Creighton Edges Seton Hall, 72-71

Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa, right, drives the lane as Duke forward Haley Peters defends during first half action in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa, right, drives the lane as Duke forward Haley Peters defends during first half action in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Omaha, Neb. — Doug McDermott had 29 points to become one of the top-10 scorers in college basketball history, and No. 11 Creighton survived shaky free throw shooting at the end to post a hard-earned 72-71 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday.

Grant Gibbs added a season-high 16 points, and the Bluejays (23-4, 13-2) took a half-game lead over Villanova in the Big East standings.

Fuquan Edwin had 21 points to lead the Pirates (14-13, 5-9), who have lost four of five.

No. 20 Michigan 79, No. 13 Michigan State 70

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and Michigan beat Michigan State to take over first place in the Big Ten.

Caris LeVert added 23 points for the Wolverines (19-7, 11-3), who won both regular-season meetings against their in-state rivals. Michigan has now won six of its last eight against Michigan State.

SMU 64, No. 21 UConn 55

Storrs, Conn. — Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead SMU to a win over UConn and a sweep of their season series with the Huskies.

Markus Kennedy added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American), who have won 11 of their last 13 games.

Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier combined to shoot 8 for 28 for Connecticut (21-6, 9-5), but each had 15 points. The Huskies had won four in a row and 10 of 12.

Columbia 62, Yale 46

New York — Alex Rosenberg scored 18 points as Columbia downed Yale.

The loss drops Yale out of a first place tie in the Ivy League with Harvard, which beat Princeton on Saturday.

Columbia (17-10, 6-4 Ivy League) used a 9-0 run midway through the first half — including a 3-pointer by Steve Frankoski — to go up 19-10 en route to leading 30-23 at the break.

Armani Cotton scored 15 points and gathered eight rebounds to pace Yale (14-10, 8-2).


No. 2 Notre Dame 81 No. 7 Duke 70

South Bend, Ind. — Kayla McBride scored 31 points and No. 2 Notre Dame jumped to an 18-point lead early and held on to beat seventh-ranked Duke to claim the Atlantic Coast Conference title in its inaugural season in the league.

The Blue Devils scored six points in the final 7 seconds of the first half and eventually cut the lead to seven points three times in the second half, the final time when Kendall McCravey-Cooper hit a jumper to make it 66-59. But McBride answered with back-to-back baskets to spark an 8-0 run.

The Irish (27-0, 14-0 ACC) won their third straight regular-season league title, with the first two coming in the Big East. The Blue Devils (24-4, 11-3) saw their streak of four straight ACC regular-season titles end.

No. 3 Louisville 73 No. 25 Rutgers 58

Louisville, Ky. — Asia Taylor had 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead Louisville over Rutgers.

No. 4 S. Carolina 69, Florida 55

Columbia, s.c. — Tiffany Mitchell scored 20 points, Alaina Coates added 16 points and 12 rebounds as South Carolina won its ninth straight game.

No. 5 Stanford 65, UCLA 56

Los Angeles — Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to help Stanford beat UCLA.

No. 8 Maryland 79 Ga. Tech 62

Atlanta — Alyssa Thomas had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Katie Rutan and Brionna Jones each added 15 points and Maryland beat Georgia Tech.

No. 10 Tennessee 56 Missouri 50

Columbia, Mo. — Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and Mercedes Russell grabbed 11 rebounds to help Tennessee edge Missouri.

Va. Tech 50, No. 11 UNC 47

Chapel Hill, n.c. — Vanessa Panousis tied a career-high with 24 points as Virginia Tech won for the first time in Chapel Hill, upsetting North Carolina.

No. 12 Okla. St. 63 Texas Tech 62

Lubbock, Texas — Tiffany Bias went the length of the court for the game-winning basket with 1.5 seconds left on as Oklahoma State narrowly avoided an upset with a win over Texas Tech.

No. 14 N.C. State 68 Virginia 66

Raleigh, n.c. — Markeisha Gatling scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Kody Burke sank the game-winning 3-pointer, as N.C. State slipped past Virginia.

No. 15 Kentucky 83 No. 16 Texas A&M 74

College Station, Texas — Jennifer O’Neill had 17 points and Linnae Harper scored 16 on Sunday to lead Kentucky to its fifth 20-win season in a row.

No. 18 Cal 76, USC 67

Los Angeles — Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead California past USC.

Arkansas 57, No. 19 LSU 53

Baton Rouge, La. — Jessica Jackson scored 25 points to lead Arkansas in an upset of LSU.

No. 20 Arizona State 60 Utah 40

Tempe, Ariz. — Promise Amukamara hit a 3-pointer in the closing second seconds of the first half to give Arizona State the lead at halftime and the Sun Devils took charge to start the second half en route to a win over visiting Utah.

No. 21 Purdue 70 Wisconsin 54

West Lafayette, Ind. — April Wilson scored 18 points and dished off eight assists to lead Purdue over Wisconsin, sweeping the season series with the Badgers.