Guy scores 18, No. 4 Virginia outlasts No. 24 Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 18 points and No. 4 Virginia combined effective outside shooting with its usual stout defense to slip past 24th-ranked Maryland 76-71 Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Cavaliers (7-0) blew most of a 17-point lead before making six free throws in the final 37 seconds to hand Maryland its first loss. Ty Jerome scored 17 and De’Andre Hunter had 15 for Virginia, which improved to 121-35 in nonconference games under coach Tony Bennett.
Guy nailed five 3-pointers and the Cavaliers went 10 for 22 beyond the arc. Virginia committed only two turnovers and had assists on 15 of its 28 baskets.
Bruno Fernando had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 15 for the Terrapins (6-1). After trailing 48-31 with 16:29 left, Maryland closed to 63-59 before Jerome popped a 3-pointer and Jack Salt added a dunk to quell the comeback.
NO. 6 TENNESSEE 95, EASTERN KENTUCKY 67
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grant Williams had 21 points and 11 rebounds as No. 6 Tennessee bounced back from its first loss of the season.
Tennessee (5-1) was playing for the first time since falling in overtime to No. 2 Kansas on Friday at the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York.
Eastern Kentucky (3-4) and Tennessee were tied 11-all seven minutes into the game before the Volunteers scored 13 straight points to pull ahead for good.
Admiral Schofield scored 20 points and shot 8 of 9 from the floor for Tennessee. Jordan Bone added 14 points and seven assists. Williams had five assists to go along with his double-double.
Nick Mayo led Eastern Kentucky with 23 points and nine rebounds.
NO. 8 AUBURN 99, SAINT PETER’S 49
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Anfernee McLemore and Bryce Brown each scored 19 points as Auburn rolled past Saint Peter’s.
The Tigers (6-1) scored the game’s first 13 points and led by as many as 32 before halftime over the Peacocks (1-5), who have lost five straight.
McLemore tied a career-high in points and Auburn had five players score in double figures.
Austin Wiley had 16 points and nine rebounds. Malik Dunbar scored 14 off the bench, including four 3-pointers, and Chuma Okeke added 12. Okeke was 5-of-5 shooting.
Davauhnte Turner and KC Ndefo scored 12 points each for the Peacocks.
SYRACUSE 72, NO. 16 OHIO STATE 62
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tyus Battle scored 20 points and Elijah Hughes added 18 to help Syracuse upset Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Syracuse (4-2) won its second straight by shooting 49 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range.
C.J. Jackson had 19 points for Ohio State, and Kaleb Wesson contributed 13 for the Buckeyes (6-1).