MIAMI, FL — College basketball scores from the AP Top 25 fixtures on Thursday night, February 9. The night saw No. 18 Duke put on a spirited display to beat arch-rival and No. 8 North Carolina, No. 10 UCLA edged No. 5 Oregon, while No. 1 Gonzaga stayed undefeated this season with another win.


DURHAM, N.C. — Grayson Allen continued his recent good form by scoring 25 points and Jayson Tatum was superb in the second half for the Blue Devils (19-5, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) to beat the Tar Heels 86-78 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The end-to-end battle had 17 lead changes, nine ties, while neither team managed to lead by double-digits.

Allen shot 9-of-15 from the floor and made seven 3-pointers during his performance, while Luke Kennard shot 8-of-15 and added 20 points for the home side in the win.

Freshman Jayson Tatum recovered from a scoreless first half to net all 19 of his points in the second half to go with nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks, while fellow freshman Frank Jackson made all four of his shots and finished with 11 points off the bench for Duke to win its fourth straight.

Justin Jackson led North Carolina with 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go with five rebounds and Joel Berry II finished with 15 points in the defeat.

The Tar Heels (21-5, 9-3), who played without senior forward Isaiah Hicks, who suffered a hamstring injury during training on Wednesday, shot 52.5 percent, but made just 10-of-18 from the free throw line.

No. 10 UCLA 82, No. 5 OREGON 79

Star freshman Lonzo Ball tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds and Aaron Holiday added 15 points and seven boards off the bench to lead UCLA to an 82-79 victory over Oregon at Pauley Pavilion.

Lonzo Ball and UCLA Bruins
Lonzo Ball with UCLA Bruins teammates

Thomas Welsh and Bryce Alford each scored 12 points and Isaac Hamilton finished with 11 for the Bruins (22-3, 9-3 Pac-12), who moved into a third-place tie with California in the conference standings.

Welsh, who shot 6-of-7 from the floor, also grabbed eight rebounds and Ike Anigbogu chipped in with nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks for UCLA, which rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit.

Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey, who missed a potential tying 3-pointer with 23 seconds left, scored 19 points each, with both also shooting 7-of-17 from the field for Oregon.

Payton Pritchard scored 13 points for the second-place Ducks (21-4, 10-2), who collected a game-high 15 rebounds from Jordan Bell in the defeat.

Oregon led 37-18 with 6:37 left in the first half, but the Bruins responded to trim the deficit to nine at halftime.

The Ducks build the lead back to double-digit in the second half but the home side just wouldn’t go away.

After chipping away at the deficit, UCLA took its first lead when Holiday made a 3-pointer to give his team a 72-70 advantage with 4:01 left and hosts held on for the win.


LOS ANGELES — Nigel Williams-Goss collected 19 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga used a strong first half performance to setup a 90-60 victory over Loyola Marymount and extended its 100-percent record this season.

Jonathan Williams scored 13 points, while Jordan Matthews, Killian Tillie and Zach Collins each scored 11 for the Bulldogs (25-0, 13-0 West Coast Conference), the last remaining unbeaten team in Division I men’s basketball.

Steven Haney scored 12 points and Brandon Brown and Buay Tuach each had 11 points for Loyola Marymount (11-13, 4-9), which trailed 50-28 at halftime and was outscored 40-32 in the second half.

College Basketball AP Top 25 Scores

No. 10 UCLA 82, No. 5 OREGON 79
No. 18 DUKE 86, No. 8 NORTH CAROLINA 78
No. 16 PURDUE 69, INDIANA 64
No. 25 SMU 66, TEMPLE 50


Milton Blake has been with SportingAlert since first launch. The former college basketball player enjoys covering college sports, with NCAA basketball mainly on his list.

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