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College Basketball | No. 1 North Carolina gets by Nicholls St.

Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points and showed no ill effects from a weekend concussion while helping top-ranked North Carolina top Nicholls State last night, 88-78, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points and showed no ill effects from a weekend concussion while helping top-ranked North Carolina top Nicholls State last night, 88-78, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Wayne Ellington added 20 points for the Tar Heels (10-0), who played at home for the first time in a month after six straight games away from the Smith Center.

But North Carolina looked lethargic against the determined Colonels (4-8), who never let the Tar Heels run away with the game - but never seriously threatened, either.

Ryan Bathie scored 17 points to lead Nicholls State.

Memphis 79, Cincinnati 69 -

Freshman guard Derrick Rose had a career high of 26 points, steadying second-ranked Memphis in a victory over Cincinnati.

Memphis improved to 9-0 for the first time since 1985-86, when the Tigers won their first 20 games, a school record.

Cincinnati (4-6) kept it close by taking advantage of the Tigers' inability to sustain anything for more than a few minutes. Deonta Vaughn scored 20 points for the Bearcats, who are off to their worst start in 22 years.

Tennessee 86, North Carolina-Asheville 73 -

Chris Lofton scored 24 points for 12th-ranked Tennessee (10-1) in the victory over UNC-Asheville (8-3) in Knoxville, Tenn.

J.P. Prince added 13 points and seven assists for Tennessee, which played its only December home game. The Volunteers have won 23 consecutive games at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee took an early 10-point lead and was never seriously threatened, extending the lead to as many as 27 points in the second half.

Michigan State 85, San Jose State 45 -

Raymar Morgan and Durrell Summers both scored 16 points and Drew Neitzel added 14 to help ninth-ranked Michigan State (10-1) crush San Jose State (3-5) in a matchup of Spartans in East Lansing, Mich.

Summers, an acrobatic freshman, came off the bench to thrill the crowd with breathtaking slams and hustling plays.

Texas A&M 79, Detroit 39 -

Freshman DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and eight rebounds to propel 14th-ranked Texas A&M (10-1) past Detroit (4-7) in College Station, Texas.

Jordan, who leads the nation in field-goal percentage, missed only the last of his eight shots. He is 46 for 58, or 79.3 percent.

Butler 83, Bradley 64 -

A.J. Graves scored 21 points and freshman Mike Green had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead 16th-ranked Butler (10-1) past Bradley (7-4) in Indianapolis.

Arizona 52, Nevada Las-Vegas 49 -

Jordan Hill had 16 points and 19 rebounds as 19th-ranked Arizona (8-2) rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to defeat UNLV (7-3) in Las Vegas.

West Virginia 90, Radford 60 -

Darris Nichols and Alex Ruoff both scored 23 points to send 24th-ranked West Virginia (9-1) past Radford (4-9) in Radford, Va.

Buena Vista 84, College of New Jersey, 77


Mark Aziz had 22 points, but the Lions (2-5) fell to the Beavers (7-3) in double overtime in Ewing, N.J.

Philadelphia University 83, Chestnut Hill College 44


Malcolm Ingram had a game high of 19 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Rams (5-7) over the visiting Griffins (0-7). Mike Acquaviva had nine points for Chestnut Hill.

West Chester 64, California (Pa.) 59

- Ralph Hegamin scored 17 points and Aaron Smith and Kenneth St. George contributed 15 and 13, respectively, as the Golden Rams (4-4) upset the Vulcans (6-2) in West Chester.

Immaculata 87, Ursinus 77


Dan Lepone scored 17 points as the Mighty Macs (8-0) stayed unbeaten with a nonconference victory over the Bears (6-2) at home. Nick Shattuck had 24 points for Ursinus, which had a six-game winning streak snapped.


DeMario Anderson scored 27 points to lead


to an 85-63 win over


in Hamden, Conn. . . . Harvey Hale scored 14 points and sparked a decisive 21-5 run in

Wake Forest's

74-61 victory over

South Florida

in Winston-Salem, N.C.

. . . Deron Washington scored 17 points and Jeff Allen scored all 10 of his in the second half as

Virginia Tech

pulled away to beat


58-46, in Blacksburg, Va. . . . John Griffin scored 27 points to lead


to an 88-75 victory over


in Lewisburg, Pa.

Adrian Joseph had 19 points and Mike Scott scored 15 in his first start as




79-65, in Charlottesville, Va. . . . Weyinmi Efejuku scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help



Sacred Heart,

94-89, in Providence, R.I. . . . Freshman LaceDarius Dunn scored a career high of 24 points, while making 6 of 8 shots from three-point range, and


rallied from 20 points down to beat

South Carolina,

92-84, in Columbia, S.C.. . . Brian Johnson scored 17 points and had eight assists to help




71-60, in Burlington, Vt.


Louisiana State 63, Miami (Fla.) 52 -

Quianna Chaney scored 16 points to help the eighth-ranked Tigers (8-2) beat the Hurricanes (5-7) in the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico.

La Salle 63, UNC-Greensboro 47 -

Jamie Walsh scored 20 points as the Explorers (4-6) snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Spartans (1-9) in the first round of the Central Florida Classic in Orlando.

California (Pa.) 82, West Chester 53 -

Natalie Winters scored 13 points for the Golden Rams (7-1) in a loss to the Vulcans (8-2) at home at the Hollinger Fieldhouse.

Ursinus 66, Delaware Valley 54 -

Carolyn Konstanzer had a game high of 18 points and 16 rebounds as the Bears (4-4) defeated the Aggies (4-5) in Collegeville.