Top 25 Capsules
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half as No. 3 Gonzaga survived a scare before beating Pepperdine 78-76 Thursday night for its 27th straight victory over the Waves.
Freshman Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Zags (17-1, 6-0 West Coast) in a game delayed 33 minutes after they were late arriving because of a traffic accident that caused lengthy delays on Pacific Coast Highway. Sabonis was a career-best 9 of 9 from the field.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few earned his 200th league win against 24 losses.
Jett Raines led four players in double figures with a career-high 22 points for the Waves (11-6, 4-2), who were off to their best league start since 2002 despite not having any seniors.
Stacy Davis added 21 points after not starting as he usually does.
The Zags arrived just 25 minutes before the scheduled tipoff, which was pushed back to give them time to warm up.
NO. 7 WISCONSIN 70, NEBRASKA 55
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points in his return from a concussion that sidelined him a game to help Wisconsin beat Nebraska.
Kaminsky was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and 7 of 11 overall after missing the Badgers’ loss at Rutgers on Sunday night. In the first half, Kaminsky blocked Leslee Smith from behind on a drive to the basket, gathered the loose ball, sprinted the length of the court and floated an alley-oop to Sam Dekker.
It was the first full game for the Badgers without starting point guard Traevon Jackson, who injured his ankle Sunday. Bronson Koenig filled in well with 11 points for the Badgers (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten). Nigel Hayes scored 13 points, and Dekker added 11.
Terran Petteway led Nebraska (10-7, 2-3) with 27 points. He had 20 in the first half.
NO. 8 UTAH 76, ARIZONA STATE 59
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Delon Wright scored 21 points and Utah routed Arizona State.
Jordan Loveridge added 14 points and Brandon Taylor had 13 for the Utes (14-2, 4-0 Pac-12). They have won seventh straight heading into Saturday’s showdown at No. 10 Arizona.
After routing Southern California by 24 points, UCLA by 32 and Colorado by 25, Utah showed no signs of letting up in its first conference road game. The Utes are lone unbeaten team in the conference.
Gerry Blakes scored 10 points for the Sun Devils (8-9, 0-4). With Washington beating Oregon State on Thursday night, Arizona State is the only winless team in Pac-12 play.
NO. 10 ARIZONA 68, COLORADO 54
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Stanley Johnson scored 22 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and Arizona pulled away to beat short-handed Colorado.
Arizona (15-2, 3-1 Pac-12) struggled offensively at times without injured guard Gabe York and had a hard time containing Askia Booker after losing to Oregon State in its last game.
The Wildcats pulled out their 31st straight home win by dominating inside, outscoring Colorado by 16 in the paint while grabbing 15 more rebounds.
Booker had a career-high 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range. That helped the Buffaloes (9-7, 2-2) keep it close early despite playing without Josh Scott (back) and Xavier Johnson (ankle), their second and third-leading scorers.