Men’s college basketball | top 25 results | saturday
No. 1 Duke 87, Clemson 68
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Zion Williamson had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a spectacular 360-degree dunk, and No. 1 Duke beat Clemson in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
RJ Barrett, the ACC’S leading scorer, finished with 13 points while freshman point guard Tre Jones had 10 points and a seasonbest nine assists.
No. 3 Tennessee 96, Georgia 50
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jordan Bowden scored 20 points and No. 3 Tennessee opened Southeastern Conference play by trouncing Georgia 96-50 on Saturday for its eighth consecutive victory.
Tennessee recorded the most lopsided triumph in the series’ 156game history, surpassing a 105-69 Volunteers victory on Feb. 1, 1975.
Freshman Tyrese Haliburton had 14 points for the Cyclones (12-2, 2-0), who opened Big 12 play with back-toback wins for the first time since 2015.
Quentin Grimes scored 19 points for Kansas, and Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Jayhawks (12-2, 1-1) committed a season-high 24 turnovers.
New Mexico 85, No. 6 Nevada 58
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Anthony Mathis scored 27 points to help New Mexico hand Nevada its first loss of the season.
High-scoring Nevada (14-1, 1-1 Mountain West) shot just 33.3 percent (19 for 57) from the field and committed 14 turnovers.
No. 7 Gonzaga 91, Santa Clara 48
SPOKANE, Wash. — Rui Hachimura scored 25 points and No. 7 Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 91-48to open defense of its West Coast Conference regular-season title. to lead Virginia Tech to its eighth consecutive victory.
No. 11 Texas Tech 63, Kansas State 57
LUBBOCK, Texas — Davide Moretti scored 19 points and Matt Mooney added 14 to help Texas Tech hold off Kansas State.
Barry Brown led the Wildcats with 16 points.
alabama 77, No. 13 Kentucky 75
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tevin Mack scored 22 points, and Alabama topped Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Dazon Ingram scored all 11 of his points after halftime, including some key free throws in the Crimson Tide’s fifth consecutive win.
PJ Washington scored on a dunk with 5 seconds to play and Kentucky (10-3) quickly fouled John Petty, who made one of two from the line.