Fourth-ranked Wichita State holds off Indiana State to remain unbeaten
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Cleanthony Early scored 19 points and Tekele Cotton added 14 as No. 4 Wichita State remained unbeaten with a 65-58 victory at Indiana State on Wednesday night.
The Shockers (24-0, 11-0 Missouri Valley) extended their school-record winning streak and improved to 11-0 in conference play for the first time in school history. They have won three consecutive in the series.
The only undefeated team in Division I is No. 1 Syracuse (22-0).
Manny Arup had 16 points and Jake Odum added 11 for Indiana State (17-6, 8-3) which couldn't avoid a rare home loss. The Sycamores were 8-0 at home this season and fell to 40-11 at the Hulman Center under fourth-year coach Greg Lansing. Four of those losses have come to the Shockers.
BOISE, Idaho -- Dwayne Polee II hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left as No. 5 San Diego State rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun Boise State 67-65 on Wednesday night and extend its winning streak to 19 games.
Xavier Thames scored 23 points for the Aztecs (20-1, 9-0 Mountain West), who have won eight of nine meetings with the Broncos (15-8, 5-5). San Diego State eliminated Boise State from the past two conference tournaments and beat the Broncos 69-66 earlier this season.
Mikey Thompson led the Broncos with 16 points.
Boise State led 57-43 with 13:37 to play when Bropleh banked in 3-pointer. But the Broncos either missed a shot or turned the ball over on 13 of their next 14 possessions and the Aztecs took a 61-59 lead on three consecutive baskets by Thames.
The Broncos regained the lead on a basket by Thompson, but two more free throws by Thames and a defensive stop set up the final possession. Thames drove to the right of the key, then whipped a pass to Polee, who drilled the game-winner.
Marks' 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For a second consecutive game, Nik Stauskas was held to only a few shot attempts from the field.
This time, Michigan didn't need much scoring from its standout sophomore.
''I'm never going to be a player that forces shots,'' Stauskas said. ''If my teammates are open, I'm going to find them.''
Freshman Zak Irvin scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and No. 10 Michigan breezed to a 79-50 victory against Nebraska on Wednesday night. Stauskas, the Wolverines' leading scorer, took only three shots from the field, but he finished with nine points, eight assists and five rebounds.
PHILADELPHIA -- Rob Loe scored 17 points and Jordair Jett had 10 points and seven assists to help No. 13 Saint Louis top Saint Joseph's 65-49 on Wednesday night for a team-record 15th consecutive victory.
The Billikens (21-2, 8-0 Atlantic 10) topped 14-game winning streaks set in the 1958-59 and 1993-94 seasons.
The Billikens, who needed overtime to beat George Mason on Saturday, extended their best start in team history and are 8-0 on the road.
Saint Louis last lost Dec. 1 to Wichita State 70-65.
Ronald Roberts Jr. had 19 points for the Hawks (15-7, 5-3), who missed 14 of 15 3-point attempts.
HOUSTON -- Russ Smith scored 17 points and No. 14 Louisville beat Houston 77-62 on Wednesday night.
Luke Hancock added 15 points, hitting eight of nine free throws, while Montrezl Harrell also had 15 for the Cardinals (19-4, 8-2 American).
The Cardinals shot just under 70 percent from the field in the first half, including 6 of 10 from behind the arc in building a 19-point halftime lead. Louisville finished the game shooting 56 percent.
TaShawn Thomas had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jherrod Stiggers added 14 points to lead the Cougars (11-12, 3-7), who dropped their fifth consecutive and have lost seven of their past eight games. Danuel House had 11 for Houston.
Houston shot 46 percent from the field but committed 14 turnovers, leading to 24 points for the Cardinals.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points, a career-best 11 rebounds and seven assists and No. 20 Virginia used two big first-half runs to take command and beat Boston College 77-67 on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive victory.
Anthony Gill and Justin Anderson added 13 points each for the Cavaliers (18-5, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Virginia led 40-21 at halftime and never let its margin dip below 13 until the final minutes, when the Eagles scored 12 consecutive to get within 71-64 before Brogdon clinched it at the free throw line.
Ryan Anderson scored 20 points to lead the Eagles (6-16, 2-7), who lost for the ninth time in 11 games. Their only two victories in that stretch have both come against last-place Virginia Tech.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Eron Harris scored 26 of his 28 points after halftime and West Virginia outlasted No. 21 Oklahoma 91-86 in overtime Wednesday night.
Juwan Staten added 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Mountaineers (14-9, 6-4 Big 12), who won their third consecutive. Terry Henderson scored 17 points.
Harris forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation and scored six points in the extra period.
Travel problems prohibited Oklahoma from arriving at the arena until 90 minutes before tipoff. The Sooners overcame that and a 14-point deficit in the second half but were limited to five points in overtime in losing their second straight.
Jordan Woodward led the Sooners (17-6, 6-4) with 23 points. Tyler Neal added 16 points, Buddy Hield had 15 and Ryan Spangler 10.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was surprisingly calm after the 23rd-ranked Zags lost all of a 22-point lead and then held on to beat Portland 71-66 on Wednesday night in what could have been the Pilots' second win against his team this season.
''It was a great win,'' Few said. ''Especially when you have to dig yourself out of a hole in the second half.
''I'm proud of our guys,'' he added.
David Stockton, Angel Nunez and Kevin Pangos all scored 13 points as Gonzaga avenged a January loss in Portland.
Sam Dower Jr. added 10 points for Gonzaga (21-3, 11-1 West Coast), which has a three-game lead against BYU and San Francisco in the conference and is seeking its 15th regular-season title in the past 17 years.
Ryan Nicholas scored 15 points to lead Portland (13-11, 5-7), which was seeking its first victory in Spokane since 2003.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Lamar Patterson scored 25 points to help No. 25 Pittsburgh end a two-game losing streak with a 57-55 overtime victory against Miami on Wednesday night.
Cameron Wright added 12 points and Talib Zanna had 10 for Pittsburgh (19-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Rion Brown had 21 points for Miami (11-11, 2-7).
Patterson made one of two free throws with 10.6 seconds left to give the Panthers a 57-55 lead. Brown's pass as he drove toward the basket was intercepted by Patterson, who made two free throws to seal the victory.
Patterson made a layup with 13.1 seconds left in regulation to give Pittsburgh a one-point lead, but Manu Lecomte of Miami made the second of two free throws with 7 seconds left to tie the game at 46.