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February 1 Rebound

With all apologizes to Justin Cobbs, the finish of the night:

California 60 (15-7, 6-3) (1) Arizona 58 (21-1, 8-1)

From Marc Spears:

Justin Cobbs hit a step back jumper with 0.9 to go to pull of the upset. Arizona is knocked from the ranks of the undefeated and from the top spot in the polls. On a day where top 10 teams fell like flies, the Wildcats highlight the list. Arizona was held by Cal to just 32% shooting, 2 of 11 from 3. The Bears were led by the 19 of Cobbs, who also had 7 assists. David Kravish had 14 and 11 rebounds. Kaleb Tarczewski had a team high 18 for the Wildcats. TJ McConnell had 13 but 0 assists for the first time this year. Nick Johnson had 4 points on 1 of 14 shooting.

After the game came news that Brandon Ashley could miss the season with a potentially broken foot. That would be a huge double loss for the Wildcats.

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(2) Syracuse 91 (21-0, 8-0) (17) Duke 89 (17-5, 6-3) OT

In the game of the day, the game of the week and the front runner for game of the year, Syracuse outlasted Duke in overtime. The teams changed big shots for big shots. In regulation, Rasheed Sulaimon hit 3s with 48 seconds and as time expired to send the game into OT. Duke would hit 3s, Syracuse would get dunks in the OT. With the score 88-87 Cuse with 15 seconds left, Rodney Hood drove the lane and had his dunk blocked by Rakeem Christmas. Tyler Ennis hit a pair of free throws to put the Orange up 3. The fouled, unlike they could in regulation. CJ Fair hit a free throw the next trip to put Cuse up 2. Quinn Cook missed a shot at the buzzer.

Duke hit 15 three pointers in 36 attempts. Syracuse hit 57.% from the floor, taking only 4 three pointers. The Orange went 26 of 32 at the line. CJ Fair had a career high 28 on 12 of 20 shooting. Jerami Grant had 24 and 12. Tyler Ennis (9 assists(and Trevor Cooney both had 14. Rasheed Suliamon led Duke with 16 on 4 of 7 from 3, Andre Dawkins had 14 on 4 of 9 from 3. Rodney Hood and Amile Jefferson, who had 6 offensive rebounds, also had 15. Parker had 15 and 9.

The game was not without controversey. Some questionable offciating saw Jabari Parker get called for what appeared to be a bogus charge. On the Hood dunk attempt, it looked like Christmas may have gotten him on the arm. It put a slight taint on what was a dynamite contest.

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(3) Florida 69 (19-2, 8-0) Texas A&M 36 (12-9, 3-5)

The Gators held the Aggies to 14 of 54 shooting, 4 of 20 from deep, 4 of 9 at the foul line. The Gators didn't hold them to 4 of 9 at the line, but that sums up the A&M shooting. The Gators got 21 from Michael Frazier, which could have been enough on his ow. Patric Young had 14 rebounds. Florida was only 5 of 25 from 3 and 18 of 29, 62%, at the line.

(4) Wichita State 81 (23-0, 10-0) Evansville (10-13, 3-7)

Things started well for the Purple Aces when they led by 13 halfway through the first half. Wichita's defense got tighter and baskets started falling, the 13 point deficit saw us go to the locker room with the Shockers up 6. Evansville couldn't hang after the first TV timeout, which led to a double digit margin for the remaineder. A very balanced effort between 14 from Ron Baker and Fred Van Vleet (7 boards, 5 assists), 13 and 8 from Cleanthony Early and 12 from Tekele Cotton paced the Shockers. DJ Balentine had 26 for Evansville.

(5) San Diego State 65 (19-1, 8-0) Colorado State 56 (12-10, 3-6)

The Aztecs built up a 19 point first half lead that eroaded to 7 with 4 minutes left. Winston Shepard (17) tipped in his own miss and Aqeel Quinn (8) hit a jumper to make things more comfortable. Xavier Thames had 24, 12 of 12 at the line, with 7 boards. JJ O'Brien had 10 boards. Jon Octeus had 24 for Colorado State. He made 7 field goals in 15 tries and hit 9 of 11 free throws. The rest of the Rams went 14 of 43 and 3 of 6.

