Orangemen dominate North Carolina

NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Triche and Arinze Onuaku combined for 13 points in Syracuse's 22-1 run to open the second half and the Orange went on to a 87-71 victory over No. 6 North Carolina on Friday night in the 2K Sports Classic championship.

The Orange (4-0) were the only unranked team in the semifinals of the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer but they left Madison Square Garden with blowout wins over No. 13 California and the Tar Heels (4-1).

Tournament MVP Wesley Johnson had 25 points for the Orange, who beat California 95-73 in the semifinals. Onuaku finished with 15 points and Triche had 11.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7 junior transfer from Iowa State, was 10 of 17 from the field, including making half of eight 3-point attempts, and had eight rebounds.

Ed Davis had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Ginyard added 15 points for the Tar Heels, who lost almost all of a 19-point second-half lead before beating No. 15 Ohio State 77-73 to reach the title game.

No. 2 Michigan State 75, Toledo 62

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Draymond Green had 15 points, and Michigan State kept up its home court mastery in a regional matchup in the Legends Classic.

The Spartans (3-0) will face Valparaiso at home Sunday before heading to Atlantic City, N.J., for a Nov. 27 game with Florida in the semifinals.

The Spartans won their 42nd straight game at home against a nonconference opponent, extending a streak that started after a loss to Duke on Dec. 3, 2003.

Stephen Albrecht scored 20 points for Toledo (0-3).

Tom Izzo, in his 15th season at Michigan State, moved within one of tying his mentor Jud Heathcote for the most wins in school history. Izzo has 339.

No. 5 Villanova 71, No. 18 Dayton 65

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Corey Fisher scored 18 points to help Villanova beat Dayton in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Fisher was perfect in four late trips to the foul line for the Wildcats (4-0). Luke Fabrizius led Dayton (2-1) with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Villanova led by 18 points early in the second half, but Dayton cut it to two at 62-60 with 2:23 to play when London Warren converted two free throws. Villanova scored its last nine points on free throws and finished 22 of 29 from the line.

No. 7 Purdue 74, South Dakota St. 63

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - E'Twaun Moore scored 22 points and Purdue beat South Dakota State in the first round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

Robbie Hummel added 14 points despite missing much of the action because of foul trouble, and JaJuan Johnson had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (2-0). Purdue will play St. Joseph's on Sunday night in second round.

Clint Sargent led the Jackrabbits (2-1) with 16 points.

No. 10 Tennessee 105, East Carolina 66

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Scotty Hopson scored 25 points for Tennessee in the first round of the Paradise Jam.

Hopson was 10 of 15 from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Bobby Maze added 15 points for the Vols (3-0), Cameron Tatum had 14 and Tyler Smith 13.

Brock Young led East Carolina (1-3) with 15 points. The Pirates had 35 turnovers.

Tennessee will play DePaul in the second round Sunday.

No. 15 Ohio St. 76, No. 13 California 70

NEW YORK (AP) - Evan Turner had 26 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth double-double in four games, for Ohio State in the 2K Sports Classic third-place game.

Jon Diebler added 14 points for Ohio State (3-1), and Dallas Lauderdale had eight points and seven blocked shots. The Buckeyes were coming off a 77-73 loss to No. 6 North Carolina in the semifinals of the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer.

Jerome Randle had 26 points for California (2-2), one more than he had in the Bears' 95-73 loss to Syracuse in the semifinals. He was 6 of 12 from 3-point range.

No. 15 Michigan 77, Houston Baptist 55

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Manny Harris scored 25 points, and DeShawn Sims added 22 to lead Michigan (2-0).

Harris and Sims each had 12 points during a decisive 29-13 run at the end of the first half that put Michigan in front for good.

Mario Flaherty scored 17 points, and Andrew Gonzalez had 14 for the Huskies (0-4), playing their third season in NCAA Division I.

No. 21 Georgia Tech 70, George Mason 62

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Gani Lawal had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Georgia Tech in an O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off consolation game.

Derrick Favors also had 18 points for the Yellow Jackets (2-1). Kevin Foster led George Mason (2-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds.

No. 22 Clemson 89, UNC Greensboro 67

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Trevor Booker scored a season-high 17 points, and Milton Jennings added 14 points for Clemson (3-0).

Clemson shot 54.5 percent, broke it open by closing the first half with a huge run and extended its school-record winning streak in nonconference road games to 11.

Brandon Evans had a 17 points for UNC Greensboro (0-3).

No. 25 Maryland 82, New Hampshire 55

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Landon Milbourne scored a career-high 24 points, and Maryland cruised past New Hampshire in its final tuneup for the Maui Invitational.

Sophomore guard Sean Mosley had 13 points and a career-best 10 assists for his first career double-double, and Eric Hayes scored 15 for Maryland (3-0).

Colbey Santos led the Wildcats (1-1) with 14 points.


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