DeAndre Gholston hit a desperate 3-point heave at the buzzer to lift Missouri to an 86-85 upset of No. 6 Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Volunteers (19-6, 8-4 SEC) had a chance to ice the game with four seconds left, but Santiago Vescovi missed a free throw, and then a lane violation on Tobe Awaka gave Missouri the ball while trailing 85-83.
Gholston, who hit a similar shot to beat UCF in December, took the inbounds pass, dribbled across half court and swished his shot from well above the key.
Kobe Brown led the Tigers (19-6, 7-5) with 21 points. Gholston scored 18, Sean East II scored 17 and D’Moi Hodge added 14 before fouling out.
Tyreke Key scored 23 points for the Volunteers, who have lost back-to-back games for the first time since the 2021 postseason. Vescovi scored 16 points, and Zakai Zeigler added 11 points and 10 assists before fouling out.
No. 3 Alabama 77, Auburn 69
Rylan Griffen scored 16 points off the bench and Mark Sears added 15 as the Crimson Tide extended their unbeaten Southeastern Conference streak with a win over the host Tigers.
Griffen made 5 of 7 shots from the floor — including 3 of 5 from 3-point range — for Alabama (22-3, 12-0 SEC). Brandon Miller had 13 points and six rebounds and Jaden Bradley added 12 points for the Tide.
Wendell Green Jr. had a team-high 24 points for Auburn (17-8, 7-5). One free throw by Green trimmed Alabama’s lead to 71-67 with less than two minutes to play. But Griffen answered with a dunk with 58 seconds remaining in the game, which ended all hopes of an Auburn comeback.
Stanford 88, No. 4 Arizona 79
Junior Michael O’Connell scored a career-high 22 points and Spencer Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to power the hot-shooting Cardinal to an upset over the visiting Wildcats.
The Cardinal (11-14, 5-9 Pac-12) shot 61.1 percent from the field, including 10 of 18 3-point attempts, to snap a seven-game winning streak for the Wildcats (22-4, 11-4). Harrison Ingram, one of five Stanford players in double-figure points, provided 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Courtney Ramey, a fifth-year transfer from Texas, had his best game at Arizona with 26 points, including making 8 of 16 3-pointers, but his big effort could not offset the quiet production of big men Azuolas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo. Tubelis, leading the Pac-12 in scoring and rebounding, battled foul trouble and finished with four points and no rebounds in 17 minutes.
No. 5 Texas 94, West Virginia 60
Sir’Jabari Rice scored 24 points off the bench and the Texas defense did the rest in routing the Mountaineers in a Big 12 Conference contest in Austin, Texas.
The Longhorns (20-5, 9-3 Big 12) forced 20 West Virginia turnovers that they turned into 32 points, 21 of those in the first half as Texas built a 21-point lead. Rice finished 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Marcus Carr scored 16 points, Timmy Allen added 14 points and Arterio Morris had 12 as Texas won for the fifth time in its past six Big 12 games to remain atop the conference standings.
The Longhorns swept the season series from West Virginia for the second straight campaign. Emmitt Matthews Jr. was the only West Virginia player to reach double figures with 13 points. The Mountaineers (15-10, 4-8) had more turnovers than made field goals (19).
No. 7 UCLA 70, Oregon 63
Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 18 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, and the Bruins stifled the Ducks on the defensive end en route to a win in Eugene, Ore.
The Bruins (21-4, 12-2 Pac-12) trailed by three points at halftime, and after exchanging points with Oregon for the first few minutes after intermission, took command with a 13-0 run. Jaylen Clark, the only other Bruins player to score in double-figures with 13 points, posted nine in the second half. Tyger Campbell added nine points despite a 4-of-15 night shooting from the floor, and Amari Bailey scored eight points.
Jermaine Couisnard led Oregon with 19 points, and N’Faly Dante scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Will Richardson, the Ducks’ leading scorer on the season at 14.1 points per game coming into Saturday’s contest, managed just five on 2-of-8 shooting from the floor.
No. 8 Virginia 69, Duke 62 (OT)
Armaan Franklin scored 23 points, including a clutch 3-pointer in overtime, as the Cavaliers held off the Blue Devils in Atlantic Coast Conference action in Charlottesville, Va.
Virginia (19-4, 11-3 ACC) improved to 12-1 at home and kept a share of first place in the conference with Pitt. Kihei Clark added 16 points and Ben Vander Plas had 13 for the Cavaliers, who shot 51.9 percent from the field but only 40.9 percent (9 of 22) from the charity stripe.
Jeremy Roach scored 16 points to lead Duke (17-8, 8-6), with Tyrese Proctor adding 14 and Jacob Grandison 11. After Virginia scored the first five points of the extra period, Proctor answered with a couple of layups to pull Duke within 63-62 with 1:11 left. Franklin’s corner 3-pointer made it 66-62 with 40 seconds remaining, and the Blue Devils couldn’t answer.
No. 9 Kansas 78, Oklahoma 55
Jalen Wilson scored 18 points to help the Jayhawks to a victory over the Sooners in Norman, Okla.
