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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 17 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
Two free throws by Johnathan Williams III gave Missouri (9-0) a 62-60 lead it wouldn’t relinquish with 9:30 remaining. The team trailed for most of the first half and into the second before Earnest Ross made a 3-pointer with 14:46 left.
The win extended Missouri’s NCAA-best, home-court winning streak to 24 games and the Tigers’ run of 79 consecutive wins against non-conference opponents at Mizzou Arena. The victory was the first in that stretch against a nationally ranked team.
Jordan Adams scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds for UCLA (8-1), which dropped its first road game this season. Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine each added 13 points
The Tigers remain the only unbeaten team in the Southeastern Conference and are off to their best start since the 2006-07 season. UCLA entered the game averaging a Pac-12 leading 90.6 points.
No. 15 Memphis 96, Northwestern State 76
Shaq Goodwin scored a career-high 21 points, Memphis shot 54% for the game and the Tigers defeated Northwestern State.
Goodwin was 8 of 11 from the field for Memphis (6-1). Joe Jackson scored 18 points with five assists and Michael Dixon Jr. finished with 14 points, connecting on 6 of 9 from the field.
Jalan West had 15 points to lead Northwestern State (3-4), which lost for the fourth time in its last five. DeQuan Hicks scored 13 points. Patrick Robinson had 12 points for Northwestern State, which shot 40 percent from the field. That included only 3 of 18 shots from outside the arc.
Memphis never trailed in the game and led by as many as 30 with just over 6 minutes left. At that point, Memphis coach Josh Pastner substituted his starters.
No. 21 Michigan 107, Houston Baptist 53
Nik Stauskas scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half, and Michigan overwhelmed Houston Baptist 107-53, reaching its highest point total in over 15 years.
The Wolverines (6-3) bounced back from a loss at Duke with a nearly flawless offensive show in the first half. Michigan led 60-34 at halftime after shooting 68 percent from the field — 10 of 16 from 3-point range — and committing only one turnover.
The Wolverines ended up tying a school record for 3-pointers with 16.
Glenn Robinson III scored 17 points for Michigan, which picked Houston Baptist’s zone apart and punished the Huskies (3-6) in transition.
Michigan had not scored this many points since a 112-64 win over Indiana on Feb. 22, 1998.
No. 22 UMass 105, BYU 96
Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 for Massachusetts to lead the Minutemen to their eighth consecutive victory, 105-96, over Brigham Young.
Raphiael Putney added 15 points for UMass (8-0) in the third annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, played down the street from the basketball shrine in the town where James Naismith invented the sport.
Williams was 9-for-14 from the floor, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range, and he hit all nine of his foul shots as the Minutemen topped 100 points in regulation for the first time in five years.
Tyler Haws scored 25 points for BYU (7-3), which had won two in a row. All three of the Cougars’ losses are against teams ranked in The Associated Press Top 25.
The Minutemen (8-0) are off to their longest winning streak since 1998 and their best start since winning their first 26 games in 1995-96 en route to a since-vacated appearance in the Final Four.
Among the UMass victories are two against Atlantic Coast Conference schools and one each against the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten, Mountain West and West Coast Conferences.
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