LAS VEGAS (AP) Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.
Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever.
The first meeting between the storied programs in eight years turned ugly as soon as the game started, with Kentucky dominating UCLA in every possible way.
The opening 24-0 run was eight shy of the record between two Division I teams, set by Connecticut against New Hampshire on Dec. 12, 1990. And the 39-point margin was nine shy of the Bruins’ record.
Kentucky led 41-7 at the intermission. It was the lowest point total in a half for UCLA and the fewest by a Kentucky opponent since December 1943.
NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 76, WESTERN KENTUCKY 67
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half for Louisville.
Rozier closed Louisville’s scoring with five free throws to finish 11 of 13 from the line and made three 3-pointers that quashed the Hilltoppers’ hopes of seizing momentum following Harrell’s exit with 38.7 seconds remaining in the first half. The preseason first-team All-American was assessed a flagrant-2 foul for throwing an elbow following a shoving match after a loose ball scramble.
Chris Jones added 10 points for Louisville (10-0).
T.J. Price scored 24 points for the Hilltoppers (5-5).
NO. 7 VILLANOVA 82, SYRACUSE 77, OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points and Villanova beat Syracuse to improve to 11-0.
The Wildcats never led until overtime and rallied from a 15-point hole to stun their former Big East rival. Josh Hart buried a 3-pointer and Pinkston tied it at 69-with 4.2 seconds left in regulation.
Josh Hart added 21 points for the Wildcats.
Rakeem Christmas and Michael Gbinije each scored 18 points for Syracuse (6-4).
NO. 8 GONZAGA 63, CAL POLY 50
SEATTLE (AP) – Kevin Pangos scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and Gonzaga struggled to shake pesky Cal Poly before pulling away.
Gonzaga (11-1) was flat throughout and at times uncommonly sloppy playing its annual game at Seattle’s KeyArena, letting Cal Poly (5-5) hang around late into the second half.
Pangos hit three 3-poitners in the second half, and 7-foot-1 Przemek Karnowski finished with 16 points, including 11 in the first half.
David Nwaba scored a season-high 21 points for Cal Poly.
NO. 9 TEXAS 78, LONG BEACH STATE 68
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Javan Felix scored a season-best 17 points, helping Texas beat Long Beach State.
Felix made 6 of 9 shots, including three 3-pointers. The reserve guard’s previous high this season was 11 points. Jonathan Holmes added 14 points for Texas (10-1) and Cam Ridley had 13.
Mike Caffey scored 23 to lead Long Beach State (5-7).
NO. 10 KANSAS 96, LAFAYETTE 69
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Frank Mason added 14 points and nine assists for Kansas.
Wayne Selden Jr. finished with 12 points, all in the second half for Kansas (9-1). Freshman Svi Mykhailiuk and Jamari Traylor each had 11 points, and freshman Cliff Alexander had 10.
Seth Hinrichs led Lafayette (7-3) with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Kansas played without freshman Devonte’ Graham because of a toe injury, and junior Perry Ellis was limited to seven minutes in the first half.
NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 82, NO. 12 OHIO STATE 74
CHICAGO (AP) – Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and North Carolina used its stout defense to hold off Ohio State.
Marcus Paige added 16 points for the Tar Heels (8-3), and Kennedy Meeks finished with eight points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots. Meeks and Johnson led North Carolina to a 53-40 rebounding advantage.
Marc Loving made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points for Ohio State (9-2), which had won four in a row. Sam Thompson scored 17 points, and D’Angelo Russell had 11 points and eight rebounds.
NO. 13 IOWA STATE 83, DRAKE 54
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Naz Long scored 13 points and Monte Morris had 12 to lead Iowa State.
Dustin Hogue added 10 points to help the Cyclones (9-1) win their sixth straight following a loss to Maryland last month.
Iowa State pushed a 16-point halftime lead to as much as 35 in the second half. The Cyclones shot 12 of 23 from 3-point range and had 25 assists on 32 field goals.
Highly touted transfer Jameel McKay had eight points and five rebounds in his debut with Iowa State. McKay sat out the first nine games after transferring from Marquette last year.
