John Wall and Patrick Patterson of #2 ranked Kentucky fought off a pesky Mississippi State team on the road in an 81-75 overtime win. Freshman guard Wall made six of 16 from the field and six of eight from the line as he finished with 18 points, ten rebounds and eight assists. He also added three steals and two blocked shots. Wall is third in the country in assists. Patterson made seven of twelve shots from the floor and all four attempts from the charity stripe as he chipped in with 19 points, ten boards and three blocked shots.
Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado had ten points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the loss to the Wildcats. He made four of eight from the field and two of three from the charity stripe. Varnado is second in the country with 5.0 blocked shots per game.
Kalin Lucas paced #11 Michigan State to a 72-58 road win over Indiana. He made six of eleven shots from the field as he finished with 13 points and four assists.
Al-Farouq Aminu of Wake Forest had his 16th double-double of the season, but it was not enough as the Demon Deacons fell to Virginia Tech 87-83. The sophomore made eight of 15 shots from the field and eight of eleven free throws as he finished with 25 points and eleven caroms, including eight offensive rebounds.
Sophomore Ed Davis of North Carolina is out for six weeks with a wrist injury and missed their matchup with Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels lost 68-51, falling to 14-12 overall and 3-8 in ACC play.
Eleven Wooden Award candidates will take the court Wednesday night.