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January 6, 2014

Aztecs stun Jayhawks

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LAWRENCE, Kan. —

Northern Iowa cut Wichita State’s lead to 43-39 with 12:17 to play but VanVleet made a jumper with 8:11 remaining and then dribbled past two Panthers and slithered between two more for a winding layup to go up 57-44 with 6:28 remaining.

No. 20 Colorado 100, No. 10 Oregon 91: BOULDER, Colo. — Askia Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and Colorado rallied in the second half to hand Oregon its first loss of the season.

Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 points and Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott had 15 points apiece for Colorado (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), which is off to its best start since the 1968-69 team began the season 13-2. Scott had 12 rebounds for the Buffaloes, who remain unbeaten in 11 home games this season.

Mike Moser had 24 points to lead Oregon (13-1, 1-1), which was denied its first 14-0 start since 1937-38. Joseph Young and Damyean Dotson both added 16 points.

Leading the nation in scoring, Oregon, one of seven unbeaten Division I teams entering the day, could not keep up with Colorado.

Young connected on a 3-pointer for Oregon with 1:24 left but that proved to be the Ducks’ final field goal as Colorado made six of eight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

No. 11 Villanova 91, Providence 61: VILLANOVA, Pa. — JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points and Dylan Ennis had 17 for Villanova.

Pinkston dunked off the opening tip, and the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) dominated from there, thrashing the Friars (10-5, 0-2), who beat them twice last season.

The Wildcats opened on a 9-0 run, and hit 10 of their first 11 shots to build a 24-point lead.

The Wildcats were shooting 32 percent from 3-point range this season, but connected with ease in the first half. Darrun Hilliard, Josh Hart and Ennis all hit two to help the Wildcats go 7 of 13 in the first half. They made 14 of 26 overall.

Bryce Cotton scored 25 points and was the lone highlight for the Friars. Cotton made all three 3s in the first half for 16 points.

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