Zakai Zeigler collected 15 points and eight assists to fuel No. 10 Tennessee’s 68-59 home victory over top-ranked Alabama on Wednesday in Knoxville, Tenn.
Santiago Vescovi joined Zeigler in making three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds to help the Volunteers (20-6, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) bounce back from a pair of one-point losses.
Jonas Aidoo recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Tennessee, which totaled 11 steals and forced the Crimson Tide (22-4, 12-1) into 19 turnovers.
Alabama’s Brandon Miller collected 15 points and 10 rebounds and Jaden Bradley added 14 points. Nimari Burnett had 11 points off the bench for the Crimson Tide, who saw their four-game winning streak come to a halt following just their second loss in the last 15 games.
Northwestern 64, No. 14 Indiana 62
Boo Buie hit a floater in the lane with 2.7 seconds remaining to give Northwestern an upset win over visiting No. 14 Indiana, which trailed by 21 points in the first half.
Buie finished with 21 points, while Chase Audige added 14 points for Northwestern (19-7, 10-5 Big Ten). Trayce Jackson-Davis had 23 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Indiana (18-8, 9-6).
Following Buie’s shot, a halfcourt shot by Indiana’s Jalen Hood-Schifino hit the rim and bounced off as time expired.
No. 7 Virginia 61, Louisville 58
Kihei Clark became the winningest player in Atlantic Coast Conference history as No. 7 Virginia escaped with a victory at last-place Louisville. Clark scored 14 points and posted his 71st career conference win (regular season plus ACC tournament), breaking a tie with Duke great Shane Battier (1997-2001).
Armaan Franklin also had 14 points as the Cavaliers (20-4, 12-3 ACC) moved into a tie for the conference lead with Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals (3-23, 1-14) lost their fourth straight game and matched last season’s 6-14 ACC record for the most conference losses in school history. El Ellis scored a game-high 21 points, Jae’Lyn Withers added 12 and Mike James had 10 for Louisville.
No. 11 Marquette 69, No. 16 Xavier 68
Olivier-Maxence Prosper scored on a tip-in with 1.6 seconds remaining to keep the Golden Eagles atop the Big East with a victory over the visiting Musketeers in Milwaukee, Wis.
Jack Nunge scored underneath to put Xavier up 68-67 with 8.3 seconds left. Kam Jones missed on a drive on the ensuing possession, but Prosper followed with the go-ahead tap. Stevie Mitchell had 17 points for Marquette (21-6, 13-3 Big East), picked ninth in the preseason conference poll. Tyler Kolek added 15 points and Oso Ighodaro had 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Souley Boum had 24 points for Xavier (19-7, 11-4), which dropped into a second-place tie with No. 18 Creighton and No. 24 Providence. Colby Jones added 13 points and Nunge and Jerome Hunter 10 for the Musketeers, who had beaten Marquette 80-76 in the first meeting in mid-January.
No. 19 Iowa State 70, No. 22 TCU 59
Aljaz Kunc scored a career-high 22 points on just 10 shot attempts, lifting the Cyclones over the Horned Frogs in their Big 12 Conference matchup in Ames, Iowa.
Kunc went 5 of 8 from behind the 3-point line and added five rebounds for Iowa State (17-8, 8-5), which also got 16 points from Jaren Holmes. The Cyclones canned 49 percent of their shots from the field, enabling them to overcome 16 turnovers.
Shahada Wells scored 15 points for TCU (17-9, 6-7), which dropped its fourth straight game. Micah Peavy added 13 points but the Horned Frogs struggled to play catch-up because they were just 5 of 19 on 3-pointers. Mike Miles Jr., TCU’s leading scorer at 18.1 points per game, missed his fifth straight game with an ankle injury.
No. 21 San Diego State 45, Fresno State 43
Matt Bradley contributed 10 points and three steals to help the Aztecs escape with a victory over the host Bulldogs in their Mountain West matchup.
Nathan Mensah added eight points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for first-place San Diego State (21-5, 12-2 MWC), which won its fourth straight game and 17th in 20.
Isaiah Hill scored 16 points for Fresno State (9-16, 5-9), but his last-second 3-pointer bounced off the back iron. Eduardo Andre added 10 points and nine rebounds before fouling out for the Bulldogs, who have dropped eight straight games against San Diego State. Overall, Fresno State has lost eight of its last 11 games.
–Field Level Media