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Men’s Top 25 No. 1 Louisville 99, East­ern Ken­tucky 67

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Jor­dan Nwora scored 26 points, Steven Enoch had 23 and No. 1 Louisville shot 63% in both halves to blow out East­ern Ken­tucky 99-67 on Satur­day.

Af­ter tak­ing their first loss Tues­day against Texas Tech in the Jimmy V Clas­sic be­hind 34% shoot­ing, the Car­di­nals (10-1) re­sponded with bas­kets from all over the floor. They made 34 of 54 from the field, in­clud­ing 9 of 19 from long range.

Enoch made his first seven at­tempts and grabbed six re­bounds as Louisville con­trolled the Colonels (3-7) 35-24 on the boards. Ma­lik Wil­liams made a pair of 3s for 11 points with six re­bounds.

No. 2 Kansas 98, UMKC 57

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David McCor­mack scored a ca­reer-high 28 points, Devon Dot­son added 18 and Kansas over­whelmed Kansas City in its an­nual Jay­hawk Shootout at the Sprint Cen­ter.

No. 10 Ore­gon 71, No. 5 Michi­gan 70, OT

ANN AR­BOR, Mich. — Pay­ton Pritchard scored 19 of his 23 points af­ter half­time, and Ore­gon out­lasted Michi­gan.

In a stel­lar matchup of se­nior point guards, Pritchard was just a lit­tle bit bet­ter, re­peat­edly driv­ing past Michi­gan’s Zavier Simp­son to­ward the end of the sec­ond half and in over­time. Simp­son had eight points and 11 as­sists, but the Wolver­ines (8-3) lost their sec­ond straight game.

Ore­gon (8-2) built a 16-point lead in the first half, then had to with­stand an ex­tended Michi­gan charge. An­thony Mathis nearly won it for the Ducks with a long 3-pointer at the end of reg­u­la­tion, but a re­play showed he re­leased the shot just af­ter the clock ran out.

No. 6 Gon­zaga 84, No. 15 Ari­zona 80

TUC­SON, Ariz. — Corey Kis­pert scored 18 points, Filip Petru­sev added 16 and No. 6 Gon­zaga with­stood No. 15 Ari­zona’s fu­ri­ous late rally for an 84-80 win.

The Zags (11-1) fought through a tense first half and shut down Ari­zona dur­ing two sec­ond-half runs to go up 80-65 with 2:12 left.

Af­ter strug­gling most of the night, Ari­zona (10-2) went on a 15-1 to pull within two, but Gon­zaga’s Ryan Wool­ridge sealed it by hit­ting two free throws with 1.7 sec­onds left.

No. 8 Ken­tucky 67, Ge­or­gia Tech 53

LEX­ING­TON, Ky. — Ash­ton Ha­gans scored 21 points to lead Ken­tucky past Ge­or­gia Tech.

The Wild­cats (8-1) won their sixth straight game go­ing into a two-game trip to Las Ve­gas ahead of their Christ­mas break.

No. 12 Auburn 67, Saint Louis 61

BIRM­ING­HAM, Ala. — J’Von McCormick scored 20 points, fresh­man Isaac Okoro added 12 and Auburn im­proved to 9-0, beat­ing Saint Louis in the Mike Slive In­vi­ta­tional at Legacy Arena.

The teams strug­gled to gen­er­ate of­fense early, but the Tigers used phys­i­cal de­fense, feed­ing into tran­si­tion buck­ets, to cre­ate sep­a­ra­tion in the sec­ond half.

No. 13 Mem­phis 51, No. 19 Ten­nessee 47

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Damion Baugh sank a 3-pointer with 1:43 re­main­ing to put Mem­phis ahead for good and the Tigers out­lasted Ten­nessee to snap the Vol­un­teers’ 31-game home win­ning streak.

Ten­nessee (7-2) had owned the long­est ac­tive home win­ning streak of any Divi­sion I team. The Vols hadn’t lost at home since fall­ing to Auburn 94-84 on Jan. 2, 2018.

Mem­phis (8-1) erased an early 12-point deficit for its sec­ond straight come-from-be­hind road vic­tory.

No. 14 Day­ton 78, Drake 47

DAY­TON, Ohio — Ibi Wat­son scored a sea­son-high 20 points and led a first-half run that put Day­ton in con­trol as the Flyers pulled away to beat Drake.

Day­ton (8-1) took the court with its high­est rank­ing in a dozen years but trailed mid­way through the first half. Wat­son came off the bench and scored seven straight points to change the mo­men­tum.

No. 16 Michi­gan State 72, Oak­land 49

DETROIT — Xavier Till­man had nine points and 13 re­bounds, Aaron Henry put up 10 points and six as­sists and Michi­gan State beat Oak­land at Lit­tle Cae­sars Arena.

Henry was the only Spartan to reach dou­ble fig­ures as Michi­gan State (7-3) strug­gled to hit shots in an NBA arena.

No. 18 But­ler 66, South­ern 41

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS — Bryce Golden scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shoot­ing to lead But­ler’s bal­anced scor­ing at­tack in a romp over South­ern.

