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College basketball roundup — Jan. 5

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No. 4 Wisconsin 75, 
No. 22 Iowa 71

Ben Brust scored 19 points and Wisconsin remained unbeaten with a victory over visiting Iowa on Sunday night.

Wisconsin (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten) matched the best start in school history, tying the 1911-12 and 1913-14 teams.

The game was physical at times, and Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was hit with two technical fouls almost 8 minutes into the second half after a foul was called on Gabriel Olaseni, sending Nigel Hayes to the line.

Brust hit all four free throws on the technicals for Wisconsin (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten), and Hayes made one of two on the personal foul.

That turned a 41-39 Iowa lead into 44-41 Wisconsin advantage. Hayes then scored on a drive to cap off a 12-2 run. Iowa would not lead the rest of the game.

Roy Marble led the Hawkeyes (12-3, 1-1) with 27 points.

No. 8 Wichita State 67, 
Northern Iowa 53

Fred VanVleet had a season-high 22 points to lead host Wichita State past Northern Iowa, the unbeaten Shockers’ 15th straight win.

Cleanthony Early had 18 points for Wichita State (15-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley), which established a school record for consecutive wins and extended the best start in school history. The previous record winning streak of 14 games came in 1953-54.

Deon Mitchell had 16 points for Northern Iowa (7-7, 1-1). Wichita State shot 38.1 percent from the field, but VanVleet continued his hot streak. In the last four games, he averaged 18.3 points while compiling 21 assists and just one turnover.

No. 20 Colorado 100, 
No. 10 Oregon 91

Askia Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and host Colorado rallied in the second half to hand Oregon its first loss of the season.

Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 points and Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott had 15 points apiece for Colorado (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), which is off to its best start since the 1968-69 team began the season 13-2. Scott had 12 rebounds for the Buffaloes, who remain unbeaten in 11 home games this season.

Mike Moser had 24 points to lead Oregon (13-1, 1-1). Joseph Young and Damyean Dotson both added 16 points.

No. 11 Villanova 91, Providence 61

JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points, Dylan Ennis had 17 and host Villanova led all the way in a romp over Providence.

Pinkston dunked off the opening tip, and the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) simply dominated from there, thrashing the Friars (10-5, 0-2), who beat them twice last season. The Wildcats opened on a 9-0 run, and hit 10 of their first 11 shots to build a 24-point lead.

The Wildcats were shooting 32 percent from 3-point range this season, but connected with ease in the first half.

No. 21 San Diego State 61, No. 16 Kansas 57

Xavier Thames scored 16 points, four on free throws in the closing seconds, and San Diego State held on to beat host Kansas, ending the Jayhawks’ 68-game nonconference winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas (9-4) had a chance to tie the game when Perry Ellis went to the free throw line with 11.9 seconds left. He made his first free throw but, after San Diego State (12-1) called timeout to ice him, Ellis missed the second and the Jayhawks were forced to foul.

Thames made both free throws to give San Diego State a three-point lead, and the Aztecs fouled rather than allow Kansas to attempt a tying 3-pointer. Frank Mason missed the first and made the second, and Thames made two more foul shots with 4.6 seconds left to seal the win.

Wake Forest 73, 
No. 19 North Carolina 67

Travis McKie scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half to help host Wake Forest beat North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Codi Miller-McIntyre added 12 points for the Demon Deacons (11-3, 1-0), who took control with a 15-2 run midway through the second half to build a double-digit lead.

The Tar Heels (10-4, 0-1) made a late push to cut the deficit to 64-61 with about 2 minutes left, but got no closer as the Demon Deacons held on for their third win against a ranked opponent under fourth-year coach Jeff Bzdelik.

James Michael McAdoo had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Tar Heels, while J.P. Tokoto and Brice Johnson both added 12 points.


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