College Basketball: Top 25 roundup
The Top 25 roundup …
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo had 15, leading No. 3 Indiana to an 81-73 victory over No. 1 Michigan on Saturday night.
It’s the third time in school history the Hoosiers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and it’s the first time they’ve done it in back-to-back seasons. The win gives Indiana sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the No. 1 ranking it held for the first seven weeks this season when the new poll comes out Monday.
In addition to Michigan’s defeat, No. 2 Kansas lost 85-80 to Oklahoma State.
The Wolverines (20-2, 7-2) were led by star Trey Burke with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 18, but they couldn’t extend their four-game winning streak.
Indiana took an early 20-7 lead and Michigan tied it only one time after that, at 40. The Hoosiers put it away with a late 7-2 run.
No. 4 FLORIDA 78, No. 16 MISSISSIPPI 64
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Erik Murphy scored 19 points and was instrumental on the defensive end in leading Florida to a victory over Mississippi.
Pat Young added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Gators (18-2, 8-0), who won their 10th consecutive game. Marshall Henderson, the SEC’s leading scorer, led the Rebels (17-4, 6-2) with 25 points.
PITTSBURGH 65, No. 6 SYRACUSE 55
PITTSBURGH — Tray Woodall had 13 points, four assists and three steals as Pittsburgh (18-5, 6-4 Big East) continued its mastery of top 10 teams at home by pulling away from Syracuse.
The Panthers improved to 13-1 against teams ranked in the top 10 since the Petersen Events Center opened a decade ago.
C.J. Fair led Syracuse (18-3, 6-2) with 20 points.
OK ST. 85, KANSAS 80
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset No. 2 Kansas 85-80 on Saturday, ending the Jayhawks’ nation-leading 18-game winning streak.
The Jayhawks (19-2, 7-1) took advantage of a couple missed free throws, trimming Oklahoma State’s lead to 81-80 on a layup by Elijah Johnson with 18.8 seconds left.
But unflappable freshman Phil Forte, an 89 percent foul shooter, made both of his tries with 7.9 seconds to go, and Johnson turned the ball over before Kansas could try a tying 3-pointer.
No. 9 BUTLER 75, RHODE ISLAND 68
INDIANAPOLIS — Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points and Roosevelt Jones added 18 to lead Butler (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10) past Rhode Island.
CALIFORNIA 58, No. 10 OREGON 54
BERKELEY, Calif. — Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining and then added a pair of free throws as California hung on to hand Oregon (18-4, 7-2) its second straight loss to an unranked team this week.
Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon scored 13 points apiece, and Tyrone Wallace added 12 while helping the Golden Bears (13-8, 5-4 Pac-12) win back-to-back games for the first time since December.
No. 11 OHIO STATE 63, NEBRASKA 56
LINCOLN, Neb. — Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 21 points and Ohio State (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten) held off a late Nebraska surge.
Ohio State won the game at the free throw line. The Buckeyes made 23 of 28.
NORTHERN IOWA 57, No. 15 WICHITA STATE 52
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa beat Wichita State, sending the Shockers (19-4, 8-3) to their first losing streak of the season.
Seth Tuttle had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Panthers (12-11, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference).
No. 17 MISSOURI 91, AUBURN 77
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Keion Bell scored 24 points and Earnest Ross added 23, both season highs, as Missouri (16-5, 5-3 SEC) used another strong second half to beat Auburn.
Ross hit five 3-pointers off the bench in his first game against his former team.
No. 18 KANSAS STATE 52, OKLAHOMA 50
NORMAN, Okla. — Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give Kansas State (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) a victory over Oklahoma.
No. 20 NEW MEXICO 75, NEVADA 62
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Chad Adams hit two 3-pointers during a key second-half run that carried New Mexico past Nevada.
With the Lobos (19-3, 6-1 Mountain West) trailing 51-50, Adams started a 10-2 surge and then capped it as New Mexico went ahead to stay at 60-53.
No. 21 CREIGHTON 75, BRADLEY 58
OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 25 points, including nine during a decisive 12-0 run, and Creighton overcame poor 3-point shooting in the first half to defeat Bradley.
The Bluejays (20-3, 9-2 Missouri Valley Conference) beat Bradley for the 15th straight time at home and have won 20 games for the 14th time in 15 seasons.
AIR FORCE 70, No. 22 SAN DIEGO STATE 67
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Michael Lyons scored 20 points and Air Force (14-6, 5-2 Mountain West Conference) beat San Diego State (16-5, 4-3).
No. 24 CINCINNATI 65, SETON HALL 59
NEWARK, N.J. — Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points, Cashmere Wright added 17 and Cincinnati (18-4, 6-3 Big East) held off Seton Hall (13-9, 2-7) after blowing nearly all of a 20-point lead.