Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Mason Plumlee had 18 points and 11 rebounds in
No. 2 Duke's 88-50 win over Delaware. Ryan Kelly netted 18 points and
Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 points and six assists for the Blue Devils
(8-0), who extended their non-conference winning streak to 98 games. Duke was
without the services of starting guard Seth Curry after he injured his left
ankle during the second half of the Blue Devils' win over Ohio State on
Wednesday. It's the first contest Curry's missed since transferring from
Liberty following the 2008-09 season. Devon Saddler tallied 23 points and
nine boards for the Blue Hens (2-6), who have dropped four straight games.
Final Score: (3) Michigan 74, Bradley 66
Peoria, IL (Sports Network) - Nik Stauskas scored a game-high 22 points and
knocked down 4-of-5 from behind the arc to help the third-ranked Michigan
Wolverines hold off the Bradley Braves, 74-66, on Saturday. Playing in their
first true road game of the season, Trey Burke finished with 16 points and
five assists while Jordan Morgan posted a double-double of 10 points and 10
rebounds for the Wolverines (7-0), who were coming off a victory over 18th-
ranked N.C. State. Tim Hardaway Jr., the team's leading scorer coming in,
was held to single-digits for the first time all season. He scored nine
points, all in the second half. Walt Lemon Jr. scored a team-high 15 points
on 7-of-11 shooting for Bradley (5-2), which had its two-game winning
streak snapped. Tyshon Pickett had 11 and Will Egolf, Jordan Prosser and Jalen
Crawford each finished with 10 points in the defeat.
Final Score: (4) Ohio State 70, Northern Kentucky 43
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - LaQuinton Ross had 22 points and eight
rebounds, as the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes bounced back with a 70-43
victory over the Northern Kentucky Norse. Deshaun Thomas added 14 points and
eight boards for the Buckeyes (5-1), who lost to Duke on Wednesday. Sam
Thompson tallied 10 points. Jalen Billups ended with 11 points and nine
rebounds for the Norse (0-5), who shot just 27.1 percent from the field.
Final Score: (5) Louisville 69, Illinois State 66
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Louisville was hoping for a nice bounce-back
effort after suffering its first loss of the season last weekend against Duke.
Illinois State sure didn't make it easy. Russ Smith scored 24 points and
Peyton Siva battled through foul trouble to add 20, as the fifth-ranked
Cardinals escaped with a 69-66 victory over the Redbirds. Louisville (6-1)
trailed for nearly the entire first half, then battled back and survived a
pair of potential tying 3-point attempts in the closing seconds. Tyler
Brown scored 25 points and Jackie Carmichael chipped in 20 for Illinois
State (5-2), which has lost two straight heartbreakers against power
conference teams after opening the season with five straight wins.
Final Score: Baylor 64, (8) Kentucky 55
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Pierre Jackson had 17 points, seven rebounds,
five assists and four steals, as the Baylor Bears took down eighth-ranked
Kentucky, 64-55, ending the Wildcats' 54-game winning streak at Rupp
Arena. Isaiah Austin and A.J. Walton added 11 points apiece for the Bears
(5-2), who avenged a loss to these Wildcats in the Elite Eight of the
2012 NCAA Tournament. With Saturday's victory, Baylor improved to 1-7 all-
time against Kentucky. Brady Heslip and Cory Jefferson each tallied 10
points for the Bears, who recorded the school's first non-conference
road win against a ranked opponent. Archie Goodwin ended with 17
points, six rebounds and five assists for the Wildcats (4-3), who failed to
bounce back from a loss to Notre Dame on Thursday.
Final Score: (11) Creighton 80, Saint Joseph's 51
Omaha, NE (Sports Network) - Doug McDermott once again made sure he wouldn't
go scoreless against Saint Joseph's. McDermott netted 18 of his 23 points
in the first half and No. 11 Creighton redeemed itself following Wednesday's
home loss to Boise State with an 80-51 thrashing of the Hawks. The junior
forward McDermott, who had the only scoreless game of his career against St.
