No. 1 Indiana holds off Nebraska
No. 1 Indiana 76, Nebraska 47
INDIANAPOLIS — Cody Zeller scored 16 points and Christian Watford finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 1 Indiana pull away from Nebraska 76-47 on Wednesday night.
The Hoosiers (22-3, 10-2 Big Ten) have won seven of eight and regained a share of the league lead. They are tied with Michigan State.
But it sure wasn’t easy against Nebraska (12-13, 3-9), which frustrated Indiana by limiting possessions and repeatedly taking the shot clock inside of 10 seconds in the first half. Dylan Talley scored 10 of his 16 points in the first half to lead the Cornhuskers.
No. 3 Miami 74, Florida State 68
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Shane Larkin scored 13 of his 22 points in the final 7½ minutes to help third-ranked Miami stave off Florida State for its 12th straight victory.
Reggie Johnson added 15 points for Miami (20-3, 11-0 ACC), which became the first team to start the league season 11-0 in a dozen years.
Okaro White led the Seminoles (13-11, 5-6) with 15 points before fouling out with 2:04 left.
UConn 66, No. 6 Syracuse 58
HARTFORD, Conn. — Freshman Omar Calhoun scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers in the deciding second-half run, and Connecticut (17-6, 7-4 Big East) beat No. 6 Syracuse in the last scheduled game between the national powers.
There’s no chance they would meet again this postseason as Connecticut has been banned from the Big East and NCAA tournaments as part of a punishment for failing to post a passable APR score.
Charlotte 71, No. 11 Butler 67
INDIANAPOLIS — Pierria Henry scored 17 points to lead Charlotte (18-6, 6-4 Atlantic 10) to a win over No. 11 Butler.
Rotnei Clarke scored 18 and Roosevelt Jones had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (20-5, 7-3), who hadn’t lost at home in 12 games.
No. 17 Oklahoma State 91, Texas Tech 67
LUBBOCK, Texas — Markel Brown scored 25 points and matched a career high with seven 3-pointers – all in the first half – to lead No. 17 Oklahoma State over Texas Tech.
Phil Forte added 14 points for the Cowboys (18-5, 8-3 Big 12), who have won six straight.