College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
WINSTON-SALEM ó Richmond takes great pride in beating teams from the ACC and other BCS schools.
The Spiders were at it again on Saturday afternoon as they rolled to a 70-62 victory over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum.
Freshman guard Kendall Anthony came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points, and the Spiders (6-2) led by as many as 23 points in the second half before Wake rallied late and cut the margin to five.
Wake Forest (5-3) was led by Travis McKie with 25 points, and C.J. Harris scored 18.
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Evan Ravenel scored a career-high 11 points in place of Jared Sullinger and Ohio State gave coach Thad Matta his 300th career win with a 64-35 win over Texas-Pan american.
Sullinger had back spasms during the Buckeyes’ win over third-ranked Duke on Tuesday night and will be re-evaluated before Ohio State (8-0) faces No. 15 Kansas in Lawrence.
NO. 8 UConn 75, Arkansas 62
HARTFORD, Conn. ó Freshman Ryan Boatright scored 23 points, and had six assists in his home debut as Connecticut beat Arkansas in the Big East-SEC challenge.
Jeremy Lamb added 14 points and Tyler Olander had 12 for UConn (7-1).
NO. 16 Marquette 61, NO. 9 Wisconsin 54
MADISON, Wis. ó Darius Johnson-Odom scored 17 points and Marquette snapped Wisconsin’s 23-game home winning streak.
Todd Mayo added 14 points for the Golden Eagles (7-0). Jordan Taylor scored 13 and tried to lead a late comeback charge for the Badgers (6-2), who have lost two straight.
N0. 14 Michigan 76, Iowa State 66
ANN ARBOR, Mich. ó Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points and Jordan Morgan added 16 to help Michigan win the schools’ first meeting since 1994.
N0. 15 Kansas 70, S. Fla. 42
LAWRENCE, Kan. ó Tyshawn Taylor had 24 points and Travis Releford’s 3-pointer seemed to awaken sluggish Kansas (5-2)
Thomas Robinson had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks, ending his stretch of six straight double-doubles.
No. 17 Pitt 61, Tennessee 56
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó John Johnson converted a three-point play with 2 seconds left to seal Pittsburgh’s win in the Big East/SEC Challenge.
Illinois 82, No. 19 Gonzaga 75
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. ó Meyers Leonard scored 21 points and helped Illinois (8-0) hold Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre to two points in the second half. The Zags fell to 5-1.
GREENVILLE ó Jamar Briscoe scored 19 points off the bench, and Chris Braswell added 13 points and nine rebounds in Charlotte’s 76-64 win over East Carolina on Saturday.
With the game tied 27-27 in the second half, Charlotte (4-2) used a 10-0 run to take a 37-27 lead with 15:55 left to play. During the run, Braswell recorded two blocks, two rebounds, two points and a steal.
East Carolina (4-3) would cut the deficit to nine, 48-39, behind a Miguel Paul 3-pointer, but Briscoe would answer with a 3-pointer of his own, sparking a 15-5 run that gave Charlotte a 63-44 advantage with 5:49 left to play.
Briscoe made 5 of 8 shots from the field, including all four of his 3-point attempts in only 18 minutes of playing time. Braswell scored eight of his 13 points and had all but one of his rebounds in the second half.
Virginia 86, Longwood 53
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.ó Mike Scott had 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists as Virginia cruised to an 86-53 win over Longwood.
Sammy Zeglinski added 14 points and seven assists for Virginia (7-1).
Antwan Carter led Longwood (3-6) with 17 points.