College basketball roundup: Gophers halt four-game losing streak
No. 23 Minnesota 84, Nebraska 65: Rodney Williams scored 23 points and Minnesota got a confidence boost with a Big Ten victory over Nebraska last night in Minneapolis.
Andre Hollins scored 14 points and Austin Hollins had 13 points and five assists for the Golden Gophers (16-5, 4-4), who snapped a four-game losing skid.
Ray Gallegos scored 30 points for Nebraska (11-11, 2-7). The Huskers shot 54.5 percent from the field but were outrebounded 36-19.
Gallegos made 12 of 17 from the field, including six three-pointers.
Indiana State 68, No. 15 Wichita State 55: Manny Arop scored 17 points to lead Indiana State (14-7, 7-3) over Wichita State (19-3, 8-2) in a Missouri Valley Conference game, snapping the Shockers’ 19-game home winning streak.
Cleanthony Early had 15 points and Demetric Williams added 14 for Wichita State.
Kentucky 87, No. 16 Mississippi 74: Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 26 points and Nerlens Noel set a school record with 12 blocked shots as Kentucky (14-6, 5-2) beat host Mississippi (17-3, 6-1) in a Southeastern Conference game.
Kentucky took a 73-56 lead with 10 minutes remaining. But Mississippi roared back with 16 straight points, cutting the deficit to 73-72 with 4:22 left.
Ryan Harrow made a three-pointer to stop Ole Miss’ run, and Kentucky was able to hold on. Archie Goodwin scored 24 points, and Alex Poythress added 15 for the Wildcats.
Ole Miss’ nine-game winning streak was snapped. LaDarius White led the Rebels with 22 points while Marshall Henderson added 21.
Virginia 58, No. 19 North Carolina State 55: Joe Harris scored 22 points, seven during a game-ending 13-6 run, and host Virginia (15-5, 5-2) beat North Carolina State (16-5, 5-3) in an Atlantic Coast Conference game for the Cavaliers’ fourth straight victory.
Akil Mitchell added 14 points for Virginia.
C.J. Leslie led the Wolfpack with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
No. 3 UConn 76, Villanova 43: Stefanie Dolson scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Connecticut (19-1, 6-1) over Villanova (16-4, 5-2) in a Big East game in Hartford, Conn.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points for the Huskies, hitting 5 of 6 three-pointers. Freshman Breanna Stewart chipped in 14 points and six rebounds.
West Virginia 67, No. 19 Oklahoma State 61: Christal Caldwell scored 21 points, including five three-pointers, and Averee Fields added 19 to help West Virginia (12-8, 4-5) knock off host Oklahoma State (15-4, 4-4) in a Big 12 game.