Virginia Tech stifles N.C. State

Wolfpack held to 24 points in defeat against the Hokies

Raleigh, N.C.

No. 23 North Carolina State was held to a stunningly low point total, beaten by No. 12 Virginia Tech 47-24 on Saturday in the Wolfpack's lowest-scoring output of the shot-clock era.

Kerry Blackshear had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 11 points for the Hokies (18-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led the entire way despite playing without point guard Justin Robinson. Virginia Tech didn't put up huge numbers, shooting just 36 percent and making 7 of 21 3-pointers.

Then again, Virginia Tech didn't need much production against the cold-cold-cold-shooting Wolfpack (16-6, 4-5).

N.C. State made just 9 of 54 shots for the game, a conversion rate of 16.7 percent that included a 2-for-28 showing from 3-point range. It was N.C. State's lowest scoring output in any game since managing 12 points in a win against Duke in the 1968 ACC Tournament, nearly two decades before the implementation of the shot clock.

Tennessee 93, Texas A&M 76: Grant Williams scored 22 points and Tennessee set a school record with its 16th straight win. The Volunteers (20-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) surpassed the 15-game streak they had from February 1915 to January 1917 and are off to their best start in conference play since also going 8-0 in 1981-82.

Duke 91, St. John's 61: Freshman phenom Zion Williamson scored 29 points, Tre Jones flirted with a triple-double and Duke routed St. John's. RJ Barrett added 15 points and 14 rebounds while Jones had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while also playing lockdown defense on Shamorie Ponds.

Virginia 56, Miami 46: De'Andre Hunter scored 14 points, Mamadi Diakite had 11 points and three blocks, and Virginia locked down on defense again. CCHS graduate Anthony Mack played six minutes for Miami and did not score.

Gonzaga 85, San Diego 69: Rui Hachimura scored 32 points and Gonzaga beat San Diego to go undefeated through the first half of the West Coast Conference season. Zach Norvell Jr. added 21 points for Gonzaga (21-2, 8-0).

Indiana 79, Michigan State 75: Romeo Langford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and Indiana ended a seven-game skid, taking advantage of Michigan State's poor foul shooting.

Kentucky 65, Florida 54: Tyler Herro scored 19 points, including a dagger 3-pointer with about three minutes to play, and No. 7 Kentucky rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Florida.

Nevada 93, Boise State 73: Caleb Martin scored 30 points and twin brother Cody Martin added a season-high 21 as No. 8 Nevada cruised past Boise State.

North Carolina 79, Louisville 69: Luke Maye had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Cameron Johnson finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 North Carolina avenged a blowout loss against No. 15 Louisville. The victory came three weeks after the Tar Heels (17-4, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were pounded by 21 points by Louisville (16-6, 7-2).

Kansas 79, Texas Tech 63: Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Devon Dotson added 20 points and No. 11 Kansas took out the frustration of a lousy week on No. 16 Texas Tech.

Arkansas 90, LSU 89: Mason Jones hit a driving floater off the glass with 22 seconds left and Arkansas handed No. 19 LSU its first conference loss this season and first home loss in more than a year.

Iowa State 65, Texas 60: Talen Horton-Tucker scored 15 points, Marial Shayok had 12 and No. 20 Iowa State held off Texas for its fifth win in six games.

Mississippi State 81, Mississippi 75: Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 27 points, freshman Reggie Perry added a career-high 21 and No. 22 Mississippi State earned a road win over rival Mississippi.

Florida State 59, Georgia Tech 49: Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann each scored 12 points, and No. 25 Florida State won its third straight game after the Yellow Jackets failed to score in the last 4:14. Former UAlbany player David Nichols played 13 minutes and had three assists.

Women

Baylor 96, Texas Tech 37: Kalani Brown dominated inside with 23 points on nine layups, adding free throws on five of those after being fouled, and top-ranked Baylor (19-1, 9-0 Big 12) won its 32nd consecutive Big 12 game.

UConn 65, Cincinnati 55: Napheesa Collier scored 20 points to reach 2,000 in her career, and UConn struggled as it moved past its loss at Louisville, holding on to beat Cincinnati.

Louisville 76, Clemson 44: Jazmine Jones tied her career high with 17 points and No. 3 Louisville (21-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) followed up its victory over No. 2 UConn with the rout over Clemson.

Stanford 75, California 50: Kiana Williams and DiJonai Carrington each scored 19 points and No. 8 Stanford (18-3, 8-2 Pac-12) beat California less than 48 hours after losing to the Bears.

Texas 76, Oklahoma 67: Jatarie White scored 17 points, Joyner Holmes had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Texas (18-4, 8-2 Big 12) beat Oklahoma.

Iowa St. 81, Kansas St. 52: Bridget Carleton scored 19 points and Iowa State (17-5, 7-3 Big 12) cruised past Kansas State.

Pepperdine 79, BYU 65: Yasmine Robinson-Bacote had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Barbara Sitanggan added 16 points, six rebounds and five assists and Pepperdine handed BYU its second straight loss.