Wichita St. cruises by Tulsa, remains unbeaten
WICHITA, Kan. — Fred VanVleet scored 21 points and Ron Baker had 19 to lead No. 9 Wichita State past Tulsa 75-55 on Saturday.
VanVleet and Baker combined for 23 first-half points as the Shockers (4-0) built an 18-point lead. Darius Carter scored 14 points for Wichita State.
James Woodard scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half for Tulsa (3-3). D’Andre Wright had 13 points for the Golden Hurricane.
No. 8 VIRGINIA 45, RUTGERS 26: At New York, Justin Anderson and Anthony Gill each had 13 points to lead Virginia to a win in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic.
Virginia (6-0) held Rutgers to just 25 percent shooting.
Anderson was named MVP of the tournament, while Kadeem Jack’s eight points led Rutgers (3-3).
OLD DOMINION 73, NO. 14 VCU 67: At Norfolk, Va., Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion (5-1) to an upset win.
Bacote, who came into the game averaging just four points and shooting 16 percent, had scored just 20 points on the season. He made his first eight shots, including four 3-pointers, and was 11 for 13 from the free-throw line to top his previous career high of 28 done twice last season.
The Rams (4-2) were led by Treveon Graham’s 34 points.
NO. 19 MICHIGAN 91, NICHOLLS STATE 62: At Ann Arbor, Mich., Caris LeVert scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half, and No. 19 Michigan bounced back from its first loss of the season with a victory over Nicholls State.
The Wolverines (5-1) were without starting point guard Derrick Walton, who was on the sideline with what appeared to be a boot on his left foot. His replacement, Spike Albrecht, finished with 10 points, seven assists, three steals and no turnovers.
NO. 21 WEST VIRGINIA 86, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 57: At Morgantown, W.Va., Jonathan Holton scored a career-high 21 points to lead No. 21 West Virginia, which at 7-0 is off to its best start since going 11-0 in the 2009-10 season when it reached the Final Four.
Jaysean Paige added 15 points for the Mountaineers, while Evan Bailey and Donovan Gilmore led the College of Charleston (2-4) with 13 points.
NO. 23 CREIGHTON 57, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 47: At Niceville, Fla., Austin Chatman and Isaiah Zierden each scored 10 points to help No. 23 Creighton (6-1) bounce back from its first loss of the season to finish third in the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic.
Jaqawn Raymond led Middle Tennessee (3-3) with nine points.