Top 25 Wrap: Da Silva lifts Stanford in overtime; Alabama runs streak to nine

Gonzaga Bulldogs’ guard Jalen Suggs (1) puts up shot against Pacific Tigers’ guard Pierre Crockrell II (3) in the first half of a WCC men’s basketball game at McCarthey Athletic Center. (Photo: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports)

PACIFIC (5-3) 49
NO. 1 GONZAGA (15-0) 95
Drew Timme scored 22 on 8-of-11 shooting to lead Gonzaga. Corey Kispert added 16 points, and Jalen Suggs finIshed with 11 rebounds, eight assists and nine points.

NO. 2 BAYLOR (14-0) 81
OKLAHOMA STATE (9-4) 66
Jared Butler scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to help Baylor erase a deficit at the break. Butler went 5-of-5 from behind the 3-point arc and handed out three assists in the second stanza. The sophomore guard assisted on Davion Mitchell‘s go-ahead layup as part of a decisive 18-1 Baylor run. Mark Vital added 19 points, and Mitchell had eight.

The Bears converted 16 Oklahoma State turnovers into a 19-5 advantage off those miscues.

With 21 points, Kalib Boone paced Oklahoma State which was playing without national player-of-the-year candidate, Caleb Cunningham. Matthew Alexander Moncrieffe contributed 13 points.

PROVIDENCE (10-1) 56
NO. 3 VILLANOVA (8-7) 71
Justin Moore scored six points and handed out one assist to pace a 15-2 run as Villanova pulled away from a halftime deficit to win its second straight since returning from a COVID-19 pause. Moore finished back-to-back layups to give Villanova its first double-digit lead of the game at 48-38. Moore and Collin Gillespie scored 15 apiece and handed out five and six assists respectively to lead the Wildcats. Jermaine Samuels posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Caleb Daniels added 12 points.

The win was Villanova’s eighth straight.

Providence’s Alyn Breed scored eight of his game-high 18 points in the first half to help the Friars to a 27-24 edge at the break.

NO. 19 MISSOURI (10-2) 73 
NO. 6 TENNESSEE (10-3) 64
Xavier Pinson poured in a game-high 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, and Missouri avenged an earlier loss with its third straight win and fourth in the past five. The junior guard connected on all three of his attempts behind the 3-point arc and scored four in an 11-3 run to start the game in a contest in which the Tigers never trailed. Dru Smith added 18 points.

Yves Pons scored 20 to lead Tennessee. The Volunteers won 73-53 when the two teams met on December 30th.

NO. 8 HOUSTON (13-1) 68
TEMPLE (3-4) 51
Quentin Grimes and Marcus Sasser scored 15 points apiece to lead Houston to its sixth straight victory. The duo hit three 3-pointers apiece in the win. Grimes added nine rebounds. Teammate Justin Gorham finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 9 KANSAS (10-5) 68
OKLAHOMA (9-4) 75
De’Vion Harmon scored a game-high 22 points, and Oklahoma responded to an earlier loss with its third straight win. Harmon connected on 7-of-14 shots from the floor and all four of his attempts from the free throw line. Austin Reaves added 16 points, and Umoja Gibson chipped in 10 off the bench.

Kansas won 63-59 when the Big 12 foes met on January 9th.

NO. 15 OHIO STATE (12-4) 74
NO. 10 WISCONSIN (12-4) 62
E.J. Liddell scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, and Ohio State bounced back from a loss with its fourth win in five games. Seth Towns scored 10 points off the bench for the Buckeyes which loss to Purdue 67-65 in its most recent outing.

NO. 23 UCONN (7-3) 66
NO. 11 CREIGHTON (11-4) 74
Denzel Mahoney led four in double figures, and Creighton snapped a two-game skid. Mahoney scored 20 on 8-of-14 shooting. Marcus Zegarowski added 15 points. Damien Jefferson had 13 points and Ryan Kalkbrenner 10 off the bench.

GEORGIA TECH (7-4) 62
NO. 13 VIRGINIA (10-2) 64
Sam Hauser and Jay Huff combined for 23 second-half points to help Virginia overcome a double-digit deficit. Trailing 49-38 with 15:27 remaining in the contest, Virginia eventually used a 12-2 run capped by a Hauser jumper to take its first lead since 21-19. Kihei Clark sealed the win with his only bucket of the night. Hauser finished with 22 points. Huff had 18.

Jose Alvarado paced Georgia Tech with 20 points.

NO. 14 WEST VIRGINIA (10-4) 69
KANSAS STATE (5-11) 47
Taking the court for the first time since January 9th, West Virginia sprinted to 21-4 lead and never trailed. Miles McBride led all scorers with 18 points. Jalen Bridges added 12 points, and Taz Sherman had 10. The Mountaineers finished with 17 assists on 22 made field goals. McBride, Jordan McCabe and Gabe Osabuohien collected five dimes apiece.

