Chiefs’ Berry, Colts’ Hooker ruled out...Louisville stuns North Carolina...Virginia stays undefeated
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are missing safety Eric Berry for this afternoon’s divisional playoff game against Indianapolis at Arrowhead Stadium. Berry missed most of the season with a heel injury, then appeared to be working back into game shape when it recurred. The Chiefs do have wide receiver Sammy Watkins available for the first time since early November. The Colts are without safety Malik Hooker, who had been questionable with a foot injury. His loss comes after backup safety Mike Mitchell was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury earlier this week.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Roy Williams suffered his worst home loss in 16 seasons with North Carolina today, as Louisville stunned the 12th-ranked Tar Heels 83-62. Connecticut transfer Steven Enoch had season highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals. Louisville shot 52 percent, made 11 3-pointers and finished with a 40-31 edge on the glass against one of the nation’s best rebounding teams. The Tar Heels shot 35 percent and committed 11 second-half turnovers.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy had 13 points, De’Andre Hunter scored 12 and No. 4 Virginia improved to 15-0 with a 63-43 victory over Clemson. Clemson started the day with a national championship football parade and celebration just a few steps away at Death Valley. The basketball Tigers had hoped to add to the good feelings with their first win over Virginia since 2012. Instead, the Cavaliers turned up their trademark defense to make it a long afternoon for Clemson and maintain their run as the ACC’s only undefeated squad at 3-0.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Barry Brown hit a layup with four seconds left as Kansas State upset No. 20 Iowa State 58-57, handing the Cyclones their second straight loss. Brown had 23 points to lead the Wildcats, who closed the game on a 10-2 run for their first road win of the year. Iowa State, which hasn’t won since blowing out Kansas last week, had been up seven with five minutes left.
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 17 points as No. 19 Buffalo shook off a cold-shooting start to cruise past Miami of Ohio 88-64. Nick Perkins scored 12 points before hobbling off with an injury to his lower left leg midway through the second half. Dontay Caruthers had 11 points as the Bulls extended their school-best home winning streak to 19. Buffalo has won 15 of its first 16 games for the second time in school history after going 15-1 in a 16-game season in 1929-30.