WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Trevion Williams scored 16 points and Purdue relied on a staunch defense Sunday to upset No. 8 Michigan State 71-42.
The Boilermakers (10-7, 4-3 Big Ten) snapped a two-game skid by picking up their second win this season over a Top 10 foe. They also beat defending national champion Virginia on Dec. 4.
Cassius Winston finished with 10 points to lead the Spartans (13-4, 5-1) but also had nine turnovers as Michigan State’s eight-game winning streak ended. The Spartans, who were 4 1/2-point road favorites, hadn’t lost since Dec. 3. They produced their lowest point total of the season and were held almost 40 points below their season scoring average of 81.3.
The game was never really close.
The Boilermakers scored the first five points then seized control with a 12-0 run that gave them a 19-4 lead.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Precious Achiuwa had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Memphis rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat South Florida and stop a two-game losing streak.
Tyler Harris finished with 17 points for the Tigers (13-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference), who held USF (8-9, 1-3) scoreless from the field over the final 6:37. Lester Quinones scored 13 for Memphis, which trailed 51-37 with 13 minutes left.
Achiuwa’s three-point play gave Memphis its first lead since midway through the first half, and the 6-foot-9 freshman from Queens, New York, put the Tigers ahead for good, 63-61, with 1:40 remaining.
David Collins led USF with 24 points.
NO. 23 WICHITA STATE 89, UCONN 86, 2OT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Wichita State blew a nine-point lead in the final minute of regulation but outlasted UConn in double overtime.
Jaime Echenique led four Wichita State players in double figures with 19 points before fouling out. Dexter Dennis and Erik Stevenson each scored 16 for the Shockers (15-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference), who have won nine straight games.
Christian Vital scored 25 points for UConn (10-6, 1-3).
Wichita State seemed to have the game in hand, leading 69-60 with just over a minute left after a pair of free throws from Stevenson.
But the Huskies’ pressing defense forced several turnovers including a shot-clock violation. Sidney Wilson’s 3-pointer from the left baseline tied the game at 69, and he blocked Dennis’ shot to force overtime.
OREGON STATE 82, NO. 24 ARIZONA 65
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Tres Tinkle scored 20 points and Oregon State pulled away to beat Arizona.
Ethan Thompson added 18 points and eight assists for the Beavers (12-4, 2-2 Pac-12).
Zeke Nnaji led Arizona (11-5, 1-2) with 18 points and nine rebounds. Arizona, which lost at No. 9 Oregon in overtime on Thursday night, is winless on the road this season.
NO. 25 COLORADO 91, UTAH 52
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey and Evan Battey recorded double-doubles and McKinley Wright IV had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as Colorado routed Utah.
Wearing 1960s throwback uniforms, the Buffaloes (13-3, 12-1 Pac-12) put an old-fashioned whooping on their rivals, racing out to a 44-22 halftime lead and never letting up in the second half.
Sophomore forward Timmy Allen, who leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 21.1 points per game, had seven of Utah’s first nine points but didn’t score again. Riley Battin led the Utes (10-5, 1-2) with eight points.
Bey finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Battey had 17 points to go with 10 boards. D’Shawn Schwartz added 14 points for Colorado.
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