Joe Harris added 19 points for Virginia (18-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which used a 19-3 second-half run to take command.
Devin Booker scored 16 points and Tanner Smith had 14 for the Tigers (11-10, 3-4), who were without starting forward Milton Jennings after he was suspended for academic reasons on Monday.
NO. 1 KENTUCKY 69, TENNESSEE 44
In Lexington, Ky., freshman Anthony Davis had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as Kentucky beat Tennessee (10-12, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) to extend the Wildcats’ home winning streak to 48 games.
Kentucky (22-1, 8-0) got off to a sizzling start by hitting its first 11 shots over the opening 11 minutes as the Wildcats won their 14th straight overall in another dominating performance.
NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 68, WAKE FOREST 53
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tyler Zeller had 18 points and a career-best 18 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest.
John Henson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels (19-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shook off a miserable shooting performance to win their fourth consecutive game.
ILLINOIS 42, NO. 9 MICHIGAN STATE 41
In Champaign, Ill., Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a victory over Michigan State.
Paul had two chances to extend the lead for the Illini (16-6, 5-4 Big Ten) but he missed the front end of 1-and-1s with 26 seconds and 11 seconds to play.
NO. 15 MARQUETTE 66, SETON HALL 59
n Milwaukee, Jae Crowder had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Marquette rally from a sluggish first half.
Vander Blue scored 16 points and Darius Johnson-Odom added 14 for the Golden Eagles (19-4, 8-2 Big East), who extended their winning streak to seven games.
NO. 19 WISCONSIN 52, PENN STATE 46
In State College, Pa., Jordan Taylor scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer from the top of key with 1:44 left, to help Wisconsin to its sixth consecutive victory.
Taylor made six free throws over the final minute, for the Badgers (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten), who overcame an early nine-point deficit.