(25) Texas 81 (6) Kansas 69

The Jayhawkws were simply overwhelmed and overmatched by the Longhorns this afternoon. Texas ran up a 15 point halftime lead and held Kansas to 38.5% shooting. Texas attempted 45 free throws, making 30. The duo of Isaiah Taylor, 23 points, and Jonathan Holmes, 22 points, were too much for KU to handle. Andrew Wiggins went 2-12 for 7 points, Joel Embiid had 8 points on 3-9. Wayne Seldon led the way with 21 on 8 of 16 shooting.

Georgetown 64 (12-9) (7) Michigan State 60 (19-3)

One of the more surprising results of the day saw the Hoyas take down Michigan State in Madison Square Garden. The Hoyas hit 45% from the field, which saw them answer every Spartan rally. Michigan State was 9 of 29 from 3, seemingly settling for the long shots at times. The biggest bucket came on a Jabril Trawick (8) put back with 1:14 left. Gary Harris (20) turned the ball over and the Hoyas iced it at the line.

Baylor 76 (14-7, 2-6) (8) Oklahoma State 70 (16-5, 4-4)

Baylor had a 7  point lead erased by a 14-6 run, capped by a pair of Marcus Smart (15 on 3 of 14, 9 of 11 FTs). But Gary Franklin scored 8 of his 11 points on 3 of the next 4 possessions to leave the Bears with a 5 point lead. Smart turned tehe ball over into a Royce O'Neale dunk and that was that. Brady Heslip had 20 for the Bears thanks to 6 three pointers. Markel Brown had 24 on 9 of 12 shooting and 6 threes for his own for Oklahoma State. A horrible week for Oklahoma State, who has lost 3 of 4 and has Iowa State on Monday.

(9) Villanova 90 (19-2) Temple 74 (6-14)

The Wildcats smashed their city rivals thanks to 53% shooting and 12 three pointers. Five Wildcats finished in double figures led by 19 from James Bell, who hit 5 from deep.

(11) Kentucky 84 (16-5, 8-2) Missouri 79 (16-5, 4-4)

The Wildcats led from the 18:20 mark of the first half on, but got a tough test from a game Missouri team. With a 3 point lead and 20 seconds left, Aaron Harrison scored two of his team high 21 on a layup that pretty much ended things. He added a pair of free throws the next trip. He went 6 of 10, 8-8 at the line. James Young had 20 for Kentucky. UK shot 53.6%, Mizzou 53%. The Tigers got huge efforts from Jabari Brown's 33 on 10-17, 10-12 free throws, and 28 from Jordan Clarkson on 11 of 17, 4 of 5 from the line.

(12) Louisville 87 (18-4, 7-2) UCF 70 (9-10, 1-7)

Louisville raced out 20-6 but had UCF cut the lead to 5 before a late Louisville spurt put them ahead by 10 going into the half. The lead stayed in about that range until the final segment, when Chris Jones hit a 3 got 4 layups and a pair of free throws. The Cards shot 51.6% and held UCF to 38% while forcing 16 Knight turnovers. Russ Smith went off for 27 on 9 of 14, 7 of 10 at the line, with 5 boards. Luke Hancock had 16 and 5 assists. Central Florida had 20 from Tristan Spurlock.

(24) Ohio State 59 (17-5, 4-5) (14) Wisconsin 58 (17-5, 4-5)

Aaron Craft scored all 7 of his points in a row to give Ohio State a 57-56 lead with a minute and a half left. After Nigel Hayes (17-5) tied it with a free throw, Amir Williams hit 1 of 2. Frank Kaminsky missed a pretty good look from 3, after which Williams again hit 1 of 2 at the line. Traevon Jackson drew a silly foul on Shannon Scott, but only made 1 of 2. Lenzelle Smith blew a wide open layup, got the rebound but fell down for a travel. Wisconsin couldn't get a good look and thus the game ended disappointingly for them. The Badgers were just 19 of 29 at the foul line.

(15) Iowa 81 (17-5, 6-3) Illinois 74 (13-9, 2-7)

With 7 minutes to go in the first half, Iowa was up 34-14. Illinois closed the half ona 22-6 run to send us into intermission at 40-36. The Illini tied the game at 49 with 15 minutes left and took the lead with 13 to go, getting the margin to 5 with 9 minutes left. The Hawkeyes went on a run to take the lead. Up 1, Roy Devyn Marble connected on an 'and 1' and made a pair of free throws the next trip to put it away. Marble had a team high 17. Gabriel Olaseni had 15 and 12 for Iowa. Illinois got 20 from Joseph Bertrand and a near double double from Rayvonte Rice, 13-9.

