1 North Carolina (17-0)Next: at Georgia Tech, Wed.

Beat N.C. State 93-62

At Chapel Hill, N.C., Deon Thompson and Ty Lawson each scored 16 points for North Carolina, which scored 25 straight points in the first half. Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels , who completely overwhelmed a Wolfpack team picked to finish third in the league.

2 Memphis (15-0)Next: at Rice, Wed.

Beat Marshall 68-45

At Huntington, W.Va., Memphis faced its first road game in three weeks and remained composed in the hostile environment. Freshman Derrick Rose scored 19 points and the Tigers used a hot start to the second half to beat Marshall.

3 Kansas (16-0)Next: vs. Oklahoma, Mon.

Beat Nebraska 79-58

At Lincoln, Neb., Brandon Rush scored 16 of his season-high 19 points in the first half and Kansas continued its domination over Nebraska. The victory was the Jayhawks' ninth straight against Nebraska and 18th in their last 19 meetings.

4 Washington St. (14-1)Next: vs. Oregon St., Thur.

Lost to No. 5 UCLA 81-74

5 UCLA (16-1)Next: vs. Southern Cal, Sat.

Beat No. 4 Washington St. 81-74

6 Michigan St. (14-2)Next: vs. Ohio St., Tue.

Lost to Iowa 43-36

At Iowa City, Iowa, Tony Freeman scored 22 points and lowly Iowa snapped the Spartans' 11-game winning streak. The Spartans went 16-of-52 from the field, hit just one free throw and committed 18 turnovers.

7 Georgetown (13-1)Next: at No. 20 Pittsburgh, Mon.

Beat Connecticut 72-69

At Washington, Roy Hibbert swished a tiebreaking 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down and less than 5 seconds left in the game, capping his 20-point, eight-rebound performance and lifting Georgetown over Connecticut.

8 Tennessee (14-1)Next: vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt, Thur.

Beat South Carolina 80-56

At Columbia, S.C., JaJuan Smith scored 15 points to lead a balanced Tennessee offense. The Vols held the Gamecocks' 3-point shooters in check, played suffocating defense and even had the rare achievement of outrebounding an opponent.

9 Duke (12-1)Next: vs. Virginia, today

Did not play

10 Indiana (13-1)Next: vs. Illinois, today

Did not play

11 Texas A&M (15-1)Next: at Texas Tech, Wed.

Beat Colorado 86-69

At College Station, Texas, Dominique Kirk scored 15 points and freshman DeAndre Jordan added 14 to lead the Aggies to an easy victory.

12 Texas (13-3)Next: vs. Colorado, Sat.

Lost to Missouri 97-84

At Colubmia, Mo., reserve guard Keon Lawrence scored a season-high 18 points to lead six players in double figures for Missouri.

13 Vanderbilt (16-1)Next: at No. 8 Tennessee, Thur.

Lost to Kentucky 79-73, 2OT

14 Butler (16-1)Next: at Cleveland St., Thur.

Beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 72-56

At Indianapolis, Matt Howard scored nine of his 17 points during a 14-0 first-half run that carried Butler to its eighth straight victory.

15 Marquette (13-2)Next: at Louisville, Thur.

Beat Notre Dame 92-66

At Milwaukee, Jerel McNeal had 18 points to lead five Marquette players in double figures, and the Golden Eagles handed Notre Dame its worst loss in the teams' 109-game series.

16 Mississippi (14-1)Next: vs. Florida, Wed.

Beat LSU 74-71

At Oxford, Miss., Eniel Polynice and Chris Warren both scored 15 points for the Rebels, who used a 21-5 first-half run and their muscle to build a 14-point halftime lead.

17 Dayton (14-1)Next: vs. Massachusetts, Wed.

Beat Saint Louis 68-57, OT

At St. Louis, Brian Roberts scored 30 points and Dayton held off Saint Louis for the Flyers' 13th straight victory.

18 Clemson (13-3)Next: vs. N.C. State, Tue.

Beat Florida St. 97-85, 2OT

At Clemson, S.C., freshman Terrence Oglesby hit three of his six 3-pointers in the second overtime to help Clemson beat Florida State.

19 Villanova (11-3)Next: vs. DePaul, Wed.

Lost to Cincinnati 69-66

At Cincinnati, Rashad Bishop's 3-pointer with 22 seconds to play — the freshman forward's only basket of the game — rallied Cincinnati to a victory over Villanova.

20 Pittsburgh (14-2)Next: vs. No. 7 Georgetown, Mon

Beat Seton Hall 84-70

At Pittsburgh, Sam Young scored 28 points and DeJuan Blair had 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the Panthers kept Seton Hall winless in the Big East.

21 Wisconsin (13-2)Next: at Penn St., Tue.

Did not play

22 Rhode Island (14-2)Next: vs. Duquesne, today

Did not play

23 Stanford (13-2)Next: vs. Oregon, today

Did not play

24 Xavier (14-3)Next: at Temple, Wed.

Beat Fordham 68-50

At Cincinnati, B.J. Raymond made his first five 3-point shots and finished with 20 points, stretching the Musketeers' winning streak to six.

25 Miami (14-1)Next: at Boston College, Tue.

Beat Georgia Tech 78-68

At Coral Gables, Fla., sophomore James Dews scored a career-high 18 points and junior Jimmy Graham matched a career high with 13 for the Hurricanes.