Wisconsin may have executed its defense as well as it could in the final seconds Thursday night, but that still wasn't enough to stop Ohio State's Mark Baker.
Baker hit a 10-foot shot with one second left, giving the second-ranked Buckeyes a 73-71 victory over the Badgers.In other games Thursday night involving members of UPI's Top 25, No. 1 Nevada-Las Vegas steamrolled Santa Barbara 98-71, No. 9 East Tennessee State hammered Liberty 90-49, South Alabama upset No. 10 Southern Mississippi 92-85, No. 13 Utah topped Wyoming 77-72, California upended No. 14 UCLA 82-79, No. 15 New Mexico State beat Fullerton State 80-74, No. 22 Michigan State edged Northwestern 55-53 and co-No. 24 New Orleans clipped Lamar 85-75.
Colorado St. 67, San Diego St. 50
At San Diego, Lynn Tryon scored 15 points as Colorado State held San Diego State to its lowest point total of the season in a Western Athletic Conference win.
The Rams (13-10, 4-7) won their third consecutive game despite suiting up just seven players. One team member was ill and another left the team earlier this week.
After trailing 34-19 at halftime, San Diego State (9-13, 4-9) could come no closer than 11 points in the second half. Marty Dow scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds to lead the Aztecs. The Rams held the Aztecs to 33-percent shooting.
Creighton 75, Texas-El Paso 62
At Omaha, Neb., sophomore Matt Petty scored a career-high 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and Chad Gallagher added 21 to lead Creighton to its eighth straight win with a decision over Texas-El Paso.
The Bluejays, 16-6, led all the way, with Gallagher's turn-around jumper with 13 seconds left in the first half giving Creighton a 40-29 edge at the intermission.