MIAMI, FL — NCAA college basketball Top 25 scores and results from the games that took place on a very busy day of action around the country on Saturday, February 5. Three of the country’s Top 5 teams fell on the day, but No. 1 Gonzaga was not troubled, as it stayed undefeated with another win. Check out ESPN’s the box scores, highlights and play-by-play coverage from the latest fixtures.
It was a very good day for the bulk of the higher ranked teams on Saturday. Six of the country’s Top 10 teams were stunned.
No. 1 GONZAGA 90, SANTA CLARA 55
SPOKANE, Wash. — Jordan Mathews finished with 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, while leading five Gonzaga players scoring in double-digit and the No. 1 Bulldogs cruised past Santa Clara 90-55 on Saturday night.
Josh Perkins had 15 points and eight assists, Zach Collins added 14 points and eight rebounds, Przemek Karnowski ended with 12 points and six boards, while Killian Tillie scored 10 points for Gonzaga (24-0, 12-0 West Coast), which shot 61 percent from the field en route to extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 24 games.
KJ Feagin scored 18 points for Santa Clara, which lost the rebounding battle 39-18 and were held to just nine assists in the defeat.
Jared Brownridge had 13 for the Broncos (13-12, 7-5) which was losing their 14 successive games against Gonzaga.
BAYLOR AND KANSAS LOST AT HOME
It wasn’t the same luck, however, for No. 2 Baylor and No. 3 Kansas as the Big 12 powerhouses both fell at home.
In Waco, Texas, Kamau Stokes scored 15 points to help Kansas State held off a late rally to beat Baylor 56-54 in a low scoring game that saw the Bears losing at home for the first time this season.
Dean Wade added 12 points and six rebounds and Wesley Iwundu finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Wildcats (16-7, 5-5 Big 12).
Baylor was behind 37-22 at halftime and trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half.
The Bears managed to cut the gap to 53-51 with 2:12 left in the game but Kansas State fended off the challenge to secure the challenging road win.
Johnathan Motley had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Baylor (20-3, 7-3), but missed two attempts to tie the game in the final seconds as the Bears, who lost 73-68 at No. 3 Kansas on Wednesday night, fell to their second straight defeat.
At Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Iowa State used hot-balanced shooting from 3-point range to stunned No. 3 Kansas 92-89 in overtime and as the Jayhawks lost their 54 home game winning streak.
The defeat also saw Kansas’ 51-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse snapped, while Iowa State, which hit a school-record 18 3-pointers, was winning in Lawrence for the first time since Feb. 19, 2005.
Deonte Burton made seven 3-pointers and had 29 points, eight rebounds and six steals, while Monte Morris added 25 points and seven assists for the Cyclones (14-8, 6-4 Big 12).
Naz Mitrou-Long nailed six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Iowa State, which trailed 52-38 at halftime but turned it around in the second half to force overtime and then outscored Kansas 10-7 in the extra period.
Frank Mason III scored a career-best 32 points, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk finished with 17 and Josh Jackson added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (20-3, 8-2).
Other AP Top 25 teams losing on Saturday were No. 5 Arizona, which was dismantled by No. 13 Oregon, No. 7 West Virginia, which fell to Oklahoma State, eighth-ranked Kentucky, which lost to Florida and No. 9 Virginia, which fell at Syracuse.
NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
February 4, 2017
No. 1 GONZAGA 90, SANTA CLARA 55
KANSAS STATE 56, No. 2 BAYLOR 54
IOWA ST. 92, No. 3 KANSAS 89, OT
No. 4 VILLANOVA 92, ST. JOHN’S 79
No. 13 OREGON 85, No. 5 ARIZONA 58
No. 6 LOUISVILLE 90, BOSTON COLLEGE 67
OKLAHOMA ST. 82, No. 7 WEST VIRGINIA 75
No. 24 FLORIDA 88, No. 8 KENTUCKY 66
SYRACUSE 66, No. 9 VIRGINIA 62
No. 11 UCLA 107, WASHINGTON 66
No. 14 CINCINNATI 82, CONNECTICUT 68
No. 23 PURDUE 73, No. 17 MARYLAND 72
No. 18 SAINT MARY’S 71, SAN DIEGO 27
No. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 77, GEORGIA 75
No. 21 DUKE 72, PITTSBURGH 64
XAVIER 82, No. 22 CREIGHTON 80