No. 5 Virginia rebounds from loss to beat No. 7 N. Carolina
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points and No. 5 Virginia rebounded from a blowout loss to beat No. 7 North Carolina 56-47 on Sunday.
Tomas Woldetensae added 11 points and Francisco Caffaro had 10 and six rebounds for the Cavaliers (8-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They lost 69-40 at Purdue in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Wednesday night.
Freshman Cole Anthony led North Carolina (6-3, 0-1) with 12 points and fellow freshman Armando Bacot had 11. The Tar Heels became the seventh team held below 50 points by Virginia this season.
Virginia led 39-35 before two free throws by Kihei Clark sparked a 10-0 run just past the midpoint of the second half. Woldetensae and Justin McKoy each added a pair of free throws and redshirt freshman Caffaro finished the burst with a pair of inside baskets. The second came after a rugged scrum under the basket and drew roars from the crowd.
SEATTLE (AP) — Killian Tillie made a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 2:55 remaining and finished with 15 points, Joel Ayayi hit another 3 with 24 seconds left and Gonzaga held off Washington.
Control of the in-state rivalry remained on the east side of the state as the Bulldogs (10-1) could never pull away but made the key plays in the closing minutes to hold off the young Huskies (7-2). Gonzaga has won six straight in the series, with Washington’s last win coming in 2005.
Isaiah Stewart led Washington with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 77, RUTGERS 65
The Spartans (6-3) led by just two points midway through the second half before outscoring the Scarlet Knights 16-7 to take control. Michigan State's Gabe Brown scored a season-high 14 points, starting in place of Rocket Watts, who is expected to be out for about a week with a leg injury. Xavier Tillman had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Aaron Henry added 12 points on 2 of 10 shooting from the field and 7 of 8 at the line.
Akwaski Yeboah scored a season-high 17 points for the Scarlet Knights (6-3).
IOWA STATE 76, NO. 16 SETON HALL 6
Rasir Bolton scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Cyclone avenge an 84-76 loss on Nov. 29 to the Pirates (6-3) in the Bahamas. The rematch was part of the Big East/Big 12 Alliance series.
Myles Powell scored 19 points with eight rebounds for Seton Hall, but he fouled out with 54.4 seconds to go on an offensive foul. The Pirates’ Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half.
NO. 17 FLORIDA STATE 72, CLEMSON 53
NO. 19 DAYTON 78, SAINT MARY’S 68
PHOENIX (AP) — Jalen Crutcher had a season-high 21 points and tied a career high with five 3-pointers in Dayton's victory over Saint Mary’s in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Obi Toppin had 16 points and Trey Landers had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Flyers (7-1). Dayton’s only loss is to No. 2 Kansas, 90-84 in overtime, in the final of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Nov. 27.
Malik Fitts tied a season high with 21 points for Saint Mary’s (9-2).