UCLA beats Southern California 85-74

UCLA forward Tony Parker, left, flexes after scoring as Southern California forward Malik Martin, right, walks away during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 85-74. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA locked up the No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament and earned itself eight days off, vital rest for a team with an eight-player rotation.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 3 Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.

Wells’ double-double carries Maryland past Rutgers

Rutgers guard Mike Williams tries to block a shot by Maryland guard Melo Trimble (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — With talented freshman Melo Trimble having an off night and Rutgers threatening a major upset, Dez Wells almost single-handedly carried No. 10 Maryland to a sixth straight win.

North Carolina crushes Georgia Tech 81-49

North Carolina players including Isaiah Hicks (22), Joel Berry II (2) and Brice Johnson (11) react to a basket over Georgia Tech during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Atlanta. North Carolina won 81-49. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

ATLANTA (AP) — North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.

West Virginia falters against Kansas, losing 76-69 in OT

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) drives on West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Gruff and angry, Bob Huggins made it obvious his 76-69 overtime loss to Kansas was just about the last thing he wanted to talk about.

Arcidiacono saves ‘Nova in 76-72 victory over Bluejays

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono (15) shoots over Creighton's Austin Chatman (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton’s physical defense left Villanova reeling, but the fourth-ranked Wildcats managed to get out of CenturyLink Center with their hopes for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament still intact.

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