Late Night Snacks: Seton Hall upsets No. 6 Villanova, Isaiah Taylor returns

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GAME OF THE DAY: Seton Hall 66, No. 6 Villanova 61 OT

Seton Hall landed their second huge win this week as they handed Villanova their first loss of the season on Saturday. Sterling Gibbs was, again, terrific, finishing with 20 points and four assists, while Khadeen Carrington came off the bench to score 17 important points. Earlier this week, the Pirates beat No. 15 St. John’s in their Big East opener.

Villanova shot 31.0 percent from the floor, 20.8 percent from three and 20-for-35 from the foul line on Saturday. Ryan Arcidiacono and Jayvaughn Pinkston combined to shoot 2-for-16 from the floor. Josh Hart wasn’t much better, finishing just 3-for-13. As much credit as Seton Hall deserves, Villanova’s inability to get anything out of anyone not named Daniel Ochefu — he had 19 points, 24 boards and altered about a dozen shots in the lane — cost them this game.

THE OTHER GAME OF THE DAY: Notre Dame 83, Georgia Tech 76 2OT

Jerian Grant scored 22 points and added six assists as the Fighting Irish rallied from a second half deficit to force overtime against Georgia Tech. Grant made a number of big plays down the stretch, but Notre Dame struggled from the free throw line in crucial moments, which is part of the reason that the Yellow Jackets were able to force the extra periods. Other than free throws, where Notre Dame really had issues was on the defensive glass (they gave up 18 offensive rebounds) and shooting from the perimeter (the Irish were 4-for-19 from three).

Oh, and Jerian Grant threw down the dunk of the year.

BUZZER BEATER OF THE DAY: Utah State hit a game-winning three to beat Boise State.

IMPORTANT OUTCOMES

No. 20 Ohio State 77, Illinois 61: D’angelo Russell finished with 22 points and four assists, shaking off some early turnover issues as he sparked a huge second half run for the Buckeyes. Russell entered the day shooting just 11-for-47 from the floor against high major competition, but he finished the afternoon 7-for-13 from the floor on Saturday. It was a much-needed win for the Buckeyes, who lost on their home floor to Iowa to open up the Big Ten portion of their schedule.

The Buckeyes got out and pressured man-to-man, creating turnovers and flustering Illinois during their game-changing second half run. It will be interesting to see if Thad Matta goes to that defense more often, as it seemed to infuse some life into OSU.

UConn 63, Florida 59: Ryan Boatright was just 2-for-11 from the floor, but he hit a number of critical free throws down the stretch and finished with six assists as the Huskies erased a 13-point second half deficit to beat Florida on the road. It was a huge win for UConn, who has really struggled throughout much of the non-conference portion of their schedule and who got solid showings from Omar Calhoun and Rodney Purvis, two guys that have not played well this season. But the bigger story may be Florida, who look more and more like an NIT team with each passing loss. The Gators lose to Florida State and UConn but they’re going to be the team to beat Kentucky this year?

No. 18 Oklahoma 73, No. 22 Baylor 63: TaShawn Thomas continues to get more comfortable in the Oklahoma offense, and his teammates are becoming more comfortable with him as well. The Houston transfer scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds on the afternoon as the Sooners beat Baylor in Norman, with Buddy Hield (20 points, ten rebounds) and Isaiah Cousins (19 points, eight rebounds) also being key contributors. Three players accounted for 50 of Baylor’s 63 points, with Johnathan Motley scoring 24 and Taurean Walker-Prince 17, with Kenny Chery and Royce O’Neale combining to score eight points on 2-for-14 shooting.

No. 3 Virginia 89, Miami 80 (2OT): The Cavaliers won one of five games to go at least two overtimes on Saturday, and at the half it didn’t look as if extra time would be needed to determine the outcome. The reigning ACC champions, who prior to Saturday were 0-6 at Miami, led 38-20 at the intermission and looked to be firmly in control. But Angel Rodriguez (25 points, seven assists) began making plays for the Hurricanes and stretch four Omar Sherman (13 points, six rebounds) hurt Virginia in multiple “pick and pop” situations to turn things around. Three Rodriguez free throws after being fouled by Justin Anderson with nine tenths of a second remaining forced overtime, with Anderson redeeming himself by knocking down a three to force a second overtime. London Perrantes was excellent for Virginia, scoring a career-high 26 points with Malcolm Brodgon limited to just eight.

