College basketball | Top 25 results | Saturday
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.