College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Gonzaga coach Mark Few wasn’t surprised by Maryland’s big win over Michigan State on Thursday.
“That wasn’t an eye-opener to me,” he said. “If you paint Maryland into a corner they come out with a win every time.”
The No. 9 Bulldogs managed to hold down the Terrapins on Friday, getting 22 points from Josh Heytvelt in an 81-59 victory in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic.
The Terrapins made nine of 19 3-pointers in the 80-62 upset of No. 5 Michigan State but went 1-for-13 from beyond the arc against Gonzaga, which pulled away in the second half.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 80, Texas Tech 67NEWARK, N.J. ó Sam Young scored 24 points and DeJuan Blair added 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Pittsburgh to an easy win in the semifinals of the Legends Classic.
Pitt (6-0) advanced to Saturday’s championship game against Washington State.
No. 5 Michigan State 94, Oklahoma State 79
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Raymar Morgan scored 29 points as Michigan State rebounded from its first loss of the season with a convincing win in a losers’ bracket game at the Old Spice Classic.
Travis Walton added 16 points for Michigan State (3-1), which was upset by Maryland 80-62 in the opening round.
Terrel Harris scored 21 for Oklahoma State (4-2).
No. 12 Tennessee 90, No. 21 Georgetown 78
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Tyler Smith scored 21 points to help Tennessee beat Georgetown in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic.
Cameron Tatum hit five of six 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for the Vols (5-0), who made eight of nine free throws in the final 46 seconds.
Chris Wright had 18 points for the Hoyas (3-1), who had five players in double figures.
Georgetown put together a 23-10 run early in the second half to build a 65-57 lead. The Vols, playing a small lineup because of two big men in foul trouble, responded with an 18-4 run.
No. 22 Kansas 85, Coppin St. 53
LAWRENCE, Kan. ó Cole Aldrich had a career-high 23 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds to lift Kansas to its 27th straight home victory.
Brady Morningstar had a career-best 21 points and Sherron Collins had 11 points and a career-high eight assists for the Jayhawks (4-1).
Boston College 83, UAB 77
NEW YORK ó Salisbury native Tyrese Rice scored all 24 of his points in the second half, and Boston College rallied to beat Alabama-Birmingham 83-77 Friday in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Rakim Sanders added 16 pointsfor the Eagles (4-2), who trailed 70-66 with about 6 minutes left before Rice hit a 3-pointer that ignited an 11-2 run.
Georgia Tech 79, Jacksonville 76
ATLANTA ó Alade Aminu scored 19 points and Gani Lawal had 15 points with 12 rebounds to help Georgia Tech hold off Jacksonville’s late charge.