Brogdon leads Virginia to 68-53 win over Irish
Malcolm Brogdon had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Virginia forced Notre Dame into making a season-high 20 turnovers Tuesday as the Cavaliers beat the Fighting Irish 68-53 for their fourth straight victory.
Brogdon, who scored in double figures for the eighth straight game, hit his first five shots as the Cavaliers raced to a 20-point lead in the first 15 minutes. After the Irish cut the lead to 10 points at halftime, the Cavaliers opened the second half with an 18-5 run to put the game away.
The Cavaliers (16-5, 7-1 ACC) are off to their best league start since the squad led by Ralph Sampson in 1982-83 also started 7-1. The Irish (11-10, 2-6) have lost six of their last seven and their fourth home game, their most home losses since losing five during the 2005-06 season.
Mike Tobey added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who shot 54 percent for the game. Brogdon added five steals. Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste scored 10 points each for the Irish, who shot 43 percent.
The loss was the biggest this season by the Irish, who lost 83-70 to Indiana State in November. None of their previous ACC losses had been by more than eight points.
Just like in their previous six ACC victories, the Cavaliers opened a 20-point lead. The Cavaliers made 14 of their first 18 shots and used a 17-3 run to take a 32-12 lead when Anthony Gill made a 15-foot jumper. Notre Dame, which had a season-low five turnovers Saturday against Wake Forest, had 12 turnovers in the first 15 minutes, leading to 15 points by Virginia. The Irish finished the half with 13 turnovers, just four off the season-high 17 they had for the game against Maryland two weeks ago.
But Notre Dame finally showed signs of life late in the half when Connaughton hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 run to avoid becoming the seventh team the Cavaliers held to fewer than 20 points in the first half, cutting the lead to 34-24 at halftime. The Cavaliers missed their final six shots, but still shot 60 percent for the half. The Cavaliers outscored the Irish 18-10 in the paint in the half.
The Cavaliers got started again quickly in the second half, hitting their first four shots and forcing two more turnovers during a 9-0 run to take a 43-24 lead and cruised to the win from there.
Garrick Sherman finished with eight points for the Irish, marking just the second time in the last 18 games he failed to score in double figures.
No. 4 Wichita St. 57, Loyola (Ill.) 45
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cleanthony Early scored 23 points, including 12 of the 21 Wichita State scored in the second half, to help the fourth-ranked Shockers stay unbeaten with a 57-45 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night.
Wichita State (22-0, 9-0 Missouri Valley) saw a 22-point second-half lead trimmed to nine in the game's final minutes but hung on to extend school records for winning streak and start to a season. The Shockers shot 23 percent (6 of 26) in the second half.
Freshman Milton Doyle scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Loyola (8-13, 3-6).
The Shockers outrebounded Loyola 44-28.
Consecutive 3-pointers from Ron Baker and Early pushed Wichita State's lead to 42-20 early in the second half, but the Shockers made only two of their next 18 shots.
Doyle's three-point play with 2:27 left shaved the lead to 52-43, but four free throws by Anthony and a dunk by Darius Carter sealed the victory.
No. 7 Michigan St. 71, No. 15 Iowa 69 - OT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keith Appling scored 16 points and Michigan State handed Iowa its first home loss of the season.
Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.
Costello's tip-in with 1:14 left gave Michigan State a 67-64 lead, and Russell Byrd's 3 with 34 seconds put Michigan State up by six.
Iowa still had a chance to force a second overtime, but Mike Gesell missed a driving layup at the buzzer.
Roy Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa (16-5, 5-3), which went without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation and until the final seconds of the 5-minute overtime.
The Hawkeyes had a chance to win in regulation, but Marble missed a runner just before the buzzer. The Hawkeyes didn't hit a field goal from the 9:56 mark of the second half until Marble's layup with 6 seconds left in OT.
LSU 87, No. 11 Kentucky 82
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Johnny O'Bryant III had 29 points and nine rebounds, and LSU led wire-to-wire.
Jordan Mickey scored 14 points and blocked five shots for LSU (13-6, 4-3 SEC), which blocked 11 shots and helped force 13 Kentucky turnovers.
Shavon Coleman added 14 points for the Tigers, who outshot the Wildcats 51 percent (32 of 63) to 44 percent (32 of 73).
James Young scored 23 points and Dakari Johnson had 15 for Kentucky (15-5, 5-2), which has lost all five of its games away from home, including two straight road games in the Southeastern Conference.
Aaron Harrison had 14 points and Alex Poythress added 10 for the Wildcats, who go right back on the road Saturday at Missouri.
No. 20 Creighton 63, St. John's 60
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott hit a 25-footer with 2.5 seconds left to finish his season-high 39-point night for Creighton, which squandered all of an 18-point lead.
The Red Storm had just tied the game on Rysheed Jordan's two free throws before McDermott took a pass from Jahenns Manigat on the left wing and got off his winning shot as Chris Obekpa tried to get a hand in his face. Phil Greene IV's desperation 3-point try at the buzzer didn't even touch the net.
D'Angelo Harrison scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to lead St. John's. Obekpa and Jordan had 11 apiece and JaKarr Sampson added 10.
Winning for the 13th time in 14 games, the Bluejays (18-3, 8-1) stayed in first place in the Big East. St. John's (12-9, 2-6), playing in Omaha for the first time since 1966, had its three-game winning streak end.
Jordan made two free throws with 11.1 seconds left to set up McDermott's dramatic shot.
McDermott scored 10 points during a 17-1 spurt that bumped the Bluejays' lead to 46-28. The lead grew to 18 points before the Red Storm went on runs of 11-2 and 12-2.
McDermott finished 15 of 26 from the field, including 5 of 9 on 3s, and had six rebounds.
High Point 81, Presbyterian 74
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Devante Wallace scored a career-best 28 points Tuesday and shot 8 of 9 from beyond the arc as High Point beat Presbyterian 81-74 to win its fourth game in a row.
John Brown and Lorenzo Cugini scored 12 apiece and High Point outshot Presbyterian from three-point range 63.6 percent (14 of 22) to 33.3 percent (7 of 21).
High Point (8-12, 4-3 Big South) took a 17-10 lead on Anthony Lindauer's 3-pointer then pulled away on back-to-back treys by Wallace to lead 31-21. Presbyterian (4-18, 0-7) had an 8-0 run but trailed 41-33 at halftime.
Wallace opened the second half with consecutive 3-pointers, then hit two more treys and High Point led 55-39 at 16:06. Presbyterian finished on a 13-2 run.
William Truss scored 21 on 10-of-10 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for Presbyterian. Jordan Downing added 19 and Reggie Dillard 14 for the Blue Hose.
VMI 109, UNC Asheville 105
ASHEVILLE (AP) — QJ Peterson scored 37 points and Rodney Glasgow added 35 as Virginia Military Institute hit the century mark for the sixth time this season, beating UNC Asheville 109-105 on Tuesday.
VMI, the nation's top-scoring team at 87.9 points per game, was coming off a loss to Winthrop in which it scored just 57 points.
Peterson made 13 of 22 shots and grabbed 15 rebounds for VMI (11-9, 4-3 Big South) in an up-and-down affair. Glasgow made five 3-pointers and had 10 assists for the Keydets.
Asheville (10-11, 4-3) went over 100 points for the first time this season and is now 5-1 all time when hitting triple digits. Andrew Rowsey made four 3-pointers en route to 35 points and Jaron Lane added 27 and 15 boards.
Weather conditions forced UNC Asheville to cancel classes and move the start of the game up about an hour.