No. 3 Virginia pulls away from Davidson
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Justin Anderson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to fuel a 12-3 run in the second half and No. 3 Virginia pulled away to beat stubborn Davidson 83-72 on Tuesday night.
Anthony Gill led the Cavaliers (12-0) with a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon added 16, Anderson 14 and Darion Atkins 13 points and 10 rebounds as Virginia won its 18th in a row at home. The Cavaliers also reached 12-0 for the first time since Ralph Sampson was a junior in 1981-82.
Jack Gibbs scored 21 to lead Davidson (9-2), which had a seven-game winning streak snapped. The Wildcats also got 20 from Tyler Kalinoski and 14 from Brian Sullivan. Their point total was the highest against Virginia’s top-ranked defense this year, but well of their top-ranked 87.7 scoring average.
No. 5 LOUISVILLE 63, LONG BEACH STATE 48: At Louisville, Ky., Terry Rozier scored 23 points, Montrezl Harrell added 16 and Louisville beat Long Beach State.
Putting away the 49ers took some effort for the Cardinals (12-1), who saw their 45-23 lead cut to 57-48 with 2:44 remaining. But Harrell closed the game with a jumper, a dunk and a layup as Louisville rebounded from Saturday’s loss to top-ranked Kentucky.
No. 10 UTAH 85, CARROLL COLLEGE 49: At Salt Lake City, Jordan Loveridge returned after missing the last seven games to score 14 points and Utah routed Carroll College.
The junior forward was out after a minor knee surgery and quickly made an impact when he entered the game a few minutes in. Loveridge had five quick points, including a 3-pointer.
No. 12 MARYLAND 68, MICHIGAN STATE 66, 2 OT: At East Lansing, Mich., Dez Wells scored 16 points, including a tying 3 with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and No. 12 Maryland earned a double-overtime win over Michigan State in the Terrapins’ first-ever Big Ten game.
Melo Trimble, just 2-for-13 from the field, added 15 points for Maryland (13-1), which used its size advantage for a 52-36 edge on the boards.
No. 13 KANSAS 78, KENT STATE 62: At Lawrence, Kan., freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20 points and Perry Ellis added 15 to help Kansas beat Kent State.
Jimmy Hall scored 13 points and eight rebounds, and Khaliq Spicer added 11 points and five rebounds for Kent State (8-4).
Blunders and bloopers were evident early for Kansas (10-2). On the first possession of the game, Oubre turned the ball over. Wayne Selden Jr. missed a dunk. The entire team ended up on the floor going after a loose ball.
No. 14 NOTRE DAME 87, HARTFORD 60: At South Bend, Ind., Demetrius Jackson led four players in double figures with 18 points and Notre Dame beat Hartford.
Jerian Grant shook off a minor leg injury in the first half to finish with 15 points in Notre Dame’s final nonconference game of the season. Pat Connaughton added 16 points and Zach Auguste scored 13 of his 15 in the second half for the Irish (13-1).