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Top 25 roundup: No. 23 Minnesota pins first lost on No. 7 Michigan

Field Level Media
17 Jan 2021, 17:19 GMT+10

Liam Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 23 Minnesota avenged a loss to No. 7 Michigan 10 days earlier and handed the Wolverines their first defeat of the season with a 75-57 victory at Minneapolis on Saturday.

Marcus Carr contributed 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Minnesota (11-4, 4-4 Big Ten). Gabe Kalscheur added 10 points, while Brandon Johnson had eight points and six rebounds.

Chaundee Brown's 14 points topped Michigan (11-1, 6-1). Isaiah Livers had 11 points and nine rebounds, Hunter Dickinson added nine points and Franz Wagner chipped in eight points with nine rebounds.

The Wolverines were missing starting guard Eli Brooks, who strained his right foot in practice this week.

No. 1 Gonzaga 73, Saint Mary's 59

Corey Kispert's game-high 17 points led four players in double figures as the Bulldogs shrugged off their shakiest start of the season to post the West Coast Conference win over the host Gaels in Moraga, Calif.

Joel Ayayi scored 16 for the Bulldogs (14-0, 5-0 WCC), while Jalen Suggs and Drew Timme each chipped in 14. Timme added eight rebounds and three blocked shots as Gonzaga converted 53.8 percent of its field goal attempts.

Dan Fotu scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Gaels (9-5, 0-3). Logan Johnson added 12 points, while Tommy Kuhse contributed 10 plus a game-high seven assists.

No. 2 Baylor 68, No. 15 Texas Tech 60

Daivon Mitchell scored 19 points as the Bears remained undefeated by beating the host Red Raiders in a Big 12 game in Lubbock, Texas.

MaCio Teague contributed 12 points, Adam Flagler had 15 and Jared Butler added seven for the Bears (12-0, 5-0 Big 12), who failed to win by double figures for the first time this season.

Mac McClung was red-hot for the Red Raiders (11-4, 4-3) with 24 points and was 4-for-11 from 3-point territory. But McClung was the only Red Raider who made more than one long-range jumper, as they went 6-for-24 from outside the arc. The Red Raiders shot 35.5 percent (22 of 62) from the field.

No. 4 Texas 82, Kansas State 67

Andrew Jones scored 19 points in leading the short-handed yet balanced Longhorns to a dominating win over the Wildcats in their Big 12 Conference matchup in Austin, Texas.

The Longhorns (11-2, 5-1 Big 12) rebounded in a big way from a last-basket, 79-77 loss to No. 15 Texas Tech on Wednesday. Texas has won seven of its past eight games. Kansas State was down to nine scholarship players, while Texas had just eight available.

Kamaka Hepa matched a career-high 15 points with a career-best five 3-pointers for Texas, with Courtney Ramey and Jericho Sims scoring 14 points apiece. Davion Bradford's 14 points led Kansas State (5-9, 1-5), which dropped its fourth straight game.

Butler 70, No. 8 Creighton 66 (OT)

Aaron Thompson's 17 points and six assists propelled the host Bulldogs to an overtime upset victory over the visiting Bluejays in Big East play at Indianapolis.

Thompson assisted Bryce Nze's go-ahead layup with 1:08 remaining in overtime and later drew an offensive foul from Creighton's Denzel Mahoney. Butler sealed the outcome on a Myles Tate jumper and a free throw from Chuck Harris. The Bulldogs (4-7, 3-5 Big East) snapped the Bluejays' six-game winning streak.

Mahoney finished with a season-high 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Creighton (10-3, 6-2). Damien Jefferson finished with 12 points and Christian Bishop added with 10.

No. 10 Tennessee 81, Vanderbilt 61

The host Volunteers led the entire second half and cruised past the in-state rival Commodores in a Southeastern Conference game in Knoxville, Tenn.

John Fulkerson scored 15 points and pulled eight rebounds for the Volunteers (10-1, 4-1 SEC). The Volunteers also had help from Victor Bailey Jr. (11 points), freshman Keon Johnson (career-high 16 points) and Jaden Springer (10 points, seven rebounds, five assists).

Dylan Disu (19 points) and Scotty Pippen Jr. (18) led Vanderbilt (4-6, 0-4) in scoring. But Pippen was just 5 of 12 from the floor, with six turnovers and one assist as the Commodores had 16 turnovers to the Vols' nine.

No. 21 Ohio State 87, No. 14 Illinois 81

E.J. Liddell scored a career-high 26 points in the return to his home state to lift the Buckeyes in a road win over the Fighting Illini at Champaign, Ill.

The previous best for Liddell, the 2018 and 2019 Illinois Mr. Basketball, was 21 points last month against Rutgers. On Saturday, Liddell made 10 of 16 field goals -- including 4 of 7 on 3-point attempts. He had made three from beyond the arc this season entering the game.

The Buckeyes (11-3, 5-3 Big Ten) led by 15 at the half en route to winning their third straight. Justin Ahrens, Seth Towns and Duane Washington Jr. each had 11 points for the Buckeyes. For the Illini (9-5, 5-3), Ayo Dosunmu led with 22 points followed by Kofi Cockburn (15) and Adam Miller (14).

Miami 78, No. 16 Louisville 72

Isaiah Wong scored a career-high 30 points as the host Hurricanes upset the Cardinals in an ACC game.

Miami (6-6, 2-5 ACC) also got 16 points from Matt Cross and 15 points and 10 rebounds from Elijah Olaniyi. Brooks had eight points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Wong made 12-of-20 shots from the floor, with many on twisting and turning drives, and he added seven rebounds and six assists. He went 3-for-5 on 3-pointers and also 3-of-5 from the free-throw line.

No. 17 Missouri 68, Texas AM 52

Jeremiah Tilmon scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Tigers past the Aggies in a SEC clash at College Station, Texas.

Dru Smith had 15 points, six assists and six rebounds as Missouri (8-2 overall, 2-2 SEC) returned from a two-game COVID-19 shutdown. Javon Pickett came off the bench to add 12 points.

Andre Gordon scored 19 points, and Jay Jay Chandler added 11 for Texas AM (7-5, 2-4).

No. 18 Virginia 85, No. 12 Clemson 50

Sam Hauser and Tomas Woldetensae scored 14 points apiece and the Cavaliers rolled past the Tigers at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum to continue their recent mastery of the Tigers.

The victory was Virginia's 11th in a row against Clemson, which hasn't defeated the Cavaliers since 2013.

Clemson was playing its first game in 11 days following a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent contact tracing, and it showed. The Tigers made just one of their first 14 shots and fell behind 18-2 at the outset.

--Field Level Media

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