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Remy Martin leads Arizona St. to OT win over Washington St.

Remy Martin leads Arizona St. to OT win over Washington St.

Remy Martin scored a game-high 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime, as Arizona State defeated Washington State 77-74 Saturday in a Pacific-12 Conference game in Tempe, Ariz.Kimani Lawrence scored 14 points, Jalen Graham added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Jaelen House scored all 10 of his points in the second half for the Sun Devils (10-11 overall, 7-8 Pac-12), who won their third consecutive game.Aljaz Kunc and Noah Williams each scored 15 points for the Cougars (14-12, 7-12), who suffered their second straight loss. Williams fouled out with 43 seconds remaining in regulation.Martin, who had a season-high 31 points in an 80-72 victory Thursday against Washington, entered the weekend leading the Pac-12 with 21.2 points per game.Seeking to become the first Sun Devils player to finish the season atop the conference since James Harden in 2008-09, Martin made two 3-pointers and added two assists on Arizona State's 10 points in overtime.Arizona State used a 14-0 run over a span of 6 1/2 minutes midway through the second half to overcome a five-point deficit.Martin sparked the run with two free throws and a jumper, Alonzo Verge Jr. made a layup to give the Sun Devils a 48-47 lead, House had a layup and a 3-pointer and Holland Woods made three free throws to cap the run with 7:24 left.
Colorado topples UCLA for third straight win

Colorado topples UCLA for third straight win

McKinley Wright IV had 26 points and six assists, Evan Battey had 12 points, and the Colorado Buffaloes beat the UCLA Bruins 70-61 in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday night.Jeriah Horne scored 10 points for the Buffaloes, who used a 15-1 run in the final seven minutes to take control. Colorado (19-7, 13-6 Pac-12) has won three straight.Johnny Juzang had 25 points and Jaylen Clark scored 10 for UCLA, which had several costly turnovers down the stretch. The Bruins (17-6, 13-4) lead the conference by a game over Oregon after their three-game winning streak was snapped.The Buffaloes started quick in the second half to take a 40-37 lead, but UCLA came back with six straight points to flip the score. The game continued to seesaw, with Colorado going back in front on a 3-pointer by Maddox Daniels, and then Juzang answering with one from deep.The teams continued to trade baskets, with Tyger Campbell's 3-pointer giving the Bruins a 57-55 lead with 7:15 left.Eli Parquet and D'Shawn Schwartz made layups off of UCLA turnovers and Horne drained one from deep off another turnover to put the Buffaloes in front 62-57 with 5:04 left.
No. 1 Gonzaga streaks to win over Loyola Marymount

No. 1 Gonzaga streaks to win over Loyola Marymount

Corey Kispert made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points and top-ranked Gonzaga set a program record with its 51st consecutive home win with Saturday night's 86-69 triumph over Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference play at Spokane, Wash.Drew Timme added 16 points and seven rebounds as the Bulldogs (24-0, 15-0 WCC) stretched their national-best winning streak to 29 games. The Bulldogs are the nation's lone unbeaten squad after No. 2 Baylor lost to Kansas earlier Saturday night.Joel Ayayi scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, Jalen Suggs added 12 points and seven assists, and Anton Watson had 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting for Gonzaga.The Bulldogs have defeated the Lions 24 straight times and 31 in a row at home. Loyola Marymount's most recent win in Spokane was a 91-79 decision on Feb. 7, 1991.Eli Scott recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions (12-8, 7-5). Mattias Markusson had 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting and collected 10 rebounds for Loyola Marymount, which lost for just the second time in the past seven games.The Bulldogs shot 58.3 percent from the field, including 9 of 17 from 3-point range while posting their 21st straight double-digit victory. The Zags had a 19-0 edge in fast-break points.The Lions shot 49.1 percent from the field and were 6 of 15 from behind the arc. Loyola Marymount held a 32-21 rebounding edge but committed 19 turnovers to Gonzaga's 11.The Bulldogs led 40-30 at halftime despite never leading during the first 12 minutes of the game.
Alfonso Plummer, Utah hold off No. 19 USC

