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Mychal Mulder matched a career high with 13 points for Kentucky

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POSTED November 24, 2016 12:52 a.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Malik Monk scored 23 points and De’Aaron Fox added 16 to propel No. 1 Kentucky to a 101-70 rout of Cleveland State on Wednesday.

With leading scorer Isaiah Briscoe sidelined by a back injury, the freshman duo picked up the slack and did it quickly, helping Kentucky (5-0) roll to a 16-2 lead that was never threatened. They combined for 31 first-half points, with 19 from Monk, whose 4-for-4 start from long range and 8-of-12 shooting overall helped him match his career scoring best.


VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Josh Hart had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Kris Jenkins scored 11 points for Villanova.

Mikal Bridges and Eric Paschall added eight points apiece for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-0 a season after winning the national championship.

Jarrell Brantley led Charleston with 18 points and seven rebounds. The Cougars shot 4 for 22 from 3-point range and committed 14 turnovers.




LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Kennedy Meeks had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and Joel Berry II scored 22 points as North Carolina won its fourth Maui Invitational title.

The long, athletic Tar Heels (7-0) ran roughshod through the deep Maui field, so good in the semifinals that Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood called them the “best team in the country.”

No. 6 DUKE 88,


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Frank Jackson scored 19 points to lead Duke.

Grayson Allen added 17 points to help the Blue Devils (5-1) win their third straight since their loss to No. 5 Kansas last week. Duke shot 50 percent and outrebounded the Tribe 39-25.

Amile Jefferson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Luke Kennard had 11 points and Matt Jones scored 10 points. Duke has had five double-figure scorers in every game this season.


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored all 17 of his points after halftime for Louisville in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Mitchell put Louisville ahead for good with a long 3-pointer to start the extra period and came up with several key plays that helped the Cardinals (4-0) advance on a night they struggled to knock down much of anything. Louisville finished the game shooting 30 percent.

No. 13 OREGON 79,


LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Chris Boucher scored 21 points and Tyler Dorsey added 19 as Oregon took fifth place in the Maui Invitational.

Oregon (4-2) lost its opener to Georgetown, but bounced back with an overtime victory over Tennessee. The Ducks wanted to get off to a fast start in their Maui finale and did just that, racing to a 15-point lead in the opening 4 1/2 minutes.

No. 17 PURDUE 96, AUBURN 71

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and Purdue shot 17 of 26 from 3-point range to capture the Cancun Challenge title.

P.J. Thompson and Vincent Edwards each added 15 points for the Boilermakers (4-1), who had six players score in double figures in their third straight win since falling to national champion Villanova.

No. 20 BAYLOR 71, VCU 63

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Al Freeman scored 15 points and came up with three baskets during a critical second-half sequence to help Baylor in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Johnathan Motley scored 19 points for the Bears (4-0). In addition, Manu Lecomte shook off a rough shooting game to finish with 16 points, including a hanging layup while being knocked to the ground for a three-point play to go with several key free throws in the final minute.

No. 24 MICHIGAN ST. 73,


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Freshman Miles Bridges had 22 points and a season-high 15 rebounds to help Michigan State pull away late in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Eron Harris added 14 points for the Spartans (3-2), who used a 17-4 burst midway through the second half to take control and build a 67-53 lead with about 2 1/2 minutes left.


No. 25 MICHIGAN 46

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sindarius Thornwell had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina past cold-shooting Michigan.

It was the first time the Wolverines (4-1) hadn’t reached 50 points since scoring 42 in a loss to Eastern Michigan on Dec. 9, 2014.

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