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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Christian Watford scored 21 points, Cody Zeller had 19 points and 19 rebounds, and No. 1 Indiana routed Central Connecticut State 100-69 on Saturday.


The Hoosiers (9-0) dominated on both ends of the floor.


They opened the game by making 15 of their first 21 shots and finished at 54.2 percent for the game.


Indiana was even more impressive on defense, holding Kyle Vinales, the nation's No. 1 scorer at 25.9 points, to just 3-of-15 shooting and seven points. Matt Hunter led the Blue Devils (4-4) with 40 points.


The Hoosiers grabbed control with a 22-2 run that gave them a 37-16 lead with 8:30 to play in the first half.


Duke 90, Temple 67

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple in a matchup of unbeatens at the Izod Center.


Curry was 5 for 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.


Plumlee finished with 16 points — the first time he was below 19 this season — and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Duke (9-0) while Quinn Cook added 14 points and made three 3s.


The Blue Devils have three wins this season over teams ranked in the top four: No. 3 Kentucky, No. 2 Louisville, No. 4 Ohio State.


Quenton DeCosey had 13 points for the Owls (6-1), who were looking for their best start since going 14-0 in 1987-88, a season that ended with a regional weekend loss to Duke in the Izod Center.


Michigan 80, Arkansas 67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Morgan scored a season-high 12 points and matched a season high with 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan beat Arkansas.


The Wolverines (9-0) are off to their best start since they won the first 11 games of the 1988-89 season, when they went on to win the program's only national title.


Michigan led by 13 in the first half, but the game got close after halftime.


The Razorbacks opened the second half with an 11-2 run to pull within two points and trailed 56-55 with 8:58 left. The Wolverines went on a 10-2 run and coasted to the win, John Beilein's 100th in six seasons at the school.


Marshawn Powell had 18 points for the Razorbacks (4-4).


Louisville 99, Missouri-Kansas City 47

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points and No. 5 Louisville cruised past Missouri-Kansas City.


Smith was 12 of 18 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range in surpassing his previous high of 30 last year against Kentucky. He led Louisville (8-1) in scoring for the sixth time in nine games.


Luke Hancock added 15 points and six rebounds and Montrezl Harrell a career-high 14 points with seven rebounds for the Cardinals, who shot 56 percent in winning their third in a row. All but one player scored for Louisville, which posted its highest point total this season.


Louisville's defense stifled Missouri-Kansas City (4-5). Besides forcing 24 turnovers leading to 35 points, the Cardinals held the Kangaroos to 27 percent shooting, including four of 27 in the second half.


Louisville also outrebounded UMKC 47-33.


Nelson Kirksey and Trinity Hall led the Kangaroos with nine points each.


Ohio State 89, Long Beach State 55

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas had 18 points, including a 3-pointer in an 11-point run in the first half, to lead No. 7 Ohio State past tired Long Beach State.


LaQuinton Ross had 16 points in a reserve role, Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14, and Sam Thompson had 13 for the Buckeyes (6-1), who built a 42-point lead before experimenting with different lineup combinations.


Dan Jennings scored 16 points and James Ennis had 12 for the 49ers (3-6), who have dropped three straight. They lost at No. 4 Syracuse 84-53 on Thursday before taking on another top-10 team just over 40 hours later.


Up by 14 at the break, the Buckeyes wasted little time in putting the game out of reach.


Kansas 90, Colorado 54

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Kevin Young added 16 points and eight rebounds and ninth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 90-54 victory over former Big 12 member Colorado on Saturday.


Elijah Johnson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, and Travis Releford added 10 points and six assists for the Jayhawks (7-1), who have won seven straight since losing to Michigan State early in the year.


Kansas used an 18-3 run in the opening minutes to silence a small but vocal section of Colorado fans, pushed the advantage to more than 20 by halftime and kept building on it throughout the second half. The lead surpassed 30 with 17 minutes left and reached the 40-point mark with about 8 minutes to go.



Cincinnati 92, Maryland-Eastern Shore 60

CINCINNATI — Point guard Cashmere Wright set a career high with six 3-pointers, and Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half, keeping No. 11 Cincinnati unbeaten with a victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore.


The Bearcats (9-0) have opened the season with nine wins for only the 10th time in school history. They also did it in during the 2010-11 season, winning their first 15 games.



Missouri 68, Tennessee State 38

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping No. 12 Missouri overcome a sloppy first half en route to a victory over Tennessee State.



Georgetown 46, Towson 40

WASHINGTON — Georgetown held Towson scoreless over the final 4 1/2 minutes, and the No. 15 Hoyas won their second home clankfest in a row, recovering from a 17-point first half to beat Towson.


Greg Whittington scored 11 points, and Mikael Hopkins and Otto Porter had 10 apiece for the Hoyas (7-1), who shot 17 percent in the first half and 29 percent for the game. Georgetown won with defense, forcing 22 turnovers and pulling away — if it could be called that — with a 4-0 game-ending run.



Michigan State 73, Loyola of Chicago 61

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gary Harris scored 20 points and No. 19 Michigan State broke away in the second half to beat Loyola of Chicago.


Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State (8-2).


Down 32-30 at the break, the Spartans went on a 22-9 run to take control. Harris hit three 3-pointers during the burst.


