College basketball: No. 14 Villanova, No. 17 Purdue pick up conference wins

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Villanova’s Collin Gillespie reacts after making one of his six three-pointers against Georgetown on Sunday.
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Collin Gillespie made six three-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points while Eric Paschall added 24 points to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten in the Big East Conference with a 77-65 victory over Georgetown on Sunday in Philadelphia.

The Wildcats (18-4) have won 10 straight games and are 9-0 in the conference for the first time since 2009-10.

The Wildcats got rolling late at their off-campus home, the Wells Fargo Center. They are 32-3 in the building since 2012-13 — and their win percentage boosted by six straight wins over the Hoyas in Philadelphia.

James Akinjo led the Hoyas (14-8, 4-5) with 19 points. Georgetown had averaged 83.2 points on the season yet had no field goals over a 6-minute stretch late in the game.


at No. 17 Purdue 73, Minnesota 63: Carsen Edwards scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the Boilermakers to victory.

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Trevion Williams added 16 points and Matt Haarms had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Boilermakers (16-6, 9-2 Big Ten). Purdue moved into a three-way tie with Michigan and Michigan State for the conference lead.

Amir Coffey scored 22 points, Daniel Oturu had 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench, and Jordan Murphy contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Gophers (16-6, 6-5).



Stanford 84, at California 81: KZ Okpala scored a career-high 30 points and had eight rebounds, and Stanford held on to beat California on Sunday.

Bryce Wills added 16 points and Daejon Davis scored 14 for Stanford (11-10, 4-5 Pac-12). The Cardinal have won three of four.

Justice Sueing had 23 points and seven rebounds for California (5-16, 0-9). The Golden Bears have lost 10 straight, matching the longest streak in school history.



at UCLA 76, Washington 60: Michaela Onyenwere scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half when UCLA rolled to a 24-point lead that carried the Bruins to their fourth consecutive win. Lajahna Drummer added 10 points with a game-high seven rebounds. UCLA (13-9, 6-4 Pac-12) shot 57%.

at USC 81, Washington State 73: Aliya Mazyck scored 27 points, Minyon Moore had 21 and USC beat Washington State for the fourth straight time. Kayla Overbeck added 12 points and Asiah Jones 10 for the Trojans (13-8, 3-7 Pac-12). USC shot 52% though it was only two of 13 from three-point range.