College basketball roundup: Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State top No. 6 Texas
STILLWATER, Okla. — Cade Cunningham scored five of his 19 points in the second overtime, including a contested three-pointer with 1:33 left, to help Oklahoma State beat sixth-ranked Texas 75-67 on Saturday.
Kalib Boone led the Cowboys with 22 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks, including two in the second overtime after Cunningham,
one of the nation’s top freshmen, had staked Oklahoma State to a 74-67 lead with the three-pointer and two free throws.
“I knew watching Kalib last year that he had great potential,” Cunningham said. “Now he’s not thinking as much and just playing. He’s is one of the best big men in the Big 12 now. He really is.”
Avery Anderson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowboys (12-5, 5-5 Big 12).
“We didn’t shoot it great, but we played with a lot of determination and fire, which we didn’t do the other night at TCU,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said.
USC sophomore Ethan Anderson scored a career-best 19 points in the Trojans’ 66-48 victory over UCLA that left the teams in a tie atop the Pac-12.
Andrew Jones had 17 points and Courtney Ramey 13 for the Longhorns (11-5, 5-4), who shot just 25% from the field (20 for 79) and had 21 turnovers. They hung around by forcing Oklahoma State into 35% shooting, grabbing 22 offensive rebounds and coming up with 18 steals and six blocks.
Cunningham made just five of 22 shots from the field and committed six turnovers in the physical contest.
“He’s a 19-year-old and still figuring it out,” Boynton said. “I’d love for him to make the right play every time. ... Texas’ length bothered him some, but he stuck with it.”
Said Texas coach Shaka Smart: “We played hard and for the most part got pretty decent shots. We obviously didn’t make many. Give OSU credit, but we had 21 turnovers.”
No. 5 Houston 112, Our Lady of the Lake 46
HOUSTON — Cameron Tyson made a school-record 10 three-pointers on his way to a career-high 32 points, and Houston rolled to a victory over the NAIA’s Our Lady of the Lake.
Coming off an 82-73 loss to East Carolina on Wednesday, the Cougars (16-2) left little doubt against the overmatched Saints (1-4), jumping out to a big lead by halftime.
Tyson, who scored 20 in the first half, beat his previous career high of 31 points against Tulane on Jan. 28.
No. 9 Oklahoma 79, Iowa State 72
NORMAN, Okla. — Elijah Harkless scored a season-high 19 points, and Oklahoma sent Iowa State to its seventh straight loss.
Austin Reaves, who missed the previous two games while in COVID-19 protocols, had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Brady Manek, who returned to the starting lineup for the first time since being out with COVID-19, had nine points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Sooners (12-5, 7-4 Big 12). Oklahoma bounced back from a close loss at No. 10 Texas Tech.
Rasir Bolton scored 21 points and surpassed 1,000 career points for the Cyclones (2-11, 0-8), who haven’t won since Dec. 20.
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No. 11 Tennessee 82, Kentucky 71
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keon Johnson scored 17 of his career-high 27 points after halftime, Jaden Springer added a career-high 23 points, and Tennessee rallied past Kentucky.
Trailing 58-48 with 12 minutes remaining, the Volunteers (13-4, 6-4 Southeastern Conference) scored 12 straight points for the lead thanks to the freshmen. The lead traded hands twice more before Tennessee took control with another 12-0 run for a 74-64 advantage and went on to its second consecutive victory at Rupp Arena and sixth in nine games against Kentucky (5-12, 4-6).
Devin Askew and Olivier each added 14 points, but the Wildcats lost their third in a row for the third time this season.
No. 18 Missouri 68, No. 10 Alabama 65
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Dru Smith had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Missouri held off a frantic rally at the end to hand Alabama its first conference loss.
The Tigers were up by 20 with less than six minutes remaining, but their only points after that came on four free throws.
Herb Jones had two chances to give the Crimson Tide the lead in the final 20 seconds, but he missed a layup and had another try blocked by Mitchell Smith.
Kobe Brown added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (13-3, 6-3 Southeastern Conference). Jaden Shackelford scored 15 to lead Alabama (15-5, 10-1).
No. 12 Illinois 75, No. 19 Wisconsin 60
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Kofi Cockburn scored 23 points, Ayo Dosunmu added 21, and Illinois beat Wisconsin in a key Big Ten Conference matchup.
Dosunmu also had 12 rebounds and 12 assists for only the third triple-double in school history. Cockburn had 14 rebounds and recorded his eighth double-double in nine games for the Illini (13-5, 9-3).
D’Mitrik Trice scored 19 points for the Badgers (14-6, 8-5).
No. 13 Texas Tech 73, Kansas State 62
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Mac McClung scored 23 points, and Texas Tech beat Kansas State.
McClung, the Big 12’s leading scorer, is averaging 25 points in his last four road games and capped off the game with a breakaway dunk in the final minute to put away the Wildcats.
Kevin McCullar added 15 points and Kyler Edwards had 13 for the Red Raiders (14-5, 6-4 Big 12).
Mike McGuirl and Nijel Pack led the way for Kansas State (5-15, 1-10) with 16 points each. The Wildcats have lost 10 straight games.
No. 14 Virginia 73, Pittsburgh 66
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sam Hauser scored 10 of his 23 points during a key second-half stretch, and Virginia pulled away from Pittsburgh.
Hauser, Jay Huff and Tomas Woldetensae all hit three-pointers in a 23-9 surge that turned a 36-all game into a 59-45 lead for the Cavaliers (13-3, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Woldetensae had 14 points and Huff finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Virginia has won nine of its last 10.
