No. 14 Purdue 77,
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — JaJuan Johnson had 24 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 14 Purdue beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 77-52 on Tuesday night.
D.J. Byrd scored all 15 of his points in the second half, E’Twaun Moore had 11 points, six assists and five steals and Lewis Jackson had eight points and eight assists for the Boilermakers (11-1).
Purdue has won six straight and allowed just 51.8 points per game during the streak. The Boilermakers held the Mastodons to 35 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers.
Oleg Kovalov scored a career-high 12 points and made all four of his 3-point tries for IPFW, which had won six of its past seven games. Zach Plackemeier and Ben Botts both added 10 points for the Mastodons (7-4).
Southern Cal 65,
No. 19 Tennessee 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Maurice Jones scored 15 points and Southern California survived a late run by No. 19 Tennessee to beat the Volunteers 65-64 on Tuesday night.
Donte Smith hit a 3-pointer from the wing over the heads of three Tennessee defenders to give the Trojans (7-5) a 65-60 lead with 2:13 left. He missed another with 1:00 left.
Scotty Hopson and Melvin Goins each made a pair of free throws for the Vols, with Goins’ cutting the margin to 65-64 with 47 seconds left. Tennessee (7-3) got the ball back after Jones missed a short jumper with 15 seconds left, but struggled against USC’s press and called a timeout with 3.5 seconds left to set up a play.
Tobias Harris, who led the Vols with 14 points, got a deep 3-point shot off as time expired, but it bounced away.
The Trojans got their first road win in seven attempts. The Vols suffered their third loss in a row.