College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Western Kentucky found a way to stop Samardo Samuels and No. 3 Louisville.
Double-teaming Louisville’s freshman big man at every turn, the Hilltoppers stunned the Cardinals 68-54 on Sunday for their first victory over a top-three opponent in more than 40 years.
No. 5 Mich St. 65, Wichita St. 57
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Marquis Gray scored 12 points and Michigan State (4-1) bounced back after a first-round upset by Maryland to win two straight in the Old Spice Classic..
No. 6 Texas 77, Rice 56
AUSTIN, Texas ó Justin Mason scored 14 points and Gary Johnson added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds for the No. 6 Longhorns (5-1), who arrived back in Austin on Friday after playing in the Maui Invitational.
No. 8 Notre Dame 93, Furman 61
SOUTH BEND, Ind. ó Kyle McAlarney scored 32 points to lead No. 8 Notre Dame (5-1) to its school-record 39th straight home win.
McAlarney, who needed five stitches to his was 9-of-17 from 3-point range to match his second-highest scoring performance after scoring a career-high 39 points in a loss Wednesday against top-ranked North Carolina.
He is the first Irish player with back-to-back 30 point games since Troy Murphy did it in 2000.
No. 9 Gonzaga 83, No. 12 Tennessee 74
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Steven Gray scored 19 points, Matt Bouldin added 17 and No. 9 Gonzaga beat No. 12 Tennessee 83-74 on Sunday night to win the Old Spice Classic.
No. 17 Florida 86, UMKC 65
ORLANDO, Fla. ó Alex Tyus scored 25 points and reserve Chandler Parsons added 17 to help 17th-ranked Florida (5-1) overcome a slow start.
No. 21 Georgetown 75, Maryland 48
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Austin Freeman scored 18 points, and DaJuan Summers had 14.
Greg Monroe added 12 points to help Georgetown (4-1).
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Josh Akognon scored 26 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 92-84 overtime victory over Charlotte in the seventh-place game of the 76 Classic.
DiJuan Harris and Ian Andersen each scored 15 points for the 49ers (1-6), who lost their sixth consecutive game and are off to their worst start since 1984-85.
Saint Mary’s 81, Providence 75
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Patrick Mills scored 24 points and Diamon Simpson had a season-high 18 points in the fourth-place game of the 76 Classic.
Omar Samhan added 16 points and Ian O’Leary had a season-best 13 points for the Gaels (5-1), who are off to their best start since the 1993-94 season.
By David Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org BOONE ó It’s a good thing Appalachian State isn’t too picky about how it wins ballgames.... read more