No. 5 Wichita State 70, Illinois State 55
The Shockers trailed by three at halftime, but took the lead for good within the first four minutes of the second half.
Cleanthony Early, who led the way with 23 points and 10 rebounds, had a dunk off a feed from Tekele Cotton that put Wichita State up 30-29 with 16:14 remaining in the game.
Illinois State (11-8, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference), which got 12 points from reserve Daishon Knight, forced 11 first-half turnovers and led 28-25 at the break. The second half was a different story as Wichita State turned the ball over just twice and out-scored the visiting Redbirds 45-27 in improving to 20-0 and 7-0 in the MVC.
No. 7 San Diego State 75, San Jose State 50
The nation’s No. 2 defense held the host Spartans to 19 first-half points and 33 percent shooting in extending the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games.
Xavier Thames scored 15 points and Josh Davis had 10 points and 12 rebounds for San Diego State (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West Conference), which won its first six leagues games for the first time since staring 7-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the 1966-1967 season.
Devante Wilson’s 14 points led San Jose State.
Minnesota 81, No. 9 Wisconsin 68
Deandre Mathieu scored 18 points as the Golden Gophers defeated their second ranked team in seven days.
Minnesota (15-5, 4-3 Big 10) beat then-No. 11 Ohio State January 16 and Wednesday used big nights from Mathieu and Maurice Walker (18 points and nine rebounds) and a 59 percent shooting performance to knock off another top-15 team.
The Minnesota bench, led by Walker and Malik Smith (14 points), out-scored Wisconsin’s 41-15.
The Badgers have lost three consecutive times since starting the year 16-0.
No. 21 Michigan 75, No. 10 Iowa 67
The Wolverines stayed red-hot and unbeaten in Big 10 play with the home victory.
Michigan (14-4, 6-0), which extended its winning streak to eight games, had its lead sliced to 67-64 when Iowa’s Aaron White dunked with 2:23 to play in the game. Glenn Robinson III followed with an alley-oop dunk off a pass from Spike Albrecht and the hosts were 6-of-6 from the free-throw line over the final 55 seconds.
Nik Stauskas had 26 points to lead Michigan. Iowa (15-4, 4-2), which had a three-game winning streak snapped, was led by White and Melsahn Basabe, who each scored 17 points.
No. 12 Louisville 86, South Florida 47
The defending national champions held South Florida to just 16 made field goals in winning their fourth consecutive game.
The opposite was true for Louisville (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), which was 30-of-59 from the field and made 12 3-pointers. Wayne Blackshear led the way with 16 points off the bench and Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell added 14 points each.
Since being upset by the Bulls in February, 2012, Louisville has won three straight times in the series by an average margin of nearly 27 points.
Reserve Chris Perry led South Florida (10-9, 1-5) with 10 points.
Richmond 58, No. 13 Massachusetts 55
Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and the Richmond defense played a big hand in the Minutemen equaling their lowest point total of the season.
Massachusetts (16-2, 3-1 Atlantic 10) made just 39 percent of its shots and its point total matched the 55 it scored in a loss to Florida State December 21. The Minutemen had won six consecutive games since that defeat.
Cedrick Lindsay added 11 points for the host Spiders (13-6, 3-1), who hadn’t beaten Massachusetts since January, 2011.
Sampson Carter led the visitors with 15 points.
No. 18 Duke 67, Miami 46
Jabari Parker’s 17 points helped the Blue Devils pick up their first conference road victory.
Parker added 15 rebounds, Rodney Hood had 12 points and Duke’s defense held the host Hurricanes, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s lowest scoring and worst shooting team, to just 35 percent shooting. Duke, the league’s top scoring team, avenged a 27-point loss on the same court a year ago and improved to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the ACC.
Donnavan Kirk led Miami (10-8, 2-4) with 11 points.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski picked up his 899th win at the Durham, North Carolina school, which leaves him one win shy of joining Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim with at least 900 victories at one school.
No. 19 St. Louis 76, Duquesne 72
Austin McBroom hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute to play as the Billikens survived on the road.
Duquesne (8-9, 1-4 Atlantic 10) led 72-70 before McBroom drained a three with 50 seconds left. The Dukes missed their final four shots, including Micah Mason’s 3-pointer with six seconds to go that could’ve tied the game.
St. Louis (18-2, 5-0) won its 12th consecutive game, besting last year’s 11-game streak and is the program’s longest winning stretch since the 1993-1994 team started 13-0.
Mike McCall Jr. had 13 points to lead five Billikens in double figures, which included Grandy Glaze and McBroom coming off the bench to score 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Ovie Soko had a game-high 18 points for the Dukes, who lost for the fifth straight time in the series.
No. 25 Oklahoma 77, TCU 69
Jordan Woodward’s two free throws with three and a half minutes to play put the Sooners ahead to stay. TCU (9-9, 0-6 Big 12) pulled even at 66-66 on a lay up by Amric Fields at the 3:43 mark, but the Horned Frogs didn’t make another field goal the rest of the game.
Ryan Spangler scored all 13 of his points in the second half and had a career-high 16 rebounds for Oklahoma (15-4, 4-2 Big 12), which has won its four conference games by a combined 18 points. Four other Sooners were in double figures, led by Buddy Hield’s 16 points.
Kyan Anderson had a game-high 23 points for TCU.