Jaden Shackelford canned six 3-pointers and scored 28 points Saturday night to tie his career high as No. 16 Alabama toppled No. 3 Gonzaga 91-82 in Seattle.
Shackelford also added nine rebounds for the Crimson Tide (7-1), while JD Davison added 20 points. Jahvon Quinerly chipped in 17 points and six assists as Alabama connected on 13 of 34 3-pointers.
Drew Timme scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-2). Julian Strawther added 13 points, while Chet Holmgren and Anton Watson each tallied 10 points. But Gonzaga again had trouble on the offensive end.
The Bulldogs were held under their scoring average of 86.8 ppg because the Tide defended well, holding them to 44.8 percent shooting from the floor. Those struggles even carried over to the foul line, where they made only 13 of 25.
No. 4 Baylor 99, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 54
LJ Cryer scored 20 points and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua added 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Bears romped over the visiting Golden Lions in Waco, Texas, to remain undefeated.
The Bears (8-0) led by 23 points at the half and continued to pour it on, scoring the first nine points in the second half on the way to a 39-point lead after a 3-pointer by Matthew Mayer with 14:31 to play in the game. Baylor led by as many as 50 points late in the game and has won 32 straight nonconference contests.
Brandon Brown led the Golden Lions (1-9) with 19 points while Shawn Williams added 10.
No. 6 Villanova 81, Saint Joseph’s 52
Collin Gillespie scored 23 points as the Wildcats routed the Hawks in Villanova, Pa., to improve to 3-0 against Philadelphia-area rivals.
Justin Moore added 16 points for Villanova, which has won three in a row, all in Big 5 play — the name given to the group of Philadelphia schools. After beating La Salle and Pennsylvania before this matchup, they have one Big 5 game remaining later this month against Temple.
Eric Dixon contributed 12 while Jermaine Samuels and Brandon Slater had 10 each.
No. 10 Arkansas 93, Little Rock 78
Au’Diese Toney recorded 18 points and eight rebounds and JD Notae also scored 18 points as the Razorbacks held off the stubborn Trojans in a nonconference game in Fayetteville, Ark.
Davonte Davis scored 16 points and had seven assists and Chris Lykes scored 14 points for the Razorbacks (8-0), who were playing Little Rock for the first time.
Marko Lukic scored 23 points and Isaiah Palermo had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Little Rock (4-5), which was routed by 31 points by Colorado State on Wednesday night but was more competitive against its in-state rival despite missing three players from its regular rotation due to injury.
No. 12 BYU 74, Missouri State 68
Alex Barcello scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Te’jon Lucas added 17 points as the Cougars rebounded from their first loss to earn a hard-fought win over the Bears in Springfield, Mo.
Spencer Johnson contributed 14 points and Caleb Lohner chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds for the Cougars (7-1), who wrapped up a three-game road trip. BYU’s six-game undefeated streak ended Wednesday night in overtime at Utah Valley.
Jaylen Minnett (19 points), Gaige Prim (17 points) and Lu’cye Patterson (16 points on 8-10 shooting) had strong showings for the Bears (4-4), who made a game out of it after falling behind by 14 points in the second half.
No. 13 Tennessee 69, Colorado 54
Kennedy Chandler scored 29 points to lead the Volunteers past the Buffaloes in Boulder, Colo. Santiago Vescovi scored 13 and John Fulkerson added 10 points for Tennessee (6-1).
Evan Battey had 12 points and Tristan da Silva scored 11 for Colorado (6-3). It was the Buffaloes’ second loss to a ranked opponent this week, following Wednesday’s 12-point loss at UCLA.
Colorado scored the first eight points of the game, but within five minutes the Volunteers had closed to within a point and started to take control.
No. 17 UConn 88, Grambling State 59
R.J. Cole collected 18 points, seven assists and four steals Saturday to lift the Huskies past the Tigers in a nonconference game at Storrs, Conn.
Cole did most of his damage at the foul line, making 10 of 11 shots to propel the Huskies (8-1) to their third straight win. UConn’s Jordan Hawkins made three 3-pointers to highlight his 15-point performance, and Isaiah Whaley added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Also for the Huskies, Akok Akok recorded 10 points and four of his team’s 10 blocks, while Jalen Gaffney chipped in with 10 points.
Ole Miss 67, No. 18 Memphis 63
Jarkel Joiner scored 20 points and Matthew Murrell added 19 as the host Rebels handed the Tigers their third consecutive loss in a nonconference game in Oxford, Miss.
