Kentucky goes to 30-0
No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact by beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday in Athens, Ga. The Wildcats (30-0, 17-0 Southeastern Conference) had won their previous five games by an average of 24 points. But Georgia (19-10, 10-7) had the sellout crowd roaring when Yante Maten tipped in a miss of his own shot to put the Bulldogs up 56-47 with 9 minutes left. Kentucky seized the game with a 14-0 run. Karl-Anthony Towns Towns led the Wildcats with 19 points. Nemanja Djurisic topped Georgia with 18 points.
• No. 19 NORTH CAROLINA 81, GEORGIA TECH 49: Freshman Joel Barry scored a career-high 15 points and No. 19 North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 81-49 on Tuesday night, completing a sweep of the struggling Yellow Jackets. The Tar Heels (21-9, 11-6 ACC) close their regular season against No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Finally, North Carolina players have coach Roy Williams' permission to talk about Duke. "Coach told us don't worry about Duke until we get this game over with," Berry said. "Now our mind is on Duke."
• GEORGETOWN 60, NO. 21 BUTLER 54: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, a junior guard from Indianapolis, came up with two steals and made four free throws in the final 10 seconds to cap a 16-point night and help the Hoyas upset the host Bulldogs. "
• NO. 9 KANSAS 76, NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 69 (OT): Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history — from 18 points down in the first half — by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead the Jayhawks past the Mountaineers. The win gave Kansas (24-6, 13-4 Big 12) its 11th consecutive conference championship. Mason had 19 points for the Jayhawks, whose 11 straight conference titles trail only the 13 in a row UCLA won in the John Wooden era.