STARRED

1. Farad Cobb, Cincinnati: Cobb game the Bearcats a scoring spark off the bench, finishing with 18 points as Cincinnati knocked off SMU in their American opener. It was the first game Cincinnati has played since finding out that Mick Cronin will be out for the year.

2. Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul: Garrett finished with 15 points, 10 assists and five boards as the Blue Demons moved to 2-0 in the Big East with a 71-68 win over Xavier.

STRUGGLED

1. Isaiah Taylor, Texas: Taylor finished with just eight points and five turnovers while shooting 2-for-10 from the floor as No. 11 Texas beat Texas Tech in their Big 12 opener. It was Taylor’s first game back from a wrist injury, and while he was rusty offensively, he did play very well defensively.

2. Marcus Foster, Kansas State: Kansas State has really struggled this season, losing again on Saturday, 61-47 at Oklahoma State. Foster went scoreless, taking just four shots after coming off the bench as head coach Bruce Weber tried to make a point to his star. He spent much of the game sulking on the bench, even when the Wildcats were up early.

3. Michigan’s guards: Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin combined to shoot 6-for-29 from the floor as the Wolverines blew an eight-point halftime lead in a 74-61 loss at Purdue.

THE REST OF THE TOP 25

  • Melo Trimble had 20 points and Dez Wells and Jake Layman combined for 24 as No. 12 Maryland got passed a scrappy Minnesota team in College Park, 70-58.
  • Despite 31 points from D’Angelo Harrison No. 15 St. John’s dropped its second straight, 73-69 to Butler. Kellen Dunham led the Bulldogs with 28.
  • Jahlil Okafor led four Blue Devils in double figures with 28 points and eight rebounds as No. 2 Duke took care of Boston College, 85-62.
  • Despite not having point guard Juwan Staten, who was sick, No. 17 West Virginia handed TCU its first loss of the season. Gary Browne led a balanced effort for the Mountaineers in their 78-67 win, scoring 16 points.
  • Five players scored in double figures, led by Joshua Smith (15 points), as No. 25 Georgetown beat Creighton 76-61 in Washington, D.C.
  • Duane Notice scored 15 points and Ty Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell added 13 apiece as South Carolina beat No. 9 Iowa State 64-60 in Brooklyn. The Cyclones shot 1-for-18 from three on the night.
  • No. 24 Colorado State became the third team to fall from the ranks of the unbeaten, with New Mexico beating the Rams 66-53. Craig Neal’s Lobos scored 42 of their 66 points in the paint.
  • Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski scored 21 points apiece as No. 7 Gonzaga won 87-75 at Portland. The Bulldogs are now 3-0 in the WCC, with all three wins coming on the road.
  • Justin Jackson scored 13 points and Kennedy Meeks added 12 to go along with 12 rebounds as No. 19 North Carolina won 74-50 at Clemson.

NOTABLES

  • Justin Bibbs has 22 points and 11 boards to help Virginia Tech erase a 19-point halftime deficit, but a three at the buzzer fell short and the Hokies lost to Syracuse, 68-66. Trevor Cooney had 18 to lead the Orange.
  • Trevor Lacey bounced back from a rough night in an ugly loss against Cincinnati with 19 points as N.C. State smacked around Pitt.
  • Juan Anderson led four players in double-figures with 18 points as Marquette knocked off Providence in Milwaukee.
  • Kevin Larsen continued his excellent run of play, going for 15 points, nine boards and five assists in a 64-60 win over St. Joseph’s in their Atlantic 10 opener.
  • Arkansas blew out Utah Valley State, which wasn’t notable for anything other than this dunk.
  • Hassan Martin had 15 points to lead four players in double-figures as Rhode Island went into Saint Louis and knocked off the Billikens 65-53.
  • Vanderbilt survived Yale in a thriller in double-overtime, 79-74.
  • Rutgers picked up its first conference win as a member of the Big Ten, beating Penn State 50-46.
  • Joseph Young scored 27 points to lead Oregon to a 71-59 home win over rival Oregon State in the Pac-12 opener for both.
  • Davidson beat Richmond 81-67 in its first conference game as a member of the Atlantic 10, with Jack Gibbs scoring 32 points to lead the way.
  • Marvelle Harris scored 25 points to lead Fresno State to a 59-57 win over San Diego State. The Bulldogs led by as much as 18, but managed to get the win despite the Aztecs going on a 17-0 second half run. The loss ends San Diego State’s 47-game win streak against teams from the State of California.
  • The nation’s leader in triple-doubles this season: BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth. Collinsworth accounted for 12 points, 12 rebounds and ten assists in the Cougars’ blowout win at San Francisco.

