DURHAM, N.C. — No. 3 Gonzaga remained the nation’s only undefeated Division I men’s college basketball team this season, while No. 17 Duke continues to struggle after being stunned by NC State at home on Monday night. Here are the college basketball Top 25 scores on Jan. 23.
No. 3 GONZAGA 83, PORTLAND 64 – College Basketball Box Scores
PORTLAND, Ore. — Zach Collins had 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting with eight rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench and the third-ranked Bulldogs used a balanced performance to beat Portland 83-64.
The game was a rescheduled fixture that was postponed because of a winter storm on Jan. 7.
Silas Melson scored 12 points off the bench, Jordan Mathews added 12 and Johnathan Williams finished with 10 points and seven rebound for Gonzaga (20-0, 8-0 West Coast Conference), which have won 20 straight games and remains the only team with a perfect record in Division I this season.
The Zags have also matched their longest winning streak since the 2005-06 and 2003-04 seasons when they also won that many.
Rashad Jackson and D’Marques Tyson each scored had 15 points, with the latter also grabbing five rebounds in the defeat.
Jazz Johnson added 10 points for the Pilots (9-11, 2-6 WCC), who trailed by as many as 33 points.
Portland, which was without senior guard Alec Wintering has now lost six straight.
Wintering has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season with the ligament damage.
Wintering was averaging 19.5 points and 5.6 assists per game before he went down.
NC STATE 84, No. 17 DUKE – College Basketball Box Scores
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. poured in a season-high 32 points, including 18 in the first half and NC State upset No. 17 Duke 84-82 on Monday night.
The Blue Devils led by as many as 12 in the first half but shot just 38.2 percent in the second half, while the Wolfpack shot 55.2 percent.
Abdul-Malik Abu added 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds and Ted Kapita finished with a double-double with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 10 rebounds before fouling out.
NC State (14-7, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) used series of runs, including a 20-5 spur in the second half to erase a 68-59 deficit in the final 6:52 to set up the victory and stunned the home fans.
Leading scorer Luke Kennard, who started on the bench, led the Blue Devils (15-5, 3-4) with 20 points, while freshman Jayson Tatum, who turned the ball over on Duke’s final possession, finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
Grayson Allen, who also started the game on the bench scored 13 points and Matt Jones ended with 11 for Duke, which took 28 3s and made just 8.