No. 1 Arizona Escapes With Win Over UCLA, College Roundup


Published on January 10 2014 6:35 am
Last Updated on January 10 2014 8:34 am
Written by Millie Lange

No. 1 Wildcats Escape UCLA

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The top-ranked Arizona Wildcats gave up a 13-point lead but held on late to escape Pauley Pavilion with a 79-75 win over number-25 UCLA.  Nick Johnson had a game-high 22 points for Arizona, which tied the best start in school history at 16-0. Aaron Gordon added 10 points and six rebounds as Arizona shot 54-percent from the field. Kyle Anderson posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for UCLA, which shot 40-percent and fell to 12-3.  Jordan Adams chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins.

Northwestern Falls To Hawkeyes

(Iowa City, IA) -- JerShon Cobb scored 18 points with seven rebounds as the Wildcats fell to Iowa 93-67 last night on the road. Drew Crawford chipped in with 12 points for Northwestern, which dropped to 7-9.

Gonzaga Stunned In Portland

(Portland, OR) -- The University of Portland upset 18th-ranked Gonzaga 82-73, giving the Bulldogs their first WCC loss of the season. Sam Dower led the Bulldogs with 14 points and Kevin Pangos added 12 in the loss. Gonzaga is 14-3 overall after a poor shooting night.


Cal Upsets Oregon, Stanford Falls

California made 52.5 percent of its shots on the way to a 96-83 upset of No. 13 Oregon in Eugene. Cal is 2-0 in the Pac-12 and 11-4 overall with Oregon State on the schedule Saturday.

Memphis Dumps Louisville

(Louisville, KY) -- Memphis picked up a quality road win over Louisville, 73-67, behind a balanced effort with all five starters in double figures. Joe Jackson and Shaq Goodwin led the way for 15 points apiece as the Tigers improved to 11-3 overall and 2-1 in the AAC. They are at Temple Saturday.


Eastern Falls To Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE, Tenn.  – The Panther men’s basketball team dropped its first road Ohio Valley Conference contest of the season, 81-69, at Tennessee Tech on Thursday night at the Eblen Center. EIU falls to 4-11 (1-3 OVC) on the year.

Trailing 65-64 with just over five minutes left in the game, the Golden Eagles (9-9, 2-1 OVC) pulled away down the stretch by going 2-for-4 from the floor and 8-for-9 from the charity stripe while limiting the Panthers to only five points. TTU finished the contest going 25-for-30 from the foul line.

The Panthers started the game on a 9-4 run before the Golden Eagles responded by using a 14-6 run to take their first lead of the game, 18-15, at the 9:17 mark on a Jordan Johnson three pointer. TTU led by as many as nine (32-23) with just under five minutes on the clock and led by two possessions for the duration of the half to take a 43-36 advantage into the locker room.

EIU finished the contest hitting 51 percent of its shot attempts, going 26-for-51 from the floor and 7-for-16 from behind the arc. The Panthers also went 10-for-17 from the foul line.


Jacksonville State Scores Come-From-Behind Win

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – Jacksonville State overcame a seven-point second half deficit to score a come-from-behind 62-51 win over SIUE in Ohio Valley Conference basketball Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

SIUE drops to 4-12 overall and 1-2 in the OVC with the loss. The Gamecocks improved to 8-11 overall and 2-2 in the OVC.

Cougar point guard Donivine Stewart led all scorers with 17 points but it wasn't enough for SIUE to overcome the Gamecocks' 48 percent (12-25) shooting in the second half. The Cougars, meanwhile, managed to connect on just 7 of 24 (29.2 percent) in the second period.

"They adjusted against our 2-3 zone and they were making shots," SIUE Head Coach Lennox Forrester said. "In the second half I don't believe we shot the ball well. Our bigs didn't finish well inside enough. Other than Donivine I can't remember guys that we making shots for us."

Stewart was 6 of 8 from the field for the game, including 4 of 4 from three-point range. The sophomore is averaging 16.3 points over three OVC contests.


Illinois Gets In-State Rival

(Champaign, IL) -- Illinois seeks its third Big 10 win on Sunday. The Fighting Illini travel north to the Chicago area to play Northwestern. Illinois is 13-3 on the season. The Wildcats are 7-8.

Thursday, January 9 Scoreboard

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

#1 Arizona Wildcats 79, #25 UCLA Bruins 75

#22 Memphis Tigers 73, #8 Louisville Cardinals 67

California Golden Bears 96, #13 Oregon Ducks 83

Portland Pilots 82, #18 Gonzaga Bulldogs 73

#23 Iowa Hawkeyes 93, Northwestern Wildcats 67

Friday, January 10 Schedule

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

No Games Scheduled