Bridges has 33, No. 2 Michigan St swats away Houston Baptist

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    Michigan State guard Miles Bridges drives during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Houston Baptist, Monday, Dec. 18,2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges matched his career high with 33 points, and No. 2 Michigan State set a school record with 16 blocks while beating Houston Baptist 107-62 on Monday night.

    The Spartans (11-1) have won 10 straight since losing to top-ranked Duke. Nick Ward had 20 points, six rebounds and four blocks, and Joshua Langford added 14 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Michigan State with six blocks and eight rebounds.

    Houston Baptist (4-8) stayed relatively close until Michigan State's 18-6 run late in the first half.

    Huskies reserve Jalon Gates scored 17 points while Ian DuBose and Braxton Bonds each had 10 points.

    NO. 14 KANSAS 109, OMAHA 64

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Svi Mykhailiuk hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, Devonte Graham added 17 points and No. 14 Kansas rolled over Omaha.

    Lagerald Vick added 15 points and Malik Newman had 14 for the Jayhawks (9-2), who enjoyed a breather after a tough string of games. They beat Syracuse, lost back-to-back to Washington and Arizona State, and needed a clutch 3-pointer from Mykhailiuk to beat Nebraska over the weekend.

    Mykhailiuk kept knocking down shots against the Mavericks (3-11), too. He was 6 of 7 from beyond the arc and 10 for 13 from the field, adding four rebounds and four assists for good measure.

    Daniel Norl had 13 points and Zach Jackson had 10 to lead Omaha, which went 9 for 28 from beyond the arc, shot 33 percent from the field and was outrebounded 49-26 by the Jayhawks.

    NO. 12 GONZAGA 101, IUPUI 71

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Killian Tillie scored a career-high 27 points, and No. 12 Gonzaga beat IUPUI.

    Johnathan Williams added 17 points and 14 rebounds for Gonzaga (10-2), last year's runner-up in the NCAA Tournament.

    T.J. Henderson scored 18 points for UIPUI (2-8), which has lost six straight games. The Jaguars have lost all 17 games against ranked opponents in their history.

    Gonzaga dominated inside, making 68 percent of its shots and out-rebounding the Jaguars 38-24. IUPUI shot 39 percent.

    NO. 15 TCU, 91, TEXAS SOUTHERN 72

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading undefeated No. 15 TCU over winless Texas Southern.

    Consecutive 3-pointers from Alex Robinson and Kenrich Williams sparked a second-half surge, giving the Horned Frogs (11-0) some breathing room after a surprisingly close first half. The Frogs led by just two at the break, but their lead grew to 25 after halftime. JD Miller led TCU with 20 points.

    Trae Jefferson, averaging 22.8 points per game, finished with 29 for Texas Southern (0-12). He had 13 points before the break, shooting 3 of 5 from 3-point range.


    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Deandre Ayton scored 25 points, Allonzo Trier added 15 before leaving with a left knee injury and No. 18 Arizona overwhelmed North Dakota State.

    Arizona (9-3) allowed the Bison (5-6) to hang around early before blowing past them with a 29-3 run spanning halftime to win its 46th straight nonconference home game.

    With the Wildcats well in control midway through the second half, Trier went down writhing in pain after banging knees with North Dakota State's Paul Miller. The McKale Center was silent as Trier clutched his left leg and limped off directly to the locker room.

    Trier returned to the end of the bench late in the second half with an ice bag on his knee, receiving a warm ovation when he arrived.

    Miller led the Bison with 12 points.


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Phil Cofer scored 19 points, and No. 24 Florida State bounced back from its first loss of the season with a win.

    Terance Mann added 17 points for the Seminoles (10-1), who lost to Oklahoma State on Saturday and struggled during the first half against the Buccaneers, trailing by four (18-14) with 8:21 remaining.

    Charleston Southern (4-6) trailed 28-26 at halftime. It got within one (30-29) on a 3-pointer by Christian Keeling before the Seminoles went on a 21-4 run to put it away. Florida State made 11 of 12 from the field during the run and got six points each from Cofer and Mann.


    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Foster scored 22 of his 32 points in the first half, and No. 25 Creighton beat UT Arlington for its fourth straight win.

    Foster made 8 of 10 shots in the first half as Creighton opened a 52-32 lead at the break.

    Khyri Thomas added 16 points and Mitch Ballock scored 14 for the Bluejays (9-2), who came in averaging 90.2 points per game, tied for eighth nationally and tops among Big East teams.

    Kevin Hervey had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Kaelon Wilson scored 15 points for the Mavericks (8-4).