No. 2 Kansas Cruises to Preseason NIT Victory

From Associated Press

Nick Collison scored 25 points and Keith Langford had a career-high 24 as No. 2 Kansas romped past North Carolina Greensboro, 105-66, Friday night in the second round of the Preseason NIT at Lawrence, Kan.

The Jayhawks (2-0) advanced to the semifinals in New York, where they will play North Carolina, the alma mater of Kansas Coach Roy Williams and the school that tried to hire him two years ago.

Jay Joseph scored a career-high 27 points Greensboro (1-1).

No. 4 Alabama 82, Alabama State 56 -- Mo Williams scored 20 points for the Crimson Tide (2-0) at Tuscaloosa, Ala.


No. 9 Michigan State 66, N.C. Asheville 52 -- Chris Hill had 18 points for the Spartans at East Lansing, Mich., in their season opener.

No. 16 Marquette 64, Coppin State 46 -- Dwyane Wade’s 24 points led the Golden Eagles (2-0) at Milwaukee.

No. 20 Missouri 72, American 57 -- Ricky Clemons had 25 points for the Tigers at Columbia, Mo., in their season opener.

No. 21 Gonzaga 69, Hofstra 61 -- Cory Violette scored 17 points, including two dunks in a 12-2 run in the second half that helped the Bulldogs pull away at Spokane, Wash., in their season opener.


Alana Beard scored 24 points to lead No. 1 Duke past East Carolina, 108-46, at Durham, N.C.... Seimone Augustus scored six of her 27 points in overtime for No. 3 Louisiana State, which defeated host Arizona, 78-71.... Azella Perryman scored five of her 15 points in the final three minutes to help No. 5 Stanford defeat Rutgers, 64-60, at Stanford.... Diana Taurasi had 15 points and seven assists for No. 6 Connecticut, a 85-39 winner over Wright State at Storrs, Conn.... Shereka Wright scored 21 points to help No. 7 Purdue beat Wisconsin Milwaukee, 82-59, at Milwaukee.... Christi Thomas had 23 points to lead No. 8 Georgia past host Chattanooga, 79-58.... Erin Thorn scored 19 points to help Brigham Young upset No. 12 Texas, 79-63, at Provo, Utah.... Kelly Mazzante scored 25 points in No. 14 Penn State’s win over Fairfield, 96-50, at Bridgeport, Conn.... Candace Sutton scored 16 points to help No. 15 North Carolina defeat Davidson, 68-46, at Chapel Hill, N.C.... LaToya Thomas had 36 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 20 Mississippi State past No. 18 Cincinnati, 76-70, at Starkville, Miss.... Ugo Oha had 25 points and 17 rebounds to help host No. 21 George Washington beat Howard, 96-45.... No. 23 Oklahoma was a 65-51 winner at Tulsa.... Lindsay Taylor had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 25 UC Santa Barbara past North Carolina State, 71-66, at Raleigh, N.C.