College basketball: Minnesota upends No. 15 Purdue; No. 18 Arizona routs Stanford

Bakary Konate, Caleb Swanigan, Nate Mason
Minnesota guard Nate Mason (2) pulls up for a shot in the lane against Purdue during the first half Sunday.
(R Brent Smith / Associated Press)

Nate Mason scored 31 points and Eric Curry scored seven of his 10 in overtime as visiting Minnesota upset No. 15 Purdue, 91-82, on Sunday. 

The Big 10 teams traded baskets to begin the extra period before a Curry basket began an 11-0 run that helped snap the Boilermakers’ seven-game winning streak. 

Purdue’s P.J. Thompson, who spent most the game trying to guard Mason, praised Minnesota’s leading scorer, who came in averaging 13.5 points.

“He’s a good player,” Thompson said. “He came out ready to play and had his team ready to play.” 


The Golden Gophers (13-2, 1-1) allowed Caleb Swanigan to score 28 points and grab 22 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to save the Boilermakers (12-3, 1-1).

No. 18 Arizona 91, Stanford 52: Rawle Alkins scored 19 points, Dusan Ristic added 18 and Lauri Markannen 15 to help Arizona beat Stanford to complete a weekend road sweep to open Pac-12 Conference play. 

Chance Comanche added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (13-2, 2-0), who have beaten the Cardinal in 14 straight games. Ristic, Markannen and Comanche combined to make 16 of their 20 shots. 

Stanford (8-6, 0-2) struggled to get clean shots much of the game and wound up shooting 34 percent, including 22 percent in the second half. Reid Travis led the Cardinal with 11 points — seven under his season average — before fouling out. 


at No. 13 Butler 78, Providence 61: Kelan Martin had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Chrabascz and Avery Woodson each had 11 points for the Bulldogs. 

Butler didn’t look anything but sharp, shooting 62% from the floor (26 of 42). Kethan Savage added 10 points for Butler (12-2, 1-1 Big East) and the Bulldogs’ backups outscored the Friars’ reserves, 29-5. Thirteen of the Bulldogs’ 26 field goals were scored off of an assist.

Kyron Cartwright scored 26 points and Rodney Bullock added 17 for Providence (10-5, 0-2). The Friars scored the game’s first basket and led, 2-0, for a total of 39 seconds. Providence wouldn’t lead for the rest of the game.

at No. 23 Cincinnati 92, Tulane 56: Jarron Cumberland scored 19 points as the Bearcats handed the Green Wave their most lopsided loss of the season.

Cincinnati (12-2, 2-0 American) set the tone early, vaulting ahead on a 14-0 run behind eight Cumberland points and capitalizing on seven Tulane turnovers in the first seven minutes. 

Tulane (3-11, 0-2) trailed by as many as 39 points.




Washington State 79, at Washington 74: Malachi Flynn scored eight of his 16 points in the final 2 minutes 13 seconds and the Cougars closed the game on a 12-3 run. With Washington trailing 71-67, Flynn and Josh Hawkinson (26 points) took over. Markelle Fultz led the Huskies with 26 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. 

at Utah 76, Colorado 60: Lorenzo Bonam scored 15 points while David Collette and Kyle Kuzma added 14 apiece for the Utes, who benefited from strong defensive play and hot shooting in the second half (58.1%). Derrick White scored 15 to lead the Buffaloes, whose 15 turnovers led to 20 Utah points.

at California 81, Arizona State 65: Grant Mullins and Ivan Rabb both scored 20 points and the Golden Bears outscored the Sun Devils 21-4 down the stretch. Rabb also had 15 rebounds and five assists for his sixth double-double of the season despite being in foul trouble. Obinna Oleka had 18 points and five rebounds for Arizona State, which was held 18 points below its season average. 



at No. 10 UCLA 87, No. 20 Colorado 74: Monique Billings tied a career high with 27 points and added 18 rebounds as the Bruins (11-2, 2-0 Pac-12) won their 20th straight home game. Billings also had four blocks and four assists. Haley Smith scored 31 points for the Buffaloes (10-3, 0-2).

Utah 58, at USC 53: The Trojans (10-3, 1-1) made only one of their last 12 shots and lost a game in which they had a 13-point lead in the first half. Kristen Simon had 22 points and 11 rebounds for USC. Malia Nawahine scored 17 points for the Utes (12-1, 1-1).