PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Tournament MVP Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures, Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 and the second-ranked Badgers beat Oklahoma 69-56 on Friday to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.
Sam Dekker scored 11 points and Nigel Hayes finished with 10 for Wisconsin (7-0), which trailed by one late in the first half before peeling off 10 straight points and taking the lead for good.
Kaminsky had eight rebounds and Jackson finished with eight assists for the Badgers.
Dinjiyl Walker scored 10 points for Oklahoma (4-2), which got nine-point efforts from Isaiah Cousins and native Bahamian Buddy Hield. But Cousins and Hield combined to shoot 5 for 22 for those 18 points.
NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 75, NO. 18 FLORIDA 64
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and North Carolina built a big early lead and beat Florida in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice Johnson added 10 apiece for North Carolina.
Kasey Hill led all scorers with 20 points and Michael Frazier II added 17 for the Gators (3-3), who struggled again offensively. Florida shot 33 percent from the field, 22 percent from 3-point range and still hasn't reached the 70-point mark in any game this season. The third loss matches the Gators' total for all of last season, when they went 36-3 and made the Final Four.
No. 22 UCLA 88, UAB 76
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Isaac Hamilton scored 21 points and UCLA salvaged one win out of its trip to the Bahamas by topping Alabama-Birmingham in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Norman Powell scored 17 points for the Bruins (5-2), while Bryce Alford went 11 for 12 from the foul line on his way to a 14-point night. Kevon Looney had 13 and Thomas Welsh added 12 for UCLA.
Nick Norton and C.J. Washington each scored 17 points for UAB (2-5), which was playing its third ranked team in three days and dropped all three contests.
NO. 10 GONZAGA 73, ST. JOHN'S 66
NEW YORK (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and eight rebounds to help Gonzaga beat St. John's in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game.
The 6-foot-10 Sabonis, the son of former NBA center Arvydas Sabonis, was 6 for 6 from the field.
Gary Bell Jr. added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-0).
Phil Greene IV led St. John's (4-1) with 20 points. Rysheed Jordan had 18 points and D'Angelo Harrison added 15.
NO. 8 VIRGINIA 64, LASALLE 56
NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored a career-high 20 points to lead Virginia past LaSalle in the Barclays Center Classic semifinals.
Anthony Gill added 16 for Virginia, which improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The Cavaliers haven't allowed an opponent to score more than 55 points this season. The Cavaliers led wire-to-wire. Virginia opened the game with a 13-2 run in the first 7:57, and had a 37-19 advantage at halftime.
But the Explorers challenged the Atlantic Coast Conference power in the second half, cutting the lead to 57-51 with 1:45 left before Virginia pulled away.
Jordan Price had 20 for LaSalle (4-1).
Virginia will play Rutgers, a 68-65 winner over Vanderbilt, in the final.
NO. 20 MICHIGAN STATE 79, MARQUETTE 68
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denzel Valentine had a career-high 25 points and Michigan State beat Marquette in the Orlando Classic semifinals.
Travis Trice added 19 points for Michigan State (5-1).
Duane Wilson led Marquette (3-3) with 15 points. The Golden Eagles could get no closer than six points over the game's final three minutes.
Marquette's Matt Carlino, coming off a tournament record 38 points in Thursday's 72-70 victory over Georgia Tech, had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
NO. 16 OHIO ST. 73, JAMES MADISON 56
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 14 points, Sam Thompson had 13 and Ohio State got big contributions from its big men in beating James Madison.
Starting center Amir Williams had seven points and nine rebounds, and backups Trey McDonald and Anthony Lee had eight points each.
Playing his first game after a five-game suspension, Andre Nation had 15 points for James Madison (4-2).
NO. 17 MIAMI 87, SOUTH ALABAMA 75
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Sheldon McClellan had 17 points and Miami scored the first 23 points in an easy victory over South Alabama.
Manu Lecomte led the strong start with two 3-pointers and Ja'quan Newton's jumper with 11:35 left ended the surge for the Hurricanes (7-0).
McClellan was 6 of 6 from the field and 4 of 4 on free throws. Lecomte finished with 14 points and Omar Sherman and Tonye Jekiri had 13 points each for the Hurricanes. Jekiri also had eight rebounds.
Ken Williams had 16 points for South Alabama (1-3).
MISSISSIPPI 75, NO. 23 CREIGHTON 68
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jarvis Summers scored 23 points and Mississippi closed with a 12-3 run to beat Creighton in the Emerald Coast Classic.
Summers was 6 of 14 from the field and made 9 of 10 free throws for the Rebels (4-1).
LaDarius White scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and Martavious Newby had all nine of his points in the final 2 minutes.
Isaiah Zierden led Creighton (5-1) with 18 points. Austin Chatman added 15, and Devin Brooks had 14.
Mississippi will play Cincinnati on Saturday night, and Creighton will face Middle Tennessee. Cincinnati beat Middle Tennessee 69-51 in the first game.
NO. 25 ARKANSAS 89, NORTH TEXAS 73
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Michael Qualls scored a career-high 22 points and Arkansas improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2006 with a victory over North Texas.
The Razorbacks trailed 55-54 midway through the second half before pulling away for their second straight win since being ranked for the first time since November 2007.
Qualls finished with four 3-pointers, topping his previous best of 21 points against California last season. He was matched from the outside by Anthlon Bell — who finished with 15 points. Ky Madden added 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
T.J. Taylor led the Mean Green (4-2) with 16 points.