College Basketball Roundup : Syracuse Rolls to 111-65 Victory
Junior guard Sherman Douglas scored 20 points and keyed a ball-hawking defense that staked No. 3-ranked Syracuse to a big lead seven minutes into the game Friday night, and the Orangemen rolled to a 111-65 victory over South Florida in the opening round of the Carrier basketball tournament at Syracuse, N.Y.
Rony Seikaly and Keith Hughes each added 14 points as six Orangemen reached double figures in scoring.
The victory improved the Orangemen’s record to 3-2 and moved them into tonight’s championship game against Texas Christian, which rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit for a 61-59 victory over Fordham.
Senior forward Norman Anderson scored all 12 of his points in the second half as TCU (3-0) overcame a 40-30 Fordham lead in the final 12 minutes. John Lewis led the Horned Frogs with 17 points.
Fordham (2-2) was led by Tom Parrotta with 22 points.
In the opener, Syracuse used a pressure defense to force 12 first-half turnovers as the Orangemen jumped to a 26-5 lead with 13:01 left on the strength of a 13-point run. The Orangemen, scoring repeatedly on breakaway layups and dunk shots, later used a 16-0 run to build their biggest lead of the first half, 52-16, with 2:17 to play.
South Florida, winless in three games, was led by Darrell Coleman with 16 points and Hakim Shahid with 13.
Stanford 87, William & Mary 64--Todd Lichti scored 19 points and Howard Wright added 15 for the Cardinal (3-2) in the opening game of the Apple Invitation at Stanford.
William & Mary (0-3) was led by Greg Burzell, who hit 7 of 15 three-point shots and scored 23 points.
In the other game, Marcus Thompson sank two free throws with 14 seconds left and scored 23 points to lead Brown (2-0) to an 80-77 win over Texas (1-2).
Travis Mays led Texas with 21 points.
Ohio State 64, Ball State 42--Grady Mateen, a transfer from Georgetown, came off the bench to score 16 points for the Buckeyes (3-0) in the first round of the Cornhusker tournament at Lincoln, Neb.
Ball State (2-1) was led by Derrick Wesley with a game-high 21 points.
Nebraska (3-2) defeated Lehigh, 71-66, in the other game.
Bradley 111, New Orleans 94--Hersey Hawkins scored 42 points, hitting 13 of 25 shots, in the opening game for the Braves at Peoria, Ill.
Sam Jones had 27 points and Ledell Eackles added 20 for New Orleans (1-1).
Arizona State 91, San Diego State 68--Arthur Thomas scored 21 points and John Jerome added 20 for the Sun Devils (3-0) in the Kactus Klassic at Tempe, Ariz.
San Diego State (2-2) got 14 points from Bryan Williams and 13 from Tony Ross.
Richmond (2-1) defeated Tulsa, 64-60, in the other game as Rodney Rice scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half.
Missouri 74, North Texas State 56--Nathan Buntin had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the opener for the No. 8 Tigers in the Show Me tournament at Columbia, Mo.
Derrick Chevous, Missouri’s alltime leading scorer, started his senior season on the bench. He played 24 minutes and scored 9 points.
Byron Irvin, a transfer from Arkansas, had 13 points for the Tigers.
In the other game, Eastern Michigan (3-0) defeated Alcorn State, 75-61, as Grant Long scored 25 points.
Miami 96, Colgate 68--Eric Brown scored 17 points and Tito Horford had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the host Hurricanes (2-2) in the Miami tournament.
South Carolina (3-0) scored an 82-77 victory over Southern Illinois (2-2) in the other game.
Darryl Martin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Gamecocks.
LSU 86, Nicholls State 62--Jose Vargas scored 21 points for the Tigers in the LSU Invitational at Baton Rouge, La.
Southern University got 38 points from Kevin Florent as it beat Centenary, 98-96, in the other game.
Ricky Blanton, whose last college game for LSU was in the Final Four at Dallas in 1985-86, returned to action and got nine points. Blanton sat out all of last season with a knee injury.
San Jose State 83, Chaminade 56--Ricky Berry scored 26 points, hitting 9 of 14 shots, as the Spartans (2-0) breezed past the Silver Swords (0-5) at San Jose.
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