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POSTED November 22, 2013 12:31 a.m.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ian Miller scored 22 points and Devon Bookert added 18 to help Florida State cruise past No. 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Montay Brandon added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Treveon Graham had 14 points to lead the Rams (3-1), denied their first 4-0 start since the 1993-94 season.

No. 12 WISCONSIN 88, BOWLING GREEN 64

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Brust scored 19 points to lead six Wisconsin players in double figures against Bowling Green.

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker added 14 apiece for Wisconsin (5-0). Traevon Jackson had 13, Josh Gasser 11 and Bronson Koenig 10.

Spencer Parker led Bowling Green (1-2) with 17 points, and Jehvon Clarke added 15.

No. 13 GONZAGA 90, WASHINGTON STATE 74

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Pangos had 27 points and Drew Barham added 17 to lead Gonzaga past Washington State.

No. 14 MICHIGAN 85, LONG BEACH STATE 61

Nik Stauskas scored 24 points, Caris LeVert had 20 and Michigan made a tournament-record 14 3-pointers in beating scrappy Long Beach State in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Michigan led by 18 in the first half before the margin was trimmed to 10 with less than 9 minutes to play. But the Wolverines (3-1) were able to hold on thanks to all the long-range jumpers. Stauskas and LeVert hit four 3s apiece.

No. 16 FLORIDA 79, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 59

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Patric Young scored 16 points, one of six Florida players in double figures against Middle Tennessee.

The Gators won their 19th consecutive game at home, this one thanks to a dominant start to the second half.

Florida (4-1) came out of the locker room and outscored the Blue Raiders 18-6 over the first 5½ minutes. DeVon Walker got the run started with a 3-pointer, and then the Gators went inside.

No. 18 CONNECTICUT 72, BOSTON COLLEGE 70

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Boatwright made two big free throws with 7.9 seconds to play and blocked a 3-point attempt at the buzzer as Connecticut held off Boston College in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

No. 19 NEW MEXICO 97, UAB 94, 2OT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Cleveland Thomas hit a 3-pointer with 39.5 seconds left in the second overtime to give New Mexico the lead for good in a wild victory over UAB at the Charleston Classic.

The Lobos (3-0) forced overtime on Kendall Williams’ desperation 3 as time ran out to tie it 75-all. Alex Kirk then hit a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in the first overtime as New Mexico dug its way out of an 86-81 hole for another period.

No. 25 MARQUETTE 58, NEW HAMPSHIRE 53

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Otule and Todd Mayo each scored 16 points to help Marquette withstand a scare from New Hampshire.

Jamil Wilson added nine points, three steals and two blocks for the Golden Eagles (3-1), who shot just 32.7 percent (17 of 52) from the floor — including 13.6 percent (3 for 22) from 3-point range.

Patrick Konan had 14 points and 10 rebounds for New Hampshire (2-2). Chris Pelcher, the reigning America East player of the week, managed only six points and fouled out with 9:41 left.

It was the first game for Marquette since shooting 18.9 percent Saturday in a 52-35 loss to Ohio State that snapped the Golden Eagles’ home winning streak at 27 games — the longest active streak in the country at the time.

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