Late Night Snacks: No. 18 Arkansas falls and Creighton picks up a quality road win

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GAME OF THE DAY: Ole Miss 79, Oregon 73

The Rebels were one of two SEC teams to pick up solid wins on Sunday, with Georgia (a home win over Colorado) being the other. Andy Kennedy’s team got the job done in Eugene, with entertaining guard Stefan Moody scoring 22 points and the bench scoring 35 points. Ole Miss, which rebounded from a disappointing home loss to TCU, won despite getting just one point from senior guard Jarvis Summers.

IMPORTANT OUTCOMES

1. Creighton 65, Nebraska 55

The Big East gets another quality non-conference victory, as the Bluejays took care of the Cornhuskers in Lincoln. Senior point guard Austin Chatman led the way for Creighton with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Creighton reserves contributed 30 points. Terran Petteway scored a game-high 21 for Nebraska but needed 20 shots to do so, and no other Husker finished the game in double figures.

2. Clemson 68, No. 18 Arkansas 65 (OT) 

The chances of Arkansas winning at No. 20 Iowa State on Thursday were slim, so it wasn’t all that shocking that Mike Anderson’s Hogs fell 95-77. However, they were expected to leave Clemson with a win and led by six with 1:17 remaining in regulation. Then the Razorbacks got careless with the basketball, and Clemson’s Rod Hall took advantage. Hall scored 11 of his 19 points in the final six minutes of the game, leading the Tigers to a three-point overtime win.

3. Washington 49, No. 13 San Diego State 36

San Diego State’s had some offensive issues to deal with all season long, but they may have hit their low point Sunday night in Seattle. The Aztecs shot 20.4% from the field, scoring just 36 points with no player scoring more than seven (Winston Shepard III). Lorenzo Romar’s Huskies didn’t exactly light it up either, but some timely shooting from Nigel Williams-Goss (15 points) and Andrew Andrews (13) and multiple defensive looks proved to be the difference.

STARRED

1. Tyrone Wallace (California)

29 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Golden Bears’ 63-56 win at Nevada.

2. Brice Johnson (North Carolina)

19 points and 17 rebounds in No. 12 North Carolina’s 108-64 whipping of East Carolina.

3. David Collette (Utah State) 

32 points (12-for-16 FG) and 14 rebounds in the Aggies’ 89-84 loss at USC.

STRUGGLED

1. Cazmon Hayes and Devonne Pinkard (Delaware)

Hayes and Pinkard combined to shoot 4-for-26 from the field in the Blue Hens’ 66-53 loss to Delaware State.

2. Tayler Persons and Tyler White (Northern Kentucky)

Persons and White shot a combined 0-for-15 from the field in the Norse’s 67-42 loss to No. 16 West Virginia.

3. No. 13 San Diego State

Steve Fisher’s Aztecs struggled mightily in their 49-36 loss at Washington, shooting 20.4% from the field and 2-for-15 from beyond the arc.

NOTABLES

  • No. 12 North Carolina rebounded from its loss to Iowa in good fashion, beating East Carolina 108-64 in Chapel Hill. Brice Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the way.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky beat Eastern Kentucky 82-49.
  • Brett Comer dished out 14 assists with just one turnover as FGCU beat UMass 84-75 in Springfield.
  • Manhattan played its first home game of the season and made the most of it, beating Marist 60-38 to move to 1-1 in MAAC play.
  • Two MAAC teams moved to 2-0 in league play on Sunday. Fairfield picked up a 56-52 overtime win at Quinnipiac, and Monmouth knocked off defending regular season champion Iona 92-89.
  • Bryce Alford scored 22 points and Kevon Looney (18 points, 11 rebounds) added yet another double-double to lead UCLA to a 75-68 win over San Diego. The Bruins trailed by two at the half.
  • Patricio Garino scored 21 points to lead four starters in double figures as George Washington beat Charlotte, 78-70. Georgetown comfortably won the first game of the BB&T Classic doubleheader, beating Towson 78-46.