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College basketball weekend schedule and results: The nightmare continues for ranked teams

The rematch of college basketball's game of the year is the unquestioned headliner of what promises to be another insane weekend of conference play.

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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FINAL: No. 6 Kansas 76, No. 3 Oklahoma 73

Maybe no team other than Kansas is ever going to win an outright Big 12 regular season championship again.

The Jayhawks took a massive step towards at least a share of their 12th straight conference title by going on the road and completing the season sweep of No. 3 Oklahoma. Kansas also took down the Sooners in a triple overtime thriller last month in Lawerence.

Devonte' Graham was the hero for KU, scoring a career-high 27 points and harassing Buddy Hield into a 5 for 15 shooting night. Hield still scored 24 points, but a rare missed free-throw from the player of the year front-runner kept the Sooners from tying the game at 73 with 26 seconds left.

Kansas and West Virginia now sit tied atop the Big 12 standings with matching 9-3 records.

FINAL: Duke 63, No. 7 Virginia 62

This was the week that everyone seemed to have decided that Virginia was one of the best teams in the country and a legitimate threat to win the national title. That being the case, we all probably should have seen this coming ... even if it shouldn't have happened.

The no-calls on both an apparent travel and an up-and-down on Grayson Allen cost Virginia what would have been their first win over Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.

No. 24 Texas at No. 14 Iowa State (Sat., 8:30 p.m./ESPN)

Jameel McKay will be available for Iowa State after missing the Cyclones previous two games because of a suspension. That's good news for Steve Prohm's team, which lost to Texas Tech without McKay, and will likely need him to beat a Texas team which is playing just about as well as any team in the Big 12 right now.

Indiana at No. 8 Michigan State (Sun., 1 p.m./CBS)

Happy Valentine's Day.

No. 23 USC at No. 17 Arizona (Sun., 8 p.m./FS1)

Both teams played Friday night -- Arizona took care of UCLA while USC fell to Arizona State -- setting up the rare Sunday night showdown between ranked opponents. This feels like a Pac-12 regular season title elimination game for USC, which has lost all four of its conference games away from home.


FINAL: No. 22 Kentucky 89, South Carolina 62

John Calipari may have gotten tossed in the first three minutes, but Kentucky still seized control of the SEC and in the process gave arguably its most impressive performance of the season. Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray were unstoppable, dropping 27 and 26 points, respectively, while Ulis also dished out 12 assists and turned the ball over only once.

Also, there was dunking.

FINAL: LSU 76, No. 15 Texas A&M 71

The Tigers may have taken their largest stop towards the NCAA Tournament yet by taking down Texas A&M and moving into a first-place tie with Kentucky atop the SEC standings. Ben Simmons led the way for LSU, posting 16 points, 11 boards and 7 assists. The Aggies, meanwhile, have suddenly dropped four in a row and five of their last six since earning a top five national ranking nearly four weeks ago.

FINAL: Michigan 61, No. 18 Purdue 56

Michigan held Purdue to just 39.6 percent from the field and Zak Irvin poured in 22 huge points to help the Wolverines get revenge for an 87-70 loss in West Lafayette earlier in the season. After trailing 56-50 with 2:50 to play, Michigan scored the game's final 11 points.

Wisconsin at No. 2 Maryland (Sat., 6:30 p.m./ESPN)

Here's hoping for a repeat of game one.

Not too late, Dakich.

Gonzaga at No. 16 SMU (Sat., 10 p.m./ESPN2)

Gonzaga is in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 if it doesn't win this game. Meanwhile, spotlight games like these are the only things SMU has to play for. Should be a terrific environment inside Moody Coliseum, so DVR Kanye on SNL. It's Neezy Season ... for Nic Moore ... sorry.


FINAL: Northern Iowa 53, No. 25 Wichita State 50

The longest home court winning streak in college basketball is over after Wichita State was dropped at home for the first time since Feb. 27, 2013, a span covering 1,081 days and 43 games. For Northern Iowa, the shocking victory was the latest for a team with arguably the most eccentric resume in college basketball. The Panthers have knocked off three ranked opponents in Wichita State, North Carolina and Iowa State, but they're still just 7-7 in Missouri Valley Conference play and just 16-11 overall.

FINAL: No. 20 Providence 75, Georgetown 72

Georgetown nearly erased a 26-point first half deficit to stun Providence, but L.J. Peak's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was blocked by Rodney Bullock, allowing the Friars to snap a three-game losing streak. Bullock finished with a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds, while All-American candidate Kris Dunn chipped in 20 points of his own.

