Top 25 Capsules
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 32 points and No. 1 Michigan State needed overtime to beat Oakland 99-93 on Tuesday night, the Spartans' first game without the injured Denzel Valentine.
Eron Harris added 27 points for the Spartans (13-0) who are off to the best start in school history.
Kay Felder, the nation's No. 2 scorer, had 37 points and nine assists for the Golden Grizzlies (7-4). With his 38 points in a win at Washington, Felder had 75 points in less than 72 hours.
NO. 6 XAVIER 78, WAKE FOREST 70
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Trevon Bluiett scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, and No. 6 Xavier beat Wake Forest in the Skip Prosser Classic.
Freshman Edmond Sumner added 13 of his season-high 21 points after halftime for the Musketeers (12-0). Debuting at the highest national ranking in school history, they trailed by 18 in the first half and 15 at halftime before shooting 59 percent in the second half.
Bryant Crawford had 16 points and fellow freshman John Collins added 11 for the Demon Deacons (8-3).
NO. 11 IOWA STATE 81, NO. 22 CINCINNATI 79
CINCINNATI (AP) – Abdel Nader hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left that put No. 11 Iowa State ahead, and No. 22 Cincinnati missed three shots in the closing seconds, allowing the Cyclones to hold on for a victory.
The Cyclones (10-1) led by 13 points early in the second half before Troy Caupain led the Bearcats back. Kevin Johnson's 15-foot jumper gave Cincinnati (10-3) its first lead with 4:22 left.
Nader's 3-pointer from the right wing put the Cyclones ahead once again.
Georges Niang led Iowa State with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Nader finished with 11 points, making his only 3-pointer the game winner.
Caupain had 18 points for Cincinnati.
NO. 17 VILLANOVA 78, DELAWARE 48
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) – Josh Hart had 18 points and 14 rebounds, freshman Jalen Brunson added 13 points and No. 17 Villanova relied on stingy defense and timely 3-point shooting to defeat Delaware.
Ryan Arcidiacono added 11 points and Phil Booth finished with nine points and seven assists filling in primarily for Kris Jenkins who left in the first half with a sprained knee and did not return.
Outside of Kory Holden (23 points) and Cazmon Hayes (14 points), the Blue Hens (5-5) couldn't generate much offense, becoming the eighth team this season to shoot less than 40 percent against the stifling Villanova defense.
Every game this season for Villanova (9-2) has been decided by double digits.
NO. 14 PURDUE 68, VANDERBILT 55
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – A.J. Hammons had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 14 Purdue rallied to defeat Vanderbilt.
Rapheal Davis added 14 points and Caleb Swanigan had 13 for the Boilermakers (12-1), who extended their Mackey Arena winning streak to 15 games.
Wade Baldwin scored 13 points and Jeff Roberson added 12 for Vanderbilt (7-4), coached by former Purdue guard and assistant coach Kevin Stallings.
- Abdel Nader
- Cincinnati Bearcats
- Georges Niang
- Iowa State Cyclones
- Jalen Brunson
- Josh Hart
- Kris Jenkins
- Phil Booth
- Ryan Arcidiacono
- Troy Caupain
- Villanova Wildcats