LaQuinton Ross' 19 help No. 3 Ohio State top Delaware 76-64
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.
Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three consecutive. It was their second of three games in six days, all in the BlackRock Gotham Classic.
Both teams will be playing in the same five-team ''tournament'' at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, with the Blue Hens meeting Bryant and Ohio State squaring off against Notre Dame.
Ross hit 8 of 13 shots from the field including both of his 3-point attempts.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Stanford finally has a signature win. UConn has its first loss.
Chasson Randle scored 22 points and the Cardinal upset the 10th-ranked Huskies 53-51 on Wednesday night.
It was the first win for Stanford (8-2) against a Top 25 team away from Palo Alto since the 2008 NCAA tournament. The Cardinal's previous seven wins this season came over teams that were a combined 32-41.
Josh Huestis added 13 points and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.
DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1), which was 6 of 10 from behind the arc in the first half and 0 for 12 in the second.
WACO, Texas -- Kenny Chery was wondering how he missed that layup at the end of regulation. Baylor's point guard more than made up for it in overtime.
Chery scored 12 of his 20 points in the extra period for the 12th-ranked Bears, who returned from an extended break with a 91-84 victory against Northwestern State on Wednesday night.
Chery had a steal in the first minute of overtime after Sabri Thompson lost control of the ball. Chery picked it up and drove to make a tough short jumper while being fouled. He shouted out while still sitting on the court after the ball went through the hoop to put the Bears (9-1) ahead to stay. He added the free throw.
There was an assist for Chery on Gary Franklin's 3-pointer in the extra period. After Brison White's jumper got Northwestern State within 82-80 with 2 minutes left, Chery drove for a layup and then made a 3-pointer after a shot-clock violation by the Demons (4-6).
Cory Jefferson had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, which was playing for the first time in 12 days. Rico Gathers had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Franklin added 11 points.
Jalan West had 26 points for Northwestern State, including a tying 3-pointer with 14 seconds left in regulation.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left to help Texas hold on and beat No. 14 North Carolina 86-83 on Wednesday night.
Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNC's Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth consecutive win.
Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12 - including two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to answer a tying spurt from the Tar Heels (7-3).
Texas shot 38 percent after halftime and 40 percent for the game, but dominated the boards and scored 21 second-chance points to beat the Tar Heels for the sixth time in seven meetings.
Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC, which got senior Leslie McDonald back for the first time after missing the first nine games due to NCAA eligibility issues.
But in the end, the Tar Heels struggled to overcome a flat start as well as 23 missed free throws in what has become a recurring theme this season.
ATHENS, Ohio -- Maxie Esho had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists and No. 22 Massachusetts remained undefeated with an 83-71 victory against Ohio on Wednesday night.
Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight consecutive in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points.
Maurice Ndour scored 16 points for Ohio (7-3), which made just five of 24 attempts from 3-point range (20.8 percent).
Nick Kellogg added 12 points for the Bobcats, who were playing their first home game against a ranked opponent since 1997.
SAN DIEGO -- Southern Utah had scored only five points through the first 15 minutes, and suddenly No. 24 San Diego State had a short-term goal: focus on defense.
That they did. SDSU's defense never gave Southern Utah a chance and the Aztecs won a 76-39 laugher Wednesday night.Thames scored 16 points, Josh Davis had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Aqeel Quinn added 14 points for the Aztecs (8-1), who had been off for nine days for finals.
SDSU was up 4-0 before Southern Utah touched the ball, thanks to Skylar Spencer's reverse layup and JJ O'Brien's basket off Skylar's missed free throw.
SDSU raced to leads of 21-2 and 37-4. It was 41-11 at halftime. The Thunderbirds made only two of their first 17 shots.