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Top 25 roundup: Marquette stuns No. 11 Villanova with late trey

Field Level Media
20 Jan 2022, 16:40 GMT+10

Justin Lewis scored 21 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining, to lift visiting Marquette past No. 11 Villanova, 57-54, on Wednesday.

Lewis hit five treys, Greg Elliott added 14 points and Darryl Morsell had 10 for the Golden Eagles (13-6, 5-3 Big East), who won theirfifth in a row.

Marquette ended the game on a 7-0 run.

Eric Dixon tied his career high with 15 points, Justin Moore added 13, Collin Gillespie had 10 and Jermaine Samuels swept 10 rebounds for Villanova (13-5, 6-2), which had its six-game winning streak snapped.

No. 2 Auburn 83, Georgia 60

K.D. Johnson, who played for the Bulldogs last season as a freshman before transferring, scored 12 points to help the host Tigers extend their winning streak to 14 games.

Wendell Green Jr. had 12 points and a game-high 11 assists for Auburn (17-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference). Walker Kessler added 15 points, six rebounds and six blocks, and Jaylin Williams chipped in 13 points.

Georgia (5-13, 0-5) got 16 points from Christian Wright. The Bulldogs, who were without leading scorer Kario Oquendo for undisclosed reasons, lost their seventh straight game.

No. 12 Kentucky 64, Texas AM 58

Sahvir Wheeler scored 12 points and Davion Mintz added 10, including a crucial free throw in the final seconds, as the Wildcats came from behind and outlasted the Aggies in College Station, Texas.

Oscar Tshiebwe added 14 rebounds for the Wildcats (15-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference), who have won four consecutive games.

Texas AM's Henry Coleman III led all scorers with 17 points. Aaron Cash grabbed 11 rebounds for the Aggies (15-3, 4-1), who had an eight-game winning streak snapped. Texas AM finished 1 of 22 from 3-point range and made just 5 of 13 free throws.

Alabama 70, No. 13 LSU 67

Jaden Shackelford scored 26 points as the Crimson Tide ended a three-game losing streak by knocking off the Tigers in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Jahvon Quinerly added 17 points and Keon Ellis scored 12 for the Crimson Tide (12-6, 3-3, SEC).

Tari Eason scored 26 points and Brandon Murray added 19 to lead the short-handed Tigers (15-3, 3-3). They were playing their third consecutive game without third-leading scorer Xavier Pinson and saw second-leading scorer and leading rebounder Darius Days miss the second half because of an apparent ankle injury.

No. 20 Xavier 68, DePaul 67

Jack Nunge scored 15 of his team-high 23 points after halftime and Colby Jones added 13 points as the Musketeers rallied past the Blue Demons in Chicago.

Xavier (14-3, 4-2 Big East) led for a mere 2:08 to stun DePaul (10-7, 1-6), which was searching for its second straight win against a ranked foe.

Jalen Terry had a clean look at a potential game-winning 3-pointer from the baseline, but his shot was no good as time expired. DePaul's David Jones led all scorers with 26 points.

--Field Level Media

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