(16) Iowa State 81 (16-4, 4-4) (23) Oklahoma 75 (17-5, 6-3)

This was a very competitive game with Iowa State not having more than a 7 point margin most of the second half. OU cut the lead to 1 with under 3 minutes left. Georges Niang assisted on a layup then hit a big 3 with a minute to go to put it pretty much out of reach. Niang had 27. Melvin Ejim finished with 22 and 16. Buddy Hield went off for a game high 30 on 10 of 18, 5 of 8 from 3, for the Sooners.

(19) St. Louis 87 (20-2, 7-0) George Mason 81 (7-14, 0-7)

The Billikens got all they could handle from Mason. Down 3 with 45 seconds left, Rob Loe (23, 5 rebounds) nailed a triple. GM missed two shots to win in regulation and those would be costly. Loe scored the first 5 for St Louis in overtime, hit a 3 and hit more free throws to make the margin wider.  Loe had 10 in the period. Byron Allen had 30 for the Patriots on 12 of 17 shooting.

St Joseph's 73 (15-6, 5-2) (21) UMass 68 (17-4, 4-3)

Like Iowa earlier, St Joe's built up a massive first half lead, up to 16 by intermission. UMass was down 13, 66-53, with 6 mintues left then went on a 14-1 run with 8 by Chaz Williams and 6 by Derrick Gordon. After missing a shot for the lead, UMass fouled Chris Wilson, who made both. Gordon turned teh ball over the next trip. Papa Ndao hit them both for the big points. Gordon had 21, Williams 16 and 10 assists. Halil Kanacevic had 18 for the Hawks, Ronald Robers Jr had 17. Both had 6 rebounds.

SMU 87 (17-5, 6-3) (22) Memphis 72 (16-5, 6-3)

The Mustangs got a much needed high profile win on the resume with this beatdown of Memphis. It was tied at 29 at halftime. SMU went on a 27-7 run in the first 7 minutes of the second half. SMU hit 57.6% from the field on 34 of 59 shooting. Markus Kennedy had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Nic Moore had 14 points and 10 assists for the Mustangs. Joe Jackson had a game high 22 for Memphis.

AMERICAN

Rutgers 93 (9-13, 3-6) Houston 70 (11-11, 3-6)

ACC

North Carolina 84 (14-7, 4-4) NC State 70 (14-8, 4-5)

The Tar Heels had 22 offensive rebounds and made 25 free throws in their overpowering of the Wolfpack. James Michael McAdoo had 13 rebounds, 6 offensive. He also had 16 points. Leslie McDonald had 20 for UNC. TJ Warren led State with 21 and 8.

Notre Dame 76 (12-10, 3-6) Boston College 73 (6-15, 2-6) OT

Eric Atkins hit a pair of free throws at the end of regulation to send it to overtime. Atkins hit a 3 point as time ran out to give ND the win. Atkins finished with a game high 24.

Clemson 53 (14-6, 5-3) Florida State 49 (13-8, 4-5)

Georgia Tech 79 (12-10, 3-6) Wake Forest 70 (14-8, 4-5)

Maryland 80 (13-9, 5-4) Virginia Tech 60 (8-13, 1-8)

Miami 64 (11-10) Norfolk State 49 (12-10)

BIG 12

West Virginia 81 (13-9, 5-4) Kansas State 71 (15-7, 5-4)

The Wildcats trailed nearly the entire game but were down 68-67 with around 2 minutes left. A turnover turned into a Remi Dibo 3 pointer. An offensive foul turned into Terry Henderson free throws that pretty much signaled the Mountaineer victory. Kansas State has dropped 3 of 4, West Virginia has won 3 of 4. The win split the season series. West Virginia's Juwan Staten had 35 points.

Texas Tech 60 (11-11, 3-6) TCU 54 (9-11, 0-8)

BIG EAST

Seton Hall 68 (13-9, 4-5) Xavier 60 (15-6, 5-3)

Xavier's NCAA hopes took a hit with their second loss in a row. This was Xavier's first home loss of the season. Xavier has a chance for some redemption against Villanova on Monday night. Fuquan Edwin had a game high 18 for the Pirates.

Providence 77 (16-6, 6-3) DePaul 72 (10-12, 2-7)

Providence needs to take care of games like this if they are going to make it back to the Big Dance. Bryce Cotton had 28 points on 9 of 15, 8 of 11 at the line, with 6 assits. If not for Doug McDermott, he would be the Big East player of the year in my book.