Joe's on Dec. 11, 2010, was 7-of-12 from the field and nailed 5-of-7
attempts from beyond the arc for Creighton (7-1), which had its 41-game
home winning streak against unranked non-conference teams snapped on
Wednesday. Langston Galloway tallied 10 points for the Hawks (4-2), who had
won four of their first five contests to begin the year.
Final Score: (13) Michigan State 84, Nicholls State 39
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Keith Appling scored 13 points and Adriean
Payne added 10 with 12 rebounds, leading 13th-ranked Michigan State to an
84-39 rout of Nicholls State at the Breslin Center. Gary Harris and Denzel
Valentine each scored 11 points for the Spartans (6-2), who never trailed and
bounced back with a dominant effort after a 67-59 loss at Miami-Florida on
Wednesday. T.J. Carpenter scored 11 points to lead Nicholls State (1-3), which
was coming off its first win of the season on Monday against New Orleans.
The Colonels were missing leading scorer Fred Hunter because of knee swelling
and starting forward Lachlan Prest because of illness, and had just
eight players available.
Final Score: (15) Oklahoma State 81, Virginia Tech 71
Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Erick Green totaled a game-high 28 points
along with seven rebounds, as Virginia Tech held off the No. 15 Oklahoma State
Cowboys, 81-71, at Cassell Coliseum. Robert Brown contributed 18 points for
the Hokies (7-0), who received 15 points and a game-best 12 rebounds
from Jarell Eddie and 10 points from Cadarian Raines. Marcus Smart posted
18 points and 11 boards for the Cowboys (5-1). Le'Bryan Nash also tallied 18
points, while Kamari Murphy had 13 and Markel Brown 11 in a losing cause.
Final Score: (16) Missouri 72, Appalachian State 56
Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Laurence Bowers posted 23 points and five
rebounds as No. 16 Missouri took an easy 72-56 win over Appalachian State.
Earnest Ross gave 13 points and nine rebounds, Keion Bell donated 12 points,
six rebounds, four assists and three steals while Tony Criswell posted 10
points for the Tigers (6-1), who have won two straight after a loss to
Louisville. Jay Canty posted a game-high 29 points along with six
rebounds for the Mountaineers (1-6), who have dropped six straight since
opening the season with a win over Montreat.
Final Score: (17) Cincinnati 58, Alabama 56
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cashmere Wright's bucket as time expired
lifted the No. 17 Cincinnati Bearcats to a 58-56 victory over Alabama in an
SEC/Big East clash on Saturday. Wright dribbled up the left side, and
unleashed a fadeaway jumper as the clock wound down to triple zeroes that
rippled the net cleanly. JaQuon Parker and Sean Kilpatrick posted 13
points each for the Bearcats (7-0), who overcame Wright's eight-point, four-
turnover performance. Trevor Lacey's game-high 16 points and seven rebounds
weren't enough for the Crimson Tide (6-1). Trevor Releford totaled 12 points
and three steals in the setback.
Final Score: (21) Minnesota 87, North Florida 59
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Rodney Williams Jr. had 14 points, eight
rebounds and two blocks, leading the 21st-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers to
an 87-59 victory over the North Florida Ospreys. Austin Hollins added 12
points and six boards for the Golden Gophers (8-1), who have won four in a
row. Joe Coleman and Trevor Mbakwe tallied 11 points apiece. Parker Smith
ended with 22 points for the Ospreys (3-5), who had a brief two-game winning
streak snapped. Travis Wallace donated 17 points and six rebounds.
Final Score: (25) New Mexico 77, Indiana State 68 (OT)
Terre Haute, IN (Sports Network) - Hugh Greenwood scored eight of his 14
points in overtime as 25th-ranked New Mexico took a 77-68 win over Indiana
State in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge. Kendall Williams posted
24 points while Greenwood added nine rebounds for the Lobos (8-0), who were
playing their first true road game of the season. Chad Adams added 12 points
and 10 rebounds in the win. Jake Odum had a game-high 25 points to go
with seven rebounds for the Sycamores (4-2), who had a four-game winning
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