Villanova tops second Top-5 team this week

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PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Arcidiacono hit the tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell hit consecutive 3s in overtime to send Villanova to its second win over a Top 5 team this week, 75-71 over No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday.

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Villanova's Daniel Ochefu celebrates with fans after the Wildcats came from behind to stun Syracuse on Saturday.  MATT SLOCUM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MATT SLOCUM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Villanova's Daniel Ochefu celebrates with fans after the Wildcats came from behind to stun Syracuse on Saturday.

The Wildcats (13-7, 4-3 Big East) defeated No. 5 Louisville 73-64 on Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two Top 5 teams in the same season since Florida State in 2011-12, according to STATS LLC.

Darrun Hilliard scored 25 points to lead Villanova.

Brandon Triche led Syracuse (18-2, 6-1) with 23 points.

NO. 3 KANSAS 67, OKLAHOMA 54

In Lawrence, Kan., Ben McLemore scored 18 points, Jeff Withey added 13 and nine rebounds and Kansas (18-1, 6-0 Big 12) shut down Oklahoma (13-5, 4-2) to push its winning streak to a nation-leading 17 games.

Withey had four blocks and three steals, and Travis Releford added 10 points for the Jayhawks, who won their 33rd in a row at Allen Fieldhouse to match the fourth-longest home winning streak in school history.

GEORGETOWN 53, NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 51

In Washington, Otto Porter had 17 points and grabbed the game’s decisive rebound with 1.4 seconds to play, leading Georgetown (14-4, 4-3 Big East) over Louisville (16-4, 4-3), the Cardinals’ third consecutive loss.

Russ Smith, taken out of the starting lineup, finished with 12 points, while Luke Hancock and Gorgui Dieng also had 12 for the Cardinals, who have their longest losing streak since January 2010.

NO. 6 ARIZONA 74, SOUTHERN CAL 50

In Tucson, Ariz., Nick Johnson scored 14 points and Arizona (17-2, 5-2 Pac-12) used a stifling defense to bounce back from a home loss and rout Southern California (8-13, 3-5).

The Trojans, who shot 28 percent, trailed by as many as 34 in the second half.

NO. 9 BUTLER 83, TEMPLE 71

In Indianapolis, Rotnei Clarke scored 24 points in his return from a severely sprained neck and Khyle Marshall added 19 points, leading Butler (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) over Temple 13-6, 2-3).

NO. 10 GONZAGA 66, SAN FRANCISCO 52

In Spokane, Wash., Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points, helping Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0 West Coast Conference) extended its home winning streak against San Francisco (9-12, 2-6) to 24 games.

IOWA STATE 73, NO. 11 KANSAS STATE 67

In Ames, Iowa, Will Clyburn had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State (14-5, 4-2 Big 12) beat Kansas State (15-4, 4-2), handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss.

Will Spradlin had 15 points and McGruder scored 13 to lead Kansas State.

WISCONSIN 45, NO. 12 MINNESOTA 44

In Madison, Wis., Traevon Jackson just beat the shot clock and hit a 15-foot jumper from the right side with 4 seconds left as Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten) got past Minnesota (15-5, 3-4), the Golden Gophers’ fourth consecutive loss.

NO. 14 OHIO STATE 65, PENN STATE 51

In State College, Pa., Sam Thompson scored 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting, and Ohio State (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) took advantage of cold-shooting Penn State (8-12, 0-8) in a victory.

Deshaun Thomas added 11 points, well below his Big Ten-leading average of 20.5.

The Nittany Lions, who went 11-plus minutes of the first half without a field goal.

SAN DIEGO STATE 55, NEW MEXICO 34

In San Diego, JJ O’Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jamaal Franklin added 10 points and San Diego State (16-4, 4-2) routed New Mexico (17-3, 4-1) to keep the cold-shooting Lobos from running away with the Mountain West Conference race.

NO. 16 OREGON 81, WASHINGTON 76

In Eugene, Ore., E.J. Singler scored 18 points and Oregon (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) stayed undefeated at home with a win against Washington (12-8, 4-3).

LA SALLE 69, NO. 19 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

In Richmond, Va., Ramon Galloway scored 31 points, 12 during an 18-4 run in the second half, and La Salle (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10) beat a top 25 team for the second game in a row for the first time in 60 years, upsetting Virginia Commonwealth (16-5, 4-2).

NO. 20 WICHITA STATE 73, BRADLEY 39

In Wichita, Kan., Nick Wiggins scored 12 points and fueled a 16-0 run in the second half with three 3-pointers as Wichita State (19-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley Conference) completed a regular-season sweep of Bradley (12-9, 4-5).

NO. 24 NOTRE DAME 73, SOUTH FLORIDA 65

In Tampa, Fla., Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight had 17 as Notre Dame (16-4, 4-3 Big East) beat South Florida (10-9, 1-6).


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