Ed­wards scores 23 points, leads Pur­due over Ball State

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - Tyus Bat­tle scored 23 points and Eli­jah Hughes 21, and Syra­cuse knocked off vis­it­ing More­head State. Oshae Bris­sett added 17 points and 13 re­bounds for Syra­cuse (2-0). Paschal Chukwu had a dou­ble-dou­ble with 14 points and 10 re­bounds. Jor­dan Walker led Mo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Carsen Ed­wards scored 23 points on 8-for-22 shoot­ing, and No. 24 Pur­due pulled away from Ball State for an 84-75 vic­tory on Satur­day night.

Ed­wards strug­gled with his shoot­ing stroke at times, but man­aged to con­trib­ute in a variety of ways. The ju­nior guard also had five re­bounds, five as­sists and blocked a shot.

NO. 16 SYRA­CUSE 84, MORE­HEAD STATE 70: NO. 9 VIL­LANOVA 86, QUIN­NIP­IAC 53: Phil Booth scored a ca­reer-high 23 points, and No. 9 Vil­lanova routed Quin­nip­iac. Booth made three of Vil­lanova’s 12 3-point­ers. The Wild­cats (2-0) shot 47.1 per­cent (32 for 68) from the floor. Vil­lanova led by as many More­head State’s La­mon­tray Har­ris, left, pres­sures Syra­cuse’s Paschal Chukwu, right, dur­ing the sec­ond half Satur­day. NO. 19 MICHI­GAN 56, HOLY CROSS 37:

Women

NO. 3 ORE­GON 75, NO. 18 SYRA­CUSE 73: Sab­rina Ionescu had 26 points and 10 re­bounds and Erin Bo­ley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 sec­onds left, help­ing No. 3 Ore­gon hold off No. 18 Syra­cuse. Ionescu, a pre­sea­son All-Amer­ica guard coming off her 11th ca­reer triple-dou­ble, hit back-to-back 3-point­ers to spark an 11-0 run af­ter the Or­ange had scored 10 straight points to take a 67-61 lead.

Bo­ley’s 3 from the cor­ner put Ore­gon ahead to stay at 70-67.

[AP PHOTO/NICK LISI]

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