Men’s College Basketball Roundup: UNC tops Bucknell

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye scored 20 points and No. 9 North Carolina held on to give coach Roy Williams his 400th victory at the school, a 93-81 win over Bucknell on Wednesday night in the on-campus round of the PK80.

Theo Pinson added a career-high 19 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who shot 47 percent and welcomed back Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joel Berry on the same day graduate transfer Cameron Johnson was lost for 4-6 weeks following knee surgery.

Nana Foulland and Zack Thomas scored 21 points apiece for Bucknell (0-3).

No. 14 Minnesota 107, Niagara 81

MINNEAPOLIS — Amir Coffey, Reggie Lynch and Jordan Murphy all scored 18 points for Minnesota.

Lynch and Murphy posted double-doubles, with Lynch grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds and Murphy checking in with 11. Nate Mason added 15 points and 11 assists for the Golden Gophers (3-0).

Kahlil Dukes hit five 3-pointers and led Niagara (1-1) with 26 points. Matt Scott added 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Marvin Prochet had 10 points and 12 boards for the Purple Eagles.

Creighton 92, No. 20 Northwestern 88

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Khyri Thomas had a career-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Martin Krampelj added a career-high 17 points for Creighton in a Gavitt Tipoff Games matchup.

Ty-Shon Alexander had 14 points and Marcus Foster had 12 for the Bluejays (3-0).

Vic Law had a career-high 30 points and Bryant McIntosh added 24 for Northwestern (2-1).

No. 21 Saint Mary’s 76, Cal State Fullerton 57

MORAGA, Calif. — Calvin Hermanson scored 22 points, Emmett Naar had 11 points and nine assists for Saint Mary’s.

Jackson Rowe and Kyle Allman each scored 13 points as the Titans (0-2) put on a far better showing than in their forgettable 84-42 loss to No. 10 USC last Friday to begin the season.

No. 22 Seton Hall 84, Indiana 68

NEWARK, N.J. — Desi Rodriguez scored 23 points to key a balanced scoring attack for Seton Hall in the Gavitt Tip Off Games at the Prudential Center.

The victory was the third straight for the Pirates (3-0) to start the season.

Rodriguez was one of four Pirates to reach double figures. Angel Delgado added 19 points and 11 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington scored 17 points and Myles Powell tossed in 11.

Devonte Green paced Indiana (1-2) with 16 points and Robert Johnson added 12.

No. 23 UCLA 106, Centrl Arkansas 101, OT

LOS ANGELES— Kris Wilkes scored 20 points, including five straight in overtime, and UCLA rallied for the win hours after three of the Bruins’ freshmen confessed to shoplifting in China and were indefinitely suspended.

Wilkes, a freshman, had 12 rebounds in salvaging the home opener for the Bruins (2-0), who edged Georgia Tech by three points to open the season last week during the China trip that turned into an international scandal.

Aaron Holiday led UCLA with 24 points and Thomas Welsh added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 24 West Virginia 98, American 64

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles scored 20 points each to lead West Virginia.

Beetle Bolden added 16 points for West Virginia and freshman Teddy Allen scored 14 points in his home debut.

Sa’eed Nelson led American (0-2) with 17 points and Larry Motuzis added 15.

By Paul Wager

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