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Utah deals No. 4 Arizona first loss

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah found a way to bottle up Arizona's powerful offense.

The Utes handed the No. 4 Wildcats their first loss of the season, 81-66, on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Utah locked down Arizona on the perimeter - limiting the Wildcats to 4-of-28 shooting from 3-point range. The Utes flustered the Wildcats into rushed shots and early turnovers, setting the tone for what became a comfortable victory.


No. 2 Texas gets past No. 7 Creighton

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas had pressured Creighton's shooters into a miserable night, only to watch a late flurry of 3-pointers start swishing.

An 11-point Longhorns lead was down to three.


Hawkins leads No. 8 UConn by Okla. State

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Jordan Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points to lead unbeaten No. 8 UConn past Oklahoma State 74-64 on Thursday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.

Adama Sanogo added 20 points and Andre Jackson scored 11 for the Huskies (9-0).


No. 9 Kansas overwhelms Seton Hall 91-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas forward Kevin McCullar Jr. claimed the Jayhawks have "so many weapons that anyone can score 10-plus a game."

Just about everyone did Thursday night.


Jaquez has 27 as UCLA rips Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 27 points to help No. 21 UCLA open up Pac-12 play with an 80-66 win over Stanford on Thursday night.

The Bruins (6-2, 1-0 Pac-12) have now won three straight after dropping back-to-back games to No. 6 Baylor and No. 16 Illinois in Las Vegas.


ASU edges Colorado on Cambridge's late 3

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left and Arizona State rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Colorado 60-59 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference opener.

The Sun Devils took their final possession with 12.7 seconds to play. DJ Horne received the ball underneath and passed to Cambridge, who hit nothing but net from the left side of the arc.


Depth helps Virginia climb to No. 3

The starting five is the same, but that is where comparisons between the Virginia team that has climbed to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and last year's NIT quarterfinalists ends.

Yes, one more year together and a trip to Italy has made the first five significantly better, but part of the credit for that surely goes to another group: the reinforcements. They've helped the Cavaliers (6-0) already knock off No. 6 Baylor, No. 16 Illinois and Michigan.


No. 10 Indiana beats No. 18 UNC, now 7-0

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Trayce Jackson-Davis grew up dreaming about winning showcase college games.

On Wednesday night, Indiana's senior forward finally got a chance to celebrate a big, nationally televised victory.


Filipowski lifts No. 7 Duke by Ohio St.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Jon Scheyer knew it would take time for a Duke team with 11 new players to learn each other and how to close out games. Moments like Wednesday night - with the 17th-ranked Blue Devils tenaciously protecting a second-half lead against a ranked opponent- are vital for that process.

Freshman Kyle Filipowski had 16 points, including a key three-point play with 2:37 left, to help Duke beat No. 25 Ohio State 81-72 on Wednesday night in the final ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a solid bounceback performance after a loss to No. 5 Purdue.


Edey scores 25, No. 5 Purdue beats FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Purdue was playing its first true road game on Wednesday night, but the fifth-ranked Boilermakers' travel time has been extensive after a weekend on the West Coast.

Zach Edey scored 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting as Purdue fought off jet lag to beat Florida State 79-69 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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