BKB TOP 25: Duke rolls over Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Kyle Singler had 30 points and five rebounds to lead No. 1 Duke to a 98-71 victory over Oregon in a homecoming game Saturday against his little brother E.J.
The game was dubbed by one fan as “The Singler Mingler.” The brothers grew up in Medford, Ore., about 275 miles to the south of where the game was played at the Rose Garden.
The Blue Devils opened 6-0 for the fourth straight season, and 18th overall, under Mike Krzyzewski. Duke extended its winning streak to 16 games.
E.J. Singler, a sophomore forward, scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Oregon (4-2).
It was the first time the Singlers played against each other. It was the first time they were on the same court in a real game since they led South Medford High School to the state championship in 2007.
The two shared a quick hug and a pat on the back to start the game.
Kyle Singler opened scoring with a fall-away jumper and Duke never trailed. His 3-pointer midway through the first half put the Blue Devils up 20-7.
No. 5 Pittsburgh 82, Pennsylvania 58.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nasir Robinson, still healing from knee surgery, led Pittsburgh’s 15-0 run to close the first half for the Panthers, the first Division I team to get to 7-0.
Ashton Gibbs scored 12 points and Dante Taylor and freshman J.J. Moore added 11 each as Pitt coach Jamie Dixon used 11 players throughout, all of them scoring and playing double-digit minutes.
The Panthers shot 52.6 percent (30 of 57) even as Dixon went deeper on his bench than he has in any other game this season.
Miles Cartwright had 22 points and Jack Eggleston 16 for Penn (2-3), which trailed by as many as 31 points in the second half.
Penn, undersized and outrebounded nearly 2-to-1 in the first half, fell behind 9-0 and 15-4 before closing to 21-18 on Cartwright’s 3-pointer with 6:48 left in the half. The Quakers didn’t score again until Eggleston’s layup 30 seconds into the second half, when they trailed 36-20.
No. 6 Kansas 87, Arizona 79
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Marcus Morris had 16 points and nine rebounds, while his twin brother Markieff added 15 points to lead Kansas in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Derrick Williams had 27 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (5-1), but he fouled out with 2:27 left in the game and Arizona never got closer than five points after that.
Reserve Thomas Robinson added 14 points and Tyrel Reed had 13 for the Jayhawks (6-0). Marcus Morris, who was selected the tournament’s MVP, played with four fouls over the last 7:13 and did not foul out.
This was the second time Kansas won the four-game Invitational, also doing it 2006 when the Jayhawks beat eventual national champion Florida in overtime in the championship game.
Arizona took its first lead at 52-51 on a layup by Solomon Hill with 15:07 left. The Wildcats led 60-56 with 9:28 left but Kansas scored the next nine points and never trailed again.
Kyle Fogg added 18 points for the Wildcats.
No. 9 Syracuse 80, Georgia Tech 76
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Kris Joseph shook off early foul trouble to score 19 points for Syracuse in the championship game of the Legends Classic.
Scoop Jardine had 15 points and eight assists for the Orange (6-0).
Brian Oliver scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (4-2).
Joseph got hammered on a flagrant foul and crashed to the court with 47.5 seconds left. He was down on all fours for a couple of minutes, and coach Jim Boeheim came out and checked on his hurting forward. Boeheim and Joseph walked off the court together.
Oliver was called for the foul and Jardine filled in to shoot the free throws.
Rick Jackson kept his strong start going with 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Dion Waiters scored 13 for the Orange.
Oliver was 12 for 21 from the field and 6 of 11 on 3s. Inman Shumpert had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Richmond 65, No. 10 Purdue 54
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) – Kevin Anderson scored 28 points to lead Richmond in the Chicago Invitational Challenge championship game.
The win was the Spiders’ first over a top 10 team since a 69-68 victory at then-No. 10 Kansas in 2004 and their sixth over any ranked team since 2007-08.
Justin Harper had 14 points and Darien Brothers added 11 for the Spiders (6-1).
The Boilermakers (5-1) were plagued by poor shooting for the second straight game. They were 4 of 25 (16 percent) in the first half and 16 of 53 (30.2 percent) for the game.
E’Twaun Moore led Purdue with 16 points, while JaJuan Johnson had 13 points and 11 rebounds and reserve John Hart added 12 points.
Anderson, who had 21 points in the second half, was named tournament MVP.
No. 16 Georgetown 87, N.C.-Asheville 72
WASHINGTON (AP) – Austin Freeman tied a school record by making seven 3-pointers and finished with 32 points for Georgetown, which went on a 23-0 run in the first half.
The Hoyas (6-0) held UNC Asheville (2-3) scoreless for 8 1/2 minutes, breaking open a game that was tied 7-all and making it 30-7. Freeman scored 10 straight points during that stretch by making three 3-pointers – one that was part of a four-point play.
Freeman made his first four attempts from behind the arc and wound up 7 for 9 on 3s, equaling the school record held by Mark Tillmon and Darrel Owens.
Julian Vaughn added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Hoyas, and Hollis Thompson had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
J.P. Primm scored 17 points for the Bulldogs. Starting forward John Williams was out with a concussion.
No. 19 Illinois 78, Western Michigan 63.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – Mike Tisdale had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead Illinois.
Brandon Paul added 14 points and Demetri McCamey had eight points and 10 assists for the Illini (6-1), who have won three straight since losing to Texas in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic.
Matt Stainbrook led Western Michigan (1-3) with 16 points, Nate Hutcheson had 15 and Mike Douglas added nine points and seven assists.
Demetrius Ward’s 3-pointer pulled the Broncos within 11-7 with 16:16 left, but that was as close as they would get the rest of the game.
Illinois led 49-24 at halftime, its biggest lead of the game.
No. 20 Texas 62, Rice 59
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Cory Joseph made a layup with 37 seconds to play and Texas survived an upset scare when the Owls missed a 3-pointer to tie it at the buzzer.
Joseph had 14 points and Jordan Hamilton scored 13 for the Longhorns, who made nine 3-pointers in the second half but couldn’t put the game away from the free throw line in the final seconds.
Texas (5-1) made just three 2-point field goals in the second half.
Arsalan Kazemi scored 13 points for Rice (3-3).
Joseph’s layup put Texas ahead 60-57. Joseph, Tristan Thompson and Hamilton then missed four free throws down the stretch that would have sealed the win before Tamir Jackson’s 3-pointer at the horn bounced off the rim.
No. 23 BYU 74, Saint Mary’s 73
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) – Jimmer Fredette scored 24 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds left. to lead BYU in the South Padre Island Championship.
Fredette scored seven of BYU’s last nine points and Charles Adouo iced the game with the others, hitting two free throws after grabbing Matthew Dellavedo’s failed runner in the paint with one second left for a 74-70 lead. Mickey McConnell hit a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.
Emery Jackson added 15 points for BYU (8-0) and Kyle Collinsworth had 10 on 4-of-6 shooting.
Rob Jones led the Gaels (6-1) with 18 points, while Mitchell Young and McConnell had 12 each and Dellavedo added 11.
The Gaels took a 70-69 lead with 25 seconds remaining when Dellavedo made two free throws.