No. 1 North Carolina 102, Tennessee State 69
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 23 points and Kendall Marshall had 15 assists to help No. 1 North Carolina beat Tennessee State 102-69 on Tuesday night.
John Henson added 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists for the Tar Heels (4-0), who shot 62 percent. North Carolina led 55-42 at halftime, then used a 14-0 spurt early in the second half to blow the game open and crack the 100-point mark for the second time in three days.
Harrison Barnes also scored 16 for UNC, which had a dozen players score and four reach double figures.
Kellen Thornton scored 15 points to lead the Tigers (2-3). Tennessee State hung around in the first half, hitting seven of 11 3-pointers in the game, but the Tar Heels held the Tigers to 11-for-33 shooting (33 percent) after halftime.
NO. 6 DUKE 82, NO. 15 MICHIGAN 75
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Austin Rivers scored 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each and Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game with a victory over Michigan.
Duke (6-0) put on an offensive show, scoring on an array of 3-pointers and spectacular shots to remain undefeated (14-0) at the Maui Invitational, where Duke has won four titles since 1992.
Andre Dawkins added 14 points and the Blue Devils hit 11 of 21 3-pointers while shooting 56 percent overall to earn a spot in Wednesday night’s title game.
Michigan (4-1) struggled early, falling behind by 16, and fought its way back by hitting 21 of 34 shots in the second half. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points and Trey Burke added 17 points and nine assists.
NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 54, ARKANSAS STATE 27
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kyle Kuric scored 12 points and Louisville beat turnover-prone Arkansas State in the lowest-scoring game for the Red Wolves since the shot clock was implemented in 1986.
Gorgui Dieng added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (4-0) as they continue to deal with a swath of injuries, including one to starting point guard Peyton Siva. Arkansas State (1-4) committed 22 turnovers for a second straight game and shot 24.4 percent from the field.
Louisville last held a team to fewer than 27 points in 1947, when the Cardinals beat Georgetown College 20-13. Louisville has not allowed more than 54 points to anyone this season.
Louisville used a 16-0 first-half run to open a double-digit lead. The Cardinals slowly pulled away in the second half to win the opener of a 10-game homestand.
Brandon Peterson had six points and 10 rebounds for Arkansas State, which had its lowest offensive output since beating Wisconsin-Green Bay 24-23 during the 1981-82 season.
No. 8 MEMPHIS 99, TENNESSEE 97, 2OT
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Will Barton had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Antonio Barton hit a big jumper in the second overtime and Memphis held off Tennessee in the Maui Invitational.
A day after bogging down against Michigan, Memphis (2-1) had its up-tempo game going in full gear while building a 16-point lead in the first half. The Tigers let Tennessee claw its way back and had to withstand last-second shots in both overtimes to pull out the victory.
Antonio Barton had 21 points and Adonis Thomas added 19 points for Memphis.
Jeronne Maymon almost single-handedly led the Vols (2-2) to victory, with 32 points, 20 rebounds and a tying shot in the closing seconds of regulation. Maymon also hit 16 of 17 free throws, but his turnaround jumper at the second overtime buzzer fell short.
NO. 11 WISCONSIN 77, UMKC 31
MADISON, Wis. — Jared Berggren scored a career-high 21 points and Wisconsin again used a suffocating defense to pave the way to an easy win, beating Missouri-Kansas City.
The Badgers (4-0) came into the game giving up an NCAA-best 35 points a game while allowing their opponents to shoot just 28 percent. The Kangaroos (1-4) came out strong by comparison, hitting three of their first five shots, but ended up shooting only 21 percent from the field.
Wisconsin reeled off an 18-2 run over a 9-minute stretch in the first half and followed that not long after with a 15-3 spurt punctuated by 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions by Mike Bruesewitz.
The win was coach Bo Ryan’s 246th at Wisconsin, tying him for second on the school’s career list.
NO. 17 PITTSBURGH 73, LA SALLE 69
PITTSBURGH — Nasir Robinson scored 17 points and Pittsburgh clamped down on defense in the final minutes to put away La Salle.
Ashton Gibbs added 14 points for the Panthers (3-1) while Travon Woodall had 12 points, 10 assists and a pivotal block in the waning seconds.
The Panthers, upset at home by Long Beach State last week, appeared in trouble again after their 21st turnover let La Salle get out on the break trailing by three points with 10 seconds to go.
Rather than shoot a 3-pointer, La Salle’s Sam Mills went in for a layup. But the 5-foot-11 Woodall swatted it out of danger and Pitt held on.
Earl Pettis led La Salle (2-2) with 22 points but the Explorers were outrebounded 42-24.