NCAA Basketball Top 25 Scores on Jan. 29

PHILADELPHIA — NCAA basketball Top 25 scores on Sunday, Jan. 29, with No. 1 Villanova and No. 7 Arizona among the ranked teams securing wins on the day.

No. 1 Villanova 61, 12 Virginia 59

Defending champion Villanova rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 12 Virginia 61-59, with Donte DiVincenzo beating the buzzer with a tip-in to help the reigning national champions stayed undefeated at home this season.

The Wildcats, who lost 74-72 to Marquette on Tuesday night, improved to 20-2 overall this season and 11-0 at Wells Fargo Center this term.

Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson scored 15 points apiece to lead Villanova, while Josh Hart scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half for the Wildcats.

Ty Jerome led Virginia with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while Marial Shayok added 14 points and Isaiah Wilkins made all six of his shots to end with 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds as well.

The Cavaliers (16-4) led 31-22 at halftime, but Villanova used a 13-0 run, which included back-to-back 3-pointers from Kris Jenkins in the second half, to take a 50-49 lead with 5:32 left in the second half.

With the game tied at 57-57 with less than 40 seconds left, Brunson kisses one off the glass to put the home side ahead by two points.

However, Jerome knotted the contest again at 59-59 on Virginia’s next possession before DiVincenzo jumped over his marker to tip-in just before time expired off a Hart missed shot.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, the successful comeback by Villanova on Sunday was the team’s first game-winning buzzer beater since last year’s national championship game.

The Wildcats recovered from a poor first half to shoot 72.2 percent in the second half and went 6-of-6 from 3-point range.

No. 7 Arizona 77, Washington 66

Arizona v Washington NCAA Basketball

Arizona v Washington NCAA Basketball score

Meanwhile, No. 7 Arizona also picked up a win in Top 25 action on Sunday, beating Washington 77-66 to take charge at the top of the Pac-12 standings.

Kadeem Allen had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists and Kobi Simmons added 13 points to lead the way for the Wildcats (20-2, 9-0 Pac-12), who were winning their 14th straight overall.

Lauri Markkanen finished with 12 points and six rebounds and Dusan Ristic had 12 points with five boards for Arizona, which was winning its 18th in a row at home.

Freshman talent Markelle Fultz had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Washington (9-12, 2-7) but made just 8-of-23 shots and missed all four attempts from 3-point range. He also missed all four of his free throws.

David Crisp finished with 14 points and Sam Timmins scored 11 for the Huskies, who were losing their third in a row and fifth in the last six games overall.

In other NCAA basketball Top 25 scores on Sunday, No. 13 Louisville crushed NC State 85-60 after scoring at least 40 points in both halves, but No. 20 Purdue was upset 83-80 by the unranked Nebraska.

NCAA Basketball Top 25 Scores
Sunday, Jan. 29

No. 1 Villanova 61, 12 Virginia 59
No. 7 Arizona 77, Washington 66
No. 13 Louisville 85, NC State 60
No. 19 Cincinnati 94, South Florida 53
Nebraska 83, No. 20 Purdue 80
No. 24 Xavier 82, St John’s 77

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