College Basketball: Top 25 roundup
The Top 25 roundup …
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Zam Fredrick’s layup as time expired lifted South Carolina over Florida.
The Gamecocks (13-4, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) trailed 67-60 with less than three minutes left. Devan Downey began the comeback with four straight foul shots, and his 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left cut it to 69-67.
After Nick Calathes missed a foul shot, Fredrick had a chance to tie the game as he went to the line with 4.7 seconds to go but missed his second attempt.
Chandler Parsons had a chance to ice it at the line for Florida with 3.3 seconds remaining. He, too, missed the foul shot.
Mike Holmes rebounded the miss and threw a long pass to the streaking Fredrick who laid the ball in as time expired.
The loss ended a 10-game win streak for Florida (16-3, 3-1), which got 20 points from Calathes.
No. 3 Connecticut 89, No. 20 Villanova 83HARTFORD, Conn. ó A.J. Price scored a career-high 29 points to lead Connecticut over Villanova for its sixth straight victory.
Jerome Dyson added 19 points and Jeff Adrien had 12 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth double-double in as many games, for the Huskies (17-1, 6-1 Big East), who improved to 5-1 this season against ranked teams, with the only loss coming at home to Georgetown.
Dwayne Anderson had 15 points for the Wildcats (14-4, 2-3), who have dropped three of five, with all the losses to fellow ranked teams in the Big East.
Northwestern 70, No. 7 Michigan State 63EAST LANSING, Mich. ó Kevin Coble scored 31 points and Northwestern stunned Michigan State, ending the Spartans’ 28-game home-court winning streak.
The Wildcats (10-6, 2-4 Big Ten) used clutch 3-point shooting and an aggressive 1-3-1 zone to beat a turnover-plagued Michigan State team that got little from leading scorer Raymar Morgan.
Kalin Lucas led the Spartans (15-3, 5-1) with 20 points.
No. 9 Louisville 78, Rutgers 59
PISCATAWAY, N.J. ó Terrence Williams had 23 points, 11 rebounds and four steals as Louisville beat Rutgers for its sixth straight victory.
Playing for the first time since defeating then-No. 1 Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Cardinals (14-3, 5-0 Big East) got 15 points apiece from Earl Clark and Samardo Samuels.
No. 15 Xavier 84, St. Bonaventure 64
OLEAN, N.Y. ó C.J. Anderson scored 15 points and Xavier, off to the second-best start in school history, beat St. Bonaventure.
Backup guard Brad Redford hit his first three 3-point attempts for Xavier (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10).
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