No. 22 Ohio State 67, Minnesota 49
Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading Ohio State over Minnesota for its seventh straight win. T The Buckeyes (17-4, 8-0 Big Ten) used a 24-2 burst to overcome a 10-point deficit midway through the first half. They stayed in control, and went on to match last season’s win total. Kaleb Wesson added 15 points and eight rebounds for Ohio State. Amir Coffey, who missed five games because of a shoulder injury, scored 11 points for the Golden Gophers (14-8, 3-6). Jordan Murphy had 13.
No. 1 Villanova 81, UConn 61
Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and top-ranked Villanova routed former Big East rival UConn. Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points for the Wildcats (18-1), who complete their non-conference schedule at 13-0. Jalen Adams scored 19 for UConn (10-9), which has now lost five games this season by at least 20 points.
No. 3 Purdue 87, Iowa 64
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Carsen Edwards scored 22 points and Vincent Edwards had 19, leading Purdue to its 15th straight victory. P.J. Thompson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten). Purdue ended a four-game road losing streak against the Hawkeyes (10-11, 1-7) by making 20 of 33 3-pointers.
No. 5 Duke 81, Pittsburgh 54
Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. had 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting while fifth-ranked Duke shot 52 percent in a win against Pittsburgh. Fellow rookie Marvin Bagley III added 20 points for the Blue Devils (17-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who cruised to a second easy win against the Panthers in 10 days. Duke won the first meeting on the road by 35 points, then led by 22 points at halftime on the way to another blowout margin against Pitt (8-12, 0-7).
No. 11 Xavier 73, No. 19 Seton Hall 64
J.P Macura scored a season-high 27 points and Xavier handed Seton Hall its first loss at home by rallying from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Pirates. Trevon Bluiett added 15 and the Musketeers (18-3, 6-2 Big East) held Seton Hall to seven points in the final 6:42 in winning their third straight after two straight losses. Desi Rodridguez, who picked up three fouls in the first half, had 13 of his 19 points in the second half for the Pirates (15-5, 4-3), who lost for the first time in 12 home games. Khadeen Carrington added 14 points and Angel Delgado had eight points and 18 rebounds.
No. 12 Cincinnati 86, East Carolina 60
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY.
Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington each scored 17 points, and Gary Clark had 14 points and 14 rebounds, lifting No. 12 Cincinnati to victory over East Carolina. Clark’s double-double was the 25th of his career, and Jarron Cumberland added 14 points for the Bearcats (17-2, 6-0 American Athletic Conference), who have won 10 straight. Shawn Williams scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half for East Carolina. He was a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor and 3-for-3 from 3-point range in the first half, but cooled off after halftime. Isaac Fleming also scored 15 for the Pirates. The Bearcats scored 19 points off 15 Pirates turnovers. Cincinnati recorded nine steals.
No. 20 Clemson 67, Notre Dame 58
Gabe DeVoe had 17 points, including a crucial 3-pointer with 3:18 to go, and Clemson got its first-ever win over Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied with two straight 3s to draw within 59-56. That’s when freshman Amir Simms hit Clemson’s ninth 3-pointer with 1:02 to go to extend the lead. Notre Dame could not come back as it lost its fourth straight. The Fighting Irish had a 5-0 all-time mark over the Tigers, and Clemson barely escaped continuing a second streak of failure in the same week: The Tigers fell to 0-59 all-time at Chapel Hill with their 87-78 loss to North Carolina on Tuesday night. Shelton Mitchell and Marcquise Reed scored 12 points each for the Tigers (16-3, 5-2). Mitchell had 10 of Clemson’s final 20 points after Notre Dame had cut an 11-point lead to 47-46 on Martinas Geben’s bucket with nine minutes left. TJ Gibbs led Notre Dame with 18 points.
Akron 82, Northern Illinois 67
Jimond Ivey had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Akron rolled to victory over Northern Illinois. Malcolm Duvivier and Virshon Cotton scored 17 points apiece to lead Akron (9-9, 2-4 Mid-American Conference), which has won two of its last three games. Daniel Utomi chipped in 16 points. Dante Thorpe and Eugene German had 16 points each for Northern Illinois (9-10, 2-4). Gairges Daow added 14 points. The Zips built a double-digit lead midway through the first half and held a 43-30 halftime advantage. Northern Illinois opened the second half with an 11-5 run to pull to 48-41. Ivey and Utomi answered with back-to-back 3s and the Zips cruised from there. Akron has won eight of the last 11 in the series, including coach John Groce’s 5-0 record against the Huskies.
UIC 87, Cleveland State 80
Jordan Blount scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois-Chicago to a win over Cleveland State. Godwin Boahen added a team-high 18 points with 6-for-8 shooting, Tarkus Ferguson had 16 points and Tai Odiase got 12 for UIC (10-11, 5-3 Horizon League). It was Blount’s second double-double of the season. The Flames got a 3-pointer from Michael Diggins at the end of the opening half to take a 40-38 advantage into the break and then opened the second half with a 25-6 run. Blount hit five of his eight baskets during the run and the Flames never trailed again.
Central Michigan 84, Bowling Green 75
Shawn Roundtree scored 19 points and had six assists and Kevin McKay had 16 points and four steals and Central Michigan beat Bowling Green. Bowling Green extended its 37-34 halftime lead to 56-41 in the first 41/2 minutes of the second half as Justin Turner had two 3-pointers and a jump shot. Josh Kozinski later hit a 3 and Central Michigan (13-6, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) was within seven (64-57). The Chippewas then put together a 13-2 run when Roundtree made two 3s and Kozinski and Luke Meyer each added a 3 for 72-70 lead with five minutes left. Bowling Green missed 4 of 5 during the run. Turner’s layup with 6:42 to play marked the last field goal for Bowling Green (12-7, 3-3).
Toledo 72, Kent State 65
Tre’Shaun Fletcher had his eighth double-double of the season, including seven points in the final four minutes, and Luke Knapke had 16 points and nine rebounds to help Toledo beat Kent State for its fifth win in a row. Fletcher finished 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, Jaelen Sanford added 14 points and five assists and Marreon Jackson scored 11 for Toledo (13-6, 5-1 Mid-American Conference). Sanford made a layup and then assisted on a dunk by Fletcher to spark a 13-6 run over the final four minutes, 27 seconds. The Rockets hit 4 of 5 from the field and all five of their free-throw attempts — while Kent State was just 2-of-7 shooting, including 0 for 4 from 3-point range — during that span.