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Noah Horchler paces Providence past Saint Peter's

Noah Horchler paces Providence past Saint Peter's

Noah Horchler had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Nate Watson scored 23 points for Providence, which overcame the loss of point guard Jared Bynum to a first-half injury and pulled away to an 85-71 victory over visiting Saint Peter's on Saturday.Bynum, who already had registered three assists, left the game with a right leg injury with 8:40 left in the first half. He did not return.The Friars (6-1) made 29 of 31 foul shots.Providence's Ed Cooley became the third coach in school history to reach the 200-victory plateau. Cooley, a Providence native who is in his 11th season as the Friars' head coach, owns a 200-136 record at the school. Joe Mullaney had 290 wins and Dave Gavitt 209 for Providence.Daryl Banks III scored 26 points for the Peacocks (1-3).Fousseyni Drame's putback basket had cut the Friars' lead to 52-51 with 13 minutes left, but Providence then went on a 17-4 run to extend its advantage with 6:53 to go. A.J. Reeves scored five points and Watson and Horchler each had four during the run.
Jarrod West fuels Louisville past Maryland

Jarrod West fuels Louisville past Maryland

Jarrod West keyed a late rally as Louisville survived a see-saw second half in a 63-55 win over Maryland in the title game of the Bahamas Championship on Saturday morning in Nassau.Malik Williams contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds and Noah Locke added 12 points as the Cardinals (5-1) won their fourth straight game. Early in the second half, Louisville squandered an eight-point lead and found itself down by five before rallying.Four-year assistant Mike Pegues now hands the reins back to head coach Chris Mack, who was serving a six-game suspension for his handling of the offseason dismissal of assistant coach Dino Gaudio.Maryland (5-2) was led by Donta Scott, who scored 14 points and collected six rebounds. Fatts Russell added 11 points and six boards. Scott drained a pair of 3-pointers as the Terps went on a 13-point run to take a 47-42 lead with less than seven minutes left before the Cardinals rallied.Locke triggered the spurt with a fadeaway jumper, followed by a 3-pointer from Matt Cross. Then West took over, scoring Louisville's next seven points, including a long-distance 3-pointer with 3:47 left which gave the Cardinals the lead for good. West finished with nine points and six assists.
DePaul shooting for 6-0 start, hosts Eastern Michigan

DePaul shooting for 6-0 start, hosts Eastern Michigan

DePaul coach Tony Stubblefield and Eastern Michigan coach Stan Heath are in similar spots heading into Sunday afternoon matchup in Chicago.Each is in the first year in charge of his program, and with several new players, this non-conference season has been about building chemistry and laying a foundation for what they want to become.DePaul has opened 5-0, with the most recent win coming Friday at home over Northern Kentucky, 77-68. The Blue Demons have been led in scoring by Javon Freeman-Liberty, who is averaging 23.8 points and 9.8 rebounds a game."Javon is a very good player," Stubblefield said. "He's great person, he's a good player and he's put himself in this position by the work he has put in the fall. He has a high basketball IQ."David Jones has also been productive for DePaul, averaging 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds for a team that is scoring 86 points a game.Eastern Michigan, meantime, is 2-3 following a 72-68 win over Western Illinois on Wednesday.Four of EMU's five games this season have been decided by six points or fewer, including a 68-62 loss at Indiana. Three Eagles are scoring in double figures: Noah Farrakhan at 16.8 points per game, Monty Scott 16.4, and Bryce McBride 12.4.The Eagles have had problems taking care of the basketball, averaging nearly 16 turnovers a game to start the season.
Oregon State, Penn State square off after OT losses

