No. 1 Indiana 101, Ball State 53
Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help No. 1 Indiana defeat visiting Ball State on Sunday. Jordan Hulls scored 17 points, Cody Zeller scored 15 and Christian Watford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-0). It was Indiana’s largest victory margin in a 21-game series that began in 1934. The Hoosiers’ previous largest victory margin against the Cardinals was 43 points in 1946 and 1983. Majok Majok scored 18 points and Jauwan Scaife added 11 for Ball State.
No. 6 Syracuse 87, Colgate 61
James Southerland scored 18 points, Michael Carter-Williams had eight points and a career-high 13 assists, and No. 6 Syracuse beat visiting Colgate. It was the 165th meeting between the upstate New York foes, and the Orange (4-0) won their 46th straight against Colgate (3-4). Carter-Williams, who had six rebounds and just one turnover, missed the only shot he attempted in the first half. Brandon Triche finished with 15 points, freshman Dajuan Coleman had a career-high 12 points, and Rakeem Christmas had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Orange.
No. 15 Michigan State 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 60
Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat visiting Louisiana-Lafayette. Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans (5-1). He also had help from several teammates. Branden Dawson scored 11 points and Brandan Kearney had a career-high 10 off the bench. Adreian Payne had 10 rebounds. Elfrid Payton had 20 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-4).
No. 17 Gonzaga 81, Davidson 67
Elias Harris scored 24 points, Kevin Pangos added 23 and No. 17 Gonzaga beat Davidson 81-67 Sunday night in the Old Spice Classic championship game. Kelly Olynyk added 14 points for Gonzaga (6-0), which also won the 2008 Old Spice Classic. The Bulldogs are undefeated in six overall games at the tourney. Davidson (3-3) got 17 points from Nik Cochran. Jake Cohen had 13 and De’Mon Brooks finished with 12. Harris had 11 points to help Gonzaga, which trailed by nine early on, take a 33-24 halftime lead. The forward moved past Steven Gray into 15th place on the school’s all-time scoring list.
No. 20 Oklahoma State 81, Portland 54
Markel Brown scored a season-high 23 points, Le’Bryan Nash added 20 and No. 20 Oklahoma State cruised to a victory over visiting Portland State in its first game as a Top 25 team in five years. Phil Forte chipped in 15 points and Marcus Smart had eight points and nine assists, the third-most for a freshman in Cowboys’ history. Renado Parker and Michael Harthun led the Vikings with 12 points apiece.
No. 21 Connecticut 73, Stony Brook 62
Niels Giffey had a career-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Connecticut rally for a victory over visiting Stony Brook. Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half for UConn (5-1), and Omar Calhoun added 14. Dave Coley led Stony Brook (4-2) with 15 points and Tommy Brenton added 14. The game was tied at 39 when Connecticut began a streak of 3-point shooting that saw it make its final eight attempts from behind the arc. A four-point play by Napier put UConn up 61-47 with just over 4 minutes left and sealed the win.
No. 23 Colorado 89, Air Force 74
Freshman Josh Scott helped break open a tight game by scoring 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and No. 23 Colorado handed visiting Air Force its first loss of the season with a victory. Andre Roberson had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker added 15 points apiece for Colorado (5-0), which is off to its best start since also opening 5-0 in 1989-90. The Buffaloes improved to 9-1 at home against Air Force (5-1), which fell one win shy of matching its only 6-0 start in 1982-83. Michael Lyons scored 20 points for the Falcons. Todd Fletcher matched his career high with 18 points.