Arizona keeps sticking it to Stanford
Stanley Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds as No. 7 Arizona (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) handed Stanford (13-5, 4-2) its first home loss of the season with an 89-82 victory Thursday night. Brandon Ashley added 17 points while playing with foul trouble in the Wildcats' 10th consecutive victory in the rivalry. Arizona tied the score at 52 with 14:34 left on Ashley's three-point play and went ahead on his three-pointer the next time down the floor in a decisive sequence that helped the Wildcats pull away. Chasson Randle scored 26 points and became only the third Stanford player to reach 2,000 points and 15th in conference history.
•RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: Bobby Portis' putback as time expired helped Arkansas (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) stop a two-game losing streak and defeat Alabama (12-6, 2-3) 93-91 in overtime in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas was led by a career-high 30 points from Michael Qualls.
•BISON WIN IN OVERTIME: Lawrence Alexander scored 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting as North Dakota State (13-6, 5-1 Summit League) hung on to beat IUPUI (7-13, 3-3) 69-61 in overtime in Indianapolis.
•KEEPING THEIR BALANCE: Melissa Dixon scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and all five starters scored in double figures as No. 20 Iowa (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten) defeated Michigan 76-70 in Iowa City. Cyesha Goree had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolverines (12-6, 4-3).
•TWO-WOMAN PUNCH: Tear'a Laudermill and Emily Cady combined for 34 of their 43 points in the first half to lead No. 16 Nebraska (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten) to an 89-72 victory over Wisconsin (7-11, 3-5) in Madison, Wis.
•NO CONTEST: Laurin Mincy scored 17 points as No. 7 Maryland (16-2, 7-0 Big Ten) breezed past injury-riddled Michigan State (9-10, 1-7) 85-56 in College Park, Md., for its 10th consecutive victory.
•HOT FROM THE START: Maegan Conwright scored 17 points and Shakayla Thomas added 13 points and 10 rebounds as No. 17 Florida State stunned No. 4 Louisville 68-63 in Tallahassee, Fla. The Seminoles (18-2, 5-1 ACC) led 21-1 at the 13:10 mark of the first half, then held off the Cardinals (17-2, 5-1).