Jared Sullinger had 20 points and 11 rebounds in little more than a half and third-ranked Ohio State used an 18-0 blitz to roll to an 85-41 victory over Jackson State last night in Columbus, Ohio.
Deshaun Thomas, William Buford, and Jordan Sibert each had 11 points for the Buckeyes (3-0), who were coming off an 81-74 victory over No. 7 Florida.
All 12 players on the roster saw action, with 11 scoring and all 12 grabbing at least one rebound.
Kelsey Howard scored 17 points for Jackson State (0-4), which had 26 turnovers.
Trailing, 11-10, in the first half, the Buckeyes scored the next 18 points and never looked back.
The victory was Ohio State’s 25th in a row at home, the fourth-longest run in school history.
Duke 82, Davidson 69 - Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help the No. 6 Blue Devils defeat the pesky Wildcats in Durham, N.C.
Plumlee and his brother, Miles, combined to score 10 straight points during a decisive 25-4 run midway through the second half for the Blue Devils (4-0).
Austin Rivers and Seth Curry both finished with 17 points for Duke, which was playing for the first time since Mike Krzyzewski became the winningest men’s coach in Division 1 history.
Xavier 66, Miami (Ohio) 60 - Mark Lyons scored 11 of his 18 points in the first half, and the 13th-ranked Musketeers overcame a cold shooting performance by point guard Tu Holloway, holding on to beat the RedHawks in Cincinnati.
Xavier (3-0) got just enough from Holloway to break open a back-and-forth game. The senior guard didn’t get his first basket until 11:02 remained, a driving bank shot that put Xavier ahead to stay, 46-44. He finished with 9 points on 3-of-12 shooting.
Mississippi St. 67, Arizona 57 - Arnett Moultrie had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Bulldogs closed the game on a 10-2 run for a victory over the No. 15 Wildcats in the final of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at New York.
Dee Bost added 8 points and six assists for Mississippi State (4-1), which won an in-season tournament for the first time since 2000.
Josiah Turner made two free throws with 5:13 to play to bring the Wildcats (4-1) within 57-55 before the Bulldogs pulled away.
Alabama 70, Wichita St. 60 - Tony Mitchell scored 26 points and the No. 16 Crimson Tide posted a tournament-record 14 blocks in a victory over the Shockers in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.
JaMychal Green and Trever Releford added 15 points apiece to help Alabama (4-0) avenge its loss to Wichita State (3-1) in last year’s NIT championship. The Crimson Tide will play Purdue in tomorrow’s championship game.
Texas A&M 58, St. John’s 57 - Elston Turner hit a 12-foot jumper with six seconds to play for his only points of the second half and the No. 19 Aggies (3-1) beat the Red Storm in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Nurideen Lindsey of St. John’s (3-2) missed two free throws with 2.3 seconds left and Turner grabbed the final rebound to clinch the win. The Red Storm were just 5 of 13 from the line over the final 6:21.
Marquette 95, Winthrop 73 - Vander Blue scored 26 points and was one of five players in double figures as the No. 21 Golden Eagles (3-0) rolled in the opening round of the Paradise Jam Tournament in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Duke 73, Auburn 50 - Elizabeth Williams had 18 points and 13 rebounds, powering the No. 8 Blue Devils over the Tigers in Durham, N.C. Chloe Wells added 14 points for the Blue Devils (2-0), who have won their last 13 home openers. Haley Peters scored all 10 of her points in the second half.
Duke shot 38 percent from the field and missed all 12 of its 3-point attempts, but managed to extend its winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to a school-record 26 games.
Richmond 72, BU 60 - Alex Young scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half, but the Terriers came up short against the Spiders in Richmond. Rachael Bilney led the Spiders (3-0) with 19 points and Liz Brown added 15 points and seven rebounds. BU fell to 1-2.
Providence 71, Harvard 60 - Rachel Barnes scored 22 points, leading four players in double figures as the Friars brought down the visiting Crimson. Providence took advantage of 22 Harvard turnovers, scoring 26 points off the mistakes and holding a 38-18 advantage in the paint. The Crimson were led by Victoria Lippert’s 20 points and Brogan Berry’s 19.
BC 0, California 0 - The No. 16 Eagles took the NCAA second-round victory over the host Bears, winning, 3-1, on penalty kicks following a scoreless draw. Kristen Mewis, Alyssa Pember, and Gibby Wagner found the back of the net to lead the Eagles (12-5-3).
Wake Forest 2, BU 0 - Jackie Logue scored in the 74th minute and the top-seeded Demon Deacons added another score in the 83d minute to defeat the No. 12 Terriers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. BU, the America East champion at 18-13-1, had its school-record 14-game win streak snapped, while Wake Forest, the ACC runner-up, improved to 16-3-4.
Saint Rose 2, UMass-Lowell 1 - Hannah Merullo’s goal in the 84th minute wasn’t enough for the River Hawks, who fell to the No. 2 Golden Knights in the NCAA Division 2 East Region Championship in Albany, N.Y. UMass-Lowell ended its season at 11-6-4, while Saint Rose (21-1-1), winner of four straight East Region titles, improved to 21-1-1.
North Carolina 4, UConn 3 - The fourth-seeded Huskies saw a 3-0 lead disappear, falling to the No. 1 Tar Heels in double overtime in the NCAA Division 1 Championship semifinals in Louisville, Ky. UConn concluded its season at 19-3.
Stony Brook 3, New Hampshire 1 - Senior Amy Keding posted a team-high 16 kills and had 16 digs, but the Wildcats ended the season with a loss to the Seawolves in the semifinals of the America East championships in Albany, N.Y.