Men’s college basketball | Friday’s games


Ohio State 111, Marshall 70

COLUMBUS

Marc Loving scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State to a win over Marshall. Jae’Sean Tate added 20 points, and Kam Williams made five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for the Buckeyes (6-0). Trevor Thompson scored a season-high 15 points, and Micah Potter had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Ohio State. The Buckeyes outrebounded Marshall 61-32. Jon Elmore scored 14 of his season-high 25 points in the first half for Marshall (4-1). Austin Loop had 15 points.

Akron 84, Air Force 75

SAVANNAH, GA.

Isaiah Johnson had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists, Josh Williams hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Akron beat Air Force in the Savannah Invitational. Johnson made 7 of 10 from the field and Antino Jackson scored 15 for the Zips, who have won four in a row. A 3-pointer by Jacob Van pulled Air Force within four with 4:35 to play, but Jackson scored 11 points as Akron (4-1) made 12 of 16 from the free throw line from there to seal it.

No. 1 Kentucky 111, UT-Martin 76

LEXINGTON, KY.

Malik Monk scored a career-high 26 points, De’Aaron Fox added 16 and No. 1 Kentucky routed UT-Martin for its biggest victory this season. The taller Wildcats overcame a cold shooting start and 15-14 deficit to the athletic Skyhawks before rolling to season highs in points and victory margin. Kentucky (6-0) shot a season-best 55 percent from the field by controlling the paint 54-28 and the boards 48-26. Monk’s 10-of-17 shooting led the way with Fox making 7 of 12 from the field.

No. 5 Kansas 95, UNC Asheville 57

LAWRENCE, KAN.

Frank Mason III had 21 points, Udoka Azubuike added 17 in his first career start and No. 5 Kansas dunked its way to a victory over UNC Asheville. Josh Jackson contributed 14 points, Lagerald Vick had 12 and Devonte Graham finished with 11 assists, including consecutive alley-oop passes to Azubuike that helped the Jayhawks (5-1) win their 42nd straight game at Allen Fieldhouse.

No. 7 Virginia 74, Iowa 41

NICEVILLE, FLA.

Jerred Reuter led a well-balanced scoring attack with 14 points and No. 7 Virginia’s stifling trademark defense set the tone for a victory over Iowa in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Cavaliers (5-0) will play for the tournament title on Saturday against the winner of Friday’s late game between Memphis and Providence. Three other Cavaliers scored in double figures: London Perrantes with 12, Isaiah Wilkins 11 and Darius Thompson 10.

No. 20 Baylor 66, No. 10 Louisville 63

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS

King McClure scored all 15 of his points in the second half and No. 20 Baylor rallied from 22 down to beat No. 10 Louisville in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.Johnathan Motley also had 15 points, and Terry Maston had 10 of his 12 in the final 20 minutes. The Bears (6-0) shot 65 percent in the second half in a stunning reversal from a start that saw the Cardinals shut down just about everything.

Temple 81, No. 19 West Virginia 77

NEW YORK

Obi Enechionyia had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple to an upset of No. 19 West Virginia in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Enechionyia scored 18 of his 22 in the first half for Temple (4-2), but it was his free throw with one second left that sealed the early season championship. Alani Moore II added 18 points for the Owls, while Daniel Dingle finished with 15 and Quinton Rose had 12.

No. 21 Iowa State 73, Miami 56

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.

Deonte Burton scored 21 points and Darrell Bowie keyed a second-half surge that carried No. 21 Iowa State to a victory over Miami in the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World. The Cyclones (5-0) advanced to Sunday’s championship game, bouncing back from a poor shooting performance in a tournament-opening win over Indiana State. Matt Thomas had 12 points and Nazareth Mitrou-Long added 10 for Iowa State.

No. 23 Rhode Island 82, Belmont 73

KINGSTON, R.I.

Hassan Martin scored a career-high 31 points, Jarvis Garrett added a season-high 23 and No. 23 Rhode Island defeated Belmont. Kuran Iverson added 13 points for the Rams (5-1) while Dylan Windler had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bruins (1-3). Belmont played without its leading scorer, Evan Bradds, who was sidelined with a concussion. The Rams held Belmont to 18.5 percent shooting (5 of 27) from beyond the 3-point arc.

No. 24 Michigan State 77, Wichita State 72

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS

Miles Bridges scored 21 points to help No. 24 Michigan State hold off Wichita State in the Battle 4 Atlantis third-place game. Eron Harris added 13 points for the Spartans (4-3), who followed Thursday’s loss to No. 20 Baylor by building a huge second-half lead — and then nearly blowing it. They led by 18 midway through the half and held a 15-point lead with 8:05 left, only to see the Shockers (5-2) turn to fullcourt pressure to get back in it.

No. 25 Florida State 72, Illinois 61

NEW YORK

Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points to lead No. 25 Florida State to a win over Illinois in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Jonathan Isaac had 15 points and seven rebound for Florida State (5-1), which bounced back from its first loss of the season Thursday. CJ Walker finished with 13 and Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 10 for Florida State. Despite getting a game-high 18 points from Malcolm Hill, Illinois (4-3) lost its third straight.

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