TOP 25: ?No. 1 Kentucky 84,?South Florida 63

Jamal Murray had 21 points and Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida on Friday in the HoopHall Miami Invitational.

Skal Labissiere added 17 points for the Wildcats (6-0), who led by as many as 31. Charles Matthews scored 11 points and Isaiah Briscoe finished with seven assists for Kentucky, now a winner of 37 consecutive regular-season games and 39 in a row against unranked opponents.

Chris Perry scored 14 points for USF (1-5), which has lost 18 consecutive games against teams ranked in the Top 25. Jaleel Cousins added 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting, and Jahmal McMurray scored 11 points for the Bulls.

No. 4 Iowa State 99,?Virginia Tech 77

Jameel McKay scored 23 points, and Iowa State advanced to the Emerald Coast Classic final with a win over Virginia Tech in Niceville, Fla.

Each of Iowa State’s starters scored in double figures, and the Cyclones (5-0) had a 52-30 lead at halftime. Abdel Nader had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Monte Norris (14 points), Georges Niang (12) and Naz Mitrou-Long (12) also scored in double figures.

Iowa State will face the winner of UAB-Illinois on Saturday.

Zach Leday led the Hokies (3-2) with 19.

No. 8 Villanova 69, ?Georgia Tech 52

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart each scored 13 points to help Villanova beat Georgia Tech 69-52 on Friday in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game in New York.

Kris Jenkins had 12 points and the Big East Co-Player of the Year Ryan Arcidiacono added nine for Villanova (6-0). Charles Mitchell led the Yellow Jackets (4-2) with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Richmond 94,?No. 14 California 90

Terry Allen had 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead Richmond over California in a Las Vegas Invitational consolation game.

ShawnDre’ Jones added 22 points, and Marshall Wood had 24 for the Spiders (4-2).

After squandering a second-half 15-point lead, and falling behind 81-77 with a little less than four minutes left, the Spiders closed on 17-8 run to pull off the upset.

Jaylen Brown had 27 points for the Bears (4-2).

Northeastern 78,?No. 15 Miami 77

Quincy Ford made a jumper at the buzzer, sending Northeastern to a win over Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

It was Northeastern’s first win against a Top 25 team since an 86-84 victory over Louisville in 1986. The Huskies (5-1) blew a four-point lead in the final 34 seconds before Ford connected for the winning basket and the last two of his 24 points.

Davon Reed scored 19 points for Miami (5-1).

Gonzaga 73,?No. 18 Connecticut 70

Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points, Eric McClellan added 15 and Gonzaga held off Connecticut in the Battle 4 Atlantis third-place game on Paradise Island, Bahamas.

UConn’s Rodney Purvis had a chance to tie it, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Domantas Sabonis added 12 points for Gonzaga (4-1). Shonn Miller led UConn with 19 points.

Alabama 64,?No. 20 Wichita State 60

Shannon Hale scored 20 points and Riley Norris added 12 to help Alabama beat Wichita State in the AdvoCare Invitational consolation round in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Alabama (3-2) beat a Top 25 team on a neutral court for the first time since Nov. 29, 2009, a 68-66 victory over then No. 15 Michigan.

Wichita State (2-3) lost its second straight invitational game without guard Fred VanVleet, who has ankle and hamstring injuries.

No. 23 Xavier 87, ?UCS 77

Trevon Bluiett scored 16 points and Xavier beat Southern California to reach the AdvoCare Invitational title game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Bluiett had 11 points as Xavier (6-0) took control early en route to a 54-27 halftime lead. Nikola Jovanovic and Julian Jacobs had 15 points each for USC (5-1).

Syracuse 74,?No. 25 Texas A&M 67

Michael Gbinije had 20 points, Malachi Richardson added 16 and Syracuse held off Texas A&M in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game on Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Gbinije was selected the tournament’s most valuable player. Trevor Cooney added 15 points for the Orange (6-0). Jalen Jones led Texas A&M (6-1) with 23 points.

BIG TEN: ?No. 3 Michigan State 77, ?Boise State 67

Denzel Valentine scored a career-high 32 points, hitting five consecutive 3-pointers to break open a tight game in the second half, and Michigan State beat Boise State in a semifinal of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy in Fullerton, Calif.

Valentine’s perimeter shooting bailed out the Spartans (6-0) against the scrappy Broncos (3-3), giving coach Tom Izzo his 501st career win.

Nick Duncan led Boise State with 19 points and Mikey Thompson added 17 points and a career-high eight assists.

Notre Dame 68,?Iowa 62

V.J. Beachem scored 16 points, Demetrius Jackson had 12 and Notre Dame beat Iowa in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational in Lake Buena, Vista.

Bonzie Colson had two lay­ups and Jackson added a third as Notre Dame (4-1) used a 9-2 stretch for a 63-55 lead late.

Jarrod Uthoff had 20 points for Iowa (3-2).

No. 24 Cincinnati 65,?Nebraska 61

Troy Caupain scored 17 points and Cincinnati beat Nebraska in the Barclays Center Classic semifinals in New York.

Shaq Thomas added 14 points, and Octavius Ellis had 12 as Cincinnati (6-0).

Tai Webster scored 21 points for Nebraska (4-2), and Shavon Shields had 14 points.

MID-AMERICAN: ?Western Michigan 68,?Liberty 58

Tucker Haymond scored 13 points and Western Michigan topped Liberty in the Challenge in Music City tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

Anthony Avery Jr. had 14 points with six rebounds for the Broncos (3-3) and Kellen McCormick added 12 points and six boards.

Ryan Kemrite led Liberty (3-3) with 15 points.