No. 21 Memphis squeaks past TSU
Top 25: No. 8 'Nova opens league play with win against Rutgers
The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Antonio Barton scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, including two key free throws with 17 seconds left, as No. 21 Memphis escaped 50 percent 3-point shooting by Tennessee State in a 91-86 victory Sunday.
Tarik Black was 9-of-11 from the field and had 22 points for Memphis (11-2), while Will Barton finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Tennessee State (6-8), which was trying to record its first victory over a ranked team in school history, put a scare into Memphis. Tennessee State, which led most of the way, was 12 of 24 from outside the arc.
Kenny Moore led Tennessee State with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including missing only one of his six 3-point attempts. Wil Peters finished with 17 points and seven assists, while Robert Covington had 16 points.
No. 1 Duke 74, Miami (FL) 63 -- Box Score
DURHAM, N.C. -- Nolan Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help No. 1 Duke beat Miami 74-63 on Sunday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 16 points for the Blue Devils (13-0, 1-0), who have won 23 straight games dating to last season's run to the ACC and NCAA tournament championships. Kyle Singler added 14 points on a night when the Blue Devils didn't shoot all that well but still maintained a comfortable lead for much of the game.
Smith had a run of 13 straight points in the first half that gave Duke its double-digit lead, though the Hurricanes (11-4, 0-1) played the reigning national champions basically even the rest of the way.
Reggie Johnson tied his career high with 22 points despite battling foul trouble much of the game for Miami, which shot 37 percent and missed 14 of 17 3-point attempts.
No. 3 Kansas 83, Miami (OH) 56 -- Box Score
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Markieff Morris had 20 points and twin brother Marcus added 18 to help No. 3 Kansas cruise past Miami of Ohio 83-56 on Sunday.
Kansas (13-0) extended the nation's longest homecourt winning streak to 67 games. Freshman Josh Selby had 18 points for the Jayhawks, one of seven unbeaten teams in Division I.
Orlando Williams had 11 points and Allen Roberts added 10 for Miami (5-9).
The Jayhawks took control with a 14-0 run in the first half that made it 33-11 with 5:19 to play. Selby spurred the run with eight points, including an emphatic slam and baseline 3-pointer.
The rest of the time it was Marcus and Markieff Morris, neither of whom started the game. The twins had a combined 29 points in the first half -- eight more than Miami, which trailed 47-21.
The Redhawks trailed by more than 30 points several times in the second half.
No. 8 Villanova 81, Rutgers 65 -- Box Score
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Corey Stokes scored 23 points, Corey Fisher had 19 and No. 8 Villanova won its seventh straight game, 81-65 against Rutgers on Sunday.
Stokes rebounded from a two-point first half to score eight points in the opening 2:11 of the second for the Wildcats (12-1, 1-0 Big East). Stokes, Villanova's leading scorer at 16.4 points, hit two threes during an 11-0 run that wiped out a four-point halftime deficit and gave the Wildcats a lead they would never give up.
Led by Jonathan Mitchell's 17 points, Rutgers (9-4, 0-1) never faded until the waning minutes. The Scarlet Knights lost their second straight game following a six-game winning streak.
Stokes made just two free throws in the first half before finding his stroke. His four threes were one more than Rutgers managed.
No. 23 Illinois 69, Wisconsin 61 -- Box Score
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Demetri McCamey scored 21 points and Mike Davis and Bill Cole added 11 each to lead No. 23 Illinois past Wisconsin 69-61 on Sunday.
McCamey, who had seven assists, scored 11 points over the final 5:15. His 3-pointer with 2:58 to play gave the Illini (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten) a 63-52 lead.
Cole was 3 of 5 from 3-point range and hammered home a dunk with 13:32 to play that gave the Illini a 48-38 lead.
Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor led Wisconsin (11-3, 1-1) with 19 points each. Taylor fouled out with 5 seconds left in the game.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52 -- Box Score
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeffery Taylor scored 22 points to lead four Vanderbilt players in double figures.
Brad Tinsley and Steve Tchiengang both added 14 points for the Commodores (11-2), while Festus Ezeli had 12. Tinsley added 10 rebounds.
Vanderbilt played without leading scorer John Jenkins and starting forward Andre Walker, both out with injuries.
Freshman Chris Czerapowicz had 16 points to lead Davidson (7-6). Jake Cohen, the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 14.9 points, was held to a season-low two points. He fouled out with 9:06 to play.
The Commodores led 52-24 at halftime.