Jerome Coleman broke out of a scoring slump with 27 points, and Rutgers upset No. 9 Notre Dame, 95-82, yesterday at home for its first win against a top 10 team in more than 20 years.
Calvin Wooten added 18 points for Rutgers (12-14, 4-10 Big East), which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Chris Thomas scored 24 points to lead Notre Dame (21-7, 9-5).
Rutgers's last win against a top 10 team was on Feb. 1, 1982, over West Virginia. In their history, the Scarlet Knights had defeated four top 10 teams before yesterday.
Rutgers also reached its highest point total of the season and highest under second-year coach Gary Waters.
"Everyone was saying we were dead, and they were ready to stick a fork in us," Waters said. "But this team never quit. They thought they could go out there and play with this team."
* ARIZONA 72, STANFORD 69: Salim Stoudamire scored four of his 18 points in the final 45 seconds, and the visiting No. 1 Wildcats clinched the Pacific-10 title for the 10th time in Coach Lute Olson's 20-year tenure.
Josh Childress had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 19 Cardinal (22-7, 13-4), which had its season-best six-game winning streak snapped. Stanford had won 10 of its last 11 games and 13 of 15. It also had won nine straight at home.
Childress swished a three-pointer with 58 seconds left to cut Arizona's lead to 68-67. Stoudamire then scored with 43 seconds remaining and came up with a key rebound 18 seconds later and was fouled. He made both free throws. The Wildcats are 23-2, 15-1.
* OKLAHOMA 69, TEXAS A&M 64: Hollis Price scored 23 points, including two free throws with seven seconds to play, and the No. 3 Sooners almost blew a 17-point lead before hanging on in College Station, Tex.
Oklahoma (20-5, 11-3 Big 12) withstood A&M's pressing defense over the final five minutes to stretch their record to 19-1 over the Aggies, including eight in a row.
Texas A&M (13-12, 5-9) needs one more victory to have its first .500 season since 1994-95.
* FLORIDA 73, AUBURN 70: Matt Bonner scored 23 points and went 3 of 4 from the free throw line over the final 23 seconds, and the No. 4 Gators survived a late rally on the road.
The Gators (24-4, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) set the school record for regular season wins and have won six of seven.
The Tigers (18-9, 7-7) wiped out most of a 14-point deficit over the final 6:28 using Florida's biggest weapon: the three-pointer.
* TEXAS 76, TEXAS TECH 71: In Austin, Brandon Mouton scored 20 points, and the No. 5 Longhorns got their 13th straight win over the Red Raiders.
The Longhorns (20-5, 11-3 Big 12) led most of the way until Texas Tech tied it at 41 with 17:21 left in the game.
Texas used a 10-1 run to go up 68-58 on two free throws by T.J. Ford with 3:18 to play.
* KANSAS 79, OKLAHOMA STATE 61: Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison combined for 43 points in their final home game, leading the No. 7 Jayhawks past the No. 16 Cowboys.
They each addressed the crowd in an emotional ceremony after Kansas (22-6, 12-2 Big 12) handed Oklahoma State (20-7, 9-5) its fifth loss in seven games.
"Those two guys are the type of people we would all like to recruit as coaches," Cowboys Coach Eddie Sutton said.
* MARQUETTE 98, UAB 87: Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, and the No. 10 Golden Eagles, playing at home, clinched a share of the Conference USA title for the first time in the league's eight-year history.
The only team that can tie the Golden Eagles (22-4, 13-2) for the conference title is Memphis, which beat Cincinnati and has games at Houston and UAB left. Marquette closes its conference schedule by hosting Cincinnati on March 8.
* LOUISVILLE 82, EAST CAROLINA 76: Reece Gaines scored a season-high 30 points, and the No. 11 Cardinals (20-5, 10-4 Conference USA), playing at home, overcame the absence of their top two rebounders to snap a three-game losing streak.
* WAKE FOREST 80, CLEMSON 68: Josh Howard had 29 points, including a career-best six three-pointers, and the No. 12 Demon Deacons (21-4, 11-3), at home, moved closer to their first outright ACC title since 1962.
* CREIGHTON 70, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 62: Kent Williams scored 24 points, and Jermaine Dearman added 18 against the No. 17 Blue Jays in Carbondale, Ill. The win clinched the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and a share of the league championship for the Salukis (21-5, 15-2 MVC). Creighton is 25-4, 14-3.
* ILLINOIS 82, MICHIGAN 79: Brian Cook scored 26 points, and Roger Powell added 18 to help the visiting No. 18 Illini grab a share of first place in the Big Ten. It was the fourth straight overall win for Illinois (20-5, 10-4).
* ARKANSAS 53, MISSISSIPPI STATE 51: Freshman guard Kendrick Davis converted a three-point play with 25 seconds remaining, and the Razorbacks (9-16, 4-10 SEC) upset the 20th-ranked Bulldogs (18-7, 8-6) in Fayetteville, Ark.
* NEW MEXICO 76, UTAH 69: Ruben Douglas, the nation's leading scorer, had 39 points, including a school-record 26 free throws, and the Lobos (10-15, 4-8) beat the visiting No. 22 Utes (21-5, 9-2).
* MEMPHIS 67, CINCINNATI 48: Chris Massie scored 23 points, and the No. 24 Wildcats outscored the Bearcats 40-19 in the second half at home.
* DAYTON 69, FORDHAM 64: Brooks Hall scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures at home, and the 25th-ranked Flyers (21-5, 13-2 Atlantic 10) handed the Rams their 13th straight loss.