No. 1 Gonzaga rolls past Loyola Marymount 87-62
It was the Bulldogs‘ 31st straight regular-season win in West Coast Conference play, tying them with the San Francisco squads led by Bill Russell and K.C. Jones for the second-longest streak in conference history. Pepperdine has the record at 32.
Eli Scott paced Loyola Marymount (7-10, 1-2) with 20 points.
NO. 2 DUKE 90, WAKE FOREST 59
Duke scored on eight of its first nine possessions to take control early. The Blue Devils led 49-23 at halftime.
Freddie Gillespie added 13 points for the Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12), who snapped a whole slew of ignominious streaks with their victory in Lawrence. They beat a top-five team on the road for the first time in 22 attempts.
Isaiah Moss scored 15 points for the Jayhawks (12-3, 2-1), who lost leading scorer Devon Dotson to an injury for a long stretch midway through the game and could never solve the Bears’ league-best defense.
Kansas was 4 of 15 beyond the arc and committed 14 turnovers that Baylor turned into 21 points.
The Tigers (15-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) surged with a 40-13 run after falling behind early to the Bulldogs (10-5, 0-2), a stretch that extended into the second half.
NO. 7 SAN DIEGO STATE 83, BOISE STATE 65
SAN DIEGO (AP) — KJ Feagin scored 16 of his season-high 23 points in the first half and San Diego State played its best home game all season, opening with a 23-9 outburst and beating Boise State.
San Diego State continued its hottest start since 2010-11, when it opened 20-0 behind Kawhi Leonard and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time before finishing a school-record 34-3.
RJ Williams scored 16 points for Boise State (11-7, 3-3).
NO. 9 OREGON 78, ARIZONA STATE 69
Much of the game was a personal duel between Pritchard and Arizona State’s Remy Martin, who also had 29 points.
Arizona State (10-6, 1-2) remained one of only two Pac-12 teams, along with Washington State, that has never won at Matthew Knight Arena, which opened in 2011.
INDIANA 66, NO. 11 OHIO STATE 54
The Hoosiers (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten) earned their second straight win despite going 20 for 36 at the line. Phinisee had four of the team’s 11 steals.
NO. 13 LOUISVILLE 67, NOTRE DAME 64
Sutton hit a pair of key 3-pointers as Louisville rallied in the final 4:05.
The Wildcats (12-3, 3-0) led by 15 early in the second half before a cold stretch allowed the Crimson Tide to climb within 63-60 with just over five minutes remaining. But Quickley stepped up down the stretch.
Kentucky beat Alabama for the 12th time in 13 meetings despite shooting just 32% after intermission. The Wildcats are 1,000-281 overall in SEC play.
Dayton (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10) took control right away, building a 20-point lead, and remained unbeaten at home.
Toppin got tangled with Samba Diallo at midcourt and went down hard at 15:13 of the second half. Coach Anthony Grant said it looks as if Toppin sprained his left ankle, and “the next 24 hours will tell us more in terms of how it reacts.”
NO. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 66, NO. 22 TEXAS TECH 54
The Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) continued a remarkable turnaround by surpassing their total of 12 wins from last season, when they finished last in the league.
SYRACUSE 63, NO. 18 VIRGINIA 55, OT
The Orange scored 20 points in the extra period after netting just 19 in the second half.
Freshman Joe Girard had 19 points for Syracuse (9-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), and Elijah Hughes had 18.
WISCONSIN 58, NO. 20 PENN STATE 49
It was a successful start to a key stretch for Wisconsin, which hosts No. 12 Maryland on Tuesday night and visits No. 8 Michigan State on Friday.
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