Justin Champagnie led the Panthers (9-6, 5-5) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
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No. 15 Creighton 71, Marquette 68
MILWAUKEE — Christian Bishop scored 14 points, and Creighton withstood a late comeback, denying a three-pointer in the final seconds.
Marquette (9-10, 5-8 Big East) trailed by 12 in the second half but rallied as D.J. Carton sank two three-pointers in the final minute. Carton’s final three cut Creighton’s lead to 70-68 with 35.9 seconds remaining.
Bluejays guard Marcus Zegarowski made one free throw but missed the second with 23.7 seconds left, giving Marquette one last chance.
Carton couldn’t get open for a tying three as Shereef Mitchell guarded him closely. Koby McEwen missed a contested three-point attempt in the closing seconds for the Golden Eagles.
Creighton (14-5, 10-4) bounced back after getting upset 86-79 at home by Georgetown on Wednesday night. The Bluejays also earned a measure of revenge against Marquette, which won 89-84 at Creighton on Dec. 14.
Carton scored 16 points for Marquette.
No. 16 Virginia Tech 80, Miami 76 (OT)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Nahiem Alleyne hit a go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds remaining in overtime and Hunter Cattoor added two late free throws for the Hokies.
Justyn Mutts scored 22 points and Keve Aluma finished with 16 points for Virginia Tech (14-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Cattoor, who had 14 points, forced the overtime with a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 74. The basket erased Isaiah Wong’s go-ahead three-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining for Miami.
Wong and Elija Olaniyi scored 19 points each for the Hurricanes (7-11, 3-10). Kameron McGusty added 18 points.
No. 17 West Virginia 91, No. 23 Kansas 79
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Miles McBride scored a career-high 29 points, Taz Sherman had a career-best 25, and West Virginia beat Kansas.
The Mountaineers (13-5, 6-3 Big 12) never trailed and got off to a good start in a challenging stretch in which they will play six straight opponents that are currently ranked.
Kansas (12-7, 6-5) lost its fifth straight road game. The Jayhawks couldn’t rely on a barrage of three-pointers as they did in beating West Virginia at home on Dec. 22 — they were seven of 20 from long distance Saturday.
McBride also had seven rebounds and eight assists. Derek Culver had 19 points and nine rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.
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No. 24 Purdue 75, Northwestern 70
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to provide the energy for Purdue.
Zach Edey had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Boilermakers won for the sixth time in eight games. Purdue (13-7, 8-5 Big Ten) also has won nine straight in the series for the first time since 1994-98.
Boilermakers coach Matt Painter celebrated his 350th career win and victory No. 175 in Big Ten play.
Pete Nance finished with 20 points to lead the Wildcats (6-10, 3-9) , who have lost nine straight.
No. 25 Drake 80, Valparaiso 77
VALPARAISO, Ind. — ShanQuan Hemphill scored 18 points, including a dunk that jump started a late 11-0 run, as Drake held off Valparaiso.
The Bulldogs (18-0, 9-0 Missouri Valley), who trailed by 10 points in the second half, are one of three remaining unbeaten teams in the country.
Drake’s 11-0 run turned a four-point deficit into a 76-69 lead with less than a minute remaining. The Crusaders (6-12, 3-6) were held scoreless for more than four minutes during the run.
Sheldon Edwards scored 20 points to lead Valparaiso.
Oregon 86, Washington 74
EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Omoruyi scored 25 points, and Oregon used 12 three-pointers and dominant rebounding to take a victory over Washington despite the Ducks missing their leading scorer.
Chris Duarte (17.8 points per game) sat out after injuring his right ankle in a loss to Washington State on Thursday. The Ducks (10-4, 5-3 Pac-12) were also without starting forward Eric Williams (12.3) for the second straight game because of COVID-19 protocols.
Omoruyi, the only Duck to start all 14 games, hit double figures for the 13th time. Jalen Terry made five three-pointers and finished with a career-high 15 points. Will Richardson, who played in his first game this season Thursday after recovering from a thumb injury, added 19. That trio combined to make 11 of 17 from beyond the arc.
The Huskies’ Quade Green scored 21 of 23 points in the second half, his two free throws with a minute left accounting for the final margin. Washington (3-14, 2-10) has lost three in a row.
Colorado 82, Arizona 79
BOULDER, Colo. — Evan Battey made four free throws in the final 15 seconds and finished with 21 points, leading Colorado to a victory over Arizona.
McKinley Wright IV added 17 points and six assists for the Buffaloes (14-5, 8-4 Pac-12). Jeriah Horne had 10 points and surpassed 1,000 in his career (1,003).
Bennedict Mathurin scored 22 points to lead the Wildcats (13-6, 7-6).
Oregon State 68, Washington State 66
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Ethan Thompson scored all 12 of his points in the final 8:37 to help Oregon State pull away for a win over Washington State.
Thompson scored on a driving layup with one minute left, passing Dave Gambee (1,468 points, 1955-58) for 10th place in career points at Oregon State. That basket gave the Beavers (10-7, 6-5 Pac-12) a five-point lead, and Thompson added a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left to cap an 11-0 run at 66-58.
The Cougars cut the deficit to two with an 8-2 run, and Isaac Bonton intentionally missed a free-throw attempt with three seconds left to give his teammates a chance for a putback, but Warith Alatishe grabbed the rebound for Oregon State to secure the win.
Ryan Rapp had 15 points and DJ Rodman scored 14, both career highs for the Cougars (11-8, 4-8).
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