Justin Brownlee scored 15 points, including the game-changing basket with 10 seconds to play, and St. John's won its fifth straight, 61-58 over No. 13 Georgetown, on Monday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Dwight Hardy had 20 points to lead the Red Storm (10-3 overall, 3-0 Big East), off to its best conference start since going 4-0 in 1999-2000.
Hollis Thompson had 16 points for the Hoyas (12-3, 1-2), who came into this game as the Big East’s best 3-point shooting team but were just 4-for-17, including missing seven out of eight in the second half.
At No. 10 Kentucky 86, Penn 62: Brandon Knight scored 22 points as the 12-2 Wildcats beat the 5-6 Quakers.
At No. 16 Texas A&M 66, Nicholls State 55: David Loubeau scored 18 points and Khris Middleton added 17 to help the 13-1 Aggies beat the Colonels (6-5) for their 10th consecutive win.
At No. 17 Kansas State 96, Savannah State 61: Jacob Pullen scored 24 points in his return from a three-game suspension as the Wildcats (12-3) rolled over the 2-15 Tigers in their final tune-up before Big 12 play.
No. 18 Michigan State 65, at Northwestern 62: Draymond Green scored 15 points, including an offensive rebound basket after a missed free throw with 12 seconds to go, as the Spartans (10-4, 2-0 Big Ten) held off a rally by the Wildcats (9-3, 0-2).
Renardo Sidney is staying at Mississippi State but Elgin Bailey is leaving after the two players were reinstated to the program Monday after their fight in the stands during a tournament in Hawaii on Dec. 23 was shown on TV highlights. Sidney, a sophomore, decided to stay with the Bulldogs but Bailey, a junior, asked for his release so he can transfer. Ryan Rossiter scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Siena defeated Iona, 73-67, in Albany, N.Y., for the 1,000th victory in the program’s history. The Gaels, ironically, were also going for win No. 1,000. Iona is 999-767; the Saints are 1,000-814. Minnesota guard Devoe Joseph has been suspended for the second time this season and will not play against Indiana tonight. Oral Roberts expects to be without leading scorer Dominique Morrison for as long as three weeks after he tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Connecticut, after having its record 90-game winning streak snapped last week, ended its nearly three-year run as the No. 1 women’s team, falling to No. 2 behind Baylor, which is the top team for the first time.