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  • Hoosiers just too much for Bulldogs

  • NEW YORK — Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 66-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
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  • NEW YORK — Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 66-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
    Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers (4-0) and they were the ones who finally started hitting from long range as Indiana established control of the game.
    The Hoosiers will face the winner of the game between No. 11 UCLA and Georgetown for the title on Tuesday night.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia (1-3), which lost its third straight.
    The Hoosiers, who came into the game shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range missed 11 of the first 12 shots they took from behind the arc. Watford hit a 3 with 10:06 left to end the shooting slump and extended Indiana's lead to 45-40.
    No. 9 North Carolina 95, Mississippi St. 49
    At Lahaina, Hawaii, Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in an easy win over Mississippi State at the Maui Invitational.
    P.J. Hairston had 18 points, Reggie Bullock had 16 points, and Dexter Strickland and James McAdoo each scored 10.
    Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
    The Tar Heels scored the game's first nine points and led 29-6 in less than 10 minutes. Mississippi State never came closer than 20 points behind after that. A fade-away 3-pointer from Hairston put UNC up 42 with 5:30 left in the game.
    New Mexico 66,No. 21 UCconn 60
    At St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Kendall Williams scored 15 points and New Mexico staved off a late Connecticut rally to lead the Lobos to a victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.
    New Mexico led by 10 early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 8:15 left. But No. 21 UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.
    However, the Lobos (4-0) countered with a 9-0 run, paced by five points from Hugh Greenwood, then made all four foul shots in the final 39 seconds to seal the victory. Shabazz Napier led UConn with 23 points, including 13 straight Husky points during one second-half stretch. Boatright added 12 points and Omar Calhoun 10.
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