Wilson added five rebounds, five assists and five steals in the Jayhawks’ largest margin of victory over the Sooners since a 104-74 home win on Feb. 19, 2018. Kansas (20-5, 8-4 Big 12) hit 13 of their last 16 shots of the first half, including nine in a row at one point, to take a 13-point lead, 35-22, into the break — helped by a 20-4 run over the last 7:10.
Jalen Hill led Oklahoma (12-13, 2-10) with 14 points, while Grant Sherfield added 10 on just 4-of-14 shooting. The Sooners made another push in the second half, cutting Kansas’ lead to five with a 10-2 spurt to start the period. Once again, though, the Jayhawks asserted their dominance, with Dajuan Harris’ 3-pointer kicking off a 32-11 run to put the game away.
No. 10 Marquette 89, Georgetown 75
Tyler Kolek scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and dealt eight assists as the Golden Eagles moved into first place in the Big East by beating the host Hoyas in Washington, D.C.
Oso Ighodaro had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Kam Jones also had 14 points for Marquette (20-6, 12-3 Big East). Olivier-Maxence Prosper contributed 11 points and seven rebounds. Marquette bounced back from a 15-point loss on Tuesday at No. 21 UConn. The Golden Eagles are a half-game ahead of No. 13 Xavier.
Jay Heath scored 18 points to pace Georgetown (6-20, 1-14), which lost its fifth straight game and its 34th time in its last 35 Big East games since winning the conference tournament in 2021. The Hoyas were without center Qudus Wahab for personal reasons. He averages 9.9 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds.
Oklahoma State 64, No. 11 Iowa State 56
John-Michael Wright matched his season high with 19 points to help lift the Cowboys to a win over the Cyclones in a Big 12 Conference game in Ames, Iowa.
Bryce Thompson scored 12 points and Caleb Asberry added 10 for Oklahoma State (16-9, 7-5 Big 12), which has won five in a row. Aljaz Kunc scored 13 points off the bench and Tamin Lipsey added 12 for Iowa State (16-8, 7-5), which came in 12-0 at home this season.
Caleb Grill, an 83.3 percent free throw shooter coming in for the Cyclones, had a chance to cut the deficit to two with 1:51 left, but missed two of three free throws and then fouled Asberry on the rebound. Asberry made two free throws on the other end to stretch the lead to 61-55, and the Cowboys continued to pull away.
Texas Tech 71, No. 12 Kansas State 63
De’Vion Harmon scored 20 points and freshman Lamar Washington established career bests of 13 points and five steals as the Red Raiders knocked off the Wildcats in Lubbock, Texas.
Jaylon Tyson added 11 points and Kevin Obanor scored 10 as the Red Raiders (13-12, 2-10 Big 12), who are tied for last in the conference, won for just the third time in the past 13 games.
Markquis Nowell recorded 18 points and four steals for Kansas State (19-6, 7-5), which dropped its ninth consecutive game in Lubbock. Desi Sills added 12 points and Nae’Qwan Tomlin had 10 for the Wildcats, who are just 4-5 after a 15-1 start.
No. 14 Baylor 72, No. 17 TCU 68
Adam Flagler scored 20 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to rally the Bears to a road win over the host Horned Frogs in Big 12 play at Fort Worth, Texas.
Flagler shot 9 of 16 from the field, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range, to go along with a team-high four assists. LJ Cryer shot 8 of 11 from the floor, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, to finish with 23 points for the Bears (19-6, 8-4 Big 12), who won for the ninth time in their past 10 games.
TCU (17-8, 6-6), which has dropped two of its past four games, was led by Damion Baugh, who had 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. JaKobe Coles added 15 points and five rebounds, while Emanuel Miller finished with 10 points.
No. 15 Saint Mary’s 81, Portland 64
Logan Johnson scored a career-high 34 points and Alex Ducas added 18 as the Gaels pulled away to defeat the host Pilots in their West Coast Conference matchup.
Johnson shot 11 of 18 from the field, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and added six assists and six rebounds. Ducas did all of his scoring from beyond the arc, where he went 6 of 10. The Gaels (22-5, 11-1 WCC) won for the 13th time in their past 14 games.
Portland (13-15, 5-8), which has dropped two of its past three games, was led by Kristian Sjolund’s 12 points, all in the first half. Tyler Robertson and Juan Sebastian Gorosito added 10 points apiece.
No. 16 Gonzaga 88, BYU 81
Julian Strawther scored a game-high 26 points as the Bulldogs rallied to beat the Cougars in their West Coast Conference game in Spokane, Wash.
Drew Timme added 19 points and game-high totals of seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bulldogs (21-5 overall, 10-2 WCC), who remained a game behind Saint Mary’s in the conference race with four games remaining. Rasir Bolton scored 13 points and Anton Watson added 12.
Spencer Johnson and Fousseyni Traore each scored 17 points to lead BYU (16-12, 6-7). Noah Waterman added 12 points for the Cougars, Rudi Williams scored 11 and Jaxson Robinson had 10.
