COLUMBIA, Mo. — Marcus Denmon scored 17 points to lead five teammates in double figures and No. 3 Missouri avenged an earlier defeat with an 83-65 rout over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
Ricardo Ratliffe and Michael Dixon both had 15 points and Kim English and Phil Pressey scored 13 apiece for Missouri (24-2, 11-2), which is tied with Kansas for first place in the Big 12.
Keiton Page led Oklahoma State (12-14, 5-8) with 23 points.
Missouri held Cowboys freshman Le’Bryan Nash to 11 points.
NO. 8 NORTH CAROLINA 73,
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and North Carolina rallied from an eight-point deficit in the second half to beat Miami.
North Carolina (22-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) took a half-game lead over Duke and Florida State atop the league standings.
Durand Scott scored 15 points for Miami (15-9, 6-5).
NO. 16 MURRAY ST. 75,
SE MISSOURI ST. 66
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Donte Poole hit four 3-pointers and scored 25 points as Murray State, despite a poor game from leading scorer Isaiah Canaan, clinched its third straight Ohio Valley Conference with a victory over Southeast Missouri State.
Ivan Aska had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Racers (25-1, 13-1).
Canaan, second in the conference with a 19.6 average, was held scoreless for the first 17 minutes and finished with nine points on 2-for-11 shooting.
Leon Powell had 13 points and eight rebounds for Southeast Missouri State (14-12, 9-5).
NO. 18 INDIANA 71,
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 23 points and Verdell Jones had all six of his over the final 4:03 to lead Indiana past Northwestern.
The victory gave coach Tom Crean his first 20-win season in Bloomington, and the Hoosiers (20-6, 8-6 Big Ten) are 15-1 at home.
John Shurna led the Wildcats (15-10, 5-8) with 29 points, while Drew Crawford had 18.
NO. 23 NOTRE DAME 71,
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jack Cooley scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead Notre Dame over Rutgers.
Cooley also had 18 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (18-8, 9-3 Big East). Jerian Grant added 11 points, Eric Atkins had 10 points and eight assists, and Pat Connaughton also scored 10.
Dane Miller scored 11 points as the Scarlet Knights (12-14, 4-8) committed 26 fouls, allowing Notre Dame to pour in 24 points from the line. Rutgers has lost four in a row.
NO. 24 WICHITA ST. 73,
MISSOURI ST. 58
WICHITA — Seven-foot center Garrett Stutz hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead Wichita State over Missouri State to clinch at least a tie for the Missouri Valley Conference title.
Stutz finished 7 of 8 from the field and had 10 rebounds for the Shockers (23-4, 14-2), who were playing their first game as a ranked team since 2006-07. David Kyles added 12 points.
Anthony Downing had 17 points for Missouri State (16-12, 9-7).
Kyles scored 10 points and had two 3-pointers in less than 3 minutes during a 15-3 run that gave Wichita State a 56-42 lead with 10:17 remaining. The Bears never threatened after that.
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