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Jackson has 23 and Ohio State beats Stanford 79-71

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — C.J. Jackson had 23 points while Keita Bates-Diop added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Ohio State beat Stanford 79-71 on Friday night in the Phil Knight Invitational.

The Buckeyes (5-1) will play Sunday against Butler, which beat Portland State 71-69 earlier on Friday. Buckeyes first-year coach Chris Holtmann spent three seasons at Butler, taking the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 last season, before going to Columbus.

Daejon Davis had 15 points and Reid Travis had 14 points before both fouled out for Stanford (3-4), which led by as many as 10 points in the first half but trailed by as many as 10 in the second.

Stanford closed within 63-57 on Travis’ layup with 3:54 left, but it was as close as the Cardinal could get until Oscar Da Silva’s jumper made it 70-65 with 46 seconds to go. Ultimately they couldn’t catch the Buckeyes.

Dubbed the PK80, the tournament celebrates Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.

Sixteen teams are taking part in the event, including No. 1 ranked Duke and defending NCAA champion North Carolina. The tournament opened Thursday and will continue on Sunday after a break on Saturday.

Ohio State and Stanford were in the Motion Bracket, playing Friday in the Moda Center, home of the Trail Blazers. The Victory Bracket played at the adjacent Memorial Coliseum.

Stanford dropped to the losers side of the bracket with a 108-87 loss to No. 7 Florida on Thursday night. The Gators face No. 17 Gonzaga in the late game on Friday night.

Ohio State fell 86-59 to Gonzaga in its opener.

The Cardinal led by as much as 31-21 late in the first half, but Ohio State closed the gap with an 11-1 run and the two teams went into halftime tied at 32. Stanford didn’t make a shot from the field for the last 4:11.

Bates-Diop led all scorers with 10 points for the Buckeyes at the break.

Stanford scored just six points in the first six minutes of the second half to trail 48-38. Bates-Diop’s layup gave the Buckeyes their biggest lead of the game to that point.

Stanford had won all three previous meetings with Ohio State. The last meeting was Dec. 21, 1973, in Lexington, Kentucky. The Cardinal won 68-53.


Stanford: Stanford has played three teams from Power Five conferences in a five game span. The Cardinal played defending NCAA champion North Carolina on Monday.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes went into the game 38-38 against teams from the Pac-12 Conference. … All of Ohio State’s four victories were by double figures.


Ohio State will play Butler on Sunday, while Stanford faces Portland State.

No. 18 Purdue beats No. 2 Arizona 89-64 for 7th in Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Dakota Mathias scored 24 points to help No. 18 Purdue roll past No. 2 Arizona 89-64 in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis, sending the Wildcats home with three losses in three days.

The Boilermakers (5-2) had struggled with their shooting through two tournament losses of their own, but shot 57 percent and made 11 of 22 3-point attempts in a break-loose performance.

Carsen Edwards added 22 points in what could have been a possible title-game matchup in the eight-team tournament. Instead, the Boilermakers and Wildcats found themselves playing the final game just to salvage a win.

Now, shockingly, Arizona (3-3) is the lone team leaving the Bahamas with an 0-3 tournament record.

Freshman Deandre Ayton had 22 points before fouling out for the Wildcats, while junior Allonzo Trier – who came in averaging 27.8 points – finished with just eight on 3-for-10 shooting.


Arizona: Paradise turned into a total nightmare for Arizona. There was the opening-game 90-84 loss to North Carolina State that left coach Sean Miller frustrated by his team’s poor defense. Then there was the loss to SMU in which the Wildcats undercut any defensive gains by failing to secure stop-ensuring rebounds. This time, his team offered meager defensive resistance to a hot-shooting team that quickly gained confidence with each possession. And that raises the question: how far will the Wildcats fall in Monday’s AP Top 25? Or will they stay in the rankings at all?

Purdue: The Boilermakers couldn’t hold leads in their first-round overtime loss to Tennessee, then got out-toughed in a loss to Western Kentucky. Still, Mathias had insisted there was plenty to play for. His team came out and proved it, playing with a free-flowing confidence while knocking down open look after open look to reboot their suddenly sputtering offense. Purdue shot just 39 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the arc in the first two tournament games, but had no trouble tearing through Arizona’s defense.


Arizona: The Wildcats host Long Beach State on Wednesday.

Purdue: The Boilermakers host No. 19 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday.

