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Kansas' win creates three-way Big 12 tie

•NO. 6 KANSAS 75, NO. 10 WEST VIRGINIA 65: Perry Ellis scored 21 points and Landen Lucas had 16 rebounds and four blocks as the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3) beat the Mountaineers (19-5, 8-3) on Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan., to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12. No. 3 Oklahoma (20-3, 8-3) is the third team at the top. All three have seven games remaining. Devin Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Jaysean Paige also had 14 points for the Mountaineers — though their leading scorer was only 5-for-16 from the field. Williams in particular had a hard time with Lucas, a junior forward who had nine points but was ferocious on the defensive end.

•CREIGHTON 70, NO. 5 XAVIER 56: Maurice Watson scored a career-high 32 points and host Bluejays (16-9, 7-5 Big East) rode a fast start to an upset of the Musketeers (21-3, 9-3), who got 17 points from Jalen Reynolds.

•NO. 1 VILLANOVA 86, DEPAUL 59: Josh Hart scored 18 points and the No. 1 Wildcats (21-3, 11-1 Big East) celebrated their first game as the nation's top team with an easy victory over the host Blue Demons. Eli Cain scored 15 points for DePaul (8-16, 2-10), which shot 41 percent from the field in its fourth loss in five games.

•NO. 7 VIRGINIA 67, VIRGINIA TECH 49: Anthony Gill scored 16 points as the host Cavaliers (20-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) avenged a Jan. 4 loss to the Hokies (13-12, 5-7).

•NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 68, BOSTON COLLEGE 65: Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, the Tar Heels (20-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied to beat Eagles (7-17, 0-11) behind 20 points from Justin Jackson.

•NO. 12 MIAMI (FLA.) 65, PITTSBURGH 63: Guard Angel Rodriguez scored on an offensive rebound with 1.4 seconds left to give the Hurricanes (19-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) a home victory over the Panthers (17-6, 6-5). The 5-11 Rodriguez had 17 points and eight assists.

•NO. 19 DAYTON 76, DUQUESNE 74: Scoochie Smith hit a three-pointer that put the Flyers (20-3, 10-1 Atlantic 10) ahead to stay against the visiting Dukes (15-9, 5-6). Dayton got its eighth consecutive win by going on a closing 19-5 run.

BIG TEN

•OHIO STATE 71, NORTHWESTERN 63: Marc Loving scored 15 points as the host Buckeyes (15-10, 7-5 Big Ten) rallied to beat the Wildcats (16-9, 4-8). Ohio State trailed 33-26 at halftime.

•NO. 2 MARYLAND 93, BOWIE STATE 62: Rasheed Sulaimon scored 16 points, and the reserves for the Terrapins (22-3) received plenty of playing time in a rout over visiting Bowie State, which gave Maryland a school-record 27th consecutive home win. "The best thing is, we shared the minutes," coach Mark Turgeon said. "Everybody got to play."

NOTE

•Florida State's top recruit Jonathan Isaac, a five-star forward from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, said that he no longer considering declaring for the 2016 NBA draft.

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