Ranked Run Down and then Some 11/12

12 Nov

#2 Louisville 79 Manhattan 51: Peyton Siva had 10 points and 10 assists, Russ Smith chipped in with 23 and the Cardinals forced 26 turnovers in a win over a Manhattan team playing without its best player George Beamon.  Rhamel Brown did his best to keep the Jaspers in the game with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

#4 Ohio State 82 Albany 60: Ohio State made 12 3-pointers and got 20 points and seven assists from point guard Aaron Craft in beating Army.  Deshaun Thomas pitched in with 19 and Lenzelle Smith poured in 18 in support of Craft.  Mike Black scored 20 in the loss for the Great Danes.

#9 Syracuse 62 #20 San Diego State 49: Well there was finally a game on a ship that actually got played.  The Orange won the Battle of the Midway outdueling San Diego State in less than ideal conditions.  C.J. Fair and Michael-Carter Williams both scored 17 and fair added 10 rebounds in the wind.   The Aztecs who struggled all day with the length and zone of Syracuse also struggled with the conditions shooting just 27% from the field. Jamaal Franklin led the team with just 11 points.

#10 Florida 84 Alabama State 35:  Florida held the Alabama State Hornets to just nine first-half points, leading 47-9 at the break.  The Hornets shot just 21% from the field, while being overmatched on the boards to the tune of 46-27.  Patric Young (12 points and 12 rebounds) and Kenny Boynton (22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists) led the dominant Gators.

#11 North Carolina 80 Florida Atlantic 56: James Michael McAdoo put his first double double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds helping North Carolina to dispense of Florida Atlantic.  Reggie Bullock added 16 for the Tar Heels, while Greg Gantt had 18 for the Owls in the loss.

#12 Arizona 82 Charleston Southern 73: Xavier transfer Mark Lyons led five Wildcats in double figures with 17 points and six assists.  They got all they could handle from Arlon Harper (20 points), Mathiang Muo (16 points, 7 rebounds), Saah Nimley (11 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists) and the rest of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.   Arizona led by just a bucket at 59-57 with 8 minutes to play, then the Wildcats held CSU to just 1 field goal over the next seven minutes to push the lead to 13, securing the win.

#19 Baylor 78 Jackson State 47: Baylor got 23 points and seven assists from Pierre Jackson and Rico Gathers added 13 points and 10 rebounds in a convincing win over Jackson State.

#23 Wisconsin 84 Southeast Louisiana 47: The Badgers scored the first 19 points of the game and never looked back on their way to a 37-point win.  Jared Berggren led the victors with 19 points, Ben Brust added 14 and 11 rebounds.  Mike Bruesewitz returned from a serious leg laceration in the off-season to score 10 off the bench.

#24 Cincinnati 80 Tennessee-Martin 57: Cincinnati jumped out to a 43-17 halftime lead and was never threatened by the Skyhawks.  The Bearcats were led by Cashmere Wright who had 16 points and Sean Kilpatrick who added 14.

Boston College 84 Florida International 70: Sophomore Ryan Anderson had himself a day scoring 29 points and swiping 17 rebounds to lead the Eagles over FIU.

Jacksonville State 61 Eastern Michigan 54: The Gamecocks became the third school that is ineligible for post-season play due to low APR scores to win a game on opening weekend, joining Connecticut and UNC-Wilmington.  Darion Rackley and Brian Williams combined for 33 points in the win.

South Carolina 82 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 75 OT: South Carolina trailed by 15 at the half, no problem they stormed back and forced overtime where they shook free of the Panthers.  Venezuelan Freshman Michael Carrera had 17 points and 15 rebounds and LeShay Page added 19 to aid in the comeback.  The win thwarted the effort of UWM who hit 14 3-pointers and got 28 points from Jordan Aaron in the upset bid.

Air Force 77 Citadel 70: Michael Lyons scored 33 points including 7 3-pointers to help the Falcons erase a halftime deficit on their way to a come from behind win over The Citadel.

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