NORMAN, Okla. -- Aaron McGhee scored 22 points, Jason Detrick had a career-high 21, and fourth-ranked Oklahoma used a 19-3 second-half run to break the game open and beat Kansas State 73-62 Saturday.
McGhee has scored at least 21 points in each of the past four games for the Sooners (20-4, 9-3 Big 12) who led 39-37 five minutes into the second half before taking control. Larry Reid scored 14 points for Kansas State (10-13, 4-8), 0-8 on the road this season.
No. 18 Illinois 75, Seton Hall 65
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brian Cook had season highs of 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Frank Williams added 19 points as Illinois got its fourth straight victory.
Williams had 10 points as Illinois (19-7) overcame a 13-2 deficit to tie the game 20-20 on his 3-pointer. Cook took over later in the first half, scoring 10 points in the Illini's closing 21-6 run that the gave them a 45-30 lead at the break.
Freshman John Allen led Seton Hall (12-13) with 18 points.
No. 21 Georgia 78, No. 10 Kentucky 69
ATHENS, Ga. -- Ezra Williams scored 20 points and Jarvis Hayes 19 as No. 21 Georgia swept Kentucky for the first time in 15 years.
The Bulldogs (19-7, 8-5 Southeastern) had consecutive victories over the Wildcats (17-7, 7-5) for only the fifth time in the series.
Steve Thomas added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Georgia prevented Kentucky from winning for the 100th time in 118 meetings and eighth in a row in the series.
No 23 Ohio St. 72, Iowa 66
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Boban Savovic scored 15 points, including two late baskets as Ohio State rallied to take a half-game Big Ten Conference lead over idle Indiana.
Ohio State (18-5, 9-3) broke a two-game losing streak. Reggie Evans, the conference's leading rebounder and the No. 2 scorer for Iowa (15-12, 4-9) did not play. Coach Steve Alford sat Evans, averaging 16.3 points and 11.5 rebounds, after criticizing him for not going to class. Rod Thompson led Iowa with 15 points.
Mississippi 68, No. 6 Florida 51
OXFORD, Miss. -- Aaron Harper had 18 points as Mississippi gave its NCAA tournament resume a big boost.
Ole Miss (19-7, 8-5 Southeastern) snarled the highest-scoring offense in the SEC, holding the Gators (19-5, 8-4) to their lowest point total of the season by far.
Matt Bonner was a one-man gang for the usually balanced Gators. Bonner had 19 points and eight rebounds. He was 7-for-11 from the field as the Gators shot just 29 percent.
No. 7 Alabama 95, Tennessee 82
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Erwin Dudley had 25 points and Earnest Shelton matched a career high with 21 as Alabama overcame a career-high 30 points by Tennessee's Marcus Haislip and a miserable second-half start.
The Crimson Tide (22-4, 10-2 Southeastern) took a two-game lead over Florida despite missing their first 13 shots after halftime. The Volunteers (13-12, 6-6) took a 51-48 lead in that six-plus minute drought for Alabama.
But Demetrius Smith and Maurice Williams hit 3-pointers, and Shelton converted a 3-point play as the Tide went of a decisive 22-6 run.
No. 11 Marquette 75, Louisville 63
MILWAUKEE -- Cordell Henry scored 23 points,and Dwyane Wade had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Marquette.
Wade added two blocks and two steals and helped shut down the Cardinals' leading scorer, Reece Gaines, who had just five points.
The Golden Eagles (22-3, 11-1 Conference USA), celebrating their highest ranking since March 13, 1979, also got 15 points from Oluoma Nnamaka.
Bryant Northern led Louisville (14-10, 5-7) with 17 points.
No. 2 Kansas 87, Baylor 72
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Nick Collison had 22 points as Kansas overcame lethargy and sloppy ball-handling to remain unbeaten in the Big 12.
The Jayhawks were not able to get in high gear against the more deliberate attack of the Bears, who came in as 22-point underdogs but trailed by only 2 points six minutes into the second half.
But Collison led a 10-2 run that put the Jayhawks (23-2, 12-0 ) on top 83-68. Jeff Boschee had 21 points for Kansas, matching the total of Lawrence Roberts for Baylor (14-11, 4-8).
No. 24 North Carolina St. 83, Clemson 54
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Anthony Grundy scored 23 points and Marcus Melvin had nine over a span of 1:22 in the second half as North Carolina State rebounded from its worst loss of the season.
The Wolfpack (19-7, 8-5 Atlantic Coast) fell to top-ranked Duke by 37 points Thursday night, surrendering a season-high 108 points.
Ilian Evtimov added 18 points for the Wolfpack, while Melvin had 12.
Chris Hobbs led Clemson (12-14, 3-10), which shot 38 percent, with 13 points.
