Top 25 Roundup: Fabian White Jr. Makes History for No. 14 Houston

By Field Level Media
Field Level Media
Field Level Media
February 18, 2022 Updated: February 18, 2022

Fabian White Jr. paired 12 points with five rebounds and became the winningest player in program history as the 14th-ranked Houston Cougars beat the visiting UCF Knights 70–52 Thursday.

The Cougars (21–4, 10–2 American) snapped a two-game skid by limiting the Knights (15–9, 7–7) to 28.3 percent shooting. UCF endured two separate stretches of 11 or more consecutive missed field goals.

White, who added three blocks to his ledger, participated in his 110th victory, snapping a tie with former Houston standout guard Michael Young. Kyler Edwards had 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Cougars while Jamal Shead added 12 points and eight assists.

Dre Fuller Jr. and Darius Johnson scored 12 points apiece to pace the Knights.

No. 3 Arizona 83, Oregon State 69

Azuolas Tubelis scored 22 points and Bennedict Mathurin added 20 as the host Wildcats used a dominant second half to put away the Beavers and claim a seventh consecutive win.

Christian Koloko scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Wildcats (23–2, 13–1 Pac-12), who sent the last-place Beavers (3–21, 1–13) to their 11th consecutive loss.

Jarod Lucas and Roman Silva led Oregon State with 13 points each.

No. 13 UCLA 76, Washington State 56

Jaylen Clark recorded career highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bruins rode a big second-half run to a rout of the Cougars in Los Angeles.

UCLA (18–5, 10–4 Pac-12) jumped to a 20–7 lead through the first 8:11, with Clark starting in place of Tyger Campbell, who served a one-game suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Washington State (14–11, 7–7) dropped its fourth consecutive game. The Cougars struggled shooting, finishing the game a dismal 28.3 percent—24 percent in the second half.

No. 17 USC 79, Washington 69

Chevez Goodwin scored a season-high 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds as the Trojans defeated the Huskies in a Pac-12 Conference game in Los Angeles.

Drew Peterson, the conference’s reigning Player of the Week, added 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Trojans (22–4, 11–4 Pac-12), who posted their third straight victory. USC’s leading scorer this season, Isaiah Mobley, returned after missing two games with concussion-like symptoms after sustaining a broken nose Feb. 5 at Arizona. Mobley wore a face mask and finished with 12 points and a game-high eight assists.

Terrell Brown Jr., the conference’s leading scorer, had 23 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Huskies (13–11, 8–6), who lost consecutive conference games for the first time this season after falling to then-No. 4 Arizona 92–68 on Saturday. Washington’s Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 20 points and seven rebounds.

No. 21 Murray State 91, Austin Peay 56

KJ Williams scored 25 points and the Racers coasted to their 15th consecutive win by defeating the Governors in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Murray, Ky.

Williams shot 12-for-15 from the field and pulled down seven rebounds, while Tevin Brown added 13 points for Murray State (25–2, 15–0 OVC). Four other Racers scored in double digits as Murray State shot 64.3 percent (36 of 56) from the field

Elijah Hutchins-Everett scored 12 points to lead Austin Peay (10–15, 6–9), whose three-game winning streak came to an end. Caleb Stone-Carrawell scored 11 points for the Governors.