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Ypsilanti — Paul Jackson scored 20 points with six assists, Boubacar Toure had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Eastern Michigan beat Drexel 66-62 on Friday.

Jackson scored 11 of the Eagles’ opening 18 points of the second half. EMU led 62-57 with 2:13 remaining, but Trevor John’s 3-pointer tied it a minute later. Toure dunked it on EMU’s next possession, was fouled on a defensive rebound and sank two free throws to seal it.

Kevin McAdoo added 10 points for Eastern Michigan (2-0). Jackson led EMU in scoring for the second straight game and Toure grabbed double-digit rebounds again after 15 in the opener.

John made six 3-pointers and scored 19 points for Drexel (0-1). Kurk Lee added four 3-pointers and 13 points as the Dragons were 13 of 34 from 3-point range. 

More state men

(At) Temple 83, Detroit Mercy 67: Shizz Alston Jr. scored 30 to lead Temple (1-0) over visiting Detroit Mercy.  Antoine Davis scored 30 for UDM (0-1).

(At) Central Michigan 99, Chicago State 58: Larry Austin Jr. had 17 points and nine assists as Central Michigan (1-0) defeated visiting Chicago State. Chicago State is 0-2.

Toledo 87, (at) Oakland 86:  A Spencer Littleson free throw with 8 seconds left was the margin of victory as Toledo defeated Oakland. Jaelan Sanford scored 30 for Toledo (1-0). Xavier Hill-Mais scored 30 for Oakland (1-1).

State women

(At) Eastern Michigan 69, Cleveland State 63: Eastern rallied from nine points down after the first quarter. Guard Courtnie Lewis’ 20 points led the Eagles (1-0).

Findlay 71, (at) Wayne State 51: Guard Nastassja Chambers led the Warriors (0-1) with 13 points.

(At) Ohio State 55, Detroit Mercy 41: Lexey Tobel had 12 points and Brittney Jackson 11 for UDM (1-1).

Top 25 men

(At) No. 2 Kentucky 71, Southern Illinois 59: Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley each scored 15 points while Nick Richards grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds.

(At) No. 6 Tennessee 87, Louisiana-Lafayette 65: Grant Williams scored 31 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and showcased his newfound 3-point range for Tennessee (2-0).

(At) No 7 Nevada 83, Pacific 61: Caleb Martin scored all of his 22 points in the second half for Nevada (2-0).

No. 8 North Carolina 116, (at) Elon 67: Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little scored 21 points apiece in North Carolina’s rout.

(At) No. 11 Auburn 88, No. 25 Washington 66: Chuma Okeke had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Samir Doughty scored 18 for the Tigers (2-0).

(At) No. 12 Kansas State 56, Kennesaw State 41: Barry Brown and Makol Mawien each scored 15 points, Dean Waded added 13 and Kansas State stumbled through a season-opening win.

Buffalo 99, (at) No. 13 West Virginia 94: Massinburg had 43 points and 14 rebounds as Buffalo pulled off another big upset against a power program, stunning No. 13 West Virginia.

At) No. 14 Oregon 81, Eastern Washington 47: Freshman Bol Bol had 23 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double in as many games.

(At) No. 15 Virginia Tech 87, Gardner-Webb 59: Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Isaiah Wilkins scored 21 points apiece as Virginia Tech won its opener.

(At) No. 18 Mississippi State 95, Austin Peay 67: Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 21 points, Nick Weatherspoon added 19 as Mississippi State won its opener.

(At) No. 21 UCLA 91, Long Beach State 80: Moses Brown had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and UCLA pulled away in the second half for the win.

(At) No. 22 Clemson N.C. Central 51: David Skara scored 16 points and Clemson opened with two straight wins for the 17th time in 18 years.

(At) No. 23 LSU 97, UNC-Greensboro 91: Naz Reid scored 29 points and Tremont Waters had 21 points and 10 assists for LSU (2-0).

 

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