Villanova beats Kansas on 3-pointer by Ryan Arcidiacono with 10.1 seconds left
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Ryan Arcidiacono's 3-pointer with 10.1 seconds left put Villanova on top for good, and the Wildcats upset No. 2 Kansas 63-59 in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night.
Arcidiacono had missed all five of his previous shots, but made the one that counted - the only field goal for the Wildcats in the final 7 minutes.
Darrun Hilliard and Dylan Ennis each scored 14 for Villanova (6-0), which meets Iowa in Saturday night's championship game. JayVaughn Pinkston scored 13 and James Bell added 10 for the Wildcats.
Frank Mason scored 12 for Kansas (5-1). His three-point play with 34.2 seconds left gave Kansas its first lead in more than 25 minutes, but the Jayhawks couldn't hold on in the final moments.
Perry Ellis scored 11, while Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid added 10 each for Kansas, which plays UTEP in the third-place game on Saturday.
Villanova led 57-46 with just more than seven minutes left, then got outscored 13-1 to lose the lead - and then found a way at the end to cap a wild night where one team would go on a run, then the other would follow.
It held true to the end, with the Wildcats having the last run.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Keith Appling came off the bench to score 17 points and Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice added 15 apiece Friday to power Michigan State to a 98-65 victory against Mt. Saint Mary's and help the Spartans continue their domination of non-conference opponents at home during November.
The last time the Spartans (7-0) lost at home in November was to a David Robinson-led Navy team on Nov. 29, 1986. Michigan State has won 74 consectutive games against unranked non-conference opponents at home.
Michigan State - which is off to its best start since opening the 2000-01 season with a 12-0 mark - did not start Appling, Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson due to ''classroom attendance issues.''
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Marcus Smart scored 17 points as No. 5 Oklahoma State survived a major scare in a 69-67 win against Butler in an Old Spice Classic semifinal on Friday.
Oklahoma State (7-0) again came out flat to start a second half, one day after the Cowboys saw a 23-point halftime lead dwindle to four with 3 minutes to play before beating Purdue 97-87.
With the Cowboys holding a 68-67 lead in the final minute, Smart missed three free throws, including the front end of a 1-and-1.
Butler's Khyle Marshall was fouled with 8.4 seconds remaining, but also missed his free throws.
Le'Bryan Nash made it 69-67 by hitting 1 of 2 from the line before Butler's Elijah Brown had his last second 3-point shot blocked.
Butler (5-1) got 15 points from Brown.
NEW YORK -- Nick Johnson scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke 72-66 on Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The game was expected to be a matchup of two of the best freshmen in the country and, although Aaron Gordon of Arizona and Jabari Parker of Duke didn't spend a lot of time covering each other, they were both key factors in the outcome.
Gordon, a quiet forward, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds and came up big late with a dunk on an alley-oop pass and then fed Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for a dunk less than a minute later to give the Wildcats (7-0) a 61-51 lead with 3:59 to play.
Parker, who had 19 points for his first game under 20 points this season, struggled against Arizona's physical defense and was 7 of 21 from the field. He came into the game shooting 60 percent from the field.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LaQuinton Ross broke out of a frigid shooting spell by scoring 17 points on Friday night and No. 7 Ohio State rode a 19-point first-half run to a 99-64 victory against North Florida.
Amir Williams and Amedeo Della each hit career highs for the Buckeyes (6-0), with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Aaron Craft added 16 points, making his first 3-pointer of the season, while Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 10.
Beau Beech and Dallas Moore each had 14 points and Charles McRoy 11 for North Florida (4-4), which fell to 0-16 against ranked teams and 0-6 against teams in the Top 10.
It was the 100th collegiate win for Craft and Smith Jr., who reached that figure in 119 games - faster than any Ohio State player.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Chris Jones came off the bench to score 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 9 Louisville bounced back from its first loss to roll past Southern Mississippi 69-38 Friday night.
Five days after a lackluster effort in a 93-84 loss to North Carolina, the Cardinals (6-1) got a better effort on both ends with the help of two new starters. Freshman point guard Terry Rozier got things going offensively by making his first three from beyond the arc en route to nine points, while redshirt freshman center Mangok Mathiang had seven rebounds and three blocks.
Jones made 4 of 7 from long range and 5 of 10 overall. Louisville shot 23 of 55 (42 percent) and matched a season high with 12 3-pointers.
