Feb 18, 2012; Hartford, CT, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles forward Jae Crowder (32) works for the loose ball in the second half against Connecticut Huskies guard Ryan Boatright (11) and guard/forward Jeremy Lamb (3) at the XL Center. The Golden Eagles defeated the Huskies 79-64.
Indiana guard Verdell Jones III is typically an important part of the Hoosiers offense, but he had a highly forgettable game at Iowa with zero points in 22 minutes of action in a 78-66 loss.
Put her there!
Iowa guard Matt Gatens, center, celebrates with teammates after he poured in 30 points in his team's 78-66 victory over Indiana. It was Iowa's first win since Feb. 4.
Penn State's Tim Frazier led the Nittany Lions in scoring with 20 points, but he didn't get much help from his teammates in a 65-55 loss. Penn State's loss saw them fall into a last-place tie with Nebraska in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin's Mike Bruesewitz looks to shoot against Penn State's Jon Graham. Four Badgers finished in double-figure scoring as Wisconsin never looked back after building a 14-point halftime lead.
Can't look anymore
If you were Boston College head coach Steve Donahue, you'd probably have looked away from this game as much as you could have. B.C. got off to an early 13-7 lead, but Duke crushed them the rest of the way en route to an easy 75-50 win.
Duke's Mason Plumlee grabbed 10 boards in 24 minutes of action. Duke started slowly, but it didn't take long for Boston College to discover they were simply outclassed in almost every area on the floor.
Purdue forward Robbie Hummel leaves the court after his team was outclassed by Michigan State, who took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten with a 76-62 win.
Super athletic Spartans guard Branden Dawson dunks in front of Purdue guard Terone Johnson. The Boilermakers held a lead at halftime, but Michigan State took command by starting off the second half with a 10-0 spurt.
Let 'em hear it
Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta throws down a dunk with solid authority, but that will have to be one of the better memories for Rutgers fans as Syracuse won 74-64.
Here's your seat
Syracuse's Kris Joseph makes a pass from the court as Rutgers' Myles Mack tries to block him during the first half. The Orange won by 10, but Rutgers never really threatened to win the game.
Big Ten battle
Ohio State Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas (left) and Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke go after the ball in the second half at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines won 56-51 to remain unbeaten at home and tied with the Buckeyes for second place in the Big Ten, a half-game behind Michigan State.
"I've never seen Crisler rocking like it was tonight," Michigan senior Zack Novak said about the home crowd. "This was really special." The Wolverines defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 56-51 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
San Francisco guard Cody Doolin moves the ball upcourt as Gonzaga's Gary Bell Jr. defends during the second half in San Francisco Saturday. San Francisco won 66-65.
Villanova Wildcats forward JayVaughn Pinkston is defended by Notre Dame Fighting Irish Scott Martin during the first half at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Notre Dame erased a 20-point deficit and took the game to overtime, beating Villanova 74-70.
In your face
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Jerian Grant is called for a charge on Villanova Wildcats forward JayVaughn Pinkston during the first half at the Wells Fargo Center. Pinkston, in addition to his defense, scored 24 points in the Wildcats' 74-70 OT loss.
Kansas Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson (left) gets closer to the ball than Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Luke Adams in the second half at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas went on to win the game 83-50.
Not on my watch
Kansas Jayhawks center Jeff Withey (right) is called for a foul while blocking a shot by Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Jaye Crockett in the first half at Allen Fieldhouse.
Guard Brandon Young (20) scored a game-high 27 points for DePaul, which took No. 19 Louisville to overtime Saturday before falling to the Cardinals 90-82 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
Where you goin'?
DePaul's Worrel Clahar looks for an open teammate as Louisville’s Chane Behanan defends. The Cardinals' comeback victory makes them 21-6 overall and 9-5 in the Big East. The last-place Blue Demons fall to 11-15 and 2-12.
Drawing a Crowd(er)
Marquette forward Jae Crowder (with the ball) was all over the floor Saturday — literally — in the No. 12 Golden Eagles' 79-64 victory over Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Crowder scored a game-high 29 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had three steals.
