Kentucky overcomes negativity, beats No. 5 Tennessee 63-56

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Antonio Reeves scored 18 points and Oscar Tshiebwe had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kentucky to a 63-56 win over No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday.

The Wildcats (11-6, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) showed physical presence and dominated the Volunteers (14-3, 4-1) on the boards.

CJ Fredrick scored 10 of his 13 first-half points as the Wildcats led by seven at halftime.

Tennessee’s Uros Plavsic, who scored 19 points, was the only Vol who could match Kentucky’s physicality. Santiago Vescovi scored 13.

NO. 2 KANSAS 62, NO, 14 IOWA STATE 60

LAWRENCE, Kan. — KJ Adams scored in the color to break a tie with less than 12 seconds left, and Kansas held off Iowa State.

Kansas (16-1, 5-0 Big 12) was led by Gradey Dick with 21 points. Jalen Wilson had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Adams had 15 points.

Gabe Kalscheur scored 23 points for the Cyclones (13-3, 4-1). Osun Osunniyi chipped in 14.

NO. 4 ALABAMA 106, LSU66

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brandon Miller finished the tournament with 31 points and had six 3-pointers at halftime to lead Alabama to its most lopsided win over LSU.

Miller, the nation’s highest-scoring freshman and a potential NBA lottery pick, brought LSU’s 22 first-half points alone to the Streaking Crimson Tide (15-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference).

Mark Sears, Rylan Griffen and Jahvon Quinerly each scored 12 points for Alabama. Quinerly did 4 of 8 3s. Nick Pringle added 10 points.

KJ Williams, whose 18.5-point average in the SEC trailed only Miller, scored 10 for LSU (12-5, 1-4). He picked up his fourth foul with 17 minutes left and shot 4 of 12.

NO. 7UCLA 68, COLORADO 54

LOS ANGELES — Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 23 points, Jaylen Clark added 18 and UCLA rallied in the second half.

Jaquez also hit a career high with 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the season as the Bruins (16-2, 7-0 Pac-12) extended their winning streak to 13.

KJ Simpson led Colorado (11-8, 3-5) with 17 points and Javon Ruffin had 11.

NO. 8 GONZAGA 115, PORTLAND 75

SPOKANE, Wash. — Malachi Smith led six teammates in double figures with his season-high 27 points, seven 3-points and eight rebounds leading the team, and Gonzaga used a dominant first half to record his best 75th straight home win in to achieve the NCAA’s 15th consecutive win against Portland.

Drew Timme had 18 for Gonzaga (16-3, 5-0 West Coast Conference), Julian Strawther added 14 and seven rebounds while Nolan Hickman had 13 and Anton Watson and Ben Gregg had 12 each. Ten players scored for the Bulldogs, who have now won 11 straight.

Moses Wood led the Pilots (9-11, 1-4) with 19 points and shot six of 13, and Kristian Sjolund added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the team.

OREGON 87, NO. 9 ARIZONA 68

EUGENE, Ore. – Jermaine Couisnard scored 27 points in his first start of the season as Oregon beat Arizona.

Couisnard, a South Carolina transfer who missed the first 14 games of the season through injury, made six 3-pointers, including one intended as an assist in an alley-oop.

Senior center N’Faly Dante added 22 points, including a highlight dunk early in the game, and 10 rebounds as the Ducks (10-8, 4-3 Pac-12) shot 54 percent from the field. Will Richardson added 14 points and Nate Bittle scored 10.

Kylan Boswell scored 15 points to speed up the Wildcats (15-3, 4-3). Azuolas Tubelis had 14 points and six rebounds while Courtney Ramey made four 3-pointers for 12 points and Oumar Ballo added 10 points and seven rebounds.

NO. 10 TEXAS 72, TEXAS TECH 70

AUSTIN, Texas — Marcus Carr scored 20 points, Sir’Jabari Rice added 18 and Texas rallied in the second half to end the Red Raiders’ four-game winning streak at the Longhorns’ home court.

Timmy Allen scored 17 for the Longhorns (15-2, 4-1 Big 12).

Pop Issacs scored 23 points to lead Texas Tech (10-7), which fell to 0-5 in conference play for the first time since 2015. A season after making the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, the Red Raiders share the Big 12 basement with West Virginia.

NO. 17 TCU 82, NO. 11 KANSAS STATE 68

FORT WORTH, Texas — Emanuel Miller scored 23 points, Eddie Lampkin Jr. hit a season-best 17 with multiple key baskets and TCU ended Kansas State’s nine-game winning streak.

Mike Miles Jr. had 13 points with 11 assists for the Horned Frogs (14-3, 3-2 Big 12), who were suffering losses after an 11-game winning streak of their own. Damion Baugh had 11 points.

Keyontae Johnson had 18 for the Wildcats (15-2, 4-1), who were up to 25 points behind midway through the second half before some late baskets. Markquis Nowell finished with 16 points after having four straight 20-point games.

NO. 13 VIRGINIA 67, FLORIDA STATE 58

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Armaan Franklin scored 20 points and Ben Vander Plas added 15 points and seven rebounds as Virginia controlled from the opening minutes.

The Cavaliers (13-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) grabbed 11 of 22 3-pointers, the fifth time in 16 games they’ve been tied with 10 or more points from beyond the arc.

Matthew Cleveland hit a seventh straight double-double, a feat not achieved by a Seminole since the Reggie Royals in 1971-72. He had a shot in the final minute with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman forward Cameron Corhen added 15 points for the Seminoles (5-13, 3-4), who lost at home for the first time in the ACC game.

