No. 1 Gonzaga rolls past Loyola Marymount 87-62
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filip Petrusev scored 16 points, Corey Kispert had 15 and No. 1 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 87-62 on Saturday.
It was the Bulldogs’ 31st straight regular-season win in West Coast Conference play, tying them with the San Francisco squads led by Bill Russell and K.C. Jones for the second-longest streak in conference history. Pepperdine has the record at 32.
Gonzaga (18-1, 4-0) put five players in double figures. Ryan Woolridge scored 13, and Admon Gilder added 12.
Eli Scott paced Loyola Marymount (7-10, 1-2) with 20 points.
NO. 2 DUKE 90, WAKE FOREST 59
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tre Jones scored 23 points to lead Duke to the runaway victory.
Cassius Stanley added 16 points for the Blue Devils (15-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 53% from the field.
Duke scored on eight of its first nine possessions to take control early. The Blue Devils led 49-23 at halftime.
Torry Johnson and Olivier Sarr each scored 13 points for Wake Forest (8-7, 1-4). Sharone Wright Jr. added a season-high 11 points.
NO. 4 BAYLOR 67, NO. 3 KANSAS 55
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jared Butler scored 22 points, MaCio Teague added 16 and Baylor got its first win at Allen Fieldhouse.
Freddie Gillespie added 13 points for the Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12), who snapped a whole slew of ignominious streaks with their victory in Lawrence. They beat a top-five team on the road for the first time in 22 attempts.
Isaiah Moss scored 15 points for the Jayhawks (12-3, 2-1), who lost leading scorer Devon Dotson to an injury for a long stretch midway through the game and could never solve the Bears’ league-best defense.
Kansas was 4 of 15 beyond the arc and committed 14 turnovers that Baylor turned into 21 points.
NO. 5 AUBURN 82, GEORGIA 60
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Samir Doughty had 17 points, and Auburn shot 53% percent from the field in the win.
The Tigers (15-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) surged with a 40-13 run after falling behind early to the Bulldogs (10-5, 0-2), a stretch that extended into the second half.
Anfernee McLemore and freshman Allen Flanigan each scored 12 points for the Tigers.
Georgia star Anthony Edwards struggled much of the game but still finished with 18 points, nearly his season average. The freshman was 6-of-15 shooting.
NO. 7 SAN DIEGO STATE 83, BOISE STATE 65
SAN DIEGO (AP) — KJ Feagin scored 16 of his season-high 23 points in the first half and San Diego State played its best home game all season, opening with a 23-9 outburst and beating Boise State.
Yanni Wetzell added 20 points, Malachi Flynn 19 and Matt Mitchell 10 for the Aztecs (17-0, 6-0 Mountain West), who remained one of two unbeaten teams (Auburn).
San Diego State continued its hottest start since 2010-11, when it opened 20-0 behind Kawhi Leonard and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time before finishing a school-record 34-3.
RJ Williams scored 16 points for Boise State (11-7, 3-3).
NO. 9 OREGON 78, ARIZONA STATE 69
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Payton Pritchard scored 29 points and Oregon held off Arizona State.
Much of the game was a personal duel between Pritchard and Arizona State’s Remy Martin, who also had 29 points.
Chris Duarte added 20 points for the Ducks (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12). They have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Sun Devils.
Arizona State (10-6, 1-2) remained one of only two Pac-12 teams, along with Washington State, that has never won at Matthew Knight Arena, which opened in 2011.
INDIANA 66, NO. 11 OHIO STATE 54
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Devonte Green scored 19 points, Rob Phinisee had 13 in his first start of the season, and Indiana handed Ohio State its fourth straight loss.
The Hoosiers (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten) earned their second straight win despite going 20 for 36 at the line. Phinisee had four of the team’s 11 steals.
Andre Wesson scored 15 points for Ohio State (11-5, 1-4), and Kaleb Wesson finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Buckeyes shot just 32.7% (17 for 52) from the field.
NO. 13 LOUISVILLE 67, NOTRE DAME 64
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jordan Nwora scored 20 points, and Louisville edged Notre Dame.
Reserve guard Ryan McMahon scored 17 points for the Cardinals (13-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their second straight. Dwayne Sutton had 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Sutton hit a pair of key 3-pointers as Louisville rallied in the final 4:05.
John Mooney had 15 points and 19 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (10-6, 1-4), who lost their second straight. T.J. Gibbs also had 15 points, and reserve Dane Goodwin added 14.
NO. 14 KENTUCKY 76, ALABAMA 67
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley scored the game’s final five points and finished with 19, and Kentucky topped Alabama for its 1,000th Southeastern Conference victory.
The Wildcats (12-3, 3-0) led by 15 early in the second half before a cold stretch allowed the Crimson Tide to climb within 63-60 with just over five minutes remaining. But Quickley stepped up down the stretch.
Kentucky beat Alabama for the 12th time in 13 meetings despite shooting just 32% after intermission. The Wildcats are 1,000-281 overall in SEC play.
Herbert Jones had 18 points for the Crimson Tide (8-7, 1-2), and John Petty Jr. finished with 16.
NO. 15 DAYTON 88, MASSACHUSETTS 60
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin scored 16 points before leaving with an ankle injury early in the second half, and the Flyers pulled away for the win.
Dayton (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10) took control right away, building a 20-point lead, and remained unbeaten at home.
Toppin got tangled with Samba Diallo at midcourt and went down hard at 15:13 of the second half. Coach Anthony Grant said it looks as if Toppin sprained his left ankle, and “the next 24 hours will tell us more in terms of how it reacts.”
UMass (7-9, 1-2) never recovered from the Flyers’ opening surge. Tre Mitchell led the Minutemen with 16 points.
NO. 16 VILLANOVA 80, GEORGETOWN 66
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova’s Saddiq Bey hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points.
Bey, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, was 10 for 15 from the floor, including 8 of 10 on 3s. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored 14 points, and Collin Gillespie had 11 for the Wildcats (12-3, 3-1 Big East).
Qudus Wahab led Georgetown with 13 points. The Hoyas (11-6, 1-3) missed 11 of 16 3s.
NO. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 66, NO. 22 TEXAS TECH 54
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride scored a season-high 22 points and Oscar Tshiebwe grabbed 17 rebounds, leading West Virginia to the win.
The Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) continued a remarkable turnaround by surpassing their total of 12 wins from last season, when they finished last in the league.
Davide Moretti led Texas Tech (10-5, 1-2) with 16 points. The Red Raiders have lost two straight, including a home loss to No. 4 Baylor on Tuesday night.
SYRACUSE 63, NO. 18 VIRGINIA 55, OT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim scored nine of his 14 points in overtime and Syracuse got the win on the road.
The Orange scored 20 points in the extra period after netting just 19 in the second half.
Freshman Joe Girard had 19 points for Syracuse (9-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), and Elijah Hughes had 18.
Jay Huff had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Virginia (11-4, 3-2), which lost back-to-back games for the first time since the 2016-17 season. Mamadi Diakita and Kihei Clark each added 13 points.
WISCONSIN 58, NO. 20 PENN STATE 49
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Micah Potter scored 18 of his career-high 24 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Wisconsin to the victory.
Brad Davison had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Badgers (10-6, 3-2 Big Ten), who bounced back nicely after losing 71-70 to Illinois on Wednesday night.
It was a successful start to a key stretch for Wisconsin, which hosts No. 12 Maryland on Tuesday night and visits No. 8 Michigan State on Friday.
Lamar Stevens had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (12-4, 2-3), who had won 13 in a row at home. Izaiah Brockington scored 15 points.
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