Top 25 Capsules

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Peter Jok scored a career-high 29 points and No. 9 Iowa shook off pesky Rutgers in the second half in posting a harder-than-expected 90-76 victory on Thursday night.

Jarrod Uthoff and Anthony Clemmons added 20 points apiece as the Hawkeyes (15-3, 6-0) won their eighth straight game and their 12th in a row in the Big Ten Conference, dating to last season.

Iowa used a zone defense late in the first half in a 16-7 run that gave it a 45-37 lead, and it opened the game up in the second half with its long-range shooting.

Mike Williams had 17 points to lead Rutgers (6-14, 0-7), which was coming off a 50-point loss to No. 22 Purdue on Monday, its worst home loss.

No. 23 KENTUCKY 80, ARKANSAS 66

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Tyler Ulis scored 24 points to lead four Kentucky players in double figures as the Wildcats bounced back from a loss at Auburn with a victory at Arkansas.

The win is the first for John Calipari as coach of the Wildcats in Bud Walton Arena, where he improved to 2-4 all-time – including a win with Memphis in 2003.

Jamal Murray added 19 points, Derek Willis 12 and Skai Labissiere 11 for Kentucky (14-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), which avoided losing two straight games for the first time since 2014.

Dusty Hannahs led the Razorbacks (9-9, 3-3) with 20 points, while Anthlon Bell had 16 and Moses Kingsley 13.

OREGON 89, No. 21 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 81

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Elgin Cook matched his career high with 26 points and Chris Boucher had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Oregon to a victory over Southern California.

Dwayne Benjamin also had 16 points off the bench for the Ducks (15-4, 4-2), who moved into a tie for second place in the Pac-12 with their 18th consecutive home win. Oregon held the Trojans (15-4, 4-2), the conference's best 3-point shooting team, to 8 of 28 (28.6 percent) from long range.

Freshman Bennie Boatright had 23 points and 12 rebounds, both season highs, to lead USC (15-4, 4-2) before fouling out late in the game. Julian Jacobs also had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Trojans.

USC lost contact with the Ducks when they rode a 13-1 run to a 71-56 lead midway through the second half.

No. 22 PURDUE 75, OHIO STATE 64

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – P.J. Thompson scored 10 of his 12 points in the final seven minutes Thursday night, helping Purdue pull away from Ohio State.

A.J. Hammons added 16 points as the Boilermakers (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten) won their third straight.

Ohio State (12-8, 4-3) was led by Jae'Sean Tate, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Purdue trailed 36-33 at halftime and stayed within one possession most of the second half until Ryan Cline's 3 with 9:02 to go made it 53-52.

Thompson made sure the Boilermakers never trailed again.

He scored five in a row to make it 60-54.

After Ohio State's Trevor Thompson made only 1 of 2 free throws with 2:51 left, when he could have tied the score, Thompson scored five more to extend the lead to 66-61.

Purdue sealed it by making six free throws in the final minute.