Saturday college basketball: UNH upsets UMass Lowell

Feb. 3—Clarence Daniels scored a game-high 32 points and grad student Jaxson Baker netted a career-high 28 points as the visiting UNH men's basketball team upset UMass Lowell 89-73 in an America East contest Saturday.

The Wildcats improved to 13-8 overall and 5-3 in the conference. UMass Lowell dropped to 15-6 and 6-2 in the conference.

Daniels, the leading scorer in America East, was 4-for-6 from 3-point lead. He added a game-high 12 rebounds. Baker was 5-for-11 from long distance.

The Wildcats led 46-39 at halftime.

UConn 77, St. John's 64: Cam Spencer scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half as No. 1 UConn pulled away for a victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Spencer had 10 points during a decisive run in the second half for UConn (20-2, 10-1 Big East), which extended its winning streak to 10 games despite playing without Alex Karaban. He was sidelined with an ankle injury sustained during Wednesday's 74-65 win over Providence.

Stephon Castle scored 21 points and Tristen Newton collected 18 points, 10 rebounds and a team-leading seven assists.

Spencer, Castle and Newton combined for 22 points during the 24-8 run that put UConn ahead by double figures for good.

Daniss Jenkins recorded 19 points and six assists for St. John's (13-9, 5-6), which has lost five of its last six games.

Kansas 78, Houston 65: Hunter Dickinson recorded 20 points and eight rebounds to help No. 8 Kansas notch a victory over No. 4 Houston in a Big 12 showdown at Lawrence, Kansas.

Marquette 91, Georgetown 57: No. 9 Marquette welcomed Kam Jones back to the lineup and the junior delivered seven 3-pointers and a career-high 31 points in a victory over Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

San Diego State 81, Utah State 67: Jaedon LeDee had 16 points and nine rebounds to help host San Diego State post an upset win against No. 17 Utah State in a Mountain West game.

Texas 77, TCU 66: Max Abmas hit back-to-back 3-pointers as part of a personal 11-0 run in crunch time as visiting Texas made all the plays in the final minutes to beat No. 25 TCU in a key Big 12 game in Fort Worth, Texas.

Virginia 66, Clemson 65: Jake Groves scored a team-high 17 points off the bench to help lead visiting Virginia to a win over Clemson.

Isaac McKneely and Reece Beekman added 14 points apiece for the Cavaliers (17-5, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their sixth straight game in ACC play.

Miami 82, Virginia Tech 74: Matthew Cleveland posted 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, and Bensley Joseph scored all 14 of his points in the second half as host Miami (Florida) rallied to beat Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.

Rutgers 69, Michigan 59: Michigan's second-half woes continued as visiting Rutgers rallied from a 15-point deficit behind Derek Simpson's 19 points for a win in their Big Ten game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rutgers (11-10, 3-7 Big Ten) snapped a three-game losing streak.