MIAMI, Fla. — College basketball scores, images and box score links from the AP Top 25 games on Tuesday, as No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Kansas both suffered defeated on the same night.
No. 18 WEST VIRGINIA 85, No. 2 KANSAS 69
Esa Ahmad scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting to guide No. 18 West Virginia to an impressive 85-69 victory over No. 2 Kansas on Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) have now beaten Kansas four straight time in Morgantown, while the Jayhawks (18-2, 7-1) had their 18-game winning streak snapped.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, it’s the first time the Kansas was losing four in a row on the road to a Big 12 opponent.
Nathan Adrian had 11 points, while Tarik Phillip and Daxter Miles Jr. scored 10 apiece for West Virginia, which has now defeated then-No. 1 Baylor, No. 2 Kansas and then-No. 6 Virginia.
Josh Jackson matched a season-best with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting before fouling out for Kansas, which gave up 34 points at the rim.
Devonte’ Graham added 17 points and Frank Mason III ended with 15 for the Jayhawks, who next play at No. 4 Kentucky in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday, before hosting No. 5 Baylor on Feb. 1.
West Virginia shot 48.3 percent overall from the floor and 40.0 percent from 3-point range.
The Mountaineers made 16-of-30 shots for 53.3 percent in the second half.
Kansas, which was losing for the first since the 103-99 overtime defeat against Indiana to a season-opening in the Armed Forces Classic on Nov 11.
MARQUETTE 74, No. 1 VILLANOVA 72
Katin Reinhardt scored 19 points off the bench and Luke Fischer added 15 on 7-of-10 shooting and Marquette stunned No. 1 Villanova 74-72 at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats (19-2, 7-2 Big East) led 39-24 at halftime, but shot just 32 percent in the second half and were outscored 50-33 by the Golden Eagles (14-6, 5-3 Big East) in the second period.
Mikal Bridges scored 20 points to lead Villanova, Jalen Brunson added 19 and Big East leading scorer Josh Hart ended with 16 in the defeat for the defending champion.
After shooting 35 percent in the first half, Marquette made 16-of-23 shots after the break and connected on 7-of-11 attempts from long-range.
No. 13 LOUISVILLE 105, PITTSBURGH 51
Meanwhile, No. 13 Louisville crushed Pittsburgh 106-51 in a very one-sided Atlantic Coast Conference contest in front of a crowd of 15,295 at Petersen Events Center in Pennsylvania.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 55-point win by the Cardinals (17-4, 5-3 ACC) over the Panthers (12-8, 1-6 ACC) on Tuesday night is tied for the third-largest in a conference game in ACC history, and the biggest margin ever in a road game.
Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 29 points with six 3-pointers, while Ryan McMahon scored 15 points with five 3s and Anas Mahmoud made all seven of his shots to add 14 for Louisville, which led 51-18 at halftime.
Deng Adel with 10 points and six rebounds and Tony Hicks with 10 points, also scored in double-digits for the Cardinals, who collected a game-high 11 rebounds from Jaylen Johnson.
Michael Young, who is second in the ACC in scoring with 21.1 points per game, scored just 12 to lead Pittsburgh, which shot just 25.5 percent and was just 3-for-22 from 3-pointers.
Conference leading scorer Jamel Artis (22.0) was 3-of-11 from the floor for nine points.
OTHER AP TOP25 SCORES
London Perrantes scored 22 points and No. 12 Virginia eased to a 71-54 victory over No. 14 Notre Dame, while Caleb Swanigan tallied 25 points and 17 rebounds to lead No. 20 Purdue to an 84-73 win over Michigan State.
The other Top 5 falling on Tuesday night was No. 4 Kentucky (17-3, 7-1 SEC), which suffered an 82-80 defeat to Tennessee (11-9, 4-4 SEC). Robert Hubbs III led the Vols with 25 points, as the Wildcats saw their seven-game winning streak snapped.