Oregon State, Penn State square off after OT losses

Oregon State had the magic formula last season when it made a stunning dash to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.The victory potion has been in short supply this season as the Beavers (1-5) try to snap a five-game losing streak when they meet Penn State (3-2) on Saturday in the third-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic at Niceville, Fla.Both teams fell in overtime on Friday. The Nittany Lions lost 68-63 to LSU before Oregon State fell 80-77 to Wake Forest.The Beavers did battle back from a 19-point halftime deficit to force the extra session. However, the end result was another setback, with the last three of those coming by a combined five points.After a recent home loss to Samford, Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle touched on how the success of last season was weighing on his club."We're very selfish right now," Tinkle told reporters. "I've done a bad job, obviously, of not bringing this group together quick enough."Rodrigue Andela scored a team-high 16 points against Wake Forest. Warith Alatishe, who fouled out after scoring 10 points Friday, leads Oregon State with a 12.3-points-per-game average.Penn State allowed LSU to score the first six points of the extra session en route to the loss.While the result was disappointing, Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry was pleased with the defensive performance. LSU averaged 85.4 points over its first five games, and the Nittany Lions held the high-powered squad 17 points below its average.
Emerald Coast final to feature mirror images Wake, LSU

Emerald Coast final to feature mirror images Wake, LSU

The basketball season is going extremely well for LSU and Wake Forest.It's about to become even better for one of them.The undefeated teams will match up in the final of the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday night in Niceville, Fla.The similarities are striking between these teams, with each holding a 6-0 record.Wake Forest is off to its best start in a season in 13 years. LSU has won its first six games for the first time in nine years.Both teams needed overtime to advance Friday night after surrendering a last basket in regulation. LSU topped Penn State 68-63 before Wake Forest gave up a 22-point lead in regulation and then recovered to edge Oregon State 80-77."We're going to have to win games like that," LSU coach Will Wade said. "That's how it's going to be in the SEC, that's how it's going to be when you play these types of teams."The two-day tournament setting figures to reveal more about both teams. They each had won five home blowouts prior to showing up in Florida.
Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Duke prevails in high-profile matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga

Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Duke prevails in high-profile matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga

