LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, and No. 2 Kansas used a big late run to bury Iona 86-66 on Tuesday night.
Andrew Wiggins added 13 points and Naadir Tharpe had 10 assists for the Jayhawks (3-0), who got off to a sluggish start after their high-profile triumph over Duke last week.
NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 87, HARTFORD 48
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Louisville to the win in the Hall of Fame Tipoff.
Russ Smith added 14 points as the Cardinals (4-0) extended their winning streak to 20 games dating to last season’s run to the national title. Chris Jones and reserve Chane Behanan added 11 points apiece.
NO. 4 KENTUCKY 105,
UT ARLINGTON 76
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — James Young scored 26 points, Julius Randle had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Kentucky cruised to the victory.
Young was 5 for 10 from 3-point range and 8 for 14 from the field overall to provide Kentucky’s third different top scorer in as many games.
NO. 6 DUKE 83, EAST CAROLINA 74
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rodney Hood scored a career-high 30 points to help Duke get the win in the NIT Season Tipoff.
Freshman Jabari Parker had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Devils (4-1), who survived a tougher-than-expected fight from the underdog Pirates to improve to 24-2 all-time in the early season tournament.
NO. 7 OKLAHOMA STATE 101,
NO. 11 MEMPHIS 80
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart scored a career-high 39 points and Oklahoma State raced past Memphis in a one-sided matchup of top teams.
Smart, who bypassed the NBA draft after last season’s early exit from the NCAA tournament, had 26 points in the first half and finished with five 3-pointers.
NO. 12 WISCONSIN 103,
NORTH DAKOTA 85
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored a school-record 43 points, and Wisconsin shot a blistering 59 percent from the field.
Kaminsky, a junior who became a starter this season, got the record with about a minute left after driving the lane and splitting two defenders for an easy layup.
NO. 17 OREGON 69,
UTAH VALLEY 54
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joseph Young scored 20 points and Oregon used a strong second half to get the win.
Johnathan Loyd had 12 points for the Ducks (3-0), who scored 16 straight midway through the second half to open a 20-point lead.