Arizona Edges UNLV
Tucson, Ariz. — T.J. McConnell had 13 points, six assists and seven rebounds, making critical plays down the stretch, and No. 2 Arizona escaped with a 63-58 victory over UNLV on Saturday.
Brandon Ashley also had 13 points, and Nick Johnson and Claremont, N.H., native Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 apiece for the Wildcats. However, Johnson shot just 4 for 15.
Bryce DeJean-Jones scored 16 points, Khem Birch had 12 and Roscoe Smith 10 for the Rebels (3-4) in their first road game of the season.
The Wildcats (9-0) have a shot at moving to the top of the rankings after No. 1 Michigan State lost to North Carolina.
No. 4 Syracuse 93 Binghamton 65
Syracuse, n.y. — Trevor Cooney and C.J. Fair each scored 17 points and No. 4 Syracuse hit Binghamton with a long-range barrage.
No. 5 Ohio St. 74, CCSU 56
Columbus, Ohio — LaQuinton Ross scored four of his career-high 23 points in a 10-0 second-half run, leading Ohio State past Central Connecticut State.
Colorado 75, No. 6 Kansas 72
Boulder, Colo. — Askia Booker brought Colorado fans storming onto the court by swishing a 25-footer at the buzzer to lift Colorado over Kansas, marking the program’s first victory over the Jayhawks in 20 tries.
Colorado (9-1) squandered a six-point lead with 1:44 left and Kansas tied the game with a bucket by Perry Ellis with 4 seconds left.
But after a timeout, the Buffs got the ball to Booker, who dribbled a few paces past half court and launched the shot that hit nothing but net.
No. 7 Louisville 113, La.-Lafayette 74
Louisville, Ky. — Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points and Louisville used good shooting to blow out Louisiana-Lafayette .
No. 8 Wisconsin 70, Marquette 64
Madison, Wis. — Sam Dekker had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Wisconsin withstood a late Marquette rally for a victory that snapped its two-game losing streak in the intrastate rivalry.
No. 14 Villanova 98, Saint Joseph’s 68
Philadelphia — James Bell had 25 points and 14 rebounds and JayVaughn Pinkston scored 27 points, keeping Villanova unbeaten.
No. 16 Memphis 96, NW State 76
Memphis, Tenn. — Shaq Goodwin scored a career-high 21 points, Memphis 54 percent for the game and the Tigers defeated Northwestern State.
No. 17 Iowa State 91 N. Iowa 82 (ot)
Des Moines, Iowa — Melvin Eim scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and overtime, and Iowa State rallied from 18 points down to beat Northern Iowa for its best start in 10 years.
Missouri 80, No. 18 UCLA 71
Columbia, Mo. — Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset UCLA.
No. 21 UMass 105, BYU 96
Springfield, Mass. — Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 for Massachusetts to lead the Minutemen to their eighth straight victory.
No. 22 Michigan 107, Houston Baptist 53
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Nik Stauskas scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half, and Michigan overwhelmed Houston Baptist, reaching its highest point total in more than 15 years.
No. 4 Notre Dame 90, UCLA 48
South Bend, Ind. — Madison Cable scored a career-high 21 points and Jewell Loyd added 15 as the Fighting Irish dominated inside to beat UCLA for their 16th straight home win.
No. 21 California 68 Pacific 66 (ot)
Berkeley, Calif. — Reshanda Gray scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead California past Pacific.
No. 25 Iowa 95, Idaho St. 47
Iowa City, Iowa (ap) — Melissa Dixon scored 24 points, Bethany Doolittle 17 and Iowa (10-1) made a record 17 3-pointers in its sixth straight win.