Grant Williams, No. 3 Tennessee roll past Wake Forest
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grant Williams had 22 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Tennessee trounced Wake Forest 83-64 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.
Kyle Alexander scored a career-high 19 points and had eight rebounds to help Tennessee (10-1) extend its home winning streak to 15 games. The Volunteers haven’t lost at Thompson-Boling Arena since last season, falling 94-84 to Auburn on Jan. 2.
Chaundee Brown scored 19 points and Brandon Childress added 14 for Wake Forest (6-4). Jordan Bone had 18 points and Admiral Schofield scored 12 for Tennessee.
NO. 5 VIRGINIA 72, WILLIAM & MARY 40
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — De’Andre Hunter scored 18 points, Kyle Guy had 16 and Virginia pulled away after halftime and beat William & Mary.
The Tribe (4-8) used a 14-3 run spanning halftime to trim a 17-point deficit to 34-28 early in the second half, but Mamadi Diakite’s basket sparked a 17-2 run that put Virginia (11-0) in command again. Guy had nine points in the run, including the last six.
Nathan Knight scored 22 points for William & Mary before fouling out.
NO. 11 FLORIDA STATE 81, SAINT LOUIS 59
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — David Nichols scored a season-high 19 points off the bench and Florida State shot a season-best 55 percent to beat Saint Louis in the one-day Orange Bowl Classic.
The Billikens shot only 30 percent — their season low, and the best effort yet for Florida State’s defense.
The Seminoles (11-1) won their sixth game in a row and matched the best 12-game record in school history. Saint Louis (8-4) suffered its most lopsided loss of the season.
Javon Bess had 16 points and Carte’Are Gordon scored 14 for the Billikens.
NO. 15 OHIO STATE 80, UCLA 66
CHICAGO (AP) — C.J. Jackson scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, and Ohio State handed UCLA its third consecutive loss.
Kaleb Wesson had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (11-1), who have won five in a row since its only loss of the season last month against Syracuse. Ohio State got its second win at the United Center this season in the opener of the CBS Sports Classic.
Kris Wilkes had 18 points and seven rebounds for UCLA (7-5), which was coming off consecutive losses to Belmont and Cincinnati.
NO. 16 WISCONSIN 84, GRAMBLING STATE 53
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ scored 19 points and grabbed his 1,000th career rebound, sending Wisconsin past Grambling State.
Happ finished with eight rebounds for Wisconsin (10-2). He is the 15th player in Big Ten history to reach 1,000 rebounds.
D’Mitrik Trice scored 14 points for the Badgers. Dallas Polk-Hilliard had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Grambling State (6-7).
NO. 23 IOWA 110, SAVANNAH STATE 64
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Wieskamp scored a career-high 24 points, Jordan Bohannon had 18 on six 3s and Iowa blew past Savannah State for its fourth straight victory.
Tyler Cook scored 16 points in 17 minutes for the Hawkeyes (10-2).
Zach Sellers had 18 points for Savannah State (3-11), which has lost seven in a row.
NO. 25 NEBRASKA 86, CAL STATE FULLERTON 62
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. scored 23 points and Nebraska took control midway through the first half to defeat Cal State Fullerton.
Nebraska (10-2) won its 18th straight home game, a streak dating to last season. Isaiah Roby had 20 points for the Cornhuskers.
Kyle Allman Jr. had 14 of his 16 points in the second half to lead Cal State Fullerton (3-9).