A little Mayo, please
Marquette guard Todd Mayo (4) makes a strong move to the basket in the Big East battle on Saturday. Mayo scored 10 points in the 15-point victory as the Golden Eagles won for the 10th time in their last 11 games, improving to 22-5 overall and 11-3 in the conference. The Huskies fall to 16-10 and 6-8.
Drawing a bead
Wichita State guard Toure' Murry (23) shot 60 percent from the field (6-for-10) as No. 24 Wichita State won 91-74 in Davidson's John M. Belk Arena in North Carolina on Saturday. Murry finished with 16 points.
Good luck with that
Davidson guard Nik Cochran (12) struggles to get off a shot against Wichita State's Carl Hall in the nonconference tilt. Cochran scored 16 points to Hall's 13, but the Shockers came out on top. Wichita State, which leads the Missouri Valley Conference, improves to 24-4 overall; Davidson, which sits atop the Southern Conference’s South Division, falls to 20-7.
Who's got it?
New Mexico's Hugh Greenwood (3) and UNLV's Anthony Marshall battle for a loose ball during the first half of their Mountain West Conference game at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday. The host Lobos knocked off the 11th-ranked Rebels 65-45.
UNLV's Anthony Marshall jams home two of his team-high 18 points in the 20-point loss at New Mexico. The 11th-ranked Rebels fall to 22-6 overall and 6-4 in the conference, while the Lobos improve to 22-4 and keep their hold on first place in the MWC at 8-2.
Nothing comes easy
Florida State's Jon Kreft (50) attempts to block a shot by North Carolina State's Richard Howell in the first half at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday. Kreft and the 20th-ranked Seminoles prevailed 76-62.
Tobacco Road sweep
Florida State's Xavier Gibson (1) looks to get around NC State's C.J. Leslie during the opening half. With the 14-point win, the Seminoles defeated NC State, UNC, Duke and Wake Forest in the same season for the first time. FSU improves to 19-7 overall and is tied atop the ACC at 10-2. NC State falls to 18-9 and 7-5.
Can I get by, please?
Maryland's Sean Mosley (14) tries to drive past Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon during the first half in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Mosley scored just two points, eight below his average, while Brodgon finished with 14 off the bench as the No. 22 Cavaliers rolled 71-44.
Playing above the rim
Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon (right) dunks the ball over Maryland's Berend Weijs in the first half at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottsville, Va. The Cavaliers improve to 20-6 overall and 7-5 in the ACC, while the Terrapins sink to 15-11 and 5-7.
Baylor's Pierce Jackson (55) goes for a layup against visiting Kansas State during Saturday's Big 12 contest in in Waco, Texas. Jackson and the ninth-ranked Bears were upset 57-56.
Looking to score
Baylor's A.J. Walton shoots in front of Kansas State's Jamar Samuels (32) and Angel Rodriguez (13) during the first half at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. It's just the fifth loss for Walton's No. 9 Bears, who fall to 22-5 overall and 9-5 in the Big 12. The Wildcats improve to 18-8 and 7-7.
Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe grabs one of his six rebounds against Texas A&M during the first half at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. Ratliffe and the No. 3 Tigers pulled of the road victory 71-62.
Missouri's Matt Pressey (3) tries to steal the ball from Texas A&M's Elston Turner during the first half of Saturday's Big 12 contest. With the nine-point victory, the Tigers up their record to 25-2 overall and a league-best 12-2. The Aggies fall to 13-13 and 4-10.
Still on top
Kentucky forward Terrence Jones takes a shot against Mississippi during the first half Saturday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Jones scored 15 points as the top-ranked Wildcats run their home win streak to 50 with a 77-62 victory.
Try and stop me
UK's Terrence Jones drives to the hoop as Mississippi's Murphy Holloway attempts to block the shot. The Wildcats remain undefeated in the SEC at 11-0, while improving their overall mark to 26-1. The Bulldogs fall to 15-11 and 5-7.
Clemson's Milton Jennings (left) jams in two points against North Carolina's Harrison Barnes in the first half Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Barnes lost this battle but won the war as his game-high 24 points helped the No. 8 Tar Heels roll to a 74-52 victory.
