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Purdue stifles No. 5 Virginia in rout

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue coach Matt Painter packed his lineup with more scoring punch Wednesday night.

Sasha Stefanovic made sure it paid off.

Just hours after learning he would make his first career start, the sophomore guard poured in a career-high 20 points, Jahaad Proctor added 16 and the Boilermakers shut down No. 5 Virginia with a 69-40 rout in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


No. 6 Ohio St. pounds No. 7 UNC on road

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Sixth-ranked Ohio State spent the last 15 minutes of Wednesday night's trip to seventh-ranked North Carolina knocking down shots, making the Tar Heels work for every look and ultimately driving the blue-clad home fans toward the exits well before the final horn.

The result was a second attention-grabbing blowout by the Buckeyes against a ranked opponent, this one handing Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams his most lopsided home loss at UNC.


No. 3 Maryland routs ND, moves to 9-0

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland needed some time to get its offense going Wednesday night against Notre Dame. The third-ranked Terrapins’ defense, though, was never a problem.

Maryland held the Fighting Irish below 30 percent shooting in both halves, Jalen Smith had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Terps cruised to a 72-51 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


No. 9 Gonzaga bounces back with rout

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Joel Ayayi found out Wednesday morning he would be in No. 9 Gonzaga's starting lineup, replacing Admon Gilder.

After two years of coming off the bench, he wanted to make an impression.


No. 21 Vols extend home streak to 31

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee had no problem extending the longest active home winning streak in Division I.

John Fulkerson scored 15 points and Olivier Nkamhoua had a double-double as the 21st-ranked Volunteers trounced winless Florida A&M 72-43 on Wednesday night for their 31st straight home victory.


Bey helps No. 23 Villanova fend off Penn

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Saddiq Bey kept another surprise defeat at bay for Villanova, and again made the Wildcats the top contender for another city championship.

Bey scored a career-high 27 points and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 23 Villanova to an 80-69 victory over Penn on Wednesday night.


Green leads No. 22 Washington past EWU

SEATTLE (AP) Quade Green had no problem when Washington coach Mike Hopkins suggested his first-string point guard come off the bench for one night just to give the opponent a little different look.

Whether starting or not, Green has quickly become a critical component to the Huskies' success.


No. 20 Colorado survives scare from LMU

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Colorado found out what it's like to get someone's best shot. Now the Buffaloes are ready to take theirs against a storied program.

D'Shawn Schwartz had a season-high 16 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer late, and No. 20 Colorado withstood another upset scare Wednesday night in a 76-64 win over Loyola Marymount.


McClung lifts shorthanded Hoyas with 33

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) With Georgetown missing two of its top five scorers, the Hoyas needed someone to step up and Mac McClung answered the call.

McClung scored a season-high 33 points to help the Hoyas hand Oklahoma State its first loss of the season, 81-74 on Wednesday night.


No. 25 Utah State tops San Jose State

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) With star center Neemias Queta sidelined by a knee injury early this season, former walk-on Justin Bean has shouldered the load inside for Utah State.

Bean had 18 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double, and No. 25 Utah State bounced back from its first loss by beating San Jose State 71-59 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener.

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