Saturday’s Things To Know: Ohio State’s awesome, Cowan the savior, Queta’s back

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Football dominated the conversation on Saturday.

That’s what happens when conference championship games determine who will be in the college football playoff. And some of those football games that were played on Saturday were fun!

But there were also some good, meaningful college basketball games that happened as well.

So if you spent the afternoon and evening eating, drinking and watching football, here are the ten things you need to know after a fun Saturday of hoops.

1. OHIO STATE IS PLAYING LIKE THE BEST TEAM IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

I don’t know if No. 6 Ohio State in the best team in college basketball right now.

I don’t think anyone in college basketball is the best team.

After seeing Michigan State, Kentucky and Duke lose as the No. 1 team in the country, I feel like a man that has had multiple relationships end because he was cheated on. I can’t fall in love again until I can trust again, and I am definitely not ready to trust a single college basketball team with the title of my girlfr-… I mean, the No. 1 team in college basketball.

That includes Ohio State.

But I do think that I can say this and have it be justifiable simply because it can be backed up with facts: Ohio State is playing like the best team in college basketball right now.

On Saturday afternoon, the Buckeyes mollywhopped Penn State, beating them 106-74 as they became the first Big Ten team to put up triple digits in a conference game since 2006. Before you start snickering about how bad Penn State is, remember this: The Nittany Lions entered the day as the No. 23 team in KenPom’s rankings.

Ohio State beat them by 32 points.

And that’s not the only KenPom top 25 team that they have done this to.

They beat Villanova by 25. They beat North Carolina by 25, and that game took place in Chapel Hill. According to the indefatigable Jordan Sperber, there have been just six games this season where a KenPom top 50 team has lost by 20 or more points. Ohio State is responsible for dispensing three of those butt-kickings.

So while I don’t think that Ohio State will find themselves at the top of the polls on Monday morning, I do think that there is probably an argument to be made that they deserve it.

2. ANTHONY COWAN SAVES MARYLAND FROM DISASTER

The No. 3 Terps dug themselves a 15 point hole at home against Illinois on Saturday afternoon, which is hardly an ideal scenario and more or less the kind of thing that the naysayers have come to expect out of Mark Turgeon teams these days.

But Maryland didn’t lose.

The Terps rallied, and Cowan was the savior. He finished with 20 points, seven boards, six assists and three steals to lead the way, which is impressive, but what matters more is that Cowan scored four points in the final 20 seconds – a 28-foot three followed by a steal, drawing a foul and hitting a free throw – to give Maryland a 59-58 come-from-behind win.

Now, on the one hand, this performance is somewhat worrying. Top five teams playing at home should not find themselves in a 15 point hole to anyone. But everyone is going to have rough nights, and while this certainly qualifies as such, Maryland still found a way to win. Winning ugly is still a win.

And in regards to Cowan, I think that it should be noted that these are the kind of performances we’ve been waiting to see from him. Put the team on his back, carry them to a win they’re not supposed to get. That’s the stuff All-Americans do.

3. BAYLOR’S TRISTAN CLARK IS NOT RIGHT

The No. 18 Bears found a way to hang on and beat No. 12 Arizona in Waco on Saturday, 63-58, despite the fact that they had to give away free tickets – many of which were scooped up by Arizona fans – because their football team was playing in the Big 12 title game at the exact same time.

