Robbie Hummel from Purdue suffered a torn ACL in the #3 Boilermakers 59-58 victory over Minnesota. He had gotten off to a strong start, making four of seven from the field as he scored eleven points in twelve minutes. Unfortunately, he will miss the remainder of the season.
Jimmer Fredette of #11 BYU had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Cougars rolled to an 82-68 victory over “bubble-team” San Diego State. He made eight of 17 shots from the field, four of eight from three-point range and six of eleven free throws as the Cougars improved to 26-3.
Evan Turner continued to make his case as a expected top ten Wooden Award candidate with another well-rounded game in #9 Ohio State’s 75-67 road win over Penn State. The junior made eight of 17 shots from the field and all nine free throws as he finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocked shots.
Scottie Reynolds had 21 points, two rebounds and two assists as #8 Villanova snapped a two-game losing streak. The senior guard made seven of 14 shots from the field, two of six from three-point range and all five free throws.
Damion James shined in a battle of two Wooden Award candidates as he led #21 Texas to a 69-59 win over Oklahoma State. The senior forward made six of nine from the field, one of three three-pointers and six of eight from the charity stripe as he finished with 19 points and seven caroms.
James Anderson from Oklahoma State was held to 14 points in the loss to Texas. He made five of 13 shots from the field, one of five from three-point range and three of four free throws. The 6-foot-6 junior added six rebounds. Anderson had scored 31 points in three of his previous six games.
Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado had 17 points, ten rebounds and eight blocked shots in a 74-66 win over Alabama. He made seven of eleven from the field and three of six from the charity stripe. Varnado is second in the country with 5.1 blocked shots per game and now is only four blocked shots behind Hassan Whiteside of Marshall.
Luke Harangody of Notre Dame and Ed Davis from North Carolina were sidelined with injuries and did not play Wednesday night.