No. 18 Indiana 62, Michigan 61
Trayce Jackson-Davis had 28 points and 11 rebounds as the Hoosiers squeaked past the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jalen Hood-Schifino supplied 21 points and five assists for the Hoosiers (18-7, 9-5 Big Ten), who have won eight of their last nine games. No other Indiana player scored more than four points. Hunter Dickinson led Michigan (14-11, 8-6) with 16 points and seven rebounds. Kobe Bufkin had 14 points and Jett Howard added 12.
The Hoosiers took a 62-61 lead on Hood-Schifino’s free throws with 2:58 remaining. Both teams came up empty down the stretch. Jackson-Davis had a chance to extend the lead with 12 seconds left but missed the front end of a one-and-one. After a timeout, Howard missed a desperation 3-point heave at the buzzer.
No. 19 Miami 93, Louisville 85
The Hurricanes had three scorers with 20-plus points to overcome El Ellis’ career night as they outlasted the Cardinals in Coral Gables, Fla.
Nijel Pack scored 22 points while Isaiah Wong and Norchad Omier had 21 apiece for the Hurricanes (20-5, 11-4 ACC), who posted their eighth 20-win season under coach Jim Larranaga. The three-pronged attack helped the Hurricanes negate Ellis’ career-high 33 points. Jae’Lyn Withers added 18 points for the Cardinals (3-22, 1-13).
Both teams enjoyed a successful shooting night, with Miami finishing 31 of 58 from the field (53.4 percent) and Louisville 33 of 57 (season-high 57.9 percent), but turnovers did the Cardinals in. Their 12th of the night led to a Harlond Beverly fastbreak dunk for an 86-75 Miami lead with just 1:11 remaining.
St. John’s 73, No. 20 Providence 68
David Jones scored 16 points as the Red Storm led most of the way and recorded a victory over the Friars in New York.
After missing two games due to the death of his father, Jones shot 6 of 17 and did enough to keep St. John’s (15-11, 5-10 Big East) from blowing a 16-point lead midway through the first half. AJ Storr added 15 points and Dylan Addae-Wusu contributed 13 for the Red Storm.
Bryce Hopkins scored 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting to go along with nine rebounds, but the Friars (18-7, 10-4) shot a season-worst 33.3 percent from the field. Providence was within 69-63 when Hopkins stole Addae-Wusu’s inbounds pass and coasted in for a layup with 59 seconds left. After Posh Alexander split a pair of free throws, Joel Soriano blocked Hopkins at the rim with 47 seconds left to seal it.
No. 23 Creighton 56, No. 21 UConn 53
Trey Alexander scored 17 points while battling foul trouble as the host Bluejays extended their winning streak to eight games by squeaking out a victory over the Huskies in Omaha, Neb.
Down three in the closing seconds, the Huskies (19-7, 8-7 Big East) appeared to tie the game on Jordan Hawkins’ 3-pointer, but a review showed that his foot was on the line. Ryan Kalkbrenner then sank a pair of free throws to seal the victory.
Alexander led the Bluejays (17-8, 11-3) while Kalkbrenner added 12 points to go along with six rebounds. Baylor Scheierman chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds for Creighton. Adama Sanogo paced UConn with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Hawkins (11 points) was the only other scorer in double figures for the Huskies.
No. 22 North Carolina State 92, Boston College 62
Coming off one of their worst offensive performances of the season, the Wolfpack rediscovered their scoring touch in a rout of the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Jarkel Joiner scored 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting to lead NC State (20-6, 10-5 ACC), which was coming off a 63-50 setback at No. 8 Virginia. He made five 3-pointers and added six rebounds, six assists and five steals. D.J. Burns Jr. contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Terquavion Smith scored 17 points — including the 1,000th point of his career. Casey Morsell also made five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points.
Quinten Post led Boston College (12-14, 6-9) with 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting. He has scored at least 20 points in five of his last seven games. Jaeden Zackery added 10 points for the Eagles, who finished with 17 turnovers.
Illinois 69, No. 24 Rutgers 60
Coleman Hawkins put up 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Fighting Illini scored 19 straight points in the second half to take down the Scarlet Knights in Champaign, Ill.
Dain Dainja added 15 points and seven rebounds and Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 15 points to help the Fighting Illini (17-7, 8-5 Big Ten) win for the fourth time in five games. Rutgers (16-9, 8-6) led by six with 15:41 to play before missing its next 15 shots from the floor. They were held scoreless for 10:01 and went 10:39 between made field goals.
Caleb McConnell scored 14 points, 12 in the first half, to bounce back after shooting 1-for-12 for two points Tuesday against Indiana. Clifford Omoruyi had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Paul Mulcahy and Aundre Hyatt added 12 points apiece for the Scarlet Knights.
No. 25 San Diego State 82, UNLV 71
Adam Seiko scored 18 points off the bench by making 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range to help the Aztecs defeat the visiting Rebels in their Mountain West Conference matchup.
Matt Bradley scored 17 points, Keshad Johnson scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half, and Nathan Mensah finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for San Diego State (20-5, 11-2 MWC), which moved a game ahead of Nevada for first place in the conference standings with five games remaining.
Elijah Harkless, who entered second in the Mountain West at 18.1 points per game, scored 24 for UNLV, and Keshon Gilbert had 19 points. The Rebels (16-9, 5-8) had won four of their previous five games.
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