Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Games played Jan. 9, 2014
Originally published January 9, 2014 at 11:14 p.m., updated January 10, 2014 at 3:18 a.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 22 points and No. 1 Arizona withstood UCLA's late 15-1 run to beat the Bruins 79-75 Thursday night, equaling the best start in school history at 16-0.
The Wildcats (3-0 Pac-12) held on despite blowing a 13-point lead with 6:16 to play and committing a season-worst 17 turnovers.
Kaleb Tarczewski made all six of his field goal attempts and scored 16 points for the Wildcats, who snapped a three-game skid against the Bruins in the lone regular-season meeting between the longtime conference powers.
The 1931-32 Wildcats also began the season 16-0.
Freshman Zach LaVine hit a 3-pointer that got UCLA to 77-75 with 15 seconds left, but he missed another one with 2 seconds to go that would have left the Bruins down one.
Kyle Anderson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins (12-3, 1-1).
No. 24 MEMPHIS 73, No. 12 LOUISVILLE 67
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Joe Jackson and Shaq Goodwin each scored 15 points and Memphis rallied late to upset Louisville.
Geron Johnson added 13 points, Chris Crawford 12 and Austin Nichols 10 as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Tigers end a four-game losing streak to the defending national champions. Memphis (11-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 51 percent and outrebounded the Cardinals 37-35 in a victory that almost slipped away in the second half.
Trailing 61-55 with 5:26 remaining, the Tigers closed with an 18-6 run led by Jackson, who scored 11 second-half points. His layup on goaltending by Montrezl Harrell put Memphis up 70-67 with 40 seconds left.
Luke Hancock had a season-high 20 points to lead Louisville (13-3, 2-1).
CALIFORNIA 96, No. 17 OREGON 83
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Freshman guard Jordan Mathews scored a season-high 32 points and California beat Oregon for the 12th straight time.
Justin Cobbs had 20 points and 11 assists for the Golden Bears (11-4, 2-0 Pac-12), who shot 52.6 percent and had five players in double figures.
Joseph Young scored 29 for the Ducks (13-2, 1-2), who went 5 of 19 from 3-point range and dropped their second consecutive game after opening 13-0. Oregon was held to 40.6 percent shooting overall.
No. 20 IOWA 93, NORTHWESTERN 67
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaron White had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Melsahn Basabe added 16 points with 10 boards and Iowa routed Northwestern.
Devyn Marble scored 15 points for the Hawkeyes, who never trailed despite playing without coach Fran McCaffery. He was suspended one game by the Big Ten for an outburst directed at officials during last weekend's loss at Wisconsin.
Iowa (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten) opened the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back. The Hawkeyes led by double digits the entire second half, improving to 10-0 at home.
JerShon Cobb had 18 points to lead Northwestern. The Wildcats (7-9, 0-3) were outrebounded 41-28 and let the Hawkeyes shoot 8 of 14 from 3-point range.
PORTLAND 82, No. 22 GONZAGA 73
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bryce Pressley had 16 points and nine assists to help scrappy Portland snap a 20-game losing streak to Gonzaga.
The loss also ended the Bulldogs' 22-game winning streak in West Coast Conference games.
The previous time Portland (10-7, 2-3) beat Gonzaga at home was in 1996, and the Pilots' last victory in the series came in 2003 in Spokane. Portland had not defeated a ranked opponent since 2009 against then-No. 22 Minnesota.
Gonzaga (14-3, 4-1) had won four straight to open the conference schedule after a 72-62 loss to Kansas State on Dec. 21. The Bulldogs, who were playing their first league game away from home, won their first four conference games by an average of 21.5 points. They had held their last six opponents under 62 points.
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