AP Top 25 College Basketball
No. 5 Louisville 90, IUPUI 60
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Smith matched his personal best with 19 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 5 Louisville beat IUPUI Wednesday night for the Cardinals’ 16th straight victory at home.
Gorgui Dieng hit all eight of his shots to set a career high with 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Cardinals started 8-0 for the second straight season.
Louisville’s schedule hasn’t been too difficult with only one road game so far before the Cardinals travel to face No. 1 Kentucky in a Dec. 31 showdown.
No. 7 DUKE 87,
COLORADO STATE 64
Freshman Austin Rivers scored 17 points for No. 7 Duke and Andre Dawkins added 15 first-half points for the Blue Devils.
Duke (8-1) was playing its first game since last week’s lopsided loss at Ohio State. Duke had no trouble knocking down shots and finished the game shooting 56 percent, with Dawkins and Mason Plumlee helping the Blue Devils build a 17-point halftime margin.
Greg Smith scored 18 points to lead the Rams (5-4), who had stretches of offensive success to keep the game from getting completely out of hand. But Duke ran off 10 straight points to build a double-digit lead in the first half before pushing ahead 47-30 by the break.
No. 12 FLORIDA 78,
ARIZONA 72, OT
Patric Young scored a career-high 25 points and Erving Walker made free throws down the stretch.
Walker finished with 14 points, including seven in the extra frame. He overcame a poor shooting night from the field (3 of 16) and a miserable performance from 3-point range (1 of 9).
The Gators (6-2) extended their home-winning streak to 11 and won their first resume-building game of the season.
They previously lost at Ohio State and Syracuse.
Florida won despite maybe the worst free-throw shooting performance in coach Billy Donovan’s 16 seasons. The Gators were 15 of 32 from the charity stripe.
Jesse Perry led the Wildcats (6-3) with 23 points and seven rebounds. Kyle Fogg added 19 points before fouling out in overtime. Nick Johnson and Solomon Hill also fouled out for Arizona.
DAYTON 74, No. 16 ALABAMA 62
Chris Johnson scored 20 points and Dayton closed with a 17-9 run to knock off No. 16 Alabama and ruin Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant’s homecoming.
Grant starred for the Flyers from 1983-87. Alabama fell behind 38-27 at halftime with star forward JaMychal Green on the bench most of the first half with two fouls. Green scored the Tide’s first six points and finished with 12 on 6 of 9 shooting.
Dayton (6-3) led 56-40 with 11:52 to play when Alabama increased its defensive pressure to cut its deficit to 57-53 with 7:43 left.
Tony Mitchell led Alabama with 18 points and Trevor Releford added 13. The Tide shot 50 percent from the floor, but made only 4 of 16 3-point shots and was outrebounded 26-24.