COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 11 Ohio State past Wisconsin 58-49 on Tuesday night.
The leading scorer in the Big Ten, Thomas took over the game as both teams tried to gain leverage in a typically physical matchup between them.
The victory moved Ohio State (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten) into third place in the Big Ten and dropped Wisconsin (14-7, 5-3) two games off the pace set by co-leaders Indiana and Michigan (6-1).
Traevon Jackson, the son of Buckeyes great Jimmy Jackson, led the Badgers with 12 points in the arena where his dad's jersey hangs from the rafters.
Jared Berggren added 11 points for Wisconsin.
Aaron Craft had 13 points for the Buckeyes.
INDIANA STATE 68, No. 15 WICHITA STATE 55
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Manny Arop scored 17 points, including a celebratory slam in the final minute, and Indiana State snapped Wichita State's 19-game home winning streak.
The Sycamores (14-7, 7-3 Missouri Valley) stayed in the conference race with their first victory over a ranked team in five tries this season. Davonte Brown and Jake Odum both added 10 points.
Cleanthony Early had 15 points and Demetric Williams added 14 for first-place Wichita State (19-3, 8-2), which shot 27.1 percent from the field. The Shockers had just six field goals in the second half.
Indiana State ended the half on a 17-3 run over the last 4:12, taking a 39-28 lead. Wichita State got within 50-48 with 7:26 remaining, but never pulled even.
KENTUCKY 87, No. 16 MISSISSIPPI 74
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 26 points and Nerlens Noel set a school record with 12 blocked shots for Kentucky.
Kentucky (14-6, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) took a 73-56 lead with 10 minutes remaining. The Rebels roared back with 16 straight points, cutting the deficit to 73-72 with 4:22 left.
Ryan Harrow nailed a 3-pointer to stop Ole Miss' run and Kentucky was able to hold on and win for the fifth time in seven games. Archie Goodwin scored 24 points and Alex Poythress added 15.
Ole Miss (17-3, 6-1) had its nine-game winning streak snapped. LaDarius White led the Rebels with 22 points while Marshall Henderson added 21. Henderson made 5 of 19 shots from the field, including just 2 of 11 from 3-point range.
VIRGINA 58, No. 19 N.C. STATE 55
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Joe Harris scored 22 points, seven during a game-ending 13-6 run, and Virginia won its fourth straight.
Akil Mitchell added 14 points for Virginia (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), including an 18-foot jumper that put them ahead to stay, as the second-stingiest defense in the country put the clamps on.
North Carolina State (16-5, 5-3), which arrived averaging nearly 80 points per game, became the 17th team, including all seven ACC opponents, to be held under 60 points by Virginia.
C.J. Leslie, playing despite being under the weather, led the Wolfpack with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Richard Howell had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Jontel Evans hit two from the line with 26 seconds left to make the lead three. The Wolfpack never got off a good shot in the closing seconds.
No. 23 MINNESOTA 84, NEBRASKA 65
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Williams scored 23 points for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Andre Hollins scored 14 points and Austin Hollins had 13 points and five assists for the Golden Gophers (16-5, 4-4 Big Ten).
Ray Gallegos had six 3-pointers and scored 30 points for Nebraska (11-11, 2-7), which committed 13 turnovers to offset some impressive shooting. The Huskers shot 54.5 percent for the game, but were outrebounded 36-19 and forced just six turnovers by Minnesota.
The Gophers started the season 15-1, with the only loss to Duke. They climbed to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 before losses to Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern and Wisconsin.