College basketball roundup: West Virginia ends five-game skid, upsets No. 14 TCU


Kedrian Johnson scored 20 points and West Virginia built a big early lead and knocked off No. 14 TCU 74-65 on Wednesday night in Morgantown.

Jimmy Bell Jr. added 15 points and 12 rebounds for West Virginia (11-7, 1-5 Big 12), whose players slapped hands with the student section after breaking a five-game losing streak.

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Mike Miles Jr. scored 21 points while Emanuel Miller and Damion Baugh had 13 apiece for TCU (14-4, 3-3), which has lost three of its past four after starting the season 13-1.

The Horned Frogs fell to 0-11 all-time in Morgantown.

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DePaul 73, No. 8 Xavier 72: Umoja Gibson scored 22 points, Javan Johnson added 16 and DePaul (9-10, 3-5 Big East) surprised Xavier (15-4, 7-1) in Chicago.

The Musketeers came in rolling with 11 straight wins — their best run since the 2015-16 team got off to a 12-0 start. But they came up short against the Blue Demons.

DePaul led by seven with about eight minutes remaining and made just enough plays to come away with its first win over a top-10 team since beating No. 5 Butler exactly three years earlier at Wintrust Arena.

Seton Hall 67, No. 15 UConn 66: Kadary Richmond had a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds, while KC Ndefo had 14 points, including a last-second layup, and Seton Hall defeated UConn at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Ndefo grabbed his eighth rebound and had a follow-up layup with 1.6 seconds left. While he missed the ensuing free throw, Seton Hall (12-8, 5-4 Big East) held on to win after trailing by 17 in the first half.

UConn (15-5, 4-5) was without coach Dan Hurley due to COVID-19. Adama Sanogo scored 16 points for the Huskies, who have dropped three straight.

No. 16 Auburn 67, LSU 49: Wendell Green Jr. and Jaylin Williams each scored 14 points to lead visiting Auburn to its fourth straight victory in a win over LSU.

KJ Williams and Trae Hannibal scored 16 points apiece for LSU (12-6, 1-5 SEC), which dropped its fifth straight conference game.

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Auburn (15-3, 5-1) never trailed in the game and was only seriously threatened in the early minutes of the second half.

No. 20 Marquette 83, No. 22 Providence 75: Cam Jones had 21 points and Tyler Kolek scored 19 as Marquette (15-5, 7-2 Big East) defeated Providence (14-5, 6-2) in Milwaukee.

With members of Marquette’s 2003 Final Four team, including former NBA great Dwyane Wade, cheering them on from the stands, the surging Golden Eagles won for the sixth time in seven games.

Ed Croswell led Providence with 20 points and Devin Carter had 18.

Virginia Wesleyan 71, Shenandoah 55: Omari DeVeaux scored 18 points and Virginia Wesleyan (13-4, 5-4 ODAC) bounced back from a 17-point loss.

Eric Rowland and Khai Seargeant added 10 points each for the Marlins, who hit 17 of their 21 free throws.

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Joshua Stephen paced Shenandoah (3-13, 0-7) with 16 points and Malik Jordan had 15.

Radford 63, Campbell 55: Justin Archer had 15 points as Radford (11-9, 5-2 Big South) defeated Campbell (7-12, 2-5) in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Archer also added 12 rebounds for the Highlanders.

Anthony Dell’Orso recorded 18 points and six rebounds for the Fighting Camels.

Temple 73, East Carolina 58: Damian Dunn scored 22 points off of the bench to help Temple (11-9, 5-2 American Athletic) to a victory against East Carolina (10-10, 1-6) in Philadelphia.

Quentin Diboundje scored 14 points for the Pirates.

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Pittsburgh 75, Louisville 54: Greg Elliott scored 23 points and visiting Pittsburgh (13-6, 6-2) handed Louisville (2-17, 0-8) its eighth straight loss.

Elliott was 9-of-12 shooting with five 3-pointers, Nike Sibande made four first-half 3-pointers for his 12 points and Jamarius Burton had 10 points and a career-tying 11 assists — his first double-double — for the Panthers.

El Ellis scored 19 points with five assists to lead the Cardinals.

Navy 63, Boston U. 45: Sean Yoder had 14 points as Navy (9-10, 2-5 Patriot League) defeated Boston University (9-11, 2-5) in Annapolis, Maryland.

Bucknell 68, Army 66: Jack Forrest scored 25 points and Andre Screen made two free throws with two seconds remaining to give Bucknell (8-12, 1-6) a win over host Army (11-9, 5-2) and its first Patriot League win of the season. Ethan Roberts led the Cadets with 17 points.

Christopher Newport 77, Southern Virginia 66: Anaya Simmons scored 23 points and Christopher Newport raced to a 15-point halftime lead in a victory over Southern Virginia in Buena Vista.

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The Captains, ranked No. 1 in the WBCA Coaches’ Poll and No. 3 in the D3hoops.com Top 25, improved to 17-0.

Sondra Fan added 15 points and six rebounds for CNU, while Lauren Fortescue had 12 points, which included 10-of-10 shooting from the line.

Southern Virginia (7-9) pulled within six points in the second half, but couldn’t get any closer.

Virginia Wesleyan 53, Averett 52: Adaje Williams scored 16 points, including the game-winning free throws with 3 seconds left, as the Marlins recovered after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.

The Cougars (3-14) trailed 38-24 at the start of the fourth quarter, but stormed back to take a 49-47 lead on Natija Pate’s two free throws with 53 seconds left.

Williams tied it at 49 with a pair of free throws with 38 seconds left and Sarah Ellis’ layup gave the Marlins (6-11) a 51-49 lead, but Rayanna Evans hit a 3-pointer to put Averett ahead 52-51 with 5 seconds left.

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Williams added 13 rebounds and six blocked shots, while Jada Norman contributed 11 points and Ellis had seven points and 12 rebounds.

No. 6 Indians 83, No. 21 Illinois 72: Mackenzie Holmes scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Grace Berger added 18 points to lead visiting Indiana (17-1, 7-1 Big Ten) to a win over Illinois (15-4, 5-3).

No. 10 Iowa 84, Michigan State 81 (OT): Caitlin Clark had 26 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds to help visiting Iowa (15-4, 7-1 Big Ten) beat Michigan State (10-9, 2-6).


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