St. John's 74 (13-9, 3-6) Marquette 59 (12-10, 4-5)

BIG TEN

Northwestern 55 (12-11, 5-5) Minnesota 54 (15-7, 4-5)

The Wildcats cap off a huge week of road wins by pulling out this one against Minnesota. With one of the best defenses in the country, the Wildcats held the Gophers to 3 of 14 from long range and 9 free throw attempts. Drew Crawford scored 17 on 6 of 9 shooting but it was Tre Demps (11) who hit the game winning shot with 54 seconds left. Minnesota had 2 chances to win. Deandre Mathieu, with some contact, missed a layup and Maurice Walker (14) missed the put back.

MOUNTAIN WEST

New Mexico 72 (17-4, 8-1) San Jose State 47 (6-16, 0-10)

The Lobos hang half a game back of San Diego State with another big win. NM had a balanced attack of three in double digits and three more with at least 7. Cameron Bairstow led the way with 14 and 7 boards. Kendall Williams had 11, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.

UNLV 73 (15-7, 6-3) Boise State 69 (15-7, 5-4)

The Rebels trailed by 12 with 16 minutes left but went on a 9-0 run in two minutes. They would tie the game, but fall back down 11 with 8:31 to go after a Thomas Bropleh three. It was 67-56 with 3:48 remaining when Khem Birch hit 4 free throws, Kevin Olekaibe hit a 3 and later a free throw and Deville Smith (9) made a layup, got a steal and scored another layup for the lead and a 12-0 run. Mikey Thompson answer with a layup for Boise, but Olekaibe hit another 3. Bryce Dejean-Jones (11) iced it after a Derrick Marks (22) miss. A huge comeback. Olekaibe had 18. Khem Birch posted 15 and 15 with 6 blocks.

Nevada 69 (12-10, 7-2) Air Force 56 (9-11, 3-6) OT

nevada sent the game into OT with a Cole Huff layup with 11 seconds left. The Wolfpack went on a 13-0 run to close out overtime with 7 of AJ West's 10 points.

Wyoming 74 (14-7, 5-3) Utah State 57 (12-9, 2-7)

PAC 12

Colorado 79 (16-6, 5-4) Utah (14-7, 3-6) OT

Brandon Taylor popped a 3 for the Utes with 6 seconds left to force OT. Askia Booker missed a potential game winner for Colorado in regulation. As a pennance, Booker carried them in OT. He assisted on a layup, made a free throw, assisted on a jumper, and hit 5 more free throws to put the game on ice. Booker finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Josh Scott had 20 and 10 for the Buffs. Brandon Taylor and Delon Wright (11 assists, 7 steals( both had 17 for the Utes.

Washington State 72 (9-12, 2-7) Washington 67 (13-9, 5-4)

Oregon 78 (15-6, 3-6) USC 66 (10-12, 1-8)

Stanford 76 (14-7, 5-4) Arizona State 70 (16-6, 5-4)

SThe Cardinal bounced back from the Arizona loss with a nice win over the Sun Devils. A 33-32 Arizona State lead at halftime turned into 44-36 Stanford 5 minutes into the half. The Cardinal pretty much had things in hand after that. Dwight Powell had 28-5-5 and Chasson Randle had 21. Jahii Carson continues to be awesome for the Sun Devils, he had 24.

SEC

Auburn 74 (10-9, 2-6) Georgia 67 (10-10, 4-4)

The answer to if Georgia could keep up their 4-2 start in SEC play was answered with a big no. 2 game win streak for Auburn. All 5 starters had double figures with Chris Denson posting 18.

Ole Miss 75 (15-6, 6-2) South Carolina 71 (8-13, 1-7)

The Rebs trailed by as much as 15 in the second half. Things changed when, up 9, Sindarius Thornwell fouled Marshall Henderson (21) on a 3 attempt. Henderson hit all 3 to start a 10-0 run. When the Gamecocks responded with free throws to retake the lead, Jarvis Summers took over. He hit a jumper, made a layup and assisted on another layup that ended up being an Aaron Jones 3 point play. Summers even hit a free throw for the margin. Jarvis had 15 and 8 assists. Brenton Williams had a game high 23 for USC. He and backcourt mate Duane Notice combined for 14 turnovers.

