STANFORD, Calif. Josh Childress had 12 points and five assists in No. 1 Stanford's school-record 24th straight victory, 73-47 over Oregon State on Thursday night.
The Cardinal (24-0, 15-0 Pac-10) and No. 2 Saint Joseph's (25-0) are the only unbeaten teams in Division I.
Chris Hernandez scored 11 of his 13 points in the first 11 minutes as the Cardinal built a big lead early. Third-string swingman Fred Washington scored a career-high 11 points and Stanford shot 52.8 percent.
David Lucas had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Oregon State (11-14, 5-10), which had won three of four following a six-game losing streak.
No. 4 Gonzaga 97, San Diego 78
SPOKANE, Wash. Blake Stepp scored 24 points, all on 3-pointers in the second half, and No. 4 Gonzaga beat undermanned San Diego 97-78 on Thursday night, the Bulldogs' 17th consecutive victory.
Cory Violette added 20 points for Gonzaga (24-2, 13-0 West Coast Conference). The Bulldogs' winning streak is third-longest in the country behind Stanford and Saint Joseph's, the only unbeaten teams remaining in Division I and the only teams to beat Gonzaga this year.
Stepp's eight 3-pointers gave him a career total of 281, breaking Richie Frahm's school record of 280.
No. 5 Duke 97, Valparaiso 63
DURHAM, N.C. Daniel Ewing scored 20 points to lift the Blue Devils to their 41st consecutive home win.
Luol Deng added 18 points for the Blue Devils (23-3), who hit a season-high 15 3-pointers. Shavlik Randolph had 16 points and J.J. Redick added 15 for Duke.
Washington 89, No. 17 Arizona 84
TUCSON, Ariz. Tre Simmons scored a career-high 22 points and Washington moved ahead of Arizona into second place in the Pac-10.
The Wildcats were playing without leading scorer Salim Stoudamire, suspended by coach Lute Olson ''for failure to meet team responsibilities.''
No. 24 Utah St. 67, Long Beach St. 47
LONG BEACH, Calif. Cardell Butler scored 23 points and Utah State won for the 21st time in 22 games while handing the 49ers their seventh straight loss.
Butler, who scored nine of the Aggies' first 10 points, went 8-for-8 from the free throw line. He also had three 3-pointers and six rebounds for Utah State (23-2, 15-1 Big West).
Kevin Roberts and Marcel Jackson each had 10 points for the 49ers (6-18, 4-11).
No. 2 Tennessee 93, Arkansas 71
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Tasha Butts scored 25 points and Shyra Ely added 17 for second-ranked Tennessee in a 93-71 victory Thursday night over Arkansas.
Although Tennessee (24-2, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) won the regular-season title Sunday at Mississippi, the Lady Vols didn't falter against the Razorbacks. With just eight players available, the Vols led 47-21 at halftime and never allowed Arkansas within 20 points thereafter.
No. 4 Purdue 84, Iowa 55
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Shereka Wright had 21 points to lead Purdue to its 15th straight victory and put the Boilermakers in a showdown game Sunday at Penn State for the Big Ten Conference title.
Katie Gearlds added 15 points for the Boilermakers (24-2, 14-1). Wright and Gearlds didn't surprise Iowa (15-11, 9-6). They scorched the Hawkeyes in their last meeting, combining for 64 points in Purdue's 90-79 win at Iowa on Feb. 10.
No. 6 Penn St. 63, No. 22 Michigan St. 51
EAST LANSING, Mich. Kelly Mazzante had 23 points and Jess Strom 18 to help Penn State beat Michigan State.
Strom had 10 points in the first 7:04 as the Lady Lions (22-4, 14-1 Big 10) took a 21-8 lead. Mazzante the league's top career scorer took over from there, getting 15 points in the last 20:03.
Kelli Roehrig had 14 points for the slumping Spartans (19-7, 9-6).
No. 7 Louisiana Tech 83, UTEP 60
EL PASO, Texas Amisha Carter scored 22 points to lead Louisiana Tech over UTEP.
No. 11 North Carolina 71, Florida St. 58
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Camille Little scored 16 points, helping North Carolina take the second seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
No. 25 Ohio State 76, No. 12 Minnesota 62
MINNEAPOLIS Brandie Hoskins had 17 points and 11 assists, and Ohio State pulled off 16 steals while forcing 19 turnovers by Minnesota.
No. 15 LSU 85, Mississippi 68
BATON ROUGE, La. Temeka Johnson, playing what could have been her final regular-season home game, had 22 points and seven assists for LSU.
No. 18 Auburn 72, Alabama 40
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Le'Coe Willingham had 17 points and eight rebounds to help Auburn beat Alabama.
Florida 69, No. 19 Georgia 59
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Bernice Mosby scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half, helping Florida snap a four-game losing streak.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 87, Mississippi St. 64
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Reserve Ashley Earley had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Vanderbilt.
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