NORTH CAROLINA 88, MIAMI 85 Kenny Williams hit the go-ahead Three-pointer with 2:08 left in additional time to assist No. Eight North Carolina maintain off Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C. The freshman Coby White matched his season excessive with 33 factors for the Tar Heels (19-Four, 9-1 A.C.C.), who survived a wild end full of massive photographs by each groups. North Carolina compelled additional time on Luke Maye’s Three-pointer with 10.2 seconds left, then bought two important free throws from Cameron Johnson with 12.Three seconds left within the additional interval to cling to a Three-point lead. Miami (10-13, 2-9) had a last likelihood to tie it after a timeout, however White poked the ball unfastened from Chris Lykes, and Williams dived on the ground to get better the ball for a game-sealing turnover.
KENTUCKY 71, MISSISSIPPI ST. 67 P.J. Washington scored 23 factors, Keldon Johnson added 13 and No. 5 Kentucky held on to win at Mississippi State. Kentucky (20-Three, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) has gained 10 straight video games since dropping to Alabama in its convention opener on Jan. 5. The Wildcats needed to work for this one after an 18-point lead dwindled to at least one possession with 1 minute 18 seconds left, however the Bulldogs (16-7, Four-6) weren’t capable of rating once more.
MICHIGAN 61, WISCONSIN 52 Jon Teske had 17 factors and 12 rebounds, holding his personal inside towards Ethan Happ, and Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 factors within the second half to raise No. 7 Michigan over No. 19 Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten-leading Wolverines (22-2, 11-2) avenged one in every of their solely losses this season regardless of going zero for 10 from Three-point vary within the second half. Michigan led, 51-50, in a decent defensive battle earlier than pulling away with Eight straight factors. Happ had 18 factors and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, however the Badgers (17-7, 9-Four) had their six-game profitable streak snapped. That run started with a 64-54 win over then-undefeated Michigan final month.
KANSAS 84, OKLAHOMA STATE 72 Dedric Lawson scored 25 factors, Ochai Agbaji hit 5 3s and had 23 factors, and No. 13 Kansas shrugged off a gradual begin to beat visiting Oklahoma State. Devon Dotson added 18 factors whereas Mitch Lightfoot offered an enormous raise off the bench for the Jayhawks (18-6, 7-Four Big 12), who have been enjoying their first sport with out their beginning guard Lagerald Vick. He left the crew throughout the week to cope with private points. Vick’s departure got here at a tricky time for the Jayhawks, who misplaced to their rival, Kansas State, throughout the week to depart them two video games again within the race for a 15th consecutive convention title. Oklahoma State (9-14, 2-Eight) performed Kansas to a draw within the first half earlier than Lawson, Agbaji and the remainder of the Jayhawks caught fireplace. The Cowboys’ personal depth points surfaced when Cameron McGriff bought into foul hassle, permitting the Jayhawks to slowly draw away late. McGriff completed with 22 factors earlier than fouling out. Lindy Waters added 13 for Oklahoma State.