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Top 25 roundup: Southern Miss drops No. 19 James Madison to 14-1


Victor Hart tallied 16 points and seven rebounds to lead Southern Miss to an 81-71 Sun Belt Conference upset of No. 19 James Madison on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Andre Curbelo added 15 points and nine assists as Southern Miss (8-7, 2-1 Sun Belt) pulled off its first win over a ranked opponent since 2011, when it toppled No. 22 UCF.

T.J. Bickerstaff had a double-double by halftime (10 points, 10 rebounds) on his way to collecting 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead James Madison (14-1, 2-1), which saw the end of its program-record 14-game winning streak.

Curbelo, a transfer from St. John’s who missed the first 10 games of the season before being granted an eligibility waiver by the NCAA, had a key basket with 1:40 left as the Golden Eagles held off the Dukes’ late surge.

No. 2 Kansas 83, TCU 81

Hunter Dickinson converted a layup with 3.4 seconds left to lift the Jayhawks to a victory over the Horned Frogs in Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) was led by Dickinson with 30 points and 11 rebounds. KJ Adams Jr. added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin McCullar Jr. had 16 points. TCU (11-3, 0-1) was led by Trevian Tennyson with 24 points.

A flagrant foul on Ernest Udeh Jr. put Dickinson on the line, and he tied things with a pair of free throws with 57 seconds remaining. Dajuan Harris Jr. then hit a fadeaway jumper to give Kansas the lead at 81-79. Micah Peavy’s follow tied it with 26 seconds left, setting up Dickinson for the game-winner.

No. 3 Houston 89, West Virginia 55

LJ Cryer scored 20 points as the host Cougars, in their first conference game as a member of the Big 12, rolled over the Mountaineers.

Damian Dunn scored 14 points and Ja’Vier Francis added 13 for the Cougars (14-0, 1-0 Big 12), who continued the third-best start in program history. Jamal Shead had 11 assists to go with eight points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Houston.

Pat Suemnick had 12 points for West Virginia (5-9, 0-1), which has dropped eight of its past 11 games. RaeQuan Battle had just four points on 1-of-9 shooting. Battle averaged 27.3 points over his first three games with the Mountaineers after being cleared to join the program as a two-time transfer.

No. 5 Tennessee 90, No. 22 Ole Miss 64

Jonas Aidoo had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Volunteers defeated the Rebels in Knoxville, Tenn., in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Ole Miss (13-1) took its first loss of the season.

Zakai Zeigler had 17 points and 10 assists, Santiago Vescovi scored 11 points and Jahmai Mashack chipped in 10 points off the bench for Tennessee (11-3), which won its seventh consecutive game. Tennessee’s bench outscored the Rebels’ reserves 22-10.

No. 6 Kentucky 87, Florida 85

Aaron Bradshaw hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:27 remaining to help the Wildcats defeat the Gators in Gainesville, Fla., in the SEC opener for both teams.

Antonio Reeves led Kentucky (11-2) with 19 points, while D.J. Wagner and Reed Sheppard finished with 14 apiece. Tre Mitchell supplied 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Zyon Pullin and Walter Clayton Jr. each poured in 23 points for the Gators (10-4), who also got 15 points from Riley Kugel before he fouled out. Micah Handlogten paired 12 rebounds with six points for Florida.

Seton Hall 78, No. 7 Marquette 75

Dre Davis hit a spinning layup over Tyler Kolek with eight seconds left as the Pirates avoided a late collapse and hung on to knock off the Golden Eagles in Newark, N.J.

Seton Hall (10-5, 3-1 Big East) earned its third conference win over a ranked team after beating UConn in its conference opener on Dec. 20 and winning at Providence on Wednesday.

Al-Amir Dawes helped the Pirates overcome a 10-point deficit by scoring 15 of his 23 points in the first half. Oso Ighodaro led the Golden Eagles (11-4, 2-2) with 22 points and David Joplin added 15, but Kolek was held to five.

