Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Tennessee takes down No. 11 Auburn


Dalton Knecht scored 39 points on 12-for-21 shooting, and No. 4 Tennessee held on for a 92-84 win over No. 11 Auburn on Wednesday night in Knoxville, Tenn.

Zakai Zeigler added 17 points and a game-high nine assists for Tennessee (22-6, 12-3 Southeastern Conference). Jonas Aidoo finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for the Volunteers, who won their fifth game in a row.

Johni Broome scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Auburn (21-7, 10-5). Chad Baker-Mazara scored 13 points but missed seven of 10 shots from the field.

No. 5 Marquette 91, Providence 69

Kam Jones scored 17 points and David Joplin added 13 to lead the Golden Eagles over the Friars in Milwaukee.

Five Marquette players scored in double figures, as Tyler Kolek, Stevie Mitchell and reserve Chase Ross each added 12 points. Kolek also dished out six assists for the Golden Eagles (22-6, 13-4 Big East), who avenged a 72-57 loss to the Friars on Dec. 19.

Devin Carter led Providence (18-10, 9-8) with 18 points, five rebounds and five assists. Davonte Gaines added 15 points, and Corey Floyd Jr. finished with 13.

No. 6 Arizona 85, Arizona State 67

Oumar Ballo recorded his eighth consecutive double-double and Caleb Love scored eight late points as the Wildcats turned back the Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz.

Arizona (22-6, 13-4 Pac-12) had its 18-point first-half lead whittled to five in the second half, but Love drilled two key 3-pointers to help the Wildcats complete the season sweep against ASU (14-15, 8-10).

Adam Miller led the Sun Devils with 16 points off the bench. Frankie Collins scored 15, making 4 of 9 from 3-point range. Jose Perez added 14 points.

No. 8 Iowa State 58, Oklahoma 45

Sophomore Demarion Watson scored a career-high 15 points off the bench to lead the Cyclones over the Sooners in Ames, Iowa.

Iowa State (22-6, 11-4 Big 12) won for the sixth time in seven games to stay a game behind Houston for the conference lead. The Cyclones improved to 17-0 at home this season.

The Sooners (19-9, 7-8) lost for the third time in four games.

No. 10 Duke 84, Louisville 59 Jeremy Roach’s 19 points led the Blue Devils to a lopsided win over the Cardinals in Durham, N.C., as Duke put the controversy from last weekend behind it.

Duke center Kyle Filipowski was in the starting lineup as usual despite sustaining a knee injury during Saturday’s postgame chaos when Wake Forest fans rushed the court to celebrate their school’s upset of the Blue Devils (22-6, 13-4 ACC). He collected nine points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the Louisville game.

Tre White led Louisville (8-20, 3-14) with 15 points, but the Cardinals didn’t stand much of a chance due to woeful shooting. They were 3-for-17 (17.6 percent) on 3-point attempts. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Ty-Laur Johnson also scored 11 points.

No. 12 Creighton 85, Seton Hall 64

Ryan Kalkbrenner shot 10-for-10 for 23 points as the Bluejays took over third place in the Big East Conference by laying waste to the visiting Pirates in Omaha, Neb.

Baylor Scheierman had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Trey Alexander piled up 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for Creighton (21-8, 12-6 Big East), which was an overwhelming 16-for-22 (72.7 percent) during the second half before emptying its bench.

Dre Davis fought through foul trouble to deliver 18 points and eight rebounds, both team highs for Seton Hall. Kadary Richmond scored 15 points and Al-Amir Dawes 13 as the Pirates (18-10, 11-6) saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt.

No. 13 Illinois 105, Minnesota 97 Terrence Shannon Jr. had 29 points and Marcus Domask scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as the Fighting Illini topped the Golden Gophers in Champaign, Ill. Coleman Hawkins posted 20 points for Illinois (21-7, 12-5 Big Ten), which shot 61.3 percent from the floor to eclipse the 100-point mark in a regulation Big Ten game for the first time since Jan. 19, 1994. Dawson Garcia delivered 29 points while freshman Cam Christie contributed a career-high 23 for Minnesota (17-11, 8-9), which lost despite shooting 60 percent from the floor and hitting 14 of 20 3-point attempts.

No. 14 Alabama 103, Ole Miss 88 Mark Sears scored 26 points, Aaron Estrada had a triple-double and the Crimson Tide overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to defeat the Rebels in Oxford, Miss. Estrada had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Crimson Tide (20-8, 12-3 Southeastern Conference). Davin Cosby Jr. scored 15 points, Rylan Griffen scored 14 before fouling out and Grant Nelson — who also fouled out — and Nick Pringle added 10 apiece. Allen Flanigan scored 28 points, Jaemyn Brakefield had 21 and Matthew Murrell added 12 to lead the Rebels (19-9, 6-9), who lost for the sixth time in their past seven games.