WAKE FOREST 82, No. 4 DUKE 72
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. • Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night.
Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Coming off a home loss to sub-.500 Boston College, they shot 46 percent from the field and overcame their largest deficit of the game by scoring 17 straight points and holding Duke without a field goal for 5 critical minutes down the stretch.
Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 points to help Wake Forest claim its first win over Duke since 2009 and its biggest win since an upset of No. 2 Miami last February.
Jabari Parker scored 19 points and Rodney Hood added 16 for the Blue Devils (23-7, 12-5).
Playing their first game in over a week, they missed six straight shots down the stretch and were just 6 of 27 from 3-point range while falling to 4-5 in ACC road games.
No. 3 ARIZONA 74, OREGON STATE 69
CORVALLIS, Ore. • Nick Johnson scored 25 points and Arizona beat Oregon State in a back-and-forth game that wasn’t decided until the final minutes.
Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (28-2, 15-2 Pac-12), who had already clinched the regular season conference title.
Roberto Nelson scored 25 points and Devon Collier had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Beavers (15-14, 7-10).
Arizona built several leads during the game but couldn’t pull far away from a feisty Oregon State team.
Arizona opened the game on a 7-0 run before Oregon State responded and took a 10-9 lead on a steal and layup by Hallice Cooke at the 14:13 mark.
The Wildcats gradually crept away, and an alley-oop pass from T.J. McConnell to Johnson for a dunk that put the Wildcats up 31-22 with 3:53 left in the half, their largest lead of the game. Arizona led 36-33 at halftime.
No. 8 KANSAS 82, TEXAS TECH 57
LAWRENCE, Kan. • Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and No. 8 Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in a romp over Texas Tech.
Black, a senior transfer from Memphis, finished 9 of 9 from the field, matching the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles (2005) and Mark Randall (1990).
Freshman forward Andrew Wiggins, also likely playing in his final home game, added nine points for the Jayhawks (23-7, 14-3 Big 12), who have already wrapped up their 10th consecutive Big 12 title. Naadir Tharpe came off the bench to contribute 16 points and five assists.
Toddrick Gotcher scored 10 points to lead the Red Raiders (13-17, 5-12), who trailed by 20 points at halftime and never threatened down the stretch in losing their sixth straight game.
No. 9 WISCONSIN 76, PURDUE 70
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a victory over Purdue.
Kaminsky, a 7-footer who can shoot from the perimeter, went 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Badgers (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight thanks in large part to shooting 48 percent from the field in the first half.
Ronnie Johnson had 15 points for the Boilermakers (15-15, 5-12), who lost their fifth straight and fell into sole possession of last place in the conference.
Wisconsin attacked the lane early before starting to hit from the perimeter. The Badgers had a 16-point lead whittled to seven with 5 minutes left but were otherwise in firm control.
No. 10 SAN DIEGO STATE 73, UNLV 64
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Xavier Thames scored 19 points to lead San Diego State to a win over UNLV.
San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West) closed the game on a 13-2 run over the last final 3:04 to seal its 26th victory of the season, matching the second-highest single-season total in school history. The Aztecs also won a school-record 15th conference game of the season, breaking the previous mark of 14, set in 2010-11.
Thames was one of four Aztecs scoring in double figures, as Matt Shrigley added 14 and Winston Shepard and Dwayne Polee II each had 13.
Khem Birch had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead UNLV (19-11, 10-7). Kevin Olekaibe added 10 for the Runnin’ Rebels.
No. 11 LOUISVILLE 84, No. 18 SMU 71
DALLAS (AP) — Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime, including six 3-pointers, and Louisville became the first opponent to win in SMU’s renovated home.
Smith hit three straight 3s right after his alley-oop pass on the go-ahead dunk by Montrezl Harrell midway through the second half for the American Athletic Conference-leading and defending national champion Cardinals (25-5, 14-3 AAC).
Rick Pitino won the matchup of Hall of Fame coaches, as SMU and Larry Brown lost for the first time in 10 games since moving back into their campus home in January.
The Mustangs (23-7, 12-5), with a raucous sellout crowd for their first home game since 1985 matching ranked teams, jumped out to an 18-5 lead. They were up by 14 points before a miserable closing stretch in the first half.
DAYTON 72, No. 17 SAINT LOUIS 67
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reserve Jalen Robinson scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including two key 3-pointers in the put-away run, helping Dayton upset Saint Louis, the Billikens’ third straight loss.
The Billikens (25-5, 12-3 Atlantic 10) still clinched at least a tie for a second straight Atlantic 10 title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament anyway when George Washington beat Saint Joseph’s 76-71 on Wednesday night. After the home finale, Saint Louis honored its five senior starters in a low-key ceremony.
