No. 4 Virginia 65, No. 9 Florida State 52: Kyle Guy scored 21 points, and the Cavaliers (13-0) limited the Seminoles (12-2) to 15 field goals in the teams’ ACC opener in Charlottesville, Va. Braxton Key added 20 for Virginia, off to its best start since 2014-15 (19-0). Phil Cofer led FSU with nine points. No. 8 Michigan State 86, No. 14 Ohio State 77: Cassius Winston scored 25 points, Nick Ward added 21 and the Spartans (13-2, 4-0 Big Ten) extended their unbeaten streak to eight games by beating the Buckeyes (12-2, 2-1) in Columbus, Ohio. Kaleb Wesson overcame foul trouble to score 25 for OSU, which saw a sixgame win streak snapped. Alabama 77, No. 13 Kentucky 75: Tevin Mack made six first-half 3-pointers on his way to 22 points, and the Crimson Tide (10-3) held off the Wildcats (10-3) at Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the SEC opener for both teams. PJ Washington scored 15 to lead Kentucky, which gave Alabama a big scare in the final seconds after surging back from 11 points down. No. 3 Tennessee 96, Georgia 50: Jordan Bowden scored 20 points off the bench, and the Volunteers (12-1) opened SEC play in Knoxville, Tenn., with the most lopsided victory in their 156-game series with the Bulldogs (8-5). Tennessee won its 17th straight home game by nearly matching its highest victory margin in any SEC game; the Vols beat Mississippi 102-55 on Jan. 8, 1966.
No. 10 Virginia Tech 77, Boston College 66: Nickeil Alexander-walker scored 25 points to lead the Hokies (13-1, 2-0 ACC) past the Eagles (9-4, 0-1) in Blacksburg, Va. BC led early in the second half, but an 11-0 run gave Virginia Tech control for its eighth straight win.
No. 11 Texas Tech 63, Kansas State 57: Davide Moretti scored 19 points, and Matt Mooney added 14 to help the Red Raiders (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) hold off the Wildcats (10-4, 0-2) in a matchup of defensiveminded teams in Lubbock, Texas. K-state missed its first 13 field-goal attempts and trailed 17-3 nearly 11 minutes into the game. No. 15 North Carolina 85, Pitt 60: Cam Johnson scored 15 points in his homecoming, and the Tar Heels (11-3) made quick work of the Panthers (10-4) in an ACC opener. Johnson, a graduate transfer from the Pittsburgh suburbs who left the Panthers in 2017, added a season-high nine rebounds.
No. 23 Oklahoma 74, Oklahoma State 64: Kristian Doolittle had 16 points and eight rebounds, and the Sooners (12-2, 1-1 Big 12) beat the Cowboys (6-8, 0-2) in Norman. Oklahoma held its Bedlam foe to 6-of-26 shooting from 3-point range, and 34 percent overall.