ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Josh Gasser banked in a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to deal a severe blow to the Wolverines’ NCAA tournament hopes.
Michigan (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten) led by two, but Darius Morris missed the front end of a one-and-one with 30.8 seconds remaining. Michigan still had four fouls to give and used them all, the last with only 5.4 seconds left.
Jordan Taylor scored 20 points for Wisconsin (21-6, 11-4), while Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points for Michigan.
No. 1 Duke 78, No. 24 Temple 61 — Box Score
DURHAM, N.C. — Kyle Singler broke out of a slump by scoring 28 points to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 24 Temple 78-61 on Wednesday night.
Nolan Smith finished with 15 points and Mason Plumlee added 13 rebounds to help the ACC-leading Blue Devils (26-2) dodge a late-season nonconference letdown and pick up a significant victory in their return to the top spot in the national rankings. Duke used a huge run that bridged the halves to win its eighth straight overall and extend a pair of notable winning streaks at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Lavoy Allen scored 17 points, but Temple (21-6) had its eight-game winning streak snapped.
Singler was 10 of 19 in his most productive game since matching a career high with 30 points against Oregon. He helped Duke win its 35th consecutive game at Cameron and its 86th in a row against nonconference teams — both NCAA bests.
No. 7 BYU 84, Colorado State 76 — Box Score
PROVO, Utah — Jimmer Fredette scored 34 points and Brandon Davies added 14 points and 15 rebounds for BYU.
Fredette and Davies combined for 26 points from the free throw line in a game that featured 52 fouls and 69 free throws. Fredette hit 14 of 16, and Davies was 12 of 16 for BYU (26-2, 12-1 Mountain West Conference).
Andy Ogide had 25 points and Adam Nigon added 14 for the Rams (18-9, 8-5).
No. 8 Purdue 72, Indiana 61 — Box Score
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — JaJuan Johnson had 20 points and nine rebounds to help No. 8 Purdue beat Indiana 72-61 on Wednesday night.
E’Twaun Moore had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists after a 38-point outburst against Ohio State on Sunday. D.J. Byrd added 11 points and a career-high nine rebounds for the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten), who won their fifth in a row and avoided a letdown after big wins against Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Purdue remained in second place in the conference, a game behind Ohio State with three to play. The Boilermakers swept the season series and won their fifth consecutive meeting with the Hoosiers.
Indiana (12-16, 3-12) lost its fifth in a row after a run that included wins over ranked teams Minnesota and Illinois.
No. 9 Notre Dame 94, Providence 93 — Box Score
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ben Hansbrough scored a career-high 32 points and Tim Abromaitis had a 28 to help the Fighting Irish overcome a Big East-record 52 points by Marshon Brooks.
The Irish (22-5, 11-4 Big East) are off to their best start ever in the 11 seasons under coach Mike Brey. Notre Dame, in second place in the conference, has won eight of nine.
Brooks is only the third player in Providence history to score 40 points or more twice in a season. Providence (14-14, 3-12) has lost six of seven.
Cincinnati 58, No. 11 Georgetown 46 — Box Score
WASHINGTON — Cincinnati beat a Top 25 team on the road for the first time in seven years Wednesday night, holding Georgetown to four field goals in the second half in a 58-46 win over the No. 11 Hoyas.
Yancy Gates scored 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead a balanced attack for the Bearcats, who held Georgetown to 25 percent shooting from the field, by far a season low. Dion Dixon also scored 17 points, and Rashad Bishop had 12.
The win ended Cincinnati’s 20-game road losing streak against ranked teams, their last win coming against then-No. 21 Marquette on Jan. 14, 2004. It also moved the Bearcats (22-6, 9-6) into a tie for seventh in the Big East standings.
The Hoyas (21-7, 10-6) lost for only the second time in 11 games.
No. 19 North Carolina 75, North Carolina State 63 — Box Score
RALEIGH, N.C. — Harrison Barnes scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 19 North Carolina pull away late to beat North Carolina State 75-63 on Wednesday night.
Fellow freshman Kendall Marshall added 14 points for the Tar Heels (21-6, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were in a tough fight against their nearby rival before Barnes got rolling. The freshman missed all six shots in the first half, including an airballed jumper that had the rowdy Wolfpack fans on his case.
But Barnes roared back in the second half, hitting a key jumper to ignite a clinching 17-7 run that sent the red-clad crowd heading for the exits. He also stuffed home a pair of misses from teammates in transition, then calmly buried a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock and give North Carolina a 67-59 lead with 1:52 left.
C.J. Leslie had 13 points to lead N.C. State (14-13, 4-9), which lost to the Tar Heels for the 10th consecutive meeting.
No. 20 Missouri 77, Baylor 59 — Box Score
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ricardo Ratliffe narrowly missed a double-double in the first half and Laurence Bowers scored 18 of his 20 points in the second to lead No. 20 Missouri to a 77-59 victory against Baylor on Wednesday night.
Kim English was 4 for 6 from 3-point range and had 16 points for the Tigers (22-6, 8-5), who are the Big 12′s only unbeaten team at home (17-0). They’ve had at least a 15-point second-half lead in 12 of the last 13 games.
LaceDarius Dunn, who leads the Big 12 with a 20.8 average, was scoreless in the first half for Baylor (17-10, 6-7) and finished with 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting with six turnovers. Perry Jones III had 10 points and 10 rebounds, rallying late after a 2-for-10 shooting start.
Ratliffe had eight of his 10 points and 12 of his 13 rebounds in the first half. He has five double-doubles, two in the last three games.
No. 21 Texas A&M 61, Oklahoma 47 — Box Score
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Khris Middleton scored 13 points to help Texas A&M win its fifth consecutive game.
The Aggies were up by four points before a 13-2 run stretched their lead to 51-36 with 6 minutes remaining. Texas A&M (22-5, 9-4 Big 12) took advantage of a strong start to the second half to take a 10-point lead, but allowed Oklahoma to get back in it before the decisive run.
Cade Davis had 21 points for the Sooners (12-15, 4-9), which dropped its sixth in a row.
Arkansas 77, No. 22 Kentucky 76 (OT) — Box Score
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Marcus Britt hit a layup in the final minute of overtime to give Arkansas coach John Pelphrey his first win in four chances against his alma mater.
Rotnei Clarke scored 26 points and Marshawn Powell added 22 for Arkansas (17-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference).
Brandon Knight scored 26 points for the Wildcats (19-8, 7-6), who fell to 1-6 on the road in SEC play.
No. 23 St. John’s 76, DePaul 51 — Box Score
NEW YORK — Dwight Hardy continued his scoring streak with 21 points and the Red Storm won their first game as a ranked team in more than 10 years.
The Red Storm (18-9, 10-5 Big East) controlled the game inside, in transition and on the backboards to win for the eighth time in nine games, a streak that got them in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since November 2000.
Freshman Cleveland Melvin had 16 points for the Blue Demons (7-20, 1-14).