No. 13 Butler turns to defense to hold off Richmond

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Smith scored 15 points, Kellen Dunham added 11 and No. 13 Butler used a stifling defense to pull away from Richmond for a 62-47 victory in its first Atlantic 10 Conference home game Wednesday night.

Butler (15-2, 3-0) heads into Saturday's home showdown with No. 8 Gonzaga on a 12-game winning streak.

Maryland 51,No. 14 N.C. State 50

At College Park, Md., Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 00.9 seconds left for Maryland.

Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1 Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop. It was Maryland's first win over a ranked team since March 3, 2010, against No. 4 Duke.

Len had 10 points for the Terrapins, who ended N.C. State's 10-game winning streak.

UNLV 82,No. 15 San Diego State 75

At San Diego, Anthony Marshall scored a season-high 20 points, and Justin Hawkins and Khem Birch scored off rebounds on consecutive possessions in the final 1:18 for UNLV.

Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 14 points and Birch had 12 for the Runnin' Rebels (15-3, 2-1 Mountain West Conference).

No. 16 Kansas State 67, TCU 54

At Fort Worth, Texas, Rodney McGruder scored 21 points and Kansas State stretched its winning streak to seven games.

The Wildcats (14-2, 3-0 Big 12) got off to a slow start before taking control with a 19-4 run midway through the first half.

No. 17 Missouri 79, Georgia 62

At Columbia, Mo., Earnest Ross scored 15 points to help Missouri rebound from its biggest loss of the season.

Alex Oriakhi had 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Tigers (13-3, 2-1 SEC), who were held to a season-low 49 points in a 15-point loss at Mississippi on Saturday.

No. 18 Michigan St. 81, Penn St. 72

At State College, Pa., Adreian Payne scored 20 points after spending the first half on the bench following a morning scuffle with Michigan State teammate Brandon Dawson.

No. 19 New Mexico 79,Boise State 74, OT

At Boise, Idaho, Tony Snell scored 22 points and Hugh Greenwood added 15 to lead New Mexico to the overtime win.

Snell and Greenwood dominated the overtime, teaming for nine of the Lobos' 16 points. The win was the third straight for the Lobos (16-2, 3-0 Mountain West Conference).

No. 25 Marquette 69,Seton Hall 62

At Milwaukee, reserve forward Davante Gardner scored 17 points to lead Marquette over injury-depleted Seton Hall, which had just eight available players.

The Golden Eagles (13-3, 4-0 Big East) got 12 points from Todd Mayo.


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