North Carolina State 64 Brandan Wright scored 24 points, and the Tar Heels moved into first in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tyler Hansbrough had 20 No. 8 Texas A&M 66, at Oklahoma State 46 Acie Law IV scored 19 points and freshman Donald Sloan had 15 to hand the Cowboys their most lopsided home defeat in nearly 30 years. No. 12 Georgetown 75, at Cincinnati 65 Jeff Green scored 21 points and had a tone-setting block in helping the Hoyas extend their winning streak to 10 games. No. 13 Southern Illinois 58, at Indiana State 50 Tony Young scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to rally the Salukis from a five-point second-half deficit to claim the Missouri Valley Conference title. At Mississippi State 83, No. 17 Vanderbilt 70 Jamont Gordon had his first career triple-double – and the second in school history – with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to end the Bulldogs’ 13-game losing streak against ranked opponents. At No. 20 Louisville 72, St. John’s 48 Terrence Williams scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and had four assists as the Cardinals won their fourth consecutive game and eighth in 10 games. At No. 21 BYU 76, Colorado State 67 Keena Young scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and the Cougars won their eighth game in a row. At Miami 68, No. 24 Virginia 60 Jack McClinton gave the Hurricanes a 61-60 lead with a 3-pointer with 1:06 to play and then made another 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to give Miami a four-point lead. At Tennessee 69, No. 25 Alabama 66 OT Chris Lofton scored 20 points and JaJuan Smith had 16 to lead a Volunteers rally. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLUMBUS, Ohio – There’s something about last-place Penn State that brings out the worst in No. 2 Ohio State. For the second time in eight days, the Buckeyes had all they could handle against the Big Ten’s worst team before finally pulling out a 68-60 victory Wednesday night. “It’s a pretty good issue,” Matta said, before spitting out an expletive. “We’re 25-3. We’re doing a couple of things well here. Yeah, I’d like to get it in to him every time down the floor. But we’re 13-1 in the Big Ten and 25-3 and I’m sitting up here like I don’t know what the hell I’m doing tonight.” Jamar Butler scored 18 points and Oden had 17 points and 14 rebounds to help the Buckeyes survive. Daequan Cook had 12 points and Ron Lewis 11. The win set the stage for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Sunday with top-ranked Wisconsin. The winner is assured of at least a share of the Big Ten title. At No. 3 Florida 63, South Carolina 49 Al Horford scored 20 points, Chris Richard had a season-high 14 and the Gators clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and improved to 17-0 at home. At No. 5 North Carolina 83, And for the first time, coach Thad Matta seemed to show the frustration of having a team that, while continuing to win, hasn’t put a team away for weeks. Matta bristled when asked if it was an issue that prized 7-foot center Greg Oden only had nine shots against an undersized and seemingly overmatched opponent.