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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.

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