LSU Stunned Kentucky; College Basketball Top 25 Scores: Jan 5

Sporting Alert – LSU stunned No. 9 Kentucky, while Providence and Connecticut were among the top 25 ranked teams upset in college basketball action on Tuesday night.

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BATON ROUGE, La., Sporting Alert – LSU stunned No. 9 Kentucky, while Providence and Connecticut were among the top 25 ranked teams upset in college basketball action on Tuesday night.

LSU 85, No. 8 KENTUCKY

Tim Quarterman flirted with a triple-double and led three starters into double digits, as LSU used a fast start to upset the ninth-ranked Kentucky 85-67 at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

Quarterman had 21 points on 9 of 15 shooting, to go with 10 rebounds and seven assists and Craig Victor added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers (9-5, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) who started strongly to build a 14 points lead in the first half and never trailed after squaring the game at 2-2 early.

Ben Simmons recovered from early foul trouble to finish with 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals for LSU, which shot 49.2 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Wildcats 46-32.

Tyler Ulis paced Kentucky, (11-3, SEC 1-1) with 23 points and six assists and Jamal Murray added 21 points for the Wildcats, who had their 22-game SEC winning streak snapped.

Kentucky, which finished with just eight assists on the night, struggled to get going early, which allowed LSU to pull away with the supporting cast stepping up for the Tigers after Simmons fell into early foul problems and was limited during the opening half.

MARQUETTE 65, NO. 8 PROVIDENCE 64

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Duane Wilson collected a defensive rebound and went down to make a layup at the other end with 36 seconds left, and Marquette upset No. 8 Providence 65-64 in a college basketball game on Tuesday night.

Wilson, who shot 3 of 5 from the floor, finished with 11 points.

Freshman Haanif Cheatham scored 16 points and fellow college rookie Henry Ellenson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, including a crucial swat away on a Kris Dunn’s attempted buzzer-beater to lead the way for the Golden Eagles (11-4, 1-2 Big East) who snapped a two-game losing streak.

They also avoided opening conference play with three consecutive defeats for the first time since joining the Big East in 2005.

Meanwhile, Providence was led by Ben Bentil, who scored 28 points, nine rebounds and two block shots.

Dunn added 20 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals for the Friars (14-2, 2-1) who had their eight-game winning streak ended.

College Basketball Top 25 Scores
January 5, 2016 – Full Scores

MARQUETTE 65, NO. 8 PROVIDENCE 64
LSU 85, No. 9 KENTUCKY 67
No. 18 BUTLER 77, DEPAUL 72
No. 19 IOWA 77, NEBRASKA 66
No. 22 SOUTH CAROLINA 81, AUBURN 69
TEMPLE 55, No. 23 UConn 53

 

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