College basketball scores: Arizona beats Duke, Kansas goes down

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Friday was a busy day in college hoops, headlined by Arizona knocking off Duke to win the NIT Tip-Off.

While many around the country were busy shopping on Friday, some of the best college basketball teams were occupied on the court. Four of the top five teams in the country were in action, including No. 4 Arizona who battled No. 6 Duke for the NIT Tip-Off title.

Here's a look back at all of the action on Friday:

No. 1 Michigan State 98, Mount St. Mary's 65 | Full recap

The top-ranked Spartans cruised to an easy win over Mount St. Mary's and did so with an unusual starting lineup. Gary Harris sat out due to an ankle injury while Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson came off the bench after being late to a class. When he did come in, Appling was terrific, finishing with 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

Villanova 63, No. 2 Kansas 59 | Full recap

Despite trailing by nine just a few minutes into the game, Villanova came all the way back and held on for a 63-59 win against No. 2 Kansas. The Wildcats rallied back and led 29-22 at halftime. The teams traded runs in the second half. Villanova went up double-digits, but the Jayhawks came back. Kansas took a 59-58 lead with 33 seconds to play. That is when Ryan Arcidiacono made his only shot of the game. Arcidiacono hit a three-pointer to put the Wildcats up, 61-59. Kansas missed on the other end and Villanova made its free throws to pull the huge upset.

No. 4 Arizona, 72, No. 6 Duke 66 | Full recap

The most-hyped game of the day was played at Madison Square Garden in New York where Arizona and Duke battled for the NIT Tip-Off title. The game proved to be tightly contested and while Duke was in the lead for much of the game, it was Arizona that made the big run of the game. Nick Johnson helped key a big run for Arizona which allowed the Wildcats to build a double-digit lead. Johnson finished with 15 points while Rodney Hood led the way for Duke with 21 points. Jabari Parker finished with 19 points on 7-of-21 shooting.

No. 5 Oklahoma State 69, Butler 67 | Full recap

Oklahoma State jumped out early and appeared to be in control for the first 35 minutes of the game. The Cowboys led, 68-59, with less than four minutes to play before Butler came on with a strong surge. The Bulldogs cut Oklahoma State's lead to 68-67 putting the Cowboys into survival mode. Elijah Brown had a chance to win the game for Butler, but his three-pointer missed and Oklahoma State survived. The Cowboys won despite scoring just a single point over the final 4:01 of the game. Marcus Smart finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.

No. 7 Ohio State 99, North Florida 64 | Full recap

Ohio State didn't have any issues improving to 6-0, cruising to a blowout win against North Florida. Ohio State jumped out early and led by 19 points at halftime. Five players scored in double-figures for the Buckeyes, including Amir Williams who led the way with 18 points. LaQuinton Ross hit 4-of-7 three-point attempts and finished with 17 points.

No. 9 Louisville 69, Southern Miss 38 | Full recap

Louisville handed Southern Miss its first loss of the season, in large part to a dominating defensive effort from the Cardinal. Louisville jumped out to a 13-0 lead and Southern Miss didn't get on the scoreboard until 5:30 into the game. The Cardinal kept the defensive pressure up, allowing only 13 first half points. Chris Jones came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting.

No. 14 Oregon 85, Pacific 62 | Full recap

Oregon trailed by seven points at halftime, but it was all Ducks in the second half. Pacific led by 11 points at one point in the first half with Oregon trimming the lead to 36-29 at halftime. The Ducks erased the deficit quickly in the second half, beginning the half with a 20-0 run to build a 13-point lead. Oregon didn't let up and cruised to the win with Mike Moser scoring a game-high 19 points.

No. 15 Florida 67, Florida State 66 | Full recap

Dorian Finney-Smith didn't have a great game for the Gators, but he made the plays when Florida needed him the most. With the game tied, 66-66, Finney-Smith came up with an offensive rebound and drew a foul. He missed the first free throw, but made the second and gave Florida a 67-66 lead with 1.3 seconds to play. Ian Miller nearly won the game for FSU, but his half-court heave hit off the back of the rim. Finney-Smith made just 2-of-12 shots from the field.

No. 19 UCLA 95, Northwestern 79

The Bruins were on fire from deep, hitting 13-of-17 three-pointers en route to an easy win over the Wildcats in Las Vegas. Kyle Anderson narrowly missed a triple-double with 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the win. JerShon Cobb led Northwestern in defeat with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

San Diego State 86, No. 20 Creighton 80

Despite jumping out to an early 12-point lead, the Creighton Bluejays lost their first game of the season on Friday, falling to San Diego State, 86-80. Creighton led 14-2 with 15:56 to play in the first half, but San Diego State mounted a quick comeback. The Aztecs managed to erase the deficit then build a lead of their own, going up 40-30 at halftime. The teams went back-and-forth in the second half, but San Diego State held off Creighton's late comeback attempt and secured the victory.

No. 21 Memphis 76, LSU 69

LSU gave Memphis everything it could handle, but Memphis was able to close out the game and hold on for the win. LSU cut Memphis' lead to 68-66 with 2:52 to play only to see Memphis close the game on an 8-3 run. Joe Jackson helped seal the game, coming up with a crucial steal and going 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final minute. Austin Nichols scored 19 points for Memphis while Anthony Hickey scored 20 points in defeat.

No. 22 Michigan 87, Coppin State 45 | Full recap

Zak Irvin poured in 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting and the Michigan Wolverines rolled with a 87-45 win against Coppin State. Three-point shooting was one of the differences in the game. The Wolverines made 10-of-29 attempts from deep while Coppin State made just 2-of-17. Michigan also had a huge advantage on the glass, out-rebounding Coppin State, 44-19.

No. 23 Iowa 89, UTEP 53 | Full recap

Iowa got off to a great start and improved to 7-1 with a blowout win against UTEP. The Hawkeyes led 47-22 at halftime and added to the lead in the second half. Aaron White scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting while also going 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Jarrod Uthoff played well off the bench, finishing with eight points and 10 rebounds.

No. 25 Marquette 76, George Washington 60

Marquette scored the first five points of the game and the Golden Eagles never trailed en route to 76-60 win against George Washington. Davante Gardner paced Marquette with 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting. He also racked up nine rebounds. While Gardner controlled the interior, he got some help from shooters. Marquette made 8-of-15 three-point attempts, while George Washington shot just 4-of-19 from deep.

Drexel 85, Alabama 83 (3OT)

A day after the Alabama challenged No. 6 Duke, the Crimson Tide lost a heartbreaker to Drexel in three overtimes. Alabama trailed for most of the game, but rallied back in the second half. The teams traded the lead over the final eight minutes of regulation and the Crimson Tide led by four with less than a minute to play. A turnover led to a Drexel layup to tie the game.

Retin Obasohan hit two clutch free throws with four seconds to play, allowing Alabama to force a second overtime. He hit two more free throws in the second time to once again tie the game. Drexel had two chances to win, but a huge block by Obasohan helped force a third overtime. The Crimson tide had multiple chances late in the third overtime, but missed from deep, from the field and from the free throw line.

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