The Rebels (6-2) made 23 of 29 free throws, compared to 23 of 37 for the Tigers (5-3).
Memphis’ DeAndre Williams scored 13 points and Earl Timberlake added 11. The Tigers ranked No. 9 before losing to Iowa State 78-59 on Nov. 26 in the NIT Season Tip-Off, then falling at Georgia 82-79 on Wednesday night.
No. 19 Iowa St. 64, Creighton 58
Caleb Grill scored a season-best 16 points off the bench to lead the Cyclones to a victory over the host Bluejays in a Big East/Big 12 matchup at Omaha, Neb.
Grill made all four of his 3-point attempts as the Cyclones (8-0) defeated Creighton for the seventh consecutive time. Izaiah Brockington scored all 12 of his points in the second half and collected seven rebounds for Iowa State, which halted a 25-game road losing streak.
Ryan Hawkins scored a season-high 25 points for the Bluejays (7-2). Ryan Nembhard added 10 points for Creighton, which committed a season-worst 21 turnovers. Iowa State shot 41.2 percent from the field, including 7 of 14 from 3-point range. The Cyclones had 14 turnovers.
No. 20 USC 63, Washington State 61
Chevez Goodwin scored a game-high 14 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 16 seconds remaining, as the visiting Trojans defeated the Cougars in a Pacific-12 Conference game in Pullman, Wash.
Drew Peterson added 13 points and a team-high six rebounds for the Trojans (8-0, 2-0 Pac-12), who are off to their best start since the 2016-17 season, when they opened 14-0.
Michael Flowers led WSU (6-2, 1-1) with 13 points, and Noah Williams scored 12.
No. 21 Auburn 86, Yale 64
K.D. Johnson’s 19 points led five Tigers players in double figures in their rout of the Bulldogs in Auburn, Ala.
The Tigers (7-1) collected their fourth straight win after a strong stretch to end the first half. Johnson, a transfer from Georgia, went 7-for-12 from the field and added a trio of treys. Jabari Smith notched 17 points and seven rebounds.
Auburn shot 44 percent from the field and held a 34-20 advantage in points in the paint as the SEC school recorded its 38th consecutive non-conference home win. Yale (5-5) shot just 32.3 percent and was led by Matthue Cotton’s 14 points and Isaiah Kelly’s 12.
No. 22 Michigan State 81, Toledo 68
Max Christie led a balanced effort with 14 points and the Spartans downed the Rockets in East Lansing, Mich.
Gabe Brown had 12 points, Tyson Walker supplied 11 points and six assists, and A.J. Hoggard and Marcus Bingham Jr. contributed 10 points apiece for the Spartans (7-2), who had a 33-5 run in the first half.
Ryan Rollins led the Rockets with 21 points. Setric Millner Jr. supplied 17 points and six rebounds, and RayJ Dennis had 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Toledo (6-2) faced a ranked opponent for the first time this season.
No. 23 Wisconsin 89, Marquette 76
Johnny Davis scored 25 points to eclipse the 20-point mark for the fourth time in his last five games as the host Badgers knocked off the Golden Eagles at Madison, Wis.
Davis, the 2021 Maui Invitational MVP, came within five points of his career high to lead Wisconsin (7-1) to its fifth consecutive victory. Brad Davison added 20 points for the Badgers, going 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
Justin Lewis led Marquette (7-2) with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Darryl Morsell and Oso Ighodaro each finished with 11 points, and Tyler Kolek had a game-high eight assists.
No. 24 Michigan 72, San Diego State 58
Hunter Dickinson had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Wolverines past the Aztecs in Ann Arbor, Mich.
While the 3-point shot isn’t typically part of the 7-foot-1 Dickinson’s game, he hit three of them to help the Wolverines rebound from a loss at North Carolina on Wednesday.
Caleb Houstan added a career-high 17 points and Eli Brooks had 10 points, five assists and three steals for Michigan (5-3), which shot 55 percent from 3-point range (11 of 20). Matt Bradley scored 22 points for San Diego State (5-3), which went 6 of 23 from 3-point range.
No. 25 Seton Hall 113, Nyack College 67
Jamir Harris made five 3-pointers in the first half on his way to a game-high 23 points, and the Pirates handled business against the Division II Warriors in South Orange, N.J.
Tyrese Samuel came off the bench to notch career highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Jared Rhoden posted his second straight double-double with 16 points and 10 points.
Reserve Tray Jackson added a career-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting for Seton Hall (7-1). Joel Bailey led Nyack (2-5) with 15 points.
–Field Level Media