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LAWRENCE, KAN. >> Wayne Selden Jr. scored 11 points, Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo provided a boost off the bench, and No. 1 Kansas slogged past TCU 70-63 on Saturday.

Bragg had 10 points, as did Perry Ellis and Devonte Graham. Diallo had nine points and nine rebounds to help the Jayhawks (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) bounce back from a loss at West Virginia.

It was the 33rd consecutive win at Allen Fieldhouse for Kansas, matching the fourth-best streak in school history.

Michael Williams had 13 points and Brandon Parrish and Chauncey Collins each scored 11 for the Horned Frogs (9-8, 1-4).

NO. 2 OKLAHOMA 70, NO. 11 WEST VIRGINIA 68

NORMAN, OKLA. >> Khadeem Lattin's tip-in with one second remaining lifted Oklahoma.

Buddy Hield scored 17 points and Ryan Spangler added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Sooners (15-1, 4-1 Big 12).

Oklahoma is in position to move to No. 1 in the AP poll since top-ranked Kansas lost to West Virginia on Tuesday. It would be the Sooners' first No. 1 ranking since March 1990.

Jaysean Paige had 18 points for the Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1).

NO. 3 MARYLAND 100, OHIO STATE 65

COLLEGE PARK, MD. >> Robert Carter Jr. scored a career-high 25 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added a season-best 22 and Maryland bounced back from its first Big Ten loss of the season.

Diamond Stone scored 15 points for the Terrapins (16-2, 5-1), who moved on from a defeat at Michigan by reaching the 100-point mark for the first time since 2012.

Keita Bates-Diop had 15 points for Ohio State (12-7, 4-2).

NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 67, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. >> Kennedy Meeks scored 18 of his 23 points after halftime to help North Carolina pull away.

Joel Berry II added 14 points for the Tar Heels (16-2), who improved to 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

The Wolfpack (10-8, 0-5) is off to its worst start in ACC play since going 0-8 in 1996-97 under former coach Herb Sendek.

NO. 6 VILLANOVA 55, GEORGETOWN 50

WASHINGTON >> Josh Hart had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Villanova posted its 21st consecutive Big East victory.

The Wildcats (16-2, 6-0) won despite going almost 6 minutes without a field goal in the second half.

Georgetown (11-7, 4-2) was the last conference team to beat Villanova, on Jan. 19, 2015.

NO. 7 XAVIER 74, MARQUETTE 66

MILWAUKEE >> Trevon Bluiett had 18 points and Xavier used a 21-0 burst in the first half to seize control.

James Farr had 16 points and a career-high 19 rebounds while Edmond Sumner, returning from a concussion, added 15 points for the Musketeers (16-1, 4-1 Big East).

Freshman Henry Ellenson led Marquette (12-6, 2-4) with 20 points.

CLEMSON 76, NO. 8 MIAMI 65

GREENVILLE, S.C. >> Jaron Blossomgame scored 25 points and Clemson defeated a third straight ranked opponent for the first time in program history.

The Tigers (12-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won five in a row overall, including a victory at Syracuse and home wins over No. 21 Louisville, No. 9 Duke and Miami (13-3, 2-2).

Davon Reed scored 17 for the Hurricanes, who led 57-51 with about 7 minutes left.

NOTRE DAME 95, NO. 9 DUKE 91

DURHAM, N.C. >> Bonzie Colson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Notre Dame.

Demetrius Jackson added 24 points and Steve Vasturia finished with 22 as the Fighting Irish (12-5, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Duke for the fourth time in five tries.

Freshman Luke Kennard had 30 points and Brandon Ingram added 25 for the Blue Devils (14-4, 3-2), who have lost two straight for the first time this season.

SETON HALL 81, NO. 12 PROVIDENCE 72

PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> Khadeem Carrington went 12 for 12 at the free throw line and scored 22 points to lead Seton Hall.

Isaiah Whitehead and Derrick Gordon both had 15 points while Desi Rodriguez added 10 for the Pirates (13-4, 3-2 Big East).

Ben Bentil paced Providence (15-3, 3-2) with 21 points.

AUBURN 75, NO. 14 KENTUCKY 70

AUBURN, ALA. >> Kareem Canty scored 26 points, including two free throws with 20 seconds left that helped Auburn ends its 18-game losing streak to Kentucky.

The Tigers (8-8, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) wiped out a 12-point deficit in the second half, and their fans rushed the court to celebrate the win.

Jamal Murray scored 20 points for the Wildcats (13-4, 3-2).

NO. 15 TEXAS A&M 79, GEORGIA 45

ATHENS, GA. >> Jalen Jones, Alex Caruso and Danuel House all scored 12 points and Texas A&M won its eighth straight game.

The Aggies (15-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) never trailed.

Yaten Maten finished with 11 points and was the only player to score in double figures for Georgia (9-6, 2-3).

NO. 17 IOWA STATE 76, KANSAS STATE 63

MANHATTAN, KAN. >> Monte Morris scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Iowa State ended a two-game skid.

The Cyclones (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) bounced back from close losses to Texas and No. 22 Baylor.

Justin Edwards scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Kansas State (11-6, 1-4).

NO. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 81, MISSOURI 72

COLUMBIA, S.C. >> Sindarius Thornwell scored 22 points for South Carolina.

The Gamecocks (16-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) never trailed. Wes Clark led Missouri (8-9, 1-3) with a career-best 26 points and eight assists.

NO. 20 PITTSBURGH 84, BOSTON COLLEGE 61

PITTSBURGH >> Jamel Artis scored 22 points and Pittsburgh recovered from a forgettable loss at No. 21 Louisville.

Michael Young had 13 points, five rebounds and nine assists for the Panthers (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Cameron Johnson scored a career-high 20 points off the bench for Pitt, which shut down the Eagles (7-10, 0-4) in the second half.

NO. 23 BUTLER 78, ST. JOHN'S 58

INDIANAPOLIS >> Kellen Dunham scored 24 points and Butler sent St. John's to its school-record ninth straight loss.

The Bulldogs (13-4, 2-3 Big East) ended a two-game skid on an emotional day that included a pregame tribute to former center Andrew Smith and a halftime speech from his widow, Samantha. The 25-year-old Smith died Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.

Dunham is one of two players on Butler's roster who played with Smith.

St. John's (7-12, 0-6) struggled again under first-year coach Chris Mullin.


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