Wildcats Fall To Buffs – Top 25 News And Scores For February 15th
UNDATED (AP) — Colorado avenged a bitter overtime loss at Arizona with a 71-58 rout of the ninth-ranked Wildcats. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 21 points and freshman Xavier Johnson added a season-high 19.
Unlike last month’s game in Tucson, there was no controversy at the end of regulation — just Colorado fans storming the court in celebration.
On Jan. 3, the Buffaloes’ apparent game-winning 3-pointer was waved off at the end of regulation even though replays showed the shot was taken in time.
In other AP Top-25 hoops:
__ Fifth-ranked Gonzaga topped Saint Mary’s 69-54. Gary Bell Jr. led the ‘Zags with 20. Gonzaga improved to 24-2. Kevin Pangos added 18 points and Kelly Olynyk (oh-LYN’-nihk) scored 17 for the Bulldogs.
— Russ Smith scored 21 second-half points, including 12 straight over a 3:03 stretch that put No. 12 Louisville ahead for good and helped the Cardinals beat St. John’s 72-58.
— Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and 13th-ranked Ohio State used a late 12-0 run to beat Northwestern 69-59 for the Buckeyes’ 32nd consecutive home win against the Wildcats. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 12 points — all in the first half.
— Andre Hollins hit the go-ahead 3-pointer midway through overtime to finish with 21 points and lead Minnesota to a 58-53 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin. It’s the third straight game Wisconsin went to overtime.