Hawkins helps Eagles pull away
Deontae Hawkins scored 22 points with eight rebounds, and the Boston College men’s basketball team ran away from Sacred Heart in the second half to win, 7353, last night at Conte Forum. The Eagles (3-0) trailed almost the entire first half, then went on a 19-3 run in the second to turn a five-point game into a blowout. Ky Bowman scored 14 and Steffon Mitchell added 13 and nine rebounds for BC, which has never lost in nine tries against Sacred Heart (0-2).
Joseph Lopez had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Pioneers, and Mario Matasovic scored 14. Sacred Heart shot nearly 50 percent for the first half; in the second, the Pioneers made 7-of-30 shots from the field and missed all nine 3-point attempts.
Yale 86, South Carolina State 54 — In New Haven, Conn., Miye Oni scored 20 points and Noah Yates added another 16 off the bench as the Elis (1-2) routed the Bulldogs (0-3).
Dartmouth 78, Emerson 43 — Chris Knight scored 16 points and Taylor Johnson 11 as the Big Green (1-1) crushed the Division 3 Lions (0-1) in Hanover, N.H.
UConn 72, Stony Brook 64 — Jalen Adams came back from a one-game suspension to score 19 points and the Huskies (2-0) rallied to beat the Seawolves (0-2) in Hartford.
In AP Top 25 games:
Duke 88, Michigan State 81 — Grayson Allen scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils (3-0) beat the No.2 Spartans (1-1) in the Champions Classic in Chicago despite losing Marvin Bagley III to an eye injury midway through the first half.
Kansas 65, Kentucky 61 — Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws to lead the No. 4 Jayhawks (20) past the No. 7 Wildcats (21) in Chicago, putting coach Bill Self in a tie for second with Roy Williams on KU’s all-time wins list.
Villanova 113, Nicholls 77 — Mikal Bridges set career highs with 23 points and four blocks, and the No.5 Wildcats (2-0) swatted away a school-record 13 shots in a rout of the Colonels (1-1) in Philadelphia.
Gonzaga 106, Howard 69 — Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points, fellow freshman Corey Kispert added 13 and the No.17 Bulldogs (2-0) had no trouble with the Bison (0-3) in Spokane, Wash.
Purdue 86, Marquette 71 — Isaac Haas, a 7-foot-2 center, scored 22 points as the No.19 Boilermakers (3-0) used their size advantage to beat the Golden Eagles (1-1) in Milwaukee.
Providence 98, Northeastern 95 — Jovana Nogic scored 31 points to lead the Friars (2-1) to the narrow win against the Huskies (02), whose Stella Clark had 28 points, at the Cabot Center.
ONE TOUGH BATTLE: Duke’s Grayson Allen drives on Michigan State’s Joshua Langford in a matchup of the top two teams in the nation last night in Chicago.