Top 25 Capsules
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Andrew Harrison's three-point play broke a 57-all tie before twin brother Aaron followed with a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping No. 3 Kentucky escape stubborn Cleveland State 68-61 on Monday night.
Trailing 54-44 with 7:41 remaining and needing a breakthrough against the Vikings, the brothers helped the Wildcats close with a 24-7 run including a pair of Aaron Harrison lobs inside to Willie Cauley-Stein for dunks along with a three-point play with 3:55 left to tie it at 54.
After Bryn Forbes' 3-pointer provided a 57-56 lead, Cauley-Stein made one of two free throws before Andrew Harrison followed with his drive and free throw. Aaron Harrison added a 3-point for a six-point lead.
Andrew Harrison scored 12 as the brothers combined for 23.
Julius Randle led Kentucky (5-1) with 15 points and 15 rebounds on a night the Wildcats shot just 36 percent.
Forbes' 22 points led the Vikings (3-3).
No. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE 93, SOUTH FLORIDA 67
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Smart and Markel Brown scored 25 points apiece, leading Oklahoma State to a victory over South Florida.
The Cowboys (5-0) were barely tested in the early-season matchup of unbeaten teams. There were eight lead changes in the opening minutes, however Smart put a big exclamation mark on a 23-point opening-half with a buzzer-beating shot from beyond half-court to put Oklahoma State up by 16 at halftime.
That was as close as South Florida (4-1) would get the rest of the way.
John Egbunu led USF with 15 points and eight rebounds. Victor Rudd had 14 points and Chris Perry finished with 10.
No. 7 OHIO STATE 65, WYOMING 50
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 20 points and Aaron Craft had all 10 of his points in a second-half surge to lead Ohio State past Wyoming.
Craft was scoreless and having a forgettable game until he began driving and scored 10 of the Buckeyes' 13 points during a 13-4 run that turned the tide.
Amir Williams added 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds - six more than his previous best - for Ohio State (5-0).
Larry Nance Jr., son of the former Cleveland Cavaliers star, had 17 points and 12 rebounds despite heavy foul trouble for the Cowboys (4-2).
No. 8 SYRACUSE 75, MINNESOTA 67
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - C.J. Fair scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Syracuse held off Minnesota in the first round of the Maui Invitational.
The Orange (5-0) pushed through a late run by the Golden Gophers, who pulled within 67-65 with little more than two minutes left.
But Minnesota (5-1) committed four turnovers in the final two minutes, scoring only once more when Austin Hollins hit a meaningless layup in the game's final moments.
Trevor Cooney scores 15 points all on 3-pointers, while Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant scored 12 points each.
Malik Smith had 16 points for Minnesota.
Syracuse led by only three points at halftime. But the Orange started the second half with a 13-2 run mostly led by Fair, who hit two jumpers, two free throws and a tip-in as Syracuse tallied 10 straight points.
No. 12 WICHITA STATE 90, DEPAUL 72
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ron Baker scored 21 points, Tekele Cotton added 17 and No. 12 Wichita State seized control against DePaul with a big first-half run before cruising to a victory in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
Cleanthony Early added 15 points for the Shockers (6-0), who knocked off the Blue Demons last year during a tournament in Cancun before marching all the way to the Final Four.
They're proving that inspired NCAA tournament run was no fluke, either. Wichita State has barely been tested this season, though that should change Tuesday night. The Shockers will face BYU, which held off Texas 86-82 earlier in the night, in the tournament title game.
Brandon Young had 16 points and Tommy Hamilton scored 14 for DePaul (3-2), which has lost 44 consecutive games against Top 25 teams since beating Villanova in 2008.
No. 15 FLORIDA 86, JACKSONVILLE 60
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Casey Prather scored 27 points, Michael Frazier II added 17 and Florida handled Jacksonville.
The Gators (5-1) won their fourth consecutive game following a loss at 10th-ranked Wisconsin two weeks ago. The latest victory was a final tuneup before the team's toughest stretch of the season - games against Florida State, Connecticut, Kansas and Memphis.
It should help that point guard Scottie Wilbekin has returned to the rotation. Coach Billy Donovan even started the senior, who was suspended the first five games of the season and an exhibition contest for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Wilbekin finished with 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and just two turnovers. Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the visitors. Patric Young chipped in 13 points.
Jarvis Haywood led the Dolphins (2-4) with 16 points. Vince Martin added 11 points and 10 boards.
No. 17 IOWA STATE 110, UMKC 51
AMES, Iowa (AP) - DeAndre Kane had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Iowa State trounced Missouri-Kansas City for its fifth straight win.
Sherron Dorsey-Walker added 17 points for the Cyclones (5-0), who used a 27-0 run midway through the first half to put away the Kangaroos.
Iowa State, which was hosting a game as a ranked team for the first time in eight years, held UMKC scoreless for 7 1/2 minutes and led 52-17 at halftime.
The Cyclones also finished with their most points under fourth-year coach Fred Hoiberg.
Martez Harrison had 14 points to lead UMKC (1-4). The Kangaroos shot just 29.5 percent and lost for the third time in four games.
No. 18 BAYLOR 93, CHAMINADE 77
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Gary Franklin scored 22 points and Baylor easily beat Division II Chaminade at the Maui Invitational.
The Bears overcame 42 points from Chaminade's Christophe Varidel, who fell one point shy of the tournament record set by Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in a triple-overtime game in 2005. Varidel tied the tournament record with his 10 3-pointers.
Four players besides Franklin scored in double figures for the Bears (5-0), who put the game away in the second half after going into halftime with a three-point lead.
Cory Jefferson had 15 points and nine rebounds, including an alley-oop and layup early in the second half that gave Baylor its first double-digit lead over Chaminade (2-1).
ARIZONA STATE 79, No. 25 MARQUETTE 77
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jahii Carson scored 23 points and Jordan Bachynski swatted Derrick Wilson's runner at the buzzer for his seventh block, helping Arizona State knock off Marquette to remain undefeated.
The Sun Devils (6-0) led by 15 in the first half, but had to withstand a late rally by the Golden Eagles.
With Arizona State leading 78-77, Jermaine Marshall hit one of two free throws with 7 seconds left, giving Marquette (3-2) a final shot.
Wilson managed to get into the lane, but the 7-foot-2 Bachynski roamed across the lane to knock the ball away, then was swarmed by teammates on the floor.
Bachynski had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Marshall had 23 points for Arizona State, off to its best start since opening the 1980-81 season with seven straight wins.
Playing without injured leading scorer Todd Mayo, the Golden Eagles erased a 10-point halftime deficit and fought their way back behind Jake Thomas, who scored all 16 of his points in the second half. Davante Gardner had 18 and Wilson scored 12 with seven assists.
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