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College Basketball | Top 25 results | Tuesday


Top 25 Men Providence 72, No. 6 Marquette 57

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Devin Carter scored 22 points with eight rebounds to lead Providence to a 72-57 victory over No. 6 Marquette — the third time in five seasons that the unranked Friars have beaten a Golden Eagles team in The Associated Press Top 25.

Carter made five 3-pointers and Ticket Gaines also hit five from beyond the arc to score 18 for Providence, which has not lost at home to Marquette since 2019.

In the first Big East game for new Providence coach Kim English, the Friars posted their largest win over a Top 10 opponent since beating No. 8 Villanova 83-68 in January 2011.

Reigning Big East Player of the Year Tyler Kolek had 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Marquette.

No. 20 James Madison 87, Coppin State 48

HARRISONBU­RG, Va. — TJ Bickerstaf­f scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to lead James Madison to the victory over Coppin State.

Terrence Edwards Jr. added 16 points and Julien Wooden finished with 13 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Dukes, who improved to 11-0 for the first time in program history and remains one of just four unbeaten teams in the country.

Justin Winston had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead Coppin State.

The game was tied at 14-all just six minutes in before James Madison took control with a 20-5 run.

No. 23 Memphis 77, No. 22 Virginia 54

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — David Jones scored 26 points, Caleb Mills added 11 and Memphis built a second-half lead to pull away from Virginia.

Jones was 8 of 15 from the floor, including 2 of 3 from outside the arc as Memphis won its fourth straight.

Reece Beekman led the Cavaliers with 13 points, while Jake Groves added 12 points. Ryan Dunn finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds as Virginia’s five-game winning streak ended.

Virginia got down early and could never really recover. A major factor was Virginia’s 18 turnovers.

No. 25 Mississipp­i 74, Troy 53

OXFORD, Miss. — Matthew Murrell scored 18 points and added 10 steals, and Mississipp­i improved to 11-0 with the win over Troy.

Jaemyn Brakefield scored 17 points, Jaylen Murray added 16 points and Allen Flanigan had 13 points and a game-high eight assists and seven rebounds for the Rebels.

Tayton Conerway led Troy with 13 points while Aamer Muhammad added 11.

Ole Miss built a 31-22 halftime lead, highlighte­d by a 15-3 run capped by a 3-point shot from Murray then pulled away early in the second half.

Top 25 Women

No. 1 South Carolina 93, Bowling Green 62

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Chloe Kitts scored a career-best 21 points, Bree Hall added 18 and No. 1 South Carolina quickly ended any thoughts Bowling Green may have had of pulling off an historic upset.

Hall made three 3-pointers and the Gamecocks (11-0) hit their first 10 shots while opening an 18-point lead in the first quarter against the Falcons (6-3), who were facing the nation’s topranked team for the first time in school history.

It was more than an average non-conference game for South Carolina as the matchup was also a reunion with first-year Bowling Green coach Fred Chmiel, an assistant with the Gamecocks for eight seasons under Dawn Staley.

While Chmiel was at South Carolina, the Gamecocks went 247-32, developed numerous All-Americans and won national championsh­ips in 2017 and 2022. His relationsh­ip with Staley stretches back nearly 20 years to when he was an assistant for the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting and she was their best player.

No. 23 North Carolina 61, Oklahoma 52

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Deja Kelly scored 21 points, Alyssa Ustby added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and North Carolina started slow before beating cold-shooting Oklahoma at the Women’s Jumpman Invitation­al.

Ustby also blocked three shots and Lexi Donarski had 10 points for North Carolina (8-4), which committed a season-high 21 turnovers but limited the Sooners to 16 second-half points — four in the third quarter.

Payton Verhlust led Oklahoma (6-4) with 15 points. Skylar Vann added 10 points and 12 rebounds but shot just 3 of 17 from the field.

 ?? Associated Press ?? Providence guard Devin Carter (left) defends against Marquette guard Chase Ross during the first half, Tuesday, in Providence, R.I. Providence upset No. 6 Marquette 72-57.
Associated Press Providence guard Devin Carter (left) defends against Marquette guard Chase Ross during the first half, Tuesday, in Providence, R.I. Providence upset No. 6 Marquette 72-57.

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