- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Andrew Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 38 points and scored key baskets down the stretch to help top-ranked Kentucky survive pesky Georgia 69-58 on Tuesday night.

Twice on the verge of running away from a Georgia squad playing its second straight game without leading scorer and rebounder Marcus Thornton (concussion), the Wildcats needed both starters to fend off the determined Bulldogs.

Harrison’s layup with 3:58 remaining provided a 62-54 lead that proved critical as Yante Maten and Nemanja Djurisic scored baskets to get Georgia within 63-58 with 2:06 left. Towns’ short jumper with 1:33 left got the lead to seven, and Tyler Ulis and Andrew Harrison each added two free throws in the final minute to keep the Wildcats (22-0, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) unbeaten.

Harrison scored a season-high 23 points and Towns 15 with 13 rebounds.

Djurisic’s 17 points led Georgia (14-7, 5-4), which outrebounded Kentucky 36-24.

No. 5 WISCONSIN 92, INDIANA 78

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points and No. 5 Wisconsin’s athletic frontcourt overwhelmed Indiana.

Kaminsky was 9 of 12 from the field for the Badgers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten). Nigel Hayes added 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting.

Guard Bronson Koenig provided balance from the outside with 15 points, going 3 of 4 from 3-point range.

An eight-point halftime deficit turned into a 30-point deficit with 10 minutes left after Indiana (16-7, 6-4) opened the second half by shooting 2 of 11 from the field.

The Hoosiers also played without leading scorer James Blackmon Jr., who had an apparent ankle injury.

Nick Zeisloft led Indiana with 17 points.

No. 9 LOUISVILLE 63, MIAMI 55

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Terry Rozier scored 22 points and Louisville overcame second-half shooting woes to beat the slumping Miami Hurricanes.

The Cardinals built an early 13-point lead and shot 68 percent in the first half. They made only 31 percent in the second half, which allowed Miami to cut the margin to three points before Louisville dug in.

Montrezl Harrell had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (19-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who earned their fourth consecutive victory. The Hurricanes (14-8, 4-5) lost their third game in a row and lost for the fifth time at home this season.

Sophomore Davon Reed made five 3-pointers and tied a career high with 19 points for the Hurricanes, who shot only 34 percent.

No. 14 NORTHERN IOWA 61, INDIANA STATE 51

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Seth Tuttle had 15 points and eight rebounds and Jeremy Morgan added 12 points as Northern Iowa ran away from Indiana State.

The Panthers (21-2, 10-1 Missouri Valley) won their 10th in a row and got their first season sweep of the Sycamores in five seasons.

Indiana State (11-12, 7-4) was led by Devonte Brown with 14 points, but the Sycamores fell to 0-3 this season against ranked teams.

Defensively, Northern Iowa was every bit as good as advertised. Indiana State shot 37.3 percent from the field and finished with a season low for points.

And after scoring the final four points of the first half to take 33-22 lead, Northern Iowa never let the Sycamores get within single digits in the second half.

The Panthers took control with a 13-3 first-half run then methodically pulled away until the final minutes.

No. 21 OKLAHOMA 71, No. 15 WEST VIRGINIA 52

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 21 points and Oklahoma defeated West Virginia.

Hield, the Big 12’s leading scorer, made 8 of 13 shots, including 5 of 7 3-pointers.

Jordan Woodard had 12 points and Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins each added 10 for the Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12). Oklahoma shot a season-high 61 percent from the field to win their third straight.

Oklahoma committed 22 turnovers in the first meeting, an 86-65 win for the Mountaineers on Jan. 13. This time, the Sooners committed just 13.

Juwan Staten had 15 points and nine rebounds and Gary Browne added 12 points for West Virginia (18-4, 6-3), which had won three straight.

Devin Williams, the conference’s No. 2 rebounder and Big 12 leader in field goal percentage, was ill and did not play. He had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the first meeting.

No. 22 BUTLER 85, ST. JOHN’S 62

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kellen Dunham had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Butler to a victory over St. John’s.

Alex Barlow scored 15 points and Andrew Chrabascz added 14 for the Bulldogs (17-6, 7-3 Big East), who have won four straight conference games.

Sir’Dominic Pointer had 19 points and six rebounds, and Rysheed Jordan scored 17 for the Red Storm (14-8, 3-6), who have lost three of four.

The Bulldogs went on a 14-2 run to start the second half and took a 50-30 lead when Dunham made five free throws with 16:28 remaining. Dunham was fouled by Pointer on a 3-point attempt, and Pointer was given a technical when he protested the call.

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