Williamsburg, Va. — Omar Prewitt scored 23 points with a career-high 10 of 12 free throws, Daniel Dixon added 19 points, and William & Mary rallied to beat Central Michigan, 88-84, Tuesday night.
There were 14 lead changes and nine ties before Dixon put William & Mary up for good, 66-63, with a 3-pointer with 6:21 left. John Simons pulled the Chippewas within 87-84 with a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining, but Terry Tarpey made a free throw to ice it.
Central Michigan, ranked No. 5 in the nation in 3-pointers per game (11), made 12 of 37 from long distance and led 33-31 at halftime.
Braylon Rayson scored 23 points, Chris Fowler added 21, Simons had 14 with four 3s, and Rayshawn Simmons 12 for the Chippewas (6-6).
Connor Burchfield scored 14 points with four 3-pointers and Tarpey added 12 points for the Tribe (8-3), which made 22 of 30 free throws (73 percent).
No. 14 Purdue 61, (at) Wisconsin 55: A.J. Hammons had 24 points and Dakota Mathias hit two 3-pointers in the final 1:19 as Purdue held on for the victory.
The Boilermakers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) snapped a four-game losing streak to the Badgers, who lost their first conference game under interim coach Greg Gard.
But Purdue needed the two late 3s by Mathias after Wisconsin had narrowed an 11-point deficit to 52-49 with 1:40 left on a short jumper by Alex Illikainen.
Purdue opened its 11-point lead gradually behind the 7-foot Hammons. He was 9-of-14 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds.
Nigel Hayes led Wisconsin (8-6, 0-1) with 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting. But Wisconsin shot just 39 percent for the night.
(At) No. 2 Kansas 78, UC Irvine 53: Perry Ellis had 14 points, Frank Mason III added 13 and Kansas pulled away in the second half in its final tuneup before pursuing a 12th consecutive Big 12 championship.
The Jayhawks (11-1) sleepwalked through much of the game, and trailed 26-22 late in the first half. But a 22-2 spurt spanning halftime allowed them to seize control, and a couple of big baskets by Ellis and Landen Lucas down the stretch put Irvine (10-5) away.
Brannen Greene finished with 10 points, and Devonte Graham had nine for the Jayhawks, who have won 10 straight since blowing a second-half lead in their lone loss to No. 1 Michigan State.
Seven-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye had 12 points for the Anteaters and 7-2 Ioannis Dimakopoulos added 10.
(At) No. 13 Miami 76, Princeton 64: Angel Rodriguez scored 14 and Davon Reed and Ja’Quan Newton each had 13 as Miami withstood an upset bid.
Rodriguez’s two free throws and 3-pointer during a 1-minute stretch late in the second half put the Hurricanes (11-1) ahead for good. Rodriguez’s conversion from behind the arc with 5:02 left gave Miami a 62-58 lead.
Amir Bell scored 17 and Devin Cannady added 13 for Princeton (7-4).
No. 17 SMU 81, (at) Tulsa 69: Shake Milton, a freshman from the Tulsa suburb of Owasso, had a spectacular homecoming, scoring a career-high 24 points and going 7-of-8 from 3-point range to lead SMU in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Nic Moore added 23 points as the Mustangs (12-0, 1-0) shot 56.4 percent (31-of-55), above their conference-leading percentage of 52.4 percent.
Milton, who was 8-of-9 overall from the field, hit his second 3-pointer of the second half to give SMU a 60-48 lead with 13:08 remaining. The closest Tulsa came after that was 68-62 on a 3-pointer by James Woodard with 7:11 to play. The Mustangs scored on their next four possessions to make it 73-62 and cruised from there.
James Woodward scored 22 for Tulsa (8-5, 0-1).
(At) No. 20 Texas A&M 82, Cal Poly 63: Freshman Tyler Davis matched his season high with 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead Texas A&M.
The Aggies (10-2) led by as many as 22 points, with the Mustangs never getting closer than nine points in the second half.
Reese Morgan scored 16 for Cal Poly (6-7), which committed 13 turnovers and lost leading scorer Joel Awich with 14 minutes remaining due to injury.
Temple 77, No. 22 Cincinnati 70: Quenton DeCosey scored 19 and hit three free throws in the closing seconds, helping the Owls pull away for their first win over a ranked team this season.
Temple (6-5, 1-0 American Athletic) had lost its three previous games against Top 25 teams — North Carolina, Butler and Utah — but closed the game with an 11-5 run to get the breakthrough win.
The Bearcats have dropped four of their past seven games, including back-to-back losses against Iowa State and Temple on their home floor.
Temple broke open a close game that included 11 ties and 14 lead changes. Daniel Dingle and Devin Coleman hit back-to-back 3s that put the Owls up 73-65 with 1:13 to go, and DeCosey made three free throws in the final 25 seconds to finish it off.
Troy Caupain scored a season-high 19 for Cincinnati (10-4, 0-1), which dropped its second straight on its home floor.
(At) No. 23 Baylor 72, Texas Southern 72: Al Freeman scored 21 and ignited a key run that finally put Baylor in control in its final game before opening Big 12 conference play.
The Bears led 44-40 in the second half before Freeman made a layup and then hit a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 run. By time Johnathan Motley made a short jumper for his first points and Lester Medford made a 3-pointer, it was 54-40 with 11:11 left.
Rico Gathers had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 30th career double-double for Baylor (10-2). Terry Maston scored 14 and Medford 12.
Malcolm Riley scored 18 for Texas Southern (1-11).