Paulo Banchero scored 20 of his 21 points in the first half and the No. 5 Blue Devils held off the top-ranked Bulldogs 84-81 in the Continental Tire Challenge before a capacity crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Wendell Moore Jr. added 20 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), including some clutch free throws down the stretch, and Mark Williams had 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and nine rebounds.Julian Strawther led Gonzaga (6-1) with 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the final seconds. Preseason All-American Drew Timme had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists despite battling foul trouble. Chet Holmgren added 16 points and seven rebounds and Rasir Bolton scored 15 points.Dayton 74, No. 4 Kansas 73Mustapha Amzil hit a high-arching shot from the lane for a buzzer beater as the Flyers stunned the No. 4 Jayhawks 74-73 in the semifinals of the ESPN Events Invitational at Kissimmee, Fla. The victory pushes the Flyers into the tournament championship game on Sunday.Dayton (3-3) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit by forging an 18-3 flurry that included eight consecutive makes to take a 55-52 lead with 13:25 remaining.Still, the Flyers trailed by three points inside the final minute before Malachi Smith connected with 44 seconds left and Dayton got the ball back on a charging call against the Jayhawks' David McCormack. McCormack blocked a shot by Smith before Amzil retrieved the miss and put up his game-winner that bounced high off the front rim before dropping in.No. 6 Baylor 75, Michigan State 58James Akinjo scored 15 points and Kendall Brown added 12 to lead the Bears to a victory over the Spartans in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game in Paradise Island, Bahamas.Adam Flagler had 11 points and five assists, while Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua added 10 points for the defending national champion Bears (7-0), who won their 31st consecutive nonconference game. LJ Cryer, Matthew Mayer and Jeremy Sochan each added eight points for the Bears, who shot 49.2 percent from the field, including 26.9 percent (7 of 26) from 3-point range.Gabe Brown had a team-high 13 points and five rebounds for Michigan State (5-2), while Jaden Akins added 12 points.Iowa State 78, No. 9 Memphis 59Gabe Kalscheur poured in a game-high 30 points as the Cyclones won the NIT Season Tip-Off, leading almost wire to wire in a triumph over the Tigers in Brooklyn, N.Y.Kalscheur canned 10 of 18 shots and grabbed eight rebounds for the Cyclones (6-0), who seem ticketed for the Top 25 on Monday after defeating No. 25 Xavier on Wednesday night before handing the Tigers (5-1) their first loss. Tristan Enaruna and Aljaz Kunc each added 11 points for the Cyclones, who enjoyed a 28-16 advantage in points in the paint.Emoni Bates scored 12 points for Memphis, which struggled offensively for the second straight game. After making only 39.3 percent of their shots Wednesday night while beating Virginia Tech 69-61, the Tigers hit just 35.8 percent on Thursday while mixing in 22 turnovers that led to 23 Iowa State points.No. 10 Kentucky 86, North Florida 52Oscar Tshiebwe collected a double-double and four of his teammates scored in double figures as the Wildcats pulled away after a slow start to rout the Ospreys in Lexington, Ky.Tshiebwe finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-1), who won their fifth straight game since a season-opening loss to Duke. Dontaie Allen and TyTy Washington Jr. each scored 14 points, while Sahvir Wheeler and Daimion Collins added 12 points apiece.Jadyn Parker came off the bench to score 10 points for the Ospreys (1-6), who entered the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in Division I. However, the team that bills itself as the "Birds of Trey" made just 7 of 31 (22.6 percent) from behind the arc against a taller, quicker foe.No. 3 Purdue 97, Omaha 40Zach Edey scored 20 points on a near-perfect shooting performance and the No. 3 Boilermakers had no trouble in a 97-40 win over the Mavericks in a nonconference game on Friday in West Lafayette, Ind.Edey was 6-for-7 shooting from the floor and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in 16 minutes on the court, with Trevion Williams posting a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes for the Boilermakers (6-0).Brandon Newman made three four-pointers during his 16-point performance, while Jaden Ivey added 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting as Purdue led by as many as 58 points in the second half.No. 15 Tennessee 80, Tennessee Tech 69Reserve Brandon Huntley-Hatfield had eight of his 12 points in a momentum-changing run that put the Volunteers ahead for good as it held off the upset bid of the Golden Eagles and went on to a victory in Knoxville, Tenn.Olivier Nkamhoua scored 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting, Kennedy Chandler had 15 and John Fulkerson had 14 for the Volunteers (4-1). Santiago Vescovi added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.Jr. Clay led Tennessee Tech (2-4) with 19 points.No. 19 Auburn 89, Syracuse 68Jabari Smith collected 22 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Tigers routed the Orange in the fifth-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas.Smith made 8 of 17 shots from the field and four of his eight 3-point attempts. K.D. Johnson finished with 15 points and Devan Cambridge had 10 for the Tigers (5-1), who shot 50.7 percent from the field and outrebounded Syracuse 38-28 in the victory. Auburn made 12 of 30 shots from 3-point range and had a 42-26 advantage in points in the paint.Syracuse (3-3) received 17 points each from Cole Swider, Buddy Boeheim and Jesse Edwards. Edwards also had six rebounds. Symir Torrence produced six points, five assists and four rebounds.
No. 24 USC shuts down SDSU to claim Wooden Legacy title

No. 24 USC shuts down SDSU to claim Wooden Legacy title

No. 24 Southern California held San Diego State to 32.1 percent shooting from the floor en route to a 58-43 win in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy on Friday in Anaheim, Calif.Isaiah Mobley led the Trojans (6-0) with 18 points and 12 rebounds.After holding San Diego State to just 15 first-half, USC opened the second half on a 10-2 run. The spurt gave the Trojans a cushion for the rest of the game.The Aztecs (4-2) briefly cut the deficit to eight points on two occasions with less than five minutes remaining, but USC responded with a 12-5 run to end the game.Drew Peterson scored 16 points for the Trojans, and Chevez Goodwin added 10 points. Peterson and Anderson both grabbed six rebounds. Joshua Morgan came off the USC bench to pull down eight boards, helping the Trojans finish with a 49-33 edge on the glass.Goodwin and Mobley also each blocked two shots, contributing to the all-around stellar defensive effort the Trojans put forth. In addition to holding San Diego State to just 18-of-56 shooting from the floor, USC overwhelmed Aztecs' leading scorer on the season, Matt Bradley.
Iowa State upsets No. 9 Memphis in NIT Tip-Off final

