Rutgers stuns No. 10 Florida
Freshman Eli Carter scored a career-high 31 points and hit the go-ahead basket in the second overtime as Rutgers rallied to stun No. 10 Florida, 85-83, last night in Piscataway, N.J.
The Scarlet Knights (8-5) came back from a 7-point deficit late in regulation and Carter hit a late 3-pointer in the first overtime to put the Scarlet Knights in position to post their biggest win since knocking off No. 9 Villanova at home last season.
Erving Walker had a chance to tie the game for the Gators (11-2) in the final seconds, but his off-balance attempt from the foul line hit off the rim.
Dane Miller added 16 points, Myles Mack had 14, and Jerome Seagears 13 for Rutgers, which won its fourth straight game and snapped the Gators’ five-game winning streak.
Kenny Boynton matched his season high with 26 points for Florida. Bradley Beal added 15 and Erik Murphy had 14 points and eight rebounds.
North Carolina 100, Elon 62 - Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the fifth-ranked Tar Heels beat the Phoenix in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Harrison Barnes added 18 points for the Tar Heels (12-2), who blew the game open with a 23-0 run midway through the first half. North Carolina led, 53-19, by halftime, then pushed the margin to 50 points after the break.
Vanderbilt 74, Marquette 57 - Jeffery Taylor scored 19 points to help the Commodores steamroll the No. 14 Golden Eagles (11-2) in Milwaukee.
John Jenkins added 14 points, and Lance Goulbourne had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Commodores (9-4), who beat a ranked team for the first time this season.
Kansas 89, Howard 34 - Tyshawn Taylor and Connor Teahan scored 13 points each, and the No. 17 host Jayhawks emptied their bench during a blowout of the overmatched, undersized Bison.
Jeff Withey added 10 points, and Thomas Robinson had 9 points and seven rebounds while playing a team-high 22 minutes for the Jayhawks (9-3), who opened the game on a 15-2 run and never looked back in one of their most lopsided victories in the Bill Self era.
Michigan 71, Penn State 53 - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points and freshman Trey Burke added 13 points and seven assists to lead the No. 18 Wolverines over the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten opener in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Evan Smotrycz chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines (11-2, 1-0), who have won six straight since losing to Virginia in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Michigan won its conference opener for the first time in coach John Beilein’s five seasons.
La Salle 70, Boston University 53 - Tyreek Duren scored 23 points for the host Explorers, who have won seven of eight.
Malik Thomas led BU (4-9) with 17 points. Teammate Darryl Partin, who played two seasons with the Explorers before transferring, had 12 points, well shy of his average of 20.8.
Wake Forest 72, Yale 71 - C.J. Harris scored 23 points and the host Demon Deacons held off the pesky Bulldogs’ second-half rally.
Travis McKie added 14 points, Nikita Mescheriakov 13, and Tony Chennault 10 for the Demon Deacons (9-4), who never trailed but saw the Bulldogs make things interesting in the final minutes.
Rhode Island 79, James Madison 60 - Orion Outerbridge scored 22 points as the Rams snapped an eight-game losing streak with a victory over the Dukes in the UCF Classic in Orlando.
The Rams (2-11) will face host Central Florida in the championship game at 7 tonight. Florida Gulf Coast 84, Maine 72 - Christophe Varidel’s 20 points off the bench led five double-figure scorers for the Eagles in defeating the Black Bears in Fort Myers, Fla.
Sacred Heart 77, UNH 59 - Shane Gibson recorded his first double-double of the season and Chris Evans scored a career-high 19 points as the Pioneers defeated the Wildcats in Durham, N.H.
St. Francis (N.Y.) 66, Brown 49 - Stefan Perunicic scored 14 points as the host Terriers (4-8) defeated the Bears (5-9) to snap a two-game losing streak.