Arizona St. 69, No. 20 UCLA 68
LOS ANGELES -- Curtis Millage snapped a tie with a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds to give Arizona State its first victory at Pauley Pavilion in exactly 15 years.
Kyle Dodd missed the front end of a one-and-one with 2.3 seconds left. UCLA's Billy Knight rebounded, but was called for traveling with one second remaining.
Chad Prewitt scored 22 points and Millage finished with 14 for Arizona State (14-10, 7-8 Pac-10), which had lost 25 of its last 26 games against UCLA.
Dan Gadzuric scored 17 points UCLA (17-8, 9-5).
No. 12 Stanford 76, Washington St. 63
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Curtis Borchardt had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, and Stanford began the second half with a 17-5 run that shook off Washington State.
Stanford (17-6, 10-4 Pac-10) got 24 points from Casey Jacobsen, which helped negate a 29-point effort from Washington State's Marcus Moore.
No. 25 Southern California 94, No. 9 Arizona 89
LOS ANGELES -- David Bluthenthal scored 23 of his career-high 31 points in the second half, and Sam Clancy had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Southern California.
By winning for just the second time in their last 10 games against Arizona, the Trojans (18-7, 10-4 Pac-10) moved ahead of the Wildcats and into a first-place tie in the conference.
No. 16 Oklahoma State 71, Texas A&M 66
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Oklahoma State's Victor Williams scored 10 of his 19 points in the second half, including a decisive driving layup with 22 seconds left.
The Cowboys (20-6, 7-5 in big 12) had lost four straight road games and led the Aggies (9-17, 3-9) by only 67-66 when Williams charged through the lane for his basket. The victory was the 699th of coach Eddie Sutton's career.
No. 14 Pittsburgh 85, West Virginia 75
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Brandin Knight scored a career-high 29 points as No. 14 Pittsburgh beat West Virginia, extending its winning streak to four games.
Donatas Zavackas added 14 points, while Jaron Brown and Julius Page had 13 each for Pittsburgh (22-4, 10-3 Big East), which won for the seventh time in eight games.
Pittsburgh can clinch at least a tie for the conference's West Division title with a win at home against Rutgers on Thursday.
No. 17 Oregon 91, Oregon St. 62
EUGENE, Ore. -- Frederick Jones scored 23 points and Luke Ridnour added 20 as No. 17 Oregon beat Oregon State for the 17th time in 18 games and moved into a three-way tie for first place in the Pac-10.
Luke Jackson finished with 19 points for the Ducks (18-7, 10-4 Pac-10), who improved to 14-0 at McArthur Court and moved into a tie atop the conference with USC and Stanford.
No. 8 Gonzaga 91, Pepperdine 78
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Dan Dickau scored 26 points as No. 8 Gonzaga handed Pepperdine its first West Coast Conference loss this season, 91-78 Saturday night.
The loss snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Waves (18-7, 11-1), who hadn't been beaten since Dec. 28 at Arizona. The streak was the longest in the nation this season.
No. 21 Boston College 64, Pittsburgh 37
BOSTON -- Amber Jacobs scored 17 points to lead No. 21 Boston College to a 64-37 victory Saturday over Pittsburgh, which shot 23.5 percent and was held to a season-low in total points.
No. 2 Stanford 76, Washington St. 50
STANFORD, Calif. -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 18 points, and Azella Perryman added 13 points and 16 rebounds as Stanford got its 18th consecutive victory.
No. 11 Baylor 76, No. 18 Texas 69
WACO, Texas -- Sheila Lambert scored 27 points and Danielle Crockrom added 22 as Baylor overcame 28 points by Heather Schreiber to defeat Texas.
No. 3 Tennessee 75, No. 6 Vanderbilt 68
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Kara Lawson scored 26 points, 19 in the second half, as No. 3 Tennessee dealt No. 6 Vanderbilt its 17th straight loss in Knoxville.
No. 8 Louisiana Tech 82, SMU 36
RUSTON, La. -- Cheryl Ford had 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 Louisiana Tech past SMU.
No. 23 Notre Dame 57, Rutgers 52
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Alicia Ratay scored 25 points as No. 23 Notre Dame extended its winning streak to seven games with a victory over Rutgers.
No. 17 Colorado St. 69, San Diego St. 60
SAN DIEGO -- Jackie Campbell and Joy Jenkins each scored 15 points to lead Colorado State.
Campbell and Jenkins filled a big void for Colorado State (20-5, 9-2 Mountain West Conference), whose top two scorers -- Angie Gorton and Ashley Augspurger -- were held scoreless in a sluggish first half.
The Rams, coming off a 71-57 loss at UNLV, reached the 20-win mark for the seventh straight season. Augspurger finished with 12 points and Gorton had six.
Claire Swinbank and Jamey Cox led the Aztecs with 14 points apiece.
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