Jan 12, 2014, 1:03 AM EDT
GAME OF THE DAY: No. 6 Wichita State 72, Missouri State (OT)
Wichita State trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half but Gregg Marshall’s team refused to lie down, with Fred VanVleet scoring 12 of the Shockers’ final 13 points to cap the comeback. Cleanthony Early tallied 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead the way for Wichita State, which is now 17-0 on the season.
1) Oklahoma 87, No. 9 Iowa State 82
And then there were four. Oklahoma knocked the Cyclones from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday afternoon, with Buddy Hield leading four double-digit scorers with 22 points and Ryan Spangler posting a 16-point, 15-rebound double-double. DeAndre Kane scored 23 points to lead all scorers but Iowa State shot just 6-for-26 from beyond the arc. And of greater concern with a game against No. 18 Kansas scheduled for Monday night is the sprained ankle suffered by Kane in the game’s final minute.
2) Clemson 72, No. 16 Duke 59
The Blue Devils dropped to 1-2 in ACC play with a disappointing loss at Clemson, with K.J. McDaniels being the best player on the floor. The Clemson wing accounted for 24 points, ten rebounds and three blocks on the afternoon, and defensively the Tigers limited Duke to 33.9% shooting from the field. Next up for Duke: a home game Monday night against Virginia.
With leading scorer Casey Prather out due to swelling in his knee Florida’s trip to Fayetteville became even tougher, and they needed a late basket from Scottie Wilbekin to force overtime before winning in the extra session. Wilbekin would score 18 off the bench and Dorian Finney-Smith added a game-high 22 to go along with 15 rebounds to lead the way for the Gators. Rashad Madden led four Razorback starters in double figures with 23 points.
1) D.J. Balentine (Evansville)
Balentine played all 40 minutes in Evansville’s 75-69 win at Southern Illinois, scoring 33 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists.
2) Alan Williams (UCSB)
Williams posted 33 points and 15 rebounds in the Gauchos’ 72-64 loss to Cal Poly.
3) Patrick Miller (Tennessee State)
Miller tallied 37 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in the Tigers’ 98-97 loss to Southeast Missouri State.
1) N.C. State
The Wolfpack shot 28.9% in their 76-45 home loss to Virginia, with leading scorer T.J. Warren limited to four points on 1-for-9 shooting.
2) UL Monroe
The Warhawks shot 26.4% from the field in their 61-36 home loss to Texas State, scoring just nine points in the second half.
Shot 29.8% from the field and finished with more turnovers (18) than made field goals (14) in their 68-38 loss at Vermont.
- Markel Brown’s three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as No. 11 Oklahoma State won 73-72 at West Virginia. Brown hadn’t made a three-pointer in nearly a month.
- With Adreian Payne sidelined with a foot injury No. 5 Michigan State needed overtime to beat Minnesota, with Keith Appling and Gary Harris combining to score 43 points in the Spartans’ 86-75 victory.
- No. 18 Kansas rolled in-state rival No. 25 Kansas State 86-60 in Lawrence, with Andrew Wiggins scoring 22 points and Wayne Selden adding 20 for the victors.
- A Markel Starks three-pointer forced overtime for Georgetown in its game at Butler, with the Hoyas winning 70-67 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The result drops the Bulldogs to 0-4 in Big East play.
- Texas A&M came back from a 14-point deficit to win 57-56 at Tennessee, with an Antwan Space three-pointer with 4.4 seconds remaining giving the Aggies their lone lead of the game.
- Cole Huff scored 16 points and Deonte Burton added 14 as Nevada moved to 4-0 in Mountain West play with their 62-54 win over Utah State.
- Justin Cobbs scored all 20 of his points in the second half to lead Cal to an 88-83 win at Oregon State. The win moved Cal to 3-0 in Pac-12 play, and this is the first time since 1957 that the Golden Bears have opened league play with three road wins since 1957.
- A Larry Nance Jr. basket with 1.6 seconds remaining gave Wyoming a 52-50 win at Boise State.
- With 11:40 remaining in the game BYU led Loyola Marymount 60-58. Final score: BYU 91, LMU 68, with Tyler Haws scoring 31 points to lead the way.
THE REST OF THE TOP 25
- No. 7 Baylor 88, TCU 62
- No. 8 Villanova 74, St. John’s 67
- No. 14 Kentucky 71, Vanderbilt 62
- No. 19 UMass 73, St. Bonaventure 68
- No. 21 Missouri 70, Auburn 68
- No. 24 Memphis 79, Temple 69
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