Men’s basketball roundup: No. 2 Michigan State rallies
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.
NO. 3 VILLANOVA 95, NO. 4 XAVIER 79
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the Wildcats showed they’re not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating Xavier in a showdown for the league lead.
BAYLOR 59, NO. 7 TEXAS TECH 57
WACO, Texas (AP) — Terry Maston scored 24 points, and Baylor ended the Red Raiders’ seven-game winning streak after the Big 12 leaders lost top scorer Keenan Evans to a foot injury in the first half.
NO. 9 GONZAGA 81, PEPPERDINE 67
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Johnathan Williams had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Gonzaga held off last-place Pepperdine to remain in first place in the West Coast Conference.
SOUTH CAROLINA 84, NO. 10 AUBURN 75
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat Auburn, ending the Gamecocks’ six-game losing streak.
NO. 13 KANSAS 77,
NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 69
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Udoka Azubuike scored 21 points and Devonte’ Graham added 15 to help Kansas past West Virginia.
NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 93,
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Joel Berry scored 23 points, Luke Maye had 13 rebounds and North Carolina dominated the boards and second-chance points against Louisville.
GEORGIA 73, NO. 18 TENNESSEE 62
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Yante Maten scored 19 points, and Georgia denied the Volunteers an opportunity to pull within a game of the SEC lead.
ARKANSAS 94, NO. 21 TEXAS A&M 75
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jaylen Barford scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Arkansas to its fourth straight win.
TEXAS 77, NO. 23 OKLAHOMA 66
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dylan Osetkowski scored 21 points, Texas slowed national scoring leader Trae Young, and the Longhorns extended the Sooners’ losing streak to five games.