College basketball | Top 25 results | Saturday
North Carolina 74, UCLA 64
LAS VEGAS — Armando Bacot had 15 and 12 rebounds, Anthony Harris added 14 points and North Carolina ended a rare four-game losing streak by beating UCLA 7464 on Saturday.
The Tar Heels (7-5) led by 13 at halftime, went more than five minutes without a field goal to start the second half and pulled away late to end their first four-game losing streak nine years.
The Bruins (7-5) overcame a turnover-filled first half with a big run to pull within one early in the second half, but never made it all the way back from the early hole.
UCLA shot 4 of 21 from the 3-point arc and had 23 turnovers that led to 24 points for North Carolina.
Jules Bernard led the Bruins with 16 points and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 14 with 10 rebounds.
USC 70, LSU 68
LOS ANGELES — Jonah Mathews scored 15 points, Nick Rakocevic added 14 and Southern California rallied in the second half on Saturday night to defeat LSU 7068 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center.
Mathews’ 3-pointer with 4:22 remaining put the Trojans ahead for good and was part of a 13-2 spurt where they seized control. McKay Anderson hit a pair of 3-pointers, including one with 3:09 remaining to extend USC’s advantage to 66-59.
Men No. 18 Villanova 56, No. 1 Kansas 55
PHILADELPHIA — Jermaine Samuels hit a 3-pointer with 20.5 seconds left and No. 18 Villanova beat No. 1 Kansas 56-55 on Saturday, making the Jayhawks the latest top-ranked team to fall this season.
The Jayhawks (9-2) had moved up one spot to become the fifth team to top the poll this season. It is the first time the AP poll has had five school at No. 1 before New Year’s Day; the record for a season is seven in 1982-83.
Unlike Duke and Louisville which lost to unranked teams, Kansas lost to a traditional national power that has had its number in recent seasons. The Wildcats (9-2) finally nudged ahead in a back-andforth game.
No. 2 Gonzaga 112, Eastern Washington 77
SPOKANE, Wash. — Filip Petrusev had 24 points and nine rebounds to help Gonzaga beat Eastern Washington, clearing a path for the Bulldogs to become the sixth top-ranked team in the nation so far this season.
No. 5 Ohio State 71, No. 6 Kentucky 65
LAS VEGAS — D.J. Carton had 13 points, Kaleb Wesson added 12 before fouling out and Ohio State outlasted Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic.
No. 8 Oregon 84, Texas Southern 78 No. 11 Memphis 77, Jackson State 49
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Precious Achiuwa had 20 points and nine rebounds and DJ Jeffries added 13 points to help Memphis beat Jackson State.
No. 12 Auburn 74, Lehigh 51
AUBURN, Ala. — Austin Wiley had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Auburn, at 11-0 the only unbeaten Power Five program and one of four undefeated teams in the country.
Colorado 78, No. 13 Dayton 76, OT
CHICAGO — D’shawn Schwartz nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, McKinley Wright IV scored a season-high 29 points and Colorado beat Dayton in overtime.
The Buffaloes (10-2) trailed by 14 in the first half, led by eight in the second and came away with the win after Obi Toppin hit a tying 3 in the final seconds of regulation for Dayton (9-2).
Schwartz scored 20 points. Wright finished one point shy of his career high and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping the Buffaloes win their third in a row. Jalen Crutcher led Dayton with 19 points, and Toppin had 17.
No. 14 Michigan 86, Presbyterian 44
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jon Teske scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half and No. 14 Michigan cruised past Presbyterian despite losing Isaiah Livers to an apparent injury.
No. 15 Michigan State 101, Eastern Michigan 48
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Cassius Winston had 21 points and seven assists for Michigan State.
St. John’s 70, No. 16 Arizona 67 No. 17 Butler 70, Purdue 61
INDIANAPOLIS — Bryce Golden scored 14 points and Butler used relentless defense to pull away from Purdue in the Crossroads Classic.
No. 19 Florida State 66, South Florida 60
SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida State used smothering defense to overcome a 10-point deficit in the final seven minutes and beat South Florida in the Orange Bowl Classic.
No. 20 San Diego State 80, Utah 52
LOS ANGELES — Malachi Flynn scored 16 points and San Diego State remained one of the nation’s four unbeaten teams with the victory over Utah in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center.
Yanni Wetzell and Nathan Mensah added 14 points apiece for the Aztecs (12-0). They are off to the second-best start in program history.
No. 21 Tennessee 75, Jacksonville State 53
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jordan Bowden scored 19 points and Tennessee beat Jacksonville State to give Volunteers coach Rick Barnes his 700th career victory.
No. 24 Texas Tech 68, UT Rio Grande Valley 58
LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey scored 15 points in his return after missing four games with a hamstring injury, and Texas Tech overcame another sluggish start.
No. 25 West Virginia 75, Youngstown State 64
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 19 points and Derek Culver added 15 for West Virginia.
Women No. 3 Oregon 89, Kansas State 51
EUGENE, Ore. — Sabrina Ionescu had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for her 21st career triple-double and No. 3 Oregon beat Kansas State 89-51 on Saturday.
Ionescu extended her NCAA record for triple-doubles before being pulled late in the third quarter. Erin Boley added 18 points for the Ducks (10-1) and Satou Sabally, back after missing the previous game due to a mild injury, had 14.
No. 11 Texas A&M 78, Montana State 67
GUAYNBO, Puerto Rico — Chennedy Carter scored 27 points, Ciera Johnson added 17 and Texas A&M held off Montana State in the Coqui Classic on Saturday.
No. 14 Kentucky 63, California 61
BERKELEY — Rhyne Howard scored 19 of her 29 points in the fourth quarter, including the goahead jumper with 2 seconds left, to help Kentucky hold off California.
Kentucky (11-1) led 42-37 at the end of the third quarter, and Howard scored the Wildcats’ first 17 points of the fourth quarter. Her layup with 4:57 left made it 55-44, matching Kentucky’s largest lead of the game.
No. 18 Arizona 61, UC Santa Barbara 42
TUCSON, Ariz. — Aari McDonald had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Arizona continue its best start.
Sam Thomas added 11 points and Amari Carter had six to surpass 1,000 for her career for the Wildcats. At 11-0, they head into Pac-12 play undefeated for the first time.
22 West Virginia 63, No. 19 Michigan State 57
WINTER PARK, Fla. — Kari Niblack scored 21 points on 8-of10 shooting for West Virginia in the Florida Sunshine Classic.
No. 21 Arkansas 86, Little Rock 53
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Chelsea Dungee and Alexis Tolefree scored 21 points apiece for Arkansas.
No. 23 Tennessee 88, Portland State 61
PORTLAND, Ore. — Rae Burrell had a career-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in just 22 minutes and Tennessee rebounded from a big loss to top-ranked Stanford to beat Portland.