Fifth-Ranked Indiana Wins Easily
Bloomington, Ind. — Jordan Hulls scored 17 of his season-high 20 points in the first half, leading No. 5 Indiana past Jacksonville 93-59 last night.
The Hoosiers (12-1) will take a three-game winning streak into Big Ten play, which begins Monday at Iowa. Indiana also has won 29 consecutive non-league games at Assembly Hall.
Jacksonville (5-8) was led by Dylan Fritsch with 15 points and Jarvis Haywood with nine, but is now 0-4 this season against teams from the traditional power conferences.
Indiana wasn’t itself early, missing its first four shots and committing four turnovers in the first three minutes.
No. 13 Gonzaga 94
Spokane, Wash. — Kevin Pangos made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Gonzaga past Baylor.
Kelly Olynyk scored 21 for Gonzaga (12-1), Elias Harris had 17 and Gary Bell Jr. added 12. The Bulldogs shot 52 percent from the field on 31 of 59 shooting. Pangos made 10 of 13 shots and finished two points shy of his career-high.
Pierre Jackson led Baylor (8-4) with 26 points, Isaiah Austin, a 7-foot-1 220-pound freshman, had 20 and Cory Jefferson added 13. The Bears also shot 52 percent for the game, but attempted 21 fewer free-throws than Gonzaga.
Brown 69, Providence 68
Providence, r.i. — Tucker Halpern hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final 31.3 seconds, rallying short-handed Brown to an upset of Providence.
The Bears (4-6), who ended a five-game losing streak against their city rivals, outscored the Friars 9-1 in the final 44.9 seconds and overcame a career-high 37 points by Providence’s LaDontae Henton, who scored 24 straight points in the second half.
No. 7 Kentucky 90
Alcorn St. 23
Lexington, Ky. — Samarie Walker had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 7 Kentucky allowed its fewest points in school history.
No. 9 Maryland 76
College Park, Md. — Tianna Hawkins scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half, and Maryland cruised over Brown in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic.
Lauren Clarke had eight points for the Bears (3-6), who have lost four of their past five games.
No. 13 Tennessee 75
Knoxville, Tenn. — Bashaara Graves and Cierra Burdick led No. 13 Tennessee past Davidson to avoid its first three-game losing streak since 1986.
Graves scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds despite resting for the game’s final 10 minutes, 47 seconds.
No. 16 UNC 85, ETSU 44
Chapel Hill, n.c. — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 18 points and nine assists to lead North Carolina over East Tennessee State.
Xylina McDaniel added 11 points for the Tar Heels (12-1) in their fifth straight win after nine days off.
Serena Clark and Brianna McQueen each scored nine points for East Tennessee State (2-5), which trailed 41-25 at halftime.
North Carolina finished 6 of 18 from 3-point range, while ETSU made 1 of 13.
However, the Tar Heels were outrebounded 47-39, with Destiny Mitchell grabbing a game-high 10.