Men's Basketball

College basketball notes: McWhorter dunks his way to 23 points in Georgetown win

Deondre McWhorter scored 10 of his 23 points on rim-rattling dunks to lead the Georgetown men's basketball team to a 100-76 rout of IU Southeast on Tuesday night.

McWhorter, a junior, also had 12 rebounds for a double-double.

IU Southeast (3-3) led 39-38 at the half, but Georgetown (6-2) blew it open in the second, thanks to 75 percent shooting.

The Tigers shot 24-for-32 after the break and outscored the Grenadiers 62-37.

"We came out in the final 20 minutes and played relentless defense that helped to turn the tide in our favor against a very good shooting IUSE team," Georgetown Coach Chris Briggs said.

Gerard Coleman added 18 points for Georgetown.

Union College 95, Tennessee Wesleyan 87: Guard JD Tucker poured in a game-high 25 points and the Bulldogs (7-2, 3-0 AAC) never trailed in Appalachian Athletic Conference action.

No. 3 Arizona 72, Kansas State 68: Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and Arizona hung on to win its first close game of the season, in the Maui Invitational semifinals.

Arizona (5-0) shot 53 percent yet couldn't shake the scrappy Wildcats.

No. 8 Virginia 79, Tennessee St. 36: Justin Anderson was 7-for-7 from the field and scored 20 points and Virginia had a 32-point run spanning halftime to win at home.

Anderson made five three-pointers and Mike Tobey added 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers (5-0), off to their best start since the 2007-08 team also won its first five.

Tennessee State (2-3), which has one returning player and 12 newcomers in Coach Dana Ford's first season, trailed 19-2 after seven minutes and 42-17 at halftime.

No. 7 Texas 78, St. Francis (Pa) 46: Freshman Myles Turner had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Texas is 5-0 for the first time since 2009.

Alabama 76, Arizona State 71: Levi Randolph scored 28 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minute, and Alabama won the third-place game of the CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

Ricky Tarrant added 21 points for the Tide (4-1), who made clutch shots in the closing minutes. Arizona State (3-2) took a 65-63 lead with 3 minutes left.

No. 25 Arkansas 78, SMU 72: Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Arkansas won its first game as a ranked team in seven years, beating previously ranked SMU in Dallas.

The Razorbacks never trailed after Portis made a three for the game's first basket. They are 4-0 for the first time since 2006-07.

William & Mary 83, Western Illinois 49: Omar Prewitt (Montgomery County) scored 13 points in the home win, marking just the seventh time since 1960 the Tribe has opened with a 4-1 record.


No. 12 Louisville 89, Western Kentucky 67: Bria Smith scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists and host Louisville held off a game Hilltopper squad.

Louisville (5-0) shot 52 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Toppers 48-36. Sara Hammond had 16 points and 10 boards while Myisha Hines-Allen added 16 points and Emmonnie Henderson 14.

Western Kentucky (3-2) was led by Alexis Govan and Chastity Gooch (Franklin-Simpson) with 20 points apiece.

Lindsey Wilson 81, IU Southeast 74: Chanel Roberts set a career high in scoring for the second consecutive game, scoring 29 points to lead the visiting Blue Raiders. Roberts had 27 points in a loss to Georgetown on Saturday.

Roberts scored her last four points at the free-throw line in the final 27 seconds Tuesday night, helping put the game out of reach.

Ex-Heel charged with rape

A former University of North Carolina men's basketball player has been charged with second-degree rape.

Melvin Scott, 32, of Durham, N.C. was arrested Friday, according to a warrant. He was originally held under a $500,000 secured bond but was later released when the bond was reduced to $200,000 after his first court appearance.

Scott played for the Tar Heels from 2001-05 under coach Matt Doherty and later Roy Williams. He was a reserve on the school's 2005 national championship team under Williams.

Tarkanian home from Vegas hospital

Family members say Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is home after several days at a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Son Danny Tarkanian said Tuesday that his 84-year-old father was released Monday from Valley Hospital Medical Center.

He says medical tests confirmed his father had pneumonia, but cleared him of other ailments.

Minnesota suspendsguard after arrest

Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was jailed Tuesday without bail after his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge involving his girlfriend.

McNeil was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation.

McNeil was charged with second-degree domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation. According to the Minneapolis police report, McNeil and his girlfriend, who is 28, got into an argument Monday morning at an apartment on campus.