Matt Coleman III scored 22 points and helped Texas overcome 40 points from Purdue’s Carsen Edwards as the host Longhorns snapped a three-game losing streak with a 72-68 victory on Sunday.
Coleman scored six of Texas’ final eight points, including a three-pointer and a short jumper in the lane that were crucial to keeping Texas (6-3) in the lead before Edwards’ seventh three-pointer of the game.
Edwards tied his career-high scoring total but didn’t get a chance at a potential winning shot. After Coleman missed the second of two free throws to keep the Boilermakers within 70-68 with 21 seconds left, the Longhorns’ defense forced Edwards to pass the ball away. Purdue’s Aaron Wheeler turned the ball over with five seconds left and Elijah Mitrou-Long made two free throws to put the Longhorns ahead by four.
NO. 4 VIRGINIA 57, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH 49: Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome combined to score 29 points as host Virginia (9-0) held off Virginia Commonwealth (7-3). Guy scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Jerome put up 11 of his 14 after the break. The Cavaliers missed 13 of their first 15 shots after halftime and the Rams, coming off a road upset of Texas on Wednesday, led 37-36 midway through the second half. Isaac Vann led VCU with 10 points.
NO. 6 NEVADA 74, GRAND CANYON 66: Jordan Carolina had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Nevada (10-0) used a late run to finally shake Grand Canyon (5-4) at the Colangelo Classic in Phoenix. The Antelopes held Nevada scoreless for the opening 5½ minutes and were within two at halftime. The Wolf Pack finally put it away in the final two minutes, going on a 9-0 run to go up 71-61. Trey Drechsel had 16 points for Grand Canyon.
MICHIGAN STATE 88, NO. 3 OREGON 82: Jenna Allen scored 27 points — including a big three-pointer the final minute — and host Michigan State (8-1) handed Oregon (7-1) its first loss of the season. Up by three, the Spartans ran the shot clock down and got the ball to Allen, who sank a three-pointer with 34.7 seconds left. Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points and Erin Boley 24 for the Ducks.
NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 80, NO. 19 KENTUCKY 75: Asia Durr scored 32 points and made the first of several critical free throws down the stretch as Louisville (10-0) turned back a rally by visiting Kentucky (9-1). The Cardinals led 67-52 entering the fourth quarter before the Wildcats pulled to within four twice in the final 30 seconds. Rhyne Howard had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky.
NO. 9 TENNESSEE 88, NO. 12 TEXAS 82: Meme Jackson scored a career-best 33 points, Evina Westbrook had 23 and Tennessee (8-0) held off host Texas (7-2). Jackson made two free throws with 21.6 seconds left to give Tennessee a five-point lead. Audrey Warren had 21 points for the Longhorns.
NO. 14 MINNESOTA 77, BOSTON COLLEGE 69: Destiny Pitts scored a career-high 35 points and Minnesota (9-0) used an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat host Boston College (8-2). The Gophers are off to their best start since the 2003-04 team went 15-0, when first-year coach Lindsay Whalen was a player. Taylor Ortlepp hit six three-pointers and scored 25 points for BC.
NO. 18 MARQUETTE 76, NORTHWESTERN 57: Allazia Blockton scored 21 points and became Marquette’s career scoring leader as the visiting Eagles (7-2) knocked off Northwestern (6-3). Blockton’s layup at 4:18 of the fourth quarter gave her 1,942 points to surpass Krystal Ellis’ mark set in 2009. Natisha Hiedeman added 17 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for Marquette. Lindsey Pulliam had 15 points for the Wildcats.