DALLAS -- Derrick Rose scored 19 points and Chris
Douglas-Roberts added 18, leading No. 2 Memphis past SMU 72-55 on
Wednesday night, extending the Tigers' road winning streak to 18
Memphis (29-1, 15-0 Conference USA) finished unbeaten on the
road for the first time since 1960-61, going 10-0.
This was the Tigers' 38th straight league victory and the 100th
Conference USA win for coach John Calipari. He is 100-25 in eight
seasons with the Tigers.
Jon Killen had 16 points for the Mustangs (9-19, 3-12).
Rose finished 8-of-14 for the field and Douglas-Roberts went
^No. 4 Tennessee 89, Florida 86=
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- JaJuan Smith scored 23 points and Chris
Lofton added 21 as Tennessee overcame a 16-point deficit.
The Volunteers (27-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) set a school
record for victories and may have knocked the two-time defending
national champions out of the NCAA tournament picture.
The Gators (21-9, 8-7) have lost six of their last 10 and might
need to win the SEC tournament to earn a 10th consecutive NCAA
Nick Calathes had 24 points and nine assists for Florida, which
had two chances to send it to overtime, while Marreese Speights
added 21 points and seven rebounds.
^No. 6 Duke 86, Virginia 70=
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Gerald Henderson scored 19 points
for Duke, which will play top-ranked North Carolina for the ACC
regular-season championship on Saturday night.
Kyle Singler scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half for
Duke (26-3, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), while DeMarcus Nelson
had 16, Greg Paulus 14 and Jon Scheyer 10. The Blue Devils hit 12
3-pointers and shot almost 51 percent from the field.
Sean Singletary had 18 points for Virginia (14-14, 4-11),
playing its third game in five days, which closed within 12 points
with 7:42 to play.
^No. 10 Wisconsin 77, Penn St. 41=
MADISON, Wis. -- Marcus Landry scored 15 points for
Wisconsin, which clinched at least a share of the Big Ten
It is the third time in seven seasons the Badgers (25-4, 15-2)
have claimed at least a share of the conference title under coach
Bo Ryan. Wisconsin finishes the regular season at Northwestern on
Saturday and a victory would mean the outright championship.
Wisconsin held Penn State scoreless for a 5:21 stretch late in
the first half, going on an 8-0 run to take a 27-12 lead on a
3-pointer by Michael Flowers. Wisconsin led 34-17 at halftime.
Talor Battle scored 10 points for the Nittany Lions (14-15,
^No. 16 Vanderbilt 86, Mississippi St. 85, OT=
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shan Foster, Vanderbilt's all-time
leading scorer, had a career-high 42 points and hit his final nine
3-point attempts, the last with 2.7 seconds left in overtime.
The Senior Night victory allowed Vanderbilt (25-5, 10-5) to
finish unbeaten at home this season and kept alive its chances at a
first-round bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The
Commodores finished 19-0 in Memorial Gym where they have won 32 of
Jamont Gordon had 24 points for the Bulldogs (20-9, 11-4), who
had a three-game winning streak snapped.
^No. 18 Indiana 69, Minnesota 55=
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Eric Gordon scored nine of his 20
points during a decisive late run in D.J. White's final home game.
It also may have marked the final home appearances for interim
head coach Dan Dakich and Gordon, the freshmen star who is expected
to leave for the NBA after this season.
Dakich improved to 3-1 since replacing Kelvin Sampson last month
and the Hoosiers (25-5, 14-3) stayed in contention for the Big Ten
regular-season title with their school-record 17th home victory.
White, a senior forward, had 17 points and five rebounds before
departing to a loud ovation with about a minute left.
Indiana, which has won 25 regular-season games for the first
time since 1992-93, is tied for second in the conference with
Purdue, one-half game behind Wisconsin (14-2).
Lawrence McKenzie had 22 points for Minnesota (18-11, 8-9).
^No. 19 Notre Dame 68, St. John's 55=
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Luke Harangody scored 20 points and
Notre Dame became the first Big East team to go undefeated at home
in conference play in consecutive seasons.
The Fighting Irish (23-6, 13-4) opened a 10-point lead late in
the first half and kept it in double digits most of the rest of the
way. Kyle McAlarney, who finished with 13 points, hit a 17-foot
jumper with 1:13 left to extend the lead to 68-50.
The Irish, who shot 54 percent from the field, extended their
Big East home winning streak to 18, two shy of the league record
set by Pittsburgh over three seasons, ending in 2004. The Irish
extended their overall home winning streak to 37 games, one shy of
matching the school record set from 1943-48.
Anthony Mason had 16 points for the Red Storm (11-18, 5-12), who
dropped their 22nd straight road game to a ranked team dating to