College Basketball Roundup: Pitt rips St. John’s
PITTSBURGH ó No. 1 and not done. Not yet anyway.
DeJuan Blair scored 23 points and cleaned up inside with 15 rebounds as Pittsburgh (15-0, 3-0), playing its first game as the nation’s top-ranked basketball team, pulled away in the second half for a 90-67 win on Sunday over St. John’s, one of the few Big East Conference members not among the Top 25.
No. 14 Purdue 65, Wisconsin 52
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ó JaJuan Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Robbie Hummel scored 16 in his return from a back injury and Purdue beat Wisconsin.
No. 16 Xavier 86, Fordham 60
NEW YORK ó B.J. Raymond scored 18 points to lead six Xavier players in double figures. It was the fourth straight victory for Xavier (13-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10).
No. 22 Minnesota 79, Penn State 59
MINNEAPOLIS ó Reserve Devron Bostick scored 19 points to lead Minnesota, which made all nine of its 3-point attempts in a win over Penn State.