NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Shan Foster scored 32 points and No. 18 Vanderbilt knocked off top-ranked Tennessee 72-69 on Tuesday night a day after the Vols moved into the top spot in the rankings for the first time in school history.
The Vols (25-3, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) beat then-No. 1 Memphis on Saturday night 66-62 on the western edge of Tennessee for their ninth-straight victory to earn that spot themselves, then had to travel back to the middle part of the state to defend their top ranking for the first time.
Jermaine Beal added 17 points and Alex Gordon 11 as Vanderbilt (24-4, 9-4) won its seventh straight. The Dores moved into a tie with Kentucky for second in the SEC East, a mere game behind the Vols with three games to play.
NO. 12 INDIANA 72, OHIO STATE 69: At Bloomington, Ind., Armon Bassett scored 23 points and Eric Gordon added 17 to lead the 12th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers past Ohio State 72-69 on Tuesday night for Dan Dakich's first coaching victory at Assembly Hall.
Dakich replaced Kelvin Sampson as Indiana's coach Friday, after Sampson resigned amid a phone-call scandal. Dakich barely won his first game Saturday night at Northwestern. But after 410 games as an Indiana (24-4, 13-2 Big Ten) assistant and one road game as head coach, he finally won one in Bloomington.
The Buckeyes (17-11, 8-7) were led by Kosta Koufos with 21 points. Ohio State lost its third straight, and has now lost five of seven.
NO. 15 CONNECTICUT 79, RUTGERS 61: At Piscataway, N.J., Jeff Adrien scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Connecticut to a victory over Rutgers, the Huskies' 11th win in 12 games. Stanley Robinson, who had 13 rebounds, and Craig Austrie both added 18 points for Connecticut (22-6, 11-4), which moved one game ahead of Marquette in fourth place in the Big East Conference.
MISSOURI ST. 86, NO. 20 DRAKE 83: At Springfield, Mo., Deven Mitchell scored 20 points and Missouri State closed the John Q. Hammons Student Center with one of the most impressive victories in school history, holding off Drake. Missouri State (15-15, 7-10 Missouri Valley) broke out to big leads early in each half.
UNLV 68, SAN DIEGO STATE 58: At Las Vegas, Wink Adams scored a game-high 23 points to lead UNLV over San Diego State 68-58 Tuesday in a Mountain West Conference game. Joe Darger scored 13 points and Rene Rougeau added 10 points, nine rebounds, and three steals for the Rebels (21-6, 10-3).