A.J. Abrams scored 18 of Texas' final 20 points last night, leading the host Longhorns to a 73-68 upset of No. 2 Oklahoma (25-2, 11-1 Big 12), which had to play most of the game without leading scorer and rebounder Blake Griffin after he suffered a concussion in the first half.
Abrams scored 16 in a row in the final eight minutes, hitting four three-pointers, then capped the scoring with two free throws with four seconds to play. He finished with 23 points for the Longhorns (18-8, 7-5).
Griffin, the Big 12's leading scorer and leading rebounder, played just 11 minutes and left for good with about four minutes left in the first half, finishing with two points and three rebounds. Griffin appeared to take a blow to the face when he tried to spin for a baseline shot.
No. 1 Connecticut 64, South Florida 50: : Hasheem Thabeet had 21 points and nine rebounds as the Huskies bounced back from their second loss of the season with a victory over the Bulls (8-18, 3-11 Big East) at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
A.J. Price had 11 points, and Jeff Adrien had nine points and 15 rebounds for Connecticut (25-2, 13-2), which reached the 25-win mark for the 11th time in the past 20 seasons.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 80, DePaul 61: : DeJuan Blair out-muscled the Blue Demons (8-19, 0-14 Big East) inside for 20 points and 18 rebounds while setting the Panthers' two-game record for rebounds, and host Pittsburgh (25-2, 12-2) pulled away early in the second half for a victory.
No. 5 Memphis 70, Texas-El Paso 63: : Tyreke Evans scored 25 points to lead the Tigers (24-3, 12-0) over the host Miners (16-10, 7-5), extending the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games with the 53rd consecutive Conference USA win for Memphis.
Louisville (21-5, 12-2) has won three in a row.
No. 10 Marquette 78, Georgetown 72: : The Golden Eagles (23-4, 12-2 Big East) got 23 points from Wesley Matthews to open the brutal homestretch of their regular-season schedule with a victory over the host Hoyas (14-11, 5-9).
Matthews was 9-for-16 from the field, including a career-high five three-pointers on eight attempts.
It was his third double double of the season and helped the Tigers (23-4, 10-2) reach double figures in conference wins for the first time in nine years.
No. 15 Kansas 70, Nebraska 53: : Sherron Collins had 22 points, Cole Aldrich added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Jayhawks (22-5, 11-1 Big 12) pulled away in the second half to beat the Cornhuskers (16-9, 6-6).
No. 19 Purdue 81, Indiana 67: : E'Twaun Moore scored a season-high 26 points, and the Boilermakers (21-6, 10-4 Big Ten) defeated the visiting Hoosiers (6-20, 1-13).
Florida State 67, Virginia Tech 65: : Toney Douglas scored 22 points, including a tie-breaking runner with six seconds left, and the Seminoles (21-6, 8-4) beat the host Hokies (16-10, 6-6).
Malcolm Delaney (Towson Catholic) scored 25 points for Virginia Tech.
Miami (16-10, 5-8) broke a three-game losing streak and swept the season series with Boston College (19-9, 7-6).
North Carolina State 72, Virginia 67: : Courtney Fells went 4-for-4 at the line in the final 7.2 seconds to help the Wolfpack hold off the Cavaliers (9-14, 3-9).
Fells finished with nine points for host N.C. State (15-10, 5-7).
Top 25 women
No. 8 Louisville 70, Villanova 56: : Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 34 points and added nine rebounds to lead the Cardinals (25-3, 12-2 Big East) past the host Wildcats (17-10, 9-4).