NCAA Basketball Roundup / Top 25
Colorado 75, No. 6 Kansas 72
Askia Booker brought Colorado fans spilling onto the court by swishing a 30-footer at the buzzer Saturday to lift Colorado to a victory over Kansas, marking the program's first victory over the Jayhawks in its last 20 tries.
Colorado (9-1) squandered a six-point lead with 1:44 left and Kansas tied the game with a bucket by Perry Ellis with 4 seconds left. But after a timeout, Buffs forward Xavier Johnson got the ball to Booker, who dribbled a few paces past half court - about even with where John Elway's courtside seats were located - and launched the shot that hit nothing but net.
Andrew Wiggins had 22 points for the Jayhawks, who had been ranked second but have now lost two of their last three.
No. 2 Arizona 63, UNLV 58
T.J. McConnell had 13 points, six assists and seven rebounds, and made critical plays down the stretch to help Arizona escape with a victory over UNLV.
Brandon Ashley also had 13 points, and Nick Johnson and Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 apiece for the Wildcats. However, Johnson shot just 4 for 15.
Bryce DeJean-Jones scored 16 points, Khem Birch had 12 and Roscoe Smith 10 for the Rebels (3-4) in their first road game of the season.
No. 4 Syracuse 93, Binghamton 65
Trevor Cooney and C.J. Fair each scored 17 points and Syracuse hit Binghamton with a long-range barrage.
Syracuse (9-0), which beat Indiana 69-52 on Tuesday night, upped its nonconference home winning streak to 48 games in the Carrier Dome and figures to move up to No. 2 next week after top-ranked Michigan State and No. 3 Kentucky lost this week.
No. 5 Ohio State 74, Central Connecticut 56
LaQuinton Ross scored four of his career-high 23 points in a 10-0 second-half run to lead Ohio State past stubborn Central Connecticut State.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points and Amir Williams had 11 for the Buckeyes (8-0), who finally pulled away midway through the second half.
Faronte Drakeford led the Blue Devils (2-6) with 12 points and Matt Mobley added 10.
No. 7 Louisville 113, Louisiana-Lafayette 74
Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points to carry Louisville past Louisiana-Lafayette.
What looked like a challenge midway through the first half for the Cardinals (8-1) ended with them reaching a season high for points, helped by 38-of-62 shooting from the field (61 percent). The Ragin' Cajuns (6-3) rallied from an 18-9 deficit to grab the last of several small leads at 41-39 before Louisville turned up the intensity on both ends.
No. 8 Wisconsin 70, Marquette 64
Sam Dekker had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Wisconsin withstood a late Marquette rally to snap its two-game losing streak in the intrastate rivalry.
No. 14 Villanova 98, Saint Joseph's 68
James Bell had 25 points and 14 rebounds, JayVaughn Pinkston scored 27 points, and Villanova beat Saint Joseph to remain unbeaten.
Darrun Hilliard scored 14 points to help the Wildcats (9-0) win their second game this week since joining The AP Top 25. Pinkston and Hilliard pounded the Hawks from inside and out, and the Wildcats dominated the second half to thump their city rival.
No. 16 Memphis 96, Northwestern State 76
Shaq Goodwin scored a career-high 21 points and Memphis shot 54 percent in defeating Northwestern State.
Goodwin finished 8 of 11 from the field for Memphis (6-1). Joe Jackson scored 18 points with five assists and Michael Dixon Jr. had 14 points, connecting on 6 of 9 from the field.
No. 17 Iowa State 91, Northern Iowa 82
Melvin Eim scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and overtime, and Iowa State rallied from 18 points down to beat Northern Iowa for its best start in 10 years.
Georges Niang added a career-high 22 points for the Cyclones (7-0), who also snapped a 3-game losing streak against the rival Panthers (3-5).
Missouri 80, No. 18 UCLA 71
Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset UCLA.
Two free throws by Johnathan Williams III gave Missouri (9-0) a 62-60 lead it wouldn't relinquish with 9:30 remaining.
No. 21 UMass 105, BYU 96
Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 to help Massachusetts remain undefeated with a victory over Brigham Young.
Raphiael Putney added 15 points for UMass (8-0) in the third annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, played down the street from the basketball shrine in the town where James Naismith invented the sport.
No. 4 Notre Dame 90, UCLA 48
Madison Cable scored a career-high 21 points and Jewell Loyd added 15 as Notre Dame dominated inside to beat UCLA its 16th straight home win.
Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa each added 12 points as Notre Dame (8-0) beat UCLA (3-5) for the fourth time in the past five games, but the Bruins still hold a 9-6 advantage in the series. Atonye Nyingifa led UCLA with 19 points and Thea Lemberger added 17 as the Bruins shot just 28 percent.
No. 7 Louisville 99, Wright State 40
Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Louisville cruised to a 99-40 win over Wright State in its first game since starting guard Antonita Slaughter was diagnosed with a season-ending blood clot in her lung.
Slaughter, released from the hospital Friday, sat on the bench and cheered her teammates. Doctors determined the senior had a cardiac event when she collapsed on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory over Missouri State.
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