You don't figure a team to remain unbeaten when it scores 36 points below its average and shoots 10 points under its usual mark from the field.
Sixth-ranked Ohio State still moved to 11-0 on Thursday night with a 63-59 victory over No. 22 Iowa despite coming in at those exact numbers."Iowa did a good job of slowing us down and they stopped our penetration," Ohio State coach Randy Ayers said. "This was good for us tonight. We had to play for 40 minutes and needed to execute down the stretch and we did it."
Jamaal Brown and Jimmy Jackson each made two free throws in the final 30 seconds as the Buckeyes ended the Hawkeyes' 10-game winning streak.
Washington 70, No. 4 Arizona 56
The Huskies beat Arizona for the first time in 10 games over five years and also improved to 9-1. The Wildcats (10-2) shot just 34 percent from the field and were 3-for-22 from 3-point range.
No. 7 North Carolina 108, Cornell 64
King Rice had six points and six assists in 22 minutes in his homecoming of sorts. The Tar Heels (10-1), who won their eighth straight, play near the hometown of each of the seniors every year and this game was Rice's chance to return about 30 miles from his hometown of Binghamton, N.Y. North Carolina had little trouble with the Big Red (6-3) as all 14 Tar Heels who played scored. Rick Fox led the Tar Heels with 19 points, while George Lynch added 15. Rich Medina's 16 points led the Big Red, whose three losses this year have been to Top 25 teams.
No. 25 Michigan St. 85, Michigan 70
Steve Smith and Matt Steigenga each scored more than 20 points for the third straight game as the Spartans (8-3) opened defense of their Big Ten title in the conference opener for both. Michigan State dominated on the boards, 42-28, and that translated into 20 second-chance points and 42 points in the paint.