VanVleet scores 32 for Wichita State

• NO. 22 WICHITA STATE 78, EVANSVILLE 65: Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 32 points for the visiting Shockers (16-5, 10-0 Missouri Valley), who have won 11 straight since starting the season 5-5. VanVleet became the first Wichita State player since Dave Stallworth in 1963 to attempt at least 15 free throws in a game without a miss. Coach Gregg Marshall earned his 220th win at Wichita State and can break Ralph Miller’s school record for wins Wednesday night at home. The Purple Aces dropped to 18-5, 7-3 before a record crowd of 10,034 at the Ford Center.

• NO. 6 VILLANOVA 68, ST. JOHN’S 53: The Wildcats (18-3, 8-1 Big East) handed the host Red Storm (7-15, 0-9) its 12th straight loss. Before this, the longest losing streak in St. John’s history was seven games.

• NO. 25 NOTRE DAME 85, WAKE FOREST 62: A.J. Burgett, making his first start since March 3, 2014, scored a career-high 14 points for the host Irish (15-6, 6-3 ACC). Burgett added five rebounds and two steals in 25 solid minutes after playing just 8 minutes total in ACC play coming in. Zach Auguste had 21 points and 12 rebounds but was more excited for his roommate, Burgett. “He’s been with me since Day 1 when we came in together, and I’m just real happy for him,” Auguste said. “I wasn’t surprised. He’s earned it.” The Demon Deacons have lost a school-record 20 straight ACC road games.

• COLORADO 70, CALIFORNIA 62: The host Buffaloes (17-5, 6-3 Pac-12) got off to a dreadful start, misfiring on 18 of their opening 19 shots, before finding their range.

• IUPUI 73, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 72: Jordan Pickett nailed a three-pointer with two seconds left to lift IUPUI (11-13, 7-2 Summit) over the Bison (14-8, 4-4 Summit) in Indianapolis. Paul Miller led NDSU with 21 points.

Women

• NO. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 70, NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 63: A’ja Wilson scored 27 points and Tiffany Mitchell added 20 as the Gamecocks (21-0, 9-0 SEC) beat the host Aggies (15-6, 5-3).

• NO. 19 TENNESSEE 70, ALABAMA 42: The host Lady Volunteers (13-8, 4-4 SEC) avoided their first three-game losing streak since February 1986 and beat the Crimson Tide for the 42nd consecutive time.

• NO. 23 DEPAUL 77, ST. JOHN’S 71: Jessica January (Richfield High School) was one assist shy of her second triple-double of the season for the host Blue Demons (17-7, 9-2 Big East). January had 21 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals.

• NO. 25 WASHINGTON 75, CALIFORNIA 65: Kelsey Plum scored 28 points for the visiting Huskies (16-5, 7-3). Plum, third on Washington’s career list with 2,025 points, reached 2,000 in 88 games, the quickest in Pac 12 history.

• NO. 18 MICHIGAN STATE 77, WISCONSIN 54: Aerial Powers scored a season-high 30 points (21 in the first half) and added nine rebounds for the Spartans (16-4, 7-2 Big Ten) in their win over the Badgers (6-14, 2-8).

• IOWA 79, NORTHWESTERN 64: Five players scored in double figures for the visiting Hawkeyes (15-7, 5-5 Big Ten). Nia Coffey had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Wildcats, and Ashley Deary had six steals to tie the program’s single-season steals record.

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