Tra Holder scored 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting and No. 16 Arizona State upset No. 2 Kansas 95-85 on Sunday in Lawrence, Kansas, handing the Jayhawks their second straight loss.
Shannon Evans II had 22 points and Remy Martin added 21 for the Sun Devils (9-0). Arizona State shot 50 percent from 3-point range and 50.8 percent overall.
After a slow start that forced coach Bobby Hurley to use a timeout less than two minutes into the game, Arizona State snapped back into it, trimming the deficit to just three points at halftime. The Sun Devils outscored the Jayhawks 58-42 in the second half.
Lagerald Vick led Kansas (7-2) with 25 points. The Jayhawks fell to Washington on Wednesday night.
(4) Villanova 77, La Salle 68: Phil Booth and Donte DiVincenzo each scored 18 points and the Wildcats (10-0) avoided an upset to remain undefeated with a win over the Explorers (5-6) in Philadelphia.
The Wildcats were sloppy, struggled from 3-point range and could not shake the pesky Explorers until the final minutes of the game to win their 21st straight Big 5 game.
Booth put the Wildcats ahead with three free throws and followed with an assist on DiVincenzo’s 3-pointer that made it 67-62 and finally gave them a bit of breathing room.
B.J. Johnson led the Explorers with 21 points.
(12) Gonzaga 97, Washington 70: Johnathan Williams had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Zach Norvell Jr. added 21 points and the Bulldogs (8-2) ran away in the second half against the Huskies (7-3) in Seattle.
The Bulldogs rebounded nicely from a loss to Villanova and never allowed the Huskies to entertain the idea of a second Top 25 upset in one week. Gonzaga led by 19 in the first half and never let the Huskies put together a sustained run in the second half.
Noah Dickerson led Washington with 18 points, and David Crisp added 16. Washington was coming off an upset victory over No. 2 Kansas on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Missouri.
(21) Purdue 86, IUPUI 61: Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 27 points and the Boilermakes (10-2) beat the Jaguars (2-6) in West Lafayette, Indiana, for coach Matt Painter’s 300th victory.
Isaac Haas added 14 points and six rebounds, and Vincent Edwards had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boilermakers win their sixth straight game.
Maurice Kirby had 16 points for IUPUI.
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