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Feb 21, 2024 2:03 am

Top 25 roundup: No. 15 Creighton thrashes No. 1 UConn

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Steven Ashworth scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half and added seven rebounds as No. 15 Creighton thumped No. 1 UConn 85-66 in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday night to end the Huskies’ 14-game winning streak.

Trey Alexander scored 16 points and Ryan Kalkbrenner added 15 as Creighton (20-7, 11-5 Big East) ran its winning streak to four games while matching its longest run this season of consecutive victories in conference play.

The Bluejays earned a victory over a No. 1-ranked team for the first time in program history after losing the first six opportunities.

Tristen Newton scored 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds and Donovan Clingan added 12 points as UConn (24-3, 14-2) was upended one game after tying the longest all-time winning streak in Big East play. Stephon Castle scored 10 points as the Huskies fell for the first time since Dec. 20.

No. 5 Tennessee 72, Missouri 67

Tobe Awaka had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Dalton Knecht scored 15 points in the second half to lead the Volunteers past the Tigers in Columbia, Mo.

Knecht finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jonas Aidoo scored 14 points and blocked four shots, while Zakai Zeigler added 10 for the Volunteers (20-6, 10-3 Southeastern Conference).

Sean East II scored 24 points, Noah Carter supplied 20 and Nick Honor added 10 for Missouri (8-18, 0-13), which has lost 16 of its past 17 games.

No. 25 BYU 78, No. 11 Baylor 71

Ali Khalifa made four of BYU’s 14 3-pointers in a win over the Bears in Provo, Utah.

BYU (19-7, 7-6 Big 12) sank 14 of 36 shots from long distance. The Cougars, 14-2 at home, have won five of their last seven games. Trevin Knell and Jaxson Robinson each made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Khalifa went 4 of 6 from deep and totaled 14 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.

Baylor (19-7, 8-5) has also won five of its past seven games. Jalen Bridges led the Bears with 15 points and eight rebounds. Ja’Kobe Walter and Yves Missi added 13 points each.

No. 18 Saint Mary’s 70, San Francisco 66

Mitchell Saxen had 20 points and 13 rebounds and the Gaels overcame a tough challenge from the Dons in Moraga, Calif., to extend their winning streak to 14 games.

Alex Ducas scored 18 points and Aidan Mahaney finished with 12 for Saint Mary’s (22-6, 13-0 West Coast Conference), which has a 2 1/2-game lead over Gonzaga for first place in the conference.

Marcus Williams scored 26 points to lead San Francisco (21-7, 10-3), which had won six in a row. The Dons held a 58-54 lead with 5:25 to go but couldn’t hold on.

Utah State 68, No. 19 San Diego State 63

Darius Brown II scored 25 points and the Aggies took over sole possession of first place in the Mountain West Conference by beating the Aztecs in Logan, Utah.

Great Osobor had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Utah State (22-5, 10-4 Mountain West), which had lost three of its past five, beginning with an 81-67 setback against San Diego State on Feb. 3 in San Diego. At the time, Utah State was ranked 17th and San Diego State was unranked.

Jaedon LeDee scored 23 points and Reese Waters added 11 off the bench for San Diego State (20-7, 9-5), which dropped to 2-5 on the road in conference play.

No. 23 Texas Tech 82, TCU 81

Pop Isaacs scored a game-high 19 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 39 seconds left, as the Red Raiders slipped by the Horned Frogs in Lubbock, Texas.

Darrion Williams, Joe Toussaint and Kerwin Walton all scored 14 points for Texas Tech (19-7, 8-5 Big 12), which outscored TCU 25-14 over the final 7:25.

Emanuel Miller notched 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Horned Frogs (18-8, 7-6). Avery Anderson III (15 points) and Nelson (14) followed, while Essam Mostafa, Micah Peavy and Coles chipped in 10 points apiece.

–Field Level Media

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