MADISON, Wis. — Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points, and defensive-minded Northwestern beat No. 7 Wisconsin 66-59 on Sunday, securing an important win for the school’s bid to make its first NCAA Tournament.

Dererk Pardon added 11 points for the Wildcats (19-6, 8-4), who confounded the Big Ten-leading Badgers by doubling dominant big man Ethan Happ.

Nigel Hayes scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for the Badgers (21-4, 10-2), who had their eight-game winning streak snapped.

(10) UCLA 78, OREGON STATE 60: Lonzo Ball had 22 points and nine assists as UCLA (23-3, 10-3 Pac-12) defeated the Beavers (4-22, 0-13) at Los Angeles.

(25) SMU 60, (11) CINCINNATI 51: Semi Ojeleye had 18 points, Sterling Brown had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and SMU (22-4, 12-1 AAC) beat Cincinnati (22-3, 11-1) to snap the Bearcats’ 15-game winning streak.

VIRGINIA TECH 80, (12) VIRGINIA 78: Seth Allen hit a short jumper in the lane with 3.2 seconds left in the second overtime and host Virginia Tech (17-7, 6-6 ACC) beat Virginia (18-6, 8-4) for the second consecutive year at Cassell Coliseum.

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(2) BAYLOR 91, TCU 73: Alexis Prince scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists, and Baylor (24-2, 13-1) bounced back from its first Big 12 loss with a victory against TCU (12-12, 4-9) at Fort Worth, Texas.

(3) MARYLAND 89, MICHIGAN STATE 72: Brionna Jones had 28 points and 15 rebounds, and the Terrapins (25-1, 13-0 Big Ten) won at Michigan State (16-9, 6-6) to spoil Coach Suzy Merchant’s return to the sideline for the Spartans.

(4) MISSISSIPPI STATE 66, MISSISSIPPI 44: Teaira McCowan scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead Mississippi State (25-1, 11-1 SEC) past host Mississippi (15-10, 4-8).

(7) NOTRE DAME 90, GEORGIA TECH 69: Marina Mabrey scored 25 points to lead Notre Dame (23-3, 11-1 ACC) past Georgia Tech (14-11, 3-9) for its seventh straight win.

(8) STANFORD 87, UTAH 51: Alanna Smith scored 16 points and host Stanford (22-4, 12-2 Pac-12) ran off 18 straight points in the first quarter on the way to a win over Utah (15-10, 4-10).


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