VANDERBILT 97, NO. 15 Arkansas 84

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tyrin Lawrence scored 22 points as Vanderbilt rebounded from a 10-point deficit in the second half and went on a two-game sled.

Vanderbilt (9-8, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) was 10 points behind before the 3s started to fall. Arkansas (12-5, 1-4) lost its third straight and never got closer than seven down the stretch as the Commodores smashed all 12 free throws in the final 1:57.

Jordan Wright finished with 17 points for Vanderbilt. Myles Mare had 15 and Trey Thomas added 13 in a chippy game that threw out three ratings with a flagrant 1 for Arkansas and Vanderbilt guard Ezra Manjon before halftime.

Ricky Council IV led the Razorbacks with 24 points and Anthony Black added 18. Vomte Davis had 17 and Makhi Mitchell finished with 11.

NC CONDITION 83, NO. 16 MIAMI 81, AT

RALEIGH, NC — Ernest Ross got a go-ahead in traffic with 33 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Wolfpack made two late stops to hold up Miami.

Ross finished his career with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Wolfpack (14-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Terquavion Smith scored 20 points and DJ Burns added 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Isaiah Wong had 25 points and six rebounds to lead Miami (14-3, 5-2). Jordan Miller had 13 and a 3-pointer over Ross, who forced overtime, with 28.6 seconds left in regulation.

INDIANA 63, NO. 18 WISCONSIN 45

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Jalen Hood-Schifino added 16 points as Indiana won for the first time in three weeks and ended a three-game sled.

The Hoosiers (12-4, 2-4 Big Ten) were without two injured starters, guard Xavier Johnson (foot) and forward Race Thompson (knee).

Connor Essegian returned to his home state and led the Badgers with 14 points and 11 rebounds (11-5, 3-3). Wisconsin has lost all three games since starting forward Tyler Wahl went down with a leg injury in a streak they’d dominated for more than a decade.

CREIGHTON 73, NO. 19 PRECAUTIONS 67

OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 13 of his 21 points in the last 15 minutes and Creighton ended Providence’s nine-game winning streak.

The Bluejays (10-8, 4-3 Big East) got 20 points from Trey Alexander and 19 from Baylor Scheierman.

Creighton led by 16 points two minutes into the second half before Providence went on a 25-9 run with Scheierman on the bench, who was in foul trouble most of the time.

Bryce Hopkins had 20 points to lead the brothers (14-4, 6-1) who were going on their longest winning streak since 1988-89. Devin Carter added 13 points and Noah Locke had 12.

FL 73, NO. 20 Missouri 64

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Colin Castleton had 16 points and 13 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, and Florida rebounded from 11 down to beat Missouri.

Castleton contributed six assists, three steals and two blocks as the Gators (10-7, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won their third straight game. He made 7 of 11 shots and finished with five offensive boards.

Will Richard added 18 points, mostly thanks to four 3-pointers for Florida, and Riley Kugel had 13 points and five rebounds. The Gators hit 10 of 23 from 3-point range, including 6 of 13 in the second half.

Kobe Brown led the Tigers (13-4, 2-3) with 21 points. Noah Carter added 12 and Tre Gomillion chipped in 11.

NO. 21 AUBURN 69, MISSISSIPPI STATE 63

AUBURN, Ala. – Jaylin Williams netted a season-high 21 points, Wendell Green Jr. added 17 and Auburn won his 28 straight games at Neville Arena.

The Tigers (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) have the second-longest home winning streak in Division I men’s basketball behind Gonzaga.

Mississippi State (12-5, 1-4) was led by the inside presence of fifth-year senior Tolu Smith, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward DJ Jeffries added 12 points and eight rebounds.

NO. 22 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 78, ELON 60

CHARLESTON, SC — Dalton Bolon made six 3s and scored 21 points as the College of Charleston extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17.

Ante Brzovic added 17 points for the Cougars (18-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who struggled early but rallied after halftime to hit Elon back (2-16, 0-5). Reyne Smith, who was 4 of 13 on 3s, ended with 14 points and Ryan Larson had 12 for the Cougars.

Max Mackinnon led Elon with 17 points.

NEW MEXICO 76, NO. 23 SAN DIEGO STATE 67

SAN DIEGO — Jaelen House had 29 points, including three clutch 3-pointers on the stretch, and Jamal Mashburn Jr. had 22 for the spirited New Mexico Lobos, who used a 12-0 run to take control.

House, who played better the more he was booed by the home crowd, had 10 points in the 12-0 run.

Morris Udeze had 10 points and 15 rebounds and Javonte Johnson had 10 points for the Lobos (16-2, 3-2 Mountain West). The Lobos fell out of The Associated Press’s top 25 after two losses last week, while the Aztecs bounced back in the poll.

Matt Bradley scored 14, Adam Seiko 13 and Keshad Johnson 10 for the Aztecs (13-4, 4-1) who had lost their six-game winning streak.

CLEMSON 72, NO. 24 DUKE 64

CLEMSON, SC — PJ Hall had 26 points and Brevin Galloway had 17, including a 3-pointer that gave Clemson the lead to stay while the Tigers continued their perfect ACC start.

Picked 11th in the league before the start of the season, Clemson (15-3) is now 7-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in team history. The Tigers defeated the Blue Devils (13-5, 4-3) for the second time in nine games.

Fans flocked to the court after last buzzer and celebrated Clemson’s unexpected success.

Kyle Filipowski, the 7-foot freshman, led Duke with 18 points and 14 rebounds before fouling in the last minute. Fellow freshman Tyrese Proctor had 17 points for the Blue Devils.

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