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Top 25 roundup: Marquette stays hot, tops No. 20 Xavier

Field Level Media
24 Jan 2022, 09:19 GMT+10

Justin Lewis scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds as host Marquette knocked off No. 20 Xavier 75-64 Sunday in Milwaukee for its sixth straight win.

The freshman shot 7 of 14 from the field and hit 4 of 7 shots from long distance. He had eight more rebounds than anyone else on his team.

Darryl Morsell contributed 19 points and seven assists for the Golden Eagles (14-6, 6-3 Big East), who avenged an 80-71 road loss to the Musketeers last month and posted their third straight win over a ranked team. Following a home victory against then-No. 20 Seton Hall, Marquette knocked off No. 11 Villanova on the road Wednesday.

Paul Scruggs had 13 points to lead Xavier (14-4, 4-3), which shot only 38.7 percent from the field.

No. 3 Arizona 96, Cal 71

Christian Koloko posted a double-double and five players scored in double figures as the Wildcats jumped on the Golden Bears early and didn't let up in a Pac-12 victory in Berkeley, Calif.

Arizona (16-1, 6-0 Pac-12) won its fifth consecutive game while sending Cal (9-10, 2-6) to their fifth loss in a row. The Wildcats led by double-digits for more than the final 34 minutes.

Koloko, a sophomore, scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds. Cal was led by Jordan Shepherd, who scored 21 points but shot just 7 of 19 from the field.

No. 4 Purdue 80, Northwestern 60

Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points on 6-for-10 shooting, all from 3-point range, to lead the Boilermakers past the Wildcats in a Big Ten game in West Lafayette, Ind.

Trevion Williams and Zach Edey each collected 12 points and 10 rebounds for Purdue (16-3, 5-3 Big Ten). Eric Hunter Jr. had 10 points to go along with a team-high five assists for the Boilermakers, who bounced back from a 68-65 loss at Indiana on Thursday.

Boo Buie scored 17 points to lead Northwestern (9-8, 2-6), which lost for the sixth time in its past seven games. Pete Nance and Robbie Beran finished with nine points apiece.

No. 21 Providence 69, Butler 62

Nate Watson scored 18 points and had a key three-point play down the stretch to help the Friars hold on for a 69-62 victory over the visiting Bulldogs.

Al Durham scored 12 points and Jared Bynum and Ed Croswell each added 10 as Providence (16-2, 6-1 Big East) won their third straight game. Coach Ed Cooley, in his 11th year at Providence, passed Dave Gavitt for second place on the all-time wins list at the school (210).

Chuck Harris scored 21 points and Bo Hodges added 17 for Butler (9-10, 2-6), who also got 11 points from Bryce Golden but couldn't avoid a fourth straight loss.

--Field Level Media

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