Days leads LSU past Missouri State 73-58

Darius Days scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as LSU defeated Missouri State 73-58 on Friday. The Tigers (5-2), who led for most of the game, had their lead trimmed to 47-45 seven minutes into the second half before pulling away on 14-2 run over the next four minutes. Emmitt Williams

Stevens, Watkins help Penn St. beat Syracuse 85-64

The Penn State Nittany Lions believed they have the makings of a good team. ''We (have) to play to win (and) we thought we did that tonight,'' Chambers said Penn State's 85-64 win over Syracuse in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday. Lamar Stevens scored 20

Big men help No. 9 Kentucky beat UAB 69-58

EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards protected and attacked the rim as expected. The upside for No. 9 Kentucky was how confidently the big men also shot jumpers, thanks in part to opportunities created by Ashton Hagans. Richards and Montgomery each scored 16 points and combined for 17 rebounds, helping