Sunday’s roundup: Duke’s Allen uncertain for MSU
Durham, N.C. — Grayson Allen showed what he’s capable of when healthy — and then went down with the latest in a run of injuries for No. 6 Duke.
Allen scored 21 in the first half, then injured a toe late in Duke’s 93-58 rout of Appalachian State on Saturday.
Allen, who has been playing through a right foot injury suffered in last week’s loss to No. 5 Kansas, appeared to tweak that foot or ankle when he went down while going for a rebound with about 12 minutes to play and Duke leading by 35.
He stayed on the bench for the rest of the game.
“He just landed funny, and when that happens, it hurts,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It really hurts. He looked fresher in that first half than he has the entire season, and hopefully we’ll get there by Tuesday night” when No. 24 Michigan State visits Duke.
The Blue Devils (6-1) have won four straight, but also has been without three injured freshman big men due to injuries and Krzyzewski said those three won’t play against Michigan State either.
“That’s frustrating, but you do what you need to do and we don’t ask anybody to feel sorry for us,” Krzyzewski said.
(At) Oakland 99, Concordia 32: Cierra Bond and Taylor Jones each scored 19 for the Grizzlies (3-2), who limited Concordia to just 10 points in the second half.
Northern Colorado 58, Eastern Michigan 57: At San Antonio, Savannah Smith had a four-point play with seven seconds left to beat EMU (2-4).
Big Ten men
(At) No. 16 Wisconsin 95, Prairie View A&M 50: Nigel Hayes scored a season-high 17 and was 5-for-5 from the field for Wisconsin (5-2).
(At) No. 3 Indiana 85, Mississippi Valley State 52: OG Anunoby had 21 points and eight rebounds as No. 3 Indiana (4-1) bounced back from its stunning loss to Fort Wayne.
Top 25 men
No. 11 Gonzaga 73, No. 21 Iowa State 71: At Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Nigel Williams-Goss scored 18 as Gonzaga (6-0) nearly blew an 18-point lead before winning the AdvoCare Invitational. Iowa State is 5-1.
No. 14 UCLA 74, Texas A&M 67: At Anaheim, Calif., Lonzo Ball had 16 points and 10 assists and UCLA beat Texas A&M in the Wooden Legacy championship game.Issac Hamilton scored all 17 of his points in the first half, to lead UCLA (7-0). Admon Gilder led the Aggies (4-2) with 17 points, and Tyler Davis added 16.
No. 15 St. Mary’s 76, UAB 63: In Las Vegas, Jock Landale scored 20 on 9-for-11 shooting to lead St. Mary’s (5-0). Chris Cokley scored 20 for UAB (3-3).