Rutgers, Nebraska both lose at home, one to Monmouth, the other to Samford
• MONMOUTH 73, RUTGERS 67: In a season of firsts, Monmouth picked up two more on Sunday in Piscataway, N.J. The Hawks (8-3) defeated Rutgers (4-7) for the first win in program history over a Big Ten team, and it was their first win over the Scarlet Knights after losing the first nine meetings. Monmouth is 4-1 against Power 5 Conference teams, having also beaten opponents from the Pac-12 (UCLA, USC) and ACC (Notre Dame). The Hawks were coming off a win at Georgetown, their first over a Big East team. "We felt we had a good team," Monmouth coach King Rice said. "But you can never expect something to happen like this, truly. By the time each game gets here I have myself one hundred percent believing if we do certain things we can win the game, but to have this many in one year. … I'm just glad I have these kids with me. We've been through a lot." Justin Robinson, who led the Hawks with 14 points, enjoyed beating an in-state rival as much as any of this year's landmark victories. "This one feels a little more special to me just because of what happened to us last year," said Robinson of a 59-58 setback. "We lost on a buzzer-beater last year. I was hoping if it came down the wire this year we could have won the game, and that was our attitude coming into the game."
• Samford 69, Nebraska 58: Like Monmouth, the Bulldogs (8-4) beat a Big Ten team for the first time. The host Cornhuskers (7-5) struggled against Samford's zone defense, turning the ball over 17 times and hitting just six of 22 three-pointers. Nebraska made just 10 of its 20 free throws compared to Samford's 21 makes. Shavon Shields had 22 points to lead the Huskers.
• ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK 84, NORTHERN ARIZONA 57: The host Trojans (10-0), one of six remaining unbeaten teams in the country, continued their best start in school history.
• AUSTIN PEAY 92, LIPSCOMB 84: Chris Horton scored a career-high 37 points for the Governors (5-7) in Nashville and grabbed 13 rebounds for his NCAA-best 10th double-double.
• NO. 6 MARYLAND 106, MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE 30: The host Terrapins (11-0) set a school record for victory margin.
• NO. 8 KENTUCKY 71, NO. 13 DUKE 61: The Wildcats (10-0) ended a two-game losing streak against the Blue Devils (9-3) before an announced crowd of 17,150 at Rupp Arena.