Col­lege Bas­ket­ball Wra­pup NO. 11 UCLA UP­SETS NO. 1 KEN­TUCKY 97-92

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lex­ing­ton, ky.» Isaac Hamil­ton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 points and 13 re­bounds, and No. 11 UCLA beat No. 1 Ken­tucky 97-92 on Satur­day, the Bru­ins’ sec­ond upset of the top-ranked Wild­cats in as many years.

The Bru­ins matched their sea­son scor­ing av­er­age to win this show­down of col­lege bas­ket­ball’s win­ningest pro­grams in UCLA’s first visit to Rupp Arena, and end the Wild­cats’ 42-game home win­ning streak. Ken­tucky cut its 14-point, sec­ond-half deficit to 95-92 on Derek Wil­lis’ 3-pointer with 8.3 sec­onds re­main­ing, but Bryce Al­ford’s two free throws with 7.4 left sealed UCLA’s win.

Be­sides hit­ting 35-of-66 shots from the field, UCLA out­re­bounded Ken­tucky 41-38 and lim­ited the Wild­cats to 41 per­cent shoot­ing. It was the most points scored against a Ken­tucky team coached by John Cali­pari. North­ern Colorado took a six­point lead into half­time against North­ern New Mex­ico be­fore a strong de­fen­sive ef­fort in the last 20 min­utes of the game earned UNC a 97-73 win. D.J. Miles had a team-high 20 points for UNC. … Peter Moller scored 22 points in Metro State’s 67-40 vic­tory over Black Hills State. … Ja­son McMana­men was 6-of-7 from the arc in scor­ing 21 points as Wy­oming de­feated North­ern Iowa 81-73. … Esa Ah­mad hit a tiebreak­ing 3-pointer with 1:28 re­main­ing as No. 25 West Vir­ginia ended No. 6 Vir­ginia’s 24-game home win­ning streak with a 6657 vic­tory. … Prze­mek Karnowski scored 18 points and No. 8 Gon­zaga de­feated No. 16 Ari­zona 69-62 in the in­au­gu­ral Hoophall LA dou­ble­header at the Sta­ples Cen­ter. Josh Perkins added 16 points for the Zags, who beat the Wild­cats for the first time since 2011 af­ter los­ing six of their pre­vi­ous seven matchups. … Manu Le­comte scored 24 points and No. 9 Bay­lor took over in the sec­ond half for a 76-61 win over No. 7 Xavier. Johnathan Mot­ley added 17 points and eight re­bounds for the Bears, who have beaten three top-10 teams in the same sea­son for the first time.


boul­der» Alexis Robin­son scored 16 points and had four re­bounds and four as­sists to help No. 21 Colorado rout Idaho State 85-56 at the Coors Events Cen­ter.

The Buffs im­proved to 6-0 at home, 8-0 over­all.


Emily Bai­ley scored 19 points and had eight re­bounds, six as­sists and three blocks to help Colorado Mines post a 71-56 win over Regis. … Mor­gan Wil­liam scored 24 points, Victoria Vi­vians had 16 and No. 6 Mis­sis­sippi State beat Iowa State 85-81 in over­time. … Ronni Wil­liams scored 18 points and No. 19 Florida kicked its game into high gear in the sec­ond quar­ter to beat Long Beach State 83-53.

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