A wrap-up of Sunday college basketball games:
Louisville 79, Manhattan 51: Rick Pitino held Steve Masiello’s team to just 19 points in the first half and then rolled to a 28-point win. Russ Smith scored 23 points for the winners. Chane Behanan grabbed nine rebounds and Louisville made eight of 30 three-point attempts.
South Carolina 82, UW-Milwaukee 75 (OT): Frank Martin’s debut turned out to be a close shave with the Gamecocks surviving in overtime in Columbia. Freshman Michael Carerra scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the home team. But Brenton Williams was the star, scoring 12 points in overtime.
Florida 84, Alabama State 35: Alabama State managed all of nine points in the first half. The Gainesville crowd felt so sorry for the visitors it actually cheered when ASU reached the 20-point mark.
SMU 73, Loyola-Marymount 58: The 71-year-old Larry Brown got his first win as SMU coach at the expense of our old friend Max Good, the former EKU coach. Nick Russell, a transfer from Kansas State, led the Mustangs with 19 points.
Baylor 78, Jackson State 47: Pierre Jackson scored 25 points to lead the Bears, who were playing without 7-foot-1 freshman Isaiah Austin, who sprained his ankle in Baylor’s season-opening win on Friday. Cory Jefferson blocked six shots for the Bears.
Ohio State 82, Albany 60: Aaron Craft proved he’s not just all defense, leading the Buckeyes with 20 points and seven assists. Deshaun Thomas scored 19 for the winners, who shot 57.1 percent, including 12 of 20 threes. Lenzelle Smith made 8-of-11 shots on the way to 18 points.
Cincinnati 80, Tennessee-Martin 57: The Bearcats rolled to a 43-17 lead at the half and cruised to the win. Cashmere Wright scored 16 points to lead the way for Mick Cronin’s club. Justin Jackson grabbed 11 rebounds.
Alabama 80, West Alabama 49: Trevor Lacey scored 23 points to lead the Crimson Tide to 2-0. West Alabama made just four of 21 three-point shots. After failing to score in his college debut on Friday, Devonta Pollard had nine points and four rebounds for the Tide.
Arizona 83, Charleston Southern 73: Mark Lyons scored 17 points and dished six assists without turning the ball over in the Wildcats’ win.
Syracuse 62, San Diego State 49: In an aircraft carrier game postponed from Friday, Jim Boeheim’s zone defense gave the Aztecs fits apparently. San Diego State shot just 27 percent. C.J. Fair led the Orange with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
North Carolina 80, Florida Atlantic 56: James Michael McAdoo scored a team-high 19 points as the Heels rolled in Chapel Hill. Reggie Bullock added 16. FAU shot just 27.9 percent.
Villanova 80, Marshall 68: Freshman guard Ryan Arcidiacono led the Wildcats with 25 points.
Washington 85, Loyola (MD) 63: After a sluggish first half, the Huskies scored 52 points in the second. C.J. Wilcox led the winners with 22 points. Wilcox hit four three-pointers as Washington made nine of 17 from beyond the stripe.
Oregon State 71, New Mexico State 62: Ahmad Starks scored 33 points for the Beavers, who added to coach Craig Robinson’s good week. Robinson is Barack Obama’s brother-in-law.
Marquette 84, Colgate 63: Jamil Wilson scored 15 to lead the Golden Eagles, who also got 14 points from Davante Gardner off the bench.
Georgetown 61, Duquense 55: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera stepped up after Otto Porter was injured (concussion) and scored 19 points as the Hoyas survived against the Dukes. Greg Whittington grabbed 15 rebounds for the winners. Georgetown’s aircraft carrier game with Florida on Friday was canceled at halftime because of condensation on the court.
Tonight’s games of interest:
- North Dakota State at Indiana
- IUPUI at Michigan
- North Florida at Memphis
- Northern Arizona at UNLV
- West Virginia at Gonzaga
- Monmouth at Notre Dame
- Buffalo at Florida State
- Youngstown State at Georgia
- Troy at Texas A&M