Duke turns back Tennessee State
DURHAM, N.C. — Luke Kennard scored 24 points and No. 5 Duke beat Tennessee State, 65-55, on Monday night.
Freshman forward Jayson Tatum added 14 points and Grayson Allen finished with 12 for the Blue Devils (11-1), who plodded through 30 mostly sluggish minutes before pulling away from a pesky Tigers team that threatened to spoil the college debut of touted Duke freshman Harry Giles.
Tennessee State led, 36-34, on Wayne Martin’s jumper with 15 minutes left. Duke countered with a 25-3 run highlighted by five 3-pointers — including two by Kennard on consecutive possessions after he was left completely unguarded — to take a 59-39 lead.
(15) Purdue 82 Western Illinois 50 At West Lafayette, Ind., Caleb Swanigan had 21 points and 21 rebounds, Isaac Haas scored 18 points and Purdue beat Western Illinois.
Swanigan went 7 for 16 from the field and 6 for 7 at the free-throw line in his ninth double-double of the season. He had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday’s 86-81 victory against No. 25 Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic.
Purdue (10-2) also got 16 points from Vince Edwards in its fifth consecutive victory.
(16) Indiana 103, Delaware St. 56
At Bloomington, Ind., OG Anunoby had 19 points and nine rebounds, and three of his teammates also reached double figures as Indiana routed Delaware State.
By avoiding a second straight loss, the Hoosiers (9-2) extended their home winning streak to 25 games — tied for the fifth-longest in school history.
DeVaughn Mallory led Delaware State with 14 points. Kobe Gantz added 13 for the Hornets (3-10), who have lost five of six. (21) Florida State 76, Samford 68
At Tallahassee, Fla., Terrence Mann scored 19 points and Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 15, leading Florida State past Samford.
The Seminoles have won eight straight and are 12-1 for only the third time — matching the 1988-89 and 2008-09 squads.
Christen Cunningham led the Bulldogs (7-4) with 16 points while Demetrius Denzel-Dyson added 14.
(25) Notre Dame 77, Colgate 62
At South Bend, Ind., V.J. Beachem scored 20 points to help Notre Dame snap a two-game skid.
Bonzie Colson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Farrell added 13 points and six assists for the Fighting Irish (10-2).
Will Ryman had 18 points and Nathan Harris added 17 for Colgate (2-10), which lost its sixth in a row — all in December.
Syracuse 105 Eastern Michigan 57 At Syracuse, N.Y., eight Orange players scored in double figures and Syracuse cruised over Eastern Michigan.
Syracuse (7-4) shot 59 percent from the field, including a season-high 15-of-28 from beyond the arc. The Orange had 34 assists on their 37 baskets. Frank Howard had 11 assists and John Gillon had nine.
Lafayette 104, Moravian 67 At Easton, Hunter Janacek hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points as Lafayette snapped a two-game skid with a win over Moravian College.
Janacek made 7 of 13 field goals overall and added five rebounds. Eric Stafford and Kyle Stout each finished with 17 points for Lafayette (4-6), which topped the 100-point mark for the first time since 2008.
O’Neil Holder scored 14 to lead the Greyhounds, who were held to just 31 percent shooting and turned it over 20 times.
Bucknell 81, Mount St Mary’s 65
At Lewisburg, Zach Thomas and Kimbal Mackenzie scored 16 points apiece and Bucknell pulled away from Mount St. Mary’s.
Nana Foulland added 14 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for the Bison (8-4), who had lost four straight to the Mountaineers (1-11). Thomas also had eight rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and three steals.
Junior Robinson had 20 points for the Mountaineers, Miles Wilson had 14 and Elijah Long 13.
Rex Pflueger of Notre Dame steals the ball between Colgate’s Nathan Harris, left, and Will Rayman during the first half of Monday’s game. Notre Dame won, 77-62.