Gon­zaga han­dles Creighton

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Zach Norvell Jr. scored 28 points and top-ranked Gon­zaga wiped out an early dou­ble-digit deficit to beat host Creighton 103-92 on Satur­day.

Bran­don Clarke added 27 points and 10 re­bounds and Rui Hachimura had 22 points and 11 boards for the Zags (8-0).

Ty-Shon Alexan­der scored 27 points for the Blue­jays (6-2).

#5 Ne­vada 73, USC 61: Jor­dan Caro­line scored 22 points as the Wolf Pack (8-0) beat the host Trojans (5-3). Nick Rako­ce­vic had 20 points and 12 re­bounds for USC.

#3 Duke 113, Stet­son 49: R.J. Bar­rett scored 26 points to lead six Blue Devils in dou­ble fig­ures as host Duke (7-1) over­pow­ered the Hat­ters (1-8).

#7 Michi­gan 76, #19 Pur­due 57: Jor­dan Poole scored 21 points to lead a bal­anced of­fense and the host Wolver­ines (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) de­feated the Boil­er­mak­ers (5-3, 0-1). #10 Ken­tucky 78, UNCGreens­boro 61: Reid Travis scored 22 points, Kel­don John­son added six of his 13 points dur­ing a 14-2 sec­ond-half run and the host Wild­cats (7-1) beat the Spar­tans (7-2) for their sev­enth straight win.

Other top-25: Markus Howard scored 45 points for host Mar­quette (6-2) in an 83-71 win over No. 12 Kansas State (6-1) . ... Ahmed Hill scored 24 points to lead No. 13 Vir­ginia Tech (6-1) to a 94-40 win over vis­it­ing Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State (4-5) . ... Ar­moni Brooks scored 22 points for host Houston (6-0), which built a 19-point half­time lead and held off No. 18 Ore­gon (4-3) for a 65-61 win . ... Jar­rett Cul­ver scored 20 points for No. 20 Texas Tech (7-0) in a 78-67 win over Mem­phis (3-4) in Mi­ami . ... Eric Paschall scored 27 points, Phil Booth had 19 and No. 23 Vil­lanova (6-2) held off host La Salle (0-8), win­ning 85-78 . ... Jalen Smith scored 16 points for No. 24 Mary­land (7-1, 1-0 Big Ten) in a 66-59 win over vis­it­ing Penn State (4-3, 0-1).

Pac-12: Colorado hit 12 con­sec­u­tive shots in a de­ci­sive run in the sec­ond half and the host Buf­faloes (5-1) won 86-80 over Colorado State (4-4) . ... Stephen Thomp­son scored 25 points, Tres Tin­kle added 24 and Ethan Thomp­son had 22 to lead Ore­gon State (6-1) to a 101-77 win over vis­it­ing Mis­souri State (3-5) . ... Sedrick Bare­field and Both Gach each scored 15 points as host Utah (4-3) won 69-64 over Tulsa (5-3) . ... Romello White had 19 points and 14 re­bounds as host Ari­zona State (7-0) won 83-71 over Texas South­ern (3-5) . ... C.J. Bob­bitt scored 15 points for host New Mex­ico State (6-1) in a 69-63 win over Wash­ing­ton State (4-2), which got 18 points and 10 re­bounds from C.J. Elleby.

WOMEN

Ore­gon St. rolls

Kat Tu­dor had 24 points to lead five Ore­gon State play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures and the No. 9 Beavers over­whelmed vis­it­ing La Salle 100-46.

Ore­gon State (9-1) led by 10 af­ter the first quar­ter and by 29 at half­time against the Ex­plor­ers (0-7), who were held to 22 per­cent shoot­ing.

#19 Ari­zona State 80, Louisiana Tech 44: Kianna Ibis led a bal­anced at­tack with 13 points as the host Sun Devils (4-2) beat the Lady Tech­sters (4-3). Other Pac-12: Mariya Moore scored 20 points and Minyon Moore had 17 points and 10 as­sists to lead vis­it­ing USC (8-0) to an 86-72 win over UNLV (1-5) . ... Alexys Swed­lund had 24 points for Wash­ing­ton State (4-4), a 95-71 win­ner over Boise State (5-2) . ... Meghan Huff scored 20 points as host Utah (7-0) won 85-47 over Utah Val­ley (4-3).

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