The Colorado Buffaloes know how tough life is on the road in the Big Eight Conference.

It was only last Saturday that they broke a 56-game regular-season road losing streak, edging Iowa State 84-78.So Kansas might have been upset 79-71 Wednesday night in Boulder, but they weren't surprised.

"They held their poise, scored and went back ahead and we could just never get back in the game," Kansas coach Roy Williams said after his eighth-ranked Jayhawks were beaten by a team that they had demolished 95-62 at home earlier in the season.

Stevie Wise scored 32 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Buffaloes extended their winning streak to three and snapped the Jayhawks' victory string at 10.

The Buffaloes (15-9 overall, 5-6 Big Eight) were a different team than the one that fell to Kansas (19-5, 8-3) in their first meeting in Lawrence.

No. 2 Ohio St. 73, Illinois 64

Ohio State, coming off an emotional victory over Indiana, got 14 points from Treg Lee and made seven free throws in the final minute to beat Illinois at Champaign.

No. 3 Arkansas 79, SMU 70

Oliver Miller and Todd Day sparked an Arkansas second-half surge that overcame an eight-point halftime deficit, rallying the Razorbacks to a road victory over SMU.

No. 18 St. John's 77,

No. 5 Syracuse 72

Malik Sealy scored 23 points to lead St. John's over Syracuse at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The Redmen (18-6, 9-6), who had to hold off a late 3-point barrage by the Orangemen, had lost four of six games and had dropped from the leaders in the Big East with the slump.

No. 7 Duke 72, N.C. State 65

Christian Laettner scored 11 of the first 19 second-half points for Duke as the Blue Devils' defense shut down high-scoring North Carolina State in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Durham.

Cincinnati 86, No. 11 S. Miss. 72

Herb Jones scored 27 points and Lou Banks had 23 as Cincinnati used superior inside quickness to beat Southern Mississippi by 14 points, the Golden Eagles' most lopsided loss of the season.

Vanderbilt 98, No. 12 Kentucky 87

Bruce Elder and Kevin Anglin combined for 15 points during an 18-2 Vanderbilt surge in the second half to propel the Commodores to a 98-87 victory over No. 12 Kentucky.

Missouri 97, No. 14 Nebraska 71

Doug Smith scored 22 points and became Missouri's leading career rebounder as the Tigers foiled the Cornhuskers' bid for a school-record 23rd victory.

No. 19 LSU 89, Mississippi 78

Shaquille O'Neal scored 38 points and keyed a decisive second-half spree as LSU won its fifth straight Southeastern Conference game.

No. 21 Miss. St. 81, Florida 67

Greg Carter scored 21 points and Tony Watts 18 off the bench as Mississippi State rolled past Florida to retain a share of the Southeastern Conference lead. Winning for the eighth time in nine games, Mississippi State (18-6, 11-4) remained tied with LSU for the conference lead with three games to play.

No. 22 Pitt 78, No. 25 G'own 65

Sean Miller scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half as Pittsburgh gained sole possession of second place in the Big East.