Top 25 Capsules
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points and BYU beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs’ school-record 22-game winning streak and likely costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Byron Wesley scored 17 points to lead Gonzaga (29-2, 17-1 West Coast Conference). The Bulldogs’ 41-game home winning streak also ended.
Skyler Halford added 14 points for BYU (23-9, 13-5) and Chase Fischer had 13. The Cougars have won six in a row to preserve their NCAA tournament hopes.
Gonzaga used a 20-11 run to pull to 71-70 on Eric McClellan’s free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining. The Cougars inbounded the ball to Ryan Andrus, who was fouled and made both free throws for a three-point lead with 1.5 seconds left. Kyle Wiltjer’s shot from beyond mid-court bounced off the rim as time expired.
NO. 1 KENTUCKY 84, NO. 18 ARKANSAS 67
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and Kentucky rolled past Arkansas to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.
The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC’s top two teams belonged to the undefeated Wildcats (29-0, 16-0) on both ends as they earned their 46th league title and halted a three-game losing streak against the Razorbacks (23-6, 12-4). Kentucky’s league-leading defense held the conference’s top scoring team to 38 percent shooting and 12 points below its average.
The Wildcats meanwhile shot 48 percent from the field and outrebounded the Razorbacks 38-32, among other statistics, to extend their best-ever start.
Tyler Ulis added 14 points and Devin Booker 10 for Kentucky.
Michael Qualls had 17 points for Arkansas.
NO. 2 VIRGINIA 69, VIRGINIA TECH 57
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and Virginia assured itself at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship.
The Cavaliers (27-1, 15-1) started the day with a two-game lead over second-place Duke with three games remaining in the regular season. One more victory will give them back-to-back regular season titles. Their eighth straight victory also matched the 1981-82 squad for the best start in program history.
Adam Smith scored 19 points to lead Virginia Tech (10-19, 2-14).
NO. 4 DUKE 73, SYRACUSE 54
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Freshman Justise Winslow scored a season-high 23 points and Duke routed Syracuse for its ninth straight win.
Jahlil Okafor added 13 points and 14 rebounds and Quinn Cook scored 17 points for the Blue Devils (26-3, 13-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They used a late 20-7 run to roll to their 12th win in 13 games.
Tyler Roberson had 16 points for Syracuse (18-11, 9-7). Duke transfer Michael Gbinije – who had 27 points against his old team two weeks ago – finished with 12 on 5-of-20 shooting.
NO. 6 VILLANOVA 78, XAVIER 66
CINCINNATI (AP) – Kris Jenkins hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a late run and Villanova rallied to beat Xavier for its 10th straight victory.
The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East) made five 3s – their specialty – during a 17-7 spurt for their only substantial lead of the game. Jenkins had 14 points, and Dylan Ennis finished with 16. The winning streak is Villanova’s second-longest in Big East regular season play, trailing an 11-game streak in 2005-06.
Jalen Reynolds led Xavier (18-12, 8-9) with 15 points.
NO. 7 ARIZONA 63, NO. 13 UTAH 57
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Gabe York scored five of his 12 points in the final 2 minutes and Arizona scored the last eight points to rally past Utah.
Brandon Taylor made a 3-pointer with 1:57 remaining to give Utah a 57-55. York then drew Jakob Poeltl’s fifth foul and made one free throw and rebounded his miss on the second attempt and put it in to give the Wildcats a 58-57 lead with 1:39 to play.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who had 10 points, made 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute and York hit two more to clinch the Wildcats’ 12th straight win over Utah (22-6, 12-4 Pac-12). Kaleb Tarczewski led Arizona (26-3, 14-2) with 13 points, and Stanley Johnson had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
NO. 8 KANSAS 69, TEXAS 64
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Perry Ellis had 28 points and 13 rebounds and Kansas held on through a tense final minute to beat Texas.
Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 points and Frank Mason III had 12 for the Jayhawks (23-6, 12-4), who remained a game clear of second-place Oklahoma with two games left in the Big 12 race.
Trying to bolster its NCAA resume, Texas (17-12, 6-10) had its chances down the stretch.
Isaiah Taylor missed the front end of a one-and-one with the Longhorns trailing 66-64 and 48.3 seconds left. Then, the sophomore guard missed a spinning, off-balanced floater that would have tied it with 6.1 seconds left. Oubre calmly made two foul shots at the other end of the floor to put the game away.