But Clark only played ten minutes after sitting out Wednesday’s game against UMES with a foot injury and a knee that apparently hasn’t quite recovered from surgery last season. He tweaked something in the first half and never came back in.

I feel for the kid. Last season, when Clark went down, he was arguably the best big man in the Big 12. He was likely a shoe-in for first-team all-conference had he played for the entire season, and the idea of pairing him with Freddie Gillespie, Mark Vital and all of those talented guards was why everyone was so bullish on Baylor entering the season.

And they weren’t wrong.

This is still a top 15 team.

But if Clark can’t get back to being the guy that he was for two months at the start of last season, that’s a pretty big blow to Scott Drew’s frontcourt depth.

4. NEEMIAS QUETA IS BACK

After a full month of nightly speculation about when Utah State would get their 7-foot-1 Portuguese center back from a knee injury, we finally got the answer on Saturday.

Midway through the first half in a home win over Fresno State on Saturday, Queta checked in for the first time this season.

Queta played just 10 minutes, finishing with six points on six free throws, missing all three of his field goals, but it’s his presence and availability that matters. The Aggies have plenty of skill and shooting on this roster. What they have been missing is a defensive anchor and a rim-protector, and those are the things that Queta does well enough to attract NBA attention.

5. MARKUS HOWARD IS BACK, TOO

After missing a game on Wednesday with a concussion, Markus Howard returned to the floor for Marquette on Saturday, and he made a difference.

The Golden Eagles went into the Little Apple and knocked off Kansas State, 73-65, thanks to 19 points from Howard.

6. IT IS TIME TO TAKE BUTLER SERIOUSLY

I know, I know, it’s Florida.

At this point, Florida has made us believers in Florida State, UConn and now Butler. So maybe we should be saying more about the Gators than about the teams they are playing. That’s certainly a conversation worth having at some point.

But I also think that it is fair to point out that Butler, currently sitting 9-0 after a very impressive 76-62 over those Gators – one in which their star, Kamar Baldwin, was just OK – currently has wins over Florida and Minnesota at home, Stanford and Missouri on a neutral and Ole Miss on the road.

This isn’t a fluke anymore.

7. CINCINNATI HAS BIGGER ISSUES THAN JARRON CUMBERLAND’S HEALTH

I don’t know how injured Jarron Cumberland is right now. I know that he had some issues early in the season that kept him out of practice for a few weeks, and I know that he and head coach John Brannen have had their issues. Cumberland has missed two games this season. He only played 18 minutes in a win against Vermont. His numbers are way down from last season.

On Saturday, Cumberland was 4-for-14 from the floor and finished with just 11 points in a 73-66 loss at Xavier in the Crosstown Shootout.

The bottom line is this: Right now, whatever is going on between Cumberland and Brannen is torpedoing what could have been a really good season.

8. KANSAS PASSED ANOTHER TEST AT HOME

I was actually really curious to see how Kansas would bounce back from their win in the Maui Invitational on Saturday when they hosted No. 20 Colorado.

The Buffaloes are tough. They are a veteran group that is well-coached and that defends the paint well. They have the bodies to give Udoka Azubuike some trouble inside. But that didn’t happen. There was no Maui hangover. The Jayhawks picked off the Buffaloes, 72-58, in a game that was closer to 20 in the second half.

That’s a good win in a tough spot.

9. INDIANA TOOK THEIR FIRST LOSS IN THEIR FIRST ROAD GAME

I don’t think I was the only one that thought the Hoosiers were officially back when they managed to beat up on a good Florida State team on Tuesday night, winning 72-58 in Assembly Hall. That win boosted their record to 8-0 on the season, and while all eight wins came at home, it surely had to mean something considering that one of those wins came against the No. 17 Seminoles.

Right?

Well, on Saturday, those very same Hoosiers got absolutely humiliated in an 84-64 loss at now 5-4 Wisconsin. Indiana trailed by as many as 30 points on Saturday. That’s not good.

10. CREIGHTON HUMILIATED NEBRASKA

We knew that Nebraska was in a rebuilding year in their first season with Fred Hoiberg at the helm, and we also knew that Creighton is a team good enough to make a run at an NCAA tournament bid this season.

The Bluejays were always going to be favored.

