Ken­nard leads No. 1 Duke to Hall of Fame ti­tle

Blue Devils too much for up­start Rhode Is­land

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

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.

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