Penn State 84, No. 4 Michigan 78
Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset Michigan Wednesday night for its first Big Ten win of the season.
The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall. The junior guard scored 19 in the second half, including four 3s that whipped Jordan Center fans into a frenzy.
D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-pointers. Marshall's twisting drive to the basket gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead before Michigan's Glenn Robinson III misfired on a 3 with 17 seconds left.
No. 5 Miami 76, Virginia Tech 58
Miami went 11 minutes without a basket, then finally shook a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech for a victory.
Shane Larkin had 22 points and six assists to lead the Hurricanes, who were coming off a loss at Wake Forest that ended their 14-game winning streak and their bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Despite a slow start, Miami (23-4, 14-1) never trailed and improved to 13-0 at home. The Hurricanes hold a 2 1/2-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC and can clinch their first conference basketball championship by beating the Blue Devils on Saturday.
No. 15 Oklahoma St. 64, Texas Christian 47
Le'Bryan Nash scored a career-high 28 points, Marcus Smart had his typically strong all-around game not far from the high school where he won two state championships, and Oklahoma State beat offensively challenged Texas Christian.
Nash had the first two baskets in an 18-1 run that bridged the first and second halves and put the Cowboys (21-6, 11-4 Big 12) in control for good.
Smart, a freshman who won back-to-back state titles at Flower Mound Marcus High School, had nine points, five assists and three steals - all categories in which he is among the Big 12 leaders.
No. 23 Pittsburgh 64, South Florida 44
Tray Woodall scored 14 points and Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half, beating South Florida to hand the struggling Bulls their 10th consecutive loss.
Dante Taylor had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East), who have won nine of 12. They remained in the middle of the race for a double-bye in next month's conference tournament.
J.J. Moore added nine points, and 10 players scored in all for the balanced Panthers, who were trailing when they began a 16-0 run with Lamar Patterson's jumper 4:42 into the second half.
The Big East's leader in scoring defense, Pitt held South Florida (10-17, 1-14) to 31.9 percent shooting. The conference's worst scoring offense was held to 50 points or fewer for the eighth time in 15 Big East games. The Panthers have allowed 50 or fewer 10 times this season.
No. 16 Louisville 72, Seton Hall 62
Antonita Slaughter scored 17 points to lead Louisville to a victory over Seton Hall in a Big East game.
Shoni Schimmel came off the bench to contribute 15 points and six assists for the Cardinals (23-6, 11-4), playing their final regular-season home game. Louisville has won nine of its past 11 games.