CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Tyler Hansbrough had 20 points and Ty Lawson added 10 in his first home game in a month to help No. 1 North Carolina beat Florida State 90-77 on Tuesday night.
Marcus Ginyard added 13 points for the Tar Heels (28-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led by 12 at halftime and maintained a comfortable margin through most of the second half for their seventh straight victory.
NO. 9 TEXAS 70, NEBRASKA 66: At Austin, Texas, D.J. Augustin scored 22 points and the Longhorns went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final minute.
OHIO ST. 80, NO. 15 PURDUE 77, OT: At Columbus, Ohio, Othello Hunter, one of Ohio State's worst free throw shooters, hit two foul shots and made a big defensive play down the stretch. The loss dropped the Boilermakers (23-7, 14-3), one-half game behind first-place Wisconsin in the Big Ten.NO. 21 MARQUETTE 67, FLORIDA GULF COAST 37: At Milwaukee, Lazar Hayward had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Marquette.
NEW MEXICO 59, UNLV 45: At Albuquerque, J.R. Giddens had 17 points and 15 rebounds in what was likely his final homecourt appearance, lifting New Mexico to a 59-45 win over UNLV on Tuesday night.
The Lobos (23-7, 10-5 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak to UNLV (22-7, 11-4) and logged a key victory as they seek to improve their argument for receiving a possible at-large berth to the NCAA tournament.
Giddens was a force, collecting eight rebounds by halftime in his final homecourt appearance barring a trip to the National Invitation Tournament. The Kansas transfer also had five assists and a steal.
Fans in the student section chanted Giddens' name in the closing minutes, then "M.V.P" after the final horn, lobbying for Giddens to be named the Mountain West's player of the year.