No. 2 LOUISVILLE 80, MIAMI (OHIO) 39
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russ Smith had a game-high 23 points and Wayne Blackshear added 14 points and six rebounds and No. 2 Louisville defeated Miami (Ohio) 80-39 on Sunday.
Smith was 5 of 7 from 3-point range. The junior guard has been the leading scorer in all three Cardinals victories and is averaging 21.3 points per game.
No. 8 SYRACUSE 88, WAGNER 57
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse guards Brandon Triche and Michael Carter-Williams are imposing in more ways than one. Wagner found that out in a hurry.
Triche had 21 points and seven rebounds, Carter-Williams added six points, six rebounds, three steals and a career-high 11 assists, and the No. 8 Orange beat the Seahawks 88-57.
No. 10 FLORIDA 66, MIDD. TENNESSEE 45
TAMPA, Fla. — Kenny Boynton had 20 points and Will Yeguete scored 11 and grabbed 13 rebounds to help No. 10 Florida pull away to a 66-45 victory over Middle Tennessee.
Boynton scored the final 13 of the game for the Gators (3-0), who opened the second half with a 14-2 run and never looked back.
No. 15 CREIGHTON 87, PRESBYTERIAN 58
OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half and No. 15 Creighton defeated overmatched Presbyterian 87-58.
Ethan Wragge scored 18 points, all coming on his career high-tying six 3-pointers, and Austin Chatman had a career-high 11 assists to go with his nine points for the Bluejays (3-0).
No. 19 GONZAGA 96, SOUTH DAKOTA 58
SPOKANE, Wash. — Elias Harris scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 19 Gonzaga topped South Dakota 96-58.
Przemek Karnowski, a 7-foot-1 freshman from Poland, led the Bulldogs with 20 points off the bench for the Bulldogs (3-0) who head to the Old Spice Classic in Florida to face Clemson on Thanksgiving.
No. 21 MICH. STATE 69, TEXAS SOUTHERN 41
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gary Harris made his home debut one to remember for No. 21 Michigan State.
He scored 19 points, including 14 in a lopsided first half, to lead the Spartans past Texas Southern 69-41.
No. 22 WISCONSIN 73, CORNELL 40
MADISON, Wis. — Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Wisconsin beat Cornell 73-40 Sunday night.
Brust also grabbed 12 rebounds, while Ryan Evans also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (2-1).
Devin Cherry Cornell (1-3) with 13 points.
In losing to No. 10 Florida 74-56 on Wednesday, the Badgers allowed the Gators to shoot 75 percent in the first half and 62 percent for the game.
But it was clear from the start Sunday there would be no repeat of that performance.
The Big Red started just 1 of 11 and Cornell found itself down 27-8 with just less than 8 minutes to go in the first half.
No. 24 CINCINNATI 93, N.C. A&T 39
CINCINNATI — Sean Kilpatrick scored a career-high 29 points, hitting eight shots from behind the arc, and No. 24 Cincinnati dominated from the outset of a 93-39 victory over North Carolina A&T.
The Bearcats (3-0) opened with a 14-point run that featured four 3s by Kilpatrick, who got wide-open shots all around the arc. Cincinnati’s lead never slipped below double-digits.
Kilpatrick had 21 points in the opening half – six under his previous high – and matched his career best with six 3-pointers before the intermission. He made more shots from beyond the arc than the Aggies (1-3) did overall in the half.
The junior guard also had seven rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.
North Carolina A&T shot only 15 percent from the field (10 of 66) with 20 turnovers. Lamont Middleton led the Aggies with 11 points.