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College Basketball: Princeton Dusts D-III Foe; No. 1 Villanova Escapes Marquette

  • Villanova's Jalen Brunson steals the ball as Marquette's Markus Howard looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Princeton, n.j. — Jerome Desrosiers scored 14 points, Devin Cannady 12 and Myles Stephens 10 — all but eight of those 36 points coming in the first half when the game was decided — and Princeton rolled past Rowan, 86-50, on Sunday.

Richmond Aririguzoh added a game-high eight rebounds to go with eight points and two blocks for the Tigers (10-8), who have won three straight and five of their last six. The Tigers shot 48 percent and made 11 of 27 from the arc, with Cannady leading the way with three treys.

Ramon Wright had 17 points for the Division III Profs, who played the game as an exhibition.

Ranked Men

No. 1 Villanova 85, Marquette 82

Milwaukee — Jalen Brunson scored 31 points despite leaving briefly with a left ankle injury, Donte DiVincenzo added 23 and top-ranked Villanova beat Marquette.

DiVincenzo’s putback off a missed 3 with 15 seconds to go gave Villanova (20-1, 7-1 Big East) a five-point lead. Andrew Rowsey led Marquette (13-8, 4-5) with 27 points, including a deep 3 from the wing that pulled the Golden Eagles to 83-80 with 1:30 left.

No. 3 Purdue 74, Indiana 67

Bloomington, Ind. — Isaac Haas matched his career high with 26 points, Vincent Edwards added 19 and Purdue held off Indiana for its school-record 17th consecutive victory.

The Boilermakers (21-2, 10-0 Big Ten) extended the nation’s longest active winning streak with their 12th straight conference victory, also a school record. Purdue hasn’t lost since Nov. 23.

No. 6 Michigan St. 74, Maryland 68

College Park, Md. — Joshua Langford scored 19 points and Michigan State beat Maryland for coach coach Tom Izzo’s straight 20-win season.

Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan State (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) outscoreed the Terrapins 20-4 in the opening 5½ minutes and held on for its fourth straight victory. Izzo has 18 20-win seasons at Michigan State, missing the plateau only once since 2003-04.

No. 17 Wichita St. 90, Tulsa 71

Wichita, Kan. — Austin Reaves hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and scored all of his career-high 23 points before halftime to lead Wichita State.

Reaves made his first seven 3-point attempts. He finished 7-of-11 from outside the arc.

No. 18 Clemson 72Georgia Tech 70

Atlanta — Gabe DeVoe scored a career-high 25 points, Marcquise Reed hit a decisive layup in the closing seconds and Clemson held off Georgia Tech.

Ranked Women

No. 2 Mississippi St. 69, Ole Miss 49

Oxford, Miss. — Victoria Vivians scored 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting to help No. 2 Mississippi State rout Mississippi.

Mississippi State (22-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) played large portions of the game with Vivians and Teaira McCowan in foul trouble.

No. 3 Baylor 83No. 20 West Virginia 72

Morgantown, w.va. — Kristy Wallace scored 25 points and Baylor rallied to beat West Virginia.

The Lady Bears (19-1, 9-0 Big 12) trailed 37-28 midway through the second quarter and were down 47-41 at halftime. Wallace and Kalani Brown led Baylor on a 10-2 scoring run to open the second half.

No. 4 Louisville 89Wake Forest 52

Louisville, Ky. — Asia Durr scored 26 points in Louisville’s victory over Wake Forese.

Durr scored 20 points in the first half for the Cardinals (22-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) on 6-for-8 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.

No. 5 Notre Dame 100No. 8 Florida St. 69

Tallahassee, Fla. — Kathryn Westbeld had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Notre Dame.

Westbeld had her second double-double of the season and sixth of her career. Arike Ogunbowale and Jessica Shepard each scored 19 points, and the Fighting Irish (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) went over the century mark for the second time this season.

No. 7 Oregon 84, Utah 68

Salt Lake City — Sabrina Ionescu had 19 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in her ninth career triple-double, and Oregon pulled away to beat Utah.

Maite Cazorla added 21 points and was 5 for 5 from 3-point range, and Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard chipped in 15 points apiece for Oregon (20-3, 9-1 Pac-12).

Daneesha Provo led Utah (14-7, 5-5) with 19 points.

