No. 1 Kansas 74, No. 17 Villanova 71
Dedric Lawson had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Lagerald Vick scored 29, and top-ranked Kansas made enough free throws down the stretch to beat No. 17 Villanova. Devon Dotson added 11 points for the Jayhawks (9-0), including four free throws in the final 1:10 to help Kansas end a three-game losing streak to Villanova. Phil Booth finished with 29 points for the Wildcats. Eric Paschall scored 17.
No. 3 Tennessee 102, Memphis 92
Admiral Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival. Grant Williams added 19 points for Tennessee. Jordan Bone had 17, Jordan Bowden 12 and Kyle Alexander 10. He scored 26 of his career-high 31 points after halftime and had 11 boards. Tyler Harris added 10 points.
No. 12 No. Carolina 103, No. 4 Gonzaga 90
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
Cameron Johnson had 25 points and six 3-pointers while No. 12 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat fourth-ranked Gonzaga. Luke Maye added 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who led by 14 at halftime and never let the Zags closer than eight after the break. North Carolina (8-2) made 13 of 25 3-pointers to go along with a 42-21 rebounding advantage. Zach Norvell Jr. scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs (9-2), who shot 56 percent after halftime and 51 percent overall.
No. 5 Michigan 70, Western Michigan 62
ANN ARBOR, MICH.
Charles Matthews made a layup just before halftime to give No. 5 Michigan its first lead and the smooth-shooting guard matched a season high with 25 points to help the undefeated Wolverines beat Western Michigan. Matthews scored eight of his team’s 10 points to close the first half, giving Michigan a 30-28 lead. He scored five more points during the Wolverines’ 14-2 run early in the second half. Michigan’s Zavier Simpson scored 15 points and Jordan Poole had 14.
No. 7 Nevada 72, South Dakota State 68
Jordan Caroline scored 21 points and No. 7 Nevada mounted yet another comeback in a win over South Dakota State. Caleb Martin scored 20 points for Nevada (12-0), and Cody Martin and Trey Porter had 12 each. Skyler Flatten led South Dakota State (9-4) with 20 points. Owen King scored 13 points, shooting 5 of 6 from the floor.
No. 11 Texas Tech 82, Abilene Christian 48
Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 30 points, Matt Mooney added 14 and No. 11 Texas Tech raced past Abilene Christian in the final game at sold-out Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Culver added seven rebounds and four assists to one of the best games of his two-season career. Jalone Friday scored 12 points for ACU before fouling out, and Jaren Lewis added nine.
No. 13 Virginia Tech 73, Washington 61
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
Nikell Alexander-Walker scored 24 points to lead No. 13 Virginia Tech to a victory over Washington. Justin Thomas, Kerry Blackshear and Ahmed Hill each added 10 points for the Hokies (9-1). Matisse Thybulle scored 16 points to lead Washington (7-4). David Crisp scored 12 points, and Naz Carter had 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
No. 14 Buffalo 73, Southern Illinois 65
Nick Perkins had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Buffalo beat Southern Illinois to improve to 10-0. CJ Massinburg scored 14 points, Davonta Jordan had 11 and the Bulls continued their best start since 1930-31, when they finished 15-0. Sean Lloyd Jr. had 14 points for Southern Illinois (7-5) in its second straight loss. Buffalo scored 23 points off of 22 turnovers to help make up for shooting 7 of 30 from 3.
No. 18 Mississippi St 70, Cincinnati 59
Quinndary Weatherspoon and Lamar Peters scored 14 points each, Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter both added 12, and No. 18 Mississippi State beat Cincinnati. Mississippi State (9-1) used a 7-0 run midway through the second half to break a tie game and take a 52-45 lead. Jarron Cumberland led Cincinnati with 21 points. Keith Williams added 15.
No. 19 Kentucky 88, Utah 61
Freshman Keldon Johnson scored 24 points, including five 3-pointers in the first half, and No. 19 Kentucky beat Utah. Tyler Herro scored 17 points, Reid Travis added 16 and Immanuel Quickley chipped in with 10 for the Wildcats (8-2). Both Gach led the Utes (4-5) with 22 points, followed by Jayce Johnson with 11.
No. 20 Arizona State 76, Georgia 74
Remy Martin scored 21 points, Romello White added 16 and No. 20 Arizona State rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Georgia. Martin gave the Sun Devils (8-1) their first lead of the game with a baseline jumper to make it 71-70 with 2:43 remaining. Rayshaun Hammonds and Tyree Crump each scored 19 points for Georgia (5-4). Nicolas Claxton had nine points and 13 rebounds.
No. 22 Iowa 77, Northern Iowa 54
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Tyler Cook had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Luka Garza scored 17 and 22nd-ranked Iowa cruised past Northern Iowa for its second straight win. Freshman Joe Wieskamp added 10 points for the Hawkeyes (8-2), who opened the game with a 25-7 run and never looked back. Wyatt Lohaus led Northern Iowa with 15 points, but freshman star A.J. Green had just two points on 1-for-8 shooting.
No. 23 Furman 93, UNC Wilmington 50
Clay Mounce tied his career high with 26 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 23 Furman ran past UNC Wilmington, moving to 12-0 with a victory. Furman’s leading scorer, Jordan Lyons, finished with 16 points off four 3-pointers. Devontae Cacok had 11 points to lead UNC Wilmington. Alex Hunter made four 3-pointers and had 14 points, and Rafferty added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Paladins.
No. 25 Indiana 71, Butler 68
Rob Phinisee hit a deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer, and Juwan Morgan scored a career-high 35 points to give the Indiana Hoosiers a victory over Butler in the Crossroads Classic. The Hoosiers (9-2) barely won their fourth straight, scrambling to get a shot before time ran out. Phinisee eventually wound up with the ball in his hands and threw up the decisive 25-footer. Romeo Langford added 13 points and Phinisee had nine points, five rebounds and five assists. Sean McDermott made a career-high six 3s and finished with 20 points to lead Butler, which lost for the first time since Dec. 1. Kamar Baldwin had 16 for the Bulldogs (7-3).
No. 25 Kansas State 71, Georgia State 59
Barry Brown had 21 points and No. 25 Kansas State beat Georgia State. K-State let the Panthers hang around with 19 turnovers leading to 25 points as Georgia State again competed well with a Power Five school after wins over Georgia and Alabama this season. Jeff Thomas led the Panthers with 13 points, Nelson Phillips had 11 and D’Marcus Simonds had 10. After Georgia State took a 53-50 lead, the Wildcats ended the game on a 21-6 run highlighted by 11 points from Brown, including a trio of 3s, and five points by Xavier Sneed.