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College Hoops: No. 1 Jayhawks Edge Spartans

  • Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) fights for a rebound with Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

  • Michigan State forward Aaron Henry, center, dunks between Kansas defenders Marcus Garrett, left, and Dedric Lawson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

  • Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman (23) goes to the basket in front of Kansas defenders Marcus Garrett (0), David McCormack (33) and Dedric Lawson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)



Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Indianapolis — Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State, 92-87, on Tuesdayin the season-opening Champions Classic.

The Jayhawks won their third straight in one of college basketball’s premier events.

Michigan State was led by Joshua Langford with 18 points and Kenny Goins with 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Spartans are now 4-21 all-time against No. 1 teams.

No. 5 Virginia 73, Towson 42

Charlottesville, Va. — Ty Jerome scored 20 points and De’Andre Hunter had 13 and 10 rebounds Tuesday night as Virginia beat Towson.

Jerome made six 3-pointers for the Cavaliers (1-0), who were playing for the first time since they made history by becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

No. 6 Tennessee 86Lenoir-Rhyne 41

Knoxville, Tenn. — Jordan Bone scored 18 points and Kyle Alexander added 16 as No. 6 Tennessee opened the season with a victory over Lenoir-Rhyne.

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes lettered for three seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne.

No. 8 North Carolina 78 Wofford 67

Spartanburg, s.c. — Luke Maye had 24 points, Cameron Johnson provided a huge spark in the second half and No. 8 North Carolina avenged an upset loss to Wofford last season.

Johnson made five 3-pointers and had 17 points along with eight rebounds.

No. 9 Villanova 100Morgan St. 77

Villanova, Pa. — Eric Paschall scored 26 points, Phil Booth had 17 and Villanova opened its national championship defense with a win over Morgan State.

The Wildcats have won 12 straight games dating to last season and won their 16th consecutive season opener.

No. 16 Syracuse 66E. Washington 34

Syracuse, n.y. — Oshae Brissett had 20 points and eight rebounds, Syracuse held Eastern Washington to 22 percent shooting, and the Orange overpowered the Eagles.

The Eagles’ output was the lowest since the Carrier Dome opened in 1980.

No. 22 Clemson 100The Citadel 80

Clemson, s.c. — Marcquise Reed had 20 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as Clemson beat The Citadel and reached 100 points for the first time in nine years.

The Tigers (1-0) last hit the century mark in a 102-66 win over Winthrop in November 2009. They reached triple digits for the first time in coach Brad Brownell’s nine seasons on the way to their 34th straight season-opening win.

No. 24 Purdue 90Fairfield 57

West Lafayette, Ind. — Carsen Edwards scored 30 points and made seven 3-pointers as Purdue defeated Fairfield.

Purdue (1-0) made just one of its first seven shots, but ended up shooting 54 percent from the field.

Women

No. 4 Baylor 100Nicholls St. 39

Waco, Texas — Preseason AP All-America post Kalani Brown scored the first four points for fourth-ranked Baylor, which opened the season by scoring the first 24 points.

No. 5 Louisville 102Western Kentucky 80

Bowling Green, Ky. — Asia Durr scored 33 points to help No. 5 Louisville beat Western Kentucky and get coach Jeff Walz his 300th career win.

No. 18 Syracuse 85North Dakota 49

Syracuse, n.y. — Kiara Lewis and McDonald’s All-American Emily Engstler each scored 13 points and Syracuse beat North Dakota.

No. 19 Marquette 91South Dakota State 52

Milwaukee — Natisha Hiedeman made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Marquette beat South Dakota State.

No. 22 South Florida 71 Ohio State 47

Columbus, Ohio — Freshmen Beatriz Jordao had 17 points and 10 rebounds, leading South Florida over Ohio State.

No. 25 Miami 94Florida International 43

Miami — Sarah Mortensen scored 24 points, leading a 3-point barrage by making 8 of 9, and Miami beat Florida International.