Top 25 Capsules
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.
Grant lost control of the ball, picked it up at the free throw line and got a shot off just in time to give the Irish a 73-70 lead with 67 seconds left. After Quinn Cook hit a pair of free throws, Grant looked as though he was holding for a shot. But he fired it over to Steve Vasturia in the corner for a 3-pointer, giving the Irish a 76-72 lead. Grant thenblocked a layup attempt to end the threat by Duke.
The win keeps Notre Dame (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) in second-place in the league. l Duke (17-3, 4-3) is off to its worst start in league play since opening the 1995-96 season 3-4.
No. 6 ARIZONA 90, OREGON 56
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Gabe York scored 16 points, Brandon Ashley added 13 and No. 6 Arizona put on an offensive show to dismantle Oregon.
After routing Oregon earlier this season behind its defense, Arizona (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12) ran away from the Ducks a second time with one of its best offensive performances of the season.
The Wildcats had their way with Oregon inside and out, shooting 59 percent while outscoring the Ducks 44-18 in the paint. Arizona led by 15 in the first half and crushed Oregon’s hopes with a big run midway through the second to win its 33rd straight home game.
Stanley Johnson had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Wildcats. T.J. McConnell scored all 10 of his points in the first half and had five assists.
Elgin Cook had 16 points and Joseph Young added 12 for Oregon (14-7, 4-4).
No. 9 KANSAS 64, TCU 61
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Frank Mason III scored 16 points with a couple of key shots in the go-ahead run and Kansas held on for a victory at TCU after his missed free throws.
The Big 12-leading Jayhawks (17-3, 6-1 Big 12), who had as much as a 13-point lead early, found themselves down after TCU scored the first seven points after halftime.
Mason’s driving layup with 13:26 left got the Jayhawks within 43-42 and started a 12-0 run that put them ahead to stay.
But a layup by Mason with 3:35 left was their last field goal. He then missed two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to leave TCU (14-6, 1-6) a chance to force overtime.
A long 3-point try by Charles Hill Jr. ricocheted off the back rim at the buzzer.
Kyan Anderson had 17 points for TCU.
No. 10 LOUISVILLE 81, BOSTON COLLEGE 72
BOSTON (AP) – Chris Jones scored 28 points, including a pair of 3-pointers after Boston College cut a 10-point deficit to one, and Louisville held on to beat the Eagles.
Jones scored 10 of the Cardinals’ next 12 points after BC cut the lead to 62-61 with just over 5 minutes left. Terry Rozier scored 23 for Louisville (17-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), making a pair of 3s down the stretch as the Cardinals struggled to hold on.
Aaron Brown scored a career-high 28 for BC (9-10, 1-6). The Eagles were coming off their first ACC win of the season, against Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Rozier made a 3-pointer to put Louisville up 59-49 with 8:04 to play, the first double-digit lead of the game. But BC scored the next eight – five by Patrick Heckmann and a 3-pointer from Olivier Hanlan, who finished with 11 points and nine assists.
No. 12 WICHITA STATE 58, LOYOLA 47
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points to lead Wichita State to a 58-47 win over Loyola.
Ron Baker added 16 points as the Shockers (19-2, 9-0 Missouri Valley) shot just 41 percent from the floor and 43 percent from the free throw line. VanVleet and Baker were a combined 16 of 28 from the floor. The rest of the team was 6 of 26.
Devon Turk scored nine points for Loyola (13-8, 3-6), which was held to its lowest scoring output of the season.
Wichita State’s shooting struggles started right away. The Shockers had 17 shots in the game’s first eight minutes but made just four of them, including a VanVleet 3-pointer for a 10-6 lead.
With Wichita State unable to convert shots, the Ramblers stayed close. Jeff White’s baseline drive and layup gave Loyola a 16-15 lead with 6:03 remaining in the half.
No. 18 NORTHERN IOWA 59, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 52
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 to keep Northern Iowa in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Conference title with a win over Southern Illinois.
The Panthers (19-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley) rallied from their fifth halftime deficit of the season and stay a game back of No. 12 Wichita State. Northern Iowa hosts Wichita State on Saturday at the McLeod Center.
Jesperson, who had scored 12 points in his previous eight games, made 5 of 6 from the field, including 3 of 4 from the 3-point line. Tuttle made 4 of 7 from the field and 5 of 7 at the free-throw line to help the Panthers win their eighth straight game.
Southern Illinois (9-13, 2-7) got a season-high 10 points from backup center Ibby Djimde but went more than six minutes without a field goal in the second half.
PURDUE 83, No. 22 INDIANA 67
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Rapheal Davis scored 19 points and Purdue’s stifling defense shut down Indiana.
The Boilermakers (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) have won three of their last four including back-to-back victories over ranked opponents. Purdue already has matched last season’s conference victory total, too.
Kevin ”Yogi” Ferrell led the Hoosiers (15-6, 5-3) with 21 points while James Blackmon Jr. scored 13 – not nearly enough for the Hoosiers to avoid their first two-game skid of the season.
The difference was defense.
The Boilers held Indiana without a basket for 5 1/2 minutes in the first half, then allowed just one more basket over the next five minutes. That drought left Indiana in a 30-15 hole.
After the Hoosiers cut the deficit to 38-27 at the half, Purdue started the second half on an 8-0 run and the Hoosiers never caught up.
GEORGIA TECH 70, No. 23 MIAMI 50
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 24 points and Georgia Tech earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season by upsetting Miami.
The Yellow Jackets shot a season-high 57 percent, well above their season average of 41 percent, in part because they repeatedly drove inside for easy baskets. They scored 34 points in the paint.
Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-7 ACC) was off to its worst start in the league since 2002, and won for the first time since Dec. 30. Miami (14-6, 4-3) lost at home while ranked for the third time this season, with each defeat coming against an unranked team.
Tech was in control from the start, making seven consecutive shots to lead 15-4, and Miami was never closer than six points after that.
No. 24 OKLAHOMA 81, TEXAS TECH 36
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma allowed the fewest points ever by a Big 12 team in a conference game, and the Sooners defeated Texas Tech.
The Sooners eclipsed the league record of 37 points set by Texas against Oklahoma in 2004 and matched by Oklahoma against Texas A&M in 2008.
Ryan Spangler scored a season-high 20 points, Buddy Hield scored 15 points and Isaiah Cousins added 13 for the Sooners (13-7, 4-4 Big 12), who had lost 4 of 5, with three of the losses against ranked opponents.
Texas Tech upset Oklahoma 68-60 in Norman last year, but the Sooners had this game in hand quickly and held Tech to 21 percent shooting.
It was the worst margin of defeat in Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith’s career. Tech (11-10, 1-7) was coming off a win over No. 9 Iowa State last Saturday that snapped a six-game losing skid.