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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:27:17 PST
Only briefly did UCLA appear vulnerable against top-ranked Kentucky in its usual charged environment that has made the Wildcats one of the hardest teams to beat at home. Each time the 11th-ranked Bruins coolly responded with a timely basket or rebound, a consistent combination that grabbed momentum and eventually the game from the Wildcats. Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds and UCLA shot 53 percent to beat Kentucky 97-92 on Saturday, its second upset of the top-ranked Wildcats in as many years.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:05:16 PST
Baylor fans filled the arena with the obligatory chants over ''Over-rated!'' in the closing minutes as the ninth-ranked Bears were closing out a convincing victory over No. 7 Xavier. Manu Lecomte scored 24 points, Johnathan Motley had 17 points with eight rebounds and the Bears took over in the second half for a 76-61 victory Saturday. ''We just go out and play hard every day,'' Motley said, when asked if the Bears were still ranked too low.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:34:24 PST
The Villanova student section had checked their tweets, texts and timelines and saw the score from roughly 630 miles west of campus that had as much of an impact on them as the latest victory a few feet in front of them. Villanova coach Jay Wright heard the chant. Josh Hart had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double and led No. 2 Villanova to an 88-57 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:04:05 PST
The last time No. 25 West Virginia played a major program, they came up short, 81-77 against Temple. Esa Ahmad hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and West Virginia scored 11 of the game's final 13 points to end the nation's sixth-longest home winning streak with a 66-57 victory Saturday. It was the kind of win the Mountaineers felt like they needed to make things right.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:51:37 PST
Gonzaga was in attack mode from the opening tip , eager to assert itself against an Arizona team that had owned the rivalry in recent years. Przemek Karnowski scored 18 points and the eighth-ranked Zags beat No. 16 Arizona 69-62 on Saturday in the inaugural Hoophall LA doubleheader at Staples Center. Josh Perkins added 16 points for the Zags (8-0), who beat the Wildcats (6-2) for the first time since 2011 after losing six of the previous seven matchups.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:27:25 PST
Luke Kennard is ready for Duke to finally resemble the team that was picked No. 1 in the preseason. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils welcomed two key big men to the rotation - but also played without two starting guards. With Kennard scoring a career-best 35 points, Duke routed Maine 94-55 on Saturday in the long-awaited debut of freshmen Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:26:14 PST
Jerrod Haase received a long, loud ovation upon his return to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. The rest of the cheers were for the Jayhawks. Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Devonte Graham delivered an early 3-point barrage and fourth-ranked Kansas pulled away late for an 89-74 victory over Stanford, spoiling the return of the Cardinal's coach to the building where he once starred as a player.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:42:25 PST
Louisville coach Rick Pitino has played in the most difficult arenas in college basketball. Never before had he seen a combination like DeWayne Russell and the rowdy Grand Canyon Havocs. Overcoming a dominating performance by Russell and Grand Canyon's boisterous student section, No. 14 Louisville escaped with a harder-than-expected, 79-70 win over the Antelopes Saturday night.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:11:08 PST
Wisconsin coach Greg Gard says what makes Nigel Hayes and the Badgers play at their best is one in the same - how far the 6-foot-8 forward is from the basket. Gard said what impressed him most about Hayes was he shot 13 free throws, hitting 10, and didn't turn the ball over once while dishing out six assists. Hayes said he's just taking what the defense gives him.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:25:27 PST
No. 23 Oregon is piling up points at a prolific pace. Tyler Dorsey scored a career-high 29 points, Dillon Brooks had 22 and the Ducks set a school scoring record in a 128-59 victory over Savannah State on Saturday night. Coming off a 93-54 win against Western Oregon on Wednesday night, the Ducks (7-2) eclipsed their previous high of 121 points against Portland in 1970 and had seven players score in double figures for the first time in nine seasons.