Iowa State upsets No. 9 Memphis in NIT Tip-Off final

Gabe Kalscheur poured in a game-high 30 points Friday night as Iowa State won the NIT Season Tip-Off, leading almost wire to wire in a 78-59 triumph over No. 9 Memphis in Brooklyn, N.Y.Kalscheur canned 10 of 18 shots and grabbed eight rebounds for the Cyclones (6-0), who seem ticketed for the Top 25 on Monday after defeating No. 25 Xavier on Wednesday night before handing the Tigers (5-1) their first loss.Emoni Bates scored 12 points for Memphis, which struggled offensively for the second straight game. After making only 39.3 percent of their shots Wednesday night while beating Virginia Tech 69-61, the Tigers hit just 35.8 percent on Thursday while mixing in 22 turnovers that led to 23 Iowa State points.And the Memphis defense, which smothered the Hokies, couldn't quite save them this time. Iowa State pulled away in the second half by sinking 53.8 percent of its field-goal attempts, establishing a 25-point lead at one point.Tristan Enaruna and Aljaz Kunc each added 11 points for the Cyclones, who enjoyed a 28-16 advantage in points in the paint.
Wake Forest downs Oregon State in OT to reach tourney final

Wake Forest downs Oregon State in OT to reach tourney final

Alondes Williams scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as Wake Forest pulled out an 80-77 victory against Oregon State in the second semifinal of the Emerald Coast Classic on Friday night in Niceville, Fla.Wake Forest (6-0) will meet LSU in Saturday night's tournament final. Oregon State takes on Penn State in the consolation game.Oregon State (1-5) rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit to surge into the lead, but it wasn't enough.Jake LaRavia added 17 points and Daivien Williamson had 14 points for Wake Forest.Alondes Williams put the Demon Deacons ahead at 76-75 on a drive with 2:16 left in OT. On Wake Forest's next possession, LaRavia scored on another bucket in the lane.The Demon Deacons had a chance to extend the lead, but a turnover led to a pair of free throws by Tre' Williams at the 44-second mark.Alondes Williams countered with a free throw with 18 seconds left. When he missed the second attempt, LaRavia created a held ball on the rebound, allowing Wake Forest to gain possession on the alternating arrow.That led to Williams going 1-for-2 again at the free-throw line. The Beavers' Jarod Lucas missed a potential tying 3-pointer on the game's last shot.The Beavers have a five-game losing streak. The two previous losses came by one point before the overtime setback Friday.Rodrique Andela paced Oregon State with 16 points. Gianni Hunt had 11 points and Warith Alatishe and Dexter Akanno both had 10 points.
Paulo Banchero, No. 5 Duke prevail in high-profile matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga

Paulo Banchero, No. 5 Duke prevail in high-profile matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga

Paulo Banchero scored 20 of his 21 points in the first half and No. 5 Duke held off top-ranked Gonzaga 84-81 Friday night in the Continental Tire Challenge before a capacity crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Wendell Moore Jr. added 20 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), including some clutch free throws down the stretch, and Mark Williams had 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and nine rebounds.Julian Strawther led Gonzaga (6-1) with 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the final seconds. Preseason All-American Drew Timme had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists despite battling foul trouble. Chet Holmgren added 16 points and seven rebounds and Rasir Bolton scored 15 points.Moore broke a 73-all tie with two free throws with 4:31 left.Neither team scored again until Duke's Trevor Keels made a free throw with 1:49 to go to make it 76-73.Timme made a layup to make it a one-point game before Moore made two more free throws, extending the lead to 78-75 with 1:06 left.Holmgren scored on a dunk after a pass from Timme before the Blue Devils' Jeremy Roach made a driving layup with 48 seconds remaining for an 80-77 lead.Moore added two more free throws with 29 seconds to go to make it 82-77 before Bolton scored on a layup with 21 seconds left.
Tyson Etienne heats up in second half as Shockers win

