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GAME OF THE DAY: No. 23 Providence, 74, Rhode Island 72
The rivalry game wasn’t decided until time expired, as Ben Bentil tipped in a Kris Dunn miss to move the Friars to 8-1 on the season. Bentil finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, and Rodney Bullock added 16 points, four rebounds and two blocks. Jared Terrell, whose jumper with 6.2 seconds remaining tied the score at 72, led Rhode Island with 19 points.
And Rhode Island’s Hassan Martin did this during the second half (video credit ESPN):
Georgetown 79, No. 14 Syracuse 72: The old Big East rivalry is back as Bradley Hayes (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Marcus Derrickson (13 points, 10 rebounds) had double-doubles to help pace the Hoyas.
CBT’s Rob Dauster was at this one and has more.
No. 19 Arizona 68, No. 13 Gonzaga 63: The Wildcats, despite trailing by as much as 14, managed to edge out the Bulldogs for a second consecutive season. Gabe York scored 14 of his 18 points in the first seven minutes of the second half, sparking the Wildcats’ run to a big road win. Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis combined to score 51 points for the Bulldogs.
More can be read about this game here.
Arizona State 67, No. 18 Texas A&M 54: Willie Atwood led five Arizona State players in double figures with 15 points as the Sun Devils beat No. 18 Texas A&M 67-54 in Tempe. Not only did Arizona State limit the Aggies to 31 percent shooting but they also scored 22 points off of 14 Texas A&M turnovers. Danuel House scored 17 points and Alex Caruso 15 for the Aggies, but House shot just 6-for-21 from the field. This caps a good week for Arizona State, which eked out a win at Creighton Wednesday night.
Michigan State’s defense: The No. 3 Spartans easily dispatched Binghamton, 76-33, as they held the Bearcats to 16 percent (10-for-60) shooting. Denzel Valentine had 13 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in limited minutes. Valentine’s 13 first-half points was more than Binghamton (12) had in the first half.
The Spartans also moved the ball well. The ball not hitting the floor off the opening tip? That’s good ball.
Maverick Rowan, N.C. State: The freshman wing finished with 27 points and was 9-for-14 from the field in a win over Bucknell.
Brandon Taylor, Penn State: The Nittany Lions came away with a home win over Eastern Michigan as the senior forward had 27 points and collected 12 boards.
Kelan Martin, Butler: It was a strong performance from the sophomore forward as he went 10-for-14 from the field with 24 points, five rebounds and four steals in a win over Indiana State.
Gonzaga players other than Wiltjer and Sabonis: The remaining Bulldogs managed to score just 12 points in a five-point loss to No. 19 Arizona, combining to shoot 4-for-18 from the field.
Rutgers: Just five days removed from pushing Wake Forest to the brink the Scarlet Knights brought nothing to the table against rival Seton Hall. Rutgers shot 33.3 percent from the field and lost 84-55.
THE REST OF THE TOP 25
- West Virginia cruised to an easy victory over Kennesaw State as Devin Williams had 26 points and nine rebounds to lead the No. 20 Mountaineers.
- No. 24 Louisville trounced Grand Canyon, 111-63, as Damion Lee had 24 points, six rebounds and Trey Lewis chipped in 16 points.
- Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill scored 16 points apiece as No. 10 Virginia beat William & Mary 67-52 in Charlottesville. And Darius Thompson did this.
- Frank Mason III tallied 21 points, five assists and four steals as No. 4 Kansas held off Harvard, 75-69.
- Brandon Ingram scored 23 points and Grayson Allen added 22 and 11 rebounds as No. 7 Duke beat Buffalo 82-59.
- Isaac Haas scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds and A.J. Hammons added 16, 11 and three blocks off the bench as No. 11 Purdue pulled away from New Mexico, 70-58.
- No. 21 Miami picked up its second straight win, beating Charlotte 88-60 in Coral Gables. Ja’Quan Newton led four Hurricanes in double figures with 14 points.
- No. 22 SMU rolled to its seventh consecutive win, beating New Hampshire 98-44. Five Mustangs finished the game in double figures, led by Keith Frazier (23 points) and Shake Milton (20).
- No. 12 Xavier remains undefeated, as they beat Western Kentucky 95-64. Trevon Bluiett lead the way with 21 points and ten rebounds, and the Musketeers limited the Hilltoppers to 38.7 percent shooting.
OTHER NOTABLE OUTCOMES
- Khadeen Carrington had 18 points to lead Seton Hall to an 84-55 win over Rutgers. The Pirates are 6-2.
- Nigel Hayes (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Bronson Koenig (17 points) paced Wisconsin to a home win over Temple.
- Despite losing Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown to foul trouble late in regulation, California won in overtime at Wyoming 78-72. Tyrone Wallace accounted for 23 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals to lead the Golden Bears, with Wyoming’s Josh Adams leading all scorers with 32 points.
- Terry Allen led five in double figures with 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and five steals as Richmond beat Northern Iowa 82-67. The Spiders shot 13-for-25 from three.
- Dayton moved to 7-1 with an 86-71 win over North Florida. Charles Cooke led five Flyers in double figures with a career-high 24 points.
- They needed ten extra minutes to do it, but South Dakota picked up an 86-81 double overtime win at Minnesota. Casey Kasperbauer led five Coyotes in double figures with 17 points. Jordan Murphy went for 19 and 17 boards for Minnesota.
- Missouri State led by as much as 17 before hanging on to beat Oklahoma State 64-63 in Stillwater. Dequon Miller scored five points in the game’s final 20 seconds to ensure that the Bears got the win.
- Obi Egemano’s jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining gave Oral Roberts a 70-68 win at Tulsa.
- Jae’Sean Tate led four starters in double figures with 19 points as Ohio State beat VMI 89-62.
- Indiana limited Morehead State to 31.4 percent shooting in a 92-59 win. Troy Williams led five Hooisers in double figures with 16 points.
- Dedric Lawson scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Memphis’ 80-65 win over Southeast Missouri State. Also of note is that senior guard Kedren Johnson (shoulder) played eight minutes in his season debut.
- Fred VanVleet played for the first time in five games and his impact was noticeable in Wichita State’s 68-53 win over Saint Louis. Ron Baker and Zach Brown scored 14 apiece, but VanVleet’s leadership and playmaking abilities were critical.