Rodney McGruder scored 24 points, and Kansas State upset No. 3 Missouri 78-68 Tuesday night, the visiting Wildcats' second win this season over the Tigers.
Kansas State (19-8, 8-7 Big 12) led 40-30 at halftime and by 16 points in the second half before a late run by Missouri (25-3, 12-3) got the Tigers within three at 63-60.
Missouri trailed by four after two free throws by Michael Dixon with 2:21 left, but Jordan Henriquez answered with an alley-oop dunk. The Wildcats extended the lead on two free throws by Henriquez and built a cushion from the foul line in the final minute.
Seton Hall 73, No. 9 Georgetown 55: Jordan Theodore scored a career-high 29 points to lead host Seton Hall to the signature win it needed for its NCAA Tournament résumé. The Pirates (19-9, 8-8 Big East) shot 61 percent (25-for-41), the best against the Hoyas this season and only the third time any team shot 50 percent or better. Georgetown (20-6, 10-5) came in allowing 38.4 percent shooting this season.
Theodore made all five of his three-point attempts to lead Seton Hall. The Pirates, whose best win this season was over Connecticut on Jan. 3, have two games left — Rutgers and DePaul — to solidify what would be their first tournament bid since 2006.
No. 12 Florida 63, Auburn 47: Kenny Boynton was part of a hot shooting night for Florida, scoring 20 points as the Gators overcame 18 turnovers and cruised in Gainesville. Boynton made seven of 11 shots from the field, including six of nine from three-point range.
Florida (22-6, 10-3 Southeastern Conference) had 15 turnovers in the first 27 minutes. The Gators eventually settled down and used a 26-4 run to turn a one-point deficit into a double-digit lead.
No. 7 North Carolina 86, N.C. State 74: Kendall Marshall had a career-high 22 points and 13 assists to lead North Carolina on the road. Harrison Barnes added 20 points for the Tar Heels (24-4, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 12th straight against the Wolfpack (18-10, 7-6). The Tar Heels shot 51 percent and 10-for-19 from three-point range.
Auburn's Fortner to resign
Auburn women's coach Nell Fortner, 52, who led the U.S. National team to an Olympic gold medal in 2000, is resigning after the season. She has gone 143-105 in eight seasons at Auburn, but the Tigers (11-16, 3-11 Southeastern Conference) have lost five straight games and struggled since winning the 2008-09 league title. They close out the regular season this week at home against Alabama and Mississippi.