Catching up with the weekend’s Top 25 college basketball action in 25 sentences.
#1 Duke 75 Syracuse 65
With Zion Williamson out, RJ Barrett set an ACC record with his 20th game of 20+ points as a freshman.
#2 Gonzaga 102 BYU 68
The Bulldogs’ #1 ranked Adjusted Offense in the country acted like it, blowing out the Cougars.
#3 Virginia 64 #18 Louisville 52
Down 10 at HT, the Wahoos outscored the Cards 37-15 in the 2H. After overachieving early in the season, Louisville might finally be coming down to earth, losing 4 of their last 5 games.
#4 Kentucky 80 Auburn 53
PJ Washington dropped 24 pts, as the Wildcats are now in a 3-way tie for 1st place in the SEC.
#13 LSU 82 #5 Tennessee 80 OT
The Tigahs won despite playing without Tremont Waters & getting only 1 pt from Naz Reid, as freshman Javonte Smart s#6 Nevada cored a career high 29 points. After starting out 23-1, the Vols have now dropped 2 of 3.
#6 Nevada 74 Fresno St 68
Caleb Martin paced the Wolfpack with 24 pts, as they bounced back from the San Diego St loss earlier in the week.
RIVALRY WIN ✅
ON THE ROAD ✅
— Michigan State Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) February 24, 2019
#10 Michigan St 77 #7 Michigan 70
Behind 27 pts from Cassius Winston, Sparty beat a Top 10 Michigan team on the road for the 1st time since 1986. The Wolverines 3-game win streak vs MSU came to an end, as did their 22-game home winning streak.
#8 UNC 77 #16 Florida St 59
The Tar Heels finished the game on a 21-7 run and avoided a let down after their Duke win. The Noles’ 8-game ACC winning streak was brought to a halt.
#9 Houston 71 South Florida 59
The Coogs now own the longest home court winning streak in the country at 33 games.
#11 Marquette 76 Providence 58
Marquette shot 55% from the field and had a +15 advantage on the boards, as the Golden Eagles won in a laugher.
#14 Texas Tech 91 #12 Kansas 62
Led by the #1 ranked Adjusted Defense in the country, the Red Raiders powerbombed the Jayhawks. Kansas only had one player in double figures (Dedric Lawson 14 pts), as it looks like the Jayhawks run of 14 straight Big 12 titles will come to an end (they’re 2 games back of Kansas St).
#15 Purdue 75 Nebraska 72
Purdue big man Matt Haarms put up 17 pts, 9 rips, & 4 swats, as the Boilermakers escaped with a big B1G win.
Tyrique Jones punctuates this win. pic.twitter.com/cQcG7bvSI4
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 24, 2019
Xavier 66 #17 Villanova 54
The Musketeers went on a 17-0 2H run, in which the Wildcats went scoreless for 9:10, giving them their 3rd loss in a row and 8th loss on the year (they lost 8 games total the past two seasons COMBINED!).
TCU 75 #19 Iowa St 72
The Cyclones were dealt their 6th loss of the season to an unranked opponent.
#20 Virginia Tech 67 Notre Dame 59
Kerry Blackshear Jr continued to light it up for the Hokies with his 3rd straight 20-pt game, registering 22 pts & 14 rips.
#21 Iowa 76 Indiana 70
The Heart-attack Hawkeyes struck again, needing OT to pull out a W vs a Hoosier team that’s now lost 13 of their last 14 games.
#22 Wisconsin 69 Northwestern 64
The Badgers’ Ethan Happ dropped 14 pts & 10 rips, as they gutted out a road win against the Wildcats.
#23 Kansas St 85 Oklahoma St 46
The Wildcats led 42-18 at HT…and it got even worse in the 2H, as KSU maintained their Big 12 lead.
#24 Maryland 72 Ohio St 62
Bruno Fernando scored 14 pts with 10 rips and the Terps have won 4 of their last 5.
#25 Buffalo 80 Kent St 57
Make it 25 in a row at home, as Nick Perkins scored a career high 27 points for the Bulls.