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College basketball: Men’s Top 25 — Jan. 9

Associated Press

TOP 25:
No. 24 Memphis 73, 
No. 12 Louisville 67

Joe Jackson and Shaq Goodwin each scored 15 points and visiting Memphis rallied late to an upset of Louisville on Thursday night.

Geron Johnson added 13 points, Chris Crawford 12 and Austin Nichols 10 as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Tigers end a four-game losing streak to the defending national champions. Memphis (11-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 51 percent and outrebounded the Cardinals 37-35 in a victory that almost slipped away in the second half.

Trailing 61-55 with 5:26 remaining, the Tigers closed with an 18-6 run led by Jackson, who scored 11 second-half points.

Jackson’s layup on goaltending by Montrezl Harrell put Memphis up 70-67 with 40 seconds left, Crawford added a free throw and Goodwin followed with a dunk in the final second to seal the hard-fought win.

Luke Hancock had a season-high 20 points to lead Louisville (13-3, 2-1).

Memphis was more physical and more aggressive for most of the game but saved its best play for the stretch run to reclaim the lead for good. The Tigers made several big defensive stops to hold the Cardinals scoreless for the final 2:12.

Louisville shot just 39 percent (25-of-64) and was outscored 42-34 inside.

No. 1 Arizona , UCLA 75

Nick Johnson scored 22 points and visiting Arizona withstood UCLA’s late 15-1 run to beat the Bruins and equal the best start in school history at 16-0. The Wildcats (3-0 Pac-12) held on despite blowing a 13-point lead with 6:16 to play and committing a season-worst 17 turnovers.

Kaleb Tarczewski made all six of his field-goal attempts and scored 16 points for the Wildcats.

No. 20 Iowa 93, Northwestern 67

Aaron White had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Melsahn Basabe added 16 points with 10 boards and host Iowa routed Northwestern (7-9, 0-3). Devyn Marble scored 15 points for Iowa (13-3, 2-1), which opened the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back. Iowa led by double digits the entire second half and is 10-0 at home.

Michigan 71, 
Nebraska 70

Derrick Walton Jr. scored the go-ahead layup with 21.8 seconds left and Nebraska missed two inside shots during a scramble before the buzzer, to lift visiting Michigan. The Wolverines (11-4, 3-0) prevailed in a game that included 11 lead changes and 10 ties. The Cornhuskers (8-7, 0-3) lost for the first time in eight games at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.


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