Tyler Smith had the first triple-double in school history, helping No. 10 Tennessee romp to an 87-69 win over North Carolina-Asheville last night in Knoxville, Tenn., helping the Vols give coach Bruce Pearl career victory No. 400.
Smith, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Pearl, in his fourth season at Tennessee (6-1) and 17th overall, joined some legendary company by winning his 400th after coaching 509 games. Only Adolph Rupp, Clair Bee, Jerry Tarkanian, Roy Williams and Henry Iba reached the 400-victory plateau in fewer games.
North Carolina 98, Michigan State 63 -
The top-ranked Tar Heels were impressive in what they hope will be the first of three games at Detroit's Ford Field - the next two coming in the Final Four.
Tyler Hansbrough scored the first basket of both halves and finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds, leading North Carolina (8-0) to a rout of No. 13 Michigan State (4-2).
Pittsburgh 78, Duquesne 51 -
Sam Young scored 23 points and DeJuan Blair was in control inside with 14 points and 17 rebounds, helping the third-ranked Panthers overcome a sluggish start to defeat rival Duquesne in Pittsburgh.
Xavier 81, Auburn 74 -
B.J. Raymond scored a career-high 32 points against the Tigers in Cincinnati and the No. 14 Musketeers remained undefeated.
Xavier (7-0) matched the third-best start in its history and their best since 1996-97.
Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58 -
James Johnson scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half as the No. 15 Demon Deacons routed Indiana in Winston-Salem, N.C.
L.D. Williams added 16 points for Wake Forest (7-0).
Syracuse 88, Cornell 78 -
Jonny Flynn had 24 points, Paul Harris added 21 points and nine rebounds, and the No. 16 Orange rallied to their 31st straight win over the Big Red in Syracuse, N.Y.
Cornell (4-4) hasn't beaten Syracuse (8-0) in 40 years.
Stanley Pringle scored 22 points as
survived woeful free-throw shooting down the stretch to hold off host
, 85-83. . . .
Ken Horton sank a pair of foul shots with 32.8 seconds left to help give
Central Connecticut State
a 67-61 win over host
Ralph Hegamin scored 19 points, but
, 70-67. . . . Aaron Syvertsen scored 15 points as the
College of New Jersey
, 68-50.. . . . John Noonan scored 18 points as
, 81-61. . . . Raul Ordonez scored 12 points but
lost to visiting
, 72-66. . . . Alex Schwada's eight points led
in a 73-41 loss at
James Jones scored a game-high 20 points, but