Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Scores on March 13

Creighton’s Doug McDermott (3) in action. PHOTO: Frank Franklin II

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — The following is a list of the NCAA top 25 men’s college basketball games played on Thursday night, March 13.

Among the winners on the night were No. 4 Arizona (29-3), which raced to commanding 71-39 victory over Utah (21-11), No. 5 Louisville (27-5), which battered Rutgers (12-21) by a score of 92-31 and No. 10 Kansas (24-8) who be Oklahoma State (21-12) in overtime, 77-70.

Also in top 25 action on the night, Sterling Gibbs hit a late-late buzzer beating jumper to help Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova (28-4) by a score of 64-63 victory in the Big East tournament.

At Madison Square Garden, Doug McDermott scored record 27 of his 35 points in the first half on his way to leading No. 14 Creighton (25-6) to a 84-62 victory over DePaul.

McDermott’s performance was a record for points in a half in a Big East Tournament game. He also became only the sixth Division I player to score 800 points in three consecutive seasons, joining a list that also includes Larry Bird, who did so for Indiana State, through the 1976-79 seasons.

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball:

Seton Hall 64 (17-16), (3) Villanova 63 (28-4)
(4) Arizona 71 (29-3), Utah 39 (21-11)
(5) Louisville 92 (27-5), Rutgers 31 (12-21)
(8) San Diego State 73 (28-3), Utah State 39 (18-14)
(10) Kansas 77 (24-8), Oklahoma State 70 (21-12) OT
(13) Cincinnati 61 (27-5), UCF 58 (13-18)
(14) Creighton 84 (25-6), DePaul 62 (12-21)
(16) Iowa State 91 (24-7), Kansas State 85 (20-12)
Baylor 78 (23-10), (17) Oklahoma 73 (23-9)
(21) UConn 72 (25-7) – (19) Memphis 53 (23-9)
(20) New Mexico 93 (25-6) – Fresno State 77 (17-16)
(24) Ohio State 63 (24-8), Purdue 61 (15-17)
Houston 68 (17-15), (25) SMU 64 (23-9

DWAYNE SIMPSON

Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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