MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Avery Anderson III scored a career-high 31 points and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat No. 6 West Virginia 85-80 on Saturday in their Big 12 regular-season finale.
The Cowboys (18-7, 11-7 Big 12) made up for the loss of two starters by finding holes in the defense for easy layups and shooting 58% from the floor.
Oklahoma State was without star freshman Cade Cunningham, who injured his left ankle late in a loss to No. 3 Baylor on Thursday. Isaac Likekele also sat out for the sixth time in seven games with a hand injury.
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe added 18 points for Oklahoma State.
Jahvon Quinerly added 18 points for Alabama (21-6, 16-2).
Sahvir Wheeler led Georgia (14-11, 7-11) with 18 points
PROVIDENCE 54, NO. 10 VILLANOVA 52
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left TO help Providence hold on after blowing a 20-point lead.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl shot a 3-pointer after a long inbounds pass, but the shot hit the front of the rim and the buzzer sounded before Jermaine Samuels tipped it in.
Duke and Nate Watson scored 20 points apiece for Providence (13-12, 9-10 Big East).
Samuels had 21 points for Villanova (16-5, 11-4).
NO. 12 ARKANSAS 87, TEXAS A&M 80
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Moody scored 28 points, Jalen Tate added 22 and Arkansas beat Texas A&M to match the program’s longest Southeastern Conference winning streak at 11 games.
The Razorbacks 21-5, 13-4) also won 11 straight SEC games in 1993-94 en route to a national championship.
Quenton Jackson and Emmanuel Miller each had 23 points for Texas A&M (8-9, 2-8).
NO. 14 CREIGHTON 93, BUTLER 73
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski matched his career high with 32 points and Creighton closed a difficult week off the court with a victory over Butler.
The Bluejays (18-7, 14-6 Big East) won for the first time in three games, doing it without head coach Greg McDermott. He is suspended indefinitely for making racially insensitive remarks to his team following a Feb. 27 loss. Assistant coach Alan Huss served as interim head coach against the Bulldogs.
Chuck Harris had a career-high 29 points for Butler (9-14, 8-12).
NO. 23 PURDUE 67, INDIANA 58
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edey scored 20 points, and Jaden Ivey added 17 and Purdue beat Indiana for the ninth straight game.
Purdue (18-8, 13-6 Big Ten) heads into next week’s Big Ten Tournament with five consecutive wins. Edey also had nine rebounds.
Aljami Durham had 14 points for Indiana (12-14, 7-12).