SATURDAY’S SNACKS: Five of nation’s top 12 teams lose on Saturday

Associated Press

GAME OF THE DAY: Utah 77, No. 7 Duke 75, OT: Utah picked up a huge non-conference win in Madison Square Garden as Jakob Poeltl had 19 points and 14 rebounds. The Utes were able to limit a flu-ridden Grayson Allen to 3-for-18 shooting from the floor, but the bigger story here is just how good Utah and Poeltl looked.


No. 8 Virginia 86, No. 12 Villanova 75: Virginia shot 56 percent from the floor and 66 percent from 3-point range as they outlasted Villanova in Charlottesville. The star of the game was, once again, London Perrantes, who took over down the stretch again.

No. 11 North Carolina 89, No. 22 UCLA 76: North Carolina erased a double-digit deficit to beat the Bruins in Brooklyn. The Tar Heels scored 51 second-half points and Brice Johnson was outstanding after getting benched. For cussing?

Ohio State 74, No. 4 Kentucky 67: Going up against an Ohio State team that has already lost five games this season, Jamal Murray scored 27 of his 33 points in the second half for Kentucky .. and they still managed to lose? Raphielle Johnson has more on the day’s biggest shocker here.

No. 17 Butler 74, No. 9 Purdue 68: The Bulldogs handed the Boilermakers their first loss of the season despite the fact that Kellen Dunham shot 0-for-12 from the field and scored just two points. How’d that happen? Rob has more on Butler’s win here.

Northern Iowa 81, No. 5 Iowa State 79: The Panthers shot 13-for-22 from beyond the arc and got 49 combined points from Wes Washpun and Paul Jesperson as they upset the Cyclones in Des Moines. What does this do for UNI’s at-large hopes? And how does it help Wichita State? Find out here.


Buddy Hield, Oklahoma: Hield scored a career-high 33 points in the Sooners’ 87-74 win over Creighton, shooting 12-for-22 from the field.

Wes Washpun, Northern Iowa: Washpun had 28 points, 11 assists and seven boards as the Panthers knocked off No. 5 Iowa State.

Malcolm Hill, Illinois: 34 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in a 91-79 win over South Dakota.

Kahlil Felder, Oakland: Felder was outstanding in the Golden Grizzlies’ 97-83 win at Washington. 38 points (25 in the first half), six rebounds and nine assists.

Cat Barber, N.C. State: Cat had 33 points, seven boards and four assists in a win over Missouri.

Derrick Walton, Michigan: A Wolverine had a triple-double for the second straight game as Walton tallied 10 points, 13 boards and 11 assists.

Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga: Sabonis had 36 points and 16 boards — and Kyle Wiltjer added 24 points — as the Zags barely hung on to beat a scrappy Tennessee team in Seattle, 86-79.


Grayson Allen and Derryck Thornton Jr., Duke: While fellow guard Grayson Allen (3-for-18) was dealing with the flu, Thornton shot 2-for-13 from the field in the Blue Devils’ two-point loss to Utah.

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown: Smith-Rivera scored seven points as Georgetown lost to UNC Asheville, shooting 2-for-11 from the field.

Taurean Waller-Prince, Baylor: The Bears just didn’t show up ready to play at Texas A&M, falling behind by as much as 28 points in an 80-61 loss. Waller-Prince was the biggest culprit, as he had five points on 1-for-7 shooting before a meaningless three at the buzzer.


  • No. 1 Michigan State played its first true road game of the season as they beat Northeastern 78-58.
  • No. 2 Kansas rolled to an 88-46 win over Montana in Lawrence. Perry Ellis led four Jayhawks in double figures with 18 points to go along with nine rebounds.
  • Jake Layman led the way with 19 points as No. 6 Maryland beat Princeton by 21.
  • Another blowout win for No. 10 Xavier as they ran past Auburn at home. Jalen Reynolds led five double-figure scorers with 18 points.
  • No. 13 Arizona knocked off UNLV. Raphielle Johnson was there to write about it.
  • Playing without Kris Dunn, No. 14 Providence survived Rider, 73-65, thanks to double-doubles from Jalen Lindsey, Ben Bentil and Rodney Bullock.
  • JaQuan Newton scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench as No. 15 Miami beat Charleston 85-63.
  • No. 19 Louisville earned a win over Western Kentucky as Quentin Snider had 16 points and Damion Lee and Trey Lewis added 15 points each. However, the Cardinals lost Mangok Mathiang to a broken left foot.
  • No. 21 George Washington moved to 11-1 on the year with an 87-74 home win over Saint Peter’s.
  • No. 23 Cincinnati picked up a solid road win, beating VCU 69-63 in Richmond. Troy Caupain and Farad Cobb scored 15 points apiece to lead the way for the Bearcats.


  • Syracuse picked up an easy win over Cornell as Tyler Roberson had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Georgia earned a win over in-state rival Georgia Tech as J.J. Frazier had 35 points on the afternoon.
  • Seton Hall picked up an 80-76 overtime win over Wichita State in Newark.
  • Georgetown suffered another loss at home, this time falling 79-73 to UNC Asheville. Dylan Smith scored 19 off the bench for the Bulldogs.
  • Indiana closed its game on a 17-2 run, beating Notre Dame 80-73 at the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.
  • Tre Demps scored 18 points and Aaron Falzon hit two big shots in overtime as Northwestern outlasted DePaul 78-70.
  • Ben Simmons accounted for 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Craig Victor scored 13 in his LSU debut as the Tigers rolled to a 100-77 win over Oral Roberts.
  • Florida State erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Florida Atlantic 64-59. Dwayne Bacon led the way for the Seminoles with a game-high 23 points.
  • Dorian Finney-Smith had 16 points and nine boards as the Gators knocked off Oklahoma State, 72-70.