NCAA Basketball Roundup / Top 25
Richmond 58, No. 13 Massachusetts 55
Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and Richmond hung on in the final minute to beat Massachusetts on Wednesday night.
Anthony made his first four 3-point attempts for Richmond (13-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10), including one from the right side after the Minutemen had closed to within 52-48 with 4:10 remaining.
Sampson Carter had 15 points to lead UMass (16-2, 3-1). He made a 3-pointer with 2:26 to play, and when Cady Lalanne followed a Richmond miss with a dunk, the Minutemen were within 55-53 with 38.3 seconds to play.
Cedrick Lindsay made one of two free throws with 26.7 seconds to go, giving the Spiders a three-point lead, but after UMass star Chaz Williams had his driving layup attempt blocked by Alonzo Nelson-Adoda, Trey Davis scored for the Minutemen with 11.3 seconds to play, making it a one-point game.
Richmond's Trey Davis then hit Lindsay with a long inbounds pass over Williams, who fouled him, sending Lindsay toppling over the advertising barrier under the basket. Lindsay then made both free throws, and when Williams' long 3-point try at the other end was off the mark, the Spiders had escaped.
It was the fifth victory in the last six home games against ranked teams for Richmond.
Massachusetts had its six-game winning streak end, but once again made it interesting. Of their six previous victories in a row, four had come by five points or less, three after late rallies.
No. 5 Wichita State 70, Illinois State 55
Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State.
Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.
Ryan Baker added 15 points as Wichita used a 22-6 surge out of halftime to quiet a crowd of 9,510, Illinois State's largest in three years.
ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.
The Shockers made 11 of 27 from 3-point range, led by Early's 6 for 9. Illinois State made just 1 of 25 from deep.
Tekele Cotton scored 12 points for Wichita State, the last on a thunderous baseline dunk.
No. 7 San Diego State 75, San Jose State 50
Xavier Thames scored 15 points and San Diego State extended the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games.
Josh Davis added 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer scored 12 apiece for the Aztecs (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West), who won their first six conference games for the first time since starting 7-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1966-67. San Diego State has also won its last 39 games against California schools.
Devante Wilson scored 14 points and Jalen James added 10 for the Spartans (6-13, 0-7), who have lost 20 straight games against ranked teams since beating Alabama 60-59 in overtime on Dec. 27, 1996.
Minnesota 81, No. 9 Wisconsin 68
DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that pushed Minnesota to a victory Wednesday over Wisconsin, the Badgers' third straight loss.
Malik Smith added 14 points, including the exclamatory, shot-clock beating 3-pointer with 39 seconds left. Austin Hollins had 11 points and four steals for the Golden Gophers (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten). Walker grabbed nine rebounds, and Mathieu went 8 for 13 from the floor.
Sam Dekker led the Badgers (16-3, 3-3) with 20 points and six rebounds. Nigel Hayes added 12 points, and Frank Kaminsky and Josh Gasser had nine points apiece. The fastest player on the court, Mathieu can make up for his 5-foot-9 frame with a deftly effective, floating, mid-range jump shot. He flipped in two of them on back-to-back possessions, the second one with one hand, sandwiched around a steal by the Gophers to push their lead to 61-49.
No. 21 Michigan 75, No. 10 Iowa 67
Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and Michigan held off Iowa to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten's only other unbeaten team in conference play.
Aaron White scored 14 of Iowa's points in a row down the stretch, but it wasn't enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit.
No. 12 Louisville 86, South Florida 47
Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried Louisville to a rout of cold-shooting South Florida.
Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell had 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), who shot 52.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and just under 51 percent overall.
South Florida (10-9, 1-5) lost to a ranked opponent for the second time in less than a week, shooting just 36 percent from the field.
No. 18 Duke 67, Miami 46
Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami.
Parker helped the Blue Devils to a 42-28 advantage on the boards, which allowed them to overcome a poor shooting night. Duke outscored Miami 22-7 on second-chance points.
A sellout crowd included Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, all seated in the front row. Bryant was at the other end of the court from the Miami Heat stars.
The Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) avenged a 27-point loss the last time they played in Coral Gables. That was a year ago, when Duke was ranked No. 1.
No. 19 Saint Louis 76, Duquesne 72
Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as Saint Louis avoided an upset by beating Duquesne.
Reserve forward Grandy Glaze added 12 points and Rob Loe had 10 for the Billikens (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who won their 12th consecutive game.
Ovie Soko scored 18 points to lead Duquesne (8-9, 1-4).
No. 8 Oklahoma State 64, Kansas 56
Tiffany Bias scored 14 points and Liz Donohoe added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma State beat Kansas.
Brittany Atkins added 11 points for the Cowgirls (17-1, 6-1 Big 12), who trailed 10 minutes into the second half. A layup by Bias gave Oklahoma State a 46-45 lead — its first lead since 5-4 less than 4 minutes into the first half.
Kansas briefly regained the lead on a layup by CeCe Harper, but the Cowgirls took it right back on another layup by Bias.
Chelsea Gardner scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Jayhawks (9-10, 2-5). Kansas was trying to knock off an opponent ranked in the top 10 for the second time in a span of a few days after upsetting then-No. 7 Baylor on Sunday.
No. 12 Baylor 71, Kansas State 47
Odyssey Sims scored 20 points to help Baylor roll over Kansas State.
Baylor (15-3, 5-1 Big 12) shot 42 percent, made 6 of 14 beyond the arc and 15 of 24 from the line, though Sims was the only player in double figures. The Lady Bears won the rebounding battle 40-31.
Kansas State (8-10, 2-5) was led by Breanna Lewis' 14, while Brianna Craig added 13. The Wildcats were hurt by 21 turnovers and 21 personal fouls.
No. 13 Penn State 65, Indiana 52
Maggie Lucas and Ariel Edwards each scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Penn State past Indiana.
Penn State led 31-24 at the half after shooting 9 of 28 (32 percent) from the field. The Lady Lions improved their shooting to 38.5 percent by the end of the night — 3 of 9 from distance — but dominated under the basket with 24 more rebounds (54-30) than Indiana.
Tori Waldner tied her career-high with 11 points and Talia East added 13 with 11 boards for the Lady Lions (14-4, 5-1 Big Ten).
Indiana (15-4, 2-4) forced 21 turnovers, but shot 27.6 percent (16 of 58) from the floor. Tabitha Gerardot scored 12 points for Indiana and Larryn Brooks added 11.
No. 18 West Virginia 70, Texas Tech 51
Asya Bussie scored 19 points and Taylor Palmer added 17 as West Virginia handed Texas Tech its second straight loss against a ranked opponent.
Bussie made 11 of 13 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds for West Virginia (17-2, 6-1 Big 12). Palmer came off the bench to hit 4 of 7 shots from beyond the arc. Christal Caldwell chipped in with 10 points, which put her over the 1,000 point mark for her career. Amber Battle scored 19 points for Texas Tech (6-12, 0-7), which lost to No. 8 Oklahoma State last Saturday.
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