MBB: Saturday's Results

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#22/20 Butler def. #13/15 OHIO STATE, 74-66
Gordon Hayward scored 24 points, and No. 22 Butler beat a ranked team for the first time in four tries this season, holding off No. 13 Ohio State 74-66 on Saturday. Willie Veasley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-3), who had lost to Minnesota, Clemson and Georgetown this season. Read More...

#4/4 Kentucky def. INDIANA, 90-73

Fourth-ranked Kentucky (10-0) used an 18-0 run in the second half to break open a close game as they defeated Indiana, 90-73, in front of a sold out Assembly Hall crowd of 17,316.
"We are making progress," said IU Coach Tom Crean. "We didn't make progress nearly good enough on the back boards. We weren't nearly good enough with our guard rebounding. When you are playing against a team that has the size and strength of Kentucky, which is a rarity, you've got to do a much better job of keeping them off of the glass." Read More...

MINNESOTA def. St. Joseph's, 97-74
Junior guard Blake Hoffarber led Minnesota in scoring for the third-straight game, finishing with a season-high 20 points, and the Golden Gophers (7-3) stretched their winning streak to three games by running past St. Joseph's, 97-74, Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 12,952 at Williams Arena. Read More...

#20/23 WISCONSIN def. Marquette, 72-63
Wednesday night at Green Bay the Badgers spent the entire night playing catch-up. Saturday at the Kohl Center No. 20/23 Wisconsin led wire-to-wire en route to a 72-63 win, bringing Bo Ryan his 200th win at UW and regaining the in-state bragging rights. Read More...

Virginia Tech def. PENN STATE, 66-64
Despite 32-point effort by Talor Battle,  the Penn State Nittany Lions were clipped by the Virginia Tech Hokies, 66-64, in a non-conference showdown in front of 11,237 fans at the Bryce Jordan Center Saturday night. Read More...

#5/5 PURDUE def. Alabama, 73-65
Robbie Hummel scored 23 points and No. 5 Purdue used stifling defense to rally from a 16-point second half deficit and beat Alabama 73-65 on Saturday night. The Boilermakers (9-0), who struggled for much of the game against the Crimson Tide's full-court press, held the Alabama (5-3) without a field goal over the final 8:45. Read More...

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