MEN’S BASKETBALL IN BRIEF
of the infractions. The NCAA didn’t identify Emery but the university’s statement noted the case involved him. The university said it would appeal. rebounds and showcased his newfound 3-point range Friday as the Vols (2-0) breezed at home. No. 8 North Carolina 116, Elon 67: Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little scored 21 points apiece and the Tar Heels (2-0) routed the host Phoenix (1-1), who christened their new $40 million on-campus arena.
Elon has not beaten North Carolina since 1918 and remained winless against Top 25 opponents since moving to Division I in the late 1990s.
No. 14 Oregon 81, Eastern Washington 47: Freshman Bol Bol had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Ducks (2-0) rode their stifling defense in beating the Eagles (0-2).
No. 15 Virginia Tech 87, Gardner-Webb 59: Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Isaiah Wilkins scored 21 points apiece, and the Hokies opened with a home win but allowed the Runnin’ Bulldogs (0-2) to keep it close until after halftime.
No. 18 Mississippi State 95, Austin Peay 67: Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 21 points, Nick Weatherspoon added 19 and the Bulldogs won their season and home opener.
No. 22 Clemson 71, N.C. Central 51: David Skara scored 16 points and the host Tigers (2-0) opened a large early lead in a matchup of NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago.
No. 23 LSU 97, UNCGreensboro 91: Naz Reid scored 29 points and Tremont Waters had 21 points and 10 assists as the Tigers (2-0) won at home over the Spartans (1-1).