Kansas wins battle of unbeatens
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Andrew Wiggins scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and No. 2 Kansas moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis, downing previously unbeaten Wake Forest 87-78 on Thursday.
Frank Mason scored 13 points and Joel Embiid added 10 for the Jayhawks (5-0), who had a 14-point halftime lead trimmed to four before hanging on in the final minutes.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half for Wake Forest (5-1).
No. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE 97,
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Marcus Smart scored 30 points but Oklahoma State nearly blew a big lead before beating Purdue in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic.
Markel Brown added 25 points for the Cowboys (6-0), who came in averaging 100.2 points and had defeated their first five opponents by an average of 37.8.
No. 19 UCLA 105,
LAS VEGAS — Jordan Adams and Zach LaVine each scored 21 points to lead UCLA over Nevada in the opening round of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Five players scored in double figures for the Bruins (6-0), who quickly erased an early five-point deficit and built a double-digit lead less than 10 minutes into the game.
No. 20 CREIGHTON 88,
ARIZONA STATE 60
FULLERTON, Calif. — Doug McDermott scored 27 points, Devin Brooks added 23 and Creighton beat Arizona State in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy.
The Bluejays (5-0) used an early 14-2 run to take control and then put away the Sun Devils with 3-point shooting in the second half.
Arizona State (6-1) shot 39 percent from the field and went a woeful 7 of 18 at the free throw line. Jahii Carson led the Sun Devils with 15 points.
No. 21 MEMPHIS 87,
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joe Jackson scored 18 points, Shaq Goodwin had 17 and Memphis advanced to the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic by beating Siena.
Michael Dixon Jr. added 16 points for Memphis (3-1).
No. 23 IOWA 77,
XAVIER 74, OT
Roy Devyn Marble scored 30 points before leaving with a leg injury, and Iowa rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Xavier in overtime at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The Hawkeyes (6-0) never led in regulation, but never trailed in overtime.
Zach McCabe scored 11 points, and Gabriel Olaseni had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes.
No. 25 MARQUETTE 86,
CAL STATE FULLERTON 66
FULLERTON, Calif. — Jamil Wilson scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Marquette routed tournament host Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the Wooden Legacy.
Davante Gardner and Jajuan Johnson each had 18 points off the bench for the Golden Eagles (4-2).