Rutgers 77, No. 9 Villanova 76
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Jonathan Mitchell's four-point play with less than a second remaining capped a career-high 25-point performance as Rutgers nipped No. 9 Villanova on Wednesday night.
Mitchell, who was coming off a career-best 24 points in a loss to Notre Dame, hit a 3-point shot from about 25 feet and was fouled by Corey Fisher. After a Villanova timeout, Mitchell, a 74 percent free throw shooter, hit the tiebreaker.
Fisher had 23 points, went 5 of 7 from 3-point range and had 10 assists and five steals, but he had a miserable final 7 seconds.
He made one of two free throws with 6.3 seconds left, leaving Villanova (19-5, 7-4 Big East) with only a three-point lead. He hit Mitchell as he shot with .8 seconds to go, giving the Scarlet Knights (13-11, 4-8) a chance at the win.
No. 3 Texas 68, Oklahoma 52
NORMAN, Okla. — Jordan Hamilton scored 20 points, Gary Johnson added 14 and the Longhorns continued their perfect run through Big 12 play.
Texas (21-3) is off to a 9-0 start in league play for the first time since doing it in the Southwest Conference 23 years ago. All nine of the wins have been by double figures, the first time Texas has been so dominant to start conference play since the 1921-22 season.
Andrew Fitzgerald led Oklahoma (12-11, 4-5) with 16 points, and Steven Pledger scored 13.
No. 5 Duke 79,
No. 20 North Carolina 73
DURHAM, N.C. — Nolan Smith scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the second half, and the Blue Devils rallied from 16 points down.
Seth Curry added a season-high 22 points for Duke (22-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which trailed by 14 at halftime before outscoring the Tar Heels 50-30 in the final 20 minutes.
Tyler Zeller had 24 points and 13 rebounds for UNC (17-6, 7-2), which snapped a five-game overall win streak and lost its third straight in college basketball's fiercest rivalry.
No. 7 BYU 90, Air Force 52
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Jimmer Fredette scored 25 points and BYU used runs of 16-0 and 14-0 to beat Air Force for the 12th straight time.
Fredette, the nation's leading scorer, reached the 20-point mark for the 10th straight game for the Cougars (23-2, 9-1 Mountain West).
Tom Fow and Michael Lyons led the Falcons (13-10, 4-6) with 11 points apiece.
No. 8 Notre Dame 89,
No. 16 Louisville 79
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ben Hansbrough scored 25 points and Carleton Scott had nine of his 16 points in overtime for the Fighting Irish.
Tim Abromaitis added 23 points for the Irish (20-4, 9-3 Big East), who extended their overall win streak to six games and their home streak to 17.
Kyle Kuric scored a career-high 28 points and Terrence Jennings added 14 for Louisville (18-6, 7-4) before fouling out in overtime.