Men's Basketball

Ellis, Alexander lift Kansas over Vols

Perry Ellis scored 24 points, Cliff Alexander added 16 and No. 11 Kansas beat Tennessee 82-67 Friday in an Orlando Classic semifinal.

"The big thing is we got stops," Kansas coach Bill Self said.

Frank Mason III had 11 points and seven assists for Kansas (4-1).

Tennessee (2-2) got 16 points from Josh Richardson, while Kevin Punter finished with 14.

After Tennessee's Armani Moore tied it with two free throws, Alexander's three-point play keyed a 7-0 stretch as Kansas went ahead 69-62 with five minutes left.

"He's starting to get it," Self said of Alexander.

Ellis' three-point play made it 74-64 with two minutes to go.

"They're tough," Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said of Kansas. "They're talented. They're well coached. They have great depth."

Texas A&M 87, New Orleans 65: Freshman Peyton Allen went 4-for-5 from behind the arc and finished with 16 points to lead the Aggies (4-1) past the Privateers (1-2).

Top 25

No. 2 Wisconsin 69, Oklahoma 56: Frank Kaminsky scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half on the way to tournament MVP honors, Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 and the Badgers (7-0) took down the Sooners (4-2) in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.

"I was a little frustrated, to be honest," said Kaminsky, who was 1-for-8 in Thursday's semifinals and limited to six minutes in the first half Friday because of foul trouble. "But I realized that it was a close game and I needed to be the best player that I can be for our team to win the game."


Butler 64, Georgetown 58: Kellen Dunham scored 16 points and the Bulldogs beat the Hoyas in an all-Big East matchup for third place at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Alex Barlow added 11 for the Bulldogs (5-1), who won two of their three games in the Bahamas for interim coach Chris Holtmann, including a victory over No. 5 North Carolina.

Kelan Martin (Ballard) provided a lift off the bench for Butler, chipping in 10 points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.

State men

Georgetown 87, Carlow 48: Noah Cottrill had a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers (7-2), who shot 53.6 percent from the floor against the Celtics (1-3) in the Jim Reid Classic.

State women

No. 12 Louisville 102, Lafayette 61: Mariya Moore had 11 points and 10 assists, Myisha Hines-Allen scored 18 for host Louisville.

The Cardinals (6-0) out-rebounded Lafayette 20-4 on the offensive glass, forced 22 turnovers and edged the Leopards in shot attempts (75-49) as a result.

Hines-Allen made the most of the extra chances with 9-of-13 shooting.

Jude Schimmel was 4 of 5 from three-point range with 15 points for Louisville. Emmonnie Henderson scored 13, Sara Hammond and Megan Deines had 11 apiece, and Bria Smith 10.

Eastern Ky. 71, Western Carolina 62: The Colonels trailed 7-2 early but took a 9-7 lead with 14:43 left and never trailed again versus the Catamounts (2-3) in Wilmington, N.C.

Michaela Hunter (Rockcastle County) led EKU (2-2) with 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting.

Western Ky. 69, Tulane 64: Micah Jones (Green County) hit four three-pointers — three in the first half — to finish with a team-high 16 points to lead the Hilltoppers (4-2) over the Green Wave (4-1) in the semifinals of the Hofstra Thanksgiving Tournament in Hempstead, N.Y.

Thomas More 68, Shawnee St. 58: The Saints improved to 2-0 while handing the Bears their first loss (7-1) with Sydney Moss leading the way. The former Boone County star had 34 points on 15-for-24 shooting, including a 4-for-5 three-point clip, as well as 10 rebounds and three steals in 31 minutes.