No Shock for Wichita St.
Evansville, Ind. — Ron Baker scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet finished with 18 points, eight assists and five steals to lead No. 4 Wichita State to an 84-68 victory over Evansville on Sunday.
The Shockers (27-0, 14-0 Missouri Valley Conference) remained one of two unbeaten teams in major college basketball and extended their school-record winning streak. They are the 21st team in Division I history to go 27-0, a list that top-ranked Syracuse could join later this week.
No. 18 Creighton 101 No. 6 Villanova 80
Omaha, Neb. — Doug McDermott matched his season high with 39 points and passed Larry Bird for 13th place on the Division I career scoring chart during Creighton’s victory over Villanova.
Creighton’s second lopsided win over Villanova in a month moved the Bluejays (21-4, 11-2) into first place in the Big East, a half-game ahead of the Wildcats (22-3, 10-2).
Nebraska 60 No. 9 Michigan State 51
East Lansing, Mich. — Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 as Nebraska topped Michigan State.
Petteway had 16 points in the last 20 minutes after Pitchford scored 12 before the break for the Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten).
No. 13 Louisville 102 Rutgers 54
Louisville, Ky. — Luke Hancock scored a career-high 25 points, including six 3-pointers, and Louisville throttled Rutgers.
The Cardinals (21-4, 10-2 American Athletic Conference) made a season-high 16 shots from beyond the arc on 30 attempts for their fourth straight win, completing a season sweep of the Scarlet Knights (10-16, 4-9). Louisville shot 56 percent overall in posting its biggest win this season.
No. 21 Wisconsin 75 No. 15 Michigan 62
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Wisconsin smothered Michigan in the first half before holding on.
The Wolverines (18-7, 10-3 Big Ten) cut an 18-point deficit to three in the second half, but Kaminsky personally went on a 7-2 run after that, helping Wisconsin regain control.
Temple 71, No. 23 SMU 64
Philadelphia — Dalton Pepper scored 24 points to help Temple beat SMU.
Playing without injured starter and leading rebounder Anthony Lee, Temple (7-17, 2-10 American Athletic Conference) knocked off a Top 25 opponent for the first time since March 10 last year against No. 21 VCU.
The Owls were 0-5 against ranked teams this season, but have now beaten at least one in each of the last seven years.
The Mustangs (20-6, 9-4) had a four-game winning streak snapped at the end of an eventful week for coach Larry Brown’s team.
It started with SMU entering the AP rankings for the first time in 29 years. The Mustangs had their game at Rutgers pushed back from Thursday to Friday because of a winter storm. Then they made the short trip from Piscataway, N.J., to Philadelphia, and lost on the road for the sixth time this season.