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Florida State remains unbeaten, routing The Citadel 113-78

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terance Mann and Braian Angola each scored 21 points and Florida State extended its home winning streak to 24 with a 113-78 victory over The Citadel on Friday.

The Seminoles (5-0) scored the first 12 points, including the first eight by Mann, and were leading 18-2 less than five minutes into the game. They would lead by as many as 41 (103-62) with 6:19 remaining.

”I was proud of our guys. We got the stops we needed and attacked the basket,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.

Redshirt freshman Mfiondu Kabengale had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the first double-double of his career. Hamilton said he thought the 6-foot-8 forward was struggling in the first half but played better after halftime.

”He has a knack of filling the stat sheet and being in the right place at the right time,” Hamilton said.

Phil Cofer scored 15 and PJ Savoy added 14, including four 3-pointers. Florida State made 14 3-pointers, including 10 in the second half.

The Bulldogs (2-3), who led the nation in scoring offense last season, shot a season-worst 33.3 percent from the field (26 of 78). Matt Frierson led The Citadel with 18 points and Tariq Simmons added 17.

”They’re so good defensively with their length and athleticism. In run and gun games teams usually get out of character. Their guys didn’t,” Citadel coach Duggar Baucom said.


The Citadel: The Bulldogs had a 54-42 edge in bench points, which is one of the few times this season in which an opponent will have more than Florida State.

Florida State: This is the sixth time over the past two seasons that the Seminoles have scored 100 points or more in a game.


Florida State’s Chris Koumadje will be out an extended period with what coach Leonard Hamilton is calling a lower extremity injury. The 7-foot-4 junior center missed his second straight game on Friday. He played in the first three games and is averaging 7.0 points and 4.3 rebounds. Freshman Ike Obiagu got his second straight start.

Freshman MJ Walker, who scored nine points, turned his ankle during the second half. Hamilton said he is day-to-day.


The Citadel will host Marist on Dec. 1 in the first game of the Papa John’s Bulldog Bash. The winner will face either Army or UMBC.

Florida State travels to Rutgers on Tuesday as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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Charlotte holds off High Point 70-67

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hudson Price had 17 points, Najee Garvin added 13 and Charlotte held off High Point 70-67 on Friday night.

The 49ers (3-2) took the lead for good shortly after the 15-minute mark at 47-46 and pushed the margin to 10 after the midpoint of the half.

The Panthers (2-3) had a late 6-0 run to close the deficit to three on Brandonn Kamga’s basket with 12 seconds left. Luka Vasic missed both free throws for Charlotte with nine seconds left, but Andre Fox missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied it in the final seconds.

Kamga finished with a career-high 26 points and Fox added 10 for High Point.

Charlotte led by as many as 11 in the first half and went into the break with a 38-33 lead. High Point had an 11-3 run early in the second for its only lead at 46-43.

Miami faces North Florida working Waardenburg into lineup

Buried at the bottom of Wednesday night’s box score of Miami’s 57-46 victory over La Salle was a rather significant line for the 11th-ranked Hurricanes.

It shows Sam Waardenburg playing 13 minutes and scoring seven points, hitting half of his six field-goal attempts and his only 3-point try, and hauling in two rebounds, one at each end of the court.

It marked the official season debut for the 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman, who played 15 minutes and scored five points in Miami’s exhibition win over Newberry College but missed the first three games when the regular season started because of a back problem that popped up in practice.

A native New Zealander who joined the Hurricanes immediately after signing last December but did not play last season, Waardenburg doesn’t figure to have a huge role for the Hurricanes (4-0), who are back in action Saturday afternoon against North Florida, but it could be a vital one.

“I think he’s just a very good player,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said earlier. “He’s a freshman with a lot of basketball savvy. He’s got a lot of things still to learn, but he’s 6-10, 217, and he can handle the ball.

“He can go shoot a 3. He can go hard to the offensive boards. He’s going to be a factor for us this year. He’s not going to be someone we have to rely on to get 15 points and 10 rebounds, but he’s going to contribute very, very nicely throughout the season.”

Waardenburg obviously adds depth up front and relieves Larranaga of having to play guard Bruce Brown, for instance, at power forward when guard-forward Anthony Lawrence needs a break, as he did in the opener.

Thus Larranaga was cautious about getting Waardenburg in the rotation. He did not want the back problem to become a lingering issue. Patience was the key.

“One thing about Sam is he works really hard,” Larranaga said. “So if he’s not 100 percent, if he goes out there and gives it 100 percent, he could re-injure himself. We don’t want that.”

