No. 20 Iowa Keeps No. 3 Ohio State Riding the Skids, 84-74
Columbus, Ohio — Roy Devin Marble scored 22 points, Aaron White added 19 and No. 20 Iowa ended the game on a 22-9 run to hand No. 3 Ohio State its second loss of the week, 84-74 on Sunday.
Melsahn Besabe had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Mike Gesell added 11 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 10 for the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten), who ended a string of eight straight losses to the Buckeyes.
LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points, Amir Williams had 11 and Lenzelle Smith Jr. 10 for Ohio State (15-2, 2-2), which had opened with 15 consecutive wins.
No. 12 Louisville 71 SMU 63
Louisville, Ky. — Luke Hancock had a career-high 23 points, including two free throws with 46 seconds remaining, for Louisville in a meeting of Hall of Fame coaches.
Hancock’s second straight 20-point game helped Rick Pitino’s Cardinals (14-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) get the final word in his first collegiate matchup against Larry Brown and his Mustangs (11-4, 1-2). Making his first start despite dealing with a left Achilles issue, the senior guard made 8 of 15 from the field — 4 of 9 from 3-point range — to help keep Louisville ahead in a tense game that Montrezl Harrell finally settled with a dunk and a block after Hancock’s free throws.
No. 13 San Diego St. 79 Air Force 72
Air Force Academy, Colo. — JJ O’Brien had 18 points and 11 rebounds as San Diego State extended its winning streak to 13 games.
It is the second-longest winning streak in school history for the Aztecs, and it continues their second-best start ever behind 20-0 in 2010-11.
Washington 71 No. 15 Colorado 54
Seattle — C.J. Wilcox set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 31 points, including 21 in the second half, for Washington.
Stanford 82 No. 17 Oregon 80
Eugene, Ore. — Anthony Brown scored a career-high 24 points and Stanford held on to send Oregon to its third straight loss.
Northwestern 49 No. 23 Illinois 43
Evanston, Ill. — Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to the upset of in-state rival Illinois.
Drew Crawford added 14 points and JerShon Cobb had 11 for Northwestern (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten), which gave coach Chris Collins his first conference victory.
Tracy Abrams had 13 and Rayvonte Rice had eight for the Fighting Illini (13-4, 2-2), who have lost two straight after four consecutive wins.