Chris Jones scored 28 points, including a pair of 3-pointers after Boston College cut a 10-point deficit to one, and No. 10 Louisville held on to beat the host Eagles 81-72 on Wednesday night.
Jones scored 10 of the Cardinals' next 12 points after BC cut the lead to 62-61 with just over 5 minutes left. Terry Rozier scored 23 for Louisville (17-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), making a pair of threes down the stretch as the Cardinals struggled to hold on.
Aaron Brown scored a career-high 28 for Boston College (9-10, 1-6).
Rozier made a 3-pointer to put Louisville up 59-49 with 8:04 to play, the first double-digit lead of the game. But BC scored the next eight — five by Patrick Heckmann and a 3-pointer from Olivier Hanlan, who finished with 11 points and nine assists.
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LSU 64, South Carolina 58: LSU held South Carolina to one basket over the final four minutes.
In a second half in which both teams had mini-runs, five consecutive points by Michael Carrera put South Carolina ahead 56-52 with 4:33 remaining in the game. Josh Gray came back with five straight points to give LSU a 57-56 lead at the two-minute mark.
Tyrone Johnson made a layup to give the lead back to the Gamecocks at 58-57 with 1:39 to play. A dunk by Jarell Mickey off a pass from Tim Quarterman put the Tigers in the lead for good at 59-58 with 1:10 remaining.
The Gamecocks had two opportunities to take the lead in the last 35 seconds, but had shots blocked. Jordan Mickey blocked an attempt by Johnson and Keith Hornsby got a piece of a shot by Marcus Stroman.
No. 8 Notre Dame 77, No. 4 Duke 73: Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and the Irish made two shots in the final 67 seconds.
The win keeps Notre Dame (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) in second-place in the league. Duke (17-3, 4-3) is off to its worst start in league play since opening the 1995-96 season 3-4.
No. 12 Wichita State 58, Loyola 47: Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points and Ron Baker added 16 points as the Shockers (19-2, 9-0 Missouri Valley) won depite hitting just 41 percent from the floor and 43 percent from the free throw line. VanVleet and Baker were a combined 16 of 28 from the floor. The rest of the team was 6 of 26.
No. 18 Northen Iowa 59, Southern Illiniois 52: Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 to keep Northern Iowa in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Conference title.
No. 24 Oklahoma 81, Texas Tech 36: Oklahoma allowed the fewest points ever by a Big 12 team in a conference game. The Sooners eclipsed the league record of 37 points set by Texas against Oklahoma in 2004 and matched by Oklahoma against Texas A&M in 2008.
Ryan Spangler scored a season-high 20 points, Buddy Hield scored 15 points and Isaiah Cousins added 13 for the Sooners (13-7, 4-4 Big 12), who had lost 4 of 5, with three of the losses against ranked opponents.
Morehead St. 82, Austin Peay 69: Karam Mashour scored 24 points as Morehead ran away with the game in the second half after a 33-33 tie at halftime. Visiting Morehead committed 30 fouls and sent Austin Peay to the free-throw line 44 times, but got its 10th win by outshooting the host 55 percent to 35 percent.
Transylvania 81, Earlham 65: Freshman Tim Bickel scored a career-high 19 points to lead the Pioneers to their third straight win. Freshman Robert Dence got 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Kentucky Wesleyan 69, Oakland City 52: Ken-Jah Bosley led the way with 18 points as visiting Kentucky Wesleyan outshot Oakland City 47 percent to 36 percent and outrebounded the hosts 41-27.
Transylvania 88, Earlham 66: Host Transy got a 21-6 run early in the second half and ran its record to 17-1.
Guards Katelyn Smith and Nicole Coffman got 20 points each for the winners.
Transy dominated the backboards, winning the rebounding battle 45-21 as Kayla Dobson led the way with eight.
Union 72, Milligan 64: Lydia Nash, a junior from Florence, scored 19 points, 15 on free throws as visiting Union won by scoring the last nine points of the game.
Jacksonville State 73, Eastern Kentucky 53: Eastern hit just two of 16 three-point shots and suffered its 10th loss of the season. The Colonels got 19 points and seven rebounds from junior Shameekia Murray.
Georgia star hurt: Shacobia Barbee, No. 21 Georgia's leading scorer with 11.6 points a game, will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a broken bone in her lower right leg.