MIAMI (AP) - Tyler Johnson scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures, and the Miami Heat broke a three-game losing streak when they beat the reeling Memphis Grizzlies 115-89. The Grizzlies lost their ninth game in a row, the longest active streak in the NBA, and their second in as many nights.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kevin Knox had 21 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 and Kentucky made 10 3-pointers and shot 55 percent to blow out Missouri 87-66. Kentucky was 10 of 16 from long range and shot above 50 percent for the first time since Jan. 13 at Vanderbilt.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Nick King scored 22 points, Giddy Potts had 17 and No. 24 Middle Tennessee celebrated its first game as a ranked team with a 79-54 victory over UAB. The Blue Raiders (23-5, 15-1 Conference USA) entered the AP poll for the first time on Monday, but hadn't played since an 87-70 victory at Louisiana Tech last Saturday. They showed no signs of any rust, jumping to a 40-19 halftime lead against the Blazers.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Admiral Schofield scored 23 points, Jordan Bowden scored 15, Lamonte Turner scored 13 and No. 19 Tennessee secured a 73-65 win over Mississippi. The Volunteers jumped out to a 29-9 lead in the first 10 minutes and held off a rally by Ole Miss in the second half to earn the key road victory.
(AP) - Arenas were packed, fans were cheering and schools were competing. In most places, it was a typical Saturday of college basketball. There was little visible hangover from the latest developments of players being paid in the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. Coaches were taking the same tact they have been, some saying they've found no evidence of wrongdoing and waiting for the next shoe to drop. Fans, for the most part, were not surprised and didn't seem to care.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tyler Davis scored 22 points and T.J. Starks had 18, and Texas A&M ended its three-game losing streak with an 89-81 win at Vanderbilt. Texas A&M built a 24-point lead in the second half before Vanderbilt narrowed the gap to four in the final minute.
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