COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.
The Wildcats improved to 20-0 for the third time in school history, and closed within five wins of matching the record start achieved by Adolph Rupp’s team in 1953-54.
Sabonis, Karnowski lead
No. 3 Gonzaga past Portland
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 13 points and 11 rebounds as Gonzaga beat Portland, extending the nation’s longest home winning streak to 37 games dating to 2012.
Przemek Karnowski added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (21-1, 10-0 West Coast Conference), whose only loss came in overtime at then-No. 3 Arizona. It is the best start in program history.
Loving, Russell carry Ohio
State past No. 16 Maryland
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Marc Loving scored 19 points and D’Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State over Maryland.
Jae’Sean Tate, starting his third game in a row, added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Buckeyes (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten), who have won three in a row — including the last two over ranked opponents at home.
Powell scores 23 to lead
UCLA past No. 11 Utah
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norman Powell scored 23 points and UCLA defeated No. 11 Utah 69-59 on Thursday night.
Bryce Alford had 14 points and seven assists, and Isaac Hamilton added 11 points for the Bruins (12-9, 3-5 Pac-12). It was UCLA’s first win over a Top 25 opponent this season.