College basketball | Top 25 results | Friday
Men’s Top 25 No. 9 Maryland 75, No. 20 Illinois 66
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and ninth-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois 75-66 on Friday night.
The Terrapins (19-4, 9-3 Big Ten) took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win. Illinois (16-7, 8-4) fell into second place.
Illinois led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins fought back and pulled to within 42-40,with a 3-pointer by Wiggins at the halftime buzzer.
Maryland opened the second half with an 11-0 run to take a lead it never relinquished.
Darryl Morsell scored 18 and Eric Ayala added 12 for Maryland.
Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois with 16 points. Andres Feliz added 12.
Women’s Top 25 No. 3 Oregon 85, No. 12 Arizona 52
EUGENE, Ore. — Sabrina Ionescu recorded her latest triple-double as Oregon overcame a slow start and went on to a rout of Arizona.
The Oregon senior scored 15 points to go with 11 rebounds and 10 assists to reach double figures in all three statistical categories for the 24th time in her career, adding to her NCAA record.
Ruthy Hebard added 22 points for the Ducks (21-2, 10-1 Pac-12) and Satou Sabally finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, plus six assists in Oregon’s ninth consecutive victory. Taylor Chavez added 17 points in a reserve role.
Cate Reese led Arizona (18-4, 7-4) with 17 points and
Ari McDonald added 13, keeping alive her streak of having scored in double figures in each of her 58 career games, though it matched her season low. The loss ended Arizona’s five-game winning streak and was the worst defeat of the season, by margin, for the Wildcats.
No. 4 UConn 94, Memphis 55
STORRS, Conn. — Megan Walker scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 UConn to a 94-55 rout of Memphis on Friday night.
Christyn Williams added 20 points and Olivia Nelson Ododa had 19 points, making all nine of her shots for the Huskies (20-2, 10-0 American), who have won 20 games for the 27th straight year.
Madison Griggs scored 15 points for Memphis (12-11, 3-7), which lost for the first time in three games.
This game was sandwiched between the UConn’s embarrassing 74-56 loss Monday night to Oregon and next Monday’s game at topranked South Carolina.
No. 9 Oregon State 64, No. 19 Arizona State 62
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Mikayla Pivec hit a 10-foot jumper at the buzzer, lifting No. 9 Oregon State to a 64-62 victory over No. 19 Arizona State on Friday night.
The Beavers (19-4, 7-4 Pac-12) trailed most of the game, but rallied late to snap a four-game losing streak against the Sun Devils (16-7, 6-5).
Oregon State was trailing 62-60 after Ja’Tavia Tapley hit a 15-footer with 2.6 seconds left. But the Beavers responded.
Aleah Goodman inbounded the ball to Maddie Washington, who found Kat Tudor open under the basket for an uncontested layup with 0.4 on the clock. ASU had a turnover attempting to inbound the ball, and that set up Pivec’s gamewinning field goal in the lane.
Destiny Slocum led the Beavers with 20 points. Goodman added 14 points and Pivec had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 14 DePaul 71, St. John’s 65
NEW YORK — Kelly Campbell scored all 10 of her points and Sonya Morris eight of her 18 in a 31-point fourth quarter to rally
DePaul to a victory over St. John’s.
No. 24 Missouri State 66, Northern Iowa 55
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Brice Calip and Alexa Willard scored 13 points each, and Missouri State handed Northern Iowa its first home loss of the season.