Top-Ranked Villanova Breezes Past Georgetown, 88-56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-ranked Villanova led by as many as 44 points — 44! — and gave Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing a rude welcome back to the schools’ rivalry, handing the Hoyas their worst loss in more than 40 years, 88-56 on Wednesday night.
SMU 83, No. 7 WICHITA ST. 78
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shake Milton hit five 3-pointers en route to a career-best 33 points and SMU beat Wichita State.
Wichita State (15-3, 5-1 American Athletic Conference) had won 27 straight and 67 of 68 at Koch Arena.
TEXAS 67, No. 8 TEXAS TECH 58
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kerwin Roach II scored 20 points in a surprise return to the lineup and Texas got another home win over a Top 25 opponent in a week, beating Texas Tech.
No. 11 XAVIER 88, ST. JOHN’S 82
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kerem Kanter had 22 points and led a late run that swept Xavier to a victory over St. John’s that gave Chris Mack the Musketeers record for career coaching wins.
No. 14 ARIZONA 79, CALIFORNIA 58
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Deandre Ayton had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Arizona overcame a slow, sloppy start to beat California.
ALABAMA 76, No. 17 AUBURN 71
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — John Petty scored 27 points, Dazon Ingram added 16, and short-handed Alabama defeated Auburn.
No. 19 SETON HALL 63
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Foster scored 25 points and reserve Ronnie Harrell Jr. had a career-high 18, and Creighton never trailed against Seton Hall.
MISSOURI 59, No. 21 TENNESSEE 55
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Puryear had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Missouri rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee.
OHIO ST. 71, NORTHWESTERN 65
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games as Ohio State defeated Northwestern.
No. 24 TCU 96, IOWA ST. 73
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky had 26 points and TCU snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Iowa State while playing for the first time without injured starting point guard Jaylen Fisher.
Alex Robinson, who started at point guard, scored eight points and had a school-record 17 assists for the Horned Frogs (14-4, 2-4 Big 12), who never trailed and shot 60 percent from the field. He had only one turnover in 38 minutes.
Brodziansky shot 11 of 13 for his third 20-point game in five games. JD Miller added 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting with five 3-pointers.
Donovan Jackson had 19 points for Iowa State (10-6, 1-5).