Men's Basketball

Texas Tech beats Colonels from long range

Alan Voskuil scored 28 points and hit eight three-pointers to lead Texas Tech past visiting Eastern Kentucky 98-84 on Saturday.

John Roberson scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half for Texas Tech (4-0), which shot 62 percent from the floor and connected on 14 of 22 three-pointers.

Mike Rose scored 25 points and Papa Oppong added 17 for Eastern Kentucky (1-2).

Voskuil was 8-for-11 from three-point range. He scored nine points in a 12-0 run that gave the Red Raiders a 36-12 advantage in the first half.

Transylvania 65, Centre 63: Tim Tierney hit a three-pointer with 1:30 left to give the visiting Pioneers a 64-63 lead and help end Centre's 25-game regular-season winning streak.

Brock Jones led Transy with 16 points off the bench. Joe Verax added 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Pioneers, who were playing their first regular-season game.

Transy recovered from an uneven first half (36 percent shooting) to hit 52 percent of their shots in the second half. They made seven of 12 three-point attempts after halftime and 13 of 28 for the game.

Jeff Mullaney led Centre with 17 points.

Murray State 89, Western Kentucky 61: Ivan Aska scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures and help host Murray State beat Western Kentucky.

Murray State (2-1) shot 56.4 percent from the field and 95.7 percent from the free-throw line (22-for-23) to beat the Hilltoppers (1-2).

A.J. Slaughter led the Hilltoppers with 15 points on 4-for-14 shooting.

Georgetown 84, Southern Polytechnic State 68: Demetrius Guions scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the host Tigers past Southern.

Guions was 8-for-14 from the field and made two of his three three-point attempts. Abdoulaye Ouedraogo added 17 points and five rebounds and former Scott County standout Matt Walls had 11 points and three steals.

The Tigers made 33 of 48 field-goal attempts (69 percent) and went 5-for-10 on three-pointers.

SEC

Mississippi State 84, Fairleigh Dickinson 58: Jarvis Varnado scored 14 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked eight shots to lead Mississippi State to a home victory.

Varnado extended his season block total to 31 and broke the school record for career blocked shots with 255.

Missouri St. 62, Arkansas 57: Missouri State scored the last six points of the game to hold off visiting Arkansas.

Missouri State, which had a 28-20 halftime lead, increased the margin to 34-22 with 17:05 left as Kyle Weems scored 10 of his team-leading 16 points in the first six minutes of the half.

Rotnei Clarke had 19 for Arkansas.

South Carolina 75, S.C.-Upstate 53: Zam Fredrick scored 23 points to help host South Carolina rout South Carolina-Upstate.

Fredrick hit three of the Gamecocks' eight three-pointers. Devan Downey scored 16 points and Evaldas Baniulis had 13 — all in the first half.

First-year coach Darrin Horn became the first South Carolina coach to win his first three games since Johnnie McMillian started 5-0 in 1944.

Auburn 83, George Washington 71: Tay Waller had 19 points and Frankie Sullivan added 17 to help Auburn overcome a 15-point deficit and beat visiting George Washington.

Trailing 44-29 at the half, the Tigers outscored the Colonials 25-9 in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Nation

No. 6 Pittsburgh 86, Indiana (Pa.) 60: DeJuan Blair missed only one shot while scoring 27 points and getting 18 rebounds and Pittsburgh scored the first 20 points before easing to a home victory over its NCAA Division II opponent.

Blair, who made 13 of 14 shots and his only free throw, was taken out with the Panthers ahead 54-21 with 14:33 remaining after he scored three consecutive baskets.

No. 12 Oklahoma 80, Gardner-Webb 76: Blake Griffin had career highs of 35 points and 21 rebounds, and Oklahoma needed just about all of them in holding off visiting Gardner-Webb.

Griffin's three-point play with 2:06 left put Oklahoma ahead 76-74, and Austin Johnson hit three free throws in the final 20.6 seconds to help the Sooners avoid the upset.

No. 22 Georgetown 81, Drexel 53: Freshman Greg Monroe had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead host Georgetown.

The 6-foot-11 center from New Orleans was 7-for-9 from the field while adding four assists, three steals and three blocked shots for the Hoyas.

Butler 87, Indiana-South Bend 33: Former Bryan Station standout and Bulldogs freshman Shelvin Mack scored 19 points and Butler used a 16-0 first-half run to beat visiting Indiana-South Bend. Mack was 7-for-12 from the field and 4-for-9 from three-point range.

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