WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Carsen Edwards scored 21 points and Vincent Edwards added 20, leading No. 3 Purdue to a 78-50 blowout over Wisconsin on Tuesday night.
The Boilermakers (18-2, 7-0 Big Ten) have won 14 straight overall, 19 in a row at home and have matched the best 20-game record in school history. The only other time Purdue did that was 1987-88 when it also won its first seven conference games.
Ethan Happ had 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Badgers (9-10, 2-4). Wisconsin has lost three straight – all on the road.
Kansas State 87, (4) Oklahoma 69
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Barry Brown scored 24 points, Dean Wade added 21 and Kansas State frustrated Oklahoma star Trae Young all game.
Cartier Diarra added 16 points and Xavier Sneed had 13 for the defensive-minded Wildcats (13-5, 3-3 Big 12), who earned their sixth consecutive win over the Sooners at Bramlage Coliseum.
Young was held to 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting, his fewest since scoring 15 in his college debut. He also was 2 of 10 from the 3-point line and committed 12 turnovers against six assists.
Rashard Odomes had 16 points and Brady Manek had 12 for the Sooners (14-3, 4-2).
No. 12 Cincinnati 49, Central Florida 38
ORLANDO, Fla. – Gary Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Cincinnati.
Jacob Evans added 10 points for the Bearcats (16-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who won their ninth straight game.
UCF (12-6, 3-3) got seven points apiece from Tacko Fall, Terrell Allen and Dayon Griffin, but struggled the entire game to get inside the Bearcats defense. UCF shot just 30 percent for the game and committed 14 turnovers.
(15) North Carolina 87, No. 20 Clemson 79
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson scored a season-high 21 points to help North Carolina preserve its perfect all-time home record against Clemson.
Joel Berry II scored 14 of his 17 after halftime for the Tar Heels (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who hung on despite seeing most of an 18-point lead erased by Clemson’s torrid second-half shooting.
Luke Maye added 11 points while playing with a stitched-up cut on his nose suffered shortly before halftime.
The win improved the Tar Heels to 59-0 all-time at home against Clemson, including 28-0 in the Smith Center. It’s the longest home winning streak against a single opponent in NCAA history.
Marcquise Reed scored 21 points for the Tigers (15-3, 4-2).
South Carolina 76, (18) Kentucky 68
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Chris Silva tied his career high with 27 points and South Carolina rallied from 14 points down in the second half.
The Gamecocks (12-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) seemed done after Kevin Knox’s short jumper with 12:28 to go put the Wildcats ahead 54-40. But that’s when South Carolina, fueled by the 6-foot-9 Silva, got going and outscored Kentucky (14-4, 4-2) 36-14 the rest of the way to pull off the upset.
Silva had 12 points in that stretch to lift the Gamecocks.
Knox led Kentucky with 21 points.
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