Top 25 Capsules
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 points and No. 2 Virginia ran its home winning streak to 21 games with a 57-28 victory against Georgia Tech on Thursday night.
Nine other players scored on a balanced night for the Cavaliers (18-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pretty much broke the game open with a 10-0 first-half run because of how effective their defense was against the Yellow Jackets. The burst turned a 13-10 lead into a 13-point margin that never again dipped into single digits.
Virginia led 28-16 at halftime and, at the midpoint of the second half, Georgia Tech (9-9, 0-6) had added just four more points and trailed 41-20 as Cavaliers reserves started anticipating a chance to play.
No. 3 GONZAGA 68, SAINT MARY’S 47
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Kevin Pangos scored 14 points as No. 3 Gonzaga cruised past archrival Saint Mary’s to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference.
Przemek Karnowski added 12 points and Kyle Wiltjer 11 for Gonzaga (19-1, 8-0 West Coast), whose only loss this year is at No. 7 Arizona. This is the best start in program history.
Brad Waldow scored 14 points to lead Saint Mary’s (15-4, 7-1), which saw its nine-game winning streak snapped.
Gonzaga has won 12 straight games and has the nation’s longest home winning streak at 35, dating to 2012.
No. 7 ARIZONA 89, STANFORD 82
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Stanley Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 7 Arizona handed Stanford its first home loss of the season.
Brandon Ashley added 17 points while playing with foul trouble in the Wildcats’ 10th straight win in the rivalry.
Arizona (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) tied the game at 52 with 14:34 left on Ashley’s three-point play and went ahead on his 3-pointer the next time down the floor in a decisive sequence that helped the Wildcats pull away.
The Cardinal (13-5, 4-2) dropped to 9-1 at home in Maples Pavilion and had a three-game winning streak snapped with just their second defeat in nine games.
Chasson Randle scored 26 points and became just the third Stanford player to reach 2,000 points and 15th in conference history.
No. 8 NOTRE DAME 85, VIRGINIA TECH 60
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Jerian Grant scored 18 points to lead Notre Dame past Virginia Tech.
Grant shot 6 of 9 from the floor, including two 3-pointers, as the Fighting Irish (18-2, 6-1 ACC) won their third straight game. Pat Connaughton added 17 points and hit five 3-pointers on a night when the Fighting Irish shot 12 of 26 from beyond the 3-point arc.
The Irish led 38-28 at halftime and broke open the game with a 17-6 run to start the second half. Jackson hit two 3-pointers in that run, and a layup by Auguste gave Notre Dame a 55-34 lead – its biggest lead of the game – with 14:52 remaining.
Ahmed Hill scored 13 points for Virginia Tech (8-10, 0-5), which lost for the fifth straight time, four by double figures.
No. 23 INDIANA 89, No. 13 MARYLAND 70
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Kevin ”Yogi” Ferrell scored 24 points and Collin Hartman added a career high 15 to lead Indiana over Maryland.
The Hoosiers (15-4, 5-1 Big Ten) have won four straight and are tied with No. 6 Wisconsin for the conference lead.
Jake Layman had 13 points and Jared Nickens finished with 12 for Maryland (17-3, 5-2), which was off all night. The defense was shredded for a season-high point total and the league’s best 3-point defense allowed Indiana to make 15 3s.
DePAUL 64, No. 24 SETON HALL 60
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Billy Garrett Jr. scored 14 points before fouling out and Myke Henry also had 14 to help DePaul come from behind and edge Seton Hall.
It was DePaul’s first win on the road against Seton Hall, and it snapped a 51-game losing streak for the Blue Demons (11-8, 5-2) against ranked teams – dating to 2008, when they defeated No. 17 Villanova.
DePaul outscored Seton Hall 17-5 over the final five minutes.
Angel Delgado set career highs with 19 points and 19 rebounds for the Pirates (13-5, 3-3).