No. 1 Villanova holds on to beat Marquette 85-82
MILWAUKEE (AP) Jalen Brunson scored 31 points despite leaving briefly with a left ankle injury, Donte DiVincenzo added 23 and top-ranked Villanova beat Marquette 85-82 on Sunday.
Last year, Marquette upset then-No. 1 Villanova in Milwaukee.
DiVincenzo’s putback off a missed 3 with 15 seconds to go gave Villanova (20-1, 7-1 Big East) a five-point lead. Andrew Rowsey led Marquette (13-8, 4-5) with 27 points, including a deep 3 from the wing that pulled the Golden Eagles to 83-80 with 1:30 left.
No. 3 PURDUE 74, INDIANA 67
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Isaac Haas matched his career high with 26 points, Vincent Edwards added 19 and Purdue held off Indiana for its school-record 17th consecutive victory.
The Boilermakers (21-2, 10-0 Big Ten) extended the nation’s longest active winning streak with their 12th straight conference victory, also a school record. Purdue hasn’t lost since Nov. 23.
Juwan Morgan had 24 points and seven rebounds, and Robert Johnson finished with 21 points and six assists to lead Indiana (12-10, 5-5).
No. 6 MICHIGAN STATE 74, MARYLAND 68
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Joshua Langford scored 19 points and Michigan State beat Maryland for coach coach Tom Izzo’s straight 20-win season.
Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan State (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) outscoreed the Terrapins 20-4 in the opening 5 1/2 minutes and held on for its fourth straight victory. Izzo has 18 20-win seasons at Michigan State, missing the plateau only once since 2003-04.
Kevin Huerter led Maryland (15-8, 4-6) with 17 points.
No. 17 WICHITA STATE 90, TULSA 71
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Austin Reaves hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and scored all of his career-high 23 points before halftime to lead Wichita State.
Reaves made his first seven 3-point attempts. He finished 7 of 11 from outside the arc.
Shaquille Morris scored 20 points for Wichita State (17-4, 7-2 American Athletic Conference).
Corey Henderson, a transfer from Wichita State, scored 28 points for Tulsa (11-10, 4-5).
No. 18 CLEMSON 72, GEORGIA TECH 70
ATLANTA (AP) – Gabe DeVoe scored a career-high 25 points, Marcquise Reed hit a decisive layup in the closing seconds and Clemson held off Georgia Tech.
The Tigers (17-4, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a three-game road losing streak. They took their first lead on Elijah Thomas’ three-point play early in the second half and didn’t trail again even though Georgia Tech tied it at 70-all on two free throws by Josh Okogie with 41.2 seconds remaining.
Okogie finished with 26 points for Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-5).