College basketball roundup
The college basketball roundup…
COLUMBIA, Mo. ó Ricardo Ratliffe and Michael Dixon had 18 points each and No. 10 Missouri shot 60 percent from the field in a 104-67 rout of Kennesaw State on Thursday night.
Marcus Denmon added 17 points and Phil Pressey had nine points and 10 assists for the Tigers (10-0), unbeaten after the first 10 games for the first time since an 11-0 start in 1991-92. They extended their homecourt non-conference winning streak to 65 games.
Freshman Delbert Love had a career-best 27 points with five 3-pointers for Kennesaw State (2-6), which has lost four straight. Markeith Cummings had 17 points and six rebounds before fouling out with 3:49 to go.
Frank Haith became the first Missouri coach to win his first 10 games since 1920-21.
MURRAY ST. 89, LIPSCOMB 65
MURRAY, Ky. ó Ed Daniel and Ivan Aska both scored 16 points and Murray State won its first game as a ranked team in 13 years.
The Racers (10-0) have Steve Prohm off to the best start for a rookie coach in Murray State history.
Isaiah Canaan added 13 points for the Racers, who won their 14th straight non-conference game, a streak dating to February 2009.
The Racers, who forced Lipscomb into 23 turnovers, had 15 steals and 25 assists.
Malcom Smith led the Bisons (6-6) with 13 points, while Robert Boyd added nine.
WISCONSIN 66, SAVANNAH ST. 33
MADISON, Wis. ó Jared Berggren scored 13 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures and the 14th-ranked Badgers beat Savannah State 66-33 on Thursday night.
Playing for the last time before final exams begin, the Badgers (10-2) used runs of 11-0 and 11-2 in the first half to push their lead to 30-10 with 4 minutes left.
The Tigers (4-8) looked like they might give Wisconsin a challenge early in the second half. They cut the lead to 15 points twice, the last time at 41-26 with just under 14 minutes to go.
GONZAGA 67, ORAL ROBERTS 61
SPOKANE, Wash. ó Freshman guard Kevin Pangos had 14 points and seven assists to lead Gonzaga to a 67-61 victory over Oral Roberts on Thursday night.
Elias Harris added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-2), and Rob Sacre had nine points and 10 rebounds. Backup center Sam Dower scored 12 points for Gonzaga, which enjoyed a 23-4 bench-points edge.
UNC ASHEVILLE 109, MONTREAT 61
ASHEVILLE ó Chris Stephenson scored 19 points and UNC Asheville routed Montreat College 109-61 Thursday night for the Bulldogsí fourth straight victory.
UNC Asheville (6-4), playing its first game after an 11-day break for exams, shot 63.8 percent from the field (44 of 69). The NAIA Cavaliers shot only 34.9 percent (22 of 63).
The Bulldogs also dominated inside, with a 48-24 rebounding advantage and 75 points in the paint compared to only 26 for Montreat.
UNC Asheville, which has won the last six games in the series, also dished out 30 assists, led by Matt Dickeyís seven.
The Bulldogs cleared their bench, with 12 of the 15 players scoring.
Dickey added 16 points, Jeremy Atkinson and Jaron Lane scored 14 apiece and J.P. Primm added 13. Primmís three steals put him at 202 for his career.
WINTHROP 59, JACKSONVILLE 45
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ó Andre Jones scored 26 points and Winthrop played tough defense down the stretch to pull away from Jacksonville 59-45 on Thursday night.
Jacksonville (2-7) jumped out to a 4-0 advantage, but Jones hit a jumper and knocked down a 3-pointer to give Winthrop the lead for good.
The Dolphins kept it close, tying the score 10-10 with 12:13 left in the first half, but Winthrop finished the period on a 17-2 run to take a 27-12 lead with 1:40 remaining.
Winthrop (3-6) shot 40 percent from the field (18 of 45) and knocked down 76 percent of their free throws (19 of 25).
The Dolphins had their worst shooting performance of the season, hitting only 32.7 percent from the field (17 of 52), 7.7 percent from 3-point range (1 of 13), and 50 percent from the free-throw line (10 of 20).
Jacksonville (2-6) has now lost five straight games.