Jordan Sibert had 14 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Flyers (21-9, 9-6) while Dyshawn Pierre had 11 points and Devin Oliver had nine points and nine rebounds.
No. 19 CONNECTICUT 69, RUTGERS 63
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored 26 points in his final home game, leading UConn to a win over Rutgers.
The senior guard made a career-high seven 3-pointers and hit eight of his 13 shots from the floor.
Niels Giffey added a career-high 16 points for the Huskies (24-6, 12-5 American Athletic Conference), who have won three in a row and seven of their last eight games.
Miles Mack scored 16 points for Rutgers (11-19, 5-12), which hasn’t beaten the Huskies in Storrs since 1972. Wally Judge added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Connecticut led by three points at halftime and held that lead at 56-53, before going on an 8-0 run. Two dunks by Philip Nolan made it 64-53 UConn and forced Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan to call a timeout.
The Scarlet Knights began chipping away at the lead, and cut the lead to 67-63 when Kadeem Jack stepped in front of a DeAndre Daniels pass and made a dunk at the other end with a minute left in the game.
No. 21 NEW MEXICO 80, AIR FORCE 52
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seniors Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams put on a show in their final home game for New Mexico, combining for 34 points to lead the Lobos to a victory over Air Force.
Bairstow finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Williams had 13 points for New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West).
Leading 27-20, the Lobos closed the first half on a 7-0 run capped by a buzzer-beating dunk from Alex Kirk on an inbounds play for a 34-20 lead.
The Falcons (11-17, 5-12) shot 34.5 percent from the field (19 for 55), with leading scorer Tre’ Coggins going 3 for 13 while scoring 11 points. He didn’t make his first basket until 2 minutes into the second half. Justin Hammonds also scored 11 points, nine coming in the first half.
No. 23 OKLAHOMA 72, WEST VIRGINIA 62
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cameron Clark had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game to help Oklahoma defeat West Virginia.
It was the senior’s highest-scoring game since Jan. 8. He received a standing ovation when he left with 30.9 seconds remaining.
Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half and Je’lon Hornbeak added 11 points for the Sooners (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), who split the season series with the Mountaineers.
Juwan Staten scored 23 points, Devin Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Gary Browne added 12 points for the Mountaineers. Eron Harris, who averages 18 points for West Virginia (16-14, 8-9), finished with five on 2-for-9 shooting.
Oklahoma outscored West Virginia 15-4 from the free-throw line. The Mountaineers missed their first six free throws before making a pair with four minutes remaining in the game.
How the Top 25 fared
1. Florida (28-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Kentucky, Saturday.
2. Wichita State (31-0) did not play. Next: vs. Drake or Evansville, Friday.
3. Arizona (28-2) beat Oregon State 74-69. Next: at Oregon, Saturday.
4. Duke (23-7) lost to Wake Forest 82-72. Next: vs. No. 14 North Carolina, Saturday.
5. Virginia (25-5) did not play. Next: at Maryland, Sunday.
6. Villanova (26-3) did not play. Next: at Xavier, Thursday.
7. Syracuse (26-4) did not play. Next: at Florida State, Sunday.
8. Kansas (23-7) beat Texas Tech 82-57. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday.
9. Wisconsin (25-5) beat Purdue 76-70. Next: at Nebraska, Sunday.
10. San Diego State (26-3) beat UNLV 73-64. Next: vs. No. 21 New Mexico, Saturday.
11. Louisville (25-5) beat No. 18 SMU 84-71. Next: vs. No. 19 UConn, Saturday.
12. Michigan (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday.
13. Creighton (23-6) did not play. Next: vs. Providence, Saturday.
14. North Carolina (23-7) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Duke, Saturday.
15. Cincinnati (24-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 20 Memphis, Thursday.
16. Iowa State (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday.
17. Saint Louis (25-5) lost to Dayton 72-67. Next: at UMass, Sunday.
18. SMU (23-7) lost to No. 11 Louisville 84-71. Next: at No. 20 Memphis, Saturday.
19. UConn (24-6) beat Rutgers 69-63. Next: at No. 11 Louisville, Saturday.
20. Memphis (22-7) did not play. Next: at No. 15 Cincinnati, Thursday.
21. New Mexico (24-5) beat Air Force 80-52. Next: at No. 10 San Diego State, Saturday.
22. Michigan State (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. No. 24 Iowa, Thursday.
23. Oklahoma (22-8) beat West Virginia 72-62. Next: at TCU, Saturday.
24. Iowa (20-9) did not play. Next: at No. 22 Michigan State, Thursday.
25. Kentucky (22-8) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Florida, Saturday.