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College basketball roundup — Feb. 16

Associated Press

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TOP 25:
Nebraska 60, 
No. 9 Michigan State 51

Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 and Nebraska topped No. 9 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.

Petteway had 16 points in the last 20 minutes after Pitchford had scored 12 before the break for the Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten).

Gary Harris had 18 points and Adreian Payne 11 for the Spartans (21-5, 10-3), who remain in a first-place tie with Michigan. Harris was 5 for 15 from the field. Michigan State shot 34 percent from the field and 20.8 percent on 3-pointers.

No. 21 Wisconsin 75, No. 15 Michigan 62

Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 Wisconsin smothered No. 15 Michigan in the first half before holding on in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Wolverines (18-7, 10-3 Big Ten) cut an 18-point deficit to three in the second half, but Kaminsky personally went on a 7-2 run after that, helping Wisconsin regain control. The Badgers (21-5, 8-5) have won four straight — and they committed only two turnovers.

Temple 71, No. 23 SMU 64

Dalton Pepper scored 24 points and host Temple upset SMU.

Playing without injured starter and leading rebounder in Anthony Lee, Temple (7-17, 2-10 American Athletic Conference) knocked a top-25 opponent for the first time since March 10 against No. 21 VCU. The Owls were 0-5 against the Top 25 this season, but have now beaten a ranked opponent in each of the last seven seasons.

The Mustangs (20-6, 9-4) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

No. 4 Wichita State 84, Evansville 68

Ron Baker scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet finished with 18 points, eight assists and five steals, leading No. 4 Wichita State to victory at Evansville.

The Shockers (27-0, 14-0 Missouri Valley Conference) remained one of two perfect teams in major college basketball and extended their school-record winning streak.

They are the 21st team in Division I history to go 27-0, a list No. 1 Syracuse could join later this week.

But getting No. 27 sure wasn’t easy.

D.J. Balentine and Egidiju Mockevicius each scored 19 points, not quite enough to prevent Evansville (11-16, 4-10) from losing for the fourth time in five games.

No. 18 Creighton 101, No. 6 Villanova 80

Doug McDermott matched his season high with 39 points and passed Larry Bird for 13th place on the Division I career scoring chart, and No. 18 Creighton defeated sixth-ranked Villanova in Omaha, Neb.

Creighton’s second win over Villanova in a month moved the Bluejays (21-4, 11-2) into a first-place tie with the Wildcats (22-3, 11-2) in the Big East.

The Bluejays beat the same ranked opponent twice in the same season for the first time in program history. They won their 16th straight at home.

No. 13 Louisville 102, Rutgers 54

Luke Hancock scored a career-high 25 points, including six 3-pointers, and No. 13 Louisville throttled Rutgers in Louisville, Ky.

The Cardinals (21-4, 10-2 American Athletic Conference) made a season-high 16 shots from beyond the arc on 30 attempts for their fourth straight win, completing a season sweep of the Scarlet Knights (10-16, 4-9). Louisville also shot 56 percent in posting its biggest win this season.

Freshman guard Terry Rozier added a career-high 16 points, hitting four 3s, and Wayne Blackshear scored 10 with a couple of 3-pointers. Russ Smith, Chris Jones, Tim Henderson and freshman reserve David Levitch also made long-range shots in a game that quickly became lopsided.

BIG TEN:
Minnesota 54, Northwestern 48

DeAndre Mathieu scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Minnesota came back to defeat cold-shooting host Northwestern.

Maurice Walker and Andre Hollins each had eight points for the Gophers (17-9, 6-7 Big Ten), who avenged a 55-54 loss to Northwestern at Minneapolis on Feb. 1.

Northwestern (12-14, 5-8) got the tight defensive game it wanted and led 28-25 at the half, but went just 7 for 28 from the floor in the second and missed nine straight field-goal attempts until Tre Demps dumped in a layup with 10 seconds left.


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