TOP 25: Duke rolls in CBE Classic
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Seth Curry scored 17 points and No. 1 Duke routed Miami of Ohio 79-45 on Tuesday night in the second round of the CBE Classic.
Kyrie Irving added 13 points and Mason Plumlee had 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (2-0). They shot 43 percent from the field, hit 40 percent of their 3-pointers, held a 48-27 rebounding advantage and used two overwhelming runs in the first half to effectively end it by halftime.
Nick Winbush scored 14 points for the RedHawks (1-1), who were held to 33 percent shooting in losing their 15th straight game against ranked opponents.
Curry, the younger brother of Golden State guard Stephen Curry who sat out last season after transferring from Liberty, was 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Durrell Summers had 22 points, Draymond Green scored 18 and Delvon Roe added 15 for Michigan State.
The Spartans (2-0) led 42-25 at halftime, but had the lead cut to single digits early in the second half and couldn’t pull away because they made too many turnovers and gave up a lot of 3-pointers.
Freshman Bruce Ellington, who finished with 22 points, made a shot from beyond the arc that pulled the Gamecocks (1-1) within six points with 2:13 left to play, but they couldn’t get closer.
Michigan State made 19 turnovers and gave up 11 3-pointers.
The 10 p.m. EST tipoff allowed Roe, a theatre major, to have a unique night.
He played Charles the wrestler in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on campus in a performance that started about 2 1/2 hours before the game did.
No. 3 Kansas St. 73, No. 22 Virginia Tech 57
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State’s Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers in a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher.
Two technical fouls were called on Virginia Tech as Kansas State (2-0) was taking charge in the second half.
Malcolm Delaney, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading returning scorer, had 22 points for the Hokies (1-1). His basket gave Virginia Tech a 40-38 lead early in the second half, then Rodney McGruder’s 10-foot jumper ignited the Wildcats’ 28-9 run.
Jacob Pullen, the Wildcats’ preseason All-American, was benched all but 2 minutes of the first half with three fouls, but scored 13 points as did McGruder and Jamar Samuels.
No. 4 Ohio St. 93, No. 9 Florida 75
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Freshman Jared Sullinger and senior David Lighty both scored 26 points to lead Ohio State.
The Buckeyes used a nearly flawless second half to turn a small deficit into a double-digit lead.
William Buford added 16 points for the Buckeyes (2-0), who hit 24 of 34 shots in the second half and broke down Florida’s press with relative ease. Jon Diebler added 14.
The Gators (1-1) shot 61 percent from the field and led by seven points in the first half. But they had no answer for Sullinger in the paint and had even more trouble slowing down Lighty.
Kenny Boynton led Florida with 21 points.
The Buckeyes shots 63 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range.
No. 6 Villanova 84, Marist 47
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) – Maalik Wayns scored 17 points and Dominic Cheek had 15 to lead Villanova in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Jay Bowie had 14 points for Marist (0-1), which extended Division I’s longest losing streak to 19 games.
Villanova (2-0) had an easy time against the overmatched Red Foxes, who were 1-29 last season. The Wildcats have won 39 straight games at The Pavilion.
Villanova used a 19-1 run to take a 24-9 lead in the first half. Marist went 16 straight possessions without a field goal during that stretch. Wayns and Cheek each scored seven points during the run.
Villanova was just 3 for 15 from 3-point range in the first half, but hit the first four from beyond the arc in the second half.
No. 10 Syracuse 66, Detroit 55
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – Scoop Jardine scored a career-high 27 points and Rick Jackson had 10 points and a career-best 22 rebounds for Syracuse in the Legends Classic.
Syracuse (3-0) trailed for much of the first half and finally broke open the game with two big runs in the second to foil the upset bid by Detroit (0-2).
Eli Holman had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jason Calliste had 16 points and Chase Simon 11 for Detroit.
Jardine, who had eight assists and five steals, scored 12 points in the first six minutes of the second half to lead Syracuse on a 17-4 run that erased a 28-25 halftime deficit.
Louisville 88, No. 16 Butler 73
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Rakeem Buckles scored 17 points and Louisville christened its new downtown arena with the upset win.
Terrence Jennings added 13 points and eight rebounds while Elijah Justice and Preston Knowles added 12 points each as the Cardinals withstood a late surge by the Bulldogs to open the KFC Yum! Center with a win.
Shelvin Mack tied a career-high with 25 points for Butler (1-1) and Matt Howard had 23 points and nine rebounds, but the Bulldogs shot just 35 percent from the field and couldn’t overcome a 24-point deficit.
Butler never led and trailed 50-26 midway through the second half before eventually climbing within 68-57.
No. 17 Baylor 74, La Salle 64
WACO, Texas (AP) – Quincy Acy had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Anthony Jones scored three consecutive baskets to ignite a go-ahead spurt early in the second half for Baylor.
Playing the second of three games to start the season without suspended guard LaceDarius Dunn, the Bears (2-0) went ahead to stay with the 13-2 run soon after halftime.
Jones had 14 points and seven rebounds while freshman Perry Jones had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears.
Aaric Murray led La Salle (1-1) with 17 points, while Williams had 15 and Guillandeaux 11. Williams and Murray both had nine rebounds.
No. 17 Washington 98, E. Washington 72
SEATTLE (AP) – Justin Holiday scored eight of his career-high 18 points during Washington’s 20-5 run to open the second half.
Center Matthew Bryan-Amaning posted his second double-double in as many games for the Huskies (2-0), who overcame a sluggish first half to rout Eastern Washington.
Kevin Winford led the Eagles (0-2) with 14 points.
The Eagles, who lost to Division II Seattle Pacific and Montana State-Billings in their exhibition games, didn’t blink against the preseason favorites in the Pac-10. If not for 14 first-half turnovers, the Eagles might have found themselves in the lead, thanks largely to a passive Washington defense that gave open shots and second chances.
No. 24 Tennessee 85, Belmont 76
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Scotty Hopson scored 18 points and Tennessee hung on in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Tennessee (2-0) held a 71-54 lead with 7:01 to play, but Belmont’s Drew Hanlen had three 3-pointers as part of a 22-6 run to cut that lead to a point. Mick Hedgepeth hit one free throw but missed a second that would have tied the game with 36.6 seconds left.
Cameron Tatum hit two foul shots for Tennessee and Ian Clark missed another chance to tie the game on a clean 3-point shot that bounced off the rim. The Vols hit their last eight free throws to preserve the win.
Freshman Tobias Harris had 16 points and Tatum finished with 14.
Clark led Belmont (0-1) with 18 points.
The Vols advance to play Missouri State in the second round on Wednesday night for a chance to travel to New York City for the semifinals.