Alfonso Plummer, Utah hold off No. 19 USC

Alfonso Plummer scored 19 points, Timmy Allen added 15 and Utah dominated the second half to snap a four-game losing streak by pulling off a 71-61 upset of No. 19 USC on Saturday in Salt Lake City.The Utes outscored the Trojans 44-32 in the second half, and neutralized USC star center Evan Mobley for most of the game as they improved to 10-11 overall and 7-10 in the Pac-12.Mobley only made 2 of 7 field goals to finish with 11 points, coming after an off night in Thursday's blowout loss to Colorado.USC's Drew Peterson had a terrific second half, scoring 13 of his 19 points to keep USC in the game, but the Trojans were too erratic on offense and shaky on defense in losing for the third time in four games.The Trojans, who entered the night a half-game behind UCLA for the Pac-12 lead, dropped to 19-6 and 13-5. They shot only 37.3 percent from the field and hit just 2 of 13 shots from beyond the arc.Utah trailed by a bucket at halftime, but that quickly changed in the second half. The Utes scored the first eight points out of the break to go up 35-29 and force USC into taking an early timeout.
Louisville deals blow to Duke's tourney hopes

Louisville deals blow to Duke's tourney hopes

Carlik Jones scored 25 points and Louisville held off Duke for an 80-73 overtime victory Saturday night, ending a four-game winning streak for the host Blue Devils at Durham, N.C.Jae'Lyn Withers had 16 points and Samuell Williamson tacked on 14 points and 12 rebounds for Louisville (13-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).Matthew Hurt poured in a career-high 37 points for Duke (11-9, 9-7). The sophomore forward shot 15 of 21 from the field. Teammate Wendell Moore Jr. added 13 points, while Mark Williams and DJ Steward each had eight points.The Cardinals scored on the first possession of overtime as Quinn Slazinski made a 3-pointer on his only shot from the field in the game. Louisville did not give up the lead the rest of the way.In regulation, Louisville took a 58-57 lead on Williamson's layup with 5:18 to play and never relinquished that advantage until Moore's two free throws at the 36-second mark put Duke on top at 65-64 after Louisville guard David Johnson fouled out.Jones made the first of two free throws with 13 seconds to play. The Cardinals rebounded the misfire, but Jones did not connect on a potential game-winning jumper.Duke's NCAA Tournament hopes are in jeopardy and the Blue Devils will head into the final week of the regular season with games at Georgia Tech and North Carolina.Louisville's 12-point lead early in the second half evaporated in a 6 1/2-minute span as Duke pulled even at 44-44 with more than 12 minutes remaining. The Blue Devils ended up going ahead by three points before the Cardinals responded.
Nebraska holds off Minnesota to end losing skid

Nebraska holds off Minnesota to end losing skid

Dalano Banton had 14 points and seven rebounds and Nebraska snapped a five-game losing streak by holding off reeling Minnesota 78-74 at Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday.Derrick Walker contributed 12 points and nine rebounds, while Trey McGowens tossed in 11 points with five assists. Kobe Webster and Thorir Thorbjarnarson each had 10 points for Nebraska (6-17, 2-14 Big Ten).Marcus Carr had a career-high 41 points for Minnesota (13-12, 6-12) but the Golden Gophers dropped their fifth straight contest and fell to 0-9 on the road. Carr had 21 points in Minnesota's 79-61 victory over Nebraska on Feb. 8.Jamal Mashburn Jr. added 12 points for Minnesota.An 11-2 spurt early in the second half gave the Cornhuskers a 44-35 lead. Walker scored three inside baskets during that stretch and Webster had five points, including a 3-pointer.With Nebraska leading 53-44, the Cornhuskers' Lat Mayen was called for a flagrant foul. It turned into a five-point possession for Minnesota, capped by a Brandon Johnson dunk.Undeterred, the Cornhuskers went on another 11-2 run to gain a 64-51 lead. Banton had seven points during that stretch, including a 3-pointer. Shamiel Stevenson capped that outburst with how own make from beyond the arc.Nebraska's lead stayed in double digits until Minnesota's Both Gach scored on a putback with just under four minutes to go. Carr hit a bank shot with 3:11 left to get the Golden Gophers within 69-63.
Jarod Lucas (26) paces Oregon State past Stanford

