No. 16 Louisville snatches ranked win
Top 25: OSU, Purdue, Wisconsin among Big Ten teams to win
No. 16 Louisville 62, No. 4 Pittsburgh 59 -- Box Score
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kyle Kuric scored 12 points, including two big baskets in overtime, to lead No. 16 Louisville past No. 4 Pittsburgh 62-59 on Sunday.
Kuric had a potential game-winning layup blocked at the end of regulation, but atoned by hitting a 3-pointer early in the extra session then adding the clinching dunk with less than a second on the clock.
Peyton Siva led the Cardinals (22-7, 11-5 Big East) with 14 points and Mike Marra added 11 off the bench for Louisville, which remained unbeaten at home in conference play and knocked off a top-5 team for the second time this season.
Gilbert Brown scored 20 points and Brad Wanamaker had 13 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Panthers (25-4, 13-3), but Pittsburgh turned it over three times in overtime and missed all of its field goal attempts.
No. 2 Ohio State 82, Indiana 61 -- Box Score
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Deshaun Thomas, last year's Indiana Mr. Basketball, came out of a slump with 22 points to lead No. 2 Ohio State past Indiana 82-61 on Sunday.
Thomas scored all the points during a 14-3 first-half run that spanned 3:36 and turned the game into a rout. He had managed just 13 points in his last seven games.
William Buford added 15 points and Jon Diebler and David Lighty each had 11 for the Buckeyes (27-2, 14-2 Big Ten), likely to ascend to No. 1 next week after top-ranked Duke lost at Virginia Tech on Saturday night. The defeat was Indiana's sixth in a row to Ohio State.
Verdell Jones III had 14 points for the Hoosiers (12-17, 3-13), who have lost six in a row and remain the only Big Ten team without a road win this season (0-10).
No. 8 Purdue 67, Michigan State 47 -- Box Score
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- JaJuan Johnson and the Purdue Boilermakers are playing their best at the right time.
Johnson had 20 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and seven blocks, leading No. 8 Purdue to a 67-47 win over Michigan State on Sunday.
The Boilermakers (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten) have won six consecutive to surge into contention for the conference title.
The Boilermakers took control of their latest win with a 16-5 run midway through the first half, then turned the road game into a rout with a 19-4 spurt in the second half.
No. 12 Wisconsin 78, Northwestern 63 -- Box Score
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin is perfect at home for the third time under Bo Ryan.
Jon Leuer scored 26 points and No. 12 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 78-63 in its regular-season home finale Sunday night, securing a perfect 16-0 record at the Kohl Center this season.
Jordan Taylor scored 16 points and Keaton Nankivil added 15 for Wisconsin (22-6, 12-4 Big Ten), which has won seven of its last eight overall. The Badgers finish the regular season with a pair of road games, at Indiana on Thursday and at Ohio State on Sunday.
Michael Thompson scored 19 and Davide Curletti added 18 for Northwestern (16-12, 6-11), which has lost two consecutive and four of its last six.
No. 14 Connecticut 67, Cincinnati 59 -- Box Score
CINCINNATI -- Don't get Kemba Walker riled.
Walker scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half, after a courtside fan took to taunting him, and 14th-ranked Connecticut snapped out of its slump by beating Cincinnati 67-59 on Sunday.
The Huskies (21-7, 9-7 Big East) were coming off back-to-back losses, including an overtime defeat at Marquette on Thursday without coach Jim Calhoun. The 68-year-old coach was with his family in New Hampshire after the death of his sister-in-law.
UConn hadn't dropped three in a row all season and came out with a little extra determination against Cincinnati (22-7, 9-7), which was on a hot streak.
The Huskies led for all but 29 seconds.
No. 19 North Carolina 87, Maryland 76 -- Box Score
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Zeller scored 25 points while freshman Harrison Barnes had 21 to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Maryland 87-76 on Sunday night, pulling the Tar Heels into a tie with Duke atop the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Leslie McDonald added 15 points off the bench to break out of a recent shooting slump for the Tar Heels (22-6, 12-2 ACC), who led the entire night for their 15th win in 17 games.
John Henson added 10 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots as the Tar Heels made up for a shaky shooting night with a balanced scoring effort to go with a strong showing on the boards.
Freshman Terrell Stoglin scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Terrapins (18-11, 7-7), while Jordan Williams had 16 points and a career-high 19 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute.
They got almost no help from their teammates, who combined for 32 points on 11 of 37 shooting.
No. 25 Xavier 66, Dayton 62 -- Box Score
DAYTON, Ohio -- Tu Holloway scored 26 points, hitting the biggest shots down the stretch and helping No. 25 Xavier beat Dayton 66-62 on Saturday to remain alone atop the Atlantic 10.
Xavier (22-6, 13-1) retained its one-game lead over Temple heading into the final week of the regular season. The Musketeers are trying for at least a share of their fifth consecutive regular season conference title.
Dayton (19-10, 7-7) trailed by 11 before a late comeback tied it at 59 with 1:41 to go. Holloway made two free throws, then hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left for a 64-59 advantage. He scored 16 of Xavier's final 24 points.
Jamel McLean added 11 points and Mark Lyons 10 for Xavier.
Chris Johnson had 22 points for Dayton.