BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A.J. Ratliff scored 18 of his season-high 20 points in the second half and Indiana held off a late comeback to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 71-66 on Wednesday night, ending the Badgers' 17-game winning streak.
Ratliff had a pair of 3-pointers during a 13-1 run and another 3-pointer that gave the Hoosiers a 53-43 lead with under 10 minutes remaining.
A rebound basket by Alando Tucker, who led Wisconsin with 23 points, and two 3-pointers by Kammron Taylor helped the Badgers tie the game at 59. But Ratliff scored six of Indiana's next eight points, including two free throws with a minute to go to for a 70-66 lead, and the Badgers never recovered.
No. 1 Florida 74, No. 24 Vanderbilt 64
At Gainesville, Fla., Lee Humphrey made three consecutive 3-pointers to key Florida's rally from a double-digit deficit.
Humphrey, one of the best outside shooters in the country, added another 3-pointer that gave Florida a 70-59 lead with 2:56 remaining and essentially sealed the team's 13th straight victory.
No. 3 North Carolina 105, Miami 64
At Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Hansbrough scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead North Carolina.
Wayne Ellington scored 14 points for the Tar Heels, who had no trouble winning their fifth straight game. North Carolina shot 56 percent - including 61 percent after halftime - and hit 12 of 24 3-pointers to cruise to another league win by a double-digit margin.
No. 4 Ohio St. 78, Purdue 60
At West Lafayette, Ind., Mike Conley scored 18 points and Jamar Butler added 16 to help Ohio State beat Purdue and win their sixth straight game.
Daequan Cook had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Greg Oden added nine points and six rebounds for the Buckeyes.
No. 10 Texas A&M 73, Iowa State 49
At College Station, Texas, Joseph Jones scored 21 points and Texas A&M's defense did the rest in the Aggies' win.
The win is Texas A&M's 20th straight at home and Iowa State's fifth consecutive loss.
The Cyclones were forced to play catchup all night after the Aggies jumped to a 11-0 lead and never slowed down.
No. 11 Memphis 87, Central Florida 65
At Orlando, Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 23 points and Joey Dorsey had 22 points and nine rebounds to help Memphis rout Central Florida.
Memphis led from the tip in its 10th straight win, and by more than 20 most of the second half.
No. 13 Butler 71, Youngstown State 58
At Youngstown, Ohio, Mike Green scored a season-high 23 points, Pete Campbell added 20 and Butler won its seventh straight.
The Bulldogs, playing their fourth game in seven days, dominated the Penguins with their 3-point shooting in the first half, then attacked the rim in the second half with the same result.
No. 15 Nevada 79, Louisiana Tech 71
At Ruston, La., Nick Fazekas and Marcellus Kemp each scored 20 points to help Nevada. Fazekas helped Nevada fuel a 12-6 run to start the second half and extend a 31-27 halftime lead to 43-33.
North Carolina State 70, No. 16 Virginia Tech 59
At Blacksburg, Va., Gavin Grant scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Ben McCauley scored 20, leading North Carolina State.
The Wolfpack knocked the surprising Hokies out of first place in the conference by taking it to them from the start. The loss was the first in 11 home games for Virginia Tech.
No. 19 Alabama 73, LSU 70
At Baton Rouge, La., Jermareo Davidson scored a career-high 31 points to help Alabama.
After Davidson's free throws put Alabama ahead 69-68 inside the final minute, Garrett Temple's pass was intercepted by Alonzo Gee, who was fouled driving to the hoop on a fast break and hit both free throws.
Chris Johnson's follow-up dunk with about 10 seconds left pulled the Tigers to 71-70, but LSU failed to foul Alabama before the clock ran out and the Tide got a last-second dunk from Davidson, who pumped his fist in triumph as the final buzzer sounded.
No. 22 Texas 76, Texas Tech 64
At Lubbock, Texas, Kevin Durant scored 37 points and grabbed a season-high 23 rebounds to lead Texas. Texas steadily pulled away from the Red Raiders, in part by pounding the ball inside for 30 points. The Longhorns went up 72-58 with 3:37 remaining and Tech couldn't mount a comeback.