College Basketball Scores: AP Top 25 Games On Dec. 9

TULSA, OKLA., Sporting Alert – College basketball scores and results from the Top 25 games played on Wednesday night, December 9.

NO. 1 MICHIGAN 78, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 35

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Denzel Valentine had 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals to help No. 1 Michigan State cruised to a 78-35 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore in college basketball action on Wednesday night.

Bryn Forbes hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 14 points, with five assists and three rebounds, while Eron Harris made all four of his 3-pointers in adding 12 points off the bench for the Spartans (9-0).

Michigan State shot 50 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from 3-point range, while outrebounding Maryland-Eastern Shore 48-31.

Dominique Elliott scored 11 points and four rebounds to lead the Hawks (1-7) who dropped four in a row for the second time this season.

Maryland-Eastern Shore shot 21.9 percent from the floor and 20.0 percent from long range.

NO. 2 KANSAS 92, HOLY CROSS 59

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Wayne Selden Jr. scored 15 points and No. 2 Kansas shot 63-percent from the field en route to a comfortable 92-59 victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday night.

Brannen Greene returned from a five-game team suspension to score 14 points of 5-for-6 shooting, including 3-for-4 from 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (7-1), who won six straight.

Greene was initially banned for six games by head coach Bill Self for his conduct, but was recalled one game early and the junior forward was pleased.

“It felt good to get back out there,” Greene said of his return.

Perry Ellis shot 6-for-8 for 12 points, Cheick Diallo also added 12 points, while Devonte’ Graham ended with 10 points, five assists and three steals for the second-ranked Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Karl Charles led Holy Cross with 12 points and four steals and Malachi Alexander finished with 11 points in the defeat for the Crusaders (3-6).

NO. 5 KENTUCKY 88, EASTERN KENTUCKY 67

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alex Poythress collected a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 5 Kentucky to an 88-67 victory over Eastern Kentucky in a college basketball game Wednesday night.

Jamal Murray added 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Wildcats (7-1), who bounced back from the 87-77 defeat to UCLA the last time out.

Marcus Lee finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, Isaiah Briscoe scored 10 points and six boards and Skal Labissiere ended with 10 points for Kentucky, which shot 54.7 percent on 35-of-64 shooting.

Javontae Hawkins scored 19 points, five assists and five for Eastern Kentucky, which trailed 50-36 at halftime.

Jarelle Reischel had 12 points and six boards and Paul Jackson scored 10 points in the defeat for the Colonels (7-3), who made just five of their 18 attempts from 3-point range, after coming into the game as one of the nation’s best 3-point shooting teams.

NO. 11 PURDUE 93, HOWARD 55

Freshman forward Caleb Swanigan scored a collegiate career-best 19 points to go with his 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Purdue used a big first half to blow away Howard 93-55 in a college basketball game Wednesday.

Swanigan, who entered the game averaging 8.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest, shot 7-for-10 from the field for 70-percent, which is his highest shooting percentage for the season so far.

Kendall Stephens had 14 points and Rapheal Davis finished with 10 for the Boilermakers (9-0), who shot 50-percent from the floor.

Dalique Mingo led Howard with 14 points and nine boards off the bench and Marcel Boyd added 12 points and five rebounds in the defeat for the Bison (6-3), who dropped two of the last three.

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AP Top 25 Results on December 9
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NO. 1 MICHIGAN 78, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 35
NO. 2 KANSAS 92, HOLY CROSS 59
NO. 5 KENTUCKY 88, EASTERN KENTUCKY 67
NO. 11 PURDUE 93, HOWARD 55
NO. 13 ARIZONA 85, FRESNO STATE 72
NO. 16 PROVIDENCE 66, BOSTON COLLEGE 66
DAYTON 72, NO. 21 VANDERBILT 67

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