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December 5, 2019
The Blue Demons are No. 25 in Thursday’s updated CBS Sports Top 25. DePaul beat national runner-up the Texas Tech Raiders 65-60 in OT. Jalen Coleman-Lands scored eight of his 18 points.
No. 4 Michigan and Iowa will return to the court less than 72 hours later to play another intense contest to open conference play. The Wolverines and Hawkeyes were in action on the road against ACC opponents on Tuesday.
Speaking of the Wolverines, Kentucky and Michigan will play three games against each other over the next three years, starting in London in December 2020. In addition, Kentucky will travel to Michigan on Dec. 4, 2021, and Michigan will travel to Kentucky on Dec. 3, 2022.
Louisville has been criticized about its strength of schedule. Tuesday they beat No. 4 Michigan 58-43 on Tuesday. The Cardinals (8-0, 1-0 ACC) now host unranked Pittsburgh (7-2, 1-0) on Friday. It is the second ACC game for both teams. Louisville beat Miami and Pittsburgh topped Florida State in its season opener.
Jericole Hellems scored a career-high 23 points and North Carolina State beat Wisconsin 69-54 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
No. 25 Utah State beat San Jose State 71-59 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener. Justin Bean had 18 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double.
No. 20 Colorado beat Loyola Marymount 76-64 Wednesday night. D’Shawn Schwartz had a season-high 16 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer late.
Jazz Johnson scored 20 points, making four 3-pointers, and Nevada demolished Santa Clara’s five-game win streak 98-67 Wednesday night.
Duane Washington Jr. had 18 points and Ohio State beat North Carolina 74-49 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. This win came three weeks after the Buckeyes routed then-No. 10 Villanova by 25 points during an unbeaten start. North Carolina freshman forward Armando Bacot suffered a left ankle injury and did not return during Wednesday night.
ESPN 100 forward Terrance Williams announced Thursday that he was decommitting from Georgetown and reopening his recruitment.