Jarod Lucas (26) paces Oregon State past Stanford

Jarod Lucas continued his brilliant play against Stanford with six points in a late 9-0 burst that allowed visiting Oregon State to pull away from the Cardinal with a 73-62 Pacific-12 Conference victory on Saturday afternoon.The sophomore, whose high totals both last season and earlier this year had come against Stanford, finished with a career-high 26 points, helping Oregon State (13-11, 9-9 Pac-12) reach .500 in conference play with just two games remaining.Ethan Thompson chipped in with 13 points, while Warith Alatishe added 10 points to complement a team-high eight rebounds for the Beavers, who completed a San Francisco Bay Area sweep after winning 59-57 at California on Thursday.Freshman Ziaire Williams had 14 points to pace Stanford (14-11, 10-9), which played a second straight game without leading scorer Oscar da Silva, who suffered a foot injury in practice earlier in the week.After rallying from a 10-point, first-half deficit, Oregon State led just 56-54 with 5:33 to play before Thompson buried a 3-pointer.Lucas then followed with three free throws and a 3-pointer, completing a nine-point flurry that put the Beavers in command for good.Lucas' previous career-high had been 22 points in an earlier home loss to Stanford this season. He had a season-high 21 against the Cardinal last year.The Beavers dominated the game's final 26 minutes after falling behind 29-19 in the first 14.
No. 21 Loyola-Chicago tops Southern Illinois in OT

No. 21 Loyola-Chicago tops Southern Illinois in OT

Cameron Krutwig's tip-in with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday enabled No. 21 Loyola-Chicago to hold off visiting Southern Illinois 65-58, allowing the Ramblers to claim no worse than a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title.Krutwig, who led four Loyola players in double figures with 20 points, got to Braden Norris' missed shot for a 63-58 lead. Marquise Kennedy sank two free throws with 2.5 seconds remaining to ice the victory.The Ramblers (21-4, 16-2) can win the conference outright and earn the top seed for next week's conference tournament if Drake loses later Saturday night at Bradley. If Drake wins, it will also be 16-2 in the conference and earn the top seed based on tiebreakers.The Salukis (11-13, 5-13) wasted a career-high 30 points from Lance Jones, who led them back from a 16-point first half deficit by scoring 21 after halftime. His layup with 3:26 on the clock in overtime gave the Salukis a 58-57 lead, but Southern Illinois did not score again.Jones canned two free throws with 21.2 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 56-all. Loyola had a chance to win it, but Williamson's 3-pointer banged off the back rim as time expired.In the teams' second meeting in less than 24 hours, the start had a much different flavor than Friday night, when SIU opened a 14-5 lead about five minutes into the game.
Mike Miles powers TCU over Iowa State

Mike Miles powers TCU over Iowa State

Mike Miles scored 19 points, including a layup with 23 seconds remaining, to help preserve visiting TCU's 76-72 win over Iowa State in a Big 12 game on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.TCU (12-10, 5-8 Big 12) handed Iowa State its 14th consecutive loss while snapping a three-game skid of its own, bookended with defeats of the Cyclones.Though the Horned Frogs led for 36:37, they made little separation over the course of a back-and-forth contest.Over a 1:25 stretch midway through the second half, Jalen Coleman-Lands made consecutive 3-pointers and Tre Jackson knocked down a third on a fast break to turn a six-point deficit into a three-point lead at 56-53 with10:17 left.TCU immediately responded with a 10-2 run to recapture a lead it never relinquished.Iowa State cut the Horned Frogs' advantage to one point with less than two minutes remaining when Tyler Harris found Javan Johson cutting on the baseline. Johnson was fouled on his reverse layup but missed the would-be, game-tying free throw, leaving the score 67-66.TCU, meanwhile, made nine consecutive foul shots in the game's final three minutes, including a trio by Miles when he was fouled on a 3-point attempt on the possession after Johnson's miss for a 70-66 lead.In addition to his team-high in scoring, Miles dished a game-high five assists and matched the game-high with six rebounds. TCU teammate Jaedon LeDee also grabbed six rebounds, contributing to the Horned Frogs' 33-28 edge on the glass.
No. 6 Alabama holds off Miss. St. to claim SEC title

No. 6 Alabama holds off Miss. St. to claim SEC title

Jahvon Quinerly came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 6 Alabama overcame a slow start to defeat Mississippi State 64-59 on Saturday and clinch the SEC championship.The Crimson Tide (19-6, 14-2 SEC) bounced back from an 81-66 loss at No. 20 Arkansas on Wednesday to win its first SEC title since 2002.Jaden Shackelford added 15 points for Alabama, which had beaten MSU 81-73 on Jan. 23 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.Tolu Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 15 and Iverson Molinar 11 to lead the Bulldogs (13-12, 7-9).Stewart, the Bulldogs' leading scorer, went scoreless in the first half, but he had two field goals as MSU cut Alabama's 13-point halftime lead to seven early in the second half.Shackelford scored five points as the Tide increased the lead to 45-33.Stewart and Molinar combined for 12 points as MSU crept within 56-53 with four minutes remaining.The Bulldogs went scoreless for more than three minutes and James Rojas made a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left, just the Tide's second make in 16 attempts beyond the arc in the second half, to double the margin.Stewart answered with two free throws with 38 seconds left, but Keon Ellis made two for the Tide with 30 seconds left and Alabama secured the win at the line.
Xavier steps up to topple No. 13 Creighton

