Trent, No. 4 Duke bounce back by routing Irish 88-66
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Gary Trent Jr. had 22 points and tied a season high with 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke beat Notre Dame 88-66 on Monday night.
Grayson Allen scored 18 points, and Wendell Carter Jr. finished with 17 to help the Blue Devils (19-3, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot nearly 55 percent after halftime.
They overcame a rare off night – by his high standards, anyway – from star freshman Marvin Bagley III and bounced back from a two-point loss to No. 4 Virginia. Duke has yet to lose consecutive games this season.
T.J. Gibbs scored 22 points and John Mooney added 14 with a career-high four 3-pointers for the injury-riddled Fighting Irish (13-9, 3-6), who have lost six straight.
NO. 7 KANSAS 70, KANSAS STATE 56
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Svi Mykhailiuk had 22 points to lead four Kansas players in double-figures, and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks beat Kansas State to retain sole possession of the Big 12 lead.
Devonte Graham added 16 points and Malik Newman had 13 for the Jayhawks (18-4, 7-2), who celebrated the Kansas Day holiday with their seventh straight victory over their biggest conference rival.
It was the first time in four meetings that the outcome was decided by more than three points.
Dean Wade had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Xavier Sneed scored 10 for the Wildcats (16-6, 5-4), who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Leading scorer Barry Brown was held to nine points – about half his season average – on 4-of-16 shooting and 0 for 4 from the 3-point arc.
NO. 24 MICHIGAN 58, NORTHWESTERN 47
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Charles Matthews scored 14 points, and No. 24 Michigan outlasted Northwestern.
The Wolverines (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) labored through an ugly first half but still led 21-19 after 20 minutes. They ended up shooting just 42 percent from the field and 7 of 25 from 3-point range, but Northwestern (13-10, 4-6) couldn’t take advantage.
Scottie Lindsey scored 15 points for the Wildcats, but no other Northwestern player had more than nine.
Michigan was coming off an exciting 92-88 loss at Purdue on Thursday night, but this game wasn’t at all similar to that one. The Wolverines trailed 14-5 at the midpoint of the first half, and the Wildcats led 19-11 after a dunk by Lindsey with 7:06 remaining.