The Cardinals' trademark pressure defense forced 22 turnovers and stifled the Golden Eagles (6-1) at the start of both halves, holding them scoreless for nearly 12 combined minutes.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Mike Moser scored 19 points and No. 14 Oregon beat Pacific 85-62 on Friday.
Johnathan Loyd had 13 assists, tied with four others for the second-most ever by an Oregon player.
The 14th-ranked Ducks (5-0) scored 20 consecutive points after halftime to break open a close game. Pacific (4-1) led 36-29 after the break, but then went nearly seven minutes without scoring.
T.J. Wallace and Trevin Harris had 14 points each for the Tigers.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Dorian Finney-Smith made a free throw with 1.3 seconds left, lifting No. 15 Florida to a 67-66 victory against rival Florida State on Friday night.
Finney-Smith struggled all night from the field, missing 10 of 12 shots, but came up big in the clutch.
He grabbed an offensive rebound on a missed jumper by Scottie Wilkebin and got fouled on the putback. He missed the first free throw, but gathered himself and sank the second one for the Gators (6-1).
Florida State (5-2) had a shot to win it, but Ian Miller's desperation heave from half court bounced off the back of the rim, just missing by inches.
Casey Prather led Florida with 19 points, and Michael Frazier II added 17. Finney-Smith finished with six points and 10 rebounds.
The Gators extended their home winning streak to 20 and won their fifth in a row in the series.
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Xavier Thames scored six of his 26 points in the final 1:18, J.J. O'Brien had 15 points and seven rebounds, and San Diego State overcame 30 points by Doug McDermott to upset No. 20 Creighton 86-80 Friday night in the second round of the Wooden Legacy at Cal State Fullerton.
Winston Shepard added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Aztecs (4-1).
Ethan Wragge had 15 points for Creighton (5-1).
McDermott connected on his first six shots, including three consecutive 3-pointers during a game-opening 19-7 run. But the nation's top scorer among returning players missed his next 11 field-goal attempts and San Diego State stormed back with a 31-9 run to pull ahead 38-28 with 2:03 left in the half.
Thames led the Aztecs to a 40-30 halftime lead with 13 points.
The Bluejays failed to score at least 40 points in a half for the first time this season.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Austin Nichols scored 19 points, Chris Crawford had 17 and No. 21 Memphis beat LSU 76-69 on Friday night in a semifinal at the Old Spice Classic.
Joe Jackson added 16 points for Memphis (4-1), which will play No. 5 Oklahoma State in Sunday night's championship game. The Cowboys got a major scare in Friday's other semifinal before beating Butler 69-67.
Memphis' only loss this season came to Oklahoma State, which won handily 101-80 on Nov. 19.
Anthony Hickey scored 20 points for LSU (4-2).
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Playing without leading scorer Nik Stauskas, No. 22 Michigan found plenty of offensive firepower to rout Coppin State 87-45 on Friday.
Freshman Zak Irvin matched his career-high of 10 points by halftime, when Michigan led 42-23, and brought the Crisler Center crowd to its feet by connecting on three consecutive 3-point baskets for a 63-31 lead with 13:24 left to play.
Irvin finished with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Aaron White scored 17 points, Zach McCabe added 14 - including the first dunk of the senior forward's collegiate career - and the Iowa Hawkeyes rolled into the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, easily beating UTEP 89-53 on Friday night.
After needing overtime to beat Xavier in the quarterfinals, Iowa took care of this one early. A 13-0 run in the opening minutes put the Hawkeyes in control, and Iowa's first 20-point lead came a mere 14 minutes into the contest.
Peter Jok scored 14 and Melsahn Basabe finished with 10 for the Hawkeyes (7-0), who have already won five times this season by at least 31 points. Iowa shot 53 percent and will meet either Villanova for the tournament title on Saturday.
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Davante Gardner scored 20 points and had nine rebounds to lead No. 25 Marquette to a 76-60 victory against George Washington on Friday in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy.
Marquette (5-2) used a 12-2 run early in the first half to build a double-digit lead, and never trailed.
The Colonials (5-1) tried to stage a couple of comebacks in the second half but never got any closer than the final 10-point margin.
George Washington hurt itself by shooting just 35 percent from the floor, and making just 15 of 25 free throws.
Gardner had 14 of his game-high 20 points, when the Golden Eagles built a 21-point halftime lead. Jake Thomas added 13 points for the Marquette.
The Colonials were led by Kethan Savage and Maurice Creek, who scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.