College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas’ Rickey Scott might want to consider talking with his uncle, D.C., the night before every game.
Scott flourished for the second straight game on Wednesday night, setting another career high with 23 points in an 80-67 win over Charlotte. The sophomore had a previous career-best 18 points in the Razorbacks’ last game against Louisiana Tech, breaking out of a recent shooting slump following a talk with his uncle in Georgia.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Fab Melo had a career-high 12 points and a school-record 10 blocks and No. 1 Syracuse beat Seton Hall 75-49 on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.
Syracuse (14-0, 1-0) gained control with a staunch defensive performance in building a 34-15 halftime lead.
NO. 2 OHIO ST. 87, NORTHWESTERN 54
COLUMBUS, Ohio — William Buford had career-highs of 28 points and five 3-pointers for Ohio State.
Jared Sullinger added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Buckeyes (13-1, 1-0), who dominated the boards 49-30.
NO. 3 KENTUCKY 86, LAMAR 64
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points for Kentucky.
Kentucky (12-1) opened the game on an 11-2 run and maintained its first-half lead because of its free throw shooting. The Wildcats were 14 of 17 from the foul line in the first half and finished 27 of 33 overall.
NO. 12 GEORGETOWN 71, No. 4 LOUISVILLE 68
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Markel Starks scored 16 of his career-high 20 points in the second half and Georgetown snapped Louisville’s 20-game home winning streak.
Louisville (12-1, 0-1) held a tenuous lead through most of the first half and early into the second.
NO. 6 BAYLOR 54, NO. 15 MISSISSIPPI ST. 52
DALLAS (AP) — Pierre Jackson drove for a layup with 28 seconds left and Baylor remained undefeated.
NO. 9 CONNECTICUT 60, SO FLORIDA 57
TAMPA, Fla.— Jeremy Lamb scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half for Connecticut in its Big East opener without suspended coach Jim Calhoun.
NO. 16 MICHIGAN ST. 80, NO. 13 INDIANA 65
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling scored a career-high 25 points and sparked a 20-0 second-half run as Michigan State handed Indiana its first loss of the season.
MISSOURI ST. 77, No. 21 CREIGHTON 65
OMAHA, Neb. — Kyle Weems scored 25 of his career-high 31 points in the second half and Anthony Downing scored a career-high 26.