Wesley Johnson had his eleventh double-double of the year as he helped lead the #4 Orangemen to a 95-77 over #8 Villanova. The junior forward had a well-rounded game as he finished with 14 points, ten rebounds and four assists. He was two of eleven from the field, two of six from three-point range and made eight of ten free throws.
Villanova senior Scottie Reynolds led the #8 Wildcats with 16 points in the loss. He added three assists and three steals as he made six of 14 shots from the field and four of eight from three-point range.
Greg Monroe finished with 15 points, four rebounds and two assists, but it was not enough as the #13 Hoyas fell to Notre Dame 78-64. The sophomore made four of seven shots from the field and seven of eight from the line.
Matt Bouldin of #18 Gonzaga was held to just four of 14 shooting as the Bulldogs defeated San Francisco 75-69. He made one of six three-point attempts and made both free throws as he had eleven points, five rebounds and five assists.
St. Mary’s senior center Omar Samhan scored 33 points in an 88-80 win over Loyola Marymount. He made 14 of 22 shots from the field and five of eight from the line. Samhan added eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
Quincy Pondexter helped Washington defeat in-state rival Washington State 59-52. He finished with seven points and seven rebounds as the senior made three of eleven shots from the field.
Washington State sophomore Klay Thompson was held to just five points in the loss to the Huskies. Thompson made just two of 14 shots from the field and one of seven from three-point range. He added six caroms and three assists.
Evan Turner continued to make a strong case as Wooden Award finalist with another well-rounded game in #9 Ohio State’s 66-55 win over Michigan. The junior made eight of eleven shots from the field and two of three free throws as he finished with 18 points, eleven rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots.
Manny Harris of Michigan was held to one of eight shooting from the field as he missed all five three-point attempts in the loss to the Buckeyes. However, he made eight of nine free throws as he finished with ten points, three rebounds and three assists.
James Anderson from Oklahoma State bounced back from a 14- point effort against Texas to lead the Cowboys to an 85-77 upset win over #1 Kansas. He made nine of 19 shots from the field, four of six from three-point range and five of six free throws as he finished with 27 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
Senior point guard Sherron Collins had 22 points, four rebounds and four assists in the loss. He made seven of 16 shots from the field, four of nine three-point attempts and four of six free throws.
Freshman Xavier Henry added 17 points as he sank six of twelve shots from the floor, two of six from beyond the arc and three of four from the charity stripe. He added four caroms.
Cole Aldrich finished with his eleven points, five caroms and three steals. He made five of nine shots from the field.
John Wall and Patrick Patterson of #2 ranked Kentucky combined for 29 points as the Wildcats fell to Tennessee 74-65.
Freshman guard Wall made six of 16 shots from the field and six of eight from the line as he finished with 19 points, five rebounds and six assists in their second loss of the season.
Patterson made four of six shots from the floor and two of four attempts from the charity stripe as he chipped in with ten points, five boards and two blocked shots.
Damion James was held to just twelve points and one rebound as #21 Texas fell to #23 Texas A&M 74-58. The senior forward made four of ten from the field, one of two three-pointers and three of four from the charity stripe. James became the Big 12’s all-time leading rebounder earlier this season.
Darrington Hobson made a game-saving blocked shot as the #12 ranked New Mexico Lobos edged #11 BYU 83-81. The junior college transfer made eight of 18 shots from the field and three of seven from three-point range as he finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Jimmer Fredette of #11 BYU was bothered by a stomach problem as he was held to just six points, two rebounds and two assists in the Mountain West Conference loss. He made three of seven shots from the field and missed both attempts from three-point range.
Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado had a double-double as he finished 19 points and twelve rebounds in a 76-63 win over South Carolina. He made eight of 13 shots from the field and three of four from the charity stripe. Varnado, who is second in the country with 5.1 blocked shots per game, had just one block in the SEC win, which moved the Bulldogs back into NCAA Tournament consideration.
Da’Sean Butler of #7 West Virginia had a well-rounded game in the Mountaineers’ 74-68 win over Cincinnati. He had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists in the Big East win. He made three of twelve shots from the field, one of five from three-point range and one of two from the charity stripe.
Jeremy Lin of Harvard made nine of 13 attempts from the field, two of three from beyond the arc and all six shots from the charity stripe as he finished with 26 points, five rebounds, three assists and five steals in an 78-58 win over Yale. It was the Crimson’s third straight win by 20 points.
Luke Harangody of Notre Dame and Ed Davis from North Carolina were sidelined with injuries and did not play their team’s wins on Saturday.
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