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 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -Chris Douglas-Roberts converted a three-point play with 6.5 seconds left, giving No. 1 Memphis a 79-78 win over UAB Saturday night and keeping the Tigers perfect.
The Blazers' Robert Vaden then missed badly on an off-balance 3-point attempt and Lawrence Kinnard grabbed the long rebound. He heaved up a shot in the paint that went in, and officials promptly headed to the scorer's table to watch replays.
They ruled that Kinnard didn't get the shot off in time, and the Tigers' (25-0, 11-0 Conference USA) 44-game regular-season and 34-game league winning streaks were intact.
UAB (17-8, 7-3) is the last CUSA team to beat Memphis, 715 days earlier.
Douglas-Roberts had 32 points and seven rebounds. Antonio Anderson added 27 points and four 3-pointers for the Tigers.
Vaden scored 27 points and made four 3s for the Blazers after missing the previous game with a groin injury. Memphis native Kinnard added 19 points and 11 boards.
No. 3 Kansas 69, Colorado 45
- Mario Chalmers had 13 points and Kansas held Colorado's Richard Roby to just two points in the Jayhawks' 25th straight at home over the Buffaloes.
The Jayhawks (24-2, 9-2 Big 12) scored 23 points off turnovers and outrebounded the overmatched visitors 38-24.
Marcus Hall had 15 points for Colorado (10-14, 2-8), which has lost nine of its last 11.
Roby, the 6-foot-6 senior who had averaged 18 points in three games at Allen Fieldhouse and had a 30-point effort here last season, was guarded mostly by Darrell Arthur. He missed his first seven shots and wound up 1-of-11 from the field.
No. 4 Tennessee 74, Georgia 71
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Chris Lofton scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Wayne Chism had 16 points for Tennessee, which stretched its winning streak to seven games.
Lofton was 1-of-6 from 3-point range before halftime, but the senior hit five 3 in the second half, pushing his Southeastern Conference-record total to 398.
Tennessee (23-2, 10-1) has won eight straight in the series with Georgia (12-11, 3-7), including a sweep of this season's two games.
Sundiatta Gaines led Georgia with 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Terrance Woodbury added 14 points but missed two 3-pointers in the final minute.
No. 5 North Carolina 92, Virginia Tech 53
for the Tar Heels (24-2, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who dominated the entire way to avenge last season's sweep by the Hokies.
North Carolina shot 50 percent and held a 54-24 rebounding advantage, while its defense held Virginia Tech to 26 percent shooting.
Malcolm Delaney scored 20 points for the Hokies (14-11, 5-6), who have lost three straight games.
No. 7 Stanford 67, Arizona 66
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds and his twin brother Robin added 14 points to lead Stanford.
Trailing 62-54 with 4:23 to play, the Wildcats scored nine straight points to take a 63-62 lead on Chase Budinger's free throw with 2:03 remaining.
Brook Lopez tied it with a free throw and then hit a 2-footer to put the Cardinal (21-4, 10-3 Pac-10) up 65-63 with 1 minute to go. Sixteen seconds later, Budinger responded with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Wildcats a 1-point lead.
After Brook Lopez hit two free throws with 18 seconds to go, Budinger missed a running 5-footer in the final seconds.
Jerryd Bayless had 31 points, his third straight game of at least 30 points for Arizona (16-9, 6-6), which has lost three of four.
Syracuse 77, No. 8 Georgetown 70
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Paul Harris scored 22 points and freshman Donte Greene added 18 to lead Syracuse.
a 21-point lead in the first half and withstood two late rallies by the Hoyas (20-4, 10-3).
Freshman Jonny Flynn had 17 points and nine assists for the Orange.
Jonathan Wallace led the Hoyas with a career-high 26 points.
No. 9 Butler 51, Cleveland St. 46
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Howard scored 17 points and Butler avenged one of its two losses this season.
A.J. Graves added 15 points for the Bulldogs (24-2, 13-2 Horizon League), who won their eighth straight.
Cedric Jackson scored 20 points and J'Nathan Bullock added 11 for Cleveland State (17-11, 10-6), which had won three in a row. Bullock had averaged 26.3 points in Cleveland State's previous three games, but the Bulldogs held him to 5-for-15 shooting.
Cleveland State beat Butler 56-52 on Jan. 17, the Bulldogs' last loss.
No. 11 Texas 82, Baylor 77
WACO, Texas (AP) - With Kevin Durant watching his former teammates, Damion James had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas to its fifth straight victory and 22nd in a row against the Baylor.
Baylor closed the game with a 15-6 run, a stretch when the Longhorns (21-4, 8-2 Big 12) missed seven free throws - including three straight one-and-one chances. Tweety Carter and Henry Dugat had consecutive 3-pointers for the Bears (17-7, 5-5).
A.J. Abrams had 13 points, while Gary Johnson and Justin Mason had 12 each. Connor Atchley had 11 points.
LaceDarius Dunn and Dugat each had 19 points for Baylor, which has lost five of six since its getting into the national rankings for the first time since 1969.
No. 13 Indiana 80, No. 10 Michigan St. 61
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Eric Gordon scored 28 points and broke Indiana's freshman scoring record.
