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Late night snacks: Brooks’ last-second 3 ends No. 2 UCLA’s undefeated start

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Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, center, leaps in the air in celebration after sinking the game winning shot over UCLA in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

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GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 Oregon 89, No. 2 UCLA 87

Dillon Brooks’ 3-pointer with under a second to play lifted the Ducks past the Bruins, who saw their undefeated record find its first blemish in Eugene.


Nebraska 87, No. 16 Indiana 83: It’s a huge win in Assembly Hall for Tim Miles and the Huskers, who lost to Gardner Webb at home over a week ago. Really, though, it’s another example of how far apart Indiana’s ceiling and floor are from each other, writes Rob Dauster.

No. 12 Virginia 61, No. 6 Louisville 53: Rick Pitino has to be sick of playing Tony Bennett’s teams. The Cavaliers downed the Cardinals for the fourth time in five games, illustrating how they’re built to dismantle a team like Louisville. Read about why - along with three other takeaways from the game - here.

No. 1 Villanova 68, DePaul 65: The Wildcats needed some Josh Hart heroics down the stretch to outlast DePaul at home to setup a showdown of undefeateds Saturday at Creighton.


Dennis Smith, NC State: Tallied 19 points, 16 assists and one filthy dunk in a win over Rider.

Maurice Watson, Creighton: Had 21 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals as No. 10 Creighton stayed perfect on the season with a win over Seton Hall.

Justin Jackson, North Carolina: In the ninth-ranked Tar Heels’ last tuneup before ACC play, Jackson had 28 points - making six of nine 3s - along with five rebounds.

Michael Young and Jamel Artis, Pitt: The Panthers pair scored 30 points apiece as Pitt outscored Marshall, 112-106.


UConn: It’s becoming harder to discern the ultimate low point for the Huskies this season, but scoring 12 first-half points in an eventual 62-46 loss at home to Houston certainly gets a nomination.

TOP 25

  • No. 24 Notre Dame got outscored by Saint Peter’s in the second half, but ultimately defeated the Peacocks, 63-55..
  • It took a second-half knockout punch to get there, but No. 20 Florida State defeated Wake Forest, 88-72, behind 23 points apiece from Xavier Rathan Mayes and Dwayne Bacon.
  • Vince Edwards had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists as No. 15 Purdue throttled Iowa, 89-67.
  • No. 17 Xavier had no problems in defeating Providence, 82-56, at home. Trevon Bluiett had 22 points.
  • It was tied at halftime, but No. 23 Cincinnati held on to beat Temple, 56-50.


  • Marquette starts off Big East play with a win, beating Georgetown, 76-66.
  • Clemson beat UNC-Wilmington, 87-73, with Jaron Blossomgame going for 20 points
  • Wichita State broke a halftime stalemate to defeat Indiana State, 80-72, with Darral Willis putting up 25 and 10.
  • Nevada’s Josh Hall suffered a scary fall in Nevada’s game against San Jose State, but is expected to be OK