N.C. State 96, No. 2 Duke 85
Omer Yurtseven had 16 points while Torin Dorn hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help North Carolina State upset Duke. It was the second win against a No. 2-ranked team this season for N.C. State (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which upset Arizona in November. The Wolfpack shot 55 percent after halftime, though the two biggest shots came from Dorn. He first hit a 3 from the corner over an oncoming Marvin Bagley III with 2:02 left and N.C. State protecting a four-point lead. Then Dorn hit one to beat the shot clock on an inbounds pass while being fouled by Javin DeLaurier, a four-point play that pushed the Wolfpack to a 91-80 lead with 1:06 left. Bagley finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (13-2, 1-2), who couldn’t slow the Wolfpack’s offense all night.
No. 3 Villanova 100, Marquette 90
Jalen Brunson had 27 points and eight assists and No. 3 Villanova bounced back from its first loss of the season by holding off Marquette. Eric Paschall added 19 points and Mikal Bridges had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (14-1, 2-1 Big East), who never trailed and shot 56 percent from the field to give coach Jay Wright his 400th win at Villanova. With a week to stew over a 101-93 loss at Butler, the Wildcats were efficient, hitting 27 of 32 free throws and getting assists on 20 of 32 baskets. Markus Howard had 37 points and eight assists for Marquette (11-5, 2-2).
Providence 81, No. 5 Xavier 72
Kyron Cartwright had 19 points, nine assists and four steals to help Providence beat No. 5 Xavier, snapping the Musketeers’ 10-game winning streak and ending the best start in their school’s history. Rodney Bullock scored 17 points, with six rebounds and two blocked shots, as Providence (11-6, 2-2 Big East) beat a ranked team for the first time this season. Kerem Kanter had 24 points and 12 rebounds — eight on the offensive boards — in 20 minutes for Xavier (15-2, 3-1).
No. 6 West Virginia 89, No. 7 Oklahoma 76
Teddy Allen scored 20 points off the bench, Sagaba Konate had 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 6 West Virginia beat No. 7 Oklahoma. Lamont West and Jevon Carter added 17 points apiece for the Mountaineers (14-1, 3-0 Big 12). Konate also had 13 rebounds. Oklahoma freshman Trae Young, the nation’s scoring and assists leader, finished with 29 points on 8-of-22 shooting.
No. 8 Virginia 61, No. 12 North Carolina 49
Devon Hall scored 16 points and No. 8 Virginia held No. 12 North Carolina to its second-lowest point total of the season in the Cavaliers’ victory. Hall had seven assists for Virginia (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), and De’Andre Hunter had 10 points and seven rebounds. T Joel Berry II led North Carolina (12-4, 1-2) with 17 points and Kenny Williams had 11.
LSU 69, No. 11 Texas A&M 68
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
Tremont Waters scored 21 points, including an off-balance 3-pointer with 1 second remaining, to lift LSU to a win over No. 11 Texas A&M. The game was tied before the Aggies used an 8-3 run, capped by four points from Tyler Davis, to take a 68-63 lead. Davis led the Aggies with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Hogg added 12 points with six rebounds.
No. 13 Purdue 74, Nebraska 62
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.
Vincent Edwards scored 21 points and Isaac Haas added 14 to lead No. 13 Purdue past Nebraska for its 11th consecutive win. The Boilermakers (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten) extended their home-court winning streak to 18 and won their 10th straight home game against a conference foe. James Palmer Jr. finished with 22 points and Isaac Copeland had 16 to lead the Cornhuskers (11-6, 2-2), whose four-game winning streak ended.
Colorado 80, No. 14 Arizona 77
McKinley Wright IV scored 16 points to lead five Colorado players in double figures, and the Buffaloes held off No. 14 Arizona to end the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak. It’s the second straight game in which the Buffaloes (10-6, 2-2 Pac-12) have knocked off a ranked team. They defeated No. 4 Arizona State 90-81 in overtime Thursday.
No. 18 Texas Tech 74, Kansas St. 58
Keenan Evans scored 27 points and No. 18 Texas Tech beat Kansas State to back up that big win at Kansas earlier in the week. The Red Raiders (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) led throughout against K-State, like they have in all of their conference games. Dean Wade had eight points for K-State (11-4, 1-2) in a 16-8 spurt to get within 48-40 with just under 12 minutes left. Barry Brown led Kansas State with 24 points and Dean had 14 before fouling out in the final 3 minutes. Cartier Diarra added 11 points.
No. 21 Seton Hall 90, Butler 87
Khadeen Carrington scored 29 points, Angel Delgado had 28 points and 15 rebounds and No. 21 Seton Hall rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Butler to win its fifth straight game. Butler’s Kelan Martin missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining and sent Seton Hall to the foul line after the Pirates grabbed the miss. Seton Hall (14-2, 3-0 Big East) sealed the win at the foul line during the final 10 seconds of the game. Martin finished with 27 points for Butler (12-5, 2-2).
Auburn 88, No. 22 Arkansas 77
Mustapha Heron scored 17 points and Auburn fended off a late comeback attempt to secure a victory over No. 22 Arkansas, the Tigers 12th consecutive win. Auburn (14-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) hit 12 of its first 18 shots as it opened the game on a 29-18 run. After Arkansas’ CJ Jones cut the advantage to nine with a layup, Arkansas (11-4, 1-2) cut the deficit to as little as seven points with 3:55 remaining in the second half thanks to a 16-6 run sparked by Darious Hall and Jaylen Barford, but the Razorbacks never got closer than that.
No. 25 Clemson 74, Louisville 69 OT
Marcquise Reed scored 24 points and Elijah Thomas had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to lead No. 25 Clemson to a win over Louisville in overtime. The Tigers (14-1, 3-0 ACC) found their 3-point shot when it mattered, making five of their final seven shots behind the arc after starting the game 2 of 17 on 3s. Clemson stayed in the game by forcing a season-worst 21 turnovers by the Cardinals — 15 on steals — and won it by hitting nine of 12 free throws at the end of overtime. The Cardinals (11-4, 1-1) had a chance to win but turned the ball over with the game tied at 55.
No. 1 Connecticut 100, South Florida 49
Napheesa Collier had 25 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Connecticut remained unbeaten with a rout of South Florida. The Huskies (13-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) never trailed, shooting 54 percent from the field and hitting the century mark for the fourth time this season.
No. 6 Baylor 83, Kansas 48
Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Dekeiya Cohen had 15 to help No. 6 Baylor rout Kansas for its 11th straight victory. The Lady Bears’ Big 12-best defense smothered the Jayhawks, limiting them to 28.6 percent shooting.