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The News & Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

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.

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