Noah Baumann drained 8 of 12 from long range and scored 26 points to lead host San Jose State to its first victory in more than two months, knocking off New Mexico 89-82 on Tuesday night to halt a 17-game losing streak and pick up its first Mountain West Conference win this season.
The Spartans (4-23, 1-14) had not won since beating Northern Arizona 79-74 on Dec. 15.
Michael Steadman made 10 of 20 field-goal attempts to post 21 points. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. Zach Chappell chipped in 17 points to go with nine assists for San Jose State.
The Spartans knocked down 11 of 22 from beyond the arc and were 31-for-64 from the floor (48 percent). They limiting New Mexico to 33-for-82 shooting (39 percent).
Keith McGee came off the bench to score 25 points for the Lobos (11-16, 5-10).
Virginia Tech tops
Ty Outlaw caught a pass from driving teammate Wabissa Bede, set himself and fired away with a tie-breaking 3-pointer.
The way No. 20 Virginia Tech executed Tuesday, even Zion Williamson might not have made a difference.
Outlaw hit his big shot with 1:28 left and the Hokies beat No. 3 Duke 77-72 on a night when Williamson, the Blue Devils’ freshman, watched in street clothes for the second straight game because of a sprained right knee.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Ahmed Hill scored 17 points for Virginia Tech (22-6, 11-5 ACC), which beat Duke at Cassell Coliseum for the third straight time. The Blue Devils (24-4, 12-3) had been the nation’s only team yet to lose on the road this season, but Duke hasn’t won at Virginia Tech since Feb. 25, 2015.
“They didn’t lose tonight,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said of his team. “Virginia Tech won. There’s a big difference.”
#4 Kentucky 70, Arkansas 66: Tyler Herro had career highs of five 3-pointers and 29 points, including two free throws with five seconds left, and the Wildcats (24-4, 13-2 SEC) rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Razorbacks (14-14, 5-10).
#5 North Carolina 93, Syracuse 85: Coby White had a career-high 34 points as the host Tar Heels (23-5, 13-2 ACC) pulled away for their 11th win in 12 games. Cameron Johnson added 16 points for North Carolina.
#13 LSU 66, Texas A&M 55: Naz Reid bounced back from his least productive game this season by scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, and the host Tigers (23-5, 13-2 SEC) comfortably beat Texas A&M for their 16th victory in 18 games.
Indiana 75, #19 Wisconsin 73: In Bloomington, Ind., Romeo Langford made the go-ahead layup with under a second to go in the second overtime, and the Hoosiers (14-14, 5-12 Big Ten) upset the Badgers (19-9, 11-6) to end a five-game skid.
#21 Buffalo 77, Akron 64: CJ Massinburg had 23 points and 10 rebounds to rally the Bulls (25-3, 13-2 Mid-American) to their 25th straight home win. Buffalo outscored the Zips 14-2 over the final four minutes in a game that featured 12 lead changes.
Ohio State 90, #22 Iowa 70: Freshman Justin Ahrens scored a personal-high 29 points as the host Buckeyes (18-10, 8-9 Big Ten) got their first win in five tries against ranked teams this season. Joe Wieskamp had 17 points to lead the Hawkeyes (21-7, 10-7).
#2 UConn 84, Wichita State 47: Napheesa Collier scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the visiting Huskies (26-2, 14-0 American) in their second game without Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma, who’s dealing with a stomach virus.
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