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College basketball roundup — Nov. 17

Associated Press

Iowa State 77, 
No. 7 Michigan 70

Melvin Ejim scored 22 points and Iowa State beat visiting Michigan on Sunday, spoiling Wolverines star Mitch McGary’s season debut. Naz Long added 16 for the Cyclones (3-0), who held McGary to just one point in the second half while notching one of their biggest wins under coach Fred Hoiberg. McGary, a preseason first-team All-American who missed two games with a lower back injury, finished with nine points and six rebounds. Nik Stauskas led Michigan (2-1) with 20 points and Derrick Walton Jr. had 13. Glenn Robinson III was held to 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting.

Belmont 83, 
No. 12 North Carolina 80

With his team trailing late in a close game at North Carolina, Belmont’s J.J. Mann came through with the biggest basket of his career. The senior hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.1 seconds left, helping the Bruins upset the Tar Heels (2-1) in the Hall of Fame Tipoff. Mann finished with a career-best 28 points, the last coming on the 3 that gave the Bruins (3-1) an 81-80 lead. Then, after a missed shot for the lead from UNC’s J.P. Tokoto, Caleb Chowbay scored on a breakaway layup with 0.2 of a second left to seal a stunning win.

No. 1 Kentucky 87, 
Robert Morris 49

Aaron Harrison scored 19 of his 28 points in the first half and Kentucky (3-1) started all freshmen for the first time in rolling to a victory over visiting Robert Morris. Coach John Calipari rolled out a rookie lineup of Harrison and twin brother Andrew, James Young, Marcus Lee and Julius Randle.

No. 15 Gonzaga 82, 
Oakland 67

Kevin Pangos scored 21 points, making five 3-pointers, to give host Gonzaga (3-0) a win over short-handed Oakland. Oakland (0-4) only had eight players because Dante Williams and Duke Mondy were suspended and sent back to Michigan.

No. 19 Connecticut 77, 
Boston 60

DeAndre Daniels scored 24 points to lead Connecticut over visiting Boston University in the 2K Sports Classic. UConn (4-0) blew a 19-point first-half lead before pulling away again in the second half. Boston (2-1) hasn’t won a game against a ranked team since 1959.

Indiana State 83, 
No. 21 Notre Dame 70

Justin Gant scored 17 points to lead Indiana State over host Notre Dame. It was the first home November loss for Notre Dame under 14th-year coach Mike Brey, whose teams had been 48-0 in November entering Sunday. Indiana State, which knocked off two Top 25 teams last year, limited the Irish to 36 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers. The Sycamores (2-1) shot 48 percent from the field, including 11-of-20 from the 3-point line.

No. 22 New Mexico 109, Charleston Southern 93

Cameron Bairstow scored a career-high 29 points to lead New Mexico (2-0) over Charleston Southern (2-2).

No. 23 Baylor 87, 
Louisiana-Lafayette 68

Kenny Chery scored 20 points and had four assists, helping lead Baylor over visiting Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2) in an opening-round game of the Maui Invitational. Chery’s 3-pointer capped an early 15-5 run that put the Bears (3-0) ahead to stay after their sluggish start.


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