COLLEGE BAsketball Sunday’s games
No. 1 Villanova 85, Marquette 82
Jalen Brunson scored 31 points despite leaving briefly with a left ankle injury, Donte DiVincenzo added 23 and top-ranked Villanova beat Marquette. Last year, Marquette upset then-No. 1 Villanova in Milwaukee. DiVincenzo’s putback off a missed 3 with 15 seconds to go gave Villanova (20-1, 7-1 Big East) a five-point lead. Andrew Rowsey led Marquette (13-8, 4-5) with 27 points, including a deep 3 from the wing that pulled the Golden Eagles to 83-80 with 1:30 left.
No. 3 Purdue 74, Indiana 67
Isaac Haas matched his career high with 26 points, Vincent Edwards added 19 and Purdue held off Indiana for its school-record 17th consecutive victory. The Boilermakers (21-2, 10-0 Big Ten) extended the nation’s longest active winning streak with their 12th straight conference victory, also a school record. Purdue hasn’t lost since Nov. 23. Juwan Morgan had 24 points and seven rebounds, and Robert Johnson finished with 21 points and six assists to lead Indiana (12-10, 5-5).
No. 6 Michigan State 74, Maryland 68
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Joshua Langford scored 19 points and Michigan State beat Maryland for coach coach Tom Izzo’s straight 20-win season. Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan State (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) outscoreed the Terrapins 20-4 in the opening 51/2 minutes and held on for its fourth straight victory. Izzo has 18 20-win seasons at Michigan State, missing the plateau only once since 2003-04. Kevin Huerter led Maryland (15-8, 4-6) with 17 points.
No. 17 Wichita State 90, Tulsa 71
Austin Reaves hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and scored all of his career-high 23 points before halftime to lead Wichita State. Reaves made his first seven 3-point attempts. He finished 7 of 11 from outside the arc. Shaquille Morris scored 20 points for Wichita State (17-4, 7-2 American Athletic Conference). Corey Henderson, a transfer from Wichita State, scored 28 points for Tulsa (11-10, 4-5).
No. 18 Clemson 72, Georgia Tech 70
Gabe DeVoe scored a career-high 25 points, Marcquise Reed hit a decisive layup in the closing seconds and Clemson held off Georgia Tech. The Tigers (17-4, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a three-game road losing streak. They took their first lead on Elijah Thomas’ three-point play early in the second half and didn’t trail again even though Georgia Tech tied it at 70-all on two free throws by Josh Okogie with 41.2 seconds remaining. Okogie finished with 26 points for Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-5).
Temple 85, UConn 57
Shizz Alston Jr. scored 18 points, Quinton Rose had 17 and Temple rolled to a win over UConn. Christian Vital finished with 15 points for the Huskies, who were playing for the first time since it was revealed their program is the target of an NCAA investigation. University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst said in a statement Friday the school will cooperate with the probe but did not specify the allegations. Temple (11-10, 3-6 American Athletic Conference) went on a 24-4 run to take control of the game. UConn (11-10, 4-4) committed 16 turnovers and shot 5 for 17 from 3-point range to lose for the third time in four games.
Richmond 66, Davidson 63
Grant Golden scored 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting, Nick Sherod had 10 points, 14 boards and four assists, and Richmond beat Davidson. Richmond won its fourth straight in the series behind Golden’s seventh 20-plus game and Sherod’s first career double-double. Golden, a freshman, had a season-high 26 points in Richmond’s third game of the season. Jacob Gilyard added 14 points with three 3-pointers for Richmond (8-13, 6-3 Atlantic 10). Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 21 points, six rebounds and four assists for Davidson (10-9, 5-3). LaBrae High School graduate Peyton Aldridge added 18 points and Grady scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half.
Wagner 77, Robert Morris 64
Blake Francis scored 21 points with five 3-pointers, JoJo Cooper scored 17 with nine assists and Wagner beat Robert Morris to take sole possession of first place in the Northeast Conference. Shack Scott added 10 points and Romone Saunders grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for Wagner (15-6, 8-2). Leondre Washington led Robert Morris (13-10, 7-3) with a career-high 20 points shooting 5 of 7 from 3-point range and Matty McConnell added 19 points.