OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Trey Alexander scored 27 points and Creighton picked up its sixth straight win with a 66-61 victory over Villanova on Saturday.

Alexander shot 8 for 15 from the floor (5 for 9 from 3-point range) and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line for the Bluejays (15-8, 9-3 Big East Conference). Ryan Kalkbrenner pitched in with 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Ryan Nembhard scored 10.

Eric Dixon led the way for the Wildcats (10-13, 4-8) with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Justin Moore added 13 points. Caleb Daniels contributed 12 points and seven rebounds.

Alexander scored 15 points in the second half for the Bluejays, who led 35-27 at halftime.


These two teams both play Wednesday. Creighton visits Seton Hall, while Villanova hosts DePaul.

Massner puts up 28, Western Illinois downs Omaha 75-72

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Trenton Massner had 28 points in Western Illinois' 75-72 victory against Omaha on Saturday.

Massner also added nine rebounds for the Leathernecks (15-9, 8-5 Summit League). Vuk Stevanic scored 18 points and added five rebounds. Alec Rosner shot 4 for 10, including 3 for 9 from beyond the arc to finish with 11 points.

JJ White led the Mavericks (7-18, 3-10) in scoring, finishing with 16 points and four assists. Frankie Fidler added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists for Omaha. In addition, Dylan Brougham finished with 12 points. The Mavericks extended their losing streak to seven in a row.

Da Silva, Simpson help Colorado beat Stanford 84-64

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tristan da Silva scored a career-high 25 points and KJ Simpson added 21 points to lead Colorado to a 84-64 win over Stanford on Sunday night and snap the Cardinal's five-game win streak.

Da Silva, who has scored at least 20 points in five straight games. shot 9 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and made 4 of 5 from the free-throw line. Simpson made 11 of 11 from the line, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists.

Colorado (14-11, 6-8 Pac-12) has won back-to-back games following a string of five losses in a six-game span.

Stanford missed its first 10 second-half field-goal attempts and went scoreless after the break until Spencer Jones made a layup with 12:46 to play. Da Silva scored six points before Julian Hammond III and Luke O’Brien made back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 16-0 run to open the second period and take a 55-39 lead.

Brandon Angel led Stanford (10-13, 4-8) with 14 points and Jones fouled out with 13 points and two steals. Maxime Raynaud and Michael Jones added 10 points apiece.

Colorado scored 10 straight points, including five in a row from Wright, in a span of 81 seconds to take an 11-point lead with about eight minutes left in the first half but the Cardinal scored 10 of the final 12 points before intermission to make it 39-all at halftime.

The Buffaloes shot 53% (29 of 55) from the field, made 9 of 19 (47%) from 3-point range and hit 17 of 18 from the free-throw line while outrebounding the Cardinal 38-24. Stanford was 5-of-23 shooting from 3-point range.


Stanford plays host to Arizona State on Thursday

Colorado hits the road to play Thursday at Utah

Ashworth leads Utah State to 88-79 win over Colorado State

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Steven Ashworth had 26 points to lead Utah State to an 88-79 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.

Ashworth was 9 of 19 shooting (8 for 17 from distance) for the Aggies (19-5, 8-3 Mountain West Conference). Taylor Funk scored 21 points, shooting 8 for 13, including 5 for 9 from beyond the arc. Daniel Akin recorded 11 points.

The Rams (10-14, 2-9) were led by Isaiah Stevens with 25 points and eight assists. John Tonje added 20 points and four assists. James Moors pitched in with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Utah State used a 7-0 run in the second half to build a 12-point lead at 62-50 with 9:47 left in the half before finishing off the win.

Utah State's Max Shulga — who is from Kiev, Ukraine, where his family still resides — went to the free throw line late in the game and showered with “Russia!” chants from the Colorado State student section.


Utah State plays Wednesday against San Diego State at home, while Colorado State visits Air Force on Tuesday.

Colorado State has apologized for a group of fans who chanted “Russia” at a player on an opposing team who is from Ukraine during Saturday's game.

Utah State's Max Shulga is from Kyiv and was shooting free throws when TV cameras picked up the chant from the student section during the game in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Russia invaded Ukraine nearly a year ago.

“On behalf of Colorado State, we apologize to the student-athlete and Utah State. This is a violation of our steadfast belief in the Mountain West Sportsmanship Policy and University Principles of Community,” Colorado State said in a statement.

"Every participant, student, and fan should feel welcomed in our venues, and for something like this to have occurred is unacceptable at Colorado State."

On Sunday afternoon, Shulga issued a statement through Utah State that thanked the Colorado State administration and Rams coach Niko Medved for their “immediate support and understanding following the disappointing events during last night's game.”

Shulga added: “This has been an extremely difficult and challenging year with my family and loved ones so far away and living in constant danger. I pray daily for the conflict to come to a close and for peace to be restored for my people in Ukraine.”

To close his statement, Shulga said that while the chants were “extremely upsetting in the moment, I also know how emotions can run high during competition and people can do and say things they do not really mean. Colorado State and its fans have apologized and I accept and appreciate the apology.”

Belo scores 19, Montana State downs Northern Colorado 75-62

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jubrile Belo's 19 points helped Montana State defeat Northern Colorado 75-62 on Saturday night.

Belo shot 7 of 9 from the field and 5 for 6 from the line for the Bobcats (17-8, 10-2 Big Sky Conference). Tyler Patterson scored 15 points, going 5 of 10 (5 for 9 from distance). Raequan Battle shot 6 of 10 from the field and 2 for 4 from the line to finish with 15 points.

Matt Johnson II led the way for the Bears (7-16, 2-9) with 15 points. Daylen Kountz added 15 points for Northern Colorado. In addition, Dalton Knecht had nine points.

Bjorklund scores 19 in St. Thomas' 68-57 win over Denver

DENVER (AP) — Parker Bjorklund's 19 points helped St. Thomas defeat Denver 68-57 on Saturday night.

Bjorklund added 10 rebounds for the Tommies (16-10, 7-6 Summit League). Andrew Rohde scored 15 points and added five assists. Riley Miller recorded 12 points and was 4 of 8 shooting, including 2 for 6 from distance, and went 2 for 4 from the line.

The Pioneers (13-13, 4-9) were led in scoring by Tommy Bruner, who finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Touko Tainamo added 11 points and 14 rebounds for Denver. In addition, Lukas Kisunas had 10 points and six rebounds.


Both teams next play Thursday. St. Thomas hosts Oral Roberts and Denver visits North Dakota.

Moore's 29 lead San Jose State over Wyoming 84-64

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Omari Moore scored 29 points as San Jose State beat Wyoming 84-64 on Saturday night.

Moore added six rebounds and six assists for the Spartans (14-9, 5-5 Mountain West Conference). Sage Tolbert scored 14 points while going 5 of 8 and 3 of 4 from the free throw line, and added five rebounds and three steals. Alvaro Cardenas Torre was 5-of-9 shooting (3 for 6 from distance) to finish with 13 points.

Hunter Maldonado finished with 34 points for the Cowboys (7-15, 2-8). Wyoming also got 12 points from Jeremiah Oden. Xavier Dusell also had six points.

San Jose State took the lead with 11:07 remaining in the first half and did not give it up. The score was 39-28 at halftime, with Moore racking up 14 points. San Jose State pulled away with a 7-0 run in the second half to extend a five-point lead to 12 points. They outscored Wyoming by nine points in the final half, as Moore led the way with a team-high 15 second-half points.


San Jose State plays Tuesday against Fresno State on the road, and Wyoming hosts UNLV on Wednesday.