With coach Kelvin Sampson's job status in question after being accused of five major NCAA infractions Wednesday, Indiana (21-4, 10-2) desperately needed a victory to stay in contention for the Big Ten title and to salvage something from one of the bleakest weeks in the program's history.
Michigan State (20-5, 8-4) was led by Drew Neitzel with 21 points as the home team won for the seventh straight time in the series. The Spartans have now lost two straight after losing at No. 19 Purdue on Tuesday.
No. 14 Drake 65, Northern Iowa 55
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Adam Emmenecker scored 13 points and Drake clinched its first Missouri Valley Conference title since 1971.
Leonard Houston and Josh Young both had 12 points for the Bulldogs (23-2, 14-1), who bounced back from a 65-62 loss at Southern Illinois on Wednesday - their first since November - by outscoring Northern Iowa 17-7 down the stretch.
The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 when trailing at halftime on the road. Their win, combined with Illinois State's loss at Indiana State, sealed Drake's first regular-season title in 37 years.
ead Northern Iowa (15-11, 7-8), losers of three of its last four.
No. 15 Wisconsin 65, Minnesota 56
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Marcus Landry scored 12 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures.
The Badgers (21-4, 11-2 Big Ten) were 25-for-33 from the line, including making 15 in two key second-half runs that gave them the lead for good and then put the game away.
Dan Coleman and Lawrence Westbrook scored 10 points each for the Gophers (15-9, 5-7), who were 12-of-20 from the free throw line.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Byron Eaton had 17 points, including two free throws with 9 seconds left, and Oklahoma State snapped a 19-game road losing streak.
The win broke a 16-game conference road losing streak for the Cowboys (13-12, 4-7 Big 12) and snapped a five-game winning streak for the Aggies (20-5, 6-4).
M with 15 points.
No. 17 Connecticut 74, South Florida 73, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Craig Austrie's 12-foot runner in the lane with less than a second left in overtime gave Connecticut its ninth straight win.
A.J. Price scored 23 points, including the Huskies' first five in the overtime.
Dominique Jones converted his own miss with 6 seconds left to give South Florida (11-15, 2-11 Big East) a 73-72 lead.
h of the court and made the game-winner for the Huskies (20-5, 9-3) with .2 seconds left.
Kentrell Gransbury had 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulls.
No. 18 Kansas State 100, Missouri 63
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Michael Beasley had 40 points and 17 rebounds for his 21st double-double to lead No. 18 Kansas State in a rout.
It was Beasley's second 40-point game and ninth with at least 30 points. He is is one double-double shy of tying Carmelo Anthony's NCAA freshman record of 22.
Bill Walker added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (18-6, 8-2 Big 12), who shot 53 percent in the first half and cruised to a 52-31 halftime lead.
Matt Lawrence scored 20 points on 6-of-11 3-point shooting to lead Missouri (14-12, 4-7).
No. 19 Purdue 71, Northwestern 56
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Freshman E'Twaun Moore scored a season-high 28 points for Purdue, which despite blowing a 10-point lead in the second half, won its 11th straight.
Keaton Grant added 15 points for the Boilermakers (21-5 12-1 Big Ten), who matched their longest winning streak in 12 years and earned their 14th victory in 15 games.
The Big Ten leaders built a 10-point lead early in the second half, only to see Northwestern (7-16, 0-12) respond with 12 straight points to grab a 50-38 lead on Kevin Coble's 3-pointer with 9:45 left. Purdue then went on a 14-0 run.
dropped its fifth straight. The Wildcats have not won a conference game since beating Penn State 53-51 on Feb. 10, 2007.
No. 21 Washington State 62, Oregon 53
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Taylor Rochestie scored 21 points and Washington State ended a 12-game losing streak at McArthur Court.
Rochestie scored 16 points in the second half, while Derrick Low added 16 points and Aron Baynes scored 12 for the Cougars (20-5, 8-5 Pac-10), who last won in Eugene in 1995.
Earlier this season, Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak to the Ducks (15-10, 6-7) with a win in Pullman.
Maarty Leunen scored 20 points to lead Oregon.
No. 23 Louisville 80, Providence 72
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Earl Clark had 20 points and nine rebounds and made a key 3-pointer with 2 1/2 minutes left for Louisville.
Terrence Williams scored 12 points, and Jerry Smith and David Padgett had 11 apiece to help the Cardinals (20-6, 10-3 Big East) win their fifth consecutive game and 11th of 13.
Geoff McDermott scored 18 points and Randall Hanke had 14 points and eight rebounds for Providence (13-12, 4-9), which has lost three in a row and seven of eight.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 61, Florida 58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alex Gordon made four free throws over the final 24 seconds and Vanderbilt held off Florida to remain undefeated at home this season.
Vanderbilt (22-4, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) has won 29 of its last 30 at Memorial Gym dating to last season. The Commodores' fifth straight win moved them into third place in the SEC's Eastern Division.
Florida (19-7, 6-5) led 58-57 with 54 seconds left but didn't score again in losing for the fourth time in five games.
Shan Foster led Vanderbilt with 19 points. Nick Calathes and Marreese Speights both had 11 points for Florida.
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