Late Night Snacks: Kansas wins in OT; Kentucky survives; Georgetown, Iowa earn quality road wins

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IMPORTANT OUTCOMES

1. No. 9 Kansas 76, No. 20 West Virginia 69, OT

The Jayhawks trailed by 18 in the second half and didn’t make a 3-pointer, but still won in overtime. The injury to junior forward Perry Ellis is the major development in this one, though. Ellis missed the entire second half and was checked out by trainers. Kansas was able to rally behind a furious comeback and good effort from Frank Mason III (19 points, seven rebounds) and Jamari Traylor (14 points, nine rebounds) but the uncertainty of Ellis and freshman Cliff Alexander is troubling for Kansas.

2. Georgetown 60, No. 21 Butler 54

Earning themselves a quality Big East road win was the Hoyas, who could still play their way into a pretty good seed with a solid showing in Madison Square Garden next week. In a return to his home state of Indiana, Georgetown guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 16 points and seven rebounds.

3. Iowa 77, Indiana 63

With both of these teams fighting for NCAA Tournament berths, the Hawkeyes came away with a huge road win in Bloomington. Aaron White played a huge game and came away with 21 points and five rebounds. Indiana only shot 38 percent from the floor and struggled for long periods of time on the offensive end of the floor. The Hoosiers are in for a serious fight this last week.

4. Florida 66, Texas A&M 62

The Aggies are sitting on the bubble at this point in the season and lost a tough SEC game at Florida on Tuesday night. Texas A&M only shot 35 percent from the floor as Danuel House was 0-for-10 and was held scoreless. Billy Kennedy’s team closes SEC play with a home game against Alabama before the conference tournament next week.

STARRED

1. Buffalo’s Justin Moss

The forward had 22 points and 17 rebounds in a win over Ohio. The Bulls have won five consecutive games and reached 20 wins with the MAC victory on Tuesday.

OTHER TOP 25 RESULTS

  • Rallying in the second half, No. 1 Kentucky moved to 30-0 with a win over Georgia on the road.
  • Also rallying in the second half was No. 4 Villanova at Creighton. Ryan Arcidiacono’s three-point play with under a minute left was the go-ahead bucket for the Wildcats.
  • No. 10 Maryland won by 10 on the road at Rutgers as Dez Wells had 20 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.
  • North Carolina rolled past Georgia Tech as Joel Berry led the No. 19 Tar Heels with 15 points.

NOTABLES

  • Ole Miss toppled Alabama for a SEC road win as guard Stefan Moody had 25 points.
  • Ralston Turner had 23 points and eight rebounds as NC State won on the road in the ACC against Clemson.
  • Keith Shamburger had 21 points to lead Missouri past Auburn.
  • Northwestern was able to beat Michigan in two overtimes as Alex Olah had 25 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Dayton held off Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ten as Jordan Sibert had 21 points and Dyshawn Pierre had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Raven Lee had 20 points to lead Eastern Michigan past Ball State in the MAC.
  • Kent State outlasted Bowling Green as Kris Brewer had 21 points.
  • Staying in the MAC, Miami (OH) was led by Eric Washington with 16 points in a win over Akron.
  • John Simons led three 20-point scorers for Central Michigan with 28 points as the Chippewas beat Toledo.
  • In the first round of the Patriot League Tournament, Holy Cross had four players with 10 points in a win over Loyola (MD).
  • In another Patriot League first-round game, Navy topped Army as Will Kelly had 13 points.
  • In the first round of the Horizon League tournament, Chris Jenkins had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Detroit past Youngstown State.
  • Ty Greene had 21 points to lead USC Upstate past Kennesaw State in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals.
  • Three Florida Gulf Coast players had double-doubles, led by Brett Comer’s 14 points and 11 assists in a win over Jacksonville.
  • Atlantic Sun No. 1 seed North Florida beat Stetson in the tournament opener as forward Beau Beech had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Lipscomb extended its season with an overtime win over Northern Kentucky as Martin Smith had 13 points.