Trevor Berkeley and Jacob Enevold each had 10 points for Drake (2-9).
NO. 14 UTAH 59, UNLV 46
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Delon Wright scored 17 points, Brandon Taylor had 16, and Utah beat UNLV in the MGM Grand Showcase.
Utah (8-2) had 12 steals – including six by Taylor and four by Wright – to cap a rough stretch by winning for the third time in four games.
Rashad Vaughn had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead UNLV (7-3), and Christian Wood added eight points and 13 rebounds.
The Utes led 24-23 at halftime before UNLV scored the first two points of the second half to take the lead. However, Utah followed with an 8-0 run to regain the lead and didn’t trail again. The Utes increased the lead to 13 and the Rebels didn’t get closer than nine over the final 6 minutes.
NO. 16 WASHINGTON 69, NO. 15 OKLAHOMA 67
Jernard Jarreau scored 12 points, and Washington held on to beat Oklahoma in the MGM Grand Showcase.
The Huskies (10-0) led by as many as 20 in the first half, but only scored three points in the final 4:01 of the game. Jordan Woodard had a look at a potential winning jumper for the Sooners in the final seconds, but he missed and Andrew Andrews grabbed the rebound.
Mike Anderson and Robert Upshaw each scored 11 for Washington. Upshaw, the nation’s leading shot blocker, also swatted two shots.
Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield led Oklahoma (7-3) with 17 points apiece.
NO. 19 SAN DIEGO ST. 70, BALL ST. 57
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Winston Shepard scored 15 points and JJ O’Brien had 13 to lead San Diego State past Ball State.
The Aztecs (8-3) were playing for the first time since losing 71-62 in overtime at Cincinnati on Wednesday night.
Shepard came on strong down the stretch, making consecutive baskets on a spin move in the lane and then a jumper in the lane to give the Aztecs a 59-43 lead with just more than 8 minutes left. He then made two free throws to make it 64-47.
Jeremie Tyler scored 17 points for Ball State (3-6).
NO. 21 NOTRE DAME 94, PURDUE 63
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Pat Connaughton had 19 points and 14 rebounds, leading Notre Dame past Purdue in the Crossroads Classic.
Demetrius Jackson scored 22 points for the Irish (11-1). Steve Vasturia and Austin Torres each contributed 11 for Notre Dame and Jerian Grant and Zach Auguste both added 10.
Jon Octeus, Bryson Scott and A.J. Hammons all finished with 11 points for the Boilermakers (8-4).
NO. 22 WEST VIRGINIA 83, N.C. STATE 69
NEW YORK (AP) – Juwan Staten scored 24 points in West Virginia’s victory over North Carolina State.
Devin Williams had 16 points and Jaysean Paige added 11 points to help the Mountaineers (10-1) win their third straight. Staten, who also had six assists, was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Trevor Lacey scored 24 points and Anthony Barber had 16 for North Carolina State (9-3), which lost for the second time in three games.
INDIANA 82, NO. 23 BUTLER 73
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Troy Williams matched his career high with 22 points and Kevin ”Yogi” Ferrell added 20 to help Indiana beat Butler in the Crossroads Classic.
Coach Tom Crean earned his 300th victory. Indiana (9-2) beat a ranked opponent for the 17th time since 2011-12, the most in the Big Ten.
Kellen Dunham led Butler (8-3) with 23 points. The Bulldogs lost their second straight to a power conference foe.
TEXAS SOUTHERN 71, NO. 25 MICHIGAN STATE 64, OT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Chris Thomas scored 22 points, and unheralded Texas Southern outlasted Michigan State in overtime.
The Tigers (2-8) were coming off a 40-point loss to Gonzaga, but coach Mike Davis’ team was poised throughout against Michigan State, becoming the second team this month to score a shocking win in Michigan. New Jersey Institute of Technology won at Michigan.
The Spartans (8-4) were without starting forward Branden Dawson, who fractured his wrist in a win over Eastern Michigan earlier in the week. Michigan State needed a free throw by Javon Bess with 6.8 seconds left in regulation just to force overtime, and the Spartans never led in the extra session.