No. 9 Villanova rolls past Quinnipiac
Phil Booth scored a career-high 23 points, and No. 9 Villanova routed Quinnipiac 86-53 on Saturday night in Philadelphia.
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 as 37 points and outrebounded the Bobcats 50-29, including 20 offensive rebounds that led to 26 second-chance points.
No. 16 Syracuse 84, Morehead State 70:
Tyus Battle scored 23 points, Elijah Hughes had 21 and the Orange (2-0) beat the visiting Eagles at the Carrier Dome.
Oshae Brissett added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Syracuse, which opened the season with a 66-34 victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night. Paschal Chukwu also had a doubledouble with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 19 Michigan 56, Holy Cross 37:
Charles Matthews scored 20 points and Ignas Brazdeikis added 19 as No. 19 Michigan held off Holy Cross at home.
Brazdeikis, a freshman, scored 15 points in the first 4:49 of the second half as part of a 32-8 run that gave Michigan a commanding lead.
No. 24 Purdue 84, Ball State 75:
Carsen Edwards scored 23 points on 8for-22 shooting, and the Boilermakers (2-0) pulled away from the Cardinals (1-1) in the second half in West Lafayette, Ind.
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. Malibu campus. A makeup date has not been set. The fires have killed two people and destroyed over 150 homes.