Da’Sean Butler had 14 points and six rebounds as he paced #8 West Virginia to a 75-63 victory over Seton Hall. The 6-foot-7 senior made four of twelve shots from the field and five of ten from the charity stripe. He added two assists and three steals in the win.
Gordon Hayward from Butler continued his strong play with his fourth straight double-double to lead the #13 Bulldogs to a 70-53 win over Siena. The sophomore forward made six of 13 field goal attempts, two of five three-pointers and one of two free throws as he finished with 15 points and eleven rebounds. He added four assists and two blocked shots.
James Anderson from Oklahoma State matched his season-high of 31 points as he led the Cowboys to an 82-75 win over #22 Baylor. He made nine of 17 shots from the field, five of eight from three-point range and eight of ten free throws. The 6-foot-6 junior added twelve rebounds and four assists. Anderson has scored 31 points in three of his last six games.
Al Farouq-Aminu made six of twelve shots from the field and three of four from the charity stripe for Wake Forest in a 68-54 road loss to North Carolina State. The sophomore added 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots to go with his 15 points. It was his 17th double-double of the season.
Damion James had his 15th double-double of the year as #17 Texas defeated Texas Tech on the road 71-67. He made five of eight from the field and two of five three-pointers as he finished with twelve points and ten caroms.
The three Kansas Wooden Award candidates combined for 54 points in the Jayhawks’ 94-74 win over Colorado. Junior center Cole Aldrich made six of eight from the field and five of eight from the line as he finished with 17 points, ten rebounds and five blocked shots. It was his 13th double-double of the season.
Freshman Xavier Henry had 24 points as he sank nine of 16 shots from the floor, four of seven three-pointers and two of three from the charity stripe. He added six caroms.
Senior point guard Sherron Collins made four of eleven from the field, three of seven from beyond the arc and both free throws as he finished with 13 points and seven assists.
Jerome Dyson had 20 points, three rebounds and six assists to lead Connecticut to a 76-58 win over Rutgers. He made seven of 16 shots from the field and all five attempts from the line.
Matt Bouldin of #9 Gonzaga had 18 points, four rebounds and four assists as the Bulldogs defeated Pepperdine 72-54. He made seven of eleven from the field and four of eight three-point attempts.
Robbie Hummel from Purdue led the #4 Boilermakers to a 75-65 victory over Illinois. He bounced back from a four-point effort against Ohio State as he finished with 22 points, twelve rebounds and two blocked shots. The junior forward was four of 13 from the field, two of three from three-point range and made all twelve attempts from the line. Purdue has won nine straight games after a three-game losing streak.
Jimmer Fredette of #14 BYU had 22 points and four assists as the Cougars rolled to an 85-63 victory over Wyoming. He made seven of 14 shots from the field, three of six from three-point range and all five free throws as the Cougars improved to 25-3.
Darrington Hobson finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the #15 ranked New Mexico Lobos to a 59-56 victory over Air Force. The versatile junior made five of 13 shots from the floor and all six free throws.
John Wall and Patrick Patterson of #2 ranked Kentucky had their second hard-fought win of the week defeating #19 Vanderbilt 58-56 on the road. Freshman guard Wall made three of eleven from the field and six of ten from the line as he finished with 13 points and five rebounds.
Patterson made six of twelve shots from the floor and all four attempts from the charity stripe as he finished with 13 points and 13 boards.
Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado had 14 points, six rebounds and seven blocked shots in a 60-59 win over LSU. He made six of nine from the field and two of three from the charity stripe. Varnado is second in the country with 5.0 blocked shots per game.
Clemson senior forward Trevor Booker made five of nine shots from the field and all four free throws as he finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in a 72-49 win over Virginia.
Manny Harris sank seven of 14 shots from the field, four of ten from three-point range and two of four from the charity stripe in Michigan’s 55-51 loss to Penn State. The junior finished with 20 points, two assists and two rebounds.
Quincy Pondexter paced Washington with 20 points, three rebounds and three assists as the Huskies defeated UCLA 97-68. The senior made seven of eleven shots from the field, two of four from three-point range and all four attempts from the line.
Washington State sophomore Klay Thompson was held to just two points in the Cougars’51-47 win over USC. He entered the game with a 21.2 points per game average. Thompson missed all twelve shots from the field and all three attempts from beyond the arc. He made two of five from the line and finished with two points, six rebounds and three assists.
Jeremy Lin made three of six shots from the field and four of six from the free throw line as he finished with eleven points, six rebounds and five assists as Harvard defeated Columbia 77-57.
Ed Davis of North Carolina missed the Tar Heels’ game versus Boston College, due to a wrist injury.
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