College basketball top 25 roundup for Nov. 12
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Russ Smith scored 23 points and Peyton Siva added 10 points and 10 assists as No. 2 Louisville pulled away from Manhattan for a season-opening 79-51 victory on Sunday.
Chane Behanan had nine rebounds and eight points for the Cardinals. They won their ninth straight season opener and beat the Jaspers in the first meeting between the schools since 2002.
No. 4 OHIO STATE 82, ALBANY 60
COLUMBUS, Ohio Deshaun Thomas scored 13 of his 19 points in a 17-2 run to end the half, leading Ohio State to a victory over Albany.
They were supposed to play on Friday night against Marquette in aboard the USS Yorktown but condensation on the court led to that game being canceled.
No. 9 SYRACUSE 62, No. 20 SDSU 49
SAN DIEGO C.J. Fair and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 16 points and Syracuse blew past San Diego State on the flight deck of the decommissioned USS Midway.
The Orange (1-0) effectively put it away when Fair made a jumper to make it 17-4 with 11:30 to go in the first half. He had nine points at that point.
No. 10 FLORIDA 84, ALABAMA STATE 35
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and Florida cruised past Alabama State.
Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because there was moisture on the court.
No. 11 UNC 80, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 56
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Florida Atlantic.
Reggie Bullock added 16 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who shot 44 percent from both the field and the foul line.