No. 9 SOUTH CAROLINA 64, No. 11 MISSOURI 54

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 15 points, hitting the go-ahead basket with 4:13 left, and South Carolina outlasted Missouri in a hard-fought game that included an on-court tussle and two Tigers ejections.

Both sides piled up when Missouri’s Kayla Michael and South Carolina’s Alexis Jennings fought for a rebound and would not let go until they hit the floor. Teammates pushed in and the shoving began. Missouri’s Sophie Cunningham was in the middle while the Gamecocks’ Doniyah Cliney tried to get her opponent back, eventually shoving her with a hard right hand.

Cunningham gave Jennings a shoulder shove as she walked off the court. Officials took about 15 minutes reviewing footage before ejecting Tigers reserves Jordan Roundtree and Nadia Green for leaving the bench. Cunningham and Cliney were assessed unsportsmanlike fouls.

Tyasha Harris had 19 points for South Carolina (18-3, 7-2 Southeastern Conference). Cunningham led Missouri (17-4, 5-3) with 18 points.

LSU 70, No. 10 TENNESSEE 59

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Chloe Jackson scored 21 points and LSU took control in the third quarter.

Jackson also had nine rebounds and four assists. Raigyne Louis added 18 points and nine rebounds for LSU (13-6, 5-3 Southeastern Conference). Ayana Mitchell had 16 rebounds.

Mercedes Russell led Tennessee (17-4, 5-3) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 13 UCLA 79, WASHINGTON STATE 71

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 18 points, and Monique Billings added with 15 points and 15 rebounds for UCLA.

Lajahna Drummer also had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Bruins (17-4, 8-2 Pac-12).

Borislava Hristova topped the Cougars (9-13, 2-8) with 25 points.

No. 15 TEXAS A&M 91, VANDERBILT 67.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chennedy Carter had 21 points to help Texas A&M rout Vanderbilt.

Danni Williams added 18 points for the Aggies (17-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), Khaalia Hillsman had and Anriel Howard 12. Chelsie Hall scored 16 points for Vanderbilt (5-17, 1-7).

No. 16 MICHIGAN 80, NORTHWESTERN 59

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Katelynn Flaherty scored 27 points, Hallie Thome added 25 and Michigan gave coach Kim Barnes Arico her 400th career victory,

Thome had 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the first half to help the Wolverines (19-4, 8-2 Big Ten) take a 37-28 lead. Flaherty went 4 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 20 points in the second half.

Abi Scheid had 18 points for Northwestern (9-14, 2-7).

No. 17 OREGON STATE 86, COLORADO 71

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Kat Tudor scored 23 points and Oregon State pulled away from Colorado.

Marie Gulich had 12 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and two steals for the Beavers (16-5, 7-3 Pac-12). Katie McWilliams added 15 points.

Mya Hollingshed had a career-high 22 points for the Buffaloes (11-10, 2-8).

No. 18 DUKE 58, PITTSBURGH 46

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 20 points and Duke recovered after blowing an 18-point second half lead to beat Pittsburgh for the 900th victory in program history.

Brown had 10 points as the Blue Devils (17-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) closed the game with a 15-2 run. Duke is 900-391 in 43 years of basketball.

Yacine had 19 points and 15 rebounds for Pitt (9-13, 1-8).

No. 21 GEORGIA 66, FLORIDA 57

GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Caliya Robinson scored 10 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and Georgia made 11 of 13 free throws in the period to rally past Florida.

The Bulldogs (19-2, 7-1) have won seven straight for their best start since 2009-10.

Paulina Hersler matched her career high with 19 points for the Gators (10-12, 2-6).

No. 22 GREEN BAY 52, IUPUI 45

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Allie Leclaire scored 22 points, Jessica Lindstrom had eight points, six rebounds and four steals, and Green Bay maintained sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

Green Bay (19-2, 9-1) made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 14.3 seconds to seal it, closing on a 19-4 run. Sydney Roule scored 11 points for IUPUI (16-5, 8-2).

No. 25 ARIZONA STATE 57, No. 23 CALIFORNIA 42

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Courtney Ekmark scored 12 points, and Kianna Ibis added 11 for Arizona State.

Ekmark and Ibis each grabbed eight rebounds for Arizona State (15-7, 6-4 Pac-12).

Kristine Anigwe led the Bears (15-6, 6-4) with 15 points.