College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
DAYTON, Ohio ó Chris Braswell scored 22 points and Charlotte defeated Wright State 70-66 on Saturday night.
The 49ers shot 55.8 percent (24 of 43) from the field in the win.
DeMario Mayfield added 14 points and Jamar Briscoe had 13 from the bench for Charlotte. Javarris Barnett helped Charlotte outrebound Wright State 34-29 by grabbing 10 boards.
Charlotte (3-2) opened the game with two Braswell buckets and a Derrio Green 3-pointer to take a 7-0 lead before Julius Mays hit a 3-pointer of his own to get Wright State on the board.
LEXINGTON, Ky. ó Terrence Jones and Darius Miller scored 19 points apiece, Anthony Davis had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 2 Kentucky routed Portland 87-63 on Saturday night in the Wildcats’ final tuneup before playing St. John’s and No. 1 North Carolina next week.
Kentucky (6-0) has won every game by double digits.
NO. 19 GONZAGA 78, WESTERN MICHIGAN 58
SPOKANE, Wash. ó Robert Sacre scored 15 points to lead Gonzaga over Western Michigan 78-58.
NO. 20 CAL 80, DENVER 59
BERKELEY, Calif. ó Allen Crabbe scored 15 points and matched his career high with 10 rebounds as California remained unbeaten at home.
NO. 25 TEXAS A&M 56, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 43
COLLEGE STATION, Texasó Elston Turner scored 14 points and Texas A&M used its stifling defense to get the win.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas ó Keaton Cole and Harouna Mutombo scored 14 points apiece, leading Western Carolina to a 62-46 victory Saturday over winless Florida A&M at the South Padre Island Invitational.
SOUTHERN CAL 63, SOUTH CAROLINA 60
LAS VEGAS ó Maurice Jones scored 28 and converted all seven of his 3-pointers to lift USC (3-4) over South Carolina 63-60 in the final round of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Dewayne Dedmon had 15 points, 8 rebounds and three blocks for USC (2-4).