Stokes scores 24 as Nova tops Temple
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Corey Stokes scored 24 points, Maalik Wayns had 21 and No. 8 Villanova (11-1) won a heavyweight showdown with city rival Temple (9-3), beating the No. 25 Owls 78-74 on Thursday night. Mouphtaou Yarou had 14 points for the Wildcats and helped them squash any chance of a second straight upset loss to the Owls. Lavoy Allen scored 22 points for the Owls (9-3), Juan Fernandez had 20 and Ramone Moore 16. NO. 10 MISSOURI 81,OLD DOMINION 58 Marcus Denmon matched his season best with five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, helping No. 10 Missouri (13-1) to a surprisingly decisive victory over visiting Old Dominion (9-3). NO. 16 BYU 90, BUFFALO 82 Jimmer Fredette shook off a sluggish start to score 28 of his season-high 34 points in the second half and Noah Hartsock added 19 to lead No. 16 BYU (13-1) over host Buffalo (7-4). NO. 19 UCF 68, PRINCETON 62 Marcus Jordan scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half to help No. 19 Central Florida (13-0) rally to a win over visiting Princeton (10-4). NO. 21 MEMPHIS 88, LIPSCOMB 70 Wesley Witherspoon, three weeks removed from having surgery on his right knee, scored a season-high 28 points and had a career-best 14 rebounds, sending host Memphis (10-2) past Lipscomb (7-4). TAMPA 88, FONTBONNE 45 Anthony Griffis had 15 points and eight rebounds as Tampa (11-0) rolled past Fontbonne (2-8). The Spartans have won their first 11 games for the fourth time in school history. Women NO. 25 FLORIDA STATE 92, STETSON 44 Cierra Bravard had 16 points as No. 25 Florida State (11-3) beat visiting Stetson (5-6). TAMPA 78, FONTBONNE 58 Taja Green scored 20 points as the Spartans women (8-2) picked up their 23rd consecutive home win.
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