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College basketball roundup: Wiltjer carries No. 9 Gonzaga; Arizona is 7-0

Kyle Wiltjer, a transfer from Kentucky, scored 20 points as No. 9 Gonzaga used a big second half to beat scrappy Southeastern Louisiana 76-57 on Tuesday in Spokane, Wash.

Domantas Sabonis added 14 points and Kevin Pangos 12 for Gonzaga (7-0), which trailed after the first half.

Undersized Southeastern Louisiana played well in the first half, but Gonzaga's depth and rebounding overwhelmed the Lions in the second half.

No. 3 Arizona 91, Gardner-Webb 65: Stanley Johnson and Gabe York each scored 18 points, and host Arizona blitzed Gardner-Webb during a 16-0 second-half run.

Arizona (7-0) had to rally from a sluggish start with a big run to end the first half. The Wildcats again were flat to open the second half but had an even bigger run in them, hitting 11 straight shots during an 18-2 stretch that put the game out of reach.

Gardner-Webb is 3-4.

No. 17 Michigan 68, Syracuse 65: Spike Albrecht rattled in a three-pointer with 31 seconds left to put Michigan ahead, and the host Wolverines (6-1) held on.

Albrecht's shot broke a 63-63 tie after Syracuse (5-2) had rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit.

No. 20 Iowa State 96, Lamar 59: Matt Thomas scored 14 points, Georges Niang added 13 and Iowa State rolled at home.

Bryce Dejean Jones had 12 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals for the Cyclones (4-1), who shook off a sluggish start with a game-deciding 16-0 run late in the first half.

SEC men

Georgia 86, Chattanooga 55: Georgia guard Kenny Gaines scored 25 points and paced four Bulldogs in double figures at Chattanooga.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 16-5 run.

Georgia (4-3) entered shooting 25.8 percent from three-point range but shot 7-for-11 from there and 63.3 percent from the floor.

Georgia forward Marcus Thornton scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting, and Charles Mann had 14 points.

Junior Casey Jones led Chattanooga (3-5) with 19 points.

The Bulldogs led 39-32 at half and opened up a 20-point lead with 12:30 to go.

LSU 82, UMass 60: Josh Gray scored a season-high 25 points for host LSU.

Gray, who had not scored more than 14 points in a game since the season opener, was 11-for-15 from the field. Gray, who had five assists, made three three-pointers — one fewer than he had made in the previous six games.

Jordan Mickey registered his fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tim Quarterman came off the bench to add 15 points, while Jarell Martin had 12 for LSU (5-2).

Missouri 65, SE Missouri 61: Johnathan Williams III scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead host Missouri. The sophomore forward played with a brace on his right knee but showed no ill effects from soreness that limited him to just 7 minutes against Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.

The Tigers (4-3) took their first lead of the game with just 3:55 remaining on a three-pointer by forward D'Angelo Allen. Keith Shamburger added a three with 17.2 seconds left to give Missouri a 63-58 advantage.

Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar, who entered the night leading Missouri with 13.7 points a game, scored 13 of his 15 points after the break.

State/region men

Centre 74, Asbury 61: The host Colonels, trying to protect a home win streak of 25 games, rallied behind 73.9 percent shooting in the second half.

Centre turned the ball over 10 times in the first half and trailed 38-32 at the half.

Asbury shot 9-for-32 from the floor in the second half (28.1%).

Indiana 81, Pittsburgh 69: Emmitt Holt scored a season-high 15 points and Troy Williams finished with 10 points and five rebounds to lead host Indiana (6-1) past Pittsburgh in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Chris Jones scored 18 points and Josh Newkirk had 16 to lead Pittsburgh (4-3).

Indiana shot 53.2 percent from the field, compared with a season-low 36.1 percent for Pittsburgh. Plus, Indiana had a 48-28 scoring edge in the paint.

State women

Eastern Kentucky 73, Asbury 48: Junior Shelly Harper notched her second straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and 12 Colonels scored in the home rout. EKU rose to 3-3.

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