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February 4 Rebound

Chris Walker after Florida's win over Missouri – AP Photo/PhilSandlin

TOP 25

 

(3) Florida 68 (20-2, 9-0) Missouri 58 (16-6, 4-5)

The Tigers were able to take a lead into halftime when Jabari Brown nailed a long 3 before the buzzer. In the second half, the Gator defense tightened and Mizzou had no response. The Tigers shot 39.6% for the game with 12 turnovers. The Gators got a big game at the foul line from Scottie Wilbekin, who hit 13 of 16 for his game high 19 points. Michael Frazier II had 14, Patric Young 13 and 6. Making his debut was Chris Walker. Walker threw down a dunk for his first basket. He scored 4 points with 2 boards and 2 blocks. Mizzou's top scorers were kept in check. Brown had 15 on 5 of 13. Jordan Clarkson had 14 on 5 of 14.

(8) Kansas 69 (17-5, 8-1) Baylor 52 (14-8, 2-7)

This was a 5 point game late in the first half before Andrew Wiggins hit a bomb 3 pointer from half court for his first field goal. Kansas was up 45-42 with 13 minutes left. They went on an 15-5 run that put things away. Andrew Wiggins had 8 of his 14 points in the segment with an assist. Naadir Tharpe was the KU shooting star with 22 on 9 of 13 shooting, 4 of 6 from 3. He had 5 boards and 4 assists. Perry Ellis had 14 and 10. Baylor shot 29%. Brady Heslip was held to 12 on 4 of 14 shooting, 4 of 10 from 3. Cory Jefferson had 14 on 5-11. Kansas swept the season series.

(11) Duke 83 (18-5, 7-3) Wake Forest 63 (14-9, 4-6)

Duke went on a 20-3 run late in the first half to put the Demon Deacons away. Jabari Parker had 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting, 5-7 at the line, with 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Rasheed Sulaimon had 19 on 6 of 10, 2-3 from 3, 5-6 FTs. Andre Dawkins hit 4 threes in his 17 point effort. Duke went 12 of 26 from distance.

(15) Texas 59 (18-4, 7-2) TCU 54 (9-12, 0-9)

TCU tied the game with a Brandon Parrish (10 points) three pointer. Jonathan Holmes responded with a 3 for UT on a three shot possession. Cameron Ridley went 4-4 at the line to ice the game. He also had a block. Holmes had 20 and 16 for the Longhorns, who avoided a letdown. Ridley had 12 and 9. Isaiah Taylor 11 and 7 assists.

Ohio State 76 (18-5, 5-5) (17) Iowa 69 (17-6, 6-4)

The Buckeyes held Iowa to 3 of 20 from three point range. The Buckeyes, on the other hand, shot 51%. Aaron Craft had a team high 17 points, 9 in fast break opportunities, 6 assists and 6 steals. He was 6-7 from the game, 2-2 from 3, 3-4 at the line. Craft had a big layup with a foul late in the game. LaQuinton Ross had 13-7-4 assists. Mike Gessell had 16 for Iowa, Gabriel Olaseni had 14-6 off the bench on 5-5 shooting, 4-4 at the line. Back to back big road wins for OSU.

(18) Kentucky 80 (17-5, 7-2) Ole Miss 64 (15-7, 6-3)

This was a 62-54 Kentucky game with 8 minutes left. The Wildcats went on a 16-5 run over the next 5 minutes to hammer the Rebels. Willie Cauley-Stein had a monster game with 18 points on 7-8, 4-5 at the line, with 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. Aaron Harrison had 16 and 6. Julius Randle, 12, James Young, 10, and Alex Poythress, 10, had double figures for UK as well. Marshall Henderson finished with 16 on 6 of 18.

(24) Memphis 101 (17-5, 7-3) Rutgers 69 (9-14, 3-7)

Memphis led 31-5 halfway through the first half. The Tigers shot 59%. They hit 12 of 19, 63%, from 3 and 17 of 21, 81% from the line. To add on to that, they had 11 offensive boards. 6 players had double figures for Memphis. Austin Nichols had 18 on 8 of 9, Joe Jackson 16 on 6-7, 2-2, 2-2, with 8 assists, and Michael Dixon JR 15 on 4-7, 3-4, 4-4. Told you I would talk about them a lot more later.

ACC

North Carolina 75 (15-7, 5-4) Maryland 63 (13-10, 5-5)

The Tar Heels move to over .500 for the first time in ACC play this season with the win. UNC jumped out 12-0. Maryland cut the lead to 28-25 later in the first half, but UNC closed with a 11-2 run. Maryland would cut the lead to 6 in the second half, but never seriously threatened again. 4 straight double digit wins for the Tar Heels. Marcus Paige had 25 points and 7 assists. Brice Johnson had 19 on 8-8 shooting. Dez Wells had 18 for the Terps.

Clemson 45 (15-6, 6-3) Georgia Tech 41 (12-11, 3-7)

This was certainly a game that happened. Marcus Georges-Hunt of GT turned the ball over and a missed a layup in the final minute. Kammeon Hosley missed a layup as well for GT following the miss by Georges-Hunt. To be fair, Clemson's KJ McDaniels blocked the first layup. McDaniels also had a turnover with 74 seconds left. Clemson, who won, shot 32% – 15.4% – 68%. Tech shot 35%-28.6%-63.6%. Why was this a game.

BIG TEN

Wisconsin 75 (18-5, 5-5) Illinois 63 (13-10, 2-8)

The Badgers got back on the horse against the last  place team in the Big 10. The Badgers shot 48% – 43.5% – 81%. Sam Dekkar and Ben Burst each had 16. Traevon Jackson, 7 boards, and Nigel Hayes each had 14. Rayvonte Rice had 25 on 7 of 16, 9-11 at the line, 9 boards for Illinois.

