Butler Upsets No. 1 Villanova

Butler forward Kelan Martin (30) shoots between Villanova defenders Donte DiVincenzo (10) and Mikal Bridges (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Butler forward Kelan Martin (30) shoots between Villanova defenders Donte DiVincenzo (10) and Mikal Bridges (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin scored 24 points and Paul Jorgensen had a career-high 23 to help Butler upset No. 1 Villanova 101-93 on Saturday.

It’s the second straight year the Bulldogs (12-3, 2-0 Big East) have ended Villanova’s perfect start.

Jalen Brunson had 31 points and Mikal Bridges finished with 21 to help Villanova (13-1, 1-1) cut a 23-point deficit to six with 1:33 left. But Brunson missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with a chance to make it a four-point game and the comeback bid fell short.

It was a stunning twist for Villanova, which had won 10 of its 13 games by 14 or more points and was allowing 65.8 points per game.

No. 4 DUKE 100

No. 24 FLORIDA ST. 93

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Marvin Bagley III had 32 points and a season-best 21 rebounds for Duke.

Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. added 14 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Grayson Allen scored 22 points and Trevon Duval scored 11 of his 16 in the second half for the Blue Devils (13-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

ALABAMA 79

No. 5 TEXAS A&M 57

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — John Petty made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help Alabama knock off Texas A&M 79-57 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

No. 6 XAVIER 77 DePAUL 72

CINCINNATI (AP) — J.P. Macura scored 19 points and had a steal and a blocked shot in the final minute to complete Xavier’s comeback from a 16-point deficit.

No. 8 WICHITA ST. 72 UCONN 62

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Landry Shamet scored 16 points to lead Wichita State in its first American Athletic Conference game.

No. 9 VIRGINIA 59 BOSTON COLLEGE 58

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome scored a career-high 31 points, including two free throws with 53 seconds left, for Virginia.

Kyle Guy added 11 points and Isaiah Wilkins had eight with 14 rebounds and four blocks for the Cavaliers (12-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

No. 12 OKLAHOMA 90 No. 10 TCU 89

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Freshman Trae Young scored 39 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 7.9 seconds left, and had 14 assists as Oklahoma overcome a 13-point deficit in the second half to end the nation’s longest winning streak.

No. 13 UNC 73

WAKE FOREST 69

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Joel Berry II hit a high-arcing floater in the paint with 10.3 seconds left for North Carolina.

No. 14 PURDUE 98

LIPSCOMB 66

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Vincent Edwards had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Isaac Haas added 19 points and seven rebounds to help Purdue beat Lipscomb.

No. 15 MIAMI 67

PITTSBURGH 53

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Lawrence II had 12 points and Ja’Quan Newton and Bruce Brown Jr. both had 11 for Miami.

The Hurricanes (12-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) overwhelmed the undersized and undermanned Panthers over the final 30 minutes to win their conference opener with ease.

ARKANSAS 95

No. 19 TENNESSEE 93, OT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford combined for 61 points and Arkansas rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit.

The win is the sixth straight for the Razorbacks (11-2, 1-0).

No. 20 GONZAGA 101 SANTA CLARA 52

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Silas Melson scored 19 points, Josh Perkins had 12 points and eight assists, and Gonzaga cruised by Santa Clara for its 16th straight victory in th e series.

Gonzaga scored the first 15 points and was never threatened.

Perkins made Gonzaga’s first shot for a 3-0 lead and he hit another 3 from the corner on the Bulldogs’ next possession.

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