Men’s basketball: Brunson, Villanova cruise
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and top-ranked Villanova routed former Big East rival UConn, 81-61, on Saturday.
Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points for the Wildcats (18-1), who complete their non-conference schedule at 13-0.
Jalen Adams scored 19 for UConn (10-9), which has now lost five games this season by at least 20 points.
The Wildcats hit just two of their first 13 shots, but still led 13-5 after a pair of 3-pointers by DiVencenzo. A jumper from Adams brought the Huskies within five points at 21-16.
But Villanova scored 18 of the final 20 points before intermission and the rout was on.
OKLAHOMA STATE 83,
NO. 4 OKLAHOMA 81
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Trae Young scored 48 points, but missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State.
Young, a freshman guard who leads the nation in scoring, had 34 points after halftime. He matched the fifth-highest scoring effort in Sooners’ history after also missing a 3-point try at the end of regulation. He shot 14 for 39 — he was 8 for 20 on 3-pointers — and made all 12 of his free throws.
Jeffrey Carroll had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Smith added 20 points for Oklahoma State (13-6, 3-4 Big 12). Smith’s 3 with 8 seconds left in regulation tied it at 73.
NO. 5 DUKE 81,
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. had 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting while Duke shot 52 percent in its win over Pittsburgh.
Fellow rookie Marvin Bagley III added 20 points for the Blue Devils (17-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who cruised to a second easy win against the Panthers in 10 days. Duke won the first meeting on the road by 35 points, amd then led by 22 points at halftime on the way to another blowout margin against Pitt (8-12, 0-7).
Grayson Allen managed to steady his recently wayward shot for an afternoon, too. The senior scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers after struggling throughout ACC play.
NO. 6 WEST VIRGINIA 86, TEXAS 51
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored 22 points and led a big second-half run that propelled West Virginia to victory over Texas.
James “Beetle” Bolden added 19 points, Daxter Miles Jr. scored 15 and Sagaba Konate had 10 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks for West Virginia (16-3, 5-2 Big 12), which had lost its previous two games.
This time, West Virginia held onto a double-digit lead in the second half after surrendering such leads in losses to No. 8 Texas Tech and No. 10 Kansas.
NO. 7 WICHITA STATE 59
HOUSTON (AP) — Seventh-ranked Wichita State lost its second straight game as Houston beat a Top 10 team for the first time in 22 years, with Rob Gray scoring 24 points.
Wichita State (15-4, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) fell to SMU 83-78 on Wednesday. The Shockers shot a season-low 33 percent and committed 18 turnovers in this latest loss.
Gray was 10 of 21 from the field as the Cougars (15-4, 5-2) posted their first win over a Top 10 team since beating No. 3 Memphis 69-67 on Jan. 6, 1996. Corey Davis Jr. added 17 points and eight rebounds and Devin Davis had 12 points and seven rebounds for Houston.
IOWA STATE 70,
NO. 8 TEXAS TECH 52
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Cameron Lard scored 18 points and Iowa State cruised past Texas Tech for its first win over a ranked opponent this season.
NO. 10 KANSAS 70,
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Malik Newman scored seven of his game-high 24 points in the closing minutes, Baylor turned the ball over on the final inbounds play and Kansas rallied to beat the Bears.
NO. 11 XAVIER 73,
NO. 19 SETON HALL 64
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — JP Macura scored a season-high 27 points and Xavier handed Seton Hall its first loss at home by rallying from a 10-point second-half deficit.
NO. 12 CINCINNATI 86, EAST CAROLINA 60
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington each scored 17 points, and Gary Clark had 14 points and 14 rebounds, lifting Cincinnati past East Carolina.
NO. 13 GONZAGA 75, SANTA CLARA 60
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, and Gonzaga bounced back from its first conference loss of the season to beat Santa Clara.
NO. 14 ARIZONA 73,
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Rawle Alkins made a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds remaining, and Arizona held on for a comeback win over Stanford to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.
NO. 15 NO. CAROLINA 80, GEORGIA TECH 66
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and North Carolina beat Georgia Tech.
NO. 20 CLEMSON 67, NOTRE DAME 58
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Gabe DeVoe had 17 points, including a crucial 3-pointer with 3:18 to go, and Clemson got its first-ever win over Notre Dame.
NO. 21 TENNESSEE 70, SOUTH CAROLINA 63
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lamonte Turner matched his career high with 25 points, and Tennessee pounded the ball inside to win.
NO. 22 OHIO STATE 67, MINNESOTA 49
NEW YORK (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season, leading Ohio State over Minnesota at Madison Square Garden for its seventh straight win.
KANSAS STATE 73,
NO. 24 TCU 68
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Dean Wade scored 20 points and Kansas State beat TCU.