No. 8 North Carolina 65, No. 16 Clemson 55

Armando Bacot had 14 points and 16 rebounds as the visiting Tar Heels earned a victory over the Tigers in an early Atlantic Coast Conference showdown of top teams.

RJ Davis added 14 points for the Tar Heels (11-3, 3-0 ACC), who held Clemson to 36.2 percent shooting from the field. Cormac Ryan added 10 points for North Carolina.

Chase Hunter led Clemson (11-3, 1-2) with 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while Ian Schieffelin chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers, who were 1 of 18 (5.6 percent) from 3-point range.

No. 10 Arizona 92, Utah 73

Caleb Love scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the Wildcats to a victory over the Utes in Pac-12 play at Tucson, Ariz.

Keshad Johnson scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Oumar Ballo matched his season best of 17 points and also collected nine rebounds for Arizona (12-3, 3-1 Pac-12).

Gabe Madsen had 18 points and three steals as the Utes (11-4, 2-2) lost in Tucson for the 13th consecutive time. Utah’s last win on Arizona’s home floor was a 68-67 victory on Dec. 6, 1986.

No. 11 Oklahoma 71, Iowa State 63

Javian McCollum scored 15 points to lead the Sooners to a victory over the Cyclones in their Big 12 matchup in Norman, Okla.

Iowa State grabbed a lead for the first time with just under five minutes remaining and later went back ahead with 4:10 left. Then the Sooners (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) responded in a big way, scoring seven consecutive points, with McCollum serving as the facilitator.

Milos Uzan added 12 points for Oklahoma. Milan Momcilovic, Hason Ward and Robert Jones scored 12 points apiece for the Cyclones (11-3, 0-1).

Cincinnati 71, No. 12 BYU 60

Viktor Lakhin had 17 points and seven rebounds as the Bearcats upset the Cougars in Provo, Utah, in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.

Aziz Bandaogo supplied 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (12-2), who outscored the Cougars 47-29 in the second half. Jizzle James also had 12 points, while Dan Skillings Jr. added 10.

Trevin Knell made nine 3-pointers while scoring 27 points for BYU (12-2). Dallin Hall added 10 points, but the Cougars shot just 32.8 percent from the field.

Utah State 77, No. 13 Colorado State 72

Great Osobor had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Aggies to a win over the Rams in their Mountain West matchup at Logan, Utah.

Utah State (14-1, 2-0 Mountain West) has won 13 consecutive games. Colorado State (13-2, 1-1) had its four-game winning streak snapped.

The Aggies’ Mason Falslev contributed 18 points and six rebounds. Isaiah Stevens collected 21 points and eight assists for the Rams, while Nique Clifford added 18 points.

No. 14 Duke 67, Notre Dame 59

Mark Mitchell had 23 points and 14 rebounds to record his first career double-double, helping the Blue Devils defeat the Fighting Irish in South Bend, Ind.

Jeremy Roach’s 18 points and Jared McCain’s 11 aided Duke (11-3, 2-1 ACC) on a night where the team shot just 35.6 percent from the field. Mitchell, however, made 8 of 12 shots as the Blue Devils won their sixth straight.

Markus Burton finished with 18 points and Braeden Shrewsberry added 12 to lead Notre Dame (6-9, 1-3), which was hurt by 8-of-16 shooting on free throws. Kebba Njie supplied nine points and 10 boards.

Charlotte 70, No. 17 Florida Atlantic 68

Lu’Cye Patterson sank two free throws with 1.7 seconds left as the 49ers earned their first win over a top 25 team in 14 years, upsetting the visiting Owls.

The game was tied at 68 when Patterson was fouled by FAU’s Bryan Greenlee and canned both free throws. The Owls (11-4, 1-1 American Athletic Conference) heaved a deep pass to Vladislav Goldin, who dished to Nick Boyd in the corner, but the left-hander’s shot clanged off the iron for the first victory by Charlotte (7-7, 1-1) in three games.

