Men’s College Basketball Roundup: Duke defeats Indiana, 91-81

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Grayson Allen added 21 points to help No. 1 Duke get past pesky Indiana 91-81 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

It sure wasn’t easy for the Blue Devils (9-0), who needed a late 17-4 spurt to finally pull away for their first true road win of the season. Wendell Carter Jr. had 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Indiana (4-3) was led by Robert Johnson with 17 points and De’Ron Davis with 16 as its three-game winning streak ended.

The Hoosiers used a 7-0 run to tie the score at 57 on Collin Hartman’s long 3-pointer and took the lead when Hartman made two free throws with 12:17 left to make it 61-59.

Neither team could take more than a two-possession lead until Gary Trent Jr.’s three-point play gave Duke an 86-77 lead with 2:24 left.

No. 4 Villanova 90, Penn 62

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Jalen Brunson had 17 points to lead five players in double figures for Villanova.

Omari Spellman, Mikal Bridges and Phil Bridges added 14 points apiece and Donte DiVincenzo scored 12 for the Wildcats (7-0), who remained undefeated while winning their 15th straight game against Penn.

AJ Brodeur paced Penn with 15 points and Darnell Foreman had 13 for the Quakers (5-4).

The game was played at Jake Nevin Field House, a bandbox gym on Villanova’s campus that seats 2,220. It was the first game at the Wildcats’ former home since Jan. 4, 1986. Villanova is playing most of its home games this season at Wells Fargo Center, home court of the 76ers, while its regular on-campus arena gets a makeover.

No. 10 Miami 86, No. 12 Minnesota 81

MINNEAPOLIS — Dewan Huell scored 23 points in 27 minutes and Bruce Brown Jr. added 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Miami in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Ja’quan Newton had 12 points and nine assists, and Dejan Vasiljevic (11 points) and Chris Lykes (10 points) combined for half of Miami’s 10 makes in 25 attempts from 3-point range. The Hurricanes (6-0) shot 56 percent from the field after halftime and had 17 points off Minnesota turnovers.

Amir Coffey scored 23 points and Jordan Murphy had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Gophers (7-1).

No. 13 North Carolina 86, Michigan 71

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye scored 27 points and North Carolina shot 55 percent in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Joel Berry II added 17 points on a bounceback offensive night for the Tar Heels (6-1).

Moe Wagner scored 20 points to lead Michigan.

No. 15 Gonzaga 103, Incarnate Word 68

SPOKANE, Wash. — Rui Hachimura scored 18 points and Zach Norvell Jr. added 17 for Gonzaga.

Josh Perkins scored 16 and Jacob Larsen 14 for Gonzaga (6-1).

Jalin Hart scored 17 points for Incarnate Word (3-3), which is in its second season of Division I basketball.

No. 23 TCU 87, Belmont 76

FORT WORTH, Texas — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 22 points and TCU extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 12 games.

The 6-foot-11 senior from Slovakia was 5 of 6 from 3-point range and 8 of 11 overall in TCU’s first game since returning to The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in almost three years.

The Frogs, who were in the poll for a week at No. 25 in 2014, have their highest ranking since they were 21st in January 1999.

JD Miller had 16 points and eight rebounds for TCU, which is off to a 7-0 start for the third time in four seasons.

Dylan Windler scored 17 points for Belmont (4-4).

No. 24 Alabama 77, Louisiana Tech 74

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Collin Sexton made four free throws over the final 8 seconds to lift Alabama to the come-from-behind victory.

The Crimson Tide (6-1) overcame an 11-point deficit over the last 14 minutes and held off the previously unbeaten Bulldogs (5-1).

Dazon Ingram and Sexton, the Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer, led Alabama with 22 points each. Ingram also made two foul shots with 27 seconds remaining.

Daquan Bracey scored 21 points to lead Louisiana Tech.

By Paul Wager

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