|There might have been time left, but Anton Grady was ready to celebrate Cleveland State’s win. (Mark humphrey/associated press)|
Vikings stun No. 7 Vandy
Cleveland State surprises, 71-58
D’Aundray Brown scored 18 points and visiting Cleveland State opened the season by upsetting No. 7 Vanderbilt, 71-58, in a regional game of the Legends Classic yesterday.
Cleveland State, a veteran team with four seniors back from winning the Horizon League last season, looked very fresh, while Vanderbilt (1-1) appeared sloppy and slow after opening Friday night with a late tipoff against Oregon.
Cleveland State never trailed. John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer with 19.5 points last season, had 17 for Vanderbilt. Lance Goulbourne added 11.
Vanderbilt, with its highest preseason ranking since starting No. 5 in 1965, never got closer than 6 in the final 10 minutes. The loss snapped Vanderbilt’s 20-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents dating to Dec. 3, 2008, in a 74-55 loss to Illinois-Chicago.
North Carolina 91, UNC Asheville 75 - Tyler Zeller scored 27 points to help the top-ranked Tar Heels (2-0) win in the debut of Kimmel Arena, the new home of the Bulldogs (0-2).
Louisville 68, Lamar 48 - Freshman Chane Behanan had 10 points and 13 rebounds for a second straight double-double to start his career and the No. 9 Cardinals (2-0) overcame a knee injury to guard Mike Marra to beat cold-shooting Lamar (1-1) at home.
Pittsburgh 86, Rider 78 - Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, including the clinching 3-pointer with a minute remaining, and the No. 10 Panthers (2-0) escaped the Broncos (0-2) to win their 58th straight nonconference game at home.
Baylor 92, Jackson State 59 - Quincy Miller scored 17 points, leading the No. 12 Bears (2-0) over the Tigers (0-2).
Arizona 73, Ball St. 63 - Kyle Fogg scored 19 points and the No. 16 Wildcats (3-0) pulled away late, outscoring the visiting Cardinals (0-1), 22-8, over the final 6:40.
Texas A&M 83, Southern 58 - Ray Turner scored 20 points and the No. 20 Aggies (2-0) beat the visiting Jaguars (1-1) in coach Billy Kennedy’s return to the sideline. Kennedy, 47, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last month.
Cincinnati 65, Alabama State 40 - Yancy Gates led four players in double figures with 15 points as the Bearcats (1-0) beat the visiting Hornets (0-2).
California 81, George Washington 54 - Allen Crabbe scored 21 points and the No. 24 Bears (2-0) used a 21-0 run to end the first half, beating the visiting Colonials (1-1) in the first round of the CBE Classic.
Texas 82, BU 46 - J’Covan Brown tied his career high with 28 points as the host Longhorns (1-0) beat the Terriers (0-2) in the first round of the TicketCity Legends Classic. Darryl Partin scored 14 points to lead the Terriers, who shot 29 percent and had 24 turnovers.
Southern Utah 95, Bryant 78 - Alex Francis scored 29 points, but the Bulldogs (1-2) lost to the Thunderbirds (2-1) in San Diego.
UConn 77, Holy Cross 37 - Bria Hartley scored 17 points and the No. 4 Huskies opened their season by routing the Crusaders (0-2) and extending their home winning streak to an NCAA-record 84 games.
Brisje Malone, Alex Smith, and Amy Lemply each had 8 points for Holy Cross (0-2), which kept it 40 points closer this time; the Crusaders fell at UConn last season, 117-37.
Baylor 91, Chattanooga 31 - Brittney Griner scored 19 points to lead the top-ranked Bears (2-0) over the visiting Mocs (1-1), giving coach Kim Mulkey her 300th career win in the second round of the preseason WNIT.
Notre Dame 99, Indiana State 34 - Kayla McBride scored 16 points and the No. 2 Irish (2-0) placed six players in double figures, beating the Sycamores (1-1) in the preseason WNIT.
Tennessee 89, Pepperdine 57 - Glory Johnson had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the No. 3 Lady Vols held off the visiting Waves in both teams’ opener.
Stanford 76, Gonzaga 61 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 33 points and 18 rebounds in leading the No. 5 Cardinal (2-0) past the Bulldogs and pushing their home winning streak to 64.
Louisville 73, Missouri State 64 - Cierra Warren scored 18 points to help the No. 9 Cardinals beat the visiting Bears in the opener for both teams.
UMass 55, Boston University 49 - Shakia Robinson scored 22 points and the host Minutewomen (1-0) closed the game with a 7-1 run to beat the Terriers. Rashidat Agboola had 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Alex Young went over the career 1,000-point mark for BU (1-1).