Also crack­ing dou­ble fig­ures for the Bull­dogs (10-1) were Sean McDer­mott with 11 points on 3-of5 3-point shoot­ing and Khalif Bat­tle with 10. Twelve Bull­dogs played and 11 scored.

No. 20 Vil­lanova 78, Delaware 70

NE­WARK, N.J. — Jer­maine Sa­muels scored 13 of his 18 points in the sec­ond half and Vil­lanova won its sea­son-high fourth straight game by hold­ing off Delaware in the Never For­get Trib­ute Clas­sic at the Pru­den­tial Cen­ter.

Rut­gers 68, No. 22 Se­ton Hall 48

PIS­CAT­AWAY, N.J. — Se­ton Hall star Myles Pow­ell sat out the sec­ond half with a head in­jury, and Rut­gers’ Ron Harper Jr. had 18 points and six re­bounds to help the Scar­let Knights beat the Pi­rates 68-48 in the Gar­den State Hard­wood Clas­sic.

Pow­ell did not re­turn to the Se­ton Hall bench in the sec­ond half. Sixth in the coun­try at 22.9 points per game, Pow­ell didn’t score his first points un­til nearly 10 min­utes into the game. He fin­ished with six points on 3-of-9 shoot­ing.

Harper won the Joe Cal­abrese Award — named in honor of the late jour­nal­ist who cov­ered the rivalry for 38 years — as the most valu­able player. He had two early al­ley-oop dunks. Ak­wasi Ye­boah added 14 points and seven re­bounds for Rut­gers (8-3).

Quincy McKnight led Se­ton Hall (6-4) with 11 points. They have lost two in a row.

Wake For­est 80, No. 23 Xavier 78

WIN­STON-SALEM, N.C. — Chaun­dee Brown scored 26 points, Bran­don Chil­dress added 22 and Wake For­est beat Xavier in the Mus­ke­teers’ first game this sea­son on an op­po­nent’s home court.

Xavier (9-2), which trailed the en­tire sec­ond half, had a chance to win in the fi­nal sec­onds, but Quentin Goodin’s 3-point at­tempt bounced off the rim as time ex­pired.

Wake For­est (6-5) led by 13 points in the sec­ond half. But Chil­dress missed the first of two free-throw at­tempts to give the Mus­ke­teers a fi­nal shot for a win.

Paul Scruggs scored 30 points for Xavier. Naji Mar­shall added 16 be­fore foul­ing out with 3:45 re­main­ing.

Women No. 3 Ore­gon 81, Long Beach State 45

LONG BEACH — Sab­rina Ionescu had 21 points, 12 re­bounds and seven as­sists, and No. 3 Ore­gon rolled past Long Beach State 81-45 on Satur­day.

Ionescu scored 15 points in the first quar­ter, go­ing 6 of 7 from the field and 3 of 3 from 3-point range, as the Ducks (8-1) jumped out to a 31-12 lead. Her 3-pointer with 1 sec­ond in re­main­ing in the quar­ter was right in front of Kobe Bryant, who was sit­ting court­side.

Re­serve Jaz Shel­ley scored a sea­son-high 17 points, go­ing 5 of 8 from 3-point range. She and Ionescu played 30 min­utes apiece and were the only Ducks to score in dou­ble fig­ures. No other Ore­gon player was on the floor longer than 22 min­utes as coach Kelly Graves gave his re­serves some ex­tended ac­tion.

No. 4 Ore­gon State 75, Utah State 46

COR­VAL­LIS, Ore. — Mikayla Pivec had 18 points, 13 re­bounds and seven as­sists and Ore­gon State im­proved to 9-0 with a 75-46 vic­tory over Utah State.

Destiny Slocum had 17 points, in­clud­ing four 3-point­ers, for the Beavers. They are off to their best start since the 2014-15 sea­son when they won 10 straight to open the sea­son.

No. 16 DePaul 105, Alabama State 76

CHICAGO — Marisa War­ren and Deja Church scored 16 points apiece off the bench to lead seven DePaul play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures and the Blue Demons de­feated Alabama State.

Chante Stonewall scored 12 points, Dee Bekelja 12, Jo­lene Daninger 11, Kayla Cau­dle 10 and Nadege Jean 10 for DePaul (9-1).

No. 17 Gon­zaga 80, Texas South­ern 40

SPOKANE, Wash. — Katie Camp­bell scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shoot­ing, in­clud­ing four 3-point­ers, and Gon­zaga coasted past Texas South­ern.

Twins LeeAnne and Jenn Wirth also had 14 points for the Bull­dogs (9-1), who won their sev­enth straight game.

No. 24 Michi­gan 62, Ap­palachian State 35

ANN AR­BOR, Mich. — Akien­reh John­son scored 20 points on 8-of12 shoot­ing and Michi­gan rolled past Ap­palachian State.

Naz Hill­mon added 11 points and Emily Kiser 10 as the Wolver­ines (8-1) led 31-13 at the break and were never chal­lenged, run­ning their win­ning streak to five games.

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