ATHENS, Ga. — Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No. 1 in the rankings, beating Georgia 57-44 on Tuesday night.
Miller, who had started eight of the previous nine games for the Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), returned to the sixth-man role he had played earlier in the season. It didn’t really matter. The senior made 7 of 8 shots, including all four from 3-point range.
The Bulldogs (10-10, 1-5) never threatened in the second half. They made just 7 of 23 shots over the final 20 minutes.
NO. 6 BAYLOR 77, OKLAHOMA 65
In Norman, Okla., Perry Jones III had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Pierre Jackson added 16 points and Baylor bounced back after its first two losses of the season to beat Oklahoma.
The Bears (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) led throughout but needed a strong finish to put away the Sooners, who were within 62-60 in the final 5 minutes.
Quincy Acy contributed 13 points and three blocks for Baylor, which shot 54 percent to get back on the winning track after losses to Kansas and Missouri, both Top 10 teams.
NO. 13 SAN DIEGO STATE 52, WYOMING 42
In Laramie, Wyo, Jamaal Franklin had 12 points and 11 rebounds and San Diego State extended its winning streak to 11.
Chase Tapley added 12 points for the Aztecs (18-2, 4-0 Mountain West).
The victory was the 250th at San Diego State for coach Steve Fisher, who is in his 13th season with the Aztecs.
Leonard Washington had 12 points and Luke Martinez added 11 points for Wyoming (16-4, 2-2).
NO. 17 MARQUETTE 67, SOUTH FLORIDA 47
In Milwaukee, Darius Johnson-Odom scored 17 points to help Marquette beat South Florida.
Davante Gardner and Jae Crowder added 15 points each for the Golden Eagles (17-4, 6-2 Big East), who have recovered from their rough start in conference play by winning five games in a row.
It was the 100th career victory for Marquette coach Buzz Williams.
NO. 20 MICHIGAN 66, PURDUE 64
In West Lafayette, Ind., Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points to help Michigan defeat Purdue.
Jordan Morgan had 12 points and seven rebounds, Stu Douglass scored 12 points and Evan Smotrycz added 10 points for the Wolverines (16-5, 6-2), who entered the game in a tie for first place in the Big Ten.
Lewis Jackson scored 17 points and Robbie Hummel added 16 for the Boilermakers (14-7, 4-4).
MIAMI 64, GEORGIA TECH 49
In Atlanta, Kenny Kadji scored 21 points, Malcolm Grant had 16 and Miami beat Georgia Tech to leave the Yellow Jackets in last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Miami (11-7, 2-3) has won two of three. The Hurricanes took only their second road win in seven tries.
Mfon Udofia had 14 points for Georgia Tech (8-12, 1-5).