BIG EAST

St John's 86 (14-9, 4-6) Providence 76 (16-7, 6-4)

St John's built as large as an 23 point second half lead on the Friars at 67-44. Providence went on a 19-2 run to get the game within 6 with 8 minutes left. The Red Storm held them without a point the next four and a half minutes to push the lead to 8. The Friars seemed to meltdown a little after not being able to cut the lead more. This is a bad loss for PC. St John's shot 50%, 18-22 at the foul line. D'Angelo Harrison had 22 thanks mainly to 11-12 at the stripe. Jakarr Sampson had 21 on 10 of 15 shooting with 7 boards. Rysheed Jordan had 17-6 assists-4 boards-3 steals. Bryce Cotton put up 32-6 assists for PC on 11-25, 6-10, 4-5.

Marquette 69 (13-10, 5-5) Butler 62 (12-10, 2-8)

Todd Mayo scored 7 in a row to take Marquette from down 2 to up 5 with 3 minutes remaining. Mayo finished with 17 on 7 of 10 shooting, 2-4, 1-2. Jamil Wilson also finished with 17 on 6-9, 3-5, 2-4, along with 6 boards and 2 assists. Marquette has alternated wins and losses their entire Big East slate so far. That's impressive. Also, congrats Seton Hall.

AMERICA EAST

Vermont 93 (15-9, 9-1) Maine 65 (5-17, 3-7)

The Catamounts maintained a first place tie with Stony Brook as they swept Maine. Vermont shot 60%. Sandro Carissimo had 20 on 8-9, 4-5 from distance, with 7 assists. Clancy Rugg had 15 and 6, Ethan O'Day 12-9-4 blocks. Zarko Valjarevic had 19 for Maine.

Stony Brook 58 (17-7, 9-1) Binghamton 53 (4-19, 1-9)

The Seawolves only scored 18 points in the first half. Ahmad Walker scored 9 of their 12 points in the stretch they took they lead. Walker finished with 12. Anthony Jackson had a team high 16, Dave Coley had 14 and 8. Jordan Reed for Binghamton had 23 and 15 boards. Stony Brook shot 33%, 26.7%, 66.7%. The Bearcats shot 34%, 37.8%, 63%. Ouch.

BIG SOUTH

Winthrop 73 (11-10, 5-4) Liberty 62 (9-15, 3-6)

COLONIAL

Towson 80 (15-8, 6-2) James Madison 71 (8-15, 3-6)

MAC

Northern Illinois 53 (10-11, 4-5) Miami 41 (9-11, 5-4)

MAAC

Iona 89 (13-8, 10-2) Monmouth 71 (10-13, 4-8)

The Gaels shot 54% and hit 10 threes in the win. Sean Armand had 22. David Laury had 21 and 12 off the bench. Iona is tied with Canisius as MAAC leaders.

Manhattan 64 (15-6, 8-4) St. Peter's 49 (7-14, 3-9)

MISSOURI VALLEY

Southern Illinois 74 (9-15) Drake 58 (12-11, 3-8)

OHIO VALLEY

Eastern Kentucky 74 (17-7) Chattanooga 63 (15-10)

PATRIOT LEAGUE

Holy Cross 69 (13-10, 7-4) Colgate 68 (8-14, 2-9)

Justin Burrell had a steal and assisted on a Eric Green dunk for the go ahead bucket with 25 seconds left for the Crusader victory.

SUMMIT

South Dakota 80 (9-13) Peru State College 40

TOP POINTS

  1. 32 – Bryce Cotton – PC
  2. 25 – Marcus Paige – UNC
  3. 24 – Desmar Jackson – SIU
  4. 24 – Rayvonte Rice – Ill
  5. 23 – Z. Mason – Chatt.
  6. 23 – Jordan Reed – Bing.
  7. 22 – Naadir Tharpe – KU
  8. 22 – D'Angelo Harrison – St.J
  9. 22 – Sean Armand – Iona
  10. 21 – Jabari Parker – Duke
  11. 21 – Jakarr Sampson – St.J
  12. 21 – David Laury – Iona
  13. 20 – Jonathan Holmes – TX
  14. 20 – Andre Nation – JM
  15. 20 – Sandro Carissimo – Ver.
  16. 20 – Anthony Beane – SIU

TOP REBOUNDS

  1. 16 – Jonathan Holmes – TX
  2. 15 – Jerrelle Benimon – Towson
  3. 15 – Jordan Reed – Bing.
  4. 13 – Charles Mitchell – Mary.
  5. 12 – Z. Mason – Chatt
  6. 12 – David Laury – Iona
  7. 11 – Chris Crawford – Mem.
  8. 11 – Willie Cauley-Stein – UK
  9. 10 – Perry Ellis – KU
  10. 10 – Arnaud-William Adal Moto – WF
  11. 10 – Kadeem Batts – PC
  12. 10 – Andrew Smith – Liberty
  13. 10 – Jordan Threloff – NIU

TOP ASSISTS

  • 8 – Gary Franklin – Bay.
  • 8 – Joe Jackson – Mem.
  • 8 – Derrick Wilson – Marq
  • 7 – Kyan Anderson – TCU
  • 7 – Isaiah Taylor – TX
  • 7 – Marcus Paige – UNC
  • 7 – Sandro Carissimo – Ver
  • 7 – Austin Tillotson – Colgate

TOP STEALS

  1. 6 – Aaron Craft – OSU
  2. 6 – Desmar Jackson – SIU
  3. 5 – Richard Carter – Drake
  4. 5 – Derrick Wilson – Marq.

TOP BLOCKS

  1. 6 – Willie Cauley-Stein – UK
  2. 5 – Z. Mason – Chatt.
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