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No. 1 Kentucky rips Montana State 86-28

(AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) For the second time in three games, top-ranked Kentucky demonstrated how dominant it can be when it plays tight defense.

Just ask overmatched Montana State, which went scoreless for more than 13 minutes Sunday night.

Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 as the Wildcats raced to an 86-28 victory.


WVU beats UConn for Puerto Rico title

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) If West Virginia can be disruptive on the defensive end of the court this season, Bob Huggins thinks it will mean good things for his team in the long run.

The Mountaineers put that theory to the test against the defending national champions, and it worked well for them.


Shaq, Hill, 6 others enter college Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O'Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch with him and eventually became like a second father.

What is often forgotten is just how far fate stretched for it to happen.


Shockers roll past D-II Newman 105-57

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) There was a bit of concern after No. 11 Wichita State missed its first 18 3-point attempts of the season.

Yet, when Shockers guard Ron Baker found himself open from deep just 12 seconds into Sunday's game, he didn't hesitate.


Russell has 32 in Buckeyes' 106-48 rout

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) After the game, Shannon Scott handed out cookies. During it, he dished out assists.

D'Angelo Russell scored 32 points and Scott set a school record with 16 assists to lead 20th-ranked Ohio State to a 106-48 win against overmatched Sacred Heart on Sunday night.


No. 18 Sooners beat Northwestern St.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) After a subpar shooting effort in a loss at Creighton, Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins wanted to quickly move into attack mode Sunday against Northwestern State.

He did just that, scoring 15 of his 20 points in the first half as No. 18 Oklahoma (2-1) rolled to a 90-68 win in the Sooners' final preparation game before heading to Nassau, Bahamas, to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis, where they'll matchup with UCLA on Wednesday.


Henton's 38 lift Providence over Irish

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and Providence forward LaDontae Henton crossed paths outside the interview room at Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday.

"Fabulous game," Brey said as he shook Henton's hand. "You've become a hell of a college player. Go win the Big East now."


McClellan's 19 help Miami beat Charlotte

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Miami had a big week capped by the Charleston Classic title. Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga hopes it leads to even bigger things this season.

Sheldon McClellan had 19 points and Manu Lecomte had 15 as Miami cruised to a 77-58 victory over Charlotte to win their second Charleston title in five years. The week began with the Hurricanes ending No. 8 Florida's 33-game home win streak, 69-67.


NC State holds off South Florida 68-65

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State put itself in a position to earn a tough home win only to bumble its way to the horn.

It wasn't the way coach Mark Gottfried wanted to see his team finish, even though the Wolfpack stayed unbeaten.


Akron tops Gamecocks, second Power 5 win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Akron's Keith Dambrot has had plenty of good teams in his 11 years as coach. None of them achieved what the Zips did at the Charleston Classic.

The Zips (3-1) outlasted South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference 68-63 on Sunday to take third place in the eight-team event - defeating their second Power Five conference opponent in the span of four days after opening with a 66-46 win over Southern Cal of the Pac-12 Conference.

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