RALEIGH, N.C. – Kyle Guy hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes left in overtime to help third-ranked Virginia hold off No. 23 North Carolina State 66-65 on Tuesday night.
Ty Jerome had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers (19-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). His last assist was the drive-and-kick feed for Guy’s tough corner 3 that broke a 61-all tie.
The Wolfpack (16-5, 4-4) caught a break when De’Andre Hunter fouled Markell Johnson on a desperation 3 for the tie with 0.9 seconds left. But Johnson missed the first free throw, made the second and then sank the third while apparently trying to miss.
Jerome then inbounded the ball to Guy, who flung it to the other end of the court as time expired.
Johnson had 14 points to lead the Wolfpack, who rallied from 14 down early in the second half to force overtime despite shooting 34 percent.
No. 1 Tennessee 92, South Carolina 70
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Admiral Schofield had 20 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Tennessee to its school record-tying 15th straight victory.
Grant Williams added 23 points for the Vols (19-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), who saw a double-digit lead cut to 60-58 with 13 minutes to play. Jordan Bone then scored five straight points to start an 18-6 run over the next six minutes that helped Tennessee stay perfect in SEC play.
Tennessee matched its program-best winning streak, which began in January 1915 and lasted through February 1917.
Chris Silva had 28 points – only six the second half – and 10 rebounds for South Carolina, which fell to 1-13 all time against No. 1 opponents.
No. 5 Michigan 65, Ohio State 49
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Zavier Simpson had 11 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and Michigan beat Ohio State.
Jordan Poole scored 15 points for the Wolverines (20-1, 9-1 Big Ten), who led by six at halftime and kept the Buckeyes frustrated after that.
Ohio State (13-7, 3-6) has lost six of seven, and the Buckeyes’ chances of an upset in Ann Arbor were done in by their 19 turnovers.
Kaleb Wesson led the Buckeyes with 12 points.
No. 7 Kentucky 87, Vanderbilt 52
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – P.J. Washington had a double-double by halftime and finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds as Kentucky routed Vanderbilt and earned its seventh straight victory.
Kentucky (17-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) also won its sixth consecutive in this series with coach John Calipari perfect so far against Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew.
Nick Richards finished with 14 points, Tyler Herro added 12 points and Keldon Johnson scored 11.
Vanderbilt (9-11, 0-7) has lost eight straight. Saben Lee led the Commodores with 15 points, Matt Ryan had 12 and Aaron Nesmith scored 11.
No. 8 Nevada 87, UNLV 70
LAS VEGAS – Caleb Martin had 26 points and six rebounds in leading Nevada past UNLV.
Since losing at New Mexico on Jan. 5, the Wolf Pack (20-1, 7-1 Mountain West) have won six straight – five by double digits.
The Runnin’ Rebels (11-9, 5-3) lost their second in a row and third in five games.
Jordan Caroline added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Nevada, his 12th double-double of the season. Cody Martin chipped in with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
Kris Clyburn paced UNLV with 23 points and eight rebounds. Amauri Hardy scored 17.
No. 9 North Carolina 77, Georgia Tech 54
ATLANTA – Cameron Johnson scored 22 points and No. 9 North Carolina won its fourth straight game.
Coby White added 19 points and shot 5 of 9 from 3-point range for North Carolina (16-4, 6-1 ACC).
Abdoulaye Gueye scored 14 points to lead Georgia Tech (11-10, 3-5).
The Tar Heels relied on 3-point shooting, making 13 of 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Texas 73, No. 11 Kansas 63
AUSTIN, Texas – Dylan Osetkowksi scored 16 points and Texas used stifling defense to snap a 10-game losing streak to Kansas.
Texas hadn’t beaten the Jayhawks since 2014.
Texas held Kansas’ leading scorer Dedric Lawson without a point in the first half, and the Jayhawks to their fewest points in a half this season.
Back in the Big 12, Texas (12-9, 4-4) got a much-needed win that also knocked the Jayhawks (16-5, 5-3) out of first place. Kansas has lost three of its last four.
Ochai Agbaji led Kansas with 24 points.
No. 18 Buffalo 83, Ball State 59
AMHERST, N.Y. – Dontay Caruthers scored 21 points and Buffalo cruised to its 21st straight home victory.
CJ Massinburg had 16 points and nine rebounds, while a smothering defense forced 18 turnovers as the Bulls scored the first seven points and never trailed.
Buffalo (19-2, 7-1 Mid-American Conference) hasn’t dropped a home game since a 73-62 loss to St. Bonaventure on Dec. 2, 2017. The 21-game streak is the second-longest in the nation behind No. 13 Houston’s 30 in a row at home.
K.J. Walton scored 18 before fouling out for Ball State (11-10, 2-6), which dropped its third straight. Cardinals leading scorer Tayler Persons finished 2 of 12 for six points.
No. 21 Maryland 70, Northwestern 52
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Bruno Fernando had 22 points and 10 rebounds, freshman Jalen Smith scored 14 points and Maryland emphatically ended a two-game skid.
It was the third straight double-double and 13th of the season for Fernando, a 6-foot-10 sophomore who helped Maryland (17-5, 8-3 Big Ten) finish with a 44-28 rebounding advantage.
Anthony Gaines scored 18 points and Dererk Pardon added 14 for the Wildcats (12-9, 3-7). Leading scorer Vic Law missed six of eight shots and finished with five points, 11 below his team-leading average.
Alabama 83, No. 22 Mississippi State 79
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Donta Hall scored 19 points to lead Alabama to the upset over Mississippi State.
John Petty scored 13 points and Riley Norris added 11 for Alabama (13-7, 4-3 Southeastern Conference), which built a 12-point lead at halftime.
Reggie Perry led the Bulldogs (15-5, 3-4) with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting. Lamar Peters and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 14, and Aric Holman added 12.
No. 24 Wisconsin 62, Nebraska 51
LINCOLN, Neb. – Brad Davison scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and fueled Wisconsin’s decisive surge in the win over Nebraska.
The Badgers (15-6, 7-3 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game.
The Cornhuskers (13-8, 3-7), playing their first game without injured forward Isaac Copeland, lost their fourth straight and sixth in eight games. Their 51 points were a season low.
Ethan Happ and Nate Reuvers scored 10 points apiece for Wisconsin.
Isaiah Roby, who moved from center to power forward in Copeland’s absence, had 18 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks for the Huskers. James Palmer had 14 points and Thomas Allen added 10.
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