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Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Villanova, No. 19 SDSU win league titles

Field Level Media
04 Mar 2021, 16:19 GMT+10

Justin Moore had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists and No. 10 Villanova built a 22-point lead and held off visiting No. 14 Creighton 72-60 on Wednesday to win the Big East regular-season title.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added 14 points and 14 rebounds and Brandon Slater had 11 points off the bench as the Wildcats (16-4, 11-3 Big East).

Villanova's Collin Gillespie (five points) left the game in the first half with an apparent left knee injury and didn't return, though he remained on the bench. Coach Jay Wright called Gillespie's injury "serious" on the postgame television interview.

Mitch Ballock led Creighton (17-7, 13-6) with 14 points, Damien Jefferson added 13 and Marcus Zegarowski had 10. Bluejays head coach Greg McDermott was on the bench just one day after apologizing to his team for making racially insensitive comments to his team after a recent loss to Xavier.

No. 19 San Diego State 71, UNLV 62

Matt Mitchell finished with 19 points to help the Aztecs repeat as Mountain West Conference regular-season champs following a victory over UNLV in Las Vegas.

San Diego State (20-4, 14-3 MWC) won its 11th consecutive game. The Aztecs have captured back-to-back outright regular-season league titles for the first time since joining Division I in 1970-71.

David Jenkins Jr. paced UNLV (11-13, 8-9) with a game-high 32 points on 11-of-23 shooting. The Rebels fell for the second time in three games.

No. 11 Florida State 93, Boston College 64

RaiQuan Gray scored 16 points on perfect shooting, and the Seminoles routed the Eagles in Tallahassee, Fla.

Gray shot 7-for-7 from the floor and sank his only 3-point attempt and his only foul shot. He got support from teammates M.J. Walker (team-high 18 points) and Anthony Polite (13 points). Walker, a senior, matched his career high for made 3-pointers, sinking 6 of 9 attempts.

Florida State (15-4, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) can clinch its second straight league regular-season title by beating Notre Dame on Saturday. Boston College (4-14, 2-10) was led by Jay Heath, who had a game-high 28 points on 8-of-14 3-point shooting. Makai Ashton-Langford added 14 points.

--Field Level Media

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