MEN’S BAS­KET­BALL IN BRIEF

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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).

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