No. 3 Kentucky 81, Eastern Michigan 63
Aaron Harrison scored 22 points, Willie Cauley-Stein added 15, and host Kentucky earned its 500th Rupp Arena win by beating previously unbeaten Eastern Michigan on Wednesday.
Two days after escaping Cleveland State with a late rally, the Wildcats (6-1) were more methodical in improving to 500-62 lifetime in the 37-year-old home named for legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Leading just 35-32 at halftime, Kentucky steadily built it to double digits with 12:52 left and led by as many as 21 with 2:39 remaining.
Kentucky controlled the glass, outrebounding the Eagles 52-33 including 19 offensive and scoring 23 second-chance points.
No. 4 Arizona 66, Drexel 62
Nick Johnson scored 20 points and freshman Aaron Gordon had 10 points and 13 rebounds and Arizona rallied from a terrible first half to beat Drexel in a semifinal of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Wildcats (6-0) used a 25-4 run spanning halftime to wipe out an 18-point first-half deficit and take their first lead of the game, 33-31 on a basket by Brandon Ashley with 16:11 to play. Drexel (3-2) led 29-20 at halftime.
No. 11 Gonzaga 91, Arkansas 81
Kevin Pangos scored 34 points and Gonzaga (6-1) easily beat Arkansas (4-2) in the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Pangos made 7-of-8 3-point attempts, including four during a 3-minute stretch in the second half that led the Bulldogs to an 18-point lead.