Category Archives: College Basketball

Arkansas pulls away to beat pesky North Texas

Arkansas pulls away to beat pesky North Texas

Senior forward Justin Smith had 18 points to help lead Arkansas to a 69-54 home win over North Texas on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.Smith shot 7 of 13 from the field and alsoMORE

Liberty surges past South Carolina

Liberty surges past South Carolina

Liberty caught fire midway through the first half and South Carolina never recovered, losing their season debut 78-62 on Saturday in the first game of the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo.KyMORE

Perkins drops 32 as Saint Louis edges LSU

Perkins drops 32 as Saint Louis edges LSU

Javonte Perkins poured in 32 points to lead the St. Louis Billikens past the visiting Louisiana State Tigers 85-81 Saturday afternoon.Gibson Jimerson added 16 points and Jordan Goodwin scored 11 poMORE

Pitt tops Drexel for first victory

Pitt tops Drexel for first victory

Xavier Johnson recorded 27 points, eight assists and six rebounds to lead host Pittsburgh to an 83-74 victory over Drexel on Saturday.Au’Diese Toney contributed 20 points and six assists and JustinMORE

Allen leads Nebraska over North Dakota State

Allen leads Nebraska over North Dakota State

Nebraska’s Teddy Allen had 22 points and seven rebounds and Trey McGowens finished with 19 points to lead the Cornhuskers to a 79-57 win over North Dakota State on Saturday in the Golden Window ClassiMORE

Marquette tops EIU behind freshman Garcia

Marquette tops EIU behind freshman Garcia

Freshman Dawson Garcia followed an outstanding collegiate debut with 16 points and eight rebounds as Marquette posted a 75-50 home victory over Eastern Illinois on Friday in Milwaukee, Wis.Koby McEMORE

Colorado easily handles Kansas State

Colorado easily handles Kansas State

McKinley Wright IV poured in 24 points as Colorado defeated Kansas State 76-58 in the final game of the Little Apple Classic on Friday evening in Manhattan, Kan.The Buffaloes (2-0) outscored the WiMORE

Mercer knocks off Georgia Tech, 83-73

Mercer knocks off Georgia Tech, 83-73

Felipe Haase and Ross Cummings combined for eight of Mercer’s 12 3-pointers, leading the Bears of the Southern Conference to an 83-73 win over Georgia Tech on Friday night in Atlanta.Haase, a 6-fooMORE

Vandy emerges with opening win over Valpo

Vandy emerges with opening win over Valpo

Vanderbilt sophomore Scotty Pippen Jr. scored a career-high 25 points and dished out four assists, helping break open a close game and leading the Commodores to a 77-71 victory over Valparaiso on FridMORE

Arizona opens with blowout of Grambling State

Arizona opens with blowout of Grambling State

Nevada transfer Jordan Brown had 19 points and 15 rebounds as Arizona kept Grambling State at bay and opened its season with a 74-55 victory Friday in Tucson, Ariz.Brown, a 6-foot-11 sophomore whoMORE

Girard helps Syracuse escape Bryant, 85-84

Girard helps Syracuse escape Bryant, 85-84

Joseph Girard III shook off a poor shooting performance but drained two crucial 3-pointers down the stretch to help Syracuse post a come-from-behind, 85-84 home victory over pesky Bryant.Buddy BoehMORE

No. 22 UCLA survives Pepperdine in 3 OTs

No. 22 UCLA survives Pepperdine in 3 OTs

Chris Smith scored 26 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished six assists as No. 22 UCLA finally pulled away from Pepperdine in the third overtime Friday to earn a 107-98 victory at Viejas Arena in SanMORE

Maryland rolls to easy win over Navy

Maryland rolls to easy win over Navy

Five Terrapins scored in double figures as Maryland rolled to an 82-52 victory over local rival Navy on Saturday at College Park, Md.Navy (1-1) hung around the first half but couldn’t overcome theMORE

Grimes pushes No. 17 Houston past Boise State

Grimes pushes No. 17 Houston past Boise State

Quentin Grimes scored 25 points and Caleb Mills added 12 to help host Houston stave off a late rally by Boise States in a 68-58 nonconference victory on Friday at the Fertitta Center.The 17th-rankeMORE

Oregon State annihilates Northwest University

Oregon State annihilates Northwest University

Oregon State scored 30 consecutive points during a first-half run-away Friday en route to a 114-42 victory over visiting Northwest University (WA) in a nonconference game.Ethan Thompson scored a gaMORE

No. 8 Illinois survives against Ohio, 77-75

No. 8 Illinois survives against Ohio, 77-75

Ayo Dosunmu hit two free throws with 2.3 seconds left to lift No. 8 Illinois past visiting Ohio 77-75 on Friday in the State Farm Center at Champaign, Ill.Dosunmu finished with 27 points, seven rebMORE

Tandy scores 24 as Xavier holds off Toledo

Tandy scores 24 as Xavier holds off Toledo

KyKy Tandy came off the bench to pour in a game-high 24 points Friday as Xavier held off Toledo’s upset bid by going on a late 8-2 run in a 76-73 win on the final day of the Xavier Invitational at CinMORE

San Francisco upsets No. 4 Virginia

San Francisco upsets No. 4 Virginia

Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points to lift San Francisco to a 61-60 upset victory over No. 4 Virginia on Friday in the HomeLight Classic at Uncasville, Conn.Khalil Shabazz had 14 points and Dzmitry RyMORE

No. 2 Baylor aims to open season in Las Vegas

No. 2 Baylor aims to open season in Las Vegas

No. 2 Baylor is heading west in hopes of finally opening its delayed basketball season.The Bears, who previously canceled their first three scheduled games after coach Scott Drew tested positive foMORE

LSU holds off SIU Edwardsville to take opener

LSU holds off SIU Edwardsville to take opener

Freshman Cameron Thomas scored 27 points as LSU held off SIU Edwardsville 94-81 on Thursday night in the Billiken Classic on the Saints Louis University campus.Darius Days added a career-high 24 poMORE

Auburn gets past St. Joe’s in OT

Auburn gets past St. Joe’s in OT

Jayllin Williams broke a 91-all tie with 1:10 left in overtime with a second-chance layup and Auburn’s free throws in the final seconds sealed the Tigers’ hard-fought 96-91 win over St. Joseph’s ThursMORE

No. 1 Gonzaga thumps No. 6 Kansas in opener

No. 1 Gonzaga thumps No. 6 Kansas in opener

Forward Drew Timme scored a career-high 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting as top-ranked Gonzaga opened its season with a 102-90 victory against No. 6 Kansas on Thursday afternoon at the Fort Myers Tip-OfMORE

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