Upsets: No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 all go down
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Katin Reinhardt hit two free throws with 11.6 seconds left, Jalen Brunson and Darryl Reynolds missed chances to tie near the basket in the final seconds, and Marquette upset top-ranked Villanova 74-72 on Tuesday night.
The Golden Eagles (14-6, 5-3 Big East) roared back from a 17-point deficit for a season-defining win over the Wildcats (19-2, 7-2), who have been ranked No. 1 for a total of seven weeks this season.
No. 18 WEST VIRGINIA 85, No. 2 KANSAS 69
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Esa Ahmad broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 27 points to lead West Virginia.
The Mountaineers (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) beat Kansas (18-2, 7-1) for the fourth straight time in Morgantown and snapped the Jayhawks’ 18-game winning streak.
Ahmad scored West Virginia’s first eight points against Kansas and finished 10 of 17 from the field.
TENNESSEE 82, No. 4 KENTUCKY 80
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Hubbs III scored 25 points and Tennessee snapped Kentucky’s seven-game winning streak.
Tennessee (11-9, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) beat Kentucky (17-3, 7-1) in Knoxville for the second straight season and earned its first victory over a top-five team since an 83-76 triumph over No. 3 Pittsburgh on Dec. 11, 2010.
No. 12 VIRGINIA 71, No. 14 NOTRE DAME 54
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — London Perrantes scored 22 points and Virginia pulled away late for its 10th straight win over Notre Dame.
Isaiah Wilkins finished with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Devon Hall added 11 points and nine boards for the Cavaliers (16-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who improved to 4-1 on the road in league play.
DAVIDSON TOPS DUQUESNE WITH CURRY IN THE HOUSE
DAVIDSON (AP) — Jack Gibbs scored 32 points and Davidson held Duquesne to six made field goals in the first half en route to a 74-60 win on Tuesday night in front of a sellout crowd — including alum and two-time reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry .
Curry, Davidson’s all-time leading scorer, was on hand as the student section in John M. Belk Arena was renamed “Section30” in his honor during a halftime ceremony.
Gibbs, the leading scorer in the Atlantic 10 Conference, hit 13 of 22 shots and grabbed seven rebounds for Davidson (10-8, 3-4 A10). Jon Axel Gudmundsson, a freshman from Iceland, added 12 points — his first return to double-digit scoring since Dec. 31 — with three 3-pointers, nine rebounds and four assists.
Emile Blackman scored 16 and Isiaha Mike 15 for the Dukes (9-12, 2-6), who cut a 39-16 halftime deficit to six points five times but couldn’t get closer.