No. 4 Syracuse 84, Long Beach State 53
C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists, and host Syracuse defeated Long Beach State on Thursday night.
Syracuse (7-0) upped its home winning streak to 27 games, tops in the nation, and has won 49 consecutive regular-season nonconference games. Long Beach State (3-5) had a two-game winning streak snapped.
It was the third double-double of the season for Carter-Williams. Brandon Triche had 11 points and five assists, Trevor Cooney matched his career high with 11 points, and Rakeem Christmas had a career-high 11 points for the Orange.
Dan Jennings had a career-high 20 points for the 49ers.
No. 11 Cincinnati 87, Arkansas-Little Rock 53
Sean Kilpatrick scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half, and host Cincinnati set a school record with 23 steals, emerging from a sloppy start for a win over Arkansas-Little Rock.
The Bearcats (8-0) have started with eight straight wins for the 15th time in school history and the second time in three seasons.
Playing with their highest ranking since 2003-04, the Bearcats threw the ball away early, prompting coach Mick Cronin to substitute for all five starters.
The Bearcats wore down the Trojans (7-4), who had a season-high 32 turnovers, 18 in the opening half alone. Cincinnati’s steals topped the previous school record by three.
No. 16 Creighton 64, Nebraska 42
Doug McDermott scored 27 points, Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and visiting Creighton pulled away in the second half for a win over Nebraska in the annual meeting of the state rivals.
Creighton (8-1) won in Lincoln for the first time since 2004.
Dylan Talley scored 14 points and Brandon Ubel had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cornhuskers (6-2).
Grant Gibbs had 10 assists for Creighton.