College basketball: Florida State tops Louisville; Creighton and West Virginia are upset

Florida State guard Dwayne Bacon reacts to a teammate's three-point basket against Louisville during the first half Saturday.
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Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon both scored 16 points and No. 10 Florida State held off No. 12 Louisville, 73-68, on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Isaac, who also had 10 rebounds, is the first FSU freshman to have three consecutive double-doubles since Corey Lewis in 1994-95.

Florida State started the game by scoring the first 14 points but Louisville slowly worked its way back. It got within one point twice in the second half, including 69-68 with 2:04 remaining before the Seminoles scored the final four points.


Terance Mann added 15 points and Michael Ojo had 10 for the Seminoles (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who went 5-1 during a stretch where it faced six straight ranked opponents.

Tony Hicks led Louisville (16-4, 4-3) with 16 points while Mangok Mathiang added 13 and Deng Adel 12. The Cardinals were playing their second game in 40 hours after beating Clemson on Thursday night.

at Kansas State 80, No. 7 West Virginia 75: Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown each scored 13 points to help the Wildcats (15-4, 4-3 Big 12), who trailed by 12 late in the first half before Stokes keyed a late burst, hitting a layup right before the halftime buzzer to cut the deficit to two at the half.

Buoyed by that run, Kansas State went on a 14-6 run to start the second half and take a 50-44 lead on a layup by Dean Wade. The Mountaineers (15-4, 4-3) trailed 65-55 with 7:43 left before taking a 68-67 lead on Nathan Adrian’s jumper with just under 5 minutes left.

Marquette 102, at No. 7 Creighton 94: Katin Reinhardt scored 17 of his season-high 21 points in the first half, and Marquette picked up its first Big East road win. Luke Fischer and Jajuan Johnson added 18 points apiece for the Golden Eagles (13-6, 3-3).

Marcus Foster scored 30 points to lead the Bluejays (18-2, 5-2), who were playing their first full game without star point guard Maurice Watson Jr., who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Monday against Xavier.


at No. 1 Villanova 78, Providence 68: Josh Hart scored 25 points, Kris Jenkins had 19 and the defending national champion Wildcats (19-1, 7-1 Big East) earned their fifth consecutive victory since their only loss at Butler on Jan. 4. Rodney Bullock had 17 points and Jalen Lindsey added 14 for Providence (13-8, 3-5).

at No. 2 Kansas 79, Texas 67: Devonte’ Graham scored 18 points and Frank Mason III added 17 for the Jayhawks. Freshman Josh Jackson chipped in 15 points for Kansas (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) while Svi Mykhailiuk added 12 points and Landen Lucas had 12 rebounds.

Freshman Jarrett Allen posted season-highs with 22 points and 19 rebounds for Texas (7-12, 1-6).

at No. 4 Gonzaga 73, Portland 53: Nigel Williams-Goss scored 15 points against the short-handed Pilots, helping the Bulldogs to remain the only unbeaten team in Division I. Przemek Karnowski added 12 points for Gonzaga (19-0, 7-0 West Coast), which has a nation’s best 19-game winning streak. It is the best start in program history. Gabe Taylor scored 13 points and Jazz Johnson 12 for Portland (9-10, 2-5), which has lost five games in a row. The Pilots played without leading scorer Alec Wintering, who earlier Saturday was declared out for the season with a torn ACL.

at No. 5 Kentucky 85, No. 24 South Carolina 69: Malik Monk scored 27 points and Bam Adebayo added 18 to help the Wildcats to a victory and first place in the Southeastern Conference. De’Aaron Fox, the No. 2 scorer for Kentucky (17-2, 7-0 SEC), turned his right ankle midway through the first half; he returned early in the second on crutches with his foot in a soft cast. His injury followed the pregame scratch of Gamecocks guard and No. 2 scorer P.J. Dozier with back spasms. Sindarius Thornwell scored a career-high 34 points South Carolina (15-4, 5-1 SEC), which had won five straight.


