Keshad Johnson's career-high 17 points leads No. 3 Arizona over Southern 97-59

Tue, Nov 14, 2023

Keshad Johnson's career-high 17 points leads No. 3 Arizona over Southern 97-59

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Keshad Johnson scored a career-high 17 points and No. 3 Arizona used a 17-0 run spanning halftime to pull away for a 97-59 win over Southern on Monday night.

The Wildcats (3-0) trailed by five midway through the first half before outscoring the Tigers 60-18 over the next 20 minutes.

Motiejus Krivas and KJ Lewis had 12 points each and were among six Wildcats to score in double figures. Arizona has gotten 10 or more points from at least five players in each game this season.

Tai'Reon Joseph led the Tigers (1-2) with 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting, while the rest of his team was 12 of 41.

Other news Keshad Johnson helps No. 3 Arizona beat Southern 97-59 after slow start Ellis has big 2nd half as No. 14 Arkansas holds off Old Dominion 86-77 Ivy League Penn gets 22 points from Tyler Perkins in 76-72 win over No. 21 Villanova at the Palestra


HOUSTON (AP) - L.J. Cryer scored 21 points, Damian Dunn added 15 points and Houston defeated Stetson.

Mylik Wilson scored 11 points, and Terrance Arceneaux had 10 points for Houston, which leaned on its defense forcing 23 turnovers and turning it into 39 points. The Cougars (3-0) had 17 steals. Houston shot 53% and were 9 of 20 on 3-pointers.

Alec Oglesby and Jalen Blackmon each scored 11 points to lead Stetson (1-2). The Hatters shot 44% and were 9 of 18 on 3-pointers.

NO. 12 MIAMI 86, FIU 80

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Matthew Cleveland scored 23 points, Bensley Joseph and Wooga Poplar each added 18 and Miami rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat neighboring FIU.

Nigel Pack scored 17 points and Norchad Omier had 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (3-0), who won a game with wild back-and-forth momentum swings.

Arturo Dean scored 19 for FIU (0-3), while Dashon Gittens added 14 and Javaunte Hawkins had 11.

The Panthers fell to 0-25 all-time against ranked opponents - and, playing a road game nine miles from their own campus, had a big chance to change that.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - El Ellis scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, and Arkansas held off Old Dominion.

Devo Davis scored a season-high 16 points for Arkansas (3-0), Makhi Mitchell had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Khalif Battle scored 13 points and Trevon Brazile scored 11.

Chaunce Jenkins scored 21 points for Old Dominion (1-2), which went 11 of 24 on 3-pointers and got within three points in the second half. Devin Ceaser added 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Monarchs, and R.J. Blakney scored 14 points, going 3 of 4 on 3s.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyler Perkins scored 22 points and Penn trailed for only 53 seconds in a victory over Villanova at the Palestra that ended with students from the Ivy League underdog mobbing the court for a wild celebration.

Penn students tossed the traditional Big 5 streamers, and many paused to snap photos of the scoreboard. The Quakers stuck around to help sing the fight song with cheerleaders and fans.

The Quakers (3-1) won for only the 19th time in 70 games against the Wildcats in a series that dates to 1922.

Justin Moore, who led Villanova (2-1) with 25 points, sank a 3 that made it 73-69 with 10.9 seconds left and another 3 for a 74-72 game with 3.8 seconds to go that shushed the crowd.


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