NCAA DI Basketball AP Top 25 Scores on Jan. 21

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MIAMI, Fla. — College Basketball AP Top 25 scores on Saturday, Jan. 21, with Gonzaga staying perfect and No. 3 UCLA and No. 7 Creighton suffering defeats.

No. 4 GONZAGA 73, PORTLAND 52

SPOKANE, Wash. — NCAA Division I only remaining undefeated team this season, No. 4 Gonzaga took another step closer towards finishing the regular season undefeated by beating Portland 73-52.

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 15 points and Przemek Karnowski added 12 on 6-of-9 shooting for the Bullgods (19-0, 7-0 WCC), who shot 45.3 percent and held Portland to 32.2 percent.

Gabe Taylor led the Pilots (9-10, 2-5) with 13 points and five rebounds, while Jazz Johnson added 12 points and three steals and Rashad Jackson ended with 10 points and five rebounds in the defeat.

Portland played without its leading scorer Alec Wintering, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Gonzaga raced out to a 12-1 lead inside the opening 4:30 before taking a 34-23 halftime lead.

Portland trimmed the deficit to seven points early in the second half, but the Bulldogs responded to build the lead to 25 points with 4:03 left and then cruised home.

No. 14 ARIZONA 96, No. 3 UCLA 85

LOS ANGELES — Kobi Simmons scored 20 points with six rebounds, five assists and two steals and No. 14 Arizona upset No. 3 UCLA 96-85 on Saturday.

Six players, including four starters, scored in double-digit, with Lauri Markkanen added 18 points and seven rebounds, Allonzo Trier ended with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Dusan Ristic ended with 11 points and seven boards for the Wildcats (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12), who have won 12 in a row.

Rawle Alkins and Chance Comanche each scored 10 points for Arizona, which remained undefeated in conference play.

Lonzo Ball scored 24 points, Bryce Alford added 15 and Isaac Hamilton ended with 14 for UCLA (19-2, 6-2), which had its 11-game home winning streak snapped.

The Wildcats shot 50.0 percent from the field on 34-of-68 shooting and went 45.0 percent from 3-point range.

Both teams battled throughout the opening half with the game tying five times before Arizona used a 19-8 run to pull away in the last five minutes of the period to take a 48-37 lead at halftime.

MARQUETTE 102, No. 7 CREIGHTON 94

OMAHA, Neb. — No. 7 Creighton suffered its first defeat in six games after losing 102-94 to Marquette on Saturday.

The Bluejays (18-2, 5-2) were playing their first full game without star point guard Maurice Watson Jr., who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a left knee injury.

Watson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the win against Xavier last Monday and he was certainly missed.

Katin Reinhardt scored a season-high 21 points, including 17 off the bench in the first half and dished out seven assists to help Marquette (13-6, 3-3) secured its first Big East road win.

Luke Fischer added 18 points, eight rebounds and five blocks and Jajuan Johnson scored 18 points for the Golden Eagles (13-6, 3-3), who made 12-for-24 from 3-pointers and shot 60.0 percent from the floor overall.

Marcus Foster scored 30 points to lead the way for Creighton, with Davion Mintz adding 17 points and eight assists and Isaiah Zierden scoring 15 points in the defeat.

OTHER AP TOP 25 SCORES

In other college basketball AP Top 25 scores on Saturday, No. 1 Villanova beat Providence 78-68, No. 2 Kansas topped Texas 79-67, No. 5 Kentucky pulled away in the second half to beat South Carolina 85-69, while No. 6 Baylor beat TCU 62-53.

Elsewhere, No. 10 North Carolina held off Boston College 90-82, No. 10 Florida State defeated No. 13 Louisville 73-68, No. 11 Oregon beat Stanford 69-52 and No. 18 Duke used a 20-0 run in the second half to setup a comeback 70-58 victory over Miami.

College Basketball AP To 25 Scores
Saturday, January 21

No. 1 VILLANOVA 78, PROVIDENCE 68
No. 2 KANSAS 79, TEXAS 67
No. 14 ARIZONA 96, No. 3 UCLA 85
No. 4 GONZAGA 73, PORTLAND 52
No. 5 KENTUCKY 85, NO. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA 69
No. 6 BAYLOR 62, TCU 53
MARQUETTE 102, No. 7 CREIGHTON 94
KANSAS STATE 79, No. 7 WEST VIRGINIA 75
No. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 90, BOSTON COLLEGE 82
No. 10 FLORIDA ST. 73, No. 12 LOUISVILLE 68
No. 11 OREGON 69, STANFORD 52
No. 13 BUTLER 70, DEPAUL 69, OT
No. 15 NOTRE DAME 84, SYRACUSE 66
No. 16 VIRGINIA 62, GEORGIA TECH 49
No. 17 WISCONSIN 78, MINNESOTA 76, OT
No. 18 DUKE 70, MIAMI 58
VANDERBILT 68, No. 19 FLORIDA 66
No. 20 CINCINNATI 78, TULANE 61
No. 21 PURDUE 77, PENN ST. 52
No. 23 SAINT MARY’S 85, PEPPERDINE 65

About Milton Blake, College Sports Writer

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