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No. 11 Texas Tech rolls, is now 9-0

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Jarrett Culver scored 15 points, Tariq Owens had 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 11 Texas Tech ran out to a 43-point halftime lead in a 79-44 victory over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.

The Red Raiders (9-0) matched their best start since 2008-09. All of the wins have been by double digits, and they had a 10-point lead less than five minutes into this rout.

Coming off a six-day break for final exams, Texas Tech relied on a defense that ranks among the best in the country against the offensively challenged Demons (2-8).


Nwora, Louisville survive vs. Lipscomb

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jordan Nwora scored 22 points and Louisville had to fend off Lipscomb in the closing minute for a 72-68 victory Wednesday night.

Malik Williams added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville (7-3), which rebounded from a 68-67 loss at Indiana on Saturday that snapped a three-game win streak.


Bowman, Popovic carry BC past Columbia

BOSTON (AP) Boston College Jim Christian doesn't believe there's a big gap between teams in college basketball like there was when he played.

He certainly wasn't going to let his team overlook an Ivy League team, especially after what happened around the country a night earlier.


Rebels top SE Louisiana for 4th in row

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Devontae Shuler scored 19 points, Terence Davis added 15 points, six rebounds and four assists and Mississippi beat Southeastern Louisiana 69-47 on Wednesday night.

Ole Miss (7-2) has won four straight and is now 18-0 all-time against Southeastern Louisiana.


Temple rallies in 2nd half past UMass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shizz Alston Jr. scored a career-high 31 points and made 3 of 4 foul shots in the last nine seconds and Temple rallied then held off UMass 65-63 on Wednesday night.

Less than a minute into the second half, Samba Diallo's 3-pointer gave the Minutemen a 40-27 lead. That triggered a 16-2 Temple run and De'Vondre Perry's layup put the Owls (8-2) ahead 43-42. Quinton Rose scored half the points during the run. Jonathan Laurent's layup with 11:54 to play gave UMass (6-5) its last lead at 46-45. Alston put Temple ahead with two foul shots 54 seconds later.


Miami F Gak to miss rest of season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami freshman forward Deng Gak will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury, the latest blow to the Hurricanes' depth up front.

Gak was hurt during a loss to Yale on Dec. 1 and is expected to be sidelined for six months. He averaged 2.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in eight games.


Penn ends 'Nova's 25-game Big 5 streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless.

"The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ Brodeur said.


Furman wins first at home as Top 25 team

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) No. 23 Furman took another step in its remarkable early-season journey, one coach Bob Richey expects will benefit his team the rest of the way.

The perfect Paladins (11-0) used a late run to pull away from Charleston Southern for a 77-69 victory Tuesday night in their first-ever home game as a Top 25 team.


SDSU sinks 23 3s in 139-72 win

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) South Dakota State scored 90 points at halftime and the Jackrabbits ran up a school-record 139-72 win against Savannah State.

Mike Daum had a double-double in the first half and finished with 37 points and 17 rebounds on Tuesday night.


Bey helps rally Colorado past New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Colorado's Tyler Bey had his second straight double-double to help the Buffaloes to a 78-75 comeback win over New Mexico on Tuesday for their sixth straight win.

Anthony Mathis scored 23 to lead the Lobos, but he fouled out with 5.8 seconds left to deprive New Mexico of its best 3-point shooter.

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