Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and No. 12 Duke pulled away late to beat No. 14 Virginia, 65-55, on Wednesday night, the visiting Blue Devils’ sixth victory in a row.
Luke Kennard added 16 points for Duke (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
London Perrantes scored 14 points to lead the Cavaliers (18-7, 8-5)
at Seton Hall 87, No. 20 Creighton 81: Khadeen Carrington tallied the final 10 points of his career-high 41 in the closing minute as the Pirates made a big stride toward the NCAA tournament with an upset victory.
Desi Rodriguez had 18 points and Angel Delgado added 17 points and 17 rebounds for Seton Hall (16-9, 6-7 Big East).
Creighton (21-5, 8-5) lost for only the second time on the road this season.
Arkansas 83, at No. 21 South Carolina 76: Jaylen Barford tied his career high with 23 points as the Razorbacks (19-7, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) got their first road victory over a ranked opponent in almost three years.
Sindarius Thornwell had 27 points for the Gamecocks (20-6, 10-3).
No. 23 Maryland 74, at Northwestern 64: Melo Trimble scored a career-high 32 points as the Terrapins (22-4, 10-3 Big Ten) held off the Wildcats (19-7, 8-5).
Anthony Cowan added 13 points and Damonte Dodd had 12 for Maryland, which led by as many as 20 points.
Cal Poly 85, at Cal State Northridge 71: Donovan Fields scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, Jakub Niziol and Victor Joseph added 15 points, and piece and Cal Poly never trailed in its 85-71 win over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night. Niziol, whose previous career best was 11 points, scored 13 in the first half and finished with a career-best eight rebounds.
Upcoming Thursday night games:
Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara — 7 p.m. PST
Pepperdine at Santa Clara — 7 p.m.
UC Davis at Long Beach State — 7 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton at UC Riverside — 8 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at St. Mary’s — 8 p.m.