Men’s college basketball | Top 25 results | Saturday
No. 19 Kentucky 78, No. 3 Louisville 70, OT
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nick Richards had 13 points, including seven consecutive ones in overtime, and No. 19 Kentucky scored the final eight points for a victory over No. 3 Louisville in a thrilling Bluegrass rivalry showdown.
Louisville led 68-65 on Jordan Nwora’s 3-pointer with 2:20 left before Richards converted a 3-point play to make it 70-68. The junior forward added another layup and two more foul shots before Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey provided a six-point cushion from the line. Ashton Hagans’ dunk with 4.9 seconds left sealed the tense win at Rupp Arena.
No. 4 Duke 75, Brown 50
DURHAM, N.C. — Vernon Carey Jr. scored 19 points to help Duke beat Brown on a day when the Blue Devils’ jump shots rarely fell.
Alex O’Connell added 14 points and Wendell Moore Jr. had 10 points for Duke (11-1) in its final nonconference game of the regular season.
No. 9 Memphis 97, New Orleans 55
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Precious Achiuwa had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Lester Quinones added 13 points as Memphis built a huge firsthalf lead and easily beat New Orleans.
Quinones, who returned after missing the previous five games with a broken right hand, made all three of his 3-point shots as Memphis (11-1) extended its winning streak to nine. Tyler Harris finished with 11 points, while DJ Jeffries and Isaiah Maurice added 10 points each.
No. 12 Butler 67, UL-Monroe 36
INDIANAPOLIS — Derrik Smits scored 16 points off the bench to lead Butler to a victory over the LouisianaMonroe.
Bryce Nze had 10 points and seven rebounds and Sean McDermott scored 10 points for the Bulldogs (121), who have won three in a row.
No. 15 San Diego State 73, Cal Poly 57
SAN DIEGO — Malachi Flynn scored 14 points and San Diego State overcame a slow beginningt to beat
Cal Poly and continue its best start nine seasons and remain one of three undefeated teams nationally.
Yanni Wetzell and Jordan Schakel added 12 points apiece for the Aztecs (13-0). They needed a 9-0 run at the end of the first half to take control against the scrappy Mustangs (2-11).
No. 17 Florida State 88, North Alabama 71
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Malik Osborne scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as Florida State cruised to a win over North Alabama.
Balsa Koprivica added 13 points while Trent Forrest had 10 points and six assists for Florida State (11-2), which has won seven of its games by 10 or more points.