Kansas, the lone team with three midseason candidates, defeated Iowa State 73-59 as all three players reached double figures in scoring. Cole Aldrich made five of six from the field as he finished with eleven points and twelve rebounds. Sherron Collins was just four of 14 from the field and three of ten from three-point range, but dished out five assists to go with his eleven points. Freshman Xavier Henry sank five of nine from the field, three of five from beyond the arc and three of four from the charity stripe as he added 16 points. The Jayhawks, who improved to 24-1, faces Texas A&M Monday.
John Wall and Patrick Patterson of #2 ranked Kentucky kept pace with Kansas as they defeated Tennessee 73-62. Freshman guard Wall made seven of 15 from the field and nine of twelve from the line as he finished with 24 points, four rebounds and three assists. Patterson made three of nine from the floor and three of four from the charity stripe as he chipped in with ten points and seven boards.
Scottie Reynolds led #5 Villanova to a 92-81 victory over Providence. He made six of 14 from the field, three of six from beyond the arc and seven of eight from the line as he finished with 22 points. The Wildcats improved to 22-2 with the win.
Robbie Hummel from Purdue led the #6 Boilermakers to an easy 63-40 win over Iowa. He finished nine points, seven caroms and four assists.
Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler led the #7 Blue Devils to a 77-56 win over Maryland. Scheyer made six of twelve from the field, three of four from beyond the line and seven of eight at the free throw line as he finished with 22 points. Singler made just four of 14 from the field and two of six from three-point range as he had ten points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.
Kalin Lucas paced #10 Michigan State to a 65-54 win over Penn State. He made ten of 15 shots from the field, two of four from three-point range and both free throws as he finished with 24 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Matt Bouldin of #11 Gonzaga made seven of ten shots and both free throws as he had 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in an 82-65 victory over San Diego.
Damion James of Texas lead the Longhorns to a runaway 91-51 win over Nebraska. He made four of seven from the field and five of seven from the line as he finished 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Gordon Hayward from Butler had a double-double to lead the #15 Bulldogs to a 70-59 win over Cleveland State. He made seven of eleven from the field and all four free throw attempts as he had 19 points and eleven boards.
Jimmer Fredette of #17 BYU had nine points and six rebounds as the Cougars rolled to a 91-48 victory over Air Force. He made three of six from the field, one of three from three-point range and both free throws.
Darrington Hobson made just one of ten shots from the field, but his well-rounded game helped lead the #19 ranked New Mexico Lobos to a 68-65 overtime victory over Utah. The junior college transfer made all six free throws as he finished with just eight points. However, he added ten rebounds and a season-high eleven assists.
Al-Farouq Aminu of Wake Forest had a double-double to pace the Demon Deacons to a 75-64 upset win over #20 Georgia Tech. He made seven of 18 shots from the field, two of five from beyond the arc and all three free throws as he finished with 19 points and ten caroms.
Jerome Dyson from Connecticut was held to just five of 16 shooting from the field and one of seven from three-point range in a 60-48 loss to Cincinnati. He added six caroms and three assists.
James Anderson from Oklahoma State matched his season-high with 31 points in a 97-76 win over in-state rival Oklahoma. He made eleven of 17 from the field and four of seven from three-point range and all five free throws. The 6-foot-6 junior added four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
Jarvis Varnado helped pace Mississippi State to an 85-75 overtime win over Auburn. He made four of eight from the field and two of six from the charity stripe as he finished with ten points, twelve rebounds and five blocked shots.
St. Mary’s senior center Omar Samhan had his sixth straight double-double and 16th of the season as he finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds in an 80-75 overtime loss to Portland. He made six of 16 from the field and six of eight from the line. Samhan added four blocked shots.
Trevor Booker from Clemson had 18 points and seven caroms in a 74-66 win over Miami of Florida. The 6-foot-7 senior made five of ten from the field and eight of ten free throws.
Quincy Pondexter paced Washington with 18 points and nine rebounds in a 78-61 win over Stanford. The senior made five of twelve shots from the field and eight of eleven from the line.
Washington State sophomore Klay Thompson finished with 28 points and seven rebounds, but it was not enough as the Cougars fell to California 86-70. He made ten of 18 from the field, five of eight from three-point range and three of four from the line.
Jeremy Lin of Harvard made just one of six from the field and three of four from the charity stripe as he finished with five points and seven points in an 81-67 win over Brown.
Sophomore Ed Davis of North Carolina is out for six weeks with a wrist injury and missed their matchup with rival North Carolina State