Makuach Maluach's 3-pointer with 17.5 seconds put New Mexico up for good and three UNLV shots in the closing seconds bounced on and around the rim, but none fell as the Lobos held on for a 91-90 win Sunday.
Rob Gray had 19 points and 11 assists, and No. 23 Houston used a huge first half en route to a 109-58 victory over East Carolina on Sunday.
All five Wolfpack players touch the ball, which ends up in the hands of Jordan Caroline for the two-handed flush.
Michigan State star Miles Bridges is confident that he'll get to play out the rest of the season and help the No. 2-ranked Spartans pursue championships after he was cleared by the NCAA to play in his team's regular-season finale Sunday.
Devin Sibley scored 17 points, including a late 4-point play, to help Furman beat East Tennessee State 79-76 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory.
Dimencio Vaughn scored 26 points, Tyere Marshall had 19 points and 16 rebounds and Rider clinched the No. 1 seed for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament with its highest-scoring output of the season in beating Iona 110-101 on Sunday.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|5||Michigan StateMSU||Big Ten||27-3||5||62||3||15|
|9||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||21-8||9||30||18||25|
|12||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||22-7||12||37||14||13|
|15||Ohio StateOSU||Big Ten||24-7||15||45||11||20|
|25||Rhode IslandURI||A 10||23-4||25||89||19||8|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).