Virginia wins on three-pointer at buzzer
•NO. 11 VIRGINIA 72, WAKE FOREST 71: Darius Thompson made a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Cavaliers (16-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) edged the host Deacon Demons (10-10, 1-7). Malcolm Brogdon scored 28 points and Anthony Gill added 17 for the Cavaliers, who sank four threes in the final minute to rally. Bryant Crawford scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and Devin Thomas added 19 for the Demon Deacons, who blew a 10-point lead with 90 seconds left.
•NO. 1 OKLAHOMA 91, TEXAS TECH 67: Buddy Hield scored 30 points to help the Sooners (17-2, 6-2 Big 12) defeat the Red Raiders (12-7, 2-6) in Norman, Okla. Hield, the nation's No. 2 scorer, made nine of 12 shots, including 5-for-8 on three-point attempts, and 7-for-8 on free throws. It was his seventh game with 30 or more points this season. Isaiah Cousins scored 19 points, Jordan Woodard added 15 and Khadeem Lattin had a career-high eight blocks for Oklahoma, which remained in first place in the conference. Oklahoma, which leads the nation in three-point percentage, made 12 of 23 from beyond the arc and shot 53 percent overall. Oklahoma was equally impressive on defense. The Sooners matched a school record with 14 blocked shots and held Texas Tech to 32 percent shooting. Justin Gray led the Red Raiders with 20 points.
•NO. 7 XAVIER 75, NO. 10 PROVIDENCE 68: Jalen Reynolds had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Musketeers (18-2, 6-2 Big East) held off a late rally by the Friars (17-4, 5-3) for Xavier's first road win over a Top Ten team in 20 years. The Musketeers beat then-No. 1 Cincinnati in 1996. Ben Bentil led Providence with 25 points. "I really wanted to focus in," Reynolds said. "Getting a double-double is a good feeling, but there's still more games to be won."
•NO. 9 WEST VIRGINIA 70, KANSAS STATE 55: Jonathan Holton had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers (17-3, 6-2 Big 12) over the Wildcats (12-8, 2-6). It was Holton's second double-double in three games, Justin Edwards had 11 points for Kansas State (12-8, 2-6), which cut West Virginia's lead to single digits in the second half only once.
•SOUTH CAROLINA 84, MISSISSIPPI STATE 74: Michael Carrera had a career-high 34 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Gamecocks (18-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) over the visiting Bulldogs (8-11, 1-6). South Carolina bounced back from a weekend loss at Tennessee and used Carrera's stellar showing to avoid its first back-to-back losses this season. Not that it was easy. Mississippi whittled a 14-point second-half deficit to 55-53 on I.J. Ready's three-pointer with 9:13 to play.