NO. 10 OHIO STATE 52, NO. 17 MARQUETTE 35
MILWAUKEE — Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson scored 13 points apiece, helping No. 10 Ohio State pull away from cold-shooting No. 17 Marquette for a 52-35 win Saturday.
Aaron Craft added 10 points for the Buckeyes (3-0), who ended the Golden Eagles’ 27-game home winning streak, second-longest in the nation.
Ohio State slowly grabbed control with a 12-4 run to open the second half, which included six points from Scott. The 6-foot-1 guard found gaps in Marquette’s interior defense, and then extended the lead to 44-28 with 6:31 left on a layup on the break.
Todd Mayo led Marquette (2-1) with 11 points. It was the school’s first loss at the Bradley Center since Vanderbilt beat the Golden Eagles 74-57 on Dec. 29, 2011.
The Golden Eagles had 20 turnovers and shot just 19 percent (10 of 53).
NO. 9 SYRACUSE 69, COLGATE 50
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — C.J. Fair scored 20 points for Syracuse, and freshman guard Tyler Ennis hit four 3-pointers for 12 points.
Michael Gbinije had 11 points in 18 minutes and Trevor Cooney scored 10 for the Orange, who outrebounded Colgate 52-34, including a 26-7 advantage on the offensive glass. Syracuse scored 30 points in the paint and forced 21 turnovers.
Syracuse (3-0) has won 48 straight against Colgate for a 121-45 advantage in the longest-running series for both teams. Colgate (0-2) was coming off an 89-78 road loss to Wake Forest last week in the Raiders’ season opener.
Ethan Jacobs led Colgate with 13 points and Austin Tillotson, a transfer from Monmouth, finished with nine points and four assists.
NO. 11 FLORIDA 86, UALR 56
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Casey Prather scored 27 points and Dorian Finney-Smith showed great versatility in his Florida debut.
Prather put back a loose ball, scored on a driving layup and capped off a 17-4 run with a dunk off a steal by DeVon Walker as Florida (2-1) woke up from a first-half malaise. The score was tied at 27 after a sloppy opening half.
The Gators stepped up the pressure after the break, and it paid off in a big way. The Trojans (0-2) couldn’t match the pace and had key turnovers that enabled Florida to turn the game into a rout.
Will Neighbour was a lone bright spot for Arkansas-Little Rock with 21 points and eight rebounds.
Finney-Smith had 17 points and nine rebounds while showing off his well-rounded game. He was 3 for 4 from 3-point range.
NO. 25 VIRGINIA 70, DAVIDSON 57
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Tobey had 18 points, and Virginia used a second-half surge to get the win.
Tobey was 8 for 11 from the field. Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers, who rallied after a tough loss to No. 14 VCU Tuesday.
Akil Mitchell, who played high school basketball in Charlotte, overcame a sluggish first half and finished with 11 points — all in the second half — and nine rebounds for Virginia. Justin Anderson added 12 rebounds and eight rebounds.
Virginia (2-1) broke open a two-point game by outscoring Davidson 26-12 to start the second half. The bigger Cavaliers outrebounded the Wildcats 42-30.
Tyler Kalinoski had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Davidson (0-3), which shot just 31 percent from the field.