Guy’s free throws help No. 4 Virginia hold off Notre Dame
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De’Andre Hunter had 20 with 10 rebounds and No. 4 Virginia withstood a late push by Notre Dame to win 60-54 on Saturday.
Hunter scored six points during a 9-0 run for the Cavaliers (22-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) after the Fighting Irish closed to within 45-44 with 8:12 left.
T.J. Gibbs scored 17 and D.J. Harvey had 10 for Notre Dame (13-12, 3-9).
Notre Dame got within 54-52 in the final minute after Virginia went scoreless for more than four minutes. But Guy made four free throws to seal it.
NO. 6 MICHIGAN 65, NO. 24 MARYLAND 52
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Charles Matthews scored 14 points and Iggy Brazdeikis added 13 to lift Michigan over Maryland.
The Wolverines (23-3, 12-3 Big Ten) rebounded from their loss at Penn State earlier in the week. Michigan raced out to a 14-2 advantage and led by as much as 15 in the first half.
Bruno Fernando scored all 12 of his points in the second half for the Terrapins (19-7, 10-5).
NO. 8 NORTH CAROLINA 95, WAKE FOREST 57
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Johnson scored 27 points, and North Carolina scored the game’s first 18 points en route to its biggest-ever margin of victory in an Atlantic Coast Conference road game.
Freshman Coby White added 10 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Tar Heels (20-5, 10-2), who dominated from the tip following their first loss in a month.
Freshman Jaylen Hoard scored 17 points in an ugly afternoon for the Demon Deacons (9-15, 2-10), who suffered their most lopsided loss in three decades at Joel Coliseum.
NO. 12 PURDUE 76, PENN STATE 64
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Matt Haarms added a career-high 18 for Purdue.
The Boilermakers (18-7, 11-3 Big Ten) reclaimed a share of the conference lead with their ninth win in 10 games.
Lamar Stevens finished with 18 points and Rasir Bolton had 17 for Penn State (9-16, 2-12). The Nittany Lions have lost have 10 of 12.
NO. 14 KANSAS 78, WEST VIRGINIA 53
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson and K.J. Lawson each scored 15 points, and Kansas beat depleted West Virginia.
Dedric Lawson, K.J.’s brother, had 14 points for the Jayhawks (20-6, 9-4 Big 12), who won their third straight as they continue to start four freshmen.
Lamont West and Chase Harler scored 11 points apiece for West Virginia (10-15, 2-10), which struggled without former starters Esa Ahmed and Wesley Harris, who were dismissed from the team earlier in the week for violating athletic department policies.
NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 86, BAYLOR 61
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Davide Moretti added 17 as Texas Tech cruised past short-handed and turnover-prone Baylor.
Jared Butler scored 16 points and Mario Kegler added 15 for the Bears (16-9, 7-5 Big 12), who were without key backcourt players Makai Mason (foot) and King McClure (knee) for the third consecutive game.
Texas Tech (21-6, 9-4 Big 12) stayed in second place in the conference by using an uncharacteristic hot hand from 3-point range to surge into a first-half lead that was never threatened.
NO. 16 LOUISVILLE 56, CLEMSON 55
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Christen Cunningham scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to rally Louisville, which hung on in the final seconds.
The Cardinals (18-8, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 56-49 with 17 seconds left after a free throw by Steven Enoch but then nearly lost a third straight in disastrous fashion. Marcquise Reed hit two 3-pionters that cut the deficit to one, but Louisville survived.
Elijah Thomas led the Tigers (15-10, 5-7) with 15 points. Reed had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
NO. 17 FLORIDA STATE 69, GEORGIA TECH 47
ATLANTA (AP) — Christ Koumadje had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Florida State tied a school record with its seventh straight Atlantic Coast Conference win.
Freshman Devin Vassell came off the bench to score a team-high 11 while playing in his hometown for the Seminoles (20-5, 8-4).
Georgia Tech (11-15, 3-10) lost its seventh straight ACC game with another offensive struggle. Jose Alvarado led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points.
No. 23 IOWA STATE 78, NO. 18 KANSAS STATE 64
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Talen Horton-Tucker buried six 3s and had 20, and Iowa State pulled away late to tighten up the Big 12 title race.
Marial Shayok added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Cyclones (19-6, 8-4), who pulled within a game of the Wildcats (19-6, 9-3) with six games to go in the conference schedule.
Barry Brown had 23 points for the Wildcats, but he didn’t get a whole lot of help. The rest of the team was a combined 2 of 13 from the 3-point arc and 11 of 34 from the field.
NO. 22 VIRGINIA TECH 70, PITTSBURGH 64
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Blackshear scored a season-high 29 points, Ahmed Hill added 14 and Virginia Tech held off slumping Pittsburgh.
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Blackshear overwhelmed the undersized Panthers, making his first six field goal attempts on his way to a nearly flawless performance.
The Hokies (20-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won two straight following a two-game losing streak.
Xavier Johnson led Pitt (12-14, 2-11) with 18 points.