LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night’s 92-44 blowout. The Wildcats (6-0) concluded a busy season-opening stretch of six games in 11 days with a complete effort on both ends.
No. 3 ARIZONA 72, KANSAS STATE 68
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and Arizona held off Kansas State in the Maui Invitational semifinals to win its first close game of the season. Arizona (5-0) rolled through its first four games despite some slow starts and shot 53 percent against Kansas State.
No. 7 TEXAS 78, ST. FRANCIS (PA) 46
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman forward Myles Turner had 25 points and 10 rebounds, leading Texas over Saint Francis for its first 5-0 start since 2009. Turner, one of the top recruits in the country, had been quiet in Texas’ two previous wins.
No. 8 VIRGINIA 79, TENNESSEE STATE 36
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Justin Anderson was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 20 points, and Virginia had a 32-point run spanning halftime to beat Tennessee State. Anderson made five 3-pointers and Mike Tobey added 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers (5-0).
No. 12 VILLANOVA 60, No. 19 MICHIGAN 55
NEW YORK (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston had the go-ahead basket and game-saving block in the final minute to lift Villanova over Michigan in the Legends Classic championship game. Pinkston put the Wildcats (5-0) up 56-55 with a spin for separation and a one-handed bucket with 13.4 seconds left.
MARYLAND 72, No. 13 IOWA STATE 63
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jared Nickens and Jake Layman scored 15 points apiece to lead a balanced offense, and Maryland beat Iowa State in the championship game of the CBE Classic. Dez Wells added 14 points and Melo Trimble scored 11 for the Terrapins (5-0).
No. 14 VCU 77,
NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Johnson scored 19 points and Treveon Graham had 13 to lead Virginia Commonwealth past Oregon. The Rams (4-1) led by as many as 14 and never trailed in the Legends Classic consolation game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
No. 15 SAN DIEGO STATE 74, PITTSBURGH 57
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trey Kell scored 15 points and San Diego State shot its way into the Maui Invitational championship game by romping over Pittsburgh. San Diego State (5-0) had a tough opener against BYU.
No. 17 MIAMI 77, CHARLOTTE 74
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sheldon McClellan scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 rebounds as Miami defeated Charlotte for the second time in three days. McClellan, who had 19 points in the Hurricanes’ 19-point win over Charlotte.
No. 23 CREIGHTON 75, EASTERN ILLINOIS 53
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Reserve center Geoffrey Groselle scored a career-high 15 points, and Creighton beat Eastern Illinois in the Emerald Coast Classic.
The Bluejays celebrated coach Greg McDermott’s 50th birthday with a victory in their first game as a ranked team this season.
No. 25 ARKANSAS 78, SMU 72
DALLAS (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Arkansas won its first game as a ranked team in seven years, beating previously ranked SMU.
The Razorbacks never trailed after Portis made a 3-pointer for the game’s first basket. They are 4-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season.