Damion James led a four-man scoring frenzy that carried No. 2 Texas to a 103-90 win over No. 10 North Carolina yesterday in the first basketball game played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
James and hefty center Dexter Pittman were forces around the basket on both ends of the court, with James posting 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Pittman adding 23 points and 15 rebounds.
J'Covan Brown added 21 points and Avery Bradley had 20 as the host Longhorns (10-0) cruised to the most points the Tar Heels (8-3) have allowed in regulation since Roy Williams became their coach in 2003-04.
"There were some point-blank shots we missed," Williams said. "There were too many plays we didn't finish."
Duke 76, Gonzaga 41 - The No. 7 Blue Devils (9-1) held No. 15 Gonzaga (8-3) to its lowest point total in 25 years in a rout in the Aeropostale Classic in New York City.
Nolan Smith scored 24 points, and point guard Jon Scheyer added 20 points and eight assists for Duke, which has a record of 26-14 at Madison Square Garden, 21-6 under coach Mike Krzyzewski.
"We got throttled in every aspect of basketball," Bulldogs coach Mark Few said after Gonzaga was held to its lowest point total since a 62-40 loss to Iowa on Nov. 28, 1984. "It was an old-fashioned take you out to the woodshed and beat you down."
Kentucky 90, Austin Peay 69 - Patrick Patterson scored 21 points, including nine during a decisive second-half run, as the No. 3 Wildcats (11-0) beat the Govs (7-5) at home for their 1,999th win.
John Wall added 17 points and six assists while DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who will try for their 2,000th victory tomorrow against Drexel. The Wildcats would be the first team to win 2,000 games.
The victory pushed John Calipari past Adolph Rupp in the Kentucky record book for the best start by a first-year head coach. Rupp won his first 10 games in 1931.
Kansas 75, Michigan 64 - Prep Charter graduate Marcus Morris had a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the No. 1 Jayhawks (10-0) overcame a mid-game funk to beat the Wolverines (5-5) in Lawrence, Kan.
"We could have played a lot better," said Morris. "Not taking anything from Michigan, I just think we could have played better and won by a lot more."
Kansas jumped out to a 21-point lead midway through the first half. Then the Jayhawks started throwing passes up for grabs, and Michigan clawed its way back, turning Allen Fieldhouse quiet.
Old Dominion 61, Georgetown 57 - The Monarchs (7-4) spoiled Georgetown's annual game at Washington's McDonough Arena again, capitalizing on 18 turnovers to hand the No. 11 Hoyas (8-1) their first loss of the season.
Ben Finney had 13 points, five rebounds, and four steals for the Monarchs.
Georgetown usually plays one game a year in its 2,400-seat gymnasium, and it was usually a sure win - until ODU stunned the Hoyas, 75-62, there three years ago.
Richmond 56, Florida 53 - The Spiders (8-3) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit, and Kevin Anderson made four free throws in the final 5.4 seconds to upset the No. 13 Gators (8-2) in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Sunrise, Fla.
The Gators shot 7 for 27 in the second half, including 1 for 9 from three-point range.
Southern Cal 77, Tennessee 55 - Alex Stepheson had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and transfer Mike Gerrity had 12 points and 10 assists as the Trojans (5-4) routed No. 9 Tennessee (8-2) in Los Angeles for the Volunteers' worst loss under coach Bruce Pearl.
Gerrity was making his debut for Southern Cal after transferring from Charlotte following the first semester of last season.
Syracuse 85, St. Bonaventure 72 - Neumann-Goretti graduate Rick Jackson scored 18 points as the No. 5 Orange (11-0) pulled away in the second half to defeat the Bonnies (6-4) in Syracuse, N.Y.
Purdue 69, Ball State 49 - Robbie Hummel had 19 points and nine rebounds to help the No. 4 Boilermakers improve to 10-0 by beating the Cardinals (3-5) in Indianapolis. Purdue has opened with 10 straight wins for only the second time since the 1936-37 season.
West Virginia 80, Cleveland State 78 - Da'Sean Butler's layup with 1.2 seconds left gave the No. 6 Mountaineers (8-0) a win over the feisty Vikings (4-8) in Cleveland.
Rutgers 71, N.J. Tech 62 - Hamady Ndiaye had 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 blocked shots to lead the Scarlet Knights (8-2) over NJIT (3-7) in Piscataway, N.J.
Ndiaye's strong game at center came the same day Rutgers announced that center Gregory Echenique will miss the rest of the season because of eye surgery.
Elsewhere: Gordon Hayward grabbed a loose ball and made a layup with 1.2 seconds left to play, giving No. 21 Butler a 69-68 lead over Xavier in Indianapolis. The game was then declared over, because of a clock malfunction before the basket. . . . No. 12 Michigan State pulled away from IPFW in the second half for an 80-58 win at home in East Lansing. . . . . . . William Buford scored 18 points and carried the load in the second half to lead No. 18 Ohio State past Delaware State, 60-44, in Columbus, Ohio. . . . No. 20 Mississippi built an early 24-2 lead, then coasted to a 108-64 win against Centenary in Oxford, Miss. . . . Lance Stephenson (19 points) led No. 25 Cincinnati on a first-half run in an 80-52 home win over Lipscomb.
Luke Harangody scored 23 points and Notre Dame shot 60 percent in the second half in an 84-73 win over UCLA in South Bend, Ind. . . . Northwestern used aggressive defense to beat mistake-prone Stanford, 70-62, for the Wildcats' eight consecutive victory. . . . Bo Spencer had 22 points as LSU beat Rice, 65-51, at home. . . . Marquette rolled to a 78-51 victory over North Florida in Milwaukee. . . . Will Walker scored 23 points to lead DePaul over Texas State, 86-69, in Rosemont, Ill. . . . Host Iowa beat Drake, 71-67.
Roman Catholic graduate Brad Wanamaker had a career-high 20 points as Pittsburgh won its 28th straight home game, defeating Mount St. Mary's, 66-48. . . . Justin Robinson scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as Rider rallied for a 70-63 win over Monmouth in West Long Branch, N.J. . . . Terrell Vinson came up with the ball after a scramble in the lane and banked in a basket with 0.7 second left to give Massachusetts a 73-72 victory over Memphis in Boston. . . . Virginia Tech improved to 9-1 with a 73-50 win over Charleston Southern in Blacksburg, Va.
Games postponed by snow included Hampton at Towson, UNC-Wilmington at Virginia, and Maryland-Baltimore County at American.