Georgetown too much for Wisconsin


• GEORGETOWN 71, WISCONSIN 61: The Hoyas were ready. They took the lead at the start and never really let the Badgers back into the game in the opening round of the 2K Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday night.

The Hoyas (1-2) avoided their first 0-3 start ever thanks to a good defensive effort. Nigel Hayes had 22 points for the Badgers (2-2), who made one of their first 13 shots and finished 20-for-63 (31.7 percent).

"You go 1-for-10 from three, looking down the other end and they're shooting about 60 percent from three and it's a tough hill to overcome," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said.

• XAVIER 86, NO. 24 MICHIGAN 70: Trevon Bluiett scored 15 points, including a three-pointer that started a key 12-1 run in the second half, and the Musketeers (3-0) pulled away from the host Wolverines (2-1), who got 29 points from Caris LeVert but gave up too many open shots.

• TEXAS-ARLINGTON 73, OHIO STATE 68: The Mavericks (2-1) dominated in the paint and on the glass to stun the host Buckeyes (2-1). Ohio State had a hard time getting any flow in its offense and struggled mightily from the free-throw line, going 13-for-27.

• NO. 3 MARYLAND 65, RIDER 58: Diamond Stone had eight of his 12 points during a 15-3 second-half spurt as the host Terrapins (3-0) came back from 14 points down to avoid an upset by the Broncos (0-3). Maryland trailed 43-29 with 15:56 to play but began using a press to rally.

• DUQUESNE 78, PENN STATE 52: The Dukes (3-0) hit a program-record 17 three-pointers on 34 attempts in routing the Nittany Lions (2-1) in Pittsburgh. Derrick Colter hit six threes on nine attempts for the Dukes.

• NORTHWESTERN 83, COLUMBIA 80 (OT): Bryant McIntosh scored 32 points and the host Wildcats (3-0) rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat the Lions (1-2) in overtime.


• MIAMI (FLA.) 90, NO. 16 UTAH 66: Sheldon McClellan scored 27 points to help the Hurricanes (4-0) roll past the Utes (3-1) and into the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Miami took control early and never let Utah make a serious push to climb back in it.

• NO. 22 BUTLER 74, TEMPLE 69: Kellen Dunham scored 16 points to help the Bulldogs (3-0) beat the Owls (1-2) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinals. Tyler Lewis scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Butler.

• NO. 5 DUKE 79, VCU 71: Grayson Allen bounced back from an off game vs. Kentucky by scoring a career-high 30 points, and the Blue Devils (3-1) beat the Rams (2-1) in the opening round of the 2K Classic.

• NO. 2 KENTUCKY 78, WRIGHT STATE 63: The host Wildcats (4-0) followed their impressive victory over Duke by shooting 53 percent from the floor against the Raiders (1-3).

• KANSAS STATE 93, SOUTH DAKOTA 72: Barry Brown scored 18 points and the host Wildcats (3-0) used a big second-half run to put away the Coyotes (1-3), who got 20 points from Shy McClelland.


• No. 4 Kansas suspended junior guard Brannen Greene for six games for unspecified conduct detrimental to the team. Greene will not make the trip to Hawaii this weekend for next week's Maui Invitational.


• NO. 8 MARYLAND 97, DETROIT 41: Kiah Gillespie scored 18 points as the Terrapins (3-0) won to give coach Brenda Frese 400 career victories, including 343 in 14 seasons at Maryland. Frese, the former Gophers coach, was honored for her milestone with a postgame video.

• NO. 4 TENNESSEE 57, NO. 25 SYRACUSE 55: Bashaara Graves made a tiebreaking basket with 2:48 remaining and the Lady Vols (3-0) earned their 25th consecutive home victory by holding off the Orange (1-1).