Horizon (Guymon Daily Herald)
P.J. Thompson, Matt Costello

No. 18 Purdue beats No. 8 Michigan State 82-81 in OT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 18 Purdue turned Tuesday night's game into an impromptu senior night celebration.

Rapheal Davis, the Boilermakers' defensive stopper, played the offensive game of his life. A.J. Hammons, the 7-foot center who patrols the post, nearly posted a triple-double. And together they refused to let No. 8 Michigan State beat them again.

Davis made 1 of 2 free throws with 4.6 seconds left in overtime and Hammons wrestled the ensuing rebound from several defenders to preserve an 82-81 victory that set off an overdue celebration.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 8
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (32)21-31,5663
2Maryland (13)22-31,4994
3Oklahoma (7)20-31,4721
4Iowa (11)19-41,4715
6Kansas (1)20-41,3117
7Virginia (1)20-41,2239
8Michigan State20-51,14410
9North Carolina20-41,1362
10West Virginia19-51,08214
12Miami (FL)19-482617
14Iowa State17-678113
15Texas A&M18-56638
23Southern California18-5225-

Regional Team News

Texas-Arlington rolls past Texas State 65-53

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Jalen Jones scored 17 points and Texas-Arlington cruised to a 65-53 win over Texas State Tuesday night.

The Mavericks doubled up Texas State in the first half, taking a 32-16 lead into the intermission and pushing the advantage to 52-23 with under eight minutes to play.

The Bobcats were down by 20 points with 2:12 left, but had a late rally to outscore UT-Arlington 12-4 to set the final margin. D'Angelo West was fouled on a field-goal attempt behind the 3-point line and converted all three attempts and Austin Evans dunked with seven seconds left.