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 to beat the Bluejays (6-2) in a matchup of two of the nation’s top offensive teams in Omaha, Neb. Gonzaga won its first true road game with the help of double-doubles from Brandon Clarke (27 points and 10 rebounds) and Rui Hachimura (22 and 11). No. 5 Nevada 73, USC 61: Jordan Caroline scored 22 points, and the Wolf Pack took control with a dominant second half to beat the Trojans (5-3) in Los Angeles and equal their 8-0 start from last season. 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 and beating the Boilermakers (5-3) in the teams’ Big Ten opener.
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 that helped the Wildcats (7-1) beat the Spartans (7-2) in Lexington, Ky., for their seventh consecutive victory.
No. 20 Texas Tech 78, Memphis 67: Tariq Owens had 13 points and 11 rebounds and tied a career high with eight blocks, Jarrett Culver scored 20 points, and the Red Raiders overcame a 12-point deficit in the final 9:05 to beat the Tigers (3-4) in Miami.
No. 21 Buffalo 85, San Francisco 81: Nick Perkins scored 22 points, Jeremy Harris added 15 with eight rebounds and the Bulls (7-0) held off the Dons (7-1) in a battle of unbeaten teams for the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic title in Northern Ireland.
No. 23 Villanova 85, La Salle 78: Eric Paschall scored 27 points, Phil Booth had 19 and the Wildcats (6-2) held off an upset bid from the Explorers (0-8) at the Palestra to win their 23rd straight Philadelphia Big 5 game.