Top 25 Capsules

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Josh Perkins and Silas Melson had 15 points apiece as No. 8 Gonzaga remained undefeated and kept Mississippi Valley State winless with a 97-63 victory Thursday night.

All of Perkins' points came on five first-half 3s.

Nigel Williams-Goss chipped in 13 points, five assists and three steals for the Bulldogs (7-0).

The Delta Devils (0-9) had an energetic start, but the Bulldogs' nine 3s built a 21-point halftime lead.

Two 3-pointers by Williams-Goss and six points from Jordan Mathews helped the Bulldogs go up five just 4 minutes into the first half.

Freshman center Zach Collins had two early dunks, both of which he flushed while being fouled.

Rashaan Surles led the Delta Devils with 13 points.

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CINCINNATI 55, No. 19 IOWA ST. 54, OT

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Jacob Evans III made two free throws with 20 seconds left in overtime and Cincinnati sent Iowa State to its second straight loss.

Kyle Washington had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Evans had 11 points for the Bearcats (6-1), who also snapped Iowa State's 37-game non-conference home winning streak.

Cincinnati outrebounded the smaller Cyclones 46-34. It shot just 3 of 21 from 3-point range and 35.5 percent overall, but its defense stifled Iowa State (5-2) down the stretch.

Gary Clark and Kevin Johnson also scored 11 points each for the Bearcats.

Monte Morris had 15 points for the Cyclones and Matt Thomas scored 13. Iowa State's Naz Mitrou-Long, who has hit a number of game-winning 3s in his career, had one rim out at the regulation buzzer. He did not score.

The Cyclones have their last two by a total of three points after a 5-0 start.

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No. 20 SOUTH CAROLINA 68, VERMONT 50

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - PJ Dozier had a career-high 21 points and South Carolina improved to 7-0 for a second straight season.

Dozier, a 6-foot-6 sophomore, helped the Gamecocks to a 13-1 run at the start of the second half. Maik Kotsar had eight points in the charge while Dozier had a 3-pointer and a thunderous finish to an alley-oop pass that had the crowd on its feet as South Carolina took a 49-32 lead.

The Catamounts (6-3) could not respond to taller, quicker South Carolina.

Dozier had three of the Gamecocks' four 3-pointers in besting his previous high of 17 points, set in the season opener against Louisiana Tech.

Kotsar had 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, mostly from close to the basket, while Chris Silva added 12 points for South Carolina.

Anthony Lamb had 14 points for Vermont.

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No. 24 FLORIDA 91, NORTH FLORIDA 60

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Chris Chiozza had 16 points and nine assists, and Justin Leon added 13 points for Florida.

It was the Gators' first game as a ranked team during coach Mike White's two seasons in Gainesville.

Dallas Moore tried to wreck it. North Florida's all-time leading scorer finished with 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting. He kept the Ospreys (3-6) in the game early, but couldn't keep pace with Florida's inside-out attack.

The Gators pounded the ball inside (38 points in the paint), scored 38 points off turnovers and made 9 of 19 shots from 3-point range. It looked a lot like the last time these teams played. Florida hit 16 3s and beat North Florida 97-68 in the first round of the NIT in March.

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