LAHAINA, Hawaii — Maybe North Carolina should have just gone to the beach. Butler is the team to beat in Maui.
Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points Tuesday night to lead the unranked Bulldogs past No. 9 UNC, jumping out to a 17-point halftime lead and holding back several second-half surges from the Tar Heels in the second round of the Maui Invitational.
The Tar Heels (4-1) missed their first three shots and never led.
One day after a buzzer-beater over Marquette, Butler (3-1) held North Carolina to 18 points in the first half. It was by far the worst output in a half for the Tar Heels so far this season.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mike Rosario scored 13 points, Patric Young added a double-double and No. 7 Florida overwhelmed Savannah State 58-40 Tuesday night.
Young finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. It was his second double-double in four games. Erik Murphy chipped in 10 points for the Gators (4-0), who played the final 13-plus minutes without leading scorer Kenny Boynton.
Boynton sprained his left ankle when he landed on an opponent's foot while driving to the basket. He went to the locker room, returned to the bench a few minutes later and then left for good with 7:47 remaining. The Gators next play Friday against UCF. Rashad Hassan and Cedric Smith led Savannah State with 11 points apiece. Arnold Louis added nine points and 11 boards for the Tigers (3-3).
NEW YORK — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Bruins made enough free throws late to hold off the Bulldogs in the consolation game of the Legends Classic tournament.
In the final minutes of a mostly dreary game, UCLA (4-1) took the lead with Muhammad on the bench, on baskets by Travis Wear and Jordan Adams, but the hyped freshman re-entered with 1:58 left to play.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott and Gregory Echenique scored 17 points apiece to lead four Creighton players in double figures, and the 14th-ranked Bluejays defeated Longwood.
Ethan Wragge and Will Artino each added 13 points for the Bluejays (4-0), who have won all their games this season by at least 20 points.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling scored 22 points while Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine made key contributions to help slow-starting Michigan State rally twice to beat the Broncos.
CINCINNATI — Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 28 points and the Bearcats remained undefeated with a win over Campbell in the Global Sports Invitational.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Natalie Achonwa had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to a 93-36 rout over Mercer.
Freshman Jewell Loyd added 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Fighting Irish (3-0), who jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back, pushing it to 26-7 midway through the first half before taking a 48-12 lead at the break.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Sara Hammond scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense and Louisville routed Central Florida in the opener of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
ATHENS, Ga. — Andy Landers became the seventh Division I women's coach to reach 800 career victories as Georgia beat Savannah State.
AUSTIN, Texas — Nneka Enemkpali had 24 points and a career-best 20 rebounds to lead Texas to a win over Jackson State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tayler Hill scored 23 points and Ohio State pulled away in the second half for a victory over St. Francis (Pa.).
STILLWATER, Okla. — Liz Donohoe scored 19 points, leading seven Oklahoma State players in double figures, and the Cowgirls rolled past Texas-Pan American.
D-III PLAYER DROPS RECORD 138 POINTS
GRINNELL, Iowa — Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night.
Taylor made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954.