West Virginia 76, No. 15 Ohio State 48
Columbus, Ohio — Alex Ruoff scored 17 points, leading West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins to a victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
Da’Sean Butler scored 16 points — all but two in the first half — with Darryl Bryant adding 11 and Devin Ebanks 10 for the Mountaineers (10-2), who handed Ohio State its first defeat of the season. West Virginia has won four in a row since a 68-65 loss to Davidson in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9.
Up by seven at halftime, the Mountaineers extended the lead to more than 20 midway through the second half and then poured it on the rest of the way.
William Buford and Jeremie Simmons each scored 11 points, and Evan Turner had 10 for Ohio State (9-1).
No. 11 Michigan State 82, Oakland, Mich. 66
Auburn Hills, Mich. — Goran Suton had 16 points and nine rebounds to help Michigan State beat Oakland.
Suton made his first start in over a month. He missed six games with a knee injury, then came off the bench in Michigan State’s next two games.
Kalin Lucas added 15 points for Michigan State (9-2), while Travis Walton had 14.
Keith Benson led Oakland (8-7) with 20 points, while Erik Kangas scored 15.
Michigan State’s biggest scare came with 2:41 left, as freshman forward Delvin Roe fell to the court holding his left leg, but he quickly walked off the court under his own power.
No. 19 Louisville 82, UAB 62
Louisville, Ky. — Terrence Williams had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Samardo Samuels added 17 points and 11 boards to help Louisville and its revamped lineup ease by UAB.
Earl Clark — who didn’t start for the first time this season after Pitino chastised him for inconsistent play — had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.