But this was a rivalry game.

Nebraska would make it interesting, right? Because these are the kind of games where you just throw the records out the window, correct???

Well, no.

Creighton was up 27-4. They led 37-7. I think the worst that it got was 42-11. The final wasn’t quite as bad – Creighton won 95-76 – but I don’t think anyone still cared at that point.

No. 2 Kansas hands No. 20 Colorado first loss 72-58

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and Devon Dotson added 18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 72-58 victory over No. 20 Colorado on Saturday, snapping the Buffaloes’ season-opening seven-game winning streak.

Ten days after claiming the Maui Invitational title, the Jayhawks (7-1) built an early 6-0 lead over their former conference foes. David McCormack fueled the hot start, contributing six of the Jayhawks’ opening eight points.

Holding leading scorer Tyler Bey scoreless from the field through the first half, Kansas used a 9-0 run to build a 19-9 lead. Colorado (7-1) shot 26.9% from the field in the first half and that allowed the Jayhawks to take a 34-22 lead at halftime.

With Bey and D’Shawn Schwartz quieted, Evan Battey lead the way for the Buffaloes, scoring 14 points on a 5-for-8 shooting.

Schwartz picked up a technical foul on a dunk that temporarily quieted the raucous Kansas crowd, and Agbaji knocked down four 3-point baskets in the second half to keep the Buffaloes at a distance.

Colorado forced 21 Kansas turnovers, but the Jayhawks shot 52.9% to outlast the Buffaloes.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The size of the Jayhawks overpowered Colorado inside, especially with a two-big lineup, outscoring the Buffaloes 38-22 down low. The Jayhawks also found some late success from outside, shooting 85.7% from 3-point range in the second half after missing all six first-half attempts.

Colorado: With Bey contained by the swarming Kansas defense, the Buffaloes struggled to find any momentum offensively, turning the ball over 17 times and shooting 30% from the field.

UP NEXT

Kansas: Hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Colorado: Hosts Northern Iowa on Tuesday.

Achiuwa, No. 15 Memphis surge back to beat UAB 65-57

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Precious Achiuwa scored eight of his 14 points in the final 4 minutes to rally No. 15 Memphis past UAB 65-57.

Memphis (8-1) trailed 17-0 early and 40-26 at halftime. The Tigers needed a 19-4 run over the final 8 minutes to overcome the Blazers (4-4), who didn’t relinquish the lead until freshman Achiuwa’s tip shot with 2:56 left put Memphis up 56-55.

UAB’s own sensational freshman, Jalen Benjamin, scored 17 points, but the Blazers lost their third straight.

Memphis cranked up the pressure in the second half, and UAB finally cracked in the final minutes. It began unraveling after Achiuwa hit two free throws to reduce the deficit to 44-29.

D.J. Jeffries, another member of Memphis’ heralded freshman class, followed up with two drunks and finished a one-man, nine-point run with a 3-pointer. That cut the lead to 44-38, Memphis outplayed the Blazers the rest of the way.

BIG PICTURE

Memphis: The Tigers busted out of a first-half slump in a big way, shooting 54% from the floor in the second half. … Memphis improved to 5-0 without its leading scorer, freshman James Wiseman (19.7 points in three games). He is scheduled to return from suspension Jan. 12 after being banned by the NCAA after it was found that coach Penny Hardaway provided money for moving expenses to Wiseman’s family before Hardaway was hired by Memphis.

UAB: The Blazers were doomed by 23 turnovers, a number of key ones in the second half due to Memphis’ full-court press.

UP NEXT

Memphis: The Tigers take a week off before returning to action Dec. 14 at Tennessee in the penultimate game scheduled in the series. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said recently he’s not in favor of renewing the contract following a contentious meeting last season in Memphis.

UAB: Also takes a week off before playing the first of three consecutive games with instate foes. The Blazers host Montevallo on Dec. 14.

Anthony Cowan’s clutch three, steal keep No. 3 Maryland undefeated (VIDEO)

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Anthony Cowan Jr. made a free throw with 2.1 seconds left and No. 3 Maryland erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to rally past Illinois 59-58 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

The Terrapins (10-0, 1-0 Big Ten) didn’t lead after halftime until Cowan’s free throw but still matched their best start since winning 10 straight to open the 1998-99 season.

