Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska's 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday. Nebraska hadn't beaten a team ranked in the top three since knocking off No. 3 Missouri 98-91 in the 1994 Big Eight Conference Tournament.
Nebraska (18-8, 6-6 Big 12), which trailed by seven points at halftime, took a 64-53 lead on Lance Jeter's driving layup with 2:35 left. But the Cornhuskers made just six of 11 free throws in the last two minutes to help Texas get back in it. Texas (23-4, 11-1) went on a 12-1 run, making seven of nine free throws and adding a pair of baskets. Alexis Wangmere's free throws tied it 65-65 with 1:07 remaining.
St. John's 60, No. 4 Pittsburgh 59: Dwight Hardy's underhanded flip with 1.2 seconds to play gave St. John's a 60-59 victory, the Red Storm's fifth win over a highly ranked team this season in Madison Square Garden. St. John's beat then-No. 13 Georgetown, No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 3 Duke and No. 10 Connecticut, all big wins in the eyes of the NCAA tournament selection committee, and the Red Storm are looking for their first bid since 2002 and first AP national rankin in just more than a decade.
West Virginia 72, No. 8 Notre Dame 58: Truck Bryant broke out of a slump by scoring 24 points, and the Mountaineers ended the Irish's seven-game winning streak. Joe Mazzulla added 16 points, and Kevin Jones had 14 points and 10 rebounds for WVU (17-9, 8-6 Big East)
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No. 1 Kansas 89, Colorado 63: Markieff Morris had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and the Jayhawks bounced back from a lopsided loss to give the Buffaloes a 28th straight defeat in Lawrence.
No. 15 Villanova 77, De-Paul 75: Corey Fisher scored a career-high 34 points, nailing the tying three-pointer near the end of regulation to help the visiting Wildcats escape a loss to the Big East's last-place team.
Georgia 69, Tennessee 63: Jeremy Price scored 20 points as the Bulldogs got their first win in Knoxville in 10 seasons. After Georgia (18-8, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) led by 15 points in the first half, the Volunteers cut the margin to 63-61 with 42 seconds left when Scotty Hopson pulled in a rebound off a missed free throw by Dustin Ware, drove to the three-point line before hesitating and then drove all the way to the basket for an uncontested dunk.
No. 18 Vanderbilt 77, Auburn 60: John Jenkins scored 22 points, and the Commodores used a dominant second-half stretch to turn a tie game into a rout on the road. Vandy (20-6, 8-4 SEC) went on a 23-4 run after Auburn (9-17, 2-10) managed to tie it six minutes into the second half.
Alabama 69, Arkansas 56: Sophomore Tony Mitchell had a career-high 27 points, Trevor Releford had 17, and JaMychal Green added 16 to lead the host Tide (18-8, 10-2), who clinched at least a share of the SEC West championship.
Mississippi State 71, Mississippi 58: Renardo Sidney scored 22 points, Ravern Johnson added 16 and the Bulldogs won at home.
Sidney, who scored his season-high of 24 points against the Rebels in a win earlier this season, was 8-for-12 from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds. Mississippi State (14-12, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) has won five straight games in the series.
Western Carolina 81, Eastern Kentucky 74: Mike Williams scored 18 points as the Catamounts (15-13) beat the Colonels for the first time in three tries, their last meeting in the 1970-71 season, and won their 12th straight game at home.
A Justin Stommes three-pointer got the Colonels to within four (76-72) with 1:36 to go, then the Catamounts hit five of six free throws. Stommes had a season-high 24 points for Eastern (15-13).
Louisiana-Lafayette 67, Western Kentucky 64: Steffphon Pettigrew scored 18 points, but the visiting Hilltoppers couldn't climb the whole way out of a 17-point second-half hole and lost for the first time in five games.
Lindsey Wilson 63, Georgetown 59: With the Blue Raiders up by two and 11 seconds left, Justin Archie grabbed his sixth steal and dunked to seal the upset against the No. 1 team in the Mid-South Conference. The Tigers (24-4, 13-3) now have a one-game lead over Cumberlands with two games remaining before the league tournament.
Cumberlands 54, Shawnee State 53: Former Trinity standout Tanner Jacobs hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to give the host Patriots their only lead and their fourth win in five games. It was the second field goal of the game for Jacobs, who finished with six points. Jared Cunningham led Cumberlands (16-9, 12-4 Mid-South Conference) with 18 points.
Manchester 79, Transylvania 62: Nathan Ferch scored 20 points, and Manchester clinched the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's regular-season title and the right to host next week's league tournament. Transy will play Rose-Hulman in the first round at 6 p.m. Friday.