College Basketball AP Top 25 Scores On Jan. 4; No. 1 Spartans Win Again

MIAMI, Fla. — College basketball AP Top 25 scores, results and recaps on Thursday night. There wins for Top-ranked Michigan State and No. 9 Wichita State, but No. 4 Arizona State stumbled to its second defeat in a row against Colorado.

Miles Bridges of Michigan State: AP Top 25

Miles Bridges of Michigan State reacts after making play

MIAMI, Fla. — College basketball AP Top 25 scores and results and recaps on Thursday night. There wins for Top-ranked Michigan State and No. 9 Wichita State, but No. 4 Arizona State stumbled to its second defeat in a row against Colorado.

NO. 1 MICHIGAN STATE 91, MARYLAND 61

Four Michigan State starters scored in double-digits and the top-ranked Spartans pulled away to rout Maryland 91-61 on Thursday night at Breslin Center.

Nick Ward went an impressive 6 of 8 from the field to finish with 16 points and five rebounds and Miles Bridges added 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two blocks in the win.

“Miles had one of his more solid games,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. “He just made plays. Something I hadn’t seen him do myself. And, his defense was a lot better.”

Freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. had 15 points, three blocks and two steals and Cassius Winston scored 10 points with eight assists for Michigan State, which led 44-32 at halftime before using a 15-0 run late to pull away after the break for a 14th successive win.

The Spartans shot 57 percent from the floor and made 16 3-pointers. They also had 30 assists on 32 made field goals.

Anthony Cowman scored a game-high 26 points, which is one short of his career high to lead the way for Maryland, which had won seven straight entering the game.

“I can count on one hand losses like that,” said Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who has been leading college basketball teams since the late 1990s. “And, I’ve been doing this a long time.”

Kevin Huerter ended with 16 points for the Terrapins (13-4, 2-2), who hosts Iowa on Sunday.

COLORADO 90, NO. 4 ARIZONA STATE 81, OT

Namon Wright scored 19 points, including five in overtime and two crucial free throws at the end and Colorado stunned No. 4 Arizona State 90-81 on Thursday night.

Wright also grabbed seven rebounds.

McKinley Wright IV added 19 points, five assists and two steals and George King had 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks as the Buffaloes (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12) snapped a three-game skid and won its first in conference play.

Tra Holder scored 24 points, but shot 8 of 20 for Arizona State before fouling out in overtime.

Kodi Justice scored 16 points, Shannon Evans II and Remy Martin chipped in with 11 each, while Romello White grabbed a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Mickey Mitchell collected 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils (12-2, 0-2).

After starting the year impressively with a 12-0, Arizona State has now dropped its first two Pac-12 games of the season. First at Arizona and now tonight at Colorado, 90-81, in overtime.

In other AP Top 25 scores and results, No. 9 Wichita State took care of Houston 81-63, No. 14 Arizona turned back Utah 94-82, No. 19 Cincinnati edged Temple 55-53 and fellow 19th ranked Gonzaga rout Pepperdine 89-59.

Men’s College Basketball
AP TOP 25 SCORES

No. 1 MICHIGAN STATE 91, MARYLAND 61
COLORADO 90, No. 4 ARIZONA STATE 81, OT
No. 9 WICHITA STATE 81, HOUSTON 63
No. 14 ARIZONA 94, UTAH 82
No. 19 CINCINNATI 55, TEMPLE 53
No. 19 GONZAGA 89, PEPPERDINE 59

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