Men’s Top 25 College Basketball

Men’s Top 25 College Basketball



NO. 1 LOUISVILLE 99, EASTERN KENTUCKY 67

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Nwora scored 26 points, Steven Enoch had 23 and No. 1 Louisville shot 63% in both halves to blow out Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

After taking their first loss Tuesday against Texas Tech in the Jimmy V Classic behind 34% shooting, the Cardinals (10-1) responded with baskets from all over the floor. They made 34 of 54 from the field, including 9 of 19 from long range.

NO. 2 KANSAS 98, KANSAS CITY 57

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David McCormack scored a career-high 28 points, Devon Dotson added 18 and Kansas overwhelmed Kansas City in its annual Jayhawk Shootout at the Sprint Center.

Marcus Garrett added 13 points for the Jayhawks (9-1), who shrugged off a slow start to beat their neighbors from down Interstate 70 for the eighth time in as many meetings. Kansas led 43-24 at halftime, built on the advantage early in the second half and never looked back as it gazes toward a potential No. 1 ranking Monday.

NO. 10 OREGON 71, NO. 5 MICHIGAN 70, OT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Payton Pritchard scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime, and Oregon outlasted Michigan.

In a stellar matchup of senior point guards, Pritchard was just a little bit better, repeatedly driving past Michigan’s Zavier Simpson toward the end of the second half and in overtime. Simpson had eight points and 11 assists, but the Wolverines (8-3) lost their second straight game.

NO. 8 KENTUCKY 67, GEORGIA TECH 53

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ashton Hagans scored 21 points to lead Kentucky past Georgia Tech. The Wildcats (8-1) won their sixth straight game going into a two-game trip to Las Vegas ahead of their Christmas break.

NO. 12 AUBURN 67, SAINT LOUIS 61

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — J’Von McCormick scored 20 points, freshman Isaac Okoro added 12 and Auburn improved to 9-0, beating Saint Louis in the Mike Slive Invitational at Legacy Arena.

NO. 13 MEMPHIS 51, NO. 19 TENNESSEE 47

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Damion Baugh sank a 3-pointer with 1:43 remaining to put Memphis ahead for good and the Tigers outlasted Tennessee to snap the Volunteers’ 31-game home winning streak.

Tennessee (7-2) had owned the longest active home winning streak of any Division I team. The Vols hadn’t lost at home since falling to Auburn 94-84 on Jan. 2, 2018.

NO. 14 DAYTON 78, DRAKE 47

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ibi Watson scored a season-high 20 points and led a first-half run that put Dayton in control as the Flyers pulled away to beat Drake.

NO. 16 MICHIGAN STATE 72, OAKLAND 49

DETROIT (AP) — Xavier Tillman had nine points and 13 rebounds, Aaron Henry put up 10 points and six assists and Michigan State beat Oakland at Little Caesars Arena.

NO. 18 BUTLER 66, SOUTHERN 41

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bryce Golden scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting to lead Butler’s balanced scoring attack in a romp over Southern.

NO. 20 VILLANOVA 78, DELAWARE 70

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jermaine Samuels scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Villanova won its season-high fourth straight game by holding off Delaware in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center.

RUTGERS 68, NO. 22 SETON HALL 48

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall star Myles Powell sat out the second half with a head injury, and Rutgers’ Ron Harper Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Scarlet Knights beat the Pirates 68-48 in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

WAKE FOREST 80, NO. 23 XAVIER 78

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Chaundee Brown scored 26 points, Brandon Childress added 22 and Wake Forest beat Xavier in the Musketeers’ first game this season on an opponent’s home court.


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