Sunday's basketball: Florida State destroys Detroit Mercy
Tallahassee — Florida State went over 100 points in back-to-back games for the first time in 20 years as it rolled to a 100-71 victory over Detroit Mercy on Sunday night.
Dwayne Bacon led the Seminoles with 22 points and freshman Jonathan Isaac got his first double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Terrance Mann (11), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (10) and Trent Forrest also scored in double figures for FSU.
The last time the Seminoles scored in triple figures in back-to-back games was December of 1996 against Jacksonville and Tennessee State.
Chris Jenkins led the Titans (1-3) with 16 points and Jaleel Hogan added 14. The game was part of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Titans are 20-68 against current teams from the ACC. The last time it defeated a current conference member was a 24-point victory over Notre Dame in 1992.
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Boise State 91, Western Michigan 70: At Charleston, S.C., Chandler Hutchison had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Boise State to seventh place at the Charleston Classic,
The Broncos (2-2) took control when they closed the first half on an 8-2 run. The charge continued after the break as Boise State opened with 21-6 run and eventually led by 27 points in the final minutes.
Paris Austin had 17 points on perfect shooting — 6-of-6 from the floor, 5-of-5 at the line — for Boise State.
Western Michigan (1-4) coach Steve Hawkins was called for two technicals and ejected for arguing with officials.
(At) Wake Forest 89, Eastern Michigan 61: A big fourth quarter lifted Wake Forest (3-1) past the Eagles (2-2).
Five Wake Forest players scored in double figures, with Milan Quinn leading the way with 23 and 11 rebounds.
For Eastern Michigan, Sasha Dailey scored 15 and Micah Robinson scored 13.
No. 1 Duke 75, No. 21 Rhode Island 65: In Uncasville, Conn., Luke Kennard scored 24 to lead Duke to the championship of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament. The sophomore guard made eight of his 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (4-1), who never trailed. Jared Terrell scored 22 for Rhode Island (4-1).
(At) No. 2 Kentucky 93, Duquesne 59: De’Aaron Fox scored 16 points, Malik Monk added 14 and Kentucky (4-0) took a step toward the nation’s top ranking by rolling past Duquesne. Isaiah Briscoe and Mychal Mulder each had 13 points and Bam Adebayo had 12. Emile Blackman had 13 points for the Duquesne (2-3).
No. 3 Villanova 67, UCF 57:, At Charleston, S.C., Josh Hart scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and Villanova stared down UCF and 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall to win the Charleston Classic.
(At) No. 8 Virginia 62, Yale 38: Marial Shayok scored 15 and Virginia held Yale scoreless for a stretch of nearly nine minutes in the second half in a 62-38 victory Sunday. Freshman Kyle Guy added 12 points for the Cavaliers (3-0). Blake Reynolds led Yale (2-1) with 10 points.
No. 11 Xavier 67, N. Iowa 59: At Lake Buena Vista, Fla, Trevon Bluiett scored 20 and Edmond Sumner had 11 of his 17 points in the second half to help Xavier (5-0) win the Tire Pros Invitational. Jeremy Morgan led Northern Iowa (3-1) with 20 points.
(At) No. 16 UCLA 114, Long Beach State 77: T.J. Leaf scored 21, fellow freshman Lonzo Ball added 20 and UCLA (4-0) cruised past Long Beach State. Loren Jackson scored 15 points for the 49ers (1-4).
(At) No. 19 West Virginia 100, New Hampshire 41: Esa Ahmad tied a career-high with 14 points, Nathan Adrian added 12 and West Virginia (3-0) cruised to victory. Iba Camera had a double-double for New Hampshire (2-2) with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
(At) No. 20 Iowa State 130, The Citadel 63: Monte Morris notched the fifth triple-double in school history as Iowa State (3-0) set a program record for points. The Citadel (202) entered play averaging a national-best 112.2 points.
No. 22 Creighton 112, N.C. State 94: At St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands Cole Huff had 20 points and 10 rebounds, helping Creighton beat N.C. State to Paradise Jam title game. Khyri Thomas added 16 points, and Marcus Foster had 15 for the Bluejays (4-0). They will face Mississippi in the championship game Monday. Terry Henderson scored 28 points for the Wolfpack (3-1).
(At) Maryland 71, Towson 66: Melo Trimble scored 27, freshman Justin Jackson added 21 and Maryland (4-0) rallied in the closing minutes to beat Towson (2-1). The Terrapins trailed by 13 with 14 minutes left and were locked in a tie with 1:26 remaining before coming back against their in-state foe.
No. 24 Cincinnati 71, Penn State 50: In Uncasville, Conn., Kyle Washington had 16 points and 17 rebounds and Cincinnati (3-1) won tthe consolation game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Shep Garner had 20 points to lead Penn State (2-3).
(At) Iowa 95, Texas Rio Grande Valley 67: Peter Jok scored 20 of his 27 in the first half and Iowa (3-1) rolled to victory. Antonio Green scored 17 to lead UTRGV (0-4).
(At) Rutgers 78, Niagara 65: Nigel Johnson equaled a career high with 20 points as Rutgers (4-0) won a game in its own tournament. Niagara is 4-0.