College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
BLACKSBURG, Va. ó Robert Brown came off the bench to score all 12 of his points in the second half to lead Virginia Tech past cold-shooting East Tennessee State 64-53 in the season opener for both teams.
The Hokies, who overcame poor shooting of their own, won their ninth consecutive opener under head coach Seth Greenberg despite an opening-game roster that included just two seniors.
Syacuse 78, Fordham 53
SYRACUSE, N.Y.ó Kris Joseph scored 16 points, Dion Waiters added 14 and Syracuse cruised to the win in its season opener against Fordham 78-53.
Brandon Triche and C.J. Fair had nine points apiece and Scoop Jardine and James Southerland each scored seven as Orange coach Jim Boeheim emptied his bench in the first meeting between the schools since Syracuse’s 80-63 victory four years ago.
No. 15 Wisconsin 85, Kennesaw State 31
MADISON, Wis. ó Ben Brust and Josh Gasser scored 14 points apiece, and Wisconsin hit 15 3-pointers.
High Point 95, Bridgewater (Va.) 52
HIGH POINT ó Shay Shine scored 22 points and Corey Law recorded a double-double to lead High Point over Division III Bridgewater (Va.) 95-52in the Panthers’ opener.
Eastern Kentucky 71, Winthrop 59
ROCK HILL, S.C. ó Winthrop (0-1), was led by Matt Morgan with 14 points.
Notre Dame 80, MVSU 67
SOUTH BEND, Ind. ó Notre Dame sophomore point guard Eric Atkins scored a career-high 27 points, going 6 for 7 from the floor and 12 for 12 from the free-throw line. He also finished with six assists and four rebounds.
Georgetown 83, Sav. State 54
WASHINGTON ó Henry Sims’ career-high 19 points and promising contributions from freshmen Otto Porter and Greg Whittington lifted the Irish.