Boeheim, Knight are tied
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michael Carter-Williams scored a career-high 18 points and added 13 assists, and No. 7 Syracuse beat Central Connecticut State 96-62 on Monday to give coach Jim Boeheim his 902nd career win.
Boeheim tied Bob Knight for second all-time in victories among Division I men’s coaches. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski leads with 939.
Syracuse (12-1) completed its nonconference schedule with its 32nd straight home win, the longest active streak in the nation. Boeheim’s first chance to pass Knight comes in the Orange’s Big East opener Wednesday night at home against Rutgers.
CCSU (4-7) lost its fourth straight and was overmatched against the much taller Orange.
Carter-Williams posted his seventh double-double of the season. C.J. Fair finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Dajuan Coleman had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Brandon Triche added 13 points.
The Orange finished 10 of 22 from behind the 3-point arc after going 11 of 39 in the previous two games, outrebounded the Blue Devils 57-32 and had a 56-18 advantage in the paint.
NO. 5 INDIANA 69
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa.
Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City and have now won four straight since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with 1:04 left to put the Hoosiers ahead 65-60. He also made two key free throws with 26 seconds to go to make it a two-possession game.
Aaron White had 15 points to lead Iowa (11-3, 0-1), which might have pulled off the upset had it shot better than 3 of 17 from 3-point range.
NO. 9 MINNESOTA 76
NO. 18 MICHIGAN ST. 63
MINNEAPOLIS — Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists, and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift Minnesota to a victory over Michigan State.
Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 56.6 percent to open conference play with an emphatic victory over a team that has owned them for years.
Keith Appling had 15 points and five assists and Gary Harris scored 12 for the Spartans (11-3, 0-1), who had beaten Minnesota 13 of the last 15 times the two teams had met.
Minnesota slammed the door with an 18-2 run over the final seven minutes, withstanding the inevitable charge from the Spartans in the second half.
NO. 14 CINCINNATI 70
NO. 24 PITTSBURGH 61
PITTSBURGH — Cashmere Wright scored 18 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 16 to help Cincinnati surged past Pittsburgh in Big East play.
The Bearcats (13-1, 1-0) bounced back from a loss to New Mexico last Thursday by dominating the Panthers over the final 20 minutes. Cincinnati trailed by as much as eight early but used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to take control.
Talib Zanna led Pitt (12-2, 0-1) with 16 points, and Lamar Patterson had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists, but the Panthers missed all 10 of their 3-point attempts as their eight-game winning streak ended with a thud.
NO. 23 N.C. STATE 89
UNC GREENSBORO 68
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — C.J. Leslie scored 21 points and North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to beat UNC Greensboro.
Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown added 15 points apiece, and the Wolfpack (11-2) kept UNC Greensboro off the boards after halftime while using a timely run to break open a surprisingly tight game.
Richard Howell had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and the nation’s most accurate shooting team shot 53 percent in matching its longest winning streak since 2008 at seven games.
Freshman Kayel Locke had 21 points for the Spartans (2-9). The Southern Conference’s top 3-point shooting team was just 2 of 17 from beyond the arc.
NO. 25 KANSAS ST. 70
SOUTH DAKOTA 50
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Nino Williams scored 16 points to help Kansas State beat South Dakota.
Rodney McGruder added 15 for the Wildcats (11-2), who dominated the boards and shot 50 percent to South Dakota’s 32.7 percent.
Karim Rowson led the Coyotes (6-9) with 14 points. Juevol Miles, who transferred from Kansas State to South Dakota, had 13 points.
Trailing by 12 points, South Dakota started the second half with an 11-5 burst. Trevor Gruis’ two foul shots with 15:13 to play cut the deficit to six points.
Kansas State led 44-39 with under 8 minutes left before taking control with a 12-0 run.
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