Chris Thomas scored 22 points, and unheralded Texas Southern beat 25th-ranked Michigan State, outlasting the Spartans 71-64 in overtime Saturday.
The visiting Tigers (2-8) were coming off a 40-point loss to Gonzaga, but Coach Mike Davis' team was poised throughout against Michigan State, becoming the second team this month to score a shocking win in Michigan over a Big Ten team. New Jersey Institute of Technology won at Michigan.
The Spartans (8-4) were without starting forward Branden Dawson, who fractured his wrist in a win over Eastern Michigan last week. Michigan State needed a free throw by Javon Bess with 6.8 seconds left in regulation just to force overtime, and the Spartans never led in the extra session.
The Spartans came into the game shooting 44 percent from three-point range, but they went 4 of 21 against the Tigers of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
It was Texas Southern's first win over an AP Top 25 team since beating 16th-ranked Minnesota on Dec. 21, 1994, according to STATS.
No. 7 Villanova 82, Syracuse 77 (OT): JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping Villanova undefeated with an overtime win in Philadelphia.
The Wildcats (11-0) never led until overtime and rallied from a 15-point hole to stun their former Big East rival.
Josh Hart buried a three-pointer and Pinkston tied the score 69-all with 4.2 seconds left in regulation on a basket off a turnover.
Hilliard's two free throws 57 seconds into OT gave Villanova its first lead of the game 71-69. He was kicked in the face during a scrum and was on the bench when Daniel Ochefu made two free throws that pushed the lead to 74-71.
Pinkston scored a late bucket, then added a monster block that preserved the lead with 15 seconds left.
Rakeem Christmas and Michael Gbinije each scored 18 points for Syracuse (6-4).
No. 9 Texas 78, Long Beach State 68: Javan Felix scored a season-best 17 points, helping host Texas (10-1) defeat Long Beach State. Mike Caffey scored 23 to lead Long Beach State (5-7).
No. 24 North Carolina 82, No. 12 Ohio State 74: Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and North Carolina used its stout defense to hold off Ohio State in Chicago.
Marcus Paige added 16 points for the Tar Heels (8-3), and Kennedy Meeks finished with eight points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Marc Loving made five three-pointers and scored 19 points for Ohio State (9-2).
No. 21 Notre Dame 94, Purdue 63: Pat Connaughton had 19 points and 14 rebounds, leading Notre Dame (11-1) over Purdue (8-4) in the Crossroads Classic at Indianapolis. Demetrius Jackson scored 22 points for the Irish.
Indiana 82, No. 23 Butler 73: Troy Williams matched his career high with 22 points and Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell added 20 to help Indiana beat Butler at Indianapolis.
Coach Tom Crean earned his 300th victory. Indiana (9-2) beat a ranked opponent for the 17th time since 2011-12, the most in the Big Ten.
Kellen Dunham led Butler (8-3) with 23 points. The Bulldogs lost their second straight to a power conference foe.
Georgia Tech 65, Vanderbilt 60: Charles Mitchell tied a career high with 19 points and Marcus Georges-Hunt added 14 points to lead host Georgia Tech (8-2). Damian Jones and Josh Henderson each finished with 12 points for Vanderbilt (7-3), which was coming off consecutive wins over Purdue and Western Kentucky.
USC Upstate 53, Mississippi State 51: Ty Greene hit an 18-foot jumper with 6.3 seconds remaining to lead USC Upstate over Mississippi State in Jackson, Miss.
USC Upstate (9-4) led for most of the game, but Mississippi State (5-5) pushed ahead 49-48 on Trivante Bloodman's layup with 1:53 remaining before the Spartans rallied for the win.
It's the second game USC Upstate has won over a major conference team this season. The Spartans also beat Georgia Tech 59-54 on Dec. 6.
Illinois 62, Missouri 59: Rayvonte Rice hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis. Rice also had seven rebounds and three assists and Illinois (9-3) had a tougher time than expected against Missouri (5-6), which is rebuilding under new coach Kim Anderson.
Florida 63, Wake Forest 50: Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points and had four of Florida's season-high 17 steals in the Orange Bowl Classic victory.
Michael Frazier II scored 12 points for Florida (7-4) and was chosen the game's outstanding player. Wake Forest (5-6) tied a season high with 24 turnovers and shot just 37 percent.
Auburn 89, Xavier 88 (2OT): KT Harrell scored 24 points as host Auburn (5-5) overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to knock off Xavier (8-3) in double overtime.
Remy Abell led the Musketeers with 18 points, but missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer.
Kansas State 71, Texas A&M 64: Kansas State used a strong inside game in the first half to defeat Texas A&M 71-64 in the Wildcat Classic at Kansas City, Mo. The Wildcats (7-4) were led by Nino Williams with 17 points. Texas A&M (7-3) was led by Kourtney Roberson and Danuel House with 13 points each.
Wake Forest: Guard Mitchell Wilbekin has been suspended for up to six games because of an undisclosed NCAA violation. Athletic Director Ron Wellman says the school will appeal. Wilbekin is the younger brother of 2014 SEC player of the year Scottie Wilbekin of Florida. He's a 43 percent shooter from three-point range and has averaged 7.6 points in 10 games with seven starts.
Maryville (Tenn.) 74, Transylvania 59: Host Transylvania (8-1) fell behind by 11 points in the first half and lost in the Pat Deacon Classic championship game. Transy, led in scoring by Katelyn Smith with 25 points, had an eight-game winning streak snapped.