College basketball roundup: Gophers halt four-game losing streak

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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.

MEN’S HIGHLIGHTS

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.

WOMEN’S HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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