Kennard leads No. 1 Duke to Hall of Fame title
Blue Devils too much for upstart Rhode Island
UNCASVILLE, CONN. >> Luke Kennard scored 24 points and top-ranked Duke beat No. 21 Rhode Island 75-65 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off title game.
The sophomore guard made eight of his 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (4-1). Amile Jefferson added 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Jared Terrell led Rhode Island (4-1) with 22 points, and Martin Hassan added 15. Duke held Rams star E.C. Matthews to nine points, more than 10 below his season average. NO. 8 VIRGINIA 62, YALE 38 >> Marial Shayok scored 15 points and No. 8 Virginia held Yale scoreless for a stretch of nearly 9 minutes in the second half.
Freshman Kyle Guy added 12 points for the Cavaliers (3-0), eight during a 16-0 second-half run that turned a 37-33 lead into a rout.
Blake Reynolds led Yale (2-1) with 10 points. The Bulldogs arrived averaging 93.5 points, had an early 8-0 burst and then never found any rhythm again. They made only 16 of 48 field goal tries. NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA 100, NEW HAMPSHIRE 41 >> Esa Ahmad tied a career-high with 14 points, Nathan Adrian added 12 and West Virginia routed New Hampshire on Sunday.
The Mountaineers (3-0) started off a little stale in the opening minutes, trailing the Wildcats (2-2) 4-1 after 1:52, but then went on a 22-2 run over the next 6:30 to take a 23-6 lead.
Iba Camera 10 points and 12 rebounds for New Hampshire. NO. 20 IOWA STATE 130, THE CITADEL 63 >> Monte Morris had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists for the fifth tripledouble in Iowa State history and the Cyclones set a program record for points in a game.
Naz Mitrou-Long had 26 points for Iowa State (3-0). The Cyclones broke the school record of 129 set against Northeastern Illinois in 1978.
Iowa State held the Bulldogs (2-2) — who entered play averaging a nationalbest 112.2 points a game — to 22 in the first half. Quayson Williams had 15 for the Bulldogs. NO. 24 CINCINNATI 71, PENN STATE 50 >> Kyle Washington had 16 points and 17 rebounds and Cincinnati beat Penn State 71-50 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off consolation game.
Jacob Evans added 14 points for the Bearcats (3-1). Shep Garner had 20 points for Penn State (2-3). TEMPLE 88, MANHATTAN 67 >> Daniel Dingle scored a career-high 22 points and Obi Enechionyia and Shizz Alston Jr. had 17 points apiece and Temple defeated Manhattan 88-67 on Sunday in the NIT Season TipOff.
Quinton Rose hit all five of his shots and scored 14 points for the Owls (2-2), who shot 53.4 percent (31 for 58).
Enechionyia had seven rebounds, Alston had five assists and Dingle made 9-of-10 free throws as Temple went 19 of 22 from the line.
Zavier Turner hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points for the Jaspers (1-3). Manhattan shot 38.7 percent from the field (24 of 62), made 10 of 17 from the line and had 22 turnovers. Zane Waterman added 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting. The Jaspers trailed by 19 at the half.
Owl greats Don Shields and Mike “Meyer” Bloom (both Class of 1938), Terence Stansbury (1984) and Pepe Sanchez (2000) were inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime. DREXEL 83, NORTH TEXAS 62 >> Rodney Williams scored 20 points, collected six rebounds and passed out five assists and Kari Jonsson contributed 15 points off the bench to lead Drexel past North Texas 83-62 on Sunday in the Scarlet Knight Showcase.
The Dragons’ Austin Williams was perfect from the floor making all six shots for 13 points while collecting eight rebounds, Kurk Lee scored 12 and Sammy Mojica added 11 and nine boards.
Lee’s 3-pointer at the 9:55 mark and jumper with 6:30 remaining started and ended a run that began with the Dragons stretching a one-point lead to 2815. It was 40-21 at the half.
Drexel (2-2) shot 60 percent in the second half and finished shooting 52 percent (32 of 59), including 12 for 24 behind the arc.
Jeremy Combs led North Texas (1-2) with 15 points and five rebounds, J-Mychal Reese added 13 points and six assists.
Duke’s Luke Kennard attempts to call a timeout before running out of bounds as Rhode Island’s Stanford Robinson pursues in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.