It was another grinding win for the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) keyed by their defense: Wisconsin held Michigan (21-3, 8-3) to less than 40 percent shooting from the field.
Miami 87, North Carolina 61 - The No. 8 Hurricanes played so well in their pounding of the Tar Heels that they got a standing ovation from Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Putting on another show at home, Miami made 15 three-pointers to tie a school record and extend their winning streak to 11 games.
Such success is unprecedented for the Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 ACC), who have already set a school record for conference wins in a season. North Carolina (16-7, 6-4) lost to Miami for the second time in four weeks.
Georgetown 69, Rutgers 63 - Otto Porter took over a tight game in the second half, scoring 15 of his 19 points down the stretch, to lead the No. 20 Hoyas to a road win over the Scarlet Knights. The game had 11 lead changes and four ties, including 33-all at the half.
The two teams are going in different directions: The Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East) have won five straight and seven of their last eight, while the Scarlet Knights (12-10, 3-8) have lost six straight.
Pittsburgh 62, Cincinnati 52 - The 23d-ranked Panthers continued their surge in the Big East, topping the No. 17 Bearcats in Cincinnati. Tray Woodall scored 14 points, including a pair of free throws and a three-pointer during a 7-0 run that put Pitt (20-5, 8-4) ahead of Cincinnati (18-6, 6-5) for good.
Marquette 89, DePaul 78 - The No. 24 Golden Eagles held off the visiting Blue Demons to move one-half game ahead of No. 9 Syracuse for first place in the Big East. Marquette improved to 17-5, 8-2. DePaul (10-13, 1-9) suffered its eighth straight loss.
Butler 59, George Washington 56 - In Atlantic Ten action in Washington, the 14th-ranked Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2) nearly blew a 17-point lead before nailing down a win against the Colonials (11-11, 5-4).