12-6, 5-2 Big Ten) past the Hoosiers (12-6, 3-4) in West Lafayette, Ind., for In­di­ana’s fourth straight loss.

USC 80, UCLA 67: Nick Rako­ce­vic had 21 points and 12 re­bounds, Ben­nie Boatwright added 21 points and the Tro­jans (10-8, 3-2) led by as many as 26 points in a dom­i­nant sec­ond half to beat the Bru­ins (10-8, 3-2), snap­ping a four-game skid in the Los An­ge­les ri­valry.

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