College basketball roundup: Miami beats Minnesota to stay unbeaten
Dewan Huell scored 23 points in 27 minutes and Bruce Brown Jr. added 16 points and nine rebounds to help No. 10 Miami beat No. 12 Minnesota 86-81 on Wednesday night in Minneapolis as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The Hurricanes (6-0) shot 56% from the field after halftime and had 17 points off Minnesota turnovers. Amir Coffey scored 23 points for the Gophers (7-1).
No. 1 Duke 91, at Indiana 81: Marvin Bagley III had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Blue Devils used a late 17-4 run to beat the Hoosiers (4-3) in their first true road game of the season. Robert Johnson scored 17 points for Indiana.
at No. 4 Villanova 90, Penn 62: Jalen Brunson had 17 points for the Wildcats (7-0) in a game played at Jake Nevin Field House, a bandbox gym on Villanova’s campus that seats 2,220. It was the first game at the Wildcats’ former home since Jan. 4, 1986. Villanova is playing most of its home games this season at Wells Fargo Center while its regular on-campus arena gets a makeover.
at No. 13 North Carolina 86, Michigan 71: Luke Maye scored 27 points and the Tar Heels (6-1) shot 55% to beat the Wolverines (6-2) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. North Carolina closed the first half on a 17-5 run, then opened the second half with a 17-2 run.
at No. 23 Texas Christian 87, Belmont 76: Vladimir Brodziansky scored 22 points and the Horned Frogs (7-0), who won the NIT championship last season, extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 12 games. The Bruins (4-4) got 17 points from Dylan Windler.
at Arizona 91, Long Beach State 56: Allonzo Trier scored 15 points, Deandre Ayton added 13 and the Wildcats (4-3) ended a losing streak at three that had knocked them out of the Top 25. Bryan Alberts had 12 points for the 49ers (3-5), who struggled with Arizona’s size and athleticism.
Southern Utah 88, at Pepperdine 82: Jamal Aytes scored 22 points and the Thunderbirds (3-3) made 15 of 30 three-point shots. Kameron Edwards had 25 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Waves (2-5), who missed half of their 26 free throws.
at UC Irvine 112, Whittier 65: Evan Leonard and Tommy Rutherford scored 16 points each and the Anteaters (4-5) used a 20-0 run in the second half to rout the Division III Poets (1-4). Irvine shot 62%.
Pacific at UC Riverside 7 p.m. Thursday