Tyson Etienne heats up in second half as Shockers win

Tyson Etienne scored 13 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as Wichita State outmuscled Missouri in a 61-55 victory in Columbia, Mo.The Shockers never trailed in defeating Missouri for the first time in history after losing the first four tries.In addition to Etienne, Wichita State (5-1) was led by Morris Udeze with 15 points and Kenny Pohto with 10.Missouri (3-3) was paced by Amari Davis with 17 points. Jarron Coleman added 10 points for the Tigers, who shot only 34.8 percent (23-of-66) from the field.Wichita State used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to open up its largest lead of the game at 41-30. Missouri could get no closer than seven points the rest of the way, until Davis hit a layup with nine seconds left to complete the scoring.Every time the Tigers chipped away at the lead, the Shockers responded.The problem for the Tigers, as it has been all season, was their outside shooting. Missouri missed its first 11 shots from 3-point range and finished 2 of 18 from outside the arc.
Saint Joseph's hangs on to defeat Georgetown

Saint Joseph's hangs on to defeat Georgetown

Taylor Funk scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Ejike Obinna added 17 points, and Saint Joseph's weathered Georgetown's second-half rally effort to hold on for a 77-74 win in the consolation game of the Wooden Legacy, Friday in Anaheim, Calif.Saint Joseph's (3-3) jumped ahead of the Hoyas early, building a lead of as many as 13 points in the first half. The Hawks took a 10-point lead into intermission.Georgetown (2-3) scratched its way back, taking a 59-58 lead with 8:10 remaining on the strength of a 21-11 run lasting a little more than six minutes. But Saint Joseph's had answers for each Hoyas rally.Funk connected on one of his eight 3-pointers after Georgetown took the lead, igniting an 8-0 run. Georgetown recovered to force a 66-66 tie, but a pair of quick buckets by Obinna gave the Hawks a lead they never relinquished.Funk shot 9-of-11 from the floor, including 8-of-10 from behind the 3-point line. Jordan Hall, who was held to just two points in Saint Joseph's loss Thursday to No. 24-ranked USC, hit three 3-pointers en route to 13 points.Hall also dished a game-high eight assists and grabbed five rebounds.Saint Joseph's scored 18 of its 28 made field goals off assists, with all five starters dishing at least one. Erik Reynolds II and Cameron Brown each passed for four.
Behind Kofi Cockburn, No. 14 Illinois rallies for win over UTRGV

Behind Kofi Cockburn, No. 14 Illinois rallies for win over UTRGV

Junior Kofi Cockburn poured in a career-high 38 points Friday night as No. 14 Illinois avoided a major upset at the hands of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, pulling out a 94-85 win in Champaign, Ill.Cockburn, whose previous career best was 33 points last December against Minnesota, canned 15 of 19 field-goal attempts and 8 of 11 free throws. He added 10 rebounds for his second double-double in a row for Illinois (4-2).Alfonso Plummer gunned in 30 points in support of Cockburn, converting 6 of 11 3-point attempts and all eight of his foul shots. Plummer hit seven 3-pointers Tuesday night in a win over Kansas State at the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo.The Illini needed all those points from their inside-outside combo against the Vaqueros (3-4), who led for nearly half the game and were ahead with less than six minutes left. It was still 88-85 Illinois with 1:02 left, but Cockburn and Plummer each made foul shots to seal the outcome.Justin Johnson pumped in 28 points for UTRGV, going 11 of 14 at the foul line. Marek Nelson scored 23 before fouling out in the last minute, and Ricky Nelson hit for 15 points.
Tari Eason helps LSU remain unbeaten, edge Penn State