Xavier steps up to topple No. 13 Creighton

Paul Scruggs had 23 points to lead four Xavier players in double figures as the Musketeers upset No. 13 Creighton 77-69 at Cincinnati on Saturday to end the Bluejays' four-game winning streak.The Musketeers (13-5, 6-5 Big East) have NCAA Tournament aspirations despite having endured three COVID-19 pauses and 10 games postponed this season.Zach Freemantle had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Xavier to record his fifth straight double-double, and Dwon Odom and Adam Kunkel each had 12 points.Damien Jefferson led Creighton (17-6, 13-5) with 19 points. Marcus Zegarowski had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Mitch Ballock and Denzel Mahoney had 11 points each.Xavier was able to expand a two-point halftime lead to 67-54 on a Scruggs layup with 5:50 remaining but the Bluejays responded with a 9-0 run when a Ballock layup pulled them to within 67-63 with 3:46 on the clock.Odom made it 69-63 with a jumper from the left corner but Ballock canned a 3 for Creighton to make it 69-66 with 2:21 remaining.Kunkel then scored for Xavier, Creighton missed two shots and Odom upped the lead to 73-66 on a layup with 1:09 left. Freemantle iced the victory with a breakaway dunk with 45.3 seconds remaining to make 75-67.Xavier suffered a blow before the game started when it was announced that senior guard Nate Johnson would miss the remainder of the season with a lower left leg injury.
North Carolina's Roy Williams fastest to 900 Division I wins

North Carolina's Roy Williams fastest to 900 Division I wins

North Carolina's Roy Williams became the fourth coach to win 900 Division I games when the Tar Heels notched a 78-70 win over No. 11 Florida State on Saturday.Williams joins Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bob Knight as members of the 900-win club.The achievement was recognized during an on-court ceremony immediately after the contest. Williams was presented with a North Carolina jersey with the No. 900 on it.The 70-year-old Williams (1,161 games) is the fastest to reach the milestone.According to North Carolina, Krzyzewski needed 1,183 games to reach 900. Boeheim hit the mark in his 1,251st game and Knight reached the milestone in his 1,269th contest."I was focused on one thing -- trying to get this team to 15 (wins)," Williams said afterward. "It's neat and I appreciate all the players who have been involved, and my assistant coaches. For 33 years, I've felt like I've had the best coaching staff in the whole world ..."If I had dropped dead walking out before the game today, I would still had 899. That's not that far from 900."
No. 6 Alabama holds off Miss. St. to claim SEC title

No. 6 Alabama holds off Miss. St. to claim SEC title

Jahvon Quinerly came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 6 Alabama overcame a slow start to defeat Mississippi State 64-59 on Saturday and clinch the SEC championship.The Crimson Tide (19-6, 14-2 SEC) bounced back from an 81-66 loss at No. 20 Arkansas on Wednesday to win its first SEC title since 2002.Jaden Shackelford added 15 points for Alabama, which had beaten MSU 81-73 on Jan. 23 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.Tolu Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 15 and Iverson Molinar 11 to lead the Bulldogs (13-12, 7-9).Stewart, the Bulldogs' leading scorer, went scoreless in the first half, but he had two field goals as MSU cut Alabama's 13-point halftime lead to seven early in the second half.Shackelford scored five points as the Tide increased the lead to 45-33.Stewart and Molinar combined for 12 points as MSU crept within 56-53 with four minutes remaining.The Bulldogs went scoreless for more than three minutes and James Rojas made a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left, just the Tide's second make in 16 attempts beyond the arc in the second half, to double the margin.Stewart answered with two free throws with 38 seconds left, but Keon Ellis made two for the Tide with 30 seconds left and Alabama secured the win at the line.
Roy Williams wins No. 900 as UNC beats No. 11 Florida State

