Top 25 roundup: Johnell Davis makes game-winner for No. 22 FAU

Johnell Davis leaned in and stroked a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left as No. 22 Florida Atlantic beat North Texas 66-63 for its sixth straight win Sunday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla.

In a back-and-forth second half that saw neither side lead by more than four points over the final 17:09, Davis hit his sixth trey late in the possession after snaring his eighth rebound with 21 seconds to go. Davis finished with a game-high 28 points.

Vladislav Goldin managed 13 points and eight rebounds for the Owls (17-4, 7-1 American Athletic Conference), who improved to 8-1 at home and moved back into a tie atop the conference.

The Mean Green (12-7, 5-2) used their defense and 3-point shooting (8-of-20, 40 percent) to stay in the tight game but lost for the second time in the past nine outings. Robert Allen had 15 points and six rebounds, while CJ Noland and Jason Edwards had 14 points apiece. Reserve guard John Buggs III scored 12 points by making 4 of 5 shots from distance.

No. 1 UConn 99, Xavier 56

The Huskies scored the game’s first 10 points, ran out to a 38-7 lead and looked like the best team in the country during their rout of the visiting Musketeers in Hartford, Conn.

Tristen Newton made 9 of 14 field-goal attempts and led UConn (18-2, 8-1 Big East) with 22 points. Donovan Clingan added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies, who made a season-high 17 3-pointers. They also received 12 points apiece from Solomon Ball and Stephon Castle.

Dayvion McKnight led Xavier (10-10, 4-5) with 18 points. Quincy Olivari scored 14 and Desmond Claude finished with 11 as Xavier trailed by as many as 44 in the second half.

No. 2 Purdue 68, Rutgers 60

Zach Edey scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half and the Boilermakers staved off the host Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, N.J.

Edey added 12 rebounds and four blocks and Braden Smith put up 19 points as Purdue (19-2, 8-2 Big Ten) won its fifth in a row and broke a three-game losing streak at Rutgers.

Purdue led by 14 early in the second half but watched the Scarlet Knights (10-9, 2-6) draw within 50-48 in the closing minutes. Aundre Hyatt scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the period. The Scarlet Knights shot 50 percent after intermission but just 37.5 percent for the game, while Purdue finished 48.9 percent from the floor.

UAB 97, No. 19 Memphis 88

Yaxel Lendeborg scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Blazers made it three straight losses for the Tigers with an American Athletic Conference win in Birmingham, Ala.

Lendeborg grabbed 10 offensive rebounds, making him just the third player in conference history to do so. He also dished out four assists as the Blazers (13-7, 5-2 AAC) beat a ranked Memphis team for just the second time in 16 attempts. Eric Gaines added 20 points, while Efrem Johnson and reserve Daniel Ortiz tallied 12 apiece.

David Jones scored a game-high 24 points for Memphis (15-5, 4-3) but also committed nine of the team’s 22 turnovers. Malcolm Dandridge added 19 and Jahvon Quinerly chipped in 12 points but connected on just 4 of 15 shots.

No. 25 New Mexico 89, Nevada 55

Jaelen House had 21 points and the Lobos shot 58.6 percent from the field to pick up a victory over the Wolf pack in a Mountain West game at Albuquerque, N.M.

New Mexico (18-3, 6-2 Mountain West) has won five straight conference games by double figures, the longest such streak since a seven-game run in 2011-12. The Lobos also snapped a nine-game losing streak to Nevada (16-5, 3-4). House made four of New Mexico’s 11 shots from 3-point range and led the Lobos with six assists and six steals.

Four other New Mexico players scored in double figures: Jamal Mashburn Jr. (14 points), Nelly Joseph (12), Donovan Dent (11) and Mustapha Amzil (11). Nevada did not have a scorer in double figures. Jarod Lucas and Kenan Blackshear each finished with nine points.