NO. 1 VILLANOVA HANGS ON AGAINST THE BLUE DEMONS
villanova, pa.»Josh Hart scored 25 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 as No. 1 Villanova held off DePaul 68-65, the Wildcats’ 19th straight win, on Wednesday night.
The Wildcats looked rather pedestrian playing for the first time in a week. But thanks to Hart, considered among the favorites for national player of the year, they survived.
A 14-6 Villanova run gave the Wildcats a 51-39 lead with 16:41 to go. But the Blue Demons responded with a 14-0 run to get back in the game and take a 53-51 lead.
From there, Hart made sure the Wildcats remained undefeated and their home winning streak reached 44 games.
Daniel Amigo had 14 points and eight rebounds to help Denver beat Oral Roberts 77-73. …Alan Herndon scored 15 points with three blocks, and Wyoming used a big first half to beat Air Force 84-72. …Dillon Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to give No. 21 Oregon an 89-87 victory over No. 2 UCLA in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.…Devon Hall scored 10 points and Kyle Guy added a key jumper with 2:02 remaining as No. 12 Virginia withstood a late rally to upset No. 6 Louisville 61-53. … Justin Jackson scored 28 points and
No. 9 North Carolina beat Monmouth 102-74.
stanford, calif.»Karlie Samuelson made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points, and No. 13 Stanford beat Yale 102-44.
Kelsey Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and had six assists to lead No. 14 Ohio State to an 87-62 win over Minnesota.