College Basketball Roundup: Deacs get a win
Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 27, 2011
The college basketball roundup …
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Travis McKie and C.J Harris scored 20 points each to help Wake Forest win the seventh-place game of the Old Spice Classic.
The Deacons beat Texas Tech 70-61.
Tony Chennault added 14 points for Wake Forest (4-2), which won one of three games at the tournament.
Texas Tech (3-3) got 15 points each from Javarez Willis and Jaron Nash. The Red Raiders lost all three of their games at the tournament.
Va. Tech 73, St. Bona. 64
BLACKSBURG, Va.ó Erick Green scored 19 points to lead Virginia Tech past cold-shooting St. Bonaventure. The Hokies (5-1) led the entire game.
New Mexico 75, BC 57
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Drew Gordon had 21 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, and New Mexico beat Boston Collegein the consolation championship of the 76 Classic.
Matt Humphrey and Lonnie Jackson each had 12 points to lead BC (3-3).
No. 13 Alabama 72, VCU 64
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ó JaMychal Green scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and had 14 rebounds to lead No. 13 Alabama, which is 7-0 for the for the first time since 2006-07.
No. 17 Pitt 81, R. Morris 71
PITTSBURGH ó Ashton Gibbs scored 21 points and Cameron Wright added a career-high 13 as No. 17 Pittsburgh rolled past Robert Morris.
The Panthers (5-1) won their third straight by shooting 55 percent from the field in the first half and playing with a defensive intensity they have lacked at times early in the season.
The addition of rangy freshman forward Khem Birch into the lineup helped. Birch finished with eight points, 11 rebounds and six blocks while making his second career start.
No. 21 Mo. 88, Binghamton 59
COLUMBIA, Mo. ó Kim English scored a career-high 29 points and Missouri routed winless Binghamton.
The Big 12ís leading 3-point shooter hit 7 of 10 from behind the arc. His six 3s and 22 first-half points helped Missouri (6-0) to a 49-31 lead.
Ben Dickinson led Binghamton (0-5) with 15 points.
No. 24 Miss St. 82, N.Tex. 59
STARKVILLE, Miss. ó Arnett Moultrie scored 20 points and former Concord High hero Dee Bost added 18 for the Bulldogs, who took a 30-10 lead in the first 10 minutes against North Texas and were never challenged.
Rodney Hood and Jalen Steele had 11 points apiece for Mississippi State (7-1), which has won six straight.
Indiana 75, Butler 59
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ó Will Sheehey scored a career-high 21 points and Cody Zeller added 16 in the title game of the Hoosier Invitational. Butler (3-3) was led by Chrishawn Hopkins with 19 points and Khyle Marshall with 16.