Men's Basketball

College basketball: K.K. Simmons shoots Pikeville past Georgetown

K.K. Simmons, left, made eight three-pointers — tying a Pikeville record — in the Bears' 113-100 win over Georgetown on Saturday.
K.K. Simmons, left, made eight three-pointers — tying a Pikeville record — in the Bears' 113-100 win over Georgetown on Saturday.

K.K. Simmons tied a program record with eight three-pointers — six before halftime — en route to a game-high 38 points, leading Pikeville in its 113-100 win over Georgetown at the East Kentucky Expo Center.

Kenny Manigault chipped in 22 points and five assists for the NAIA's No. 2 Bears (5-0, 2-0 Mid-South Conference).

Gerard Coleman led the No. 8 Tigers (3-2, 0-2) with 34 points, while Noah Cottrill had 26 points with five made three-pointers.

Western Ky. 77, Austin Peay 70: T.J. Price had 22 points, four rebounds and four assists to lead the host Hilltoppers in their season opener.

Trency Jackson finished with 14 points and two steals and Chris Harrison-Docks added 13 points for Western Kentucky, each making two three-pointers.

Despite four first-half lead changes, the Hilltoppers notched a 42-35 halftime lead. In the second half, Austin Peay came within 51-49 with 11:44 remaining in the game, but Price scored seven points during a 9-2 run to make it 60-51 with 7:28 left.

UNLV 60, Morehead 59: The Runnin' Rebels rode an 18-3 second-half run and 12 blocked shots overall to victory in Las Vegas on Friday night.

"I'm always disappointed with a loss, but still very proud of our young men," Coach Sean Woods said. "They absolutely battled for 40 minutes, and we literally came up one basket short. It's a long season, and I'm confident we will have good results over time if we play like we did tonight."

UNLV held Morehead State to 31 percent (21-of-68) from the floor, including just 22 percent (7-of-32) in the second half. The Eagles missed 13 consecutive attempts during UNLV's second-half surge.

SEC men

LSU 93, Gardner-Webb 82: Jordan Mickey, who accumulated more than 100 blocked shots as a freshman a year ago, accounted for 21 points and a career-high six assists, sophomore Jarell Martin totaled career highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Tigers rallied after the Bulldogs claimed a 43-42 halftime lead.

Top 25 Men

No. 4 Duke 109, Fairfield 59: Freshman Justise Winslow scored 18 points in the Blue Devils' romp, its second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

"One of our main things is sharing the ball," preseason All-American Jahlil Okafor said. "Everybody's eating right now."

Okafor and Quinn Cook each scored 17 for Duke (2-0).

No. 24 Michigan 92, Hillsdale 68: The Wolverines fell behind 15-6 but ended up running away in a rout, paced by Caris LeVert's 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

SEC women

No. 2 South Carolina 70, Southern Cal 61: Alaina Coates had 18 points and 13 rebounds, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points and host South Carolina prevailed in its season opener.

The Gamecocks (1-0) trailed 53-52 on McKenzie Calvert's breakaway basket with 6:55 left. That's when South Carolina responded with 12 straight points over the next three minutes to take control.

State women

No. 17 West Virginia 67, Eastern Kentucky 42: Bria Holmes scored 17 of her 23 points in the first half as host West Virginia raced to a season-opening victory.

Holmes had six points as the Mountaineers closed the first half with a 14-0 run to take a 30-19 lead.

Three players had eight points for Eastern Kentucky, which shot 27.5 percent, made 9 of 19 free throws and had 19 turnovers.

Averee Fields (Calloway County) scored 12 on 5-for-7 shooting for the Mountaineers.

Pikeville 77, Georgetown 73: Khalilah Quigley scored 26 points, pulled down nine rebounds and had six assists to propel the Bears (4-1, 1-1 MSC) past the No. 17 Tigers (3-2, 0-2).

Transylvania 64, Berea 59: Katelyn Smith (Perry County Central) led the Pioneers with 20 points in their season opener.

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