Tigers steamroll OU-Chillicothe: Georgetown (14-0) started the second half of its season with a 107-54 rout of host Ohio University-Chillicothe.
Georgetown, ranked No. 2 in NAIA, has four victories by 50 or more points this season.
“It was great to get back out on the court again after the long break,” Tigers Coach Chris Briggs said. “I’m pleased with how our guys have responded to some tough practices this past week. We know we have a challenge ahead of us Thursday night at Shawnee State. It’s always a very tough environment in which to play.”
Georgetown, which scored the first 13 points of the game, got 19 points and 11 rebounds from former Moore standout Deondre McWhorter. Edison Avila added 17 points and 10 boards. Trent Gilbert (Scott County) hit four three pointers and finished with 17 points.
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-- Ivan Rabb scored 11 of his season-high 19 points in the final 6:45 and California beat No. 21 Utah 71-58. Jordan Mathews added 14 points, hitting two late three-pointers, and Tyrone Wallace had 10 points and six assists for the Golden Bears (12-3, 2-0 Pac-12).
Jakob Poeltl led Utah (11-4, 0-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Taylor added 15 points. The Utes were coming off an overtime loss at Stanford on Friday night.
-- Marc Loving led four Ohio State players in double figures with 27 points as the Buckeyes held on to beat Illinois 75-73 for its sixth straight win. Loving scored six straight points to carry Ohio State from a 61-59 deficit to a 65-61 lead with 2:21 to play thanks to a dunk, a three-pointer and a foul shot.
“As your lone upperclassman on the basketball team you hope that’s something you can continue to count on,” Ohio State Coach Thad Matta said.
While Loving was only 5-for-8 from the floor, he made a career-best 14 free throws on 19 attempts.
“It’s just the confidence my teammates have in me,” Loving said. “They put me in the right positions and I’m able to take advantage of those opportunities.”
-- Gabe York scored 24 points, Allonzo Trier added 20 and No. 8 Arizona outlasted rival Arizona State 94-82 in Tempe, Ariz., in both teams’ Pac-12 opener.
“It’s a place the last two years we’ve lost and that was always in the back of my mind,” said York, who made four of seven from three-point range and eight of 10 free throws. “It definitely was a fulfilling win.”
-- Andrew Andrews hit a go-ahead putback with 25 seconds left as Washington erased a 22-point second-half deficit and rallied for an 87-85 victory over visiting Southern Cal.
-- Domantas Sabonis had 35 points and 14 rebounds late Saturday night, and Gonzaga surged in overtime after overcoming a 16-point, second-half deficit to beat San Francisco 102-94. Former University of Kentucky standout Kyle Wiltjer added 30 points and 11 boards with a deep three in overtime that sparked the Bulldogs’ 9-2 run to pull away.
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Pikeville undefeated, too: The Lady Bears (14-0) rolled to a 103-68 win against Emory & Henry in the finals of the Comfort Inn Holiday Tournament in Emory, Va. Kelah Eldridge (Letcher County Central) hit seven threes to account for all 21 of her points.
Pikeville also got 20 points from Dinyell Calvert (Western), 19 from Aundrea Matchen and 16 from Devin Conley (Boyle County).
-- Tina Roy scored a career-high 21 points off seven three-pointers and No. 2 South Carolina opened Southeastern Conference play with an 85-32 blowout over Arkansas.
-- Morgan William scored a season-high 21 points, leading four Mississippi State players in double figures, and the No. 8 Bulldogs beat Florida 76-70.
-- Courtney Walker scored 20 points and No. 16 Texas A&M topped Georgia 73-62.
-- Maggie Morrison made seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points, and Syracuse beat No. 12 Duke 86-50 to snap the Blue Devils’ 18-game winning streak in ACC openers. Duke’s Rebecca Greenwell (Owensboro Catholic) was 3-for-12 with eight points and three rebounds.