No. 6 Syracuse 73, Princeton 53
James Southerland scored a career-high 22 points and nabbed five steals, Michael Carter-Williams added 10 points and nine assists, and host Syracuse beat Princeton.
Syracuse (3-0) won its 24th consecutive game in the Carrier Dome and boosted its record to 31-0 against the Ivy League in the Dome. The Orange also has won 35 in a row at home against nonconference foes and six in a row in the series with Princeton (1-3), which lost its third in a row.
C.J. Fair had 12 points and Brandon Triche and Rakeem Christmas each had 10 as Christmas matched his career high.
Clay Wilson led Princeton with 15 points, Brandon Connolly had 11, and Ian Hummer had 10.
Syracuse had 19 steals, three off the school record, as the Orange forced the Tigers into 24 turnovers.
No. 8 Kentucky 81, Morehead State 70
Archie Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points, and Alex Poythress added 20 to help host Kentucky rally past stubborn Morehead State.
Their biggest contributions came at the foul line as the much-hyped freshmen combined to convert 20-of-25 free throws to help the Wildcats (3-1) fight back several times against the Eagles (3-2) before steadily pulling away in the second half.
Julius Mays added 11 points, and freshmen forward Nerlens Noel and Kyle Wiltjer each had nine. Noel also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.
Milton Chavis scored 23 points for Morehead State, which had runs of 16-0 in the first half and 11-4 to start the second. Maurice Lewis-Briggs added 13 points, and Drew Kelly had 10.
The Eagles committed 32 fouls, while the Wildcats — 31 of 41 from the line — had 12.
No. 9 North Carolina 112, Chaminade 70
James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points to lead five North Carolina players in double figures and the Tar Heels routed Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
It was the first time this season that the Tar Heels (5-1) have topped the century mark. They put up 62 points in the first half after being held to 18 points in the first half in Tuesday’s loss to Butler.
Tournament host Chaminade (3-3) scored consecutive baskets just three times.