Williams snaps slump, No. 7 North Carolina beats Stanford
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Williams scored 12 points after starting the season by missing his first 10 shots, and No. 7 North Carolina dominated the first half to beat Stanford 90-72 on Monday night in its home opener.
Cameron Johnson had 17 points to lead four players in double figures for the Tar Heels (3-0), who shot 60 percent in the first half and took a 52-26 lead on Luke Maye’s 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Stanford (2-1) got no closer than 15 points after halftime. KZ Okpala scored 16 to lead the Cardinal.
No. 25 BUFFALO 62, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 53
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Montell McRae and Jeremy Harris each scored 11 points as Buffalo pulled away from Southern Illinois in the second half.
Davonta Jordan had nine points and five assists for the Bulls (3-0), who entered the Top 25 for the first time in school history Monday following a 99-94 overtime win at West Virginia on Friday night.
CJ Massinburg added seven points and a team-high six rebounds for Buffalo. Massinburg had 43 points and 14 rebounds in the victory at West Virginia.
Kavion Pippen led Southern Illinois (0-2) with 18 points.