- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds and No. 11 UCLA shot 53 percent to beat No. 1 Kentucky 97-92 on Saturday, its second upset of the top-ranked Wildcats in as many years.

The Bruins (9-0) matched their season scoring average to win this showdown of college basketball’s winningest schools in their first-ever visit to Rupp Arena, and end the Wildcats’ 42-game home winning streak. Kentucky (7-1) cut a 14-point second-half deficit to 95-92 on Derek Willis’ 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining but Bryce Alford’s two free throws with 7.4 left sealed the victory.

Besides hitting 35 of 66 from the field, UCLA outrebounded Kentucky 41-38 and limited the Wildcats to 41 percent shooting. It was the most points scored against a Kentucky team coached by John Calipari.

Malik Monk had 24 points and De’Aaron Fox added 20 for Kentucky.

No. 2 VILLANOVA 88, SAINT JOSEPH’S 57

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Josh Hart had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double to lead Villanova.

Hart, the preseason Big East player of the year, continued to show why he is among the best players in the nation. Hart hit three 3s and made 6 of 10 shots from the field overall.

Top-ranked Kentucky’s loss to UCLA on Saturday means the defending national champion Wildcats should slide into the top spot in the next AP Top 25 poll.

Villanova (8-0) won its 16th straight Big 5 game against Philly-based teams La Salle, Penn, Drexel, Temple and the Hawks.

Kris Jenkins scored 20 points for the Wildcats.

Lamarr Kimble led the Hawks (3-4) with 15 points.

No. 4 KANSAS 89, STANFORD 74

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Frank Mason III scored 20 points and Devonte Graham delivered an early 3-point barrage and finished with 15 for Kansas.

Josh Jackson and Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 points apiece for the Jayhawks (7-1), who overcame a monster game from the Cardinal’s Reid Travis to win their 44th straight at Allen Fieldhouse.

Travis had a career-best 29 points and nine rebounds for Stanford (6-3), doing most of his damage at the free throw line. The career 54 percent free throw shooter was 19 of 22, breaking the school record for makes set by Todd Lichti against UC Santa Barbara during the 1987-88 season.

No. 5 DUKE 94, MAINE 55

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Luke Kennard scored a career-best 35 points and freshman Jayson Tatum finished with 10 points in his long-awaited debut for Duke.

Amile Jefferson added a career-high 20 points for the Blue Devils (8-1), who played without a true point guard.

Preseason All-America Grayson Allen and freshman Frank Jackson - their starting backcourt for the past four games - were held out. Allen has been dealing with a lingering toe injury, while Jackson has not had any publicly disclosed injuries.

Even without those two, the Blue Devils had plenty of offensive punch, shooting 60 percent in routing the struggling Black Bears (2-6). Ilker Er scored all 20 of his points in the first half for Maine.

No. 25 WEST VIRGINIA 66, No. 6 VIRGINIA 57

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Esa Ahmad hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining and No. 25 West Virginia closed the game on an 11-2 run to end Virginia’s 24-game home winning streak.

Jevon Carter led West Virginia (6-1) with 11 points and Nathan Adrian had 10.

Darius Thompson scored 14 points to lead Virginia (7-1), but the Cavaliers never got into any kind of rhythm offensively. West Virginia had a lot of do with that, forcing 14 turnovers and converting them into 18 points. Virginia scored just five points off eight Mountaineers miscues.

Ahmad’s 3-pointer was just the fourth of the game for West Virginia in 15 tries, but Tarik Phillip followed a miss by Virginia with an inside basket, making it 60-55, and Virginia ran out of time as the Mountaineers finished it off at the free throw line. They were 16 for 19 from the stripe overall.

No. 9 BAYLOR 76, No. 7 XAVIER 61

WACO, Texas (AP) - Manu Lecomte scored 24 points and Baylor took over in the second half.

Johnathan Motley added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Bears (8-0), who have beaten three Top 10 teams in the same season for first time.

Xavier (7-1) was up 51-50 when Edmond Sumner, who had 19 points, hit a 3-pointer with 11:15 to play. The Musketeers then went almost 9 minutes before making another field goal.

Lecomte, the former Miami transfer, put Baylor ahead to stay with two free throws. By time he made a jumper with 3:36 left, it capped a 21-2 run to put the Bears up 71-53.

Trevon Blueitt, who led the Musketeers with 23 points, made a 3-pointer with 2:33 for their first basket since their last lead.

No. 8 GONZAGA 69, No. 16 ARIZONA 62

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Przemek Karnowski scored 18 points and Gonzaga defeated Arizona in the inaugural Hoophall LA doubleheader at Staples Center.

Josh Perkins added 16 points for the Zags (8-0), who beat the Wildcats (6-2) for the first time since 2011 after losing six of the previous seven matchups.

Arizona freshman Rawle Alkins scored 16 points and 7-foot freshman Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and eight rebounds. Dusan Ristic, a fellow 7-footer, added 12 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Kobi Simmons, who was averaging 13.0 points, shot 1 of 9 and finished with two points.

