College Basketball Roundup: Trier’s 30 leads Wildcats past Retrievers, 103-78

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Allonzo Trier scored 30 points and No. 3 Arizona overpowered Maryland-Baltimore County for a 103-78 win on Sunday.

DeAndre Ayton added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-0), who scored over 100 points for the second time in two games this season.

Arizona pulled away with Trier’s 3-pointer, one of five for the junior guard, for an 86-68 lead, then freshman Alex Barcello drilled back-to-back 3s to put the game away.

The Wildcats made 61 percent of their shots for the game and 15 of 28 3s.

Guard Jairus Lyles scored 23 of his 31 points in the first half for the Retrievers (0-2). Jourdan Grant added 14.

No. 5 Kentucky 73, Vermont 69

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hamido Diallo scored 16 points and Kentucky held off Vermont.

The Wildcats, playing their second game in three days to open the season, missed seven of their last eight field goals and held off a late surge by the Catamounts. Trailing 72-69, Vermont missed two 3-pointers in the final 30 seconds. Washington made one of two free throws with less than a second left for the final margin.

The Wildcats (2-0) will take on the Jayhawks (1-0) in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night in Chicago. Kansas opened the season with a 92-56 rout of Tennessee State Friday night. The Wildcats defeated Utah Valley 73-63 Friday night in their season opener.

Vermont, which finished 29-6 last season and hadn’t lost a regular-season game since an 81-69 setback to Butler last December, was led by Trae Bell-Haynes with 16 points.

No. 12 Miami 89, Navy 55

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — D.J. Vasiljevic scored 16 points to lead Miami to a victory over Navy.

The Hurricanes (2-0) never trailed and opened the game with a 9-0 run in the first 4:27. Jacquan Newton’s two layups and Vasiljevic’s 3-pointer keyed Miami’s early surge.

Newton finished with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Dewan Huell had a double 14 points and 10 rebounds for Miami.

The Hurricanes wore down the Midshipmen (1-1) in transition. Miami scored 29 points on fast break opportunities.

Hasan Abdullah scored 13 points to lead Navy.

No. 16 Louisville 72, George Mason 61

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Deng Adel had 20 points, and freshmen Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora combined to score 22 in the second half to rally Louisville past George Mason to win David Padgett’s debut as the Cardinals’ interim coach.

The Cardinals trailed for the much of the game before their newcomers stepped to make all six combined shots, with many in clutch moments. Louisville shot 70 percent after halftime to win its first regular season contest since longtime coach Rick Pitino was fired last month in the wake of a national federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.

Perry scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime, while Nwora was 3-for-3 from long range for 10 points. Adel meanwhile went 9 of 17 from the field to help the Cardinals win their season opener before 18,304.

Jaire Grayer had 20 points and Justin Kier 18 for George Mason (1-1), which led 46-45 with 11 minutes remaining before Louisville took control.

No. 23 Seton Hall 75, Monmouth 65

NEWARK, N.J. — Myles Powell scored 18 points and Angel Delgado added 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading Seton Hall to an easy victory over Monmouth.

Four Seton Hall players reached double figures in scoring, including Khadeen Carrington (14) and Michael Nzei (10).

Powell scored 13 of his points in the first half, when the Pirates (2-0) jumped out to a double-digit lead. He then scored his team’s first five points in the second half, as the Pirates pushed their lead to 53-34 with 18:11 remaining.

Deion Hammond scored 17 points and Micah Seaborn had 16 for Monmouth (1-1).

No. 20 Purdue 111, Chicago State 42

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 25 points, Vince Edwards added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Purdue routed Chicago State.

After defeating Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 105-74 in its season-opener Friday night, the Boilermakers have now scored 100 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since February of 1974.

By Paul Wager

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