ATLANTA (AP) – Naithan George scored a go-ahead layup with 7.7 seconds remaining and Georgia Tech beat No. 3 North Carolina 74-73 on Tuesday night to end the Tar Heels´ 10-game winning streak.

RJ Davis, who scored a game-high 28 points for North Carolina (17-4, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), won the race to a loose ball following a missed jumper by George and scored on a layup with 34 seconds remaining for a 73-72 lead.

Following a Georgia Tech timeout, George drove for the go-ahead layup.

Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-7) ended a three-game losing streak.

Kyle Sturdivant led Georgia Tech with 18 points. George had 16 points and Miles Kelly added 15.


Fans storm the court after Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 74-73 in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ta´Lon Cooper hit a critical 3-pointer with 40 seconds left and scored 18 points, and B.J. Mack added 16 points to lead South Carolina to victory over Tennessee.

Myles Stute scored 13 points for the Gamecocks (18-3, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), who have beaten the conference´s two highest-ranked teams. They knocked off No. 10 Kentucky on Jan. 23.

Dalton Knecht scored 12 points in the final three minutes and finished with 31 points, and Santiago Vescovi added 10 points for the Volunteers (15-5, 5-2), who had won four straight games and 11 of their last 12 entering the game.


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Hunter Dickinson and K.J. Adams Jr. each scored 16 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and Kansas defeated Oklahoma State.

All five Kansas starters scored in double figures.

Kansas (17-4, 5-3 Big 12) got 12 points from Dajuan Harris Jr., 11 from Johnny Furphy and 10 from Elmarko Jackson. Dickinson had a double-double with 11 rebounds, and Harris had seven assists.

Oklahoma State (9-12, 1-7) was led by John-Michael Wright with 16 points. Brandon Garrison added 11 points after scoring the first seven points of the game for the Cowboys.


VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) – Tyler Kolek hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 32 points to lead Marquette over Villanova for its fifth straight win.

Kolek rallied the Golden Eagles (16-5, 7-3 Big East) after they squandered a 20-point lead. With the Wildcats on fumes after a 34-10 run gave them the lead, Kolek connected on four 3s that sparked the Golden Eagles.

TJ Bamba and Eric Dixon led Villanova (11-10, 4-6) with 24 points apiece. Dixon hit a late 3 that made it 81-78 with 38 seconds left, only for Kolak to seal the win from the foul line.

Once a national power with two national championships in the last decade, the Wildcats have lost five straight games for the first time since the end of the 2011 season.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Marcus Domask and Terrence Shannon Jr. each had 23 points and Ty Rodgers had 13 as Illinois beat Ohio State.

Illinois (16-5, 7-3 Big Ten) held a 41-34 lead at the break after going 7-of-10 in the final 6:32 of the first half. Ohio State went scoreless in final 2:16 of that span.

Ohio State (13-8, 3-7) got within 10 points after Jamison Battle made a 3 with 1:54 remaining. The Buckeyes shot 6-of-10 in the final five minutes and went 50% on the night.

Battle scored 21 points and Roddy Gayle Jr. had 20 for the Buckeyes.

NO. 25 TCU 85, NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 78

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Trevian Tennyson scored 23 points, Micah Peavy added 18 against his former team and TCU beat Big 12-leading Texas Tech.

Tennyson made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 17:21 left and the Horned Frogs, who had trailed by 11 points before halftime, were ahead to stay.

JaKobe Coles added 12 points for TCU (16-5, 5-3 Big 12), including four free throws in the final 14 seconds. Emanuel Miller had 11 and Jameer Nelson 10.

Pop Isaacs scored 25 points and had nine assists for Texas Tech (16-4, 5-2), whose only loss its previous 12 games had been to fourth-ranked Houston. Chance McMillan had 19 points with five 3-pointers while Warren Washington had 14 points with a couple of thunderous dunks.


LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Great Osobor scored 31 points to lead Utah State over San Jose State.

Osobor had his third 30-point game of the season to help the Aggies (19-2, 7-1 Mountain West) win their third straight game. Ian Martinez had 16 points, and Darius Brown II added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Utah State shot 60% from the field and outrebounded the Spartans 39-25.

MJ Amey led San Jose State with 14 points and Alvaro Cardenas had 11. The Spartans (8-13, 1-7) scored 15 points off 14 forced turnovers but shot just 39% from the floor.


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – DaRon Holmes II had 25 points and 12 rebounds as Dayton bounced back from its first loss in over two months to rout George Washington.

Nate Santos and Koby Brea each added 17 for the Flyers (16-3, 6-1 Atlantic 10), whose five-point loss to Richmond last Saturday ended a 13-game winning streak and dropped them five spots in the AP Top 25.

Darren Buchanan Jr. paced GW with 13 points and eight rebounds, and James Bishop IV had 10 for GW (14-7, 3-5), which lost its fourth straight game.


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Jalon Moore scored 23 points, Javian McCollum added 21, and Oklahoma pulled away from Kansas State down the stretch for a victory that ended the Sooners´ two-game slide.

Sam Godwin added 11 points and Rivaldo Soares had 10 for Oklahoma (26-5, 4-4 Big 12), which blew most of a 17-point first-half lead before using a 12-1 run over the closing minutes to win its final scheduled trip to Bramlage Coliseum.

Tylor Perry led Kansas State (14-7, 4-4) with 23 points, but leading scorers Cam Carter and Arthur Kaluma were a combined 3 of 20 from the field and 0 for 10 from the arc. The duo also had eight of the Wildcats´ turnovers.


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Georgia Tech forward Tafara Gapare, left, and Miles Kelly, right, celebrate after beating North Carolina 74-73 during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz)

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