Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana, 77-73, Tuesday night in Minneapolis, the seventh time the top-ranked team in the Associated Press Top-25 poll has lost this season.
Andre Hollins added 16 points for the Gophers (19-9, 7-8 Big Ten), who outrebounded Cody Zeller and the Hoosiers by a whopping 44-30 and solidified their NCAA Tournament case with an emphatic performance against the Big Ten leaders. The fans rushed the court as the last seconds ticked off, the first time that’s happened here in years.
Zeller was held to 9 points and had four turnovers for the Hoosiers (24-4, 12-3), who have held the No. 1 ranking for 10 of 17 weeks this season.
Tennessee 64, Florida 58 — Jordan McRae scored 27 points and the host Volunteers (17-10, 9-6 SEC) boosted its NCAA Tournament hopes by beating the No. 8 Gators (22-5, 12-3) for their sixth straight win.
Wisconsin 77, Nebraska 46 — Sam Dekker matched his career high with 19 points to lead the No. 17 Badgers (20-8, 11-4 Big Ten) past the visiting Cornhuskers (13-15, 4-11).
Xavier 64, Memphis 62 — Brad Redford hit a long 3-pointer that put the host Musketeers (16-11) back ahead after wasting a 13-point lead, and they went on to snap the No. 19 Tigers’ 18-game winning streak. The Tigers (24-4) scored only 20 points in the first half. Their 18-game winning streak was tied with Akron for longest in the nation.
UConn 76, Pittsburgh 36 — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the No. 3 Huskies (26-2, 13-1 Big East) close out their home schedule with a rout of the Panthers (9-18, 0-14) in Hartford. Breanna Stewart added 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots for the Huskies.
Notre Dame 79, Syracuse 68 — Kayla McBride scored 25 points and Skylar Diggins added 24 points and eight assists as the second-ranked Irish (26-1, 14-0 Big East) overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to beat the No. 22 Orange (22-5, 10-4) at South Bend, Ind.
Rutgers 68, South Florida 56 — C. Vivian Stringer became the fourth women’s college basketball coach to reach 900 wins as the host Scarlet Knights (15-12, 6-8 Big East) won easily.
Bentley 100, UMass-Lowell 70 — Courtney Finn (21 points) and Lauren Battista (18) led the No. 3-ranked Falcons (25-1) over the visiting River Hawks (18-8), who received a 45-point effort from Bianca Simmons.
Holy Cross 4, Sacred Heart 2 — Adam Schmidt scored midway through the third period to snap a 2-2 tie and sent the host Crusaders (17-12-3, 13-9-3) to an Atlantic Hockey victory over the Pioneers (2-27-3, 2-20-3).
AIC 4, Army 1 — Adam Pleskach and Blake Peake each had a goal and an assist as the host Yellow Jackets (10-15-6, 7-12-6 Atlantic) rolled over the Black Knights (7-18-5, 7-13-5).