Tari Eason helps LSU remain unbeaten, edge Penn State

Tari Eason recorded 20 points and nine rebounds as LSU overcame a stern test with a 68-63 win over Penn State on Friday in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic at Niceville, Fla.Xavier Pinson had 15 points and Alex Fudge added seven rebounds for LSU (6-0).Jalen Pickett paced the Nittany Lions on offense, scoring 14 points and shooting 4-for-8 from 3-point range. Sam Sessoms tacked on 13 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort.LSU had won its first five games against overmatched opponents by an average of 34.4 points. The Penn State game was its first against a Power-Five opponent.The Tigers jumped out to a 64-58 lead in the extra session, but Penn State (3-2) cut its deficit to one on a Seth Lundy 3-pointer with 2:54 to play.A pair of LSU free throws made it 66-63, and Penn State had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but a Jaheam Cornwall 3-pointer missed the mark. Eason sealed the win with a pair of free throws and a steal.At the end of regulation, Eason made a free throw to give LSU a 55-54 lead with 1:22 to play. Sessoms came back to hit a layup with 55 seconds left, but yhe Tigers reclaimed the lead when Pinson canned a 3-pointer.
West Virginia struggles, but gets by Eastern Kentucky

West Virginia struggles, but gets by Eastern Kentucky

Taz Sherman scored a season-high 28 points as host West Virginia held off pesky Eastern Kentucky to earn an 80-77 victory Friday in Morgantown, W.Va.Sherman knocked down four 3-pointers in seven attempts for the Mountaineers (5-1), while his teammates combined to shoot 1 of 16 from beyond the arc. Malik Curry contributed a season-high 16 points and made several key shots down the stretch for West Virginia, which also overcame 19-of-31 foul shooting.Jannson Williams paced the Colonels (5-2) with 22 points, highlighted by five-of-eight 3-point shooting. Michael Moreno and Braxton Beverly chipped in with 12 points apiece.Eastern Kentucky stormed out of the gates by scoring the first nine points on 3-pointers by Curt Lewis, Williams and Moreno. In all, the visitors made 7 of 14 3-point attempts and shot nearly 55 percent in the period to take a 41-38 lead into intermission.The Colonels grew their second-half advantage to 55-48 with 15:16 to play before the Mountaineers embarked on a 9-1 run. Sherman's three foul shots with 12:42 to play put West Virginia ahead 57-56.Eastern Kentucky bounced back to reclaim a six-point advantage, but West Virginia continued to chip away. Curry's two free throws brought the Mountaineers within a point, and then his layup put the hosts ahead with 5:54 left.
Nate Johnson propels No. 25 Xavier past Virginia Tech

Nate Johnson propels No. 25 Xavier past Virginia Tech

Nate Johnson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left Friday as No. 25 Xavier survived Virginia Tech 59-58 in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn.In a matchup of teams coming off their first loss of the season, the Musketeers (5-1) persevered thanks to Johnson's shot from the left wing and a pair of misses from the Hokies (5-2) in the final seconds.On the final sequence, Virginia Tech's Hunter Cattoor couldn't connect on a jumper from the foul line before Justyn Mutts' tip-in rimmed off at the buzzer.Johnson finished with a career-high 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including a 7-of-11 effort from outside the arc. Jack Nunge contributed nine points and 14 rebounds for the Musketeers.Nahiem Alleyne paced the Hokies with 18 points. Cattoor chipped in with 13 points, while Keve Aluma added 12.Xavier initially led 35-27 at intermission, but neither team scored for the first three minutes of the second half. The Musketeers still led by eight when Dwon Odom knocked down a jumper with 10:51 to play.
Loyola Chicago snaps slide, handles Arizona State

Loyola Chicago snaps slide, handles Arizona State

Jacob Hutson scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed five rebounds as Loyola Chicago drubbed Arizona State 77-59 in the seventh-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas.The Ramblers (5-2) led almost the entire game and got back in the win column after dropping their first two games against Michigan State and Auburn by a combined 11 points.Hutson finished 9-for-13 from the field, including all three long-ball attempts, and made all but one of his six free throws in 25 minutes of play.Ryan Schwieger chipped in 11 points, was 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and collected five boards. Braden Norris dished out a game-high seven assists.Loyola Chicago connected on 50 percent from the field and 12-of-26 from long range.Jay Heath scored 16 points and DJ Horne had 11 for Arizona State (2-5), which lost its fourth straight game.The final game of the eight-team tournament wasn't being played for any trophies, but the winner would avoid being the only squad to go winless at the Bahamian resort.Loyola Chicago built an 20-13 lead behind a pair of threes by Lucas Williamson and Chris Knight's four points, while the Sun Devils hung in with 50 percent shooting for much of the half, including Heath's 3-pointer.With 7:58 remaining in the half, Knight connected on a hook shot for a 29-19 lead after the Ramblers' earlier 11-point advantage at 27-16.
Iowa caps 6-0 homestand with rout of Portland State