No. 6 Baylor 62, at Texas Christian 53: Manu Lecomte scored 17 points to help the Bears (18-1, 6-1 Big 12) improve to 10-0 against the Frogs since they joined the Big 12 four years ago. There was a 9 1/2-minute stretch in the second half when the teams traded scores until Ishmail Wainright swished a three-pointer with 4:16 left that put the Bears up 50-48. That started a 7-0 run that kept them ahead to stay. In the second half, there were five ties and 13 lead changes. Vlad Brodziansky had 19 points and 10 rebounds for TCU (14-5, 3-4), while Kenrich Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 9 North Carolina 90, at Boston College 82: Kennedy Meeks scored 20 points with nine rebounds and Justin Jackson scored 22 points for the Tar Heels. It was the sixth win in a row for UNC (18-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) since a league-opening loss to Georgia Tech. Ky Bowman matched his career high with 33 points for the Eagles (9-11, 2-5).

No. 13 Butler 70, at DePaul 69: Kethan Savage scored 20 points and the Bulldogers held off last-place DePaul. Kamar Baldwin added 18 points and Kelan Martin had 12 for the Butler (17-3, 6-2 Big East), which improved to 3-3 in road games after trailing at halftime for the seventh time in eight conference games. Eli Cain scored a career-high 32 points for the Blue Demons (8-12, 1-6), who were tied with Georgetown for last place in the Big East.

at No. 15 Notre Dame 84, Syracuse 66: V.J. Beachem scored a career-high 30 points for the Irish, who snapped a four-game losing streak against the Orange. Matt Farrell added 15 points and nine assists for Notre Dame (17-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which was coming off a three-point loss at No. 10 Florida State that stopped a seven-game win streak. Tyler Lydon had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Syracuse (11-9, 3-4).

at No. 16 Virginia 62, Georgia Tech 49: Marial Shayok scored a career-best 19 points as Virginia used a 22-7 run spanning halftime. London Perrantes added 11 points, all in the first 7 minutes, for the Cavaliers (15-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), and Devon Hall had 10. The victory was the fourth in a row for Virginia. Josh Okogie led the Yellow Jackets (11-8, 3-4) with 14 points.

No. 17 Wisconsin 78, at Minnesota 76 (OT): Ethan Happ scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Badgers to victory in Minneapolis. Nigel Hayes added 21 points for the Badgers (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) and Bronson Koenig hit two huge three-pointers in overtime to help beat the Golden Gophers for the sixth straight time. The bigger, stronger Badgers outscored Minnesota 44-24 in the paint to win for the 12th time in their last 13 games. Amir Coffey scored 19 points and Akeem Springs added 16 for the Gophers (15-5, 3-4), who lost their third straight game.


at No. 18 Duke 70, Miami 58: Matt Jones scored all 13 of his points in the second half, hitting three three-pointers during the run of 20 consecutive points that lifted Duke over Miami. Jayson Tatum had 14 points and Luke Kennard 11 for the Blue Devils (15-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a two-game skid with a dominant second half. Davon Reed had 19 points and Bruce Brown added 15 to lead the Hurricanes (12-6, 2-4), who have lost two straight and four of five.

Vanderbilt 68, at No. 19 Florida 66: Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 19 points and Nolan Cressler came up big in the final minute for the Commodores (9-10, 3-4 Southeastern Conference), who ended a four-game losing streak. KeVaughn Allen had a season-high 29 points for the Gators (14-5, 5-2), who have dropped two in a row.

No. 20 Cincinnati 78, at Tulane 61: Jacob Evans scored 15 points and the Bearcats used stifling defense to win their 10th consecutive game. Cincinnati (17-2, 7-0 American Athletic Conference) shot 56% from the field and the Green Wave (4-15, 1-6) shot 45% and made just five first-half field goals as it lost for the eighth time in its last nine games.

at No. 21 Purdue 77, Penn State 52: Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Boilermakers (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten), who got 13 points from freshman guard Carsen Edwards and 10 each from Dakota Mathias and Vince Edwards. Josh Reaves led Penn State (11-9, 3-4) with 12 points.