LSU 88 (14-6, 5-3) Arkansas 74 (13-8, 2-6)

Big home sweep week for LSU behind Johnny O'Bryant. O'Bryant had 23 points on 11 of 16 shooting, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Jordan Mickey added 22 and 11 boards and 6 blocks.  Arkansas continues to not be able to win on the road.

Tennessee 76 (14-7, 5-3) Alabama 59 (9-12, 3-5)

Jordan McRae put in 26 on 8 of 14, 5 of 10 from 3, 5 of 6 at the line, and he wasn't the Vol that crushed Bama the worst. Jarnell Stokes threw down 22 points and 16 rebounds.

Vanderbilt 55 (12-8, 4-4) Mississippi St 49 (13-8, 3-5)

WCC

Gonzaga 75 (20-3, 10-1) San Francisco 65 (14-9, 7-4)

Sam Dower ate the Dons front line for dinner with 24 points. This win is 6 in a row for the Bulldogs.

Portland 76 (13-10, 5-6) Santa Clara 64 (10-14, 3-8)

Pacific 84 (12-9, 3-7) San Diego 67 (13-11, 4-7)

BYU 84 (15-9, 7-4) St Mary's 71 (16-7, 6-4)

Pepperdine 80 (13-10, 6-5) Loyola Marymount 69 (11-12, 3-8)

TOP POINTS

  1. 35 – Juwan Staten – WVU
  2. 33 – Jabari Brown – Mizzou
  3. 33 – Tyler Haws – BYU
  4. 30 – Buddy Hield – OU
  5. 30 – Byron Allen – GM
  6. 28 – Jordan Clarkson – Mizzou
  7. 28 – CJ Fair – Syr.
  8. 28 – Bryce Cotton – PC
  9. 28 – Dwight Powell – Stan.
  10. 28 – Thomas van der Mars – Port.
  11. 27 – Georges Niang – Iowa St
  12. 27 – Russ Smith – Lou.
  13. 27 – JJ Moore – Rut
  14. 27 – D'Angelo Harrison – St John's
  15. 26 – DJ Balentine – Evan.
  16. 26 – KJ McDaniels – Clem.
  17. 26 – Travis McKie – WF
  18. 26 – Jordan McRae – Tenn.
  19. 25 – Myles Mack – Rut.
  20. 25 – Brad Waldow – St Mary's
  21. 24 – Markel Brown – Okla. St
  22. 24 – Will Cummings – Temple
  23. 24 – Jerami Grant – Syr.
  24. 24 – Xavier Thames – SD St
  25. 24 – Eric Atkins – ND
  26. 24 – Sam Dower – Zaga
  27. 24 – Anthony Ireland – LMU
  28. 24 – Jon Octeus – Co. St
  29. 24 – CJ Wilcox – Wash
  30. 24 – Jahii Carson – Ari. St

TOP REBOUNDS

  1. 18 – DJ Shelton – Wash St
  2. 16 – Melvin Ejim – Iowa St
  3. 16 – Jarnell Stokes – Tenn.
  4. 15 – Markus Kennedy – SMU
  5. 15 – Khem Birch – UNLV
  6. 14 – Patric Young – UF
  7. 14 – Daniel Miller – GT
  8. 14 – Matt Stainbrook – XU
  9. 13 – Cory Jefferson – Bay.
  10. 13 – Aaron Gordon – Az
  11. 13 – JJ Avila – Co. St
  12. 13 – James Michael McAdoo – UNC
  13. 12 – Ryan Spangler – OU
  14. 12 – Ryan Watkins – Boi. St
  15. 12 – TaShawn Thomas – Hou.
  16. 12 – Jerami Grant – Syr.
  17. 12 – AJ West – Nev.
  18. 12 – Gabriel Olaseni – Iowa
  19. 12 – Raphiael Putney – UMass
  20. 11 – Demarcus Holland – UT
  21. 11 – David Kravish – Cal
  22. 11 – Isaiah Sykes – UCF
  23. 11 – Jordan Mickey – LSU
  24. 11 – Thomas van der Mars – Port.

TOP ASSISTS

  1. 11 – Delon Wright – Utah
  2. 10 – Nic Moore – SMU

TOP BLOCKS

  1. 7 – Chris Obekpa – St John's
  2. 6 – Rakeem Christmas – Syr.
  3. 6 – Khem Birch – UNLV
  4. 6 – Jordan Mickey – LSU

TOP STEALS

  1. 7 – Delon Wright – Utah
  2. 6 – Joseph Young – Ore.

 

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