Iowa caps 6-0 homestand with rout of Portland State

Keegan Murray scored 23 points as undefeated Iowa pulled away from visiting Portland State for an 85-51 victory Friday night in Iowa City.Murray made 10 of 16 shots from the field and pulled in a team-high nine rebounds.The contest was the finale of a season-opening homestand for Iowa (6-0).Patrick McCaffery ended up with 14 points and was a catalyst in a couple of Iowa's second-half scoring bursts. Kris Murray and Tony Perkins had 13 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench for the Hawkeyes.Iowa produced its lowest point total of the season, due in part to shooting just 6-for-19 (31.6 percent) on 3-point attempts and committing 13 turnovers.However, the Vikings had more ball-handling issues, finishing with 23 giveaways.Marlon Ruffin scored 18 points and Khalid Thomas had 11 points and nine rebounds for Portland State (2-3). James Jean-Marie snatched 15 rebounds, including 11 boards at the offensive end.Iowa reserves outscored Portland State's backups by a combined 36-7. Iowa's starters shot 2-for-11 from 3-point range.Iowa led 31-20 at halftime and was ahead by eight points with 15 minutes remaining.
Virginia beats Lehigh for Tony Bennett's 300th career win

Virginia beats Lehigh for Tony Bennett's 300th career win

Kihei Clark scored 11 points and dealt seven assists to lead a balanced attack as Virginia overcame a sluggish first half to beat Lehigh 61-43 and deliver coach Tony Bennett his 300th win Friday night in Charlottesville.Coming off a pair of wins in winning the Legends Classic earlier in the week, Virginia (5-2) had trouble getting in gear. But at the start of the second half, the Cavaliers pulled an inside job as their first 10 field goals came from the paint.Reece Beekman scored 10 points and made four steals while Jayden Gardner had eight points and eight rebounds. Kadin Shedrick added eight points, five rebounds and three blocks.Bennett now has a 300-105 record in 13 seasons at Virginia.The vaunted pack-line defense of Virginia forced 15 turnovers, scoring 19 points off those miscues. Lehigh shot 35.3 percent from the floor and made just 3 of 16 from beyond the arc.Lehigh (1-5) was bidding for a second upset of Virginia by a Patriot League team this year. Earlier this month, Navy went to Charlottesville and shocked the Cavaliers in their season opener.The Mountain Hawks got eight points each from Jeameril Wilson and Evan Taylor.
No. 10 Kentucky manhandles North Florida

No. 10 Kentucky manhandles North Florida

Oscar Tshiebwe collected a double-double and four of his teammates scored in double figures Friday night as No. 10 Kentucky pulled away after a slow start to rout North Florida 86-52 in Lexington, Ky.Tshiebwe finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-1), who won their fifth straight game since a season-opening loss to Duke. Dontaie Allen and TyTy Washington Jr. each scored 14 points, while Sahvir Wheeler and Daimion Collins added 12 points apiece.Kentucky trailed 16-14 with less than eight minutes left in the first half, but the Wildcats outscored the Ospreys 23-7 over the half's remainder and then wore them out in the second half with superior athletic ability.The Wildcats bounced back from their slow start to hit 47.4 percent of their field-goal attempts, doing most of their damage inside. They outrebounded North Florida 50-33 and enjoyed a 48-24 advantage in points in the paint.Jadyn Parker came off the bench to score 10 points for the Ospreys (1-6), who entered the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in Division I. however, the team that bills itself as the "Birds of Trey" made just 7 of 31 (22.6 percent) from behind the arc against a taller, quicker foe.