No. 4 Kentucky Tops Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — PJ Washington and Tyler Herro scored 18 points each as fourth-ranked Kentucky slogged past Missouri 66-58 on Tuesday night.
Ashton Hagans added 12 points for the Wildcats (22-4, 11-2 Southeastern Conference), who looked a little sluggish three days after beating then top-ranked Tennessee. But Kentucky was good enough defensively to hold the Tigers to 37 percent shooting from the field.
No. 5 TENNESSEE 58 VANDERBILT 46
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grant Williams had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Tennessee beat Vanderbilt in the Volunteers’ first game since losing their No. 1 ranking.
Tennessee (24-2, 12-1 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from its first loss since Thanksgiving week, an 86-69 defeat at No. 4 Kentucky on Saturday to snap a school-record 19-game winning streak.
Vanderbilt (9-17, 0-13) dropped its 14th straight, matching the longest skid in school history. Vanderbilt had a 14-game losing streak that began in the 1934-35 season and carried over to the next season.
No. 15 PURDUE 48
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Matt Haarms tipped in a basket with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift Purdue over Indiana.
Ryan Cline had 11 points, and Haarms finished with six for the Boilermakers (19-7, 12-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight at Assembly Hall for the first time in school history.
It didn’t come easily. Indiana’s Romeo Langford scored 14 points despite not taking a shot in the second half, and Juwan Morgan’s 3-pointer grazed the rim at the buzzer. Morgan had nine points and 11 rebounds as Indiana (13-13, 4-11) lost its fourth straight overall and fifth in a row in the series.
No. 16 FLORIDA ST. 77 CLEMSON 64
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Florida State set a program record with its eighth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference victory in a win over Clemson.
The Seminoles (21-5, 9-4 ACC) had not won this many consecutive league games since joining the conference before the 1991-92 season.
No. 19 IOWA STATE 69
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jared Butler scored 17 points, Freddie Gillespie had 14 and Baylor upset Iowa State.
Makia Mason scored 14 points on 18 shots in his return from a toe injury for the Bears (17-9, 8-5 Big 12). They outrebounded Iowa State 44-28 and grabbed 18 offensive rebounds over the smaller Cyclones, who’ve dropped back-to-back games at Hilton Coliseum.
No. 24 MARYLAND 66
No. 21 IOWA 65
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bruno Fernando scored 11 points, including the last two on a putback with 7.8 seconds left, to lift Maryland to a win over Iowa.
Maryland (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten) gave up an 11-point lead over the final four minutes, but held on against an Iowa team that had won its last two games via buzzer-beater and had two looks at the basket in the final seven seconds.
No. 25 BUFFALO 114 OHIO 67
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Jayvon Graves scored a career-high 26 points and Buffalo used a record-setting shooting performance to cruise to a win over Ohio for its 23rd straight home win.
CJ Massinburg (23 points), Jeenathan Williams (13 points, eight rebounds) Montell McRae (11 points, seven rebounds) and Graves led the way for the Bulls, who set school records for 3-pointers made (19) and point scored against a Division I opponent.
The Bulls (23-3, 11-2 Mid-American Conference) have won four straight and tied a team record for regular season victories set last season. Their 23-game home win streak is tied with Tennessee for the second-longest in the country.
Jason Carter led Ohio (11-14) with 16 points.