Weekend college basketball results

Staff Writer

College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78

The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.

(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67

The Jayhawks traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma Saturday looking to pick up a tough win in a hostile environment. Everything was going well in the first half. The Jayhawks were rebounding, hitting 3’s and taking care of the basketball. They build a 41-30 halftime lead. They were ultimately outscored in the second half 37-21. Senior guard Le’Bryan Nash lead the Cowboys in scoring with 18. He was one of 4 Cowboys to score in double figures. This win will go a long way with the tournament selection committee in March.

(#1) Kentucky (23-0) 68
Florida (12-11) 61

After last year’s Final 4 appearance, this has been a forgettable season for Florida. They aren’t likely to make the big dance again, but knocking off the undefeated Wildcats could have helped a bit. They gave Kentucky everything they could for 40 minutes before succumbing to the better team. Florida led 30-28 at half as their home crowd was in frenzy. The Wildcats and their endless list of pro prospects were simply too much for the Gators.

(#3) Virginia (21-1) 52
(#9) Louisville (19-4) 47

This match up pitted two of the best defensive teams in the country against each other. The first half was a defensive struggle as we saw a 24-13 Virginia advantage at half time. Virginia star guard Justin Anderson went a mere 1-9 from the field before injuring his left hand. He will be out the next 4-6 weeks. The second half saw a run from Louisville who closed the gap but were unable to secure the road victory.

(#10) Notre Dame (21-4) 60
(#4) Duke (20-3) 90

This game had the billing of Game of The Week and Duke quickly turned this match up into a laugher. Notre Dame got ran out of the Gym at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s campus. Duke came in with a chip on their shoulder as Notre Dame beat them 77-73 earlier in the year in South Bend, Ind. Duke was up 50-24 at half and was able to get considerable rest for most of the stars for the second half. This marks Notre Dame’s worst loss since 1999!

(#24) Georgetown (15-8) 53
Villanova (21-2) 69

Villanova shot a blistering 50% from 3 point range and never let this one get close. They were firing on all cylinders and were paced by Darrun Hilliard who had 15 points on 5-9 shooting. They built an 11 point half time lead that Georgetown simply could not make a dent in the lead.

(#19) Baylor (18-5) 87
(#15) West Virginia (18-5) 69

The Bears came into Morgantown looking for a tough road win. Forward Rico Gathers guided them to victory behind his 17 points and 16 rebounds. More importantly they held West Viriginia’s star point guard Juwan Staten to 6 points and 3 turnovers. Baylor’s stingy defense and prolific offense built a 16 point first half lead that allowed them to cruise to victory.


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