Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.
Kamar Baldwin added 15 points for the Bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 Big East), who have handed the defending national champion Wildcats two of their three losses this season.
Jalen Brunson scored 24 points and Josh Hart had 18 for Villanova (26-3, 13-3), which came into the game having already clinched at least a share of their fourth straight Big East regular-season championship.
The game marked the first time Hart and fellow seniors Kris Jenkins and Darryl Reynolds lost a game at the Pavilion in their four-year careers.
Kansas 87, TCU 68: Frank Mason III scored 20 points and No. 3 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat TCU and clinch a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 championship. Devonte Graham added 17 points and seven assists, and Carlton Bragg and Josh Jackson scored 15 points apiece, as the Jayhawks (25-3, 13-2) cruised to their NCAA-leading 60th conference title. Kansas can clinch the outright title with a victory at Texas on Saturday. Alex Robinson had 15 points for the Horned Frogs (17-11, 6-9).
Oregon 68, California 65: Dylan Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California to keep its hopes alive for a Pac-12 title. The Ducks (25-4, 14-2) trailed by 16 points early in the second half and were down 10 with just more than four minutes left before rallying for the win that moved them a half-game behind Arizona for first place in the conference. Oregon holds the tiebreaker.
North Carolina 74, Louisville 63: Justin Jackson scored 21 points and No. 8 North Carolina pulled away after halftime to beat No. 7 Louisville in a matchup of Atlantic Coast Conference leaders. Kennedy Meeks added 14 points for the Tar Heels (24-5, 12-3).
Providence 68, Creighton 66: Kyron Cartwright made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left to give Providence a victory over No. 23 Creighton. Cartwright's shot from the right wing was the Friars' first field goal in more than five minutes and gave them their first lead since the opening four minutes of the second half.
Minnesota 89, Maryland 75: Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota beat No. 24 Maryland for its sixth straight win. The Golden Gophers (21-7, 9-6 Big Ten) are undefeated since losing to Maryland (22-6, 10-5) on Jan. 28. Maryland freshman and Shenendehowa grad Kevin Huerter had five points, six rebounds and five assists.
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