MANHATTAN, Kan. — Perry Jones scored 17 points and fourth-ranked Baylor held No. 18 Kansas State to one basket over the final 5 minutes for a 75-73 win on Tuesday night.
Quincy Acy and Brady Heslip added 13 points apiece for the Bears (16-0, 3-0 Big 12). Jones and Acy combined to go 14 of 18 from the floor. Pierre Jackson chipped in with 10 points for Baylor, which surged ahead with a 20-4 run over a 5 1
2-minute stretch midway through the second half.
Rodney McGruder scored 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting to lead Kansas State (12-3, 1-2). Jordan Henriquez added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Henriquez hit two free throws to give K-State a 71-69 lead with 4:13 to play, but Acy scored five straight points to put Baylor up 74-71 with 2:22 remaining.
The Wildcats had the ball down two with 20.9 seconds to go but failed to get off a shot and turned it over as time expired.
NO. 3 NORTH CAROLINA 73, MIAMI 56: At Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Zeller scored 16 points while Dexter Strickland added 14 points and Kendall Marshall 12 for the Tar Heels (15-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who closed a nine-game homestand with a perfect record to rebuild some momentum after early losses to UNLV and Kentucky. The Tar Heels led almost the entire night and blew the game open with a 17-0 run spanning halftime, which staked UNC to a 23-point lead.
ILLINOIS 79, NO. 5 OHIO STATE 74: At Champaign, Ill., Brandon Paul scored a career-high 43 points and hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play to lift Illinois over Ohio State. The Illini (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) led 71-70 when Paul hit from long range with 43 seconds to play. He followed that with four free throws to put the game out of reach.
NO. 6 MICHIGAN STATE 95, IOWA 61: At EastLansing, Mich., DraymondGreen had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help Michigan State beat Iowa for its 15th straight win.
The victory gives the Spartans (15-2, 4-0 BigTen) their longest win streak since the 1998-99 season, when they won 22 in a row before losing to Duke in the national championship game.
The Hawkeyes (10-8, 2-3) have been routed in two straight games — they also lost to Ohio State, by 29 points — after beating Wisconsin and Minnesota on the road.
AaronWhite scored 15 points and DevynMarble had 12 for Iowa.
Michigan State went on a 16-0 run late in the first half and a 14-0 spurt in the second.
PROVIDENCE 90, NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 59: At Providence, R.I., BryceCotton and KadeemBatts each scored 27 points and Providence gave Louisville coach RickPitino a tough loss on a day the school honored his 1987 squad.
VincentCouncil added 15 points and LaDontaeHenton 14 for the Friars (12-6, 1-4 BigEast), who snapped a four-game losing streak.
ChrisSmith led the Cardinals with 16 points. Louisville (13-4, 1-3) has lost four of its last five, including a 67-65 setback in double-overtime at home against Notre Dame on Saturday.
At halftime, Providence held a ceremony honoring the 25th anniversary of its Pitino-coached team that made a run to the FinalFour.
NO. 19 FLORIDA 70, GEORGIA 48: At Gainesville, BradleyBeal broke out of his shooting slump with 17 points to lead Florida over Georgia for its 15th straight home win.
Beal was 4 of 6 from 3-poing range, making more shots from behind the arc than he did in the last four games combined, and added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
KennyBoynton also scored 17 points for the Gators (13-4, 1-1 SoutheasternConference).
Georgia (9-7, 0-2) lost to Florida for the 15th time in the last 17 meetings. The Bulldogs have dropped 10 in a row in Gainesville. NemanjaDjurisic led Georgia with 14 points. GeraldRobinsonJr. added eight points, six rebounds and five assists.
NO. 22 SAN DIEGO STATE 73, CHICAGO STATE 65: At San Diego, Chase Tapley scored 13 of his 24 points during a 24-3 run in the second half and No. 22 San Diego State overcame a scare to run past winless Chicago State 73-65 on Tuesday night.
Jamaal Franklin had seven of his 16 points during the big run for the Aztecs (14-2), who won their seventh straight game to continue the second-fastest start in school history. Franklin also had 10 rebounds.
Chicago State (0-16), which played to a 32-32 halftime tie, stunned the Aztecs with a 7-0 run to open the second half. Jeremy Robinson hit an inside bucket and a turnaround jumper, and a slam dunk by D'Jari Nelson had the Cougars celebrating and forced SDSU coach Steve Fisher to call timeout.
NO. 23 CREIGHTON 63, NORTHERN IOWA 60: At Omaha, Neb., Antoine Young scored a season-high 21 points and Doug McDermott added 14 to help Creighton hold off Northern Iowa.
The Bluejays (14-2, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) held the Panthers (12-5, 2-3) without a field goal for 11 1/2 minutes bridging halftime but could never build a safe lead.
Jake Koch hit a short jumper to pull UNI to 61-60 with 19 seconds, but Creighton's Grant Gibbs made two free throws for the final margin.
Marc Sonnen scored a season-high 15 points for Northern Iowa — all in the first half. The Panthers went 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half to build a double-digit lead.
NO. 24 SETON HALL 94, DEPAUL 73: At Newark, N.J., FuquanEdwin scored 24 of his career-high 28 points in the first half and No. 24 SetonHall rolled over DePaul in its first game as a ranked team since 2001.
JordanTheodore matched his career bests with 26 points and 11 assists as the Pirates (15-2, 4-1 BigEast) won their fourth straight game — all in league play.
HerbPope had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and AaronCosby added a career-high 15 points for SetonHall, which shot 58.7 percent from the field.
BrandonYoung had 16 points, and ClevelandMelvin and WorrelClahar added 14 apiece for DePaul (10-6, 1-3).