Karnowski and Perkins combined to score Gonzaga’s first 17 points of the second half, extending its lead to 53-40.

No. 10 CREIGHTON 82, AKRON 70

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Marcus Foster scored 17 of his season-high 27 points in the opening half, including 13 of Creighton’s first 16.

Cole Huff added 16 points for Creighton (8-0), and Maurice Watson scored 14 points and matched his career high with 13 assists.

Kwan Cheatham Jr. had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Zips (6-2). They lost for the first time in seven games.

No. 14 LOUISVILLE 79, GRAND CANYON 70

PHOENIX (AP) - Deng Adel scored 15 points, V.J. King and Ray Spalding added 14 each, and Louisville labored most of Saturday night before pulling out a 79-70 win over Grand Canyon.

Louisville (7-1) struggled to find a rhythm offensively in the first half before eventually wearing down the smaller Antelopes to escape the desert with a harder-than-expected win. The Cardinals made 17 of 31 of shots in the second half and had a 44-22 advantage in the paint to pull away.

Missing three starters, Grand Canyon (3-4) led by a point at halftime behind flashy guard DeWayne Russell and kept the Cardinals close until the midpoint of the second half. Russell had a career-high 42 points on 14-of-27 shooting.

No. 15 PURDUE 90, MOREHEAD ST. 56

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 16 points, and Purdue made 11 3-pointers in the first half.

The Boilermakers (6-2), coming off a Wednesday loss at No. 14 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, used a 15-0 first-half run to stretch a 10-9 lead to 25-9, and Purdue continued to pull away.

Dakota Mathias added 14 points, and Caleb Swanigan and P.J. Thompson had 13 each for Purdue.

Miguel Dicent had 11 points for Morehead State (2-5), which played without coach Sean Woods, who has been suspended with pay since Nov. 22, when the university launched an official investigation into Woods’ treatment of players.

No. 17 WISCONSIN 90, OKLAHOMA 70

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Nigel Hayes scored 28 points for Wisconsin.

The Badgers (7-2) trailed Oklahoma (5-2) the entire first half, but once they found their touch from outside the 3-point line, they put the game away.

After hitting just 4 of 13 3-point attempts in the first half, the Badgers connected on 8 of 14 in the second. That included three in their decisive run.

Rashard Odomes put Oklahoma up 58-57 on a 12-footer before Bronson Koenig answered with a 3 that started a 20-3 run.

Koenig, Ethan Happ and D’Mitrik Trice all scored 16 points.

Odomes led Oklahoma with 17 points.

No. 18 BUTLER 82, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 58

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kelan Martin finished with 30 points and six rebounds, and Tyler Wideman added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Butler.

The Bulldogs (8-0) scored 24 points off 16 Central Arkansas turnovers. The Bulldogs scored nearly half their points down low, finishing with 32 in the paint. Butler capitalized on 10 offensive rebounds by finishing the game with 16 second-chance points.

The Bulldogs’ largest lead was 25 points with 4:58 left to play. Butler’s offense relied on ball movement as 22 of its 31 field goals came by way of an assist.

Jordan Howard led Central Arkansas (1-7) with 20 points and Derreck Brooks finished with 15.

PROVIDENCE 63, No. 21 RHODE ISLAND 60

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Jalen Lindsey scored nine of his 13 points in the second half and Providence handed Rhode Island its third loss in four games.

Kyron Cartwright had 19 points and eight assists and Rodney Bullock scored 17 points for the Friars, who beat their cross-state rival for the seventh straight time. Providence (6-2) trailed 47-40 midway through the second half when Lindsey hit 3-pointer and followed with two free throws during a 7-0 run to tie it.

Hassan Martin had 14 points and 17 rebounds for Rhode Island (5-3).

No. 22 SYRACUSE 77, NORTH FLORIDA 71

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Andrew White scored a season-high 26 points and Frank Howard had 10 points, a career-high 13 assists and just two turnovers to lead Syracuse.

Freshman Tyus Battle, inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this season, had a career-high 19 points, 16 in the second half. Dajuan Coleman had a career-high 15 points, including five down the stretch, and six rebounds for the Orange (5-2) who broke a two-game losing streak.

White, a fifth-year transfer from Nebraska, hit 7 of 13 from beyond the 3-point line. Battle was 4 of 5 from beyond the arc.

Dallas Moore led the Ospreys (3-7) with 30 points, 22 in the second half.

No. 23 OREGON 128, SAVANNAH STATE 59

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyler Dorsey scored a career-high 29 points, Dillon Brooks had 22 and Oregon set a school scoring record.

The Ducks (7-2) eclipsed their previous high of 121 points against Portland in 1970 and had seven players score in double figures for the first time in nine seasons.

Freshman Payton Pritchard, who had 13 of Oregon’s 36 assists, broke the scoring mark with a 3-pointer with 2:45 left.

Savannah State, which came in averaging 40 3-point attempts per game, went 11 for 50 from beyond the arc in its fourth straight loss.

Dexter McClanahan led the Tigers (2-8) with 13 points.

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