Ranked Run Down for 11/15

16 Nov

#1 Indiana 99 Sam Houston State 45: The #1 team in the country had no trouble with Sam Houston State in the Legends Classic.  The Hoosiers led by 27 at halftime and cruised to a 54-point win on the backs of five guys in double figures led by Christian Watford’s 23.   The game was ugly all the way around for the Bearkats who failed to have a player score more than nine points while being outrebounded 42-18.  Sam Houston State also committed more turnovers (18) than they had field goals (16).

The quartet of Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Jordan Hulls and Will Sheehey combined for 55 points and 24 rebounds in the blowout.

#2 Louisville 80 Samford 54: The Battle 4 Atlantis may be the marquee early-season tournament in the country and before heading to the Bahamas Louisville made a statement for being the best team in the tournament.  The Cardinals led Samford by 29 after 20 minutes and never looked back in beating the Bulldogs 80-54.

Gorgui Dieng (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Chane Behanan (12 points, 18 rebounds) both registered double doubles. Russ Smith netted a game-high 18 points and Wayne Blackshear scored 13 for the Cardinals.

Tim Williams was a lone bright spot for the Bulldogs with 15 points and six rebounds.

#6 North Carolina State 72 Penn State 55: T.J Warren scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds the sixth-ranked Wolfpack to a win over Penn State in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip Off.

C. J. Leslie and Rodney Purvis added 14 and 12 points respectively in the win that saw NC State shoot 50% from the field and from 3-point range while holding the Nittany Lions to just 32% shooting.  Penn State was led by Tim Frazier who scored a game-high 23 in the loss.

#7 Kansas 69 Chattanooga 55: The Jayhawks rarely lose at Phogg Allen Fieldhouse, let alone to a non-conference opponent. But after trailing by eight 36-28 at halftime the thought had to creep into the minds of some.

But Kansas outscored Chattanooga 41-19 in the 2nd half to dispel any idea that an upset may take place. The Mocs did jump out by as many as 12, 42-30 in the final stanza before Kansas went on a 33-7 run over a 10-minute span to turn the game around and lead 63-49 with under four minutes to play.

The back court duo of Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore spurred the Jayhawks’ comeback, McLemore poured in 25 and Johnson 15 in the victory. Freshman Farad Cobb led the Mocs with 21 in the upset bid.

#12 Arizona 72 UTEP 51: Despite some sloppy play, they committed 19 turnovers, Arizona still did enough to handle UTEP quite easily.  Mark Lyons, the Wildcats’ senior point guard and the transfer from Xavier led the team with 17 points but handed out just one assist while committing four turnovers.  Forward Solomon Hill was Arizona’s best overall player, scoring 10 points, snatching six rebounds and assisting on four baskets.

For the Minors, Julian and Chris Washburn each scored 11 and Jacques Streeter added 10.

#13 UCLA 100 James Madison 70: The Bruins shot nearly 60% from the field and scored 63 points to lead by 34 at the break,63-29 and coasted to a 30-point win over James Madison.  Norman Powell scored a team-high 27 and Larry Drew distributed the ball to the tune of 12 assists to lead UCLA.  Freshman Jordan Adams added 25 to make up for highly touted freshman Kevin Anderson who only scored two points on just 1-10 shooting.

Rayshawn Goins scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace the Dukes in the loss.

#16 Baylor 84 Boston College 74: Pierre Jackson poured in a game-high and dished out seven assists to lead Baylor over Boston College in the first round of the Charleston Classic.  The Bears trailed by two at the half 43-41 thanks to a Ryan Anderson 40-foot three point heave at the buzzer.

Baylor was unable to shake free of the Eagles until very late, with just over six minutes to play BC cut the lead to two at 67-65.  Baylor then went on a 17-9 run to finish the game.  Freshman Isaiah Austin added 16 points and nine rebounds in the win.  Jackson’s big game spoiled the game of the Eagles’ Anderson who finished with 25 points and six rebounds.

Illinois State 86 Drexel 84 OT: Jackie Carmichael scored 21 including two free throws with two seconds left to tie the game and send it into overtime, where Illinois State eventually defeated Drexel. Tyler Brown added 20 points and was one of five Redbirds in double figures.

Frantz Massenat scored a team-high 18 for Drexel and had nine assists but his three-point attempt at the buzzer fell short.  Damion Lee and Chris Fouch each scored 16 in the loss for the Dragons who also had five players score in double figures.

Massachusetts 77 Providence 75: For the second straight game UMass wins on the final shot of the game, this time it was Terrell Vinson doing the honors. After Carter Sampson sunk Harvard in similar fashion on Tuesday, Vinson tipped in the missed layup of Chaz Williams to give the Minutemen the win over Providence.

Vinson finished with 14, none bigger than his tip-in, Williams had 17 to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.  Jesse Morgan scored a team-high 18 and Raphiael Putney chipped in with 10 and 7 for UMass.

Bryce Cotton led the hard-luck Friars with 23, who again played without Vincent Council who they lost to injury earlier in the week.  Kadeem Betts netted 19 and LaDontae Henton registered a double double with 13 and 11 in the loss.

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