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Top 25 roundup: Kentucky needs OT to edge Ole Miss



LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s perfect record remains intact. Just barely.

Mississippi shot better than it had all season long but came up short in an 89-86 overtime loss to the top-ranked Wildcats.

Guard Jarvis Summers had a chance to win the game for the Rebels (9-5), but the shot didn’t fall with four seconds left in regulation. Ole Miss guard Martavious Newby missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the score in the closing seconds of overtime.

Ole Miss held the Wildcats (14-0) to 41.7 percent shooting but couldn’t find an answer for Aaron Harrison down the stretch. The sophomore guard from Richmond, Texas, finished with a game-high 26 points. Rebels guard Stefan Moody scored 25 points, and Summers added 23 points and a team-high four assists.

Ohio State 74, Minnesota 72 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS — Forward Marc Loving hit a go-ahead jumper with five seconds to play in overtime, and the No. 22 Buckeyes topped the Golden Gophers in Big Ten action at Williams Arena.

Buckeyes freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored a game-high 27 points, 25 of which came in the first half. He added two points at the free-throw line in overtime to put Ohio State up by three. Loving finished with 13 points. Guard Shannon Scott added nine points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for Ohio State (12-4, 2-1).

Minnesota (11-5, 0-3) got 18 points and nine rebounds from center Mo Walker. Senior guard DeAndre Mathieu chipped in 17 points and three assists.

Iowa State 63, Oklahoma State 61

AMES, Iowa — The 17th-ranked Cyclones overcame a slow start thanks to a strong finish from forward Dustin Hogue in Iowa State’s Big 12 opener.

Hogue scored all of his 17 points in the second half while also grabbing eight rebounds. With the Cyclones (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) and Cowboys (11-3, 1-1) trading baskets in the final minutes of a one-possession game, Hogue took over. He hit a 3-pointer, a jumper and a layup on consecutive possessions to keep Iowa State in front.

Hogue also blocked a 3-point shot by Oklahoma State forward Tavarius Shine with 0.9 seconds left. Guard Phil Forte then had a chance to win it for the Cowboys, but his desperation 3-point attempt was deflected by Iowa State forward Georges Niang at the buzzer.

Arkansas 79, Georgia 75

ATHENS, Ga. — The 23rd-ranked Razorbacks finished strong to get past the Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Arkansas (12-2) got its first road win in three attempts away from Bud Walton Arena, while the Bulldogs (9-4) had their six-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time at home after winning their first nine on their home court.

Forward Bobby Portis finished with 21 points to lead the Razorbacks. Guard Michael Qualls scored 17, and forward Alandise Harris had 15. Forward Nemi Djurisic topped Georgia with 16 points.

Villanova 90, St. John’s 72

NEW YORK — Daniel Ochefu recorded his third double-double in the past four games, leading the eighth-ranked Wildcats to a win over the 24th-ranked Red Storm at Madison Square Garden.

Ochefu, a junior forward, scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (14-1, 2-1 Big East). Guard Darrun Hilliard II paced Villanova with 21 points.

St. John’s (11-4, 0-3) received 25 points from guard D’Angelo Harrison and 14 points from guard Phil Greene IV.

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