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Polee leads cold No. 16 Aztecs to win
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SAN DIEGO — Dwayne Polee II was the game’s only player in double figures with 13 points and No. 16 San Diego State survived another awful shooting performance to win 51-27 Thursday night against Cal State Bakersfield, which missed its first 20 shots.

The 27 points by Bakersfield (0-4) were the lowest in Division I this season.

San Diego State (3-0) made just 14 of 57 shots, or 24.6 percent.

The victory came one day after SDSU coach Steve Fisher signed a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

No. 10 Texas 71,
Iowa 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Holmes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, Isaiah Taylor added 15 and No. 10 Texas beat Iowa 71-57 on Thursday night in the 2K Classic.

The Longhorns trailed by 12 points in the first half but outscored Iowa 47-27 in the final 20 minutes to advance to the championship game Friday at Madison Square Garden against California.


VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Dylan Ennis scored 16 points, including four free throws in the final 30 seconds, and Villanova survived a serious upset scare in the Progressive Legends Classic.

Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 points and Daniel Ochefu had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Villanova (3-0). Darrun Hilliard scored 10 points and forced two big turnovers in the final minute to help the Wildcats remain perfect on the season.

NO. 15 VCU 106,

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry Larrier scored 21 points and Virginia Commonwealth made quick work of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Treveon Graham added 17 points for the Rams (3-0), who led 61-30 at the break and won their 22nd in a row at home. They needed a lopsided game to get their younger players more experience before heading to New York to play No. 12 Villanova on Monday night in the Legends Classic. They will then play either Michigan or Oregon on Tuesday, also in New York.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ryan Boatright had 19 points, Daniel Hamilton added 15, and Connecticut held off College of Charleston in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Amida Brimah added 14 points for the Huskies (2-0), despite struggling down the stretch with foul trouble.

Charleston (1-2) got within four in the final minute, but couldn’t get any closer after losing big man Adjehi Baru to right leg injury.

NO. 22 SMU 68

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. scored 26 points and Indiana used a big run in the second half to get past SMU.

The Hoosiers are 3-0 for the fifth straight year.

SMU (1-2) lost its second straight road game. The Mustangs were led by Ben Moore with 16 points and Nic Moore with 13 on a topsy-turvy night.

SMU started both halves by taking leads, only to see Indiana come back both times.


NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Mathews scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, and California routed Syracuse to reach the championship game of the 2K Classic.

California (3-0) seized control by hitting four straight 3-pointers late in the first half and cruised to its first big victory in the Cuonzo Martin era. Jabari Bird added 16 points.

The Golden Bears will face No. 10 Texas, which beat Iowa 71-57 in the first semifinal, on Friday night.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Caris LeVert had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Michigan scored 11 straight points late in the second half to hold off upset-minded Detroit.

Juwan Howard Jr. — whose father was a star for Michigan’s Fab Five — had 24 points and eight rebounds for Detroit, keeping the visiting Titans (1-2) in the game until the final minutes.