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Oklahoma takes down No. 3 Wichita State

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) No one had to convince Oklahoma's players that Saturday's game at No. 3 Wichita State presented a measuring stick of sorts.

Sooners star guard Trae Young believes the 91-83 victory "will open a lot of eyes in the college basketball world," and fellow freshman Brady Manek agreed.

"That's probably the biggest crowd I've ever played in front of," Manek said. "We just showed that we can play on a big stage against a great team."


Down 22 in 2nd, No. 10 Xavier tops ETSU

CINCINNATI (AP) Trevon Bluiett missed 11 straight shots as Xavier fell behind by 22 points in the second half. When the 10th-ranked Musketeers absolutely had to get one, their top scorer stepped back and confidently put one in.

Bluiett's jumper with 6.3 seconds left completed the Musketeers' frantic rally Saturday to a 68-66 victory over ETSU, their biggest comeback in 18 seasons at the Cintas Center.


Rutgers closes strong to stun Seton Hall

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Steve Pikiell is turning around the Rutgers' basketball program a lot quicker than anyone expected.

Corey Sanders scored eight of his season-high 22 points in a game-ending 17-2 run Saturday, leading the Scarlet Knights to their biggest win since Pikiell became coach last year - a 71-65 win over No. 15 Seton Hall.


No. 6 Miami downs GW to improve to 9-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Miami coach Jim Larranaga is staying on the Hurricanes while they keep piling up wins.

Dewan Huell had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Miami used a fast start to beat George Washington 59-50 on Saturday.


No. 2 Michigan State holds off Oakland

DETROIT (AP) Tom Izzo and Michigan State probably needed a game like this.

Little Caesars Arena definitely needed it.


No. 8 UK hits 11 3s, outlasts Va. Tech

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Needing every point possible to compete with high-scoring Virginia Tech, No. 8 Kentucky got offense from all over the court off numerous opportunities created by a disruptive defense.

Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and the Wildcats outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for their most significant victory this season.


Morgan has 34, IU upsets Irish in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana forward Juwan Morgan spent all week preparing for a showdown with Notre Dame star Bonzie Colson.

Turns out, all Morgan needed was one frantic flurry to take down the preseason All-American.


No. 12 Gonzaga outlasts N. Dakota in OT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Unheralded North Dakota gave No. 12 Gonzaga all it could handle on Saturday night.

Josh Perkins scored 20 points and Zach Norvell Jr. added 19 as the Bulldogs pulled out an 89-83 win in overtime.


Kansas tops Huskers on late 3, ends skid

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) His team down a point in the final minute, Kansas' Devonte Graham never thought twice about passing to struggling teammate Svi Mykhailiuk.

Mykhailiuk had missed 19 of his previous 25 3-point shots over three games to that point, and he was wide open in the corner in front of the Jayhawks' bench.


Purdue cruises to end skid vs. Butler

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Purdue set the tone with its defense. Butler never recovered.

Carsen Edwards scored 18 points, and the 17th-ranked Boilermakers beat the Bulldogs 82-67 on Saturday for their second win in the seven-year history of the Crossroads Classic.

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