Friday’s basketball: Wisconsin breezes by Florida A&M
Madison, Wis. — Reserve D’Mitrik Trice scored 14 points and Vitto Brown added 11 and eight rebounds as No. 14 Wisconsin breezed past Florida A&M 90-37 on Friday night.
The game came after an eight-day layoff for the Badgers (11-2) as they finished final exams. But they showed few signs of rust.
They led Florida A&M (2-11) by 10 points 5 minutes into the game, pushed the lead to 20 with less than 4 minutes to go in the half and had it up to 38 midway through the second half before coach Greg Gard pulled all of his starters.
Bronson Koenig, who added eight points, played 22 minutes, the most of any starter.
Florida A&M, playing on consecutive nights, struggled on offense, shooting just 26 percent. Elijah Mays and Brendon Myles led Florida A&M with nine points each.
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(At) Minnesota 82, Arkansas State 75: Dupree McBrayer scored 19 points in the final non-conference game for both teams. Jordan Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Gophers, whose 12-1 record before Big Ten play is their best in four seasons. Akeem Springs had 14 points and Nate Mason 12.
Minnesota, which is home to Michigan State Tuesday, was playing its first game in nine days because of final exams. The Gophers, ranked 13th nationally in rebounds per game entering the game, had seven fewer than the Red Wolves and shot 65.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Devin Carter scored 23 points and Deven Simms 13 for Arkansas State (9-4), which lost its second straight.
(At) Seton Hall 72, Rutgers 61: Angel Delgado had 19 points and 16 rebounds and Khadeen Carrington scored 20 points to lead Seton Hall. The game has been called the Garden State Hardwood Classic since 2014. The rivals have played every year since 1995-96 with the series dating to 1916. Seton Hall has won last four meetings and this was the second straight MVP award for Delgado.
The win was sixth straight overall for the Pirates (10-2) and it ended a five-game winning streak for Rutgers (11-2).
(At) No. 11 West Virginia 92, Northern Kentucky 61: Tarik Phillip scored 16 points and the Mountaineers (11-1) shot 52 percent from the field, overcoming a slow start on the way to their seventh straight win. Teyvon Myers had 13 points, Esa Ahmad scored 12 and Jevon Carter finished with 11.
Northern Kentucky jumped to a 12-4 lead early in the first half, but West Virginia led 36-29 at halftime. The Mountaineers then opened the second half with a 12-2 run, and the Norse (9-4) never recovered.
Carson Williams led Northern Kentucky with 12 points.