WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Justin Gray scored 18 points, Eric Williams added 15 and No. 6 Wake Forest held off North Carolina State 86-75 on Thursday night.
Sixth-man Taron Downey was 4-of-4 on 3-pointers and finished with 14 points to help the Demon Deacons (20-3, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) move into a first-place tie with Duke and North Carolina. Chris Paul had 13 points, eight assists and five steals.
Julius Hodge scored 27 points for the Wolfpack (13-10, 3-7).
No. 21 Cincinnati 65, Xavier 54
CINCINNATI Eric Hicks scored 16 points, and Jason Maxiell added 15 for Cincinnati in the city's annual crosstown grudge match.
The Bearcats (18-5) pulled away to only their third victory in the last nine games against the Musketeers (11-9). Stanley Burrell led Xavier with 12 points.
No. 24 Pacific 78, Idaho 56
MOSCOW, Idaho David Doubley scored 21 points to lead Pacific past Idaho in the Tigers' first game as a Top 25 team.
Doubley connected on all five of his 3-point shots to help Pacific (19-2, 13-0 Big West) win its 15th game in a row and 26th consecutive Big West game. Dandrick Jones led the Vandals (8-15, 6-6) with 20 points.
No. 12 Arizona 88, USC 76
LOS ANGELES Salim Stoudamire scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, and Arizona gave coach Lute Olson two significant milestones.
Olson became the second Pac-10 coach to win 300 conference games. The record-holder is John Wooden, who guided UCLA to a 304-74 league record before retiring in 1975. Olson's teams are 300-86 against league opponents.
By winning for the 17th time in 19 games, the Wildcats (20-4, 10-2 Pac-10) reached the 20-win plateau for the 18th straight season. Olson's teams have won 20 or more games in 27 of his 32 years as a college head coach, tying him with Texas Tech's Bob Knight and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim for second in NCAA history.
Gabe Pruitt led USC (9-14, 2-10) with 21 points and five assists.
No. 11 Washington 95, Oregon 88, OT
EUGENE, Ore. Will Conroy scored 17 points for Washington, including a key 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime.
Nate Robinson led the Huskies (20-3, 10-2 Pac-10) with 24 points. Jordan Kent had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Ducks (11-9, 3-8).
No. 14 Gonzaga 82, Pepperdine 75
MALIBU, Calif. Ronny Turiaf scored 20 points, and Adam Morrison had 19 to lead Gonzaga past Pepperdine.
Derek Raivio added 17 points to help the Bulldogs (18-4, 8-2) take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference, a half-game ahead of Saint Mary's. Yakhouba Diawara had 24 points for Pepperdine (13-12, 3-7).
BATON ROUGE, La. Seimone Augustus had 25 points and Sylvia Fowles 17 rebounds as No. 1 LSU ended No. 5 Tennessee's 42-game Southeastern Conference regular-season winning streak with a 68-58 victory Thursday night.
The victory gave LSU (22-1, 8-0) the league lead and ended a 10-game winning streak for Tennessee (18-4, 8-1). The Lady Vols had not lost a regular-season game in the SEC since falling to Vanderbilt on Feb. 2, 2002.
Scholanda Hoston added 16 points for the Tigers, who drew 15,233 the biggest crowd in LSU women's basketball history.
No. 2 Ohio St. 72, Michigan 39
COLUMBUS, Ohio Jessica Davenport had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Ohio State, 15-0 at home this season and a winner of 12 straight games overall.
The Buckeyes (23-2, 10-1 Big Ten) scored 20 of the last 25 points in the first half and 13 of the first 14 after the break.
Tabitha Pool had 10 points for Michigan (5-18, 1-11), a loser of five straight games and 14 of its last 15.
No. 9 Michigan St. 79, No. 12 Minnesota 48
MINNEAPOLIS Rene Haynes made eight of 10 shots including 3-of-3 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 22 in a reserve role for Michigan State.
Kristin Haynie added 18 points for the Spartans (21-3, 10-2 Big 10), who won for the third straight time at Minnesota.
No. 18 Georgia 67, South Carolina 51
ATHENS, Ga. Reserve Megan Darrah did all her scoring on four 3-pointers in the first half for Georgia.
The Lady Bulldogs (19-6, 8-3 Southeastern) built a 38-26 halftime lead in part on three 3s by Darrah in the last 3:06.
No. 19 Maryland 77, Wake Forest 67
COLLEGE PARK, Md. Crystal Langhorne scored 15 points to lead Maryland to its fourth straight victory.
Shay Doron had 14 points for the Terps (17-5, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Liz Strunk and Porsche Jones had 18 each for Wake Forest (13-9, 2-7) in its fourth straight loss.
No. 20 Temple 68, Saint Joseph's 49
PHILADELPHIA Cynthia Jordan scored 15 points to help Temple extend a school record with its 16th straight win.
Candice Dupree added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (19-3, 11-0 Atlantic 10).
No. 23 North Carolina St. 83, Georgia Tech 59
ATLANTA Marquetta Dickens scored 17 points and Ashley Key 16 for North Carolina State.
It was the fifth victory in six games for the Wolfpack (17-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Stephanie Higgs scored 22 of her 25 points in the second half for Georgia Tech (13-8, 4-6).
No. 24 Wis.-Green Bay 81, Detroit Mercy 52
DETROIT Abby Scharlow scored 17 points, and Wisconsin-Green Bay stayed unbeaten in the Horizon League.
Reserve Nicole Soulis added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Phoenix (21-2, 12-0). Katie Solner and Lindsey Pasquinzo led Detroit Mercy (6-17, 3-9) with 13 points each.
No. 25 Penn St. 67, Indiana 45
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Amanda Brown scored 12 points and tied a career high with 11 rebounds for Penn State.
The Lady Lions (15-8, 10-2 Big Ten) used a 22-3 first-half run to erase a three-point deficit. Cyndi Valentin scored 12 points for Indiana (9-13, 2-10).
No. 21 Vanderbilt 66, Auburn 64
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Abi Ramsey's 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining proved decisive in Vanderbilt's ninth straight defeat of Auburn.
Ashley Earley scored 17 points and Ramsey 12 for the Lady Comodores (17-5, 6-3 Southeastern Conference). Natasha Brackett had 20 points for Auburn (12-10, 3-6).
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