Men’s College Basketball Roundup: Washington defeats No. 2 Kansas, 74-65
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matisse Thybulle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Jaylen Nowell added 15 and Washington led most of the way in upsetting second-ranked Kansas 74-65 on Wednesday night.
Noah Dickerson added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (7-2), who knocked the Jayhawks (7-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten with their first victory over them since December 1974.
Lagerald Vick had a career-high 28 points for Kansas, doing almost all his damage in the middle of the Huskies’ 2-3 zone. But he didn’t get a whole lot of help as the Jayhawks went 5 for 20 from the 3-point arc.
Loyola-Chicago 65, No. 5 Florida 59
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aundre Jackson scored 23 points, Cameron Krutwig added 14 and Loyola-Chicago handed Florida its third consecutive loss.
The Gators (5-3) shot 36.9 percent from the field, missed 17 of 19 3-point attempts and finished with seven assists.
The Ramblers (9-1) were much more efficient, shooting 52 percent from the field and making half their 12 shots from behind the arc.
No Florida player reached double digits in scoring and the Gators led for just 93 seconds.
No. 11 North Carolina 104, Western Carolina 61
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds and North Carolina hit a season-high 16 3-pointers.
The Tar Heels (9-1) ran off 20 straight points during a 33-3 first-half run. UNC shot 57 percent and made 16 of 22 3-point attempts for the game, coming one shy of matching the program record for made 3s in a game.
Freshman Jalek Felton had a team-high 15 points for the Tar Heels, who finished with six players in double figures.
Deriece Parks scored 13 points for the Catamounts (3-7).
No. 13 Xavier 96, Kent State 70
CINCINNATI — Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he’s had 20 this season — and Xavier took control with an 18-point run.
The Musketeers (8-1) never trailed against Kent State (5-4), which kept it close at the outset with solid shooting but never recovered from the Musketeers’ run that began late in the first half. Danny Pippen led the defending Mid-American Conference champions with 15 points.
Bluiett hit two 3s as Xavier opened the game with a 14-2 spurt, making its first six shots. Kerem Kanter added a season-high 20 points along with eight rebounds.
Xavier has won 36 straight non-conference home games.
Louisville 86, Siena 60
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anas Mahmoud stuffed the stat sheet –and stuffed Siena over and over and over — with 17 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocked shots in a near-triple-double as Louisville used a big second half to put away Siena.
Quentin Snider added a season-high 16 points, and Ray Spalding had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Cardinals (5-2), who led by only a point with 15:26 to play before reeling off 18 straight points.
Thanks mostly to Mahmoud and Spalding, Louisville had 15 blocks in all as it rebounded from last week’s consecutive losses to Purdue and Seton Hall that had knocked the Cardinals out of the Top 25.
Sammy Friday had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Siena (2-6), which made just six field goals after halftime.
Albany 84, Bryant 68
ALBANY — Joe Cremo scored 24 points, Greig Stire had a double-double and Albany pulled away in the second half for a win over Bryant for its best start in 24 seasons.
Stire had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Great Danes (9-1). David Nichols had 17 points, matching Cremo with three 3-pointers as Albany went 9 of 17 from distance. Devonte Campbell had 12 points.
Bryant (1-8), which has lost four straight, shot 34.5 percent in the second half and 39 percent for the game. Brandon Carroll had 15 points and Ikenna Ndugba 13.