No. 4 Michigan 71, Kansas State 57
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and Michigan beat Kansas State to win the NIT Season Tipoff in New York City.
Glenn Robinson III had 12 rebounds, and Trey Burke and Jon Horford had 10 points each for the Wolverines (5-0). Hardaway made 10-of-15 shots from the field before he was hurt with about four minutes left. He returned to the bench just in time to celebrate with the rest of his team.
Rodney McGruder scored 16 points and had seven rebounds for Kansas State (5-1).
No. 2 Louisville 84, No. 13 Missouri 61
Luke Hancock scored 19 points and Russ Smith had 18 points and six steals and Louisville looked more like itself with an convincing victory over Missouri in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Louisville (5-0) forced 23 turnovers that it turned into 31 points.
No. 5 Duke 67, VCU 58
Mason Plumlee, a 6-foot-10 center who helped break VCU’s pressure, had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Duke over the Rams in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Plumlee, who had 20 points and 17 rebounds in the opening-round win over Minnesota, brought the ball across midcourt several times in each half to help the Blue Devils withstand the pressure defense VCU calls “havoc.”
The Blue Devils (5-0) will meet the winner of the game between No. 2 Louisville and No. 13 Missouri in the championship game tonight.
No. 7 Florida 79, Central Florida 66
Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points, Scottie Wilbekin added a career-best 17 and host Florida (5-0) overcame a sluggish start, dominated the paint and pressed the Knights (3-2) into a bevy of turnovers. Boynton and Wilbekin benefited from the mismatches down low.
No. 8 Kentucky 104, LIU-Brooklyn 75
Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points and the host Wildcats ran away from winless LIU-Brooklyn. Goodwin added nine rebounds and nine assists. Poythress also had nine rebounds as the Wildcats (4-1) shot 68 percent from the field and won their third in a row.
The Blackbirds (0-4) led 43-40 before the Wildcats closed the half with a 15-0 run.
No. 15 Michigan State 70, Oakland 52
Keith Appling shook off a sprained right ankle in the first half and finished with 20 points to help host Michigan State (4-1) to extend its winning streak to four. Oakland (2-4) cut its deficit to four with 6½ minutes left, then Appling made a 3-pointer.
No. 16 N.C. State 82, UNC Asheville 80
Richard Howell scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 3:06 left, to help host North Carolina State rally past UNC Asheville. Howell finished with 15 rebounds and also knocked down two free throws with 5 seconds left to secure the win for the Wolfpack (4-1), who finally shook free of the Bulldogs late after trailing most of the way. UNC Asheville (1-5) led by seven with 8½ minutes left.
No. 17 Gonzaga 72, Oklahoma 47
Elias Harris scored 18 points and Gonzaga beat Oklahoma (3-1) in a semifinal matchup at the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kelly Olynyk, Gary Bell Jr., Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski each had eight points for Gonzaga (5-0).
Oregon 83, No. 18 UNLV 79
Damyean Dotson scored a team-high 19 points, including a short jumper from the key to give Oregon the lead for good, in an 83-79 upset of No. 18 UNLV on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic in Las Vegas.
Minnesota 84, No. 19 Memphis 75
Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The sophomore guard scored 24 in the first half.
No. 22 Cincinnati 78, Iowa State 70
Sean Kilpatrick scored 32 points to lead Cincinnati (5-0) in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic in Las Vegas.