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Wednesday’s college basketball games


Published: Thu, December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Washington 74, No. 2 Kansas 65

KANSAS CITY, MO.

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. 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, lowlighted by lousy performances from sharpshooters Devonte Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk.

Loyola-Chicago 65, No. 5 Florida 59

GAINESVILLE, FLA.

Aundre Jackson scored 23 points, Cameron Krutwig added 14 and Loyola-Chicago stunned No. 5 Florida, handing the Gators a 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. 11 North Carolina 104, Western Carolina 61

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds while No. 11 North Carolina hit a season-high 16 3-pointers to beat Western Carolina. The Tar Heels (9-1) ran off 20 straight points during a 33-3 first-half run that put this one away early. 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.

No. 13 Xavier 96, Kent State 70

CINCINNATI

Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he’s had 20 this season — and No. 13 Xavier took control with an 18-point run Wednesday night, pulling away to a victory over Kent State. 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.

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No. 3 Notre Dame 90, Michigan St. 59

SOUTH BEND, IND.

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and No. 3 Notre Dame beat Michigan State. Junior transfer Jessica Shepard had 19 points, Jackie Young added 13 points and graduate transfer Lili Thompson had 12 for Notre Dame (8-1). The Irish went 6-1 on the road, the loss coming Sunday at No. 1 Connecticut. Jenna Allen led Michigan State (5-3), and Lexi Gussert had 11.

No. 11 Tennessee 131, Troy 69

KNOXVILLE, TENN.

Jaime Nared scored 20 of her 27 points in the first half, Tennessee set a record for points in a quarter and the Lady Vols had their highest point total of their storied history. Nared opened with a 3-pointer and had seven points as the Lady Vols scored the first 12 points and raced to a 34-15 lead after one quarter. It was 61-39 at the half and then they got hot, setting a school record with 44 points in the third and holding Troy to nine for a 105-39 advantage. Kortney Dunbar added 17 points, and Rennia Davis, Meme Jackson and Cheridene Green had 16 apiece for Tennessee (9-0).

No. 12 Ohio State 103, Florida 77

GAINESVILLE, FLA.

Kelsey Mitchell became Ohio State’s career scoring leader scorer in the first quarter and fnished with 30 points to help the Buckeyes beat Florida. Mitchell, the national scoring leader with a 26.1 average, needed eight points to tie Jantel Lavender’s record of 2,818 and she broke it on a runner in the lane. Mitchell finished the game with 2,840. She made four 3-pointers to extend her Division I career record to 415. Sierra Calhoun added 21 points for Ohio State (9-2).

No. 15 Maryland 97, Mount St. Mary’s 57

COLLEGE PARK, MD.

Ieshia Small scored 21 points and Maryland rolled past Mount St. Mary’s for its sixth straight victory. Stephanie Jones, Kaila Charles and Kristen Confroy each scored 16 points, and Blair Watson added 13 points and seven assists for the Terrapins (8-2).

No. 21 Texas A&M 71, TCU 58

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS

Freshman Chennedy Carter had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Khaalia Hillsman added 22 points for Texas A&M. Danni Williams added 13 points for Texas A&M (7-2) and Anriel Howard had 16 rebounds.

No. 22 Villanova 73, Fairfield 44

FAIRFIELD, CONN.

Adrianna Hahn made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Villanova. Bridget Herlihy added four 3s and a career-high 19 points for the Wildcats (8-0).

No. 23 Green Bay 75, Dayton 64

DAYTON

Jessica Lindstrom had a career-high 29 points and 17 rebounds for Green Bay. Lindstrom was 8 of 12 from the field in the first half, with five 3-pointers, and scored 21 points tp help Green Bay (7-1) build a 40-27 lead. She finished 9 of 14, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range. Allie Leclaire added 14 points for Green Bay (7-1).

Associated Press


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