Beal was 4 of 6 from 3-poing range, making more shots from behind the arc than he did in the last four games combined, and added 10 rebounds for the Gators.
Kenny Boynton scored 17 for the Gators (13-4, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), who extended their home winning streak to 15 games.
Nemanja Djurisic led Georgia with 14 points. Gerald Robinson Jr. added eight points, six rebounds and five assists.
NO. 3 NORTH CAROLINA 73, MIAMI 56
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Zeller scored 16 points to help North Carolina beat Miami.
Dexter Strickland added 14 for the Tar Heels (15-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who closed a nine-game home stand with a perfect record.
NO. 4 BAYLOR 75, NO. 18 KANSAS STATE 73
In Manhattan, Kan., Perry Jones scored 17 points and Baylor held Kansas State to one basket over the final 5 minutes for a win.
ILLINOIS 79, NO. 5 OHIO STATE 74
In Champaign, Ill., Brandon Paul scored a career-high 43 points including, a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play, to help Illinois upset Ohio State.
The Illini (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) led 71-70 when Paul sank his 3-pointer with 43 seconds to play. He followed that up with four free throws that put the game out of reach.
NO. 6 MICHIGAN STATE 95, IOWA 61
In East Lansing, Mich., Draymond Green had 22 points and nine rebounds to help Michigan State beat Iowa for its 15th consecutive win.
The win gives the Spartans (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten) their longest winning streak since the 1998-99 season, when they won 22 in a row before losing to Duke in the national championship game.
PROVIDENCE 90, NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 59
In Providence, R.I., Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts each scored 27 points and Providence made Lousiville coach Rick Pitino’s night miserable on a day the school honored his 1987 squad with a rout.
Vincent Council added 15 points and LaDontae Henton 14 for the Friars (12-6, 1-4 Big East).
NO. 23 CREIGHTON 63, NORTHERN IOWA 60
In Omaha, Neb., Antoine Young scored a season-high 21 points, Doug McDermott added 14 and Creighton beat Northern Iowa.
Young made 9 of 14 shots, with his only 3-pointer giving the Bluejays a five-point lead with 2 minutes left.
NO. 24 SETON HALL 94, DEPAUL 73
In Newark, N.J., Fuquan Edwin scored 24 of his career-high 28 points in the first half and Seton Hall rolled in its first game as a ranked team since 2001.
Jordan Theodore matched his career bests with 26 points and 11 assists for the Pirates.
VANDERBILT 67, SOUTH CAROLINA 57
In Columbia, John Jenkins had 14 points and four of Vanderbilt’s 13 3-pointers as the Commodores won their sixth consecutive game with a victory over South Carolina.
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 80, NO. 18 GEORGETOWN 60
In Washington, Skyler Diggins scored 22 points, No. 2 Notre Dame went 28 for 32 from the free throw line, and the Irish held No. 18 Georgetown to 28 percent shooting.
NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 96, PROVIDENCE 35
In Hartford, Conn., Bria Hartley and Tiffany Hayes each scored 19 points and Connecticut bounced back with a rout of Providence.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 13 points for the Hukies.
NO. 8 RUTGERS 63, PITTSBURGH 39
In Pittsburgh, Khadijah Rushdan scored 14 points and April Sykes added 11 to lead Rutgers past Pittsburgh.