No. 18 Purdue gets past No. 8 Michigan State, 82-81, in overtime

No. 18 Purdue gets past No. 8 Michigan State, 82-81, in overtime

Members of the Purdue Boilermakers celebrate after beating Michigan State, 82-81, in overtime at Mackey Arena.

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Raphael Davis made one of two free throws with 4.6 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night to help No. 18 Purdue defeat No. 8 Michigan State, 82-81, at West Lafayette, Ind.

The Boilermakers (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten Conference) ended a losing streak in the series at seven games despite blowing an 18-point second-half lead, trailing by four points late in regulation and allowing the Spartans (20-5, 7-5) to tie it, 81-81, with 11.5 seconds left in overtime.

Davis ended the tie with the free throw, giving him 24 points. A.J. Hammons wrestled the second shot away from Michigan State to seal it. Hammons had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks.

Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 27 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.


No. 1 Villanova 86, at DePaul 59: Josh Hart scored 18 points and the Wildcats (21-3, 11-1 Big East Conference) rolled to their 13th victory in their last 14 games.

The Wildcats turned 19 turnovers into 19 points.

Eli Cain scored 15 points for the Blue Demons (8-16, 2-10).

at No. 2 Maryland 93, Bowie State 62: Rasheed Sulaimon scored 16 points and the Terrapins (22-3) cruised for a school-record 27th consecutive home victory.


Miles Jackson scored 13 points for the Bulldogs (13-10), who play in the Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

at Creighton 70, No. 5 Xavier 56: Maurice Watson scored a career-high 32 points and the Bluejays (16-9, 7-5 Big East) rode a 16-0 run to take a 17-point lead nine minutes into the game and then held off the Musketeers (21-3, 9-3), who pulled to within five points with six minutes left.

Watson scored 22 points in the second half and finished off the Musketeers with a bank shot high off the glass, a layup and a steal and layup to make it 66-53 with 1 minute 54 seconds to play.

Jalen Reynolds scored 17 points for Xavier.

at No. 6 Kansas 75, No. 10 West Virginia 65: Perry Ellis had 21 points, Landen Lucas had a career-high 16 rebounds and the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3 Big 12 Conference) forged a three-way tie atop the conference.

The Jayhawks are tied with the Mountaineers (19-5, 8-3) and No. 3 Oklahoma (20-3, 8-3) as they pursue their 12th consecutive championship.

Devin Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Jaysean Paige had 14 points for the Mountaineers.

at No. 7 Virginia 67, Virginia Tech 49: Anthony Gill scored 16 points and the Cavaliers (20-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their seventh game in a row.


Virginia avenged a 70-68 loss to the Hokies in Blacksburg on Jan. 4.

Freshman Justin Robinson scored 16 points for the Hokies (13-12, 5-7).

No. 9 North Carolina 68, at Boston College 65: Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, the Tar Heels (20-4, 9-2 ACC) rallied to avoid an upset loss.

The Eagles (7-17, 0-11) led the whole way until Theo Pinson made two free throws with under four minutes remaining. After Boston College retook the lead, Marcus Paige made a three-point basket to put North Carolina ahead, 62-60.

Justin Jackson scored 20 points for the Tar Heels.

Eli Carter had 26 points for the Eagles, and Dennis Clifford had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

at No. 12 Miami 65, Pittsburgh 63: Guard Angel Rodriguez scored on an offensive rebound with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Hurricanes.

With the score tied, the Hurricanes (19-4, 8-3 ACC) missed two shots in the last six seconds and a Pittsburgh player batted the ball before Rodriguez slapped it in the basket from the left side with his left hand.


That was the only offensive rebound of the game for the 5-foot-11 Rodriguez, who had 17 points and eight assists.

The Panthers (17-6, 6-5) overcame a 55-49 deficit and led, 58-57, on Sheldon Jeter’s fastbreak dunk. Miami went ahead, 63-58, but the Panthers tied it on James Robinson’s three-point basket with 31 seconds left.

Luther had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Michael Young scored 12 points for the Panthers, who have lost two games in a row for the first time this season.

at No. 19 Dayton 76, Duquesne 74: Scoochie Smith made a three-point basket that put the Flyers (20-3, 10-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) ahead to stay.

The Flyers went on a 19-5 run to overcome a 12-point deficit and win their eighth game in a row. Smith’s basket put Dayton ahead, 73-70, with 46 seconds to play.

Charles Cooke led Dayton with 22 points and Smith had 14.

Micah Mason had 27 points and Derrick Colter had 21 for the Dukes (15-9, 5-6).

Dayton took the court with its highest regular-season ranking since Nov. 19, 2009. The Flyers hadn’t been ranked so highly this late in the regular season since Feb. 15, 1968.

at No. 22 Kentucky 82, Georgia 48: Jamal Murray scored 24 points and the Wildcats (18-6, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) held the Bulldogs (13-9, 6-5) to a season-low 22% shooting from the field.

The Wildcats shot 52% against a team that went into the game ranked sixth in the nation and leading the SEC in field-goal defense.

Yante Maten’s scored 16 points for the Bulldogs.

at No. 25 Wichita State 74, Drake 48: Ron Baker and Shaq Morris each had 11 points, and the Shockers won for the 12th time in their last 13 games.

Thirteen players scored for the Shockers (18-5, 12-1 Missouri Valley Conference), who moved within two victories of clinching at least a share of its third consecutive conference title.

Reed Timmer scored 20 points for the Bulldogs (6-19, 1-12), who lost for the 15th time in 17 games.