LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Devonte Graham hit the go-ahead free throw in the third overtime and top-ranked Kansas outlasted Buddy Hield and second-ranked Oklahoma 109-106 on Monday night.
Wayne Selden Jr. had 21 points and Graham finished with 20 for the Jayhawks (13-1, 2-0 Big 12), who had chances to win the game in regulation and each of the first two overtimes before finally getting it done.
Hield had a career-high 46 points for Oklahoma (12-1, 1-1), but he made two crucial turnovers in the final extra session, then missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Jordan Woodard hit six 3-pointers and had 27 points for the Sooners, who were trying to extend their best start in 28 years. Ryan Spangler finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds.
It was a fitting conclusion for the first 1 vs. 2 matchup in two years, and the first pitting teams from the same conference since Ohio State and Michigan State of the Big Ten met on Feb. 25, 2007.
VIRGINIA TECH 70, No. 4 VIRGINIA 68
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Zach LeDay of Virginia Tech scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and blocked London Perrantes’ attempt to tie the game in the final seconds.
The Hokies (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 16 points from Justin Bibbs and 13 from Seth Allen in ending a seven-game losing streak against their in-state rivals.
Perrantes hit six 3-pointers in the second half and led Virginia (12-2, 1-1) with 22 points, but LeDay swatted his driving layup in the final seconds, preserving Virginia Tech’s slim margin.
Anthony Gill added 17 points for Virginia, which outrebounded the Hokies and shot better, but had 16 turnovers that led to 26 points for Virginia Tech.
No. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 106, FLORIDA ST. 90
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Brice Johnson had career-highs of 39 points and 23 rebounds to lead North Carolina.
It was the first 20-20 game for a Tar Heel since Tyler Zeller had 20 points and 22 rebounds against Ohio in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Marcus Paige added 30 points for the Tar Heels (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won seven straight. It was North Carolina’s first win on the road.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes led Florida State with a season-high 30 points while Dwayne Bacon added 18 and Malik Beasley 15. After winning six straight, the Seminoles (10-4, 0-2) have lost two in a row.
No. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 95, TCU 87
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jaysean Paige scored seven of his 20 points in the late game-clinching run for foul-plagued West Virginia, which won its sixth straight.
Paige led six players in double figures for the Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0 Big 12). They had two players foul out and Paige was among four others who finished the game with four fouls.
Tarik Phillip made a 3-pointer with 5:40 left to make it 75-74, starting a 14-2 run in less than 3 minutes that put WVU ahead to stay.
Phillip finished with 18 points, while Jonathan Holton had 15 for the Mountaineers. Daxter Miles Jr. had 14 points, while Devin Williams and Jevon Carter scored 13 each.
Chauncey Collins led TCU (8-6, 0-2) with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.