1North Carolina (11-0)Next: vs. Nevada, Thur.

Beat UC Santa Barbara 105-70

At Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Hansbrough scored 21 points and Marcus Ginyard added a career-high 17 for the Tar Heels, who shot 57 percent in continuing their best start since the 1997-98 team won its first 17 games.

2Memphis (10-0)Next: vs. No. 19 Arizona, Sat.

Beat No. 5 Georgetown 85-71

See story, right.

3Kansas (12-0)Next: vs. Yale, Sat.

Beat Miami (Ohio) 78-54

At Lawrence, Kan., Kansas became the first team in more than a year to exceed 69 points against the RedHawks. Darnell Jackson and Sasha Kaun ignited a 13-0 run in the opening minutes, creating a 20-6 lead as the Jayhawks remained unbeaten.

4Texas (11-1)Next: vs. Wisconsin, Sat.

Lost to No. 9 Michigan State 78-72

See story, right.

5Georgetown (8-1)Next: vs. American, Sat.

Lost to No. 2 Memphis 85-71

See story, right.

6Duke (10-1)Next: vs. Cornell, Sunday, Jan. 6

Did not play

7Washington St. (10-0)Next: at Idaho St., today

Did not play

8UCLA (11-1)Next: vs. UC Davis, Sat.

Beat Michigan 69-54

At Ann Arbor, Mich., the Wolverines led by as many as eight points in the second half, but couldn't keep up with UCLA down the stretch. Josh Shipp scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Kevin Love had 17 points and 16 rebounds for UCLA.

9Michigan St. (11-1)Next: vs. Wisc.-Green Bay, Sat.

Beat No. 4 Texas 78-72

See story, right.

10Marquette (9-1)Next: vs. Savannah St., Sat.

Did not play

11Pittsburgh (11-0)Next: at Dayton, Sat.

Did not play

12Tennessee (11-1)Next: at No. 18 Gonzaga, Sat.

Beat Xavier 82-75

At Cincinnati, J.P. Prince scored a career-high 23 points and Tyler Smith led a closing 13-2 run that sealed a back-and-forth game. Tennessee won its sixth straight despite an uncharacteristically quiet game from beyond the 3-point arc.

13Indiana (10-1)Next: vs. Chicago State, Sat.

Beat Coppin State 73-46

At Bloomington, Ind., D.J. White had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Gordon scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, as the Hoosiers won their 25th straight at home.

14Texas A&M (11-1)Next: vs. Florida A&M, Sat.

Beat UC Irvine 88-66

At College Station, Texas, Donald Sloan had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists and Texas A&M pulled away from UC Irvine in the second half. Dominique Kirk added 14 points and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and five rebounds for the Aggies, who have won 32 of their last 33 games at noisy Reed Arena.

15Clemson (10-1)Next: vs. Samford, Sat.

Lost to Mississippi 85-82

See story, right.

16Butler (11-1)Next: at Southern Illinois, Fri.

Beat Florida Gulf Coast 78-66

At Fort Myers, Fla., A.J. Graves scored 17 points and the Bulldogs made 14 of 15 free throws in the final 6:21 to finally take control and pull away.

17Vanderbilt (11-0)Next: vs. Tenn.-Martin, Sat.

Beat Tennessee State 83-74

At Nashville, Tenn., Shan Foster scored 22 points and the Commodores rallied from a nine-point deficit to improve to 11-0, one win away from tying a school-best 12-0 start by the 2003-04 team.

18Gonzaga (9-3)Next: vs. No. 12 Tennessee, Sat.

Did not play

19Arizona (9-2)Next: at No. 2 Memphis, Sat.

Beat San Diego State 74-58

See story, D13.

20Villanova (9-1)Next: vs. La Salle, Sat.

Beat Columbia 72-56

At Villanova, Pa., the Wildcats jumped out to a 12-0 lead and breezed to a 41-24 halftime advantage. Shane Clark scored 15 points and Scottie Reynolds added 14 for Villanova, which won their fifth game in a row and defeated the Lions for the fourth straight time.

21BYU (10-2)Next: at Boise State, Sat.

Did not play

22Miami (10-0)Next: vs. N. Carolina A&T, today

Did not play

23Oregon (8-3)Next: vs. Mount St. Mary's, Fri.

Lost to Oakland 68-62

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Derick Nelson had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Oakland picked up its first win over a Top 25 team in school history. The Ducks had a 20-0 run in the second half, but still couldn't avoid their second-straight loss.

24West Virginia (10-1)Next: vs. Oklahoma, Sat.

Beat Canisius 77-54

At Buffalo, N.Y., Joe Alexander scored 20 points and West Virginia delivered coach Bob Huggins his 600th career victory. Alex Ruoff had 14 points including two 3-pointers that sparked a 17-2 first-half run as the Mountaineers won their eighth straight game, matching their longest streak since last season.

25Southern Cal (8-3)Next: vs. UC Riverside, Sat.

Beat Cal Poly 78-55

At Los Angeles, Daniel Hackett scored 19 points and O.J. Mayo added 18 points and a career-high six assists for the Trojans, who avenged a 93-78 Cal Poly victory exactly four years ago Saturday in the only previous game between the teams.