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No. 1 Gon­zaga 103, Creighton 92: Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his ca­reer-high 28 points in the sec­ond half, and the Bull­dogs (8-0) wiped out an early 11-point deficit in a matchup of two of the na­tion’s top of­fen­sive teams in Omaha, Neb. Gon­zaga got dou­ble-dou­bles from Bran­don Clarke (27 points and 10 re­bounds) and Rui Hachimura (22 and 11).

No. 3 Duke 113, Stet­son 49: Fresh­man RJ Bar­rett had 26 points, seven re­bounds, a sea­son-high seven as­sists and four steals in 17 min­utes for the Blue Devils (7-1). Cameron Red­dish added 23 points, and Zion Wil­liamson had 17 for the Hat­ters (1-8).

No. 5 Ne­vada 73, USC 61: Jor­dan Caro­line scored 22 points, and the Wolf Pack (8-0) took con­trol with a dom­i­nant sec­ond half against the Tro­jans (5-3) to equal their 8-0 start from last sea­son. Ne­vada scored the first nine points of the sec­ond half and had a 31-11 run in the teams’ first meet­ing since 1976. No. 7 Michi­gan 76, No. 19 Pur­due 57: Jor­dan Poole scored 21 points as part of a bal­anced of­fense, and the Wolver­ines (8-0) were stingy on de­fense while rout­ing a third ranked team this sea­son in the teams’ Big Ten opener. It’s Michi­gan’s best start since begin­ning 16-0 in 2012-13. The Boil­er­mak­ers are 5-3.

No. 10 Ken­tucky 78, UNC Greens­boro 61: Reid Travis scored 22 points, and Kel­don John­son added six of his 13 points dur­ing a 14-2 sec­ond-half run against the Spar­tans (7-2). Ken­tucky (7-1) claimed its sec­ond straight vic­tory. Mar­quette 83, No. 12 Kansas State 71: Markus Howard scored 45 points and went 19 of 21 from the foul line, and the host Golden Ea­gles (6-2) used tight de­fense to counter Kansas State’s in-your­face play in Mil­wau­kee, hand­ing the Wild­cats (6-1) their first loss.

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