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.