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Top 25 roundup: Georgia Tech upsets No. 20 Clemson

Field Level Media
21 Jan 2021, 17:40 GMT+10

Michael Devoe scored 22 points to lead three Georgia Tech players with 20-plus as the Yellow Jackets defeated No. 20 Clemson 83-65 on Wednesday in Atlanta.

It was the Yellow Jackets' first game since Jan. 3. Georgia Tech's past four games had been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests and subsequent contact tracing on behalf of the Yellow Jackets or their opponent.

Moses Wright and Jordan Usher each scored 21 points for Georgia Tech (7-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Clemson (9-3, 3-3) took a second consecutive loss for the first time this season despite getting 19 points from Aamir Simms and 14 points from Clyde Trapp.

No. 8 Houston 86, Tulsa 59

Marcus Sasser scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Cougars to a convincing home win over the Golden Hurricane.

Quentin Grimes added 18 points for the Cougars (12-1, 7-1 AAC), who won their fifth straight game. Sasser went 6-for-12 from 3-point range and Grimes was 4 of 8 from behind the 3-point line for Houston, which outrebounded Tulsa 52-24.

Brandon Rachal scored 18 points and Keshawn Williams added 10 points in defeat for Tulsa (8-5, 5-3), which lost for the second time in three games.

No. 10 Wisconsin 68, Northwestern 52

Tyler Wahl scored 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting, D'Mitrik Trice contributed 12 points and a team-high four assists, and the Badgers cruised to a win over the Wildcats in Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin (12-3, 6-2 Big Ten) improved to 10-1 on its home court. The Badgers moved within one game of No. 7 Michigan for first place in the conference. Wisconsin won for the fourth time in its past five games.

Chase Audige led the Wildcats with 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting, including 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. Miller Kopp added 10 points for Northwestern (6-7, 3-6), which lost its sixth game in a row.

Providence 74, No. 11 Creighton 70

Senior Nate Watson scored a career-high 29 points and David Duke hit a clutch 3-pointer in the final minute as the Friars snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Bluejays in Omaha, Neb.

Freshman Alyn Breed added a career-best 15 points for the Friars (8-6, 4-4 Big East) and Duke scored 12. Jimmy Nichols Jr. chipped in 10, helping Providence hold off a late charge from Creighton, which lost its second straight.

Damien Jefferson paced Creighton (10-4, 6-3 Big East) with a career-high 26 points. The Bluejays also got a boost from Marcus Zegarowski, who had 17 points after missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury.

--Field Level Media

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