The 49ers’ last win over a ranked team was on Jan. 27, 2010, when Charlotte knocked off No. 15 Temple 56-51. Patterson scored 16 points, while Igor Milicic Jr. had 13. Johnell Davis topped Florida Atlantic with 20 points, and Boyd scored a season-high 19.

No. 18 Baylor 75, Oklahoma State 70 (OT)

RayJ Dennis scored 18 points before fouling out late and Jalen Bridges and Ja’Kobe Walter sank key free throws in the final minute as the Bears escaped with a win over the Cowboys in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams in Stillwater, Okla.

The Bears (12-2) won their third straight game despite shooting just 13.3 percent (2 of 15) from beyond the arc. Oklahoma State (8-6) had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Langston Love supplied 17 points for Baylor, while Yves Missi had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Oklahoma State’s Brandon Garrison led all scorers with 20 points, while Javon Small added 17.

Texas Tech 78, No. 20 Texas 67

Pop Isaacs scored 21 points and Warren Washington added 15 as the Red Raiders dominated the final 18 minutes on their way to a victory over the Longhorns in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams in Austin, Texas.

Texas Tech (12-2) led by four points at halftime before giving away its advantage early in the second half and then responding with an inside-out attack. The Red Raiders were up 64-55 after a free throw by Chance McMillian with 7:44 to play, and the Longhorns never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

Tyrese Hunter led Texas (11-3) with 20 points. Max Abmas scored 18 and Dillon Mitchell racked up 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Longhorns had a five-game winning streak snapped.

No. 21 Wisconsin 88, Nebraska 72

The Badgers hit a season-high 13 3-pointers and had five players score in double figures in a win over the Cornhuskers in Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin (11-3, 3-0 Big Ten) was 13 of 26 from 3-point range, its most makes in a conference game in three years. The 88 points were the Badgers’ most in Big Ten play since 2017, and Wisconsin posted consecutive 80-point league performances for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

Nebraska (12-3, 2-2) got 17 points from Keisei Tominaga and 16 from Rienk Mast. The Cornhuskers shot 49.1 percent overall and made 12 3-pointers but didn’t get the defensive stops they’re used to.

Creighton 69, No. 23 Providence 60

Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds, Trey Alexander added 21 points and the Bluejays continued to recover after a slow start in Big East play with a victory over the Friars in Omaha, Neb.

Baylor Scheierman had 11 rebounds but was held to nine points as Creighton (11-4, 2-2 Big East) won its second consecutive game in conference play after two straight defeats. Scheierman was just 4 of 16 from the floor.

Devin Carter scored a career-best 25 points for Providence (11-4, 2-2), which is looking for a way forward without Bryce Hopkins, who was lost for the season after a knee injury in Wednesday’s loss against Seton Hall. Hopkins was the Friars’ leading rebounder (8.6 boards per game) and second-leading scorer (15.5 points per game).

No. 24 Gonzaga 101, San Diego 74

Ben Gregg came off the bench and scored a career-high 22 points as the Bulldogs cruised past the Toreros in their West Coast Conference game in Spokane, Wash.

Graham Ike scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds for Gonzaga (11-4, 2-0 WCC). Ryan Nembhard added 18 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals.

Deuce Turner scored a game-high 24 points for San Diego (10-7, 0-2). Gonzaga beat the Toreros for the 17th consecutive meeting overall and the 24th straight time at home.

No. 25 Auburn 83, Arkansas 51

Chad Baker-Mazara scored 16 points and the Tigers dominated the Razorbacks in the second half in the SEC opener for both teams at Fayetteville, Ark.

Johni Broome scored all 14 of his points in the second half as the Tigers (12-2) won their seventh straight game. Auburn delivered a 32-point beating that represents Arkansas’ worst loss in 31 seasons at Bud Walton Arena.

Keyon Menifield Jr. scored 14 points for the Razorbacks (9-5). Trevon Brazile supplied 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Auburn used a 20-3 run bridging both halves to turn the game into a blowout.

–Field Level Media

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