LUBBOCK, Texas – Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart shoved a fan behind the basket in the waning seconds of Texas Tech’s 65-61 victory over the 19th-ranked Cowboys on Saturday night.
Smart, a unanimous AP preseason All-American, tried to block Jaye Crockett’s dunk attempt from behind with 6.2 seconds to go and tumbled into the front row of the crowd. He was helped to his feet by one man but then got in the face of another fan.
The man appeared to say something to Smart, who shoved him with two hands. The fan stumbled backward a bit but didn’t fall.
Teammates quickly pulled an angry Smart away from the fracas, and he pointed back in the direction of the fan. Smart, who scored 22 points, got a technical foul but was not ejected.
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Scottie Wilbekin scored 16 points, leading all five starters in double figures, and the Gators (21-2, 10-0 Southeastern) beat the Crimson Tide (9-14, 3-7) for their 15th straight victory. Florida has won its last 29 home games, a school record.
No. 4 Wichita St. 82, at Northern Iowa 73
Tekele Cotton scored 18 points as the Shockers (25-0, 12-0 Missouri Valley) beat the Panthers (11-13, 5-7) to complete a trip that included a victory at Indiana State on Wednesday.
At No. 5 S. Diego St. 73, Nevada 58
Xavier Thames — who started his college career at Washington State — scored 17 points and the Aztecs (21-1, 10-0 Mountain West) beat the Wolf Pack (12-12, 7-4) to equal the school record with their 20th victory in a row.
At SMU 76, No. 7 Cincinnati 55
Nick Russell scored 15 points to go with some big steals and coach Larry Brown’s Mustangs (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic) beat the Bearcats (22-3, 11-1), snapping Cincinnati’s winning streak at 15.
Southern Methodist has beaten three AP Top 25 opponents in seven games since moving into renovated Moody Coliseum on campus five weeks ago. Before that, the Mustangs hadn’t defeated a ranked opponent anywhere since December 2003.
At No. 8 Kansas 83, West Virginia 69
Freshman Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points and Wayne Selden added 17 for Kansas, which padded its lead in the Big 12 standings.
Reserve Tarik Black added 11 points for the Jayhawks (18-5, 9-1 Big 12), who took a two-game lead over surprising Texas in the conference race.
Juwan Staten scored 22 points for West Virginia.
At No. 17 Iowa 85, No. 10 Michigan 67
Roy Devyn Marble scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half as the Hawkeyes (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) defeated the Wolverines (17-6, 9-2).
Aaron White added 11 points and eight rebounds for Iowa, which has beaten two AP Top 10 teams in the regular season for the first time since 1990-91, avoided a third straight loss at home and split the season series with Michigan.
Caris LeVert scored 22 points for the Wolverines.
At Montana 82, Eastern Washington 77
Kareem Jamar scored 23 points — 14 in the second half — and the Grizzlies (12-9, 7-5 Big Sky) beat the Eagles (10-13, 5-7).
Montana led 41-32 at halftime and scored the first seven points of the second half as Eastern Washington went 4:08 without scoring a basket.
Tyler Harvey led the Eagles with 24 points and Drew Brandon added 19.