CBKB: Sullinger leads Buckeyes past South Carolina
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Jared Sullinger had 30 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to lead No. 2 Ohio State past South Carolina 79-57 on Saturday.
William Buford added 12 points and Jon Diebler had 11 for the Buckeyes (10-0), who expected one of their biggest tests of the young season but dominated throughout.
Sam Muldrow scored 14 points and Malik Cooke had 13 for South Carolina (7-2).
No. 3 Kansas 70, USC 68
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Josh Selby made his long-awaited collegiate debut one to remember with a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to lead Kansas.
Selby, a freshman point guard ordered by the NCAA to sit out the first nine games, had 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and kept the crowd on its feet throughout the game.
No. 5 Syracuse 83,
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Kris Joseph scored 21 points to help No. 5 Syracuse extend its perfect start to 11 games.
Brandon Triche added 14 points and seven assists as the Orange opened with 11 straight wins for the 11th time in coach Jim Boeheim’s 35 seasons and 15th time in school history.
Mike Glover had 25 points and 16 rebounds for his sixth consecutive double-double as the Gaels (7-4) had a seven-game win streak snapped. Kevin Smyth added 22 points.
No. 6 Kansas St. 44
SUNRISE, Fla. – Kenny Boynton scored 15 points to shake a slump and Florida held Kansas State to 27 percent shooting in the Orange Bowl Classic.
No. 8 Pittsburgh 97, Maryland-Eastern Shore 64
PITTSBURGH – Gilbert Brown missed only two shots while scoring a career-high 28 points.
Ashton Gibbs added 15 points and seven assists, and Gary McGhee had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Pitt (11-1). Hillary Haley scored 17 for the Hawks (2-8), who have lost their last four by an average of 30 points.
No. 9 Baylor 64
DALLAS – Kelly Olynyk put Gonzaga ahead to stay with a 3-pointer right after Baylor scored four points on one possession and the Bulldogs handed the Bears their first loss.
Olynyk’s made his go-ahead basket with 1:46 left, and Gonzaga (6-5) made 7 of 9 free throws after that. Four of the Bulldogs’ losses were to Top 25 teams.
Baylor (7-1), with its highest ranking ever, played away from home for the first time, but only about 100 miles from campus at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
No. 10 Villanova 78,
PHILADELPHIA – Corey Fisher scored 21 points and Maalik Wayns had 14 to lead No. 10 Villanova to its fourth straight win, 78-59 over Delaware on Saturday night.
No. 11 San Diego St. 90,
UC Santa Barbara 64
SAN DIEGO – Malcolm Thomas had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and keyed a 17-1 run at the end of the first half that carried the undefeated No. 11 San Diego State Aztecs to a 90-64 win against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night.
The Aztecs, making a push for their first-ever top 10 ranking, improved to 12-0 for the first time in school history. Their winning streak is second to Duke’s 20-game streak, and they are one of nine undefeated teams left in the country.
No. 12 Illinois 54
CHICAGO – Darrin Williams scored five points in the final 1:10 and Illinois-Chicago rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to end the Illini’s seven-game winning streak.
No. 13 Missouri 116,
Central Arkansas 63
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Marcus Denmon scored 21 points and freshman Phil Pressey had 15 points and 11 assists to lead No. 13 Missouri to a 116-63 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday night.
Ricardo Ratliffe added 18 points for the Tigers (10-1), who set a Mizzou Arena record for points in a game. The previous record of 107 had been achieved twice in the last two seasons.
No. 14 Michigan State 90, Prairie View 51
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State coach Tom Izzo served a one-game suspension and Durrell Summers scored a season-high 25 points.
Izzo watched the game on TV from home.
The NCAA forced Izzo to miss a game because the school employed someone associated with a potential recruit during a basketball camp in June. The person was paid $475 for five days to work with middle school-aged campers.
No. 15 Georgetown 99, Loyola, Md. 75
WASHINGTON – Georgetown shot 78 percent in the first half turning a game against a fellow Jesuit school into little more than a good workout and a welcome break in the middle of exams.
Austin Freeman broke out of a shooting slump to score 14 points for the Hoyas (10-1), who led by 15 points after 10 minutes and by 23 at halftime. The Hoyas made 18 of 23 shots in the first half – and four of the five misses were 3-point attempts.
UCLA 86, No. 16 BYU 79
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Reeves Nelson scored a career-high 23 points for UCLA in the John R. Wooden Classic doubleheader, handing BYU its first loss.
The Bruins (6-4) earned their first quality win of the season after road losses to ranked teams Villanova and Kansas. Tyler Honeycutt added 17 points and Joshua Smith had 15 points and eight rebounds despite both being in foul trouble in the team’s third straight win.
No. 17 Kentucky 85,
Miss. Valley State 60
LEXINGTON, Ky – Terrence Jones scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 17 Kentucky rolled past Mississippi Valley State 85-60 Saturday night.
Doron Lamb and DeAndre Liggins scored 16 points apiece for the Wildcats (8-2), who played the last 6:26 without coach John Calipari, who was ejected after picking up two technical fouls while arguing with officials.
No. 19 Purdue 65,
Indiana St. 52
INDIANAPOLIS – JaJuan Johnson scored 25 of his career-high 31 points in the first half for Purdue.
Johnson, a senior center, reached his career high with free throws with 39 seconds remaining. He was 10 of 19 from the field and made 11 of 12 free throws in the game played at Conseco Fieldhouse.
No. 20 Louisville 78, Gardner-Webb 49
LOUISVILLE, Ky – Preston Knowles scored a career-high 24 points and Louisville bounced back from its first loss of the season.
Freshman center Gorgui Dieng added eight points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks in his first career start while reserve Mike Marra broke out of a prolonged slump to score 10 points for the Cardinals (9-1).
No. 22 UNLV 72,
Southern Utah 50
LAS VEGAS – Anthony Marshall scored a career high 17 points to lead UNLV over Southern Utah 72-50 Saturday night.
Freshman forward Carlos Lopez had season-highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds for UNLV (10-2), which had lost its previous two. The Rebels, who never trailed, also won despite shooting 3 of 16 from 3-point range.
No. 22 Texas 78,
North Carolina 76
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Cory Joseph hit a turnaround jumper over Dexter Strickland with 1.4 seconds for Texas.
Joseph had a season-high 21 points for the Longhorns (9-2), while Jordan Hamilton had a team-high 24 points as Texas trailed for most of the second half before rallying in the final 3 minutes to beat the Tar Heels (7-4) in front of an instate crowd.
No. 25 Texas A&M 71, Arkansas 62, OT
DALLAS – Khris Middleton scored 19 of his 31 points after a bench-clearing scuffle early in the second half, including the go-ahead free throw in overtime, and Texas A&M extended its winning streak to seven games.
The first meeting between the old Southwest Conference rivals in 20 seasons got feisty when the Aggies (10-1) were calling a timeout after Arkansas scored the first seven points of the second half. The Razorbacks (7-2) led 42-33 at the time.