Colorado State tops No. 8 Creighton at the Hall of Fame Classic for 1st win over a top 10 since 1984 #Colorado #State #tops #Creighton #Hall #Fame #Classic #1st #win #top

Isaiah Stevens had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help Colorado State beat No. 8 Creighton 69-48 on Thursday at the Hall of Fame Classic for its first win over a top-10 team in nearly 40 years.

The Rams snapped a 22-game losing streak against top-10 opponents dating to Jan. 19, 1984, when Colorado State defeated UTEP 63-51.

Rashaan Mbemba scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Colorado State (6-0).

Creighton (5-1) shot just 28% (17 of 61) from the field, including 6 of 29 (21%) from 3-point range, and went 8 for 13 (63%) at the free-throw line.

Baylor Scheierman led Creighton with 13 points and Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 12.

NO. 3 ARIZONA 74, NO. 21 MICHIGAN STATE 68

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Love scored 17 points and made a key steal in the closing seconds to help Arizona beat Michigan State at the Acrisure Classic.

Love made 1 of 2 free throws with 24.6 seconds left to give Arizona a 72-68 lead. Tyson Walker drove into the lane at the other end before having his shot blocked by Keshad Johnson.

Michigan State inbounded the ball with 15.9 seconds left, but Love poked it away from behind and passed ahead to KJ Lewis for a fastbreak dunk.

Johnson had 13 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks for Arizona (6-0). Walker led Michigan State (3-3) with 18 points.

No. 12 TEXAS A&M 89, PENN STATE 77

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Henry Coleman III scored 24 points, Wade Taylor IV had 23 and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Penn State in the opening round of the ESPN Events Invitational.

Texas A&M will face No. 19 Florida Atlantic in a semifinal game Friday. Penn State takes on Butler in Friday’s consolation round.

Tyrece Radford added 14 points for the Aggies (5-0), who lost to the Nittany Lions 76-59 in the first-round of last year’s NCAA Tournament.

Kanye Clary led Penn State (4-1) with 19 points and Puff Johnson added 15.

VILLANOVA 83, NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 81, OT

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Justin Moore scored five of his 16 points in overtime and Eric Dixon had a career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds as Villanova beat North Carolina and advanced to the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Villanova (5-1) will play in the title game on Friday against the winner of the No. 20 Arkansas-Memphis game. North Carolina (4-1) will play for third place.

North Carolina’s Cormac Ryan hit a 3-pointer in the corner to tie the game at 68 with 34.4 seconds left in regulation. Moore dribbled down the clock before finding Dixon for a 3-pointer try that rattled out. With 3.3 seconds remaining, North Carolina’s RJ Davis inbounded and got the ball back before his off balance 3-point attempt hit off the back of the rim.

Moore put Villanova ahead for good in overtime on a three-point play with 2:08 left. Mark Armstrong added 10 points for Villanova.

Davis led North Carolina with 23 points. Harrison Ingram added 20 points before fouling out at the offensive end with 3:44 left in regulation. Ryan finished with 18 points.

NO. 19 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 91, BUTLER 86

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (AP) — Vladislav Goldin scored 19 points and Johnell Davis added 15 as Florida Atlantic beat Butler in a first-round matchup at the ESPN Events Invitational.

Jalen Gaffney added 14 points as six FAU players scored in double figures. The Owls (3-1) rebounded from a 60-51 home loss to Bryant last Saturday.

FAU will face No. 12 Texas A&M (5-0) in the semifinals on Friday. Butler will take on Penn State (4-1) in Friday’s consolation round.

Butler (3-2) got 19 points from Jahmyl Telfort. The Bulldogs had five player in double figures.

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