Fourth-ranked Kentucky slogs past Missouri

PJ Washington and Tyler Herro scored 18 points each as fourth-ranked Kentucky slogged past host Missouri 66-58 on Tuesday night.

Ashton Hagans added 12 points for the Wildcats (22-4, 11-2 SEC), who looked a little sluggish three days after beating then-No. 1 Tennessee. Kentucky still was good enough defensively to hold the Tigers to 37 percent shooting.

Ronnie Suggs scored 13 and Jordan Geist finished with 11 for Missouri (12-13, 3-10).

#5 Tennessee 58, Vanderbilt 46: Grant Williams had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the host Volunteers (24-2, 12-1 SEC) won in their first game since losing their No. 1 ranking. The Commodores (9-17, 0-13) dropped their 14th straight, matching the longest skid in school history.

#15 Purdue 48, Indiana 46: In Bloomington, Ind., Matt Haarms tipped in a basket with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift the Boilermakers (19-7, 12-3 Big Ten). Purdue has won three straight at Assembly Hall for the first time in school history. The Hoosiers(13-13, 4-11) lost their fourth straight overall and fifth in a row in the series.

#16 Florida State 77, Clemson 64: Mfiondu Kabengele had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the visiting Seminoles (21-5, 9-4 ACC) set a program record with their eighth consecutive conference victory. The Tigers (15-11, 5-8) lost their third in a row and were swept by Florida State for the second time in three seasons.

Baylor 73, #19 Iowa State 69: Jared Butler scored 17 points, Freddie Gillespie had 14 and the visiting Bears upset the Cyclones (19-7, 8-5 Big 12). Makia Mason scored 14 points on 18 shots in his return from a toe injury for Baylor (17-9, 8-5).

#24 Maryland 66, #21 Iowa 65: In Iowa City, Bruno Fernando scored 11 points, including the last two on a putback with 7.8 seconds left, to lift the Terrrapins (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten), who blew an 11-point lead over the final four minutes. The Hawkeyes(20-6, 9-6), who had won their previous two games via buzzer-beaters, had two looks at the basket in the final seven seconds.

#25 Buffalo 114, Ohio 67: Jayvon Graves scored a career-high 26 points and the host Bulls (23-3, 11-2 MAC) set school records for 3-pointers (19) and points against a Division I opponent. CJ Massinburg had 23 points for Buffalo.

3-on-3 event: All-Star teams of college seniors will compete for a $150,000 prize in a 3-on-3 tournament at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., before this year’s national championship game. Only players who have exhausted NCAA eligibility may play. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will include 3-on-3 basketball as a medal sport.

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