Roy Williams wins No. 900 as UNC beats No. 11 Florida State

Freshman Walker Kessler cranked out a season-high 20 points and North Carolina stormed back from a miserable first-half stretch to defeat No. 11 Florida State 78-70 on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.Kerwin Walton added 13 points and RJ Davis and Caleb Love both posted 12 points as North Carolina's top four scorers were freshmen. Kessler, who shot 9-for-10 from the field, had a team-best eight rebounds.The Tar Heels (15-8, 9-5 ACC) overcame a 16-point hole despite 21 turnovers. They shot 10-for-10 on free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes as coach Roy Williams picked up his 900th career victory.Williams became just the fourth coach in Division I men's history with 900 wins along with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bob Knight. He also became the fasted in D-I history to reach that milestone in 1,161 career games.Florida State (14-4, 10-3), which had a four-game winning streak halted, was trying to put a firmer grip on first place in the ACC.RaiQuan Gray's 17 points, Scottie Barnes' 12 points and Anthony Polite's 10 points paced the Seminoles.Davis hit a 3-pointer to send the Tar Heels to a 55-50 advantage. Kessler made the next two North Carolina baskets, the latter with the center out front on a fast break as the margin ballooned to 59-52 with less than nine minutes to play.The Seminoles had a chance to cut the deficit to one, but Barnes botched a breakaway opportunity as Love was credited with a blocked shot just before the four-minute mark. The Tar Heels converted with Armando Bacot's dunk at the other end. Florida State never got closer than four points the rest of the way.
Florida knocks off Kentucky, 71-67

Florida knocks off Kentucky, 71-67

Tyree Appleby made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:29 remaining as visiting Florida posted a 71-67 victory over Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington, Ky.The Wildcats (8-14, 7-8 SEC) held a 63-62 lead after Jacob Toppin converted a Tre Mann turnover into a dunk with 3:46 remaining. Following a timeout, Colin Castleton passed out a double team to Appleby, who knocked down an uncontested 3-pointer for a 65-63 lead with 3:29 left.Kentucky still had a chance for the win after Isaiah Jackson's layup made it 67-65 with 1:29 remaining and Olivier Sarr blocked Appleby's layup with 65 seconds remaining. On the next possession, Davion Mintz and Sarr missed 3-pointers and Florida (13-6, 9-5) hit four three throws in the final 10 seconds to secure its third straight win and eighth in 11 games.Mann paced the Gators with 21 points and eight rebounds on 7 of 11 shooting. Castleton added 14 and Appleby contributed 11 as the Gators shot 52.1 percent and overcame 16 turnovers.Mintz matched a career-high with 21 points but Kentucky struggled in the second half, going 9 of 27 from the floor and missing 10 of 11 3-point tries. Brandon
Florida knocks off Kentucky, 71-67

Florida knocks off Kentucky, 71-67

Tyree Appleby made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:29 remaining as visiting Florida posted a 71-67 victory over Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington, Ky.The Wildcats (8-14, 7-8 SEC) held a 63-62 lead after Jacob Toppin converted a Tre Mann turnover into a dunk with 3:46 remaining. Following a timeout, Colin Castleton passed out a double team to Appleby, who knocked down an uncontested 3-pointer for a 65-63 lead with 3:29 left.Kentucky still had a chance for the win after Isaiah Jackson's layup made it 67-65 with 1:29 remaining and Olivier Sarr blocked Appleby's layup with 65 seconds remaining. On the next possession, Davion Mintz and Sarr missed 3-pointers and Florida (13-6, 9-5) hit four three throws in the final 10 seconds to secure its third straight win and eighth in 11 games.Mann paced the Gators with 21 points and eight rebounds on 7 of 11 shooting. Castleton added 14 and Appleby contributed 11 as the Gators shot 52.1 percent and overcame 16 turnovers.Mintz matched a career-high with 21 points but Kentucky struggled in the second half, going 9 of 27 from the floor and missing 10 of 11 3-point tries. Brandon
No. 22 San Diego State holds off late Boise State push

No. 22 San Diego State holds off late Boise State push

San Diego State secured its second nail-biting victory over Boise State in three days, defeating the visiting Broncos 62-58 on Saturday afternoon.Jordan Schakel hit four free throws in the final 8.7 seconds and finished with a game-high 17 points as the Aztecs swept the back-to-back set.No. 22 San Diego State (19-4, 13-3 Mountain West Conference) sits one win away from securing their eighth consecutive Mountain West Conference regular-season title if it can defeat UNLV in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.Only two days after Boise State (18-6, 14-5) erased a 17-point second-half deficit only to lose 78-66 in overtime, the Broncos trailed by nine late in the second half. Boise State pulled to within a point with 4:23 left after a 7-0 run and traded buckets down the stretch.Devonaire Doutrive's layup with 16.2 seconds left pulled the Broncos within one again at 56-55.The game became a free throw contest down the stretch between Schakel and Doutrive, who scored 13 points.Schakel went 4-for-4 and Doutrive made 3-of-4 missing the front end of a pair with 3.7 seconds to go. Matt Mitchell was then fouled on the ensuing possession and made two free throws to put the game out of reach.
No. 16 Virginia Tech notch blowout win vs. Wake Forest