Ben Averkamp had 25 points, including four 3s, and eight rebounds for the Ramblers (6-3).


Oklahoma State 62, Missouri State 42

STILLWATER, Okla. — Markel Brown scored 15 points, Michael Cobbins and Le'Bryan Nash added 10 apiece and No. 23 Oklahoma State beat Missouri State.


The Cowboys (7-1) scored 14 of the game's first 16 points.


After a dreadful first half, Missouri State (2-7) came out of the break hot and used a 10-0 run to claw back within 34-23 after Nathan Scheer's 3-pointer from the wing.


The Bears hit their first four shots and eight of their first 11 in the second half, but couldn't keep up the sharp shooting.



N.C. State 80, Cleveland State 63

RALEIGH, N.C. — Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 25 North Carolina State beat Cleveland State in its annual return to Reynolds Coliseum.


C.J. Leslie scored a team-high 19 for the Wolfpack (6-2), who shot 55 percent and led by double figures most of the afternoon. Freshman T.J. Warren added 16 points, part of a balanced offensive showing for N.C. State.


Reynolds was the Wolfpack's home for 50 years before the program moved off campus to PNC Arena for the 1999-2000 season. But the school has typically played at least one game a year at Reynolds for the past decade as a nod to the program's tradition.


N.C. State improved to 14-0 in the building since its move.


Charlie Lee scored 15 to lead the Vikings (6-3), who got no closer than 10 points after halftime.


UCLA 65, Texas 63

HOUSTON— Jordan Adams scored 18 points and UCLA closed the game on a 13-2 run to defeat Texas.


Adams converted a three-point play to tie the game at 61 with 1:15 remaining, and found Kyle Anderson in transition to put the Bruins (6-3) up three points with 25 seconds left.


Jonathan Holmes made a layup with 6.3 seconds left to pull the Longhorns within one point, but the Bruins held on for the win.



Penn State 78, Army 70

STATE COLLEGE — D.J. Newbill scored 19 points and Jermaine Marshall added 16 as Penn State survived a second-half surge by Army in a win.


Penn State (5-4) led by as much as 15 in the first half and carried a 12-point lead into the break, only to see its lead cut to two with 12 minutes remaining in the game. Army went cold from there, however, going more than seven minutes without a basket.


The Nittany Lions had four players score in double digits as Ross Travis added 14 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.



Air Force 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Michael Lyons scored 26 points and Air Force rode an 18-0 second-half run to a victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff .


Lyons was 7 of 15 from the field, including three 3-pointers. Mike Fitzgerald added 13 points for the Falcons (7-2), and Taylor Broekhuis had six points and seven rebounds.


Virginia 67, Mississippi Valley State 39

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Akil Mitchell tied his career-high with 20 points and Virginia won its seventh-straight game, defeating Mississippi Valley State.


Justin Anderson had 15 points and Darion Atkins added 14 points for the Cavaliers (8-2), who improved to 7-1 at home.


Davon Usher led winless Mississippi Valley State (0-5) with 14 points.



Kentucky 74, Portland 46

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 15 points to help lead Kentucky past Portland.


The Wildcats (6-3) won their second game in a row after a series of losses, which culminated with a 64-55 loss to Baylor Dec. 1 and dropped them from the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time under fourth-year coach John Calipari.


Four Wildcats finished in double figures: Poythress, Goodwin, senior Julius Mays (13) and sophomore Kyle Wiltjer (12).


Syracuse 108, Monmouth (N.J.) 56

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michael-Carter Williams had 15 points and a career-high 16 assists, C.J. Fair had 14 points and 10 rebounds, the second straight double-double for both players, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Monmouth of New Jersey.


Syracuse (8-0) has won 28 straight home games, the longest streak in the nation, and 50 straight nonconference games in the regular season. Monmouth (5-5), which had won four of five, is 0-42 against teams from the Big East.



Arizona 66, Clemson 54

CLEMSON, S.C. — Mark Lyons scored a season-high 20 points and No. 8 Arizona used a late second-half run to improve to 7-0 for the first time in 14 years with a victory over Clemson.


The Wildcats squandered a 14-point lead and were down 42-36 after Rod Hall's 3-pointer with 12:07 remaining.


That's when Arizona got moving with a 25-7 run that put the game away. Solomon Hill and Lyons began the charge with two free throws each.




North Carolina 78, East Tennessee State 55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Leslie McDonald scored 14 points and No. 20 North Carolina held East Tennessee State to 12 points in the first half of a rout.


Freshman Brice Johnson added 12 points for the Tar Heels (7-2). They shot 42.9 percent and used a 34-2 run to put the overmatched Buccaneers out of this one early, needing only about 15 minutes to go up by 30.



Notre Dame 84, Brown 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Freshman Cameron Biedscheid had a career-high 17 points and No. 22 Notre Dame beat Brown.


Jack Cooley added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (8-1), who committed just three turnovers. Scott Martin made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Eric Atkins had 10 points and 12 assists.


Notre Dame dominated inside, outrebounding Brown (3-5) 42-32 and outscoring the Bears 38-16 in the paint. Matt Sullivan scored 18 for Brown (3-5). Sullivan was 4 for 8 from 3-point range.




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