NO. 16 VIRGINIA TECH (11-3) 60
SYRACUSE (9-4) 78
With Syracuse holding a 47-44 lead with 13:48 left in the second half, the game could’ve gone either way. Virginia Tech outscored the Orange 10-7 in the half and was beginning to pick up momentum. READ MORE.

MARYLAND (9-7) 63
NO. 17 MINNESOTA (11-5) 49
Eric Ayala scored eight of his team-high 21 points during 17-3 Maryland run to open the game. Ayala connected on two of his three 3-pointers and added layup as the Terrapins grabbed an early lead  that they did not surrender. Donta Scott added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins grabbed 10 boards to go along with eight points.

Minnesota’s Marcus Carr scored 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

MISSISSIPPI STATE (9-7) 73
NO. 18 ALABAMA (13-3) 81
Herbert Jones led five in double figures, and Alabama won its ninth straight game. Jones scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Joshua Primo added 16 while Jaden Shackleford and John Petty Jr. scored 12 apiece. Alex Reese had 11 points. Jones handed out seven assists. The Crimson Tide finished with 21 helpers on 28 made field goals.

NO. 20 CLEMSON (9-4) 61
FLORIDA STATE (9-2) 80
Sardaar Calhoun and Balsa Koprivica scored 13 apiece for Florida State which led by as many as 33 points. Eleven different Seminoles scored in the game. Koprivica grabbed 10 rebounds. Scottie Barnes handed out seven assists.

OREGON STATE (8-5) 75
NO. 21 OREGON (9-3) 64
Warith Alatishe paced a 12-1 Oregon State run early in the second half as the Beavers pulled away for their third straight win. Alatishe finished 14 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Ethan Thompson added 19 points. Jarod Lucas scored 13 for Oregon State. The Beavers outrebounded Oregon, 42-23.

NO. 24 UCLA (12-3) 72
STANFORD (9-5) 73 OT
Oscar Da Silva scored six points in overtime including a layup at the buzzer to lead Stanford. Da Silva finished with a team-high 26 points. Jaden Delaire added 19.

UCLA’s Johnny Juzang led all scorers with 27 points.

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TOLEDO (8-5) 65
BUFFALO WBB (9-4) 74
Dyaisha Fair (Edison Tech) led all scorers with 25 points on 7-of-19 shooting. The sophomore guard handed out nine assists while collecting five rebounds and two steals.

SAINT PETER’S (7-6) 40
SIENA (7-1) 47
Jalen Pickett (Aquinas) finished with 11 points, five assists and five rebounds in the win.

BALL STATE (6-7) 77
OHIO (8-6) 85
Miles Brown (Northstar Christian) scored three points to go with one rebound, one assist and one block in 14 minutes of action off the bench.

DETROIT MERCY (4-8) 82
OAKLAND (6-13) 72
Noah Waterman (Finger Lakes Christian) finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

ST. BONAVENTURE 65
DUQUESNE 61
For the fourth straight road game at Duquesne, the Bonnies found themselves in a one-possession matchup in the final minute. For the fourth straight time, and fifth consecutive trip overall, they left Pittsburgh winners. READ MORE.

OTHER:

GEORGE MASON 71
SAINT JOSEPH’S 62

LA SALLE 84
RICHMOND 78

DAYTON 43
VCU 66

NC STATE 76
NORTH CAROLINA 86

DUKE 65
LOUISVILLE 70

PITTSBURGH 75
WAKE FOREST 76

UTAH VALLEY 78
ST. JOHN’S 96

DePAUL 68
MARQUETTE 61

NIAGARA 69
QUINNIPIAC 78

MARIST 76
RIDER 67

KENT STATE 74
TOLEDO 76

AKRON 79
WESTERN MICHIGAN 68

MIAMI (OH) 85
EASTERN MICHIGAN 63

NORTHWESTERN 78
PENN STATE 81

LOYOLA (MD) 70
AMERICAN 71

LEHIGH 75
HOLY CROSS 72

ARMY 62
NAVY 69

BOSTON U. 81
LAFAYETTE 76

STONY BROOK 65
NJIT 74

ALBANY 64
NEW HAMPSHIRE 71

VALPARAISO 69
ILLINOIS STATE 60

AUBURN 109
SOUTH CAROLINA 86

ARKANSAS 92
VANDERBILT 71

FLORIDA 92
GEORGIA 84

TEXAS A&M 50
OLE MISS 61

LSU 69
KENTUCKY 82

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