No. 16 Virginia Tech notch blowout win vs. Wake Forest

Keve Aluma scored 23 points, leading the 16th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies to an 84-46 blowout win over the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC game at Blacksburg, Va.It was the largest margin of victory ever for the Hokies against an ACC opponent.The Hokies (15-5, 9-4 ACC), who never trailed, improved to 10-2 at home, winning their sixth straight game in its series against the Demon Deacons.Wake Forest (6-13, 3-13) lost its fifth straight game overall, dropping to 1-8 on the road this season. Jonah Antonio led the Deacons with 12 points.Virginia Tech was without Jalen Cone, who missed his second straight game due to an injury. Cone leads the Hokies with 37 made three-pointers.But, even without Cone, the Hokies shot 53.4 percent from the floor, including 13-of-25 on three-pointers (52 percent).Beside Aluma, the Hokies got 15 points from Tyrece Radford. Nahiem Alleyne added 13 points and a game-high five assists.The Hokies honored Wabissa Bede and Cordell Pemsl on Senior Night. Bede scored five points. Pemsl, an Iowa graduate transfer and only other senior on the team, scored four points.With the win, the Hokies improved to 5-0 following a loss.
No. 10 West Virginia rolls past Kansas State

No. 10 West Virginia rolls past Kansas State

Sean McNeil scored 16 points as No. 10 West Virginia pulled away from Kansas State 65-43 on Saturday in Big 12 play at Morgantown, W. Va. The Mountaineers outscored Kansas State 39-21 in the second half.West Virginia coach Bob Huggins won his 898th career game of his career and is fifth all-time in Division I victories. He is two behind North Carolina's Roy Williams after the Tar Heels defeated Florida State on Saturday.McNeil had four of West Virginia's six three-pointers.It was the first of four straight home games to close the regular season for West Virginia (17-6, 10-4 Big 12). Derek Culver was the only other Mountaineer in double figures with 11 points. Gabe Osabuohien had an interesting stat line. He didn't attempt a shot from the field or the line, but he had seven rebounds and three assists.Kansas State (7-19, 3-14) was led by Davion Bradford with 11 points. They had to play without leading scorer Nijel Pack (eye). Mike McGuirl was held to 10 points, partly because of foul trouble.West Virginia used a 7-0 spurt at the start of the second half to open a comfortable cushion. The Mountaineers forced four Kansas State fouls and five K-State missed shots in just over two minutes of action.
Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham scores 40 in OT win over No. 7 Oklahoma

Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham scores 40 in OT win over No. 7 Oklahoma

Cade Cunningham scored a season-high 40 points to lift Oklahoma State to a 94-90 overtime win over No. 7 Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman, Okla.Cunningham, the potential top pick in this year's NBA draft, had 10 points in overtime, including a steal with just more than a minute remaining and the Cowboys up by one, that led to a pair of free throws. Eight of Cunningham's overtime points came on free throws.Cunningham added 11 rebounds as Oklahoma State (16-6, 9-6 Big 12) dominated the boards, outrebounding the Sooners 45-28.The win was the Cowboys' fourth consecutive and seventh in nine games.The game was the first of two in three days between the teams. They'll play at Oklahoma State on Monday in a game that was originally scheduled for Jan. 16 before COVID-19 protocols forced the Cowboys to pause team activities.Cunningham looked like he had ended it with a strong sequence in the final minute of regulation, first answering Elijah Harkless' 3-pointer with a driving layup of his own to give the Cowboys back the lead.Then, Cunningham came from behind to block Austin Reaves' shot with less than 24 seconds to go.But Bryce Williams missed the second of two free throws, giving the Sooners (14-7, 9-6) a chance to tie it or win in regulation.This time, Reaves gave it up, dishing to Brady Manek underneath for a layup that tied it at 75.Cunningham had one more chance in regulation but Harkless batted it away near midcourt, running the clock out.