Nick Jacobson scored 13 points, including two free throws with 25 seconds left, as Utah defeated No. 1 Alabama, 51-49, last night in Salt Lake City.

Tim Frost added nine points and Britton Johnsen scored eight, all in the second half, as the Utes (8-3) got the 1,500th win in school history while handing the Crimson Tide (9-1) its first loss.

Alabama had a chance to tie it in the final seconds, but Erwin Dudley missed a putback in the lane. Utah's Richard Chaney grabbed the rebound as time expired.

* NOTRE DAME 76, VANDERBILT 63: Chris Thomas scored 19 points and Matt Carroll added 15 as No. 6 Notre Dame held off a late run to win in South Bend, Ind.

"I think we got a little lazy," said Torrian Jones, who scored 12 points. "We got a big lead and expected them to roll over like some of the past teams we played. They didn't."

The Irish (11-1) have won seven straight and are off to their best start since they went 12-1 to open the 1978-79 season.

* EAST CAROLINA 73, MARQUETTE 70: Derrick Wiley made a pair of foul shots to break a tie with 32 seconds left and the host Pirates upset the No. 13 Golden Eagles for the second straight season at Minges Coliseum.

Gabriel Mikulas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for East Carolina (9-2), which hadn't played since losing 90-71 at Coastal Carolina on Dec. 23.

* MISSOURI 65, VALPARAISO 47: Rickey Paulding scored 22 points and Ricky Clemons added 18 to lead the No. 16 Tigers at home.

Arthur Johnson added 12 points and nine rebounds for Missouri. With five blocked shots, the junior became the Tigers' career leader with 151.

* FLORIDA 91, FLORIDA A&M 58: Florida was looking for more inside production and David Lee provided it. Lee had 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the 12th-ranked Gators at home.

"I thought he was one of the reasons why we jumped out to a great lead in the second half," Florida Coach Billy Donovan said.

* OKLAHOMA 100, NORTH CAROLINA-ASHEVILLE 64: Ebi Ere scored 19 points and freshman Kevin Bookout had 17 for the 10th-ranked Sooners in Norman. Hollis Price added 12 points for Oklahoma (7-2). Price was perfect from the field in the first half, going 3 for 3 and making his only three-point attempt.

* KENTUCKY 115, TENNESSEE STATE 87: Keith Bogans scored a season-high 26 points and ignited a decisive second-half surge with a series of layups as No. 20 Kentucky won at home.

* TEXAS 58, LOUISIANA TECH 50: Brandon Mouton scored 16 points to lead No. 7 Texas to a victory in Austin, giving Longhorns Coach Rick Barnes his 300th career victory.

"It doesn't mean anything to me," Barnes. "Compared to a lot of guys in this league, I'm just a pup."

He is 300-179 in 16 seasons.

* MISSISSIPPI STATE 85, SOUTH ALABAMA 74: Timmy Bowers and Derrick Zimmerman scored 21 points apiece to lead the Bulldogs on the road. Mario Austin added 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Mississippi State (9-1).

* TOLEDO 81, MICHIGAN STATE 76: Nick Moore scored 19 points as Toledo blew a 13-point second-half lead but held on to upset No. 14 Michigan State in East Lansing. Keith Triplett added 17 points for the Rockets (7-4), who shot 52 percent and went 11 of 25 from three-point range.

* ILLINOIS 63, COPPIN STATE 37: Brian Cook, the Big Ten's leading scorer, matched his season average with 20 points as the No. 11 Illini won at home. Sean Harrington added 18 points, all on three-pointers, for the Illinois (9-1).

* ARIZONA 85, BOSTON U. 71: Luke Walton hopped off the court after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle, and No. 4 Arizona won its Fiesta Bowl Classic for the 17th time in 18 tries. Walton, a preseason all-American forward, left the game with 9:44 remaining. It was the fourth time he has injured the ankle this season.

* WAKE FOREST 96, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 54: Chris Ellis scored 14 points and Vytas Danelius added 12 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the No. 23 Demon Deacons won at home. Six players scored in double figures as Wake Forest (8-0) defeated its second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponent in three days and raised its record to 11-0 all-time against MEAC teams.

* LSU 69, NEW ORLEANS 57: Ronald Dupree had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the No. 21 Tigers broke away to win in Baton Rouge, La. LSU (9-1) was held to its lowest halftime total of the season and trailed 27-23. The Tigers scored the first four points of the second half to tie it, then took the lead for good with 17:23 left.

Notre Dame's Chris Thomas passes around Vanderbilt's Russell Lakey. Thomas scored 19 points, Matt Carroll added 15, Irish improved to 11-1.