National College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Jeffery Taylor scored 22 points to lead four Vanderbilt players in double figures in an 80-52 romp against Davidson.
Brad Tinsley and Steve Tchiengang both added 14 points for the Commodores (11-2), while Festus Ezeli had 12. Tinsley had 10 rebounds.
Vanderbilt played without leading scorer John Jenkins and starting forward Andre Walker, both out with injuries.
Freshman Chris Czerapowicz had 16 points to lead Davidson (7-6). Jake Cohen, the Wildcatsí leading scorer at 14.9 points, was held to a season-low two points. He fouled out with 9:06 to play.
No. 3 Kansas 83, Miami, Ohio 56
LAWRENCE, Kan. ó Markieff Morris had 20 points and twin brother Marcus added 18 to lead Kansas.
The Jayhawks (13-0) extended the nationís longest homecourt winning streak to 67 games. Freshman Josh Selby had 18 points for the Jayhawks, one of seven unbeaten teams in Division I.
The twins went a combined 16 of 22 from the field.
Orlando Williams had 11 points and Allen Roberts added 10 for Miami (5-9), which has lost to the nationís current top three teams. The Redhawks lost 79-45 at No. 1 Duke and 66-45 at No. 2 Ohio State in November.
No. 8 Villanova 81, Rutgers 65
VILLANOVA, Pa. ó Corey Stokes scored 23 points and Corey Fisher had 19 as Villanova won its seventh straight game.
Stokes rebounded from a two-point first half to score eight points in the opening 2:11 of the second for the Wildcats (12-1, 1-0 Big East). Stokes, Villanovaís leading scorer at 16.4 points, hit two 3s during an 11-0 run that wiped out a four-point halftime deficit and gave the Wildcats the lead for good.
No. 21 Memphis 91, Tennessee St. 86
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Antonio Barton scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, including two key free throws with 17 seconds left, for Memphis.
Tarik Black, who was ejected with just under a minute to play for coming on the court during an altercation, was 9 of 11 from the field and had 22 points for Memphis (11-2). Will Barton finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Tennessee State (6-8), which was trying to record its first victory over a ranked team in school history, led most of the way and was 12 of 24 from outside the arc.
No. 23 Illinois 69, Wisconsin 61
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. ó Demetri McCamey scored 21 points and Mike Davis and Bill Cole added 11 each to lead Illinois.
McCamey, who had seven assists, scored 11 points over the final 5:15 for Illinois (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten). Davis grabbed 14 rebounds.
The Illini shot 66.7 percent from the field compared to Wisconsinís 42.9 percent, and they outrebounded the Badgers 34-25. Yet Wisconsin (11-3, 1-1) hung around, and pulled within 54-49 with 6:34 to play on a 3-pointer by Tim Jarmusz.
Stanford 82, Cal 68
STANFORD, Calif. ó Jeremy Green scored 21 points and Dwight Powell had 20 to lead Stanford to an 82-68 victory over California on Sunday night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
The Cardinal (8-4) never trailed after Green’s 3-pointer made it 14-12 about 8 minutes into the game, but the Golden Bears (7-6) stayed close most of the way.
Anthony Brown added 11 points and Aaron Bright had 10 for Stanford, now 7-0 at home this season. Powell also had a team-high seven rebounds.
Air Force 81, Florida A&M 48
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. ó Taylor Broekhuis scored a game-high 15 points to lead Air Force.
The Rattlers (5-8) missed their first 12 shots and went scoreless for the game’s first seven minutes as the Falcons raced to an 18-0 lead. Air Force (9-4) also had a 16-0 run in the second half and led by as many as 41.
Zach Bohannon added a career-high 11 points for Air Force off the bench, and Tom Fow also chipped in 11.
Michigan 76, Penn State 69
ANN ARBOR, Mich. ó Zack Novak scored all 15 of his points in the second half and Darius Morris scored a team-high 20 points for the Wolverines.
Novakís 3-point field goal with 1:44 remaining gave the Wolverines (11-3, 1-1 Big Ten) a four-point lead before Morris made four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.
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