FINAL: No. 5 Xavier 74, Butler 57

Xavier retained sole possession of second place in the Big East by going on the road and hammering Butler for the second time this season. The Musketeers took the Bulldogs down 88-69 in Cincinnati last month. Butler now sits at 6-7 in the conference and still in desperate need of a marquee victory.

FINAL: Notre Dame 71, No. 13 Louisville 66

Despite owning an 11-point second half lead, Louisville followed a familiar script and fell apart down the stretch in a game at the Joyce Center. The defeat marked the Cardinals' sixth straight road loss to the Fighting Irish, who were the only Big East team Rick Pitino failed to beat away from home. Demetrius Jackson led all scorers with 27 points.

Texas Tech at No. 21 Baylor (Sat., 8 p.m./ESPNU)

This is an interesting matchup of a Baylor team that ended a two-game skid with an impressive performance against Kansas State, and a Texas Tech team which just knocked off a ranked opponent for the first time in 14 tries. The Red Raiders haven't beaten a top-25 squad in a road or neutral court game since 2007, a span which includes 36 consecutive losses.

Pittsburgh at No. 9 North Carolina (Sun., 1 p.m./ACC Regional Network/ESPN3)

The losses at Louisville and Notre Dame were one thing, but almost falling to woeful Boston College has the hoops world wondering what's up with North Carolina. The Tar Heels need an impressive performance against a solid Pitt team to remind everyone that despite their gross outside shooting, they are still one of the favorites to win the national championship.

No. 12 Miami at Florida State (Sun., 6:30 p.m./ESPNU)

Miami cruised past the Seminoles in the first meeting between the two last month, but this will be an FSU team with its back to the wall playing on its home court.


FINAL: No. 10 West Virginia 73, TCU 42

In his first game back after a four-game suspension, Jonathan Holton tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists as West Virginia knocked off TCU for an eighth straight time.

FINAL: NC State 99, Wake Forest 88

Cat Barber made perhaps his biggest statement yet that good players on bad teams deserve conference player of the year consideration by dropping a career-high 38 points on Wake Forest. Thirty of those points came in the second half.

FINAL: Colorado 81, Washington 80

Wesley Gordon scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a critical rebound in the final seconds to help Colorado overcome furious Washington rally for an 81-80 win. The Buffaloes were noticeably exhausted after having just over 24 hours to recover from a double overtime win over Washington State that lasted into the early hours of Friday morning.

FINAL: UNC-Wilmington 78, James Madison 68

Craig Ponder scored 19 points as Wilmington notched its school record 11th-straight win. The Seahawks are now 20-5 overall and a full two games ahead of Hofstra in the CAA standings.

FINAL: Boise State 94, Wyoming 71

No review necessary.

FINAL: Stanford 76, No. 11 Oregon 72

After seeming to claim a stranglehold on the Pac-12 regular season title race, Oregon dropped its second straight with a 76-72 loss at Stanford. While it was the margin of the Ducks' 83-63 loss at Cal earlier this week that raised eyebrows, it was the opponent which will have doubters looking sideways at Dana Altman's team for the rest of the weekend. Stanford entered Saturday with just an 11-11 overall record, but shot 55.3 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from beyond the arc to pull the upset and drop Oregon into a potential first-place tie with Arizona (if the Wildcats beat USC tomorrow) in the Pac-12 standings.

Oregon State at California (Sat., 6:30 p.m./Pac-12 Network)

No one was shocked to see Oregon lose at California earlier this week, but the way it happened has some folks in Berkeley understandably excited.

Tulsa at Connecticut (Sat., 8 p.m./ESPN2)

Has a conference ever sent four teams to the NCAA Tournament and had all four be double-digit seeds? If not, that's history that the AAC might very well wind up making.

Creighton at Marquette (Sat., 8 p.m./Fox Sports Networks)

Both teams are looking to be the turnaround story in the Big East this year after they finished tied at the bottom of the conference a season ago.

St. John's at No. 1 Villanova (Sat., 8 p.m./CBS Sports Network)

St. John's is so bad that they dragged the No. 1 team in the country all the way down to this section of the viewing guide with them.

Washington State at Utah (Sun., 5 p.m./Pac-12 Network)

Utah is getting healthy, which four weeks from now will make them everyone's pick win the Pac-12 Tournament. Write that down.

Minnesota at No. 4 Iowa (Sun., 7:30 p.m./Big Ten Network)

Hide the Gopher children.