NEW YORK (AP) -Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a career-high 33 points and No. 3 Memphis, after racing out to a big early lead, held on to beat Connecticut 81-70 on Friday night in the championship game of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
Freshman sensation Derrick Rose added a career-high 24 points and the Tigers (4-0) opened an early 15-point lead but found themselves trailing by one at the half. Rose looked every bit the first-year player running the point, though, turning the ball over five times without an assist.
Douglas-Roberts, the tournament MVP, broke open a close game during a decisive second-half run, hitting a pair of free throws with the game knotted at 60 and less than nine minutes to play. That set off a 16-5 spurt capped by his jumper with 3:55 left, effectively putting the game out of reach.
A.J. Price scored 23 to lead Connecticut (3-1). Jerome Dyson scored 14 of his 17 points after halftime for UConn, which also got 11 points and nine rebounds from Hasheem Thabeet.
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Ramar Smith added 10 points for Tennessee, which advanced to the semifinals against West Virginia on Nov. 23.
The Volunteers (3-0) are 32-4 under third-year coach Bruce Pearl when scoring more than 80 points and have won 19 straight at home.
Aaron Smith led the Panthers (1-2) with 21 points, hitting 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Brian Ezeh scored 15 points and Derek Johnson added 10 for Prairie View.
No. 9 Washington State 74, Idaho 43
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Aron Baynes had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead Washington State to a rout of Idaho.
Derrick Low scored 12 points and Robbie Cowgill, Taylor Rochestie, Kyle Weaver and Daven Harmeling each had 10 for the Cougars (3-0), who jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never trailed.
Jordan Brooks led Idaho (1-2) with 14 points and five rebounds. The Vandals shot 35.2 percent from the floor (19-for-54) and were successful on just 1 of 6 free-throw tries.
No. 16 Texas 73, UC Davis 42
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A.J. Abrams scored 21 points and Texas coasted to a win over UC Davis, which is playing its first season as a full-fledged Division I program.
Abrams, who was scoreless in the first half of Texas' season-opener three days earlier, found his 3-point shooting touch early and had 12 points by halftime for the Longhorns (2-0). D.J. Augustin had 10 points and 11 assists for the Longhorns and Connor Atchley scored 11 points.
Shane Hanson led UC Davis (1-2) with 12 points.
UC Davis shot 30 percent for the game and 7-of-28 on 3-pointers, hitting 1-of-15 in the second half.
Providence 67, No. 18 Arkansas 51
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Brian McKenzie scored 18 points and Geoffrey McDermott added 15, leading Providence over Arkansas at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Providence led by 10 points late in the first half, but Arkansas closed the gap to 32-28 at halftime.
But the Friars took control of the game in the second half as Arkansas struggled with miscues. The Razorbacks had 32 turnovers for the game, compared to Providence's 20.
The Friars (2-0) scored 34 points off turnovers, adding 14 in the paint.
Patrick Beverley led the Razorbacks (2-1) with 14 points. Darian Townes added 11.
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