Cassius Winston had 23 points and seven assists, helping No. 11 Michigan State beat visiting Rutgers 77-65 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

The Spartans (6-3) led by just two points midway through the second half before outscoring the Scarlet Knights (6-3) 16-7 to take control.

Purdue 58, Northwestern 44: The host Boilermakers (6-3, 1-0 Big Ten) defeated the Wildcats (4-4, 0-1) for the seventh time in a row.

No. 5 Virginia 56, No. 7 North Carolina 47: The visiting Tar Heels (6-3, 0-1 ACC) lost to the Cavaliers (8-1, 2-0) and have now failed to reach 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since the 1947-48 season.

San Diego State 59, San Jose State 57: Malachi Flynn hit a game-winning three-pointer for the host Aztecs, who are off to their first 10-0 start in nine seasons.

Wichita State 80, Oklahoma State 61: The Shockers (8-1) shot 14-for-17 over the first 12-plus minutes of the second half to pull away from the Cowboys (7-2).

Buffalo 74, DePaul 69: The host Blue Demons lost their first game of the season after starting 9-0 for the first time since 1986-87.

Top 25 women

No. 4 UConn 81, Notre Dame 57: Megan Walker had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Huskies (8-0). The Irish (5-6) have a losing record for the first time in 16 years.

West Virginia 71, No. 10 Mississippi State 65: The Mountaineers (6-1) ended the Bulldogs' 45-game nonconference home winning streak. Mississippi State (8-2) made just 15 of 30 foul shots.

Associated Press