LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Svi Mykhailiuk went the length of the court and threw in a finger-tip layup as the buzzer sounded to give No. 3 Kansas a 90-88 victory over Kansas State on Tuesday night.
Josh Jackson matched a career high with 22 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists, and Landen Lucas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, as the Jayhawks (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) pushed their home winning streak to 50 in one of the closest games during that incredible streak.
The Wildcats (13-2, 1-1) had the first chance to take the lead in the final seconds, but Dean Wade missed a 3-pointer and the ball bounced out of bounds with 5.6 ticks left on the clock.
Wade matched a career high with 20 points.
No. 6 KENTUCKY 100, TEXAS A&M 58
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Malik Monk scored 26 points and De’Aaron Fox had 15 as Kentucky rode an early 15-0 run to an easy win.
Playing at home for the first time in nearly a month, the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) quickly answered the Aggies’ game-opening 3-pointer with that surge over 2:39 to take control. Kentucky continued pouring it on for its most lopsided victory in a recently tight series with overtime deciding four of the last five.
Monk continued his high-scoring ways by making 8 of 11 shots including five 3-pointers to pace Kentucky, which shot 52 percent and broke the century mark for the second time in four games. The Wildcats forced 25 turnovers, their second-highest total this season.
Tyler Davis had 13 points for Texas A&M (8-5, 0-2), which trailed by as many as 44 points in the final minutes.
No. 13 WISCONSIN 75, No. 25 INDIANA 68
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ethan Happ scored 19 points and Bronson Koenig added 17 for Wisconsin.
The Badgers (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) have won nine straight.
De’Ron Davis, Juwan Morgan and Robert Johnson each finished with 12 points to lead the Hoosiers (10-5, 0-2), who have lost three in a row overall, consecutive games on their home court and 16 of the last 18 in this series.
Wisconsin made it look easy early — making its first five shots and four straight 3-pointers to take a 16-2 lead — and got five straight points from Zak Showalter in a late 10-2 run that extended Wisconsin’s lead to 66-59 with 4:30 to play.
No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 89, CLEMSON 86, OT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Joel Berry II had a career-high 31 points and Kennedy Meeks’ basket with 1:12 left in overtime put North Carolina ahead for good as the Tar Heels won their ninth straight in the series.
The Tigers (11-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had two chances to retake the lead after Meeks’ shot, but Jaron Blossomgame and Sidy Djitte missed close-in shots to lose to North Carolina for the 19th time in the last 20 games.
Justin Jackson followed with a basket and Clemson could not catch up.
Berry scored 23 points after halftime and appeared to have North Carolina (13-3, 1-1) on the way to a victory, ahead 75-67 with less than 4 minutes left. Clemson, though, closed the period with a 10-2 run, capped by Marcquise Reed’s tying 3-pointer with 29 seconds to go.
Meeks finished with 14 points and tied his career best with 16 rebounds.
Blossomgame had 24 points to lead the Tigers and Avry Holmes had 20.
No. 24 FLORIDA 70, MISSISSIPPI 63
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Canyon Barry tied a season high with 20 points and KeVaughn Allen added 14 for Florida.
Overcoming a cold shooting start, the Gators built a 19-point lead that the Rebels only managed to get to single digits twice in the second half.
Deandre Burnett’s 3-pointer cut Florida’s big lead to 42-34 with 14:18 remaining. The Gators (11-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) responded with an 11-0 spurt that essentially put the game away.
Devin Robinson added 11 points for Florida, which improved to 2-0 at the recently renovated Exactech Arena.
Burnett had 18 points for Mississippi (9-5, 0-2), which turned it over 14 times in the first 17 minutes and finished with 21.