No. 13 Florida 76, Savannah State 34
Although Florida star Pat Young wasn’t keeping count, everyone around him was. Even coach Billy Donovan.
Young scored 15 points, becoming the 50th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career, and No. 13 Florida handled Savannah State.
Young received a standing ovation as he left the game with 5:41 remaining, waving to the crowd as his achievement was announced.
Young topped the 1,000-point plateau on a putback with 7:15 to play. It came shortly after he stepped to the free-throw line with a chance to join the club. The senior clanged it off the front rim, drawing groans from the crowd.
Young was one of four Florida players in double figures. Michael Frazier II finished with 11 points for the Gators (10-2), who have won four straight and nine of 10. Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin chipped in 10 points each.
It was Florida’s 22nd consecutive home win, two shy of the school record set in 2007.
Jyles Smith led Savannah State (2-11) with eight points and eight rebounds. The Tigers have lost nine in a row.
No. 10 Wichita State 81, Davidson 70
Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help host Wichita State to extend the best start in school history. Ron Baker had 15 points for Wichita State (13-0) while Darius Carter scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.
Wichita State was able to salt away the victory at the free-throw line. The Shockers were 28 of 41 on free throws while Davidson was just 11-of-16. Three Wildcats fouled out.
No. 12 Oregon 97, Morgan State 76
Joseph Young scored 24 points and host Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons. Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0), who are off to their best start since going 13-0 in 2006-07.
Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9), and Anthony Hubbard added 15.
Oregon, the national scoring leader coming in, increased its average to 90.8 points per game and were a 3-pointer from a school-record fifth 100-point game this season.
The Ducks got there with a balanced and efficient scoring attack. Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7-for-15 from 3-point range and 22-for-26 from the free-throw line.