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College Basketball: Michigan State

NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – NCAA men’s college basketball scores from the top 25, as well as team records on Saturday, December 19. See all the scores, upsets and box scores below.

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No. 1 Michigan State (12-0) 78, Northeastern 58

Denzel Valentine scored 17 points, and No. 1 Michigan State beat Northeastern 78-58 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Valentine, who made three of his five 3-pointers, went 7 of 11 from the field and also had six assists and five rebounds for the Spartans (12-0) in Boston.

Fellow senior guard Bryn Forbes added 12 points and Lourawls Nairn Jr. finished with 11 for Michigan State, which matched the program’s best start to a season after the club won 12 consecutive games in 2000-01 term on its way to reaching the Final Foul.

On Saturday, the Big Ten powerhouses shot 55.9 percent from the floor and outscored Northeastern 44-33 in the fourth quarter.

Zach Stahl finished with 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Huskies (7-4), with David Walker adding 13 points, eight assists and two steals

Forward Quincy Ford chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds in the defeat for Northeastern, which was held to just 12.5 percent from 3-point range after going 2 of 16 from long-range.

The Spartans shot an impressive 61.3 percent in the second half as the travelers led by as many as 20 points.

Utah 77, No. 7 Duke 75 OT

Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points and Jakob Poeltl ended with 19 points as Utah upset No. 7 Duke 77-75 in overtime in the Ameritas Insurance Classic at Madison Square Garden in a college basketball game Saturday afternoon.

Kuzma also grabbed eight rebounds, while Poeltl shot 8 of 11 from the floor and had 14 rebounds and three blocks to his stats in the matchup, which was a rematch of last March’s NCAA Sweet 16 game.

Lorenzo Bonam supported well with 12 points, nine assists and four blocks for the Utes (9-2), who used a late surged in regulation to send the game into overtime and then held off the defending champions 17-15 in the extra minutes.

Luke Kennard led Duke with a game-high 24 points off the bench, including 10 points in overtime — to go along with eight rebounds, but the Blue Devils (9-2) had their seven-game winning streak snapped.

Matt Jones scored 18 points and four boards and Brandon Ingram ended with 15 points, five rebounds and three blocks for Duke, but missed a layup that would have tied the game in the final seconds of overtime.

The Blue Devils were without star forward Amile Jefferson, who is out injured with a fractured foot, while leading scorer Grayson Allen struggled after going 0-for-7 from the field in the first half.

Allen leads the champions in scoring, at 21.4 points per game, but ended the game on 3 of 18 with just seven points.

Meanwhile, college basketball upset scores on Saturday, No. 17 Butler (9-1) handed No. 9 Purdue (11-1) its first loss of the season, with a 74-68 result, while No. 24 Texas A&M (9-2) down No. 16 Baylor (8-2), 80-61.

College Basketball Top 25 Scores
Saturday 19, December Games and Scores

No. 1 Michigan State (12-0) 78, Northeastern (7-4) 58
No. 2 Kansas (9-1) 88, Montana(4-6) 46
No. 3 Oklahoma(8-0) 87, Creighton(7-4) 74
Northern Iowa (7-3) 81,  No. 5 Iowa State (9-1) 79
Utah (9-2) 77, No. 7 Duke (9-2) 75
No. 8 Virginia (9-1) 86, No. 12 Villanova (8-2) 75
No. 17 Butler (9-1) 74, No. 9 Purdue (11-1) 68
No. 10 Xavier (11-0) 85, Auburn (5-3) 61
No. 11 North Carolina (9-2) 89, No. 22 UCLA 76
No. 13 Arizona (11-1) 82, UNLV (8-4) 70
No. 14 Providence (11-1) 73, Rider 65
No. 15 Miami (FL) (9-1) 85, Charleston (7-3) 63
No. 24 Texas A&M (9-2) 80, No. 16 Baylor (8-2) 61
No. 19 Louisville (9-1) 78, Western Kentucky (6-5) 56
No. 21 George Washington (10-1) 87, Saint Peter’s (3-6) 74
No. 23 Cincinnati (10-2) 69, VCU (5-5) 63

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