Cowan collected a steal in the closing seconds of a tie game and was fouled in a scrum by guard Andres Feliz. Cowan made the first free throw and missed the second. Illinois (6-3, 0-1) failed to get a shot off in the remaining time.

Here is that entire sequence:

Cowan had 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Jalen Smith (14 points, 13 rebounds) recorded his sixth double-double of the season for Maryland.

Trent Frazier scored 13 points for Illinois, which nearly claimed its first road victory over a top-five team since 1989. The Fighting Illini have lost 15 consecutive road games against ranked teams and six straight conference openers.

Illinois led 39-25 at halftime and briefly pushed its lead to 15 in the second half, but Maryland gradually clawed back.

Donta Scott’s basket with 1:45 remaining got Maryland within 57-55, and Frazier split two free throws 2 seconds later. It remained a three-point game until Cowan hit a deep 3-pointer with 29.8 seconds remaining.

The 14-point halftime hole was the largest Maryland has erased since coming back from a 15-point deficit at the break in an 80-78 defeat of Bucknell on Nov. 18, 2017.

BIG PICTURE

Illinois: After allowing Miami to shoot 59.3% while dropping an 81-79 decision Monday, the Illini were far sharper on defense. It wasn’t enough to avoid enduring a second consecutive one-possession loss.

Maryland: The Terps once again turned in a stellar second half to remain perfect on the season. Maryland has defeated Marquette, Notre Dame and Illinois in a seven-day span.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Maryland avoided joining No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Virginia and No. 7 North Carolina as highly ranked teams to stumble this week. The Terps will likely remain in the top three when the next poll is released Monday.

UP NEXT

Illinois: The Illini host Michigan on Wednesday for their Big Ten home opener. Illinois has lost four in a row and 14 of 16 to the Wolverines.

Maryland: The Terrapins travel Tuesday to Penn State, where they have lost in each of the last three seasons.

No. 8 Kentucky rolls Fairleigh Dickinson, 600th win at Rupp

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — EJ Montgomery scored a career-high 25 points, forward Keion Brooks added 15 off the bench and No. 8 Kentucky dominated Fairleigh Dickinson 83-52 on Saturday for its 600th victory at Rupp Arena.

The 6-foot-10 Montgomery made 12 of 16 from the field, including several dunks to surpass his previous scoring best of 16 on Nov. 29 against UAB.

Forward Nick Richards, at 6-11, had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (7-1), whose 19-2 run over 6:11 in the first half built a 43-23 halftime lead. Kentucky shot 52% and held the Knights (2-6) to 33% shooting, outrebounded them 42-33 and owned nearly statistic for their fifth consecutive victory after a week off.

The Wildcats became the fastest school to reach 600 wins in an arena in NCAA history. Kentucky achieved the milestone at the 43-year-old building named after coach Adolph Rupp in 670 games, surpassing the pace of UCLA (689 games at Pauley Pavilion) and Kansas (699 at Allen Fieldhouse) .

Kaleb Bishop had 12 points for the Knights, who led only in the early minutes. The Northeast Conference school was coming off Tuesday’s 78-77 win over Quinnipiac that ended a five-game losing streak.

BIG PICTURE

Fairleigh Dickinson: The Knights couldn’t follow up their 50% shooting against Quinnipiac beyond the first couple of baskets as Kentucky’s defense disrupted their flow. They certainly were no match against the taller Wildcats inside, resulting in lopsided gaps in rebounding and paint scoring respectively.

Kentucky: The Wildcats emerged from the week-long break sharper and crisper, especially on defense. At times there were three players battling for rebounds, and they forced eight turnovers in the first half alone. Montgomery’s growing offensive confidence showed with several jumpers and aggression inside. Brooks, a freshman forward, took off in the second half for a career high as well.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

This victory likely won’t change Kentucky’s position in the rankings.

UP NEXT

Fairleigh Dickinson visits St. Peter’s on Wednesday.

Kentucky hosts Georgia Tech on Dec. 14 as it faces Power Five opponents for the remainder of the season.