North Florida may not challenge the Hurricanes inside, however. The Ospreys (1-6) made 20 3-pointers in 34 attempts from behind the arc in getting their first win Tuesday night, 101-77 over Edward Waters. The win came in their first home game after six losses on the road over a 10-day span.

“Anytime you have team that can stretch the floor like we can, the challenge is to make sure you keep doing the right things to use that as an advantage,” North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll said. “We made 20 threes tonight and shot close to 60 percent, but we need to be taking more 3-pointers.

“We missed several opportunities by turning it over when we tried to force passes inside. We are continuing to grow and when this group figures it out, we have the chance to be really special.”

Heron’s career-high helps Auburn rout Winthrop 119-85

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Mustapha Heron scored a career-high 31 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Auburn to a 119-85 victory over Winthrop Friday night.

Bryce Brown hit six second-half 3-pointers and scored 21 points for the Tigers (4-1), who topped 100 points for the second time this season.

Heron made 11 of 17 shots and all seven free-throw attempts before fouling out. His previous career high was 24 points.

Brown scored just three points in the first half but made all six of his 3s after that. Malik Dunbar scored 13 points for Auburn. Desean Murray, who had played against Winthrop four times before transferring from Presbyterian, scored 12 points and Chuma Okeke had 11.

Jermaine Ukaegbu led Winthrop (2-3) with 12 points. Austin Awad and Nych Smith scored 11 apiece, and Kyle Zunic and Bjorn Broman each added 10.

Winthrop briefly took the lead in the first half but Auburn responded with 12 consecutive points in just 72 seconds. That triggered a 24-3 run that resulted in a 58-36 halftime lead.

Both teams were without top players. Auburn has held out center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy all season during an internal review of the program.

Winthrop announced before the game that leading scorer and rebounder Xavier Cooks was suspended for behavior at Friday’s practice that was ”unbecoming of a Winthrop basketball player,” coach Pat Kelsey said before the game.


Winthrop: Cooled off after topping 100 points in back-to-back wins. Fell to 1-5 against the Tigers, and were outrebounded 42-28.

Auburn: Still holding its own against questionable competition. Made 42 of 68 shots (61.8 percent), topping 60 percent for the first time since February 2016 against Arkansas. Hit 14 of 25 3s (56 percent).

COOKS OUT: The senior forward was averaging 15.3 points and 9.0 rebounds. He’s Winthrop’s tallest starter at 6-foot-8. ”We are working with him to channel his emotions constructively,” Kelsey said in a pre-game statement.


Winthrop returns home for a Sunday night game with South Carolina State.

Auburn visits Dayton Wednesday night before starting a three-game home stand.

Western Kentucky tops SMU 63-61 for 5th in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jake Ohmer hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to help Western Kentucky beat SMU 63-61 in Friday’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The freshman’s 3 capped a comeback from 10 down in the final 10:22 for the Hilltoppers (4-2). The Mustangs (5-2) had a final chance after a timeout, with Ben Emelogu taking an inbounds pass and racing up the court to launch a long, leaning 3-pointer.

The shot bounced off the rim at the horn.

Lamonte Bearden scored 12 of his 14 points after halftime for Western Kentucky, which shot 46 percent and scored 15 points off turnovers. The HIlltoppers were coming off an upset of No. 18 Purdue in Thursday’s consolation bracket after an opening-round loss to No. 5 Villanova.

Ethan Chargois scored 21 points for SMU, which upset No. 2 Arizona on Thursday night after an opening-round loss to Northern Iowa.

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Florida Gulf Coast holds off Denver 79-71

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Johnson scored 20 and RaySean Scott Jr. added 15 points, on 7-of-8 shooting, and grabbed eight rebounds to help Florida Gulf Coast snap a two-game skid with a 79-71 victory over Denver at the FGCU Shootout on Friday night.

Johnson buried a 3-pointer with five minutes remaining and the game tied at 60 and the Eagles (3-2) outscored the Pioneers (1-3) 18-11 down the stretch. Christian Terrell totaled 16 points and five assists, while Brandon Goodwin scored 16 for FGCU.

Daniel Amigo finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which hadn’t played a game in eight days. Jake Pemberton made 3 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 15, while Christian Mackey contributed 10 points and six rebounds.

Florida Gulf Coast, which came in shooting just 26.5 percent from beyond the arc, hit 9 of 24 (37.5 percent) against the Pioneers.

