Wednesday, November 21, 2012
College basketball: Butler shocks No. 9 UNC
LAHAINA, Hawaii - Maybe North Carolina should have just gone to the beach. Butler is the team to beat in Maui.
Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points Tuesday night to lead the unranked Bulldogs past No. 9 UNC 82-71, jumping out to a 17-point halftime lead and holding back several second-half surges from the Tar Heels in the second round of the Maui Invitational.
The Tar Heels (4-1) missed their first three shots and never led.
Coach K concerned about ACC members
Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is fretting about the future of the ACC in the wake of Maryland's decision to bolt for the Big Ten.
"The ACC is vulnerable right now. I'm concerned about our conference," Krzyzewski said Monday as he taped his "Basketball and Beyond" show for Sirius XM Radio, according to Sports Illustrated.
He is worried that other schools might follow Maryland out the door. He said the ACC must "close ranks and see who's still here."
"There could still be some movement in our conference," he said.
Krzyzewski isn't sure what will happen if Maryland is able to reduce the ACC's $50 million exit fee.
"More people are going to go after people in our conference now," he said. "Especially if Maryland shows that in some way they can reduce or get out of that $50 million commitment.
"For my own conference," Krzyzewski said, "it's time to circle wagons and take attendance and make sure we have who we have."
Maryland 83, Lafayette 74
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Alex Len scored 16, James Padgett had 14, and Maryland never trailed in a win over Lafayette.
Nick Faust had 13 points and eight rebounds, freshman Charles Mitchell scored 12 and Dez Wells added 11 for the Terrapins (3-1).
Seth Hinrichs led the Leopards (1-4) with 20 points and Joey Ptasinski had 14.
No. 14 Creighton 105,Longwood 57
OMAHA, Neb. - Doug McDermott and Gregory Echenique scored 17 points apiece to lead four Creighton players in double figures.
Ethan Wragge and Will Artino each added 13 points for the Bluejays (4-0).
Jeylani Dublin had 19 points and Tristan Carey 14 for Longwood (0-4), which has been outscored by an average of 38 points a game.
No. 11 UCLA 60,Georgia 56
NEW YORK - Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and No. 11 UCLA made enough free throws late to hold off Georgia in the consolation game of the Legends Classic tournament.
Wear finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for UCLA (4-1), and Kyle Anderson had nine rebounds and nine points.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Bulldogs (1-4) with 16 points and had eight rebounds. Marcus Thornton had 10 rebounds for Georgia.
No. 7 Florida 58,Savannah State 40
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Mike Rosario scored 13 points, Patric Young added a double-double for No. 7 Florida.
Young finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. It was his second double-double in four games, Erik Murphy chipped in 10 points for the Gators (4-0).
Rashad Hassan and Cedric Smith led Savannah State (3-3) with 11 points apiece. Arnold Louis added nine points and 11 boards for the Tigers (3-3).
No. 22 Cincinnati 91,Campbell 72
CINCINNATI - Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 28 points and No. 22 Cincinnati remained undefeated.
Jaquon Parker set a season high with 21 points, and Sean Kilpatrick added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (4-0), who never trailed and led by as many as 25.
Darren White bounced back from scoring just three in the first half to finish with 22 for Campbell (2-3).