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‘Nova stomps Providence


January 06. 2014 12:01AM
Associated Press



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VILLANOVA — JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points and Dylan Ennis had 17 for No. 11 Villanova in a 91-61 dismantling of Providence on Sunday.


Pinkston dunked off the opening tip, and the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) dominated from there, thrashing the Friars (10-5, 0-2), who beat them twice last season. The Wildcats opened on a 9-0 run, and hit 10 of their first 11 shots to build a 24-point lead.


The Wildcats were shooting 32 percent from 3-point range this season, but connected with ease in the first half. Darrun Hilliard, Josh Hart and Ennis all hit two to help the Wildcats go 7 of 13 in the first half. They made 14 of 26 overall.


Bryce Cotton scored 25 points and was the lone highlight for the Friars. Cotton made all three 3s in the first half for 16 points.


No. 8 Wichita State 67, Northern Iowa 53


WICHITA, Kan. — Fred VanVleet had a season-high 22 points to lead No. 8 Wichita State past Northern Iowa for the unbeaten Shockers’ 15th straight win.


Cleanthony Early had 18 points for Wichita State (15-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley), which established a school record for consecutive wins and extended the best start in school history. The previous record winning streak of 14 games came in 1953-54.


No. 20 Colorado 100, No. 10 Oregon 91


BOULDER, Colo. — Askia Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and Colorado rallied in the second half to hand Oregon its first loss of the season.


Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 points and Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott had 15 points apiece for Colorado (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), which is off to its best start since the 1968-69 team began the season 13-2. Scott had 12 rebounds for the Buffaloes, who remain unbeaten in 11 home games this season.


No. 21 San Diego St. 61, No. 16 Kansas 57


LAWRENCE, Kan. — Xavier Thames scored 16 points, four on free throws in the closing seconds, and San Diego State held on to end Kansas’ 68-game non-conference winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse.


Kansas (9-4) had a chance to tie the game when Perry Ellis went to the free throw line with 11.9 seconds left. He made his first free throw but, after San Diego State (12-1) called a timeout to ice him, Ellis missed the second and the Jayhawks were forced to foul.


Bucknell 68, Colgate 57


LEWISBURG — Chris Hass scored a career-high 26 points as Bucknell held off a late run by Colgate.


Hass made four of Bucknell’s seven 3-pointers. Steven Kaspar added 10 rebounds.


Boston U. 67, Lehigh 66


BETHLEHEM — D.J. Irving converted a pair of free throws with two seconds left to play to lift Boston University over defending Patriot League champion Lehigh in the Terriers’ first road game as a newly minted conference member.


Mackey McKnight’s three-point play with 0:08 left gave the Mountain Hawks the lead, 66-65, but Austin Price fouled Irving seconds later. Jesse Chuku missed a 3-pointer with one second left and Boston U grabbed the rebound to seal the victory.


Navy 79, Lafayette 71


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Brandon Venturini scored 28 points and drilled 8 of 9 3-pointers as Navy defeated Lafayette.


Navy (6-7, 1-1 Patriot League) shot 51.1 percent from the field and was 11 of 14 from beyond the arc. Thurgood Wynn scored 15 points and Worth Smith added 14 with six rebounds.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL


No. 15 Penn State 87, No. 22 Iowa 71


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Maggie Lucas hit five 3-pointers on her way to 27 points to lead Penn State to a victory over Iowa.


Penn State (10-3, 1-0 Big Ten) won its second game against a ranked opponent this season. Iowa (12-3, 0-1) lost for the first time at home this season.


Iowa was down nine when back-to-back 3-pointers by Melissa Dixon and Samantha Logic pulled the Hawkeyes within 61-58 with 9:15 remaining. The Lady Lions answered with an 11-3 run to stretch the lead to 72-61 with 6:01 to play. Lucas made two free throws, a 3-pointer and a jumper during the run.


Iowa closed the gap to 79-67 with 3:57 left. Penn State finished with an 8-4 run, with Lucas scoring six points.


Dixon scored 22 points. Logic added 13 points with 12 assists to lead the Hawkeyes.




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