East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Duke went into its 11-day layoff with
an emphatic victory. Seth Curry led a balanced Blue Devils attack with 23
points and No. 2 Duke routed Temple, 90-67, in a battle of unbeatens. Mason
Plumlee tallied 16 points and 14 rebounds, Ryan Kelly chipped in 14 points and
10 boards, and Quinn Cook added 14 points for Duke (9-0), which is off until
Dec. 19 when it welcomes Cornell to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Temple's leading
scorer, Khalif Wyatt, was limited to just six points on 3- of-15 shooting for
the Owls (6-1), who halted a nine-game losing streak in the series last season
with a 78-73 triumph. The Owls didn't attempt their first free throw until
Jake O'Brien completed a three-point play with 8:49 to play in the contest.
Final Score: (3) Michigan 80, Arkansas 67
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - Glenn Robinson III scored 17 points and Trey
Burke added 16, as No. 3 Michigan pulled away down the stretch for an 80-67
triumph over Arkansas. Tim Hardaway Jr. tallied 14 points, while Jordan Morgan
and Nik Stauskas each tallied 12. Morgan also had 10 rebounds for the
Wolverines (9-0), who gave head coach John Beilein his 100th win at the
school. Marshawn Powell scored 18 for the Razorbacks (4-4), who also received
13 points from Kikko Haydar and 10 apiece from Hunter Mickelson and Rickey
Final Score: (5) Louisville 99, UMKC 47
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Russ Smith netted 19 of his 31 points in the
first half as No. 5 Louisville routed UMKC, 99-47, on Saturday. Smith, who
finished 12-of-18 from the field, tallied seven rebounds, five assists and
five steals for the Cardinals (8-1), who have won three straight since their
loss to Duke on Nov. 24 in the championship of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Luke
Hancock added 15 points, six boards and five assists, while Montrezl Harrell
chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds in the victory. Trinity Hall poured in
nine points for the Kangaroos (4-5).
Final Score: (7) Ohio State 89, Long Beach State 55
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Deshaun Thomas poured in a game-high 18 points
on Saturday, as No. 7 Ohio State cruised to an 89-55 victory over Long Beach
State at Value City Arena. LaQuinton Ross added 16 points and nine rebounds
off the bench, while Lenzelle Smith Jr. donated 14 points and nine boards for
the Buckeyes (6-1), who have won 36 consecutive non-conference games in
Columbus. Dan Jennings led Long Beach State (3-6) with 16 points and eight
rebounds, and James Ennis chipped in 12 points in the setback, the 49ers'
third in a row.
Final Score: (9) Kansas 90, Colorado 54
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Ben McLemore poured in a game-high 24 points
on Saturday, as No. 9 Kansas routed Colorado, 90-54, at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kevin Young tallied 16 points and eight rebounds, while Elijah Johnson and
Travis Releford scored 11 and 10, respectively, for the Jayhawks (7-1), who
have won six straight since suffering their lone loss of the season against
Michigan State on Nov. 13. Josh Scott led the way for Colorado (7-2) with 19
points and Askia Booker added 15 in the setback, the Buffaloes' second in
their last three games.
Final Score: (11) Cincinnati 92, MD-Eastern Shore 60
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Sean Kilpatrick scored a team-high 23 points
on 10-of-15 shooting in the No.11 Cincinnati Bearcats' 92-60 trouncing of MD-
Eastern Shore on Saturday. Cashmere Wright became the sixth player in school
history to record at least 400 assists in a career for Cincinnati (9-0). He
finished with nine for the game and also added 20 points, converting 6-of-7
from downtown in the win. JaQuon Parker had 12 points and Shaquille Thomas
added 11 points for the Bearcats. Kyree Jones led all scorers with 25 points
on 8-of-17 shooting for the winless Hawks (0-9). Troy Snyder added 13 points
and eight rebounds in the defeat.
Final Score: (12) Missouri 68, Tennessee State 38
Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Laurence Bowers recorded a double-double with
18 points and 10 rebounds, as 12th-ranked Missouri used a big second half to
beat Tennessee State, 68-38. Alex Oriakhi added 15 points and 10 boards for
Missouri (8-1), which is off to an 8-1 start for the third consecutive season.
Stefan Jankovic donated 14 points. Missouri has won 71 straight home games
against non-conference opponents. Robert Covington and Jordan Cyphers had 12
and 11 points, respectively, for Tennessee State (4-6), which had a three-game
winning streak snapped.
Final Score: (15) Georgetown 46, Towson 40
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Greg Whittington scored 11 points and the
No. 15 Georgetown Hoyas held off the Towson Tigers, 46-40, at the Verizon
Center on Saturday. Once again the Hoyas (7-1) struggled offensively, shooting
just 29.8 percent for the game, but played outstanding defense in converting
20 Towson (4-5) turnovers into 18 points for their fourth straight victory.
Mikael Hopkins, Otto Porter and Nate Lubick each contributed 10 points in the
victory. Coming off a career game against Vermont, former Hoya Jerrelle
Benimon led the Tigers with 11 points, a game-high 16 rebounds and two blocks
in defeat. He transferred from Georgetown after the 2010-11 season.
Final Score: (19) Michigan State 73, Loyola-Chicago 61
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Gary Harris poured in a team-high 20
points to lead 19th-ranked Michigan State past Loyola-Chicago, 73-61, on
Saturday. Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Keith Appling had
eight points and seven assists for the Spartans (8-2), winners in three
straight. Ben Averkamp dropped in a game-high 25 points and pulled down eight
rebounds and Devon Turk had 10 points off the bench for the Ramblers (6-3),
who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Cully Payne had nine points and
seven assists in the setback.
Final Score: (23) Oklahoma State 62, Missouri State 42
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Markel Brown dropped in a game-high 15
points to lead No. 23 Oklahoma State to a 62-42 win over Missouri State on
Saturday. Mike Cobbins had 10 points and eight rebounds while Le'Bryan Nash
added 10 points for the Cowboys (6-1), who have won two straight following an
81-71 loss to Virginia Tech on Dec. 1. Christian Kirk had eight points and
seven rebounds and Anthony Downing added eight points and six boards for the
Bears (2-7), who have dropped five straight.
Final Score: (25) North Carolina State 80, Cleveland State 63
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - C.J. Leslie poured in a career-high 19 points
to go with eight rebounds on Saturday, as No. 25 North Carolina State handled
Cleveland State, 80-63, at PNC Arena. Richard Howell recorded a double-double
with 17 points and 10 boards, while T.J. Warren added 16 points off the bench
for the Wolfpack (6-2), who have won two straight since a Nov. 27 loss to No.
3 Michigan. Charlie Lee led Cleveland State (6-3) with 15 points and Devon
Long donated 12 points and nine rebounds in the setback, snapping the Vikings'
two-game winning streak.
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