College basketball roundup: No. 21 Xavier upends No. 11 Cincinnati

Dec 4, 2017 - 4:48 AM CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 28 points and Kerem Kanter added 17 off the bench, lifting No. 21 Xavier to an 89-76 victory over No. 11 Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout on Saturday at Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

The win capped a big week for Xavier (7-1), which was coming off a 13-point win over No. 16 Baylor on Tuesday.

Jacob Evans III led Cincinnati (6-1) with 23 points, Cane Broome had 16 and Jarron Cumberland scored 14 of his 15 points in the second half.

The game was capped by an ugly incident between Musketeers guard J.P. Macura and Bearcats coach Mick Cronin during the postgame handshakes. According to reports, Macura and Cronin had to be restrained, and during postgame press conferences, fireworks flew.



No. 8 Wichita State 69, No. 16 Baylor 62

WACO, Texas -- Wichita State notched a top-25 road win as the Shockers stiff-armed Baylor at the Ferrell Center.

Wichita State never led by more than seven points, but the Shockers never fell behind. Conner Frankamp drilled a 3-pointer from the right side that lifted the Shockers to a 65-62 lead with 2:50 left and Wichita State never trailed again.

Frankamp scored 17 to lead Wichita State (6-1). Manu Lecomte finished with 15 to pace Baylor (5-2).



No. 1 Duke 96, South Dakota 80

DURHAM, N.C. -- Grayson Allen scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half as Duke made a rousing return home, whipping South Dakota at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils looked comfortable in their first home game since Nov. 20. Marvin Bagley III poured in 19 points to go with 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (10-0), who played a home game for the first time in five games.

Tyler Hagedorn and reserve forward Nick Fuller each scored 16 points to lead South Dakota (7-3).



No. 2 Kansas 76, Syracuse 60

MIAMI -- Devonte' Graham tied a career high for points for the second straight game with 35 to lead Kansas over Syracuse in the Hoophall Miami Invitational at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Coming off a 35-point game against Toledo, Graham put on a 3-point show, going 7 of 13 from behind the arc for the Jayhawks (7-0).

Tyus Battle scored 22 points to lead the Orange (6-1).



No. 4 Villanova 94, Saint Joseph's 53

PHILADELPHIA -- Mikal Bridges had 18 points and nine rebounds, Phil Booth added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Villanova extended its Big 5 winning streak to 20 by defeating Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena.

Jalen Brunson contributed 14 points for the Wildcats (8-0), who improved to 2-0 this season in games involving the Philadelphia Big 5.

James Demery paced Saint Joseph's (4-4) with 14 points.



No. 7 Kentucky 79, Harvard 70

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kevin Knox scored 20 points and Hamidou Diallo added 19 as Kentucky defeated Harvard at Rupp Arena.

Leading 59-52, Kentucky (7-1) went on a 15-2 run to grab its biggest lead of the game at 20 points with 7:08 to play. Diallo had six of the 15 points in the run.

Harvard (3-6) was led by Seth Towns with 25 points. The Crimson shot just 37.1 percent and committed 15 turnovers.



No. 10 Miami 80, Princeton 52

MIAMI -- DJ Vasiljevic scored a game-high 20 points and Miami rolled past Princeton in the nightcap of the Hoophall Miami Invitational doubleheader at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Vasiljevic missed only two shots -- both 3-pointers. Bruce Brown added 17 points and freshman Lonnie Walker IV scored a season-high 12 points for Miami (7-0).

Amir Bell led Princeton (2-5) with 13 points.



SMU 72, No. 14 USC 55

DALLAS -- A 25-7 run spanning nearly 12 minutes in the second half powered to an upset win over Southern Methodist over USC at Moody Coliseum.

After falling behind 37-33, the Mustangs (7-2) stifled the Trojans, holding them without a field goal for 8:24. Shake Milton paced SMU with a game-high 22 points.

USC (4-2) led much of the first half and took a lead into intermission when Jonah Mathews made a 3 just before the buzzer. Mathews finished with nine points on a night just one Trojan -- forward Chimezie Metu -- scored in double figures. Metu finished with 13 points.



No. 18 Virginia 75, Lehigh 54

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Kyle Guy tied a career best with five 3-pointers as Virginia took down Lehigh at John Paul Jones Arena.

Guy led three Cavaliers in double figures with 21 points, followed by Isaiah Wilkins and Devon Hall with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Virginia (8-0) led by as many as 23 late in the game and shot 52 percent from the floor.

Lehigh (4-4) could never get any closer than 13. The Mountain Hawks were led by Lance Tejada with a game-high 22 points.



No. 20 Arizona State 75, San Francisco 57

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Romello White had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, to help Arizona State steamroll San Francisco at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.

Arizona State improved to 7-0 for the first time since the 1980-81 season.

Jordan Ratinho scored a game-high 20 points to pace San Francisco (3-3).



No. 23 TCU 92, Yale 66

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Desmond Bane scored 18 points to lead six double-figure scorers and Texas Christian extended the nation's longest active winning streak in a rout over Yale at Schollmaier Arena.

The Horned Frogs (8-0) led by 14 at halftime and never looked back. TCU shot 59.4 percent from the field to win its 13th consecutive game dating to last season.

Yale, led by Miye Oni's 18 points, trailed by as many as 28 points and never made a serious run. The Bulldogs (5-5) entered the game seventh in the nation in 3-pointers made but finished just 7 of 25 beyond the arc.






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