Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Rhode Island's Jared Terrell celebrates his 3-pointer as Davidson's Kellan Grady watches the ball fall through the hoop during the second half of Friday's game in South Kingstown, R.I. Rhode Island won, 72-59. (Stephan Savoia/AP Photo)
Rhode Island's Jared Terrell celebrates his 3-pointer as Davidson's Kellan Grady watches the ball fall through the hoop during the second half of Friday's game in South Kingstown, R.I. Rhode Island won, 72-59. (Stephan Savoia/AP Photo)


No. 18 Rhode Island 72, Davidson 59

Cyril Langevine came off the bench with Rhode Island leading by five points, and soon the advantage was down to one.

All he did over the next nine minutes was score 10 points and grab four rebounds while helping the 18th-ranked Rams open a 16-point lead.

"We're not a team, we're a program," coach Dan Hurley said on Friday night after Rhode Island beat Davidson to match a school record with its 15th win in a row. "We've got a real deep team. You can go on winning streaks and have seasons like this when you have different guys step up each night."

Langevine scored a career-high 14 points and added eight rebounds in 22 minutes, and Jarvis Garrett scored all 17 of his points in the second half for the Rams (20-3, 12-0 Atlantic 10). URI last won 15 straight in 1939-40.

Kellan Grady scored 19 for Davidson (13-10, 8-4) and Peyton Aldridge scored 15. The Wildcats, who had won eight of their last 10, made 20 3-pointers in Tuesday's victory over Saint Joseph's, but shot just 4 of 17 from beyond the arc against URI.

"Eliminating the 3-point line was key No. 1," Hurley said. "Our goal is five or less. We probably could have lived with seven or eight. We just didn't think they had a chance to beat us if they didn't shoot the ball well."

URI held a 15-13 lead before scoring 12 of the next 13 points to open a double-digit lead it never relinquished. Langevine had back-to-back dunks to start the run and also had a three-point play with 6:48 left in the first to make it 30-16 before returning to the bench for the rest of the half.

Langevine, who was coming off a game against Virginia Commonwealth in which he grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, had a crowd-pleasing dunk early in the second half that drew a technical foul for taunting.

Asked what the official told him, Langevine said, "He laughed at me. 'Cause I guess I flexed."

Coming out of the timeout, Rhode Island players were trying to pump up the crowd, but were told to stop by the referee. Aldridge made one of two free throws, cutting the deficit to 42-27.

At No. 18 in the AP Top 25, the Rams have already reached their highest ranking ever. They do not play again before the next votes are cast, so they could move up when the new poll is announced on Monday.


No. 8 UCLA 69, Arizona 46

Michaela Onyenwere had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead UCLA to a win over Arizona, the Bruins' ninth straight victory.

Kennedy Burke added 10 points and nine rebounds for UCLA (20-4, 11-2), which has won 11 of its last 12 and remains tied atop the Pac-12 with No. 9 Oregon and No. 17 Stanford.

Onyenwere, a freshman, posted her third double-double this year with her best rebounding effort of the season.

Leading by 17 at halftime, the Bruins had seven points from Onyenwere and six from Burke in the third quarter to break the game open, 55-28.

JaLea Bennett scored 19 points and Lucia Alonso had 11 for the Wildcats (6-18, 2-11), losers of five of their last six.

No. 9 Oregon 76, Washington 63

Ruthy Hebard dominated on the interior while scoring 14 of her career-high 30 points in the third quarter, and Oregon pulled away from Washington.

The Ducks (22-4, 11-2 Pac-12) rebounded from last Sunday's home loss to No. 17 Stanford and overmatched the Huskies on the inside. With the Ducks struggling to hit from the perimeter in the first half, Oregon went almost exclusively to Hebard to start the third quarter. She responded by making 6 of 7 shots in the quarter and helping Oregon build an 18-point lead.

Hebard made 13 of 15 shots overall, most of them within a couple feet of the basket.

Washington (7-17, 1-12) lost its fifth straight and simply didn't have the size to counter Oregon in the paint. Amber Melgoza led the Huskies with 21 points and Mai-Loni Henson added 16.

No. 16 Oregon State 63, Washington State 61

Katie McWilliams made a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and Oregon State escaped with the victory over short-handed Washington State.

WSU's Maria Kostourkova made 1 of 2 free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining to tie the game. McWilliams took a long inbounds pass and was fouled by Kostourkova while putting up a shot on the baseline.

Aleah Goodman hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 17 points. Marie Gulich scored 15 points to pass 1,000 in her career and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Pivec added 12 points for the Beavers (18-6, 9-4 Pac-12), who beat the Cougars for the ninth straight time.

Hristova scored 21 points and Chanelle Molina 10 for the Cougars (10-15, 3-10).

No. 17 Stanford 70, Utah 49

Brittany McPhee scored 18 points and the Cardinal won their fifth straight.

Marta Sniezek made all three of her shots from the arc and scored 11 points with four assists, and Nadia Fingall added 10 points and six rebounds for Stanford (17-8, 11-2 Pac-12), which has won eight of its last nine games and is now 23-0 against Utah dating to the teams' first meeting in 1986.

Daneesha Provo scored 14 points and Emily Potter 12 for the Utes (15-9, 6-7), who have lost four of their past five.

Southern California 77, No. 25 Arizona State 62

Aliyah Mazyck scored 24 points, Kristen Simon added 22 and Southern California rolled to the victory.

USC (16-8, 6-7 Pac-12) snapped a two-game skid, both to UCLA. Arizona State (17-8, 8-5) had a three-game win streak end.

Mazyck was 9 of 17 from the floor and made four 3-pointers, and Simon was 8-of-17 shooting.

Courtney Ekmark scored 17 points and Charnea Johnson-Chapman had 12 to lead Arizona State.


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