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Jones, Jantunen power Utah past Washington State 76-64

By JOHN COON | January 25, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For a second straight game, Rylan Jones made plays all over the court for Utah in critical moments. Washington State could do nothing to stop it from happening on Saturday.Jones scored 24 points, one shy of his career-high, to...

Dennis lifts Wichita St. past UCF 87-79

January 25, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dexter Dennis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead five Wichita State players in double figures and the Shockers defeated Central Florida 87-79 on Saturday night.Grant Sherfield and Jaime Echenique added 14 points apiece...

Kirkwood scores 17 to lead Harvard over Dartmouth 70-66

January 25, 2020

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Noah Kirkwood had 17 points and seven rebounds as Harvard extended its win streak to eight games, edging past Dartmouth 70-66 on Saturday night.Chris Lewis had 13 points and nine rebounds for Harvard (13-4, 2-0 Ivy League). Chris...

Chavez scores 24 to lead Pepperdine past Portland 80-69

January 25, 2020

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Skylar Chavez had a season-high 24 points as Pepperdine beat Portland 80-69 on Saturday.Kameron Edwards had 16 points and eight rebounds for Pepperdine (11-10, 4-3 West Coast Conference). Colbey Ross added 12 points, seven rebounds...

Wilkes scores 19 points, No. 5 Florida St. beats Notre Dame

By BOB FERRANTE | January 25, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wyatt Wilkes scored 19 points and No. 5 Florida State held off Notre Dame 85-84 Saturday night for its 10th straight victory.Wilkes drilled 5 of 6 from 3-point range and the Seminoles (17-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) made...

Lamb scores 20 as Vermont routs UMass Lowell 92-62

January 25, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 20 points as Vermont rolled past UMass Lowell 92-62 on Saturday night.Ryan Davis had 16 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (15-6, 5-1 America East Conference), which won its fifth straight. Stef Smith added...

No. 15 Kentucky pulls out 76-74 OT win at No. 18 Texas Tech

January 25, 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — While there were a lot of happy players in the Kentucky locker room, only Nick Richards got a kiss on the forehead from coach John Calipari.“I said there are about three of you in this room that need this, but I will do it for...

Williams scores 22, Prairie View tops Arkansas-Pine Bluff

January 25, 2020

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Darius Williams had 22 points as Prairie View A&M defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-54 on Saturday.Devonte Patterson had 17 points and eight rebounds for Prairie View (9-10, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned...

Czumbel leads UTSA over Rice 90-88 on late shot

January 25, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — Erik Czumbel made a layup with two seconds left to lead UTSA to a 90-88 win over Rice on Saturday night. The Owls were unable to get off a shot on their subsequent possession.Jhivvan Jackson scored 25 points to lead the Roadrunners. Keaton...

Harvey scores 22, leads Nicholls St. past New Orleans, 77-72

January 25, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Elvis Harvey Jr. had 22 points as Nicholls State held off New Orleans to earn a 77-72 win, it's fourth straight on the road, Saturday night.Warith Alatishe had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Colonels (14-7, 8-2 Southland Conference)....

Gibson, Pile lead Omaha past Purdue Fort Wayne 75-71

January 25, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JT Gibson hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Matt Pile added a double-double and Omaha slipped past Purdue Fort Wayne 75-71 on Saturday.Gibson sank 8 of 16 shots from the floor, including 5 of 11 from beyond the arc, for the...

Funk scores 22 to lead Bucknell over Loyola (Md.) 98-83

January 25, 2020

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Andrew Funk had a career-high 22 points as Bucknell beat Loyola (Md.) 98-83 on Saturday night.Funk shot 8 for 10 from the floor. He added six rebounds.Jimmy Sotos had 14 points for Bucknell (9-12, 5-3 Patriot League). Walter Ellis...