Third-ranked North Carolina became the latest top-three team to fall to No. 13 Indiana as the Hoosiers enjoyed an early double-digit lead and fended off a late comeback for a 76-67 victory Wednesday in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.
Indiana (5-1), which opened the season with an overtime win over then-No. 3 Kansas in Hawaii, defeated six opponents ranked in the top three since 2011-12. That ties Duke for most in the country.
The Hoosiers' OG Anunoby led a balanced attack with 16 points and punctuated the outcome with a two-handed dunk for an 11-point lead with just under 2 minutes remaining.
Justin Jackson scored 21 points for the Tar Heels (7-1), who trimmed a 12-point halftime deficit to four with just under five minutes remaining, but couldn't get any closer.
No. 14 Louisville 71, No. 15 Purdue 64
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Cardinals held Boilermakers bigmen Isaac Haas and Caleb Swanigan to a combined 22 points in their ACC-Big Ten Challenge victory.
Ray Spalding and Mangok Mathiang scored 11 points apiece while grabbing nine and eight rebounds, respectively, for Louisville (6-1). The Cardinals shot 48.3 percent from the field while limiting Purdue (5-2) to 35.3 percent.
Swanigan, the Boilermakers' leading scorer at 18.8 points entering the game, hit his first field goal -- a 3-pointer -- with 9:48 remaining. He finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 6 Virginia 63, Ohio State 61
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The undefeated Cavaliers wiped out a 16-point first-half deficit to knock off the Buckeyes for the second straight season in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
London Perrantes scored a game-high 19 points for Virginia (7-0), which overcame a subpar shooting performance (38 percent) from the field but made key plays down the stretch.
Ohio State (6-1) was led by Jae'Sean Tate with 14 points and JaQuan Lyle scored 12. The Buckeyes led for the majority of the game while shooting 50 percent from the floor, but Lyle's last-second 3-pointer came up short.
No. 9 Baylor 79, Sam Houston State 45
WACO, Texas -- After defeating a string of high-profile opponents last week, the Bears avoided a letdown by routing the Bearkats.
King McClure led the way with 14 points, Al Freeman scored 13 and Johnathan Motley recorded eight points and 14 rebounds for Baylor (7-0).
Aurimus Majauskas led Sam Houston State (4-3) with 13 points. The Bearkats shot 28 percent from the field.
No. 11 UCLA 97, UC Riverside 57
LOS ANGELES -- The Bruins rolled to another resounding victory in preparation for this weekend's clash with the nation's top team, routing the Highlanders.
Isaac Hamilton had 27 points and six rebounds for UCLA (8-0), which visits No. 1 Kentucky on Saturday. T.J. Leaf had had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Aaron Holiday came off the bench to score 17 points for the Bruins, who matched their best start since the 2013-14 team won its first eight games. Thomas Welsh had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Secean Johnson had 17 points for UC Riverside (1-4).
No. 12 Saint Mary's 66, Stanford 51
STANFORD, Calif. -- Calvin Hermanson made 7 of 9 3-point shots and scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Gaels past the Cardinal.
Jock Landale scored 13 points for Saint Mary's (6-0), and Joe Rahon added 10. The Gaels shot 55.1 percent from the field and was 11 of 27 from 3-point range.
Grant Verhoeven came off the bench to score 12 points, all in the second half, for Stanford (6-2), and Robert Cartwright had 10 points. The Cardinal shot 38.2 and were 3 for 12 from beyond the arc.