Last night: Irish tune-up, Withey’s double-double

Last night in college hoops:

Notre Dame 92, Chicago State 65: Notre Dame tuned up for its Thursday night game with Kentucky by rolling all over Chicago State. The Irish made 12 of 22 three-pointers and shot 61 percent from the floor overall. Jerian Grant, a 6-foot-5 junior guard, led the way with 22 points. Notre Dame had 26 assists on 36 made field goals while running its record to 6-1.

Kansas 70, San Jose State 57: Jeff Withey recorded a triple double, scoring 16 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking 12 shots in the Jayhawk win. It was only the second triple-double in Kansas history. The hosts shot just 43.3 percent, but held San Jose State to just 29.2 percent shooting. Maybe the Spartans were distracted by talk that football coach Mike MacIntrye might be leaving for Kentucky.

Tennessee 77, Oakland 50: Extracting revenge for losses the last two seasons to Oakland, the Vols rolled over the visitors this time around. Jarnell Stokes led the way with 19 points. Kenny Hall grabbed 11 rebounds. Tennessee shot 52.8 percent and outrebounded Oakland 41-23. The Golden Grizzlies beat Tennessee 89-82 in Knoxville in 2010.

Marquette 79, UMBC 46: The Golden Eagles whipped Maryland-Baltimore County behind 15 points from Jamil Wilson. Buzz Williams’ team shot 53.4 percent and had 28 assists on 31 made field goals.

Texas A&M 78, Northwestern State 65: Elston Turner scored 17 points to lead the Aggies’ win. Texas A&M shot 56.1 percent and made seven of 14 from behind the three-point line. Billy Kennedy’s team is now 5-1 with its lone loss coming to Saint Louis in Kansas City.

Morehead State 73, Norfolk State 67: Without head coach Sean Woods, serving a one-game suspension, the Eagles held off visiting Norfolk. Milton Chavis scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the winners. Morehead made four of 15 three-pointers. Norfolk made two of 15. There’s your difference. Woods will return Wednesday night when Morehead travels to Marshall.

Murray State 88, Lipscomb 79: Isaiah Canaan scored 32 points for the Racers who improved to 5-1. Canaan hit 10 of 17 shots, including six of 11 from three-point land. Playing at home, Lipscomb actually led 40-39 at the half, but the Bisons were outrebounded 44-34 on the night.

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