Denver outrebounded the Eagles 34-28 and held FGCU nine points below its season average of 44 points in the paint.

No. 1 Duke rallies to beat Texas 85-78 in overtime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski calls Marvin Bagley III a treasure.

The freshman big man had a career-high 34 points and added 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke rallied to defeat Texas 85-78 in overtime on Friday in the semifinals of the PK80 Invitational.

”I believe ultimately in this kid. I knew he was going to be good, but coaching him every day, he’s a treasure, really,” Krzyzewski said. ”Because he wants to be really good. All of his teammates love him because he’s as hard of a worker as we have.”

Gary Trent Jr. added 17 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), who trailed by 16 points in the second half and were forced to play five freshmen once senior Grayson Allen fouled out.

Duke advanced to play the winner of Friday night’s late game between No. 7 Florida and No. 17 Gonzaga for the title on Sunday.

Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and seven rebounds for Texas (4-1), which fell short of its first-ever victory over a top-ranked team.

Bagley had consecutive dunks to give the five-time NCAA champion Blue Devils a 78-73 lead in overtime. Andrew Jones’ layup pulled Texas within 78-77 with 1:20 left. Wendell Carter’s put-back dunk pushed Duke’s lead to 82-78 and Trent’s free throws with 11 seconds left sealed the win.

”The game kind of slowed down and my teammates found me in the right spots. Coaches, they called plays for me and they believed in me to keep attacking and going to the rim, just trying to create something,” said Bagley, who had 21 points in the second half and overtime.

Bagley tied the Blue Devils’ freshman scoring record set by J.J. Reddick on Jan. 15, 2003, against Virginia.

”He has it,” Krzyzewski said of the 6-foot-11 forward. ”He just has to keep developing it.”

Duke trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half, but Bagley’s short jumper tied it at 70 and put the Duke fans in the crowd on their feet. Allen fouled out with 2 minutes left in regulation and Kerwin Roach II dunked to put Texas back in front 72-70.

Trent made a layup and his free throw gave Duke a 73-72 lead with 32.8 seconds left. Matt Coleman made a free throw on the other end to re-tie it but missed the second and the game went to overtime.

It was the sixth biggest comeback in Duke history.

The Blue Devils struggled throughout the game from the perimeter and at times from the free-throw line. Duke made just three of 18 3-point attempts for the game and finished with 22 of 36 free throws.

Carter finished with 114 points and 11 rebounds.

Mohamad Bamba, the Longhorns’ 6-11 freshman with a 7-9 wingspan, finished with nine points and 10 rebounds but fouled out with 32.8 seconds left in regulation. Bamba had two blocks.

”We showed how good we can be, but obviously there’s a lot of things we have to grow on and get better from. And we have to understand the game is 40 minutes long , or in this case, 45 minutes long,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said.

The three-day tournament, which is nicknamed the PK80, celebrates Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. The event takes a break on Saturday before resuming on Sunday.

Duke and Texas were in the Motion Bracket, playing Friday at the Moda Center, home of the Portland Trail Blazers. Teams in the Victory Bracket played at the adjacent Memorial Coliseum.

Roach beat three defenders for a decisive dunk that gave Texas a 42-29 lead and the Longhorns led 43-31 at the break. Roach hit two decisive dunks in the first half, mugging for the courtside cameras.

Texas wasn’t much better than Duke from 3-point range, making just four of 23 tries.

It was the fifth meeting between the teams and Duke has won all of them.


Duke: Bagley is the first Duke freshman to have five double-doubles over his first seven games.

Texas: Kemba Hepa, a senior power forward at Portland’s Jefferson High School, committed to Texas this past week. The four-star recruit also considered Gonzaga.

AGAINST No. 1: Texas had faced a No. 1-ranked opponent nine previous times, with a 0-9 record. The most recent meeting was on Feb. 29, 2016, when the Longhorns lost 86-56 to No. 1 Kansas.

HOW THEY GOT THERE: The five-time NCAA champion Blue Devils defeated surprisingly resilient Portland State 99-81 in their tournament opener on Thursday. Bagley had 18 points and 15 rebounds in the win.

Texas advanced with a 61-48 victory over Butler. Jones had 16 points while Bamba had six points and 12 rebounds along with four blocked shots.


Duke faces the winner of Friday’s late game between No. 17 Gonzaga and No. 7 Florida.

Texas plays the loser of Florida-Gonzaga.

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