College baskeball scores: Arizona avoids upset

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The No. 1 team in the country earned their 20th win on Sunday, but it came in surprisingly tough fashion against a game Utah team.

Arizona made school history by notching its 20th straight win behind 22 points from Nick Johnson as they defeated Utah, 65-56 on Sunday night at McKale Center.

The Wildcats overcame a mediocre 40 percent shooting effort by winning the rebounding margin, 38-25. Brandon Ashley added 11 points and seven rebounds while Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each added 10.

Delon Wright paced the scoring for Utah with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists on 5-of-12 shooting. He struggled from the three-point line, going 0-for-2.

Thought there were several key moments of the night's marquee matchup, the one that stood out was this spectacular drive and finish from Johnson that ignited the crowed and carried the Cats to victory:


Massachusetts 90, Fordham 52

Chaz Williams scored 18 points to lead all scorers as No. 13 UMass cruised past Fordham on Sunday night in front of a sellout crowed at Mullins Center. The senior guard added eight assists and grabbed four rebounds and went 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the three-point line.

Chris Whitehead led the way for Fordam with 13 points and six rebounds.

Memphis 80, South Florida 58

The 23rd-ranked Memphis Tigers made quick work of South Florida and improved to 15-4 with sound defense and sound shooting. Memphis connected on 49 percent of their shot attempts. Martino Brock led all scorers with 17 points and added six rebounds and two assists in his team's losing effort.

The Bulls couldn't generate any consistent offense and shot just 34 percent from the field and 30 percent from the three-point line. They also committed 15 turnovers and never came close to challenging the host squad.

Cincinnati 80, Temple 76

Sean Kilpatrick scored 29 points as the 15th-ranked Bearcats managed to stave off a resilient effort by the Owls to hang on and notch a gritty road win to improve to 19-2 overall and 8-0 in the AAC.

Temple made things interesting by having a chance to tie the game late before Jermaine Sanders blocked Josh Brown's layout attempt with half a second remaining in the game.

Dalton Pepper paced the Owls with a game-high 33 points on 10-of-21 shooting and made eight three-pointers on 14 attempts and also managed five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

UCLA 76, Cal 64

David Wear scored a career-high 18 points and added seven rebounds and two blocked shots en route to the Bruins' victory at Pauley Pavilion. Kyle Anderson notched a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds while adding five rebounds.

Jordan Matthews led the way for Cal with 18 points and six rebounds. Cal shot just 19 percent from the three-point line while UCLA poured in 56 percent of their looks from beyond the arc.

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