Taylor finished with 17 points for Texas.
NO. 11 WICHITA STATE 74, NO. 10 NORTHERN IOWA 60
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Ron Baker scored 17 points and Wichita State beat Northern Iowa to wrap up the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship.
Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1) and Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel had 11 each. Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2). The Panthers had won 16 straight.
It was a four-point game when Wessel – who entered the game shooting 32.9 percent from the 3-point line – hit a wide-open 3-pointer from the baseline. Wessel hit another 3-pointer a minute later, part of an 11-3 run that gave the Shockers a 68-56 lead with 4:02 remaining.
KANSAS STATE 70, NO. 12 IOWA STATE 69
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Wesley Iwundu capped a 22-9 run with a two-handed slam to lift Kansas State past Iowa State.
Kansas State (15-15, 8-9 Big 12) tied it at 66 apiece on Justin Edwards’s tip-in with 59.4 seconds left. After Iwundu gave Kansas State a 68-66 lead, Monte Morris had a 3-point play to give the Cyclones (20-8, 10-6) a one-point advantage. A bad pass from Georges Niang on a later inbounds pass gave Iwundu the opportunity at redemption for a missed free throw with the dunk.
Nigel Johnson led Kansas State with 17 points after scoring a career-high 20 points in a victory over No. 8 Kansas on Monday night. Niang led Iowa State with 21 points.
NO. 14 MARYLAND 66, MICHIGAN 56
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Melo Trimble scored 19 points and Maryland beat Michigan to complete an undefeated season at home in the Big Ten.
The Terrapins (24-5, 12-4) finished 18-1 at home – the only defeat against Virginia on Dec. 3. Maryland’s 9-0 mark at home in the Big Ten includes Tuesday night’s win over fifth-ranked Wisconsin.
Zak Irvin led Michigan (14-14, 7-9) with 15 points.
NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 73, MIAMI 64
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami.
The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 victories for the 11th time in 12 years under coach Roy Williams. Miami (18-11, 8-8) lost at home for the sixth time this season.
NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 67, TCU 60
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Buddy Hield had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for Oklahoma.
TaShawn Thomas had 15 points and eight rebounds and Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins each added 10 points for the Sooners (20-8, 11-5 Big 12), who have won eight of nine to remain in strong position to claim at least a share of the conference title.
Kyan Anderson and Trey Ziegler each scored 16 points for TCU (17-12, 4-12).
NO. 17 LOUISVILLE 81, FLORIDA STATE 59
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Montrezl Harrell added 16 in Louisville’s victory over Florida State on Saturday.
Anton Gill made all five of his shots from the floor to finish with 14 points for Louisville (23-6, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Montay Brandon scored 13 points for Florida State (15-15, 7-10).
NO. 19 BAYLOR 78, NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 66
WACO, Texas (AP) – Taurean Prince scored 20 points, Rico Gathers had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help Baylor win its fourth consecutive game.
Royce O’Neale added 18 points and seven assists for Baylor (22-7, 10-6 Big 12). Freshman guard Jevon Carter made seven 3-points and finished with 25 points for West Virginia (22-7, 10-6).
DAYTON 59, NO. 22 VCU 55
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Jordan Sibert scored 19 points and Dayton held off Virginia Commonwealth.
Kendall Pollard added 16 points for Dayton (22-6, 12-4 Atlantic 10), and Dyshawn Pierre had 13 points and seven rebounds. Treveon Graham and Mo Alie-Cox led VCU (21-8, 11-5) with 12 points each.
NO. 23 BUTLER 67, DEPAUL 53
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Kellen Dunham scored 24 points and Butler beat DePaul to move into sole possession of second in the Big East.
Roosevelt Jones added 16 points for the Bulldogs (21-8, 11-5). Jamee Crockett scored 20 points for DePaul (12-18, 6-11).
BOISE STATE 56, NO. 24 SAN DIEGO STATE 46
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Derrick Marks scored 18 points and Boise State rallied to stun San Diego State, keeping the Aztecs from clinching at least a share of the Mountain West Conference title.
James Webb III added 16 points to help Boise State (22-7, 12-4) win for the first time in four games at Viejas Arena and sweep the season series. SDSU (22-7, 12-4) had its 29-game home winning streak snapped. The Aztecs were playing for the first time since returning to the Top 25 after a two-month absence.