Big Night For Phinisee Leads Indiana Past No. 4 Purdue
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Rob Phinisee scored a season-high 17 points in the first half and then made the decisive 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left to send Indiana past No. 4 Purdue 68-65 on Thursday night.
Phinisee finished with a career-best 20 points as the Hoosiers (14-4, 5-3 Big Ten) snapped a nine-game losing streak against their top rival and improved to 12-0 at home this season — sending fans streaming onto the court. Xavier Johnson added 18 points and Phinisee had four steals.
Jaden Ivey scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half for Purdue but missed two potential go-ahead shots in the final seven seconds, including a 3 at the buzzer.
Mason Gillis had 13 points and seven rebounds as the Boilermakers (15-3, 4-3) lost for the first time in their last six trips to Assembly Hall.
NO. 16 USC 61, COLORADO 58
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored all 14 of his points in the second half and grabbed 18 rebounds as Southern California ended three years of frustration against Colorado.
Max Agbonkpolo added 11 points and went 3 of 4 at the free throw line in the final 15 seconds for the Trojans (15-2, 5-2 Pac-12), who had dropped seven straight to the Buffaloes (12-5, 4-3).
Isaiah Mobley had 13 points and six rebounds, and Boogie Ellis scored 11.
Jabari Walker scored 13 points for Colorado, but had the ball stripped away by Drew Peterson with seven seconds left and the Buffaloes trailing by three.
Colorado lost for the second time in eight games.
NO. 21 PROVIDENCE 83 GEORGETOWN 75
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Croswell scored 15 points on 7-for-7 shooting and Noah Horchler had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Providence past Georgetown.
Al Durham added 15 points and Nate Watson scored 10 for the Friars (15-2, 5-1 Big East), who won for the 10th time in 11 games.
Donald Carey led Georgetown (6-9, 0-4) with 21 points and seven rebounds. Kaiden Rice finished with 19 points for the Hoyas, who have lost four straight.
NO. 25 UCONN 75, BUTLER 56
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyrese Martin scored 25 of his career-high 27 points in the second half and Connecticut beat Butler for the second time this week.
Adama Sanogo added 15 points and Isaiah Whaley had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (13-4, 4-2 Big East), who trailed by four at halftime but shot 67% in the second half to take control.
Two nights earlier, UConn beat Butler 76-59 at home in a game that was rescheduled from Jan. 1 because of COVID-19.
Chuck Harris came off the bench to score 16 points for the Bulldogs (9-9, 2-5), who have lost three in a row and five of six.