Tough way to No. 56
Clemson's Devin Booker seems to get the best of UNC's Tyler Zeller (44) here, but it's Zeller's Tar Heels who kept the Tigers winless at Chapel Hill. The loss leaves Clemson 0-for-56 all time in games at UNC. For the season, the Tigers fall to 13-13 overall and 5-7 in the ACC. The No. 8 Heels remain tied atop the ACC at 23-4 and 10-2.
San Diego State's Tim Shelton goes up for a shot in heavy traffic among Air Force defenders in the first half at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday. The host Falcons stunned the 13th-ranked Aztecs 58-56.
Chase is on
San Diego State guard Chase Tapley (left) loses control of the ball as he drives the lane with Air Force forward Chase Kammerer defending. The Falcons improve to 13-11 overall and 3-7 in the Mountain West Conference with the win, while the Aztecs fall to 20-6 and 6-4.
Santa Clara forward Yannick Atanga reaches back for the ball in Thursday's West Coast Conference home game against No. 24 Gonzaga. The Bulldogs proved to be too much, however, as they defeated Atanga's Broncos 73-62.
Gonzaga guard Marquise Carter calls for a timeout during the first half at Santa Clara's Leavey Center. With the 73-62 victory, Carter and the Bulldogs improved to 21-4 overall and 11-2 in the WCC. The host Broncos fell to 8-18 and remain winless in the conference at 0-13.
Duke's Miles Plumlee defends against NC State's Richard Howell during the first half of their ACC contest at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Plumlee and the Blue Devils rallied from a 20-point deficit to win 78-73 in order to remain tied atop the conference. Fifth-ranked Duke improved to 22-4 and 9-2, while NC State fell to 18-8 and 7-4.
Duke's Austin Rivers (0) defends North Carolina State's DeShawn Painter during the first half of the Blue Devils' comeback win in Durham, NC, on Thursday.
Who's looking up now?
Michigan State's Branden Dawson (22) looks down at Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor during the second half of MSU's 69-55 victory on Thursday in East Lansing, Mich. The victory tied the seventh-ranked Spartans with the Ohio State Buckeyes for first place in the Big Ten at 10-3. The 15th-ranked Badgers remain in fourth place at 8-5.
Wisconsin's Ryan Evans (5) and Rob Wilson (33) seem to have a one-man advantage on Michigan State's Branden Dawson as they fight for position during the second half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. Evans scored a team-high 17 points and pulled in a team-high seven rebounds, but his Badgers fell to 19-7 overall with the loss. The Spartans improved to 21-5.
Rise and fire
Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson lets it fly in front of Florida State's Ian Miller during the first half in Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday night. The 20th-ranked Seminoles would rally from eight down with 1:29 to go to win 48-47 on Michael Snaer's 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining. Miller finished as the Seminoles' top scorer with 11 points.
Florida State's Deividas Dulkys fights with several Virginia Tech Hokies for a loose ball during the second half of an ACC tilt in Tallahassee. The Seminoles' comeback victory kept them tied with Duke and UNC atop the ACC with a 9-2 mark. They're now 18-7 overall, while the Hokies fell to 14-12 and 3-8.
Syracuse's C.J. Fair hits the go-ahead bucket with 2:12 left as No. 2 Syracuse scored the final six points to rally for a 52-51 win at Louisville on Monday.
You saw that!
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino isn't happy after watching his team go dry in the final minutes against Syracuse.
Throw it down, big man
Syracuse's James Southerland dunks on Louisville's Gorgui Dieng during the second half.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino tries to get his message across to Chris Smith. The Cardinals were plagued by poor shooting, bad decisions and turnovers.
Quincy Acy lay the smackdown on Tyrus McGee and Iowa State, 79-64 on Monday.
Quincy Miller scores 16 points as Baylor beats Chris Babb and Iowa State 79-64 on Monday.
Do the Van Gundy
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor gets low for the basketball and gets some of the foot of Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez during the first half Monday. Taylor scored 20 points to help the No. 4 Jayhawks escape with a 59-53 win.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson dunks during the first half, but the Player of the Year candidate is held to 10 points.
Kansas State forward Jamar Samuels looks to the bench after committing his fourth foul during the second half. Samuels scored a team-high 20 points.
Like a knife in my heart
Kansas State coach Frank Martin asks for a holding call during the second half.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson and Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez dive for the ball during the second half.