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 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Doneal Mack made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points, leading No. 2 Memphis past Pepperdine 90-53 on Saturday for its school-record 40th straight home win.
Five players scored in double figures for Memphis (13-0), which has not dropped a home game since losing to Texas on Jan. 2, 2006. Chris Douglas-Roberts added 14 points, and Antonio Anderson and Willie Kemp finished with 12 each. Robert Dozier had 11.
Tyrone Shelley had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Waves (5-10), who have lost six of seven. Malcolm Thomas, Pepperdine's second-leading scorer at 15 points a game, was limited to 10.
No. 3 Kansas 85, Boston College 60
BOSTON (AP) - Darnell Jackson scored 25 points with nine rebounds and Darrell Arthur added 22 points in front of a surprisingly supportive road crowd to lead Kansas over Boston College.
Kansas won its first 14 games for the sixth time in school history, and the Jayhawks remained one of six unbeaten teams in the nation with one game left before next week's Big 12 opener against Nebraska. Boston College (10-3) failed in its first game against a ranked opponent this season.
Rakim Sanders scored 21 and Tyrese Rice had 20 for the Eagles, who had the game tied at 22 before giving up 33 of the next 41 points.
No. 5 UCLA 70, California 58
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Freshman center Kevin Love had 19 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double, and UCLA beat California to complete a sweep of the Bay Area schools on the opening weekend of Pac-10 play.
Russell Westbrook added 11 points and seven rebounds, Darren Collison had 14 points and five assists and Josh Shipp scored 13 for the Bruins (14-1, 2-0), who won their seventh straight. The streak includes a victory at No. 24 Stanford on Thursday night.
Ryan Anderson scored 12 points and Patrick Christopher 11 to lead the Golden Bears (10-3, 1-1).
No. 7 Georgetown 58, Rutgers 46
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Freshman Austin Freeman scored 13 points and Georgetown, which entered the game leading the country in points allowed and field goal percentage defense, improved on both numbers in a victory over Rutgers.
The Hoyas (11-1, 1-0) opened defense of their Big East championship by holding the Scarlet Knights (8-7, 0-2) nine points below their Division I-leading figure and to 31.1 percent shooting (19-for-61) from the field to improve on their 35.2 percent allowed.
It was Georgetown's sixth straight win over Rutgers and the eighth in their last nine meetings. Jonathan Wallace had 11 points for Georgetown, while DaJuan Summers and Jessie Sapp each had 10.
J.R. Inman scored 11 points for the Scarlet Knights, who have lost four of five.
No. 14 Texas 81, Saint Mary's 62
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - D.J. Augustin scored 30 points and Texas, playing at full strength for the first time this season, rolled to an impressive win over Saint Mary's.
Freshman Gary Johnson, playing in his second game after missing the first 13 while doctors monitored his heart, scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Longhorns (13-2), who closed out their non-conference schedule before starting Big 12 play next weekend.
Omar Samhan scored 13 points to lead the Gaels (12-2), whose five-game winning streak ended.
No. 15 Vanderbilt 97, Massachusetts 88
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shan Foster scored 32 points, A.J. Ogilvy added 25 and unbeaten Vanderbilt rallied past Massachusetts to extend the best start in school history.
The 15th-ranked Commodores (15-0) trailed by 14 points in the first half and nine in the second before charging back on the strength of their 3-point shooting. Vanderbilt was 13-of-23 from beyond the arc while the Minutemen were 6-of-20.
UMass (11-3) led 50-41 with 16:52 remaining before Vanderbilt rallied. Foster's 3-pointer made it 66-64, and Keegan Bell followed with another to give the Commodores a 67-65 lead with 9:23 to go. They never trailed again.
No. 16 Butler 73, Valparaiso 65
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Green matched his career high with 24 points and added eight rebounds to help Butler beat Valparaiso.
The Bulldogs (13-1, 2-1) won their fifth straight overall, matched the best start in school history and have won four in a row against their new Horizon League foe.
Valparaiso (11-4, 2-1) has lost three of its last four, all on the road - at Wisconsin, at North Carolina and at Butler. Jarryd Loyd led the Crusaders with 15 points.
Oregon 84, No. 21 Arizona 74
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Malik Hairston tied his career high with 29 points and Oregon shot 56 percent from the field to beat Arizona at home for the second year in a row.
The Ducks (10-4, 1-1 Pac-10) led by as many as 19 in the first half and the Wildcats (10-4, 1-1 Pac-10) never got closer than five in the second.
Chase Budinger scored 30 points, two shy of his career best, for the Wildcats, who were without leading scorer and point guard Jerryd Bayless for the third straight game because of a sprained right knee.
No. 25 Wisconsin 64, Iowa 51
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Brian Butch scored 22 points and Wisconsin continued its home dominance in the Big Ten with a victory over Iowa.
The Badgers (12-2, 2-0) won their sixth straight game despite a tepid early shooting performance other than Butch, who finished 7-of-12. Not that it mattered at home in the Kohl Center, where coach Bo Ryan's teams are 100-6 overall and 47-2 against Big Ten opponents.
Iowa (7-8, 0-2) hung around thanks to 13 points by Justin Johnson even though the Hawkeyes struggled with rebounding, turnovers and foul trouble.
 

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