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 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Deon Thompson scored a career-high 20 points to help top-ranked North Carolina beat Kentucky 77-58 on Tuesday night despite playing yet again without national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough.
Freshman 7-footer Tyler Zeller, who started both games in place of the injured Hansbrough, took a hard foul on a dunk attempt in transition, fell to the ground under the basket and got up holding his left wrist before heading to the locker room with 1:26 left. Coach Roy Williams said Zeller was taken to a hospital for X-rays.
Wayne Ellington had 16 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who led by double figures barely 4 minutes into the game and never looked back in a matchup of the winningest programs in men's college basketball.
Patrick Patterson had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Wildcats (0-2), who finished with 28 turnovers in their second straight mistake-prone performance.
three weeks of practice with a shin injury, sat out Saturday's opening win against Pennsylvania, the first game the senior had missed in his career.
No. 7 Texas 76, Tulane 51
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Damion James scored 16 points and Texas cruised.
Dexter Pittman, a 6-foot-10, 300-pound junior forward, had 10 points and six rebounds in his second career start for the Longhorns (2-0), who had five players score in double figures. A.J. Abrams, who had 21 points in the season-opener, had 15 against Tulane, hitting three 3-pointers.
Texas used a stellar defensive effort to turn the game into a rout by halftime. The Longhorns had 16 steals and forced 25 turnovers, while holding Tulane to 31 percent shooting.
Kevin Sims scored 11 points to lead Tulane (1-1).
No. 9 Gonzaga 80, Idaho 46
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Micah Downs scored 18 points and Austin Daye added 16 as Gonzaga won for ninth consecutive time over the Vandals.
Josh Heytvelt added 15 points for the Bulldogs (2-0), who scored the first 17 points of the game.
Mac Hopson led Idaho (1-2) with 19 points, while Kashif Watson added 12. The Vandals shot 29.8 percent in the game, committed 20 turnovers and were outrebounded 47-27.
No. 11 Purdue 78, Loyola of Chicago 46
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - E'Twaun Moore scored 14 points and Purdue advanced to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.
d 13 points and Marcus Green had 12 points and matched his career-high with 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (3-0), who will play Boston College in New York on Nov. 26.
Justin Cerasoli had 14 points for the Ramblers (1-2), who were coming off a 74-53 win over Georgia on Monday and shot just 30 percent against the Boilermakers.
Purdue missed 10 of its first 15 shots, but controlled the first half with its defense until the offense got going. Keaton Grant made consecutive 3-pointers to give the Boilermakers a 25-9 lead.
No. 12 Oklahoma 82, No. 21 Davidson 78
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds and freshman Willie Warren added 20 points as Oklahoma overcame the highest scoring game of Stephen Curry's career.
Curry tried to will his team back from a 21-point deficit in the second half, and got the Wildcats (2-1) within three points with a 3-pointer in the final minute.
But Griffin, a fellow preseason All-America, snagged a key offensive rebound to help the Sooners close it out with three free throws by Cade Davis.
Curry scored 44 points on 12-for-29 shooting and went 6-for-15 from 3-point range.
The Sooners (3-0) advanced to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off next week in New York.
Curry scored nine points during Davidson's 14-0 run that cut the lead to 61-54.
No. 14 Tennessee 91, Tenn.-Martin 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Reserve forward Brian Williams scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Tennessee in its 34th consecutive home victory, breaking the school record set from 1966-68.
Tyler Smith scored seven of his 19 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes for the Volunteers (2-0), who opened the game on a 27-6 run.
Williams was a key part of the big run as went 5-of-6 from the field, including hitting a 3-pointer. Williams finished the half with 13 points as Tennessee took a 57-31 lead.
Lester Hudson, the Ohio Valley Conference preseason player of the pear, went 1-of-7 from the field in the first half for the Skyhawks (0-2). Hudson had 18 points in the second half to finish with 20.
No. 19 Southern California 73, New Mexico St. 60
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Taj Gibson tied his career high with 22 points and had 10 rebounds as Southern California got off to its first 2-0 start in eight years.
Dwight Lewis added 16 points and Daniel Hackett had 10 for the Trojans, who won their season opener for the first time in four years last weekend. They opened the 2000-01 season with an 8-0 record.
DeMar DeRozan, USC's highly touted freshman making his second start, finished with seven points after scoring 14 in his college debut.
remaining before USC closed strongly to win.
No. 24 Kansas 85, Florida Gulf Coast 45
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Sherron Collins had a career-high 25 points for Kansas, which raised its 2008 national championship banner.
The Jayhawks (2-0) celebrated last season's national title during a pregame ceremony that unveiled the school's fifth national championship banner among the other four at the north end of Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks swarmed Gulf Coast from the opening tip, starting with a 13-2 run, building the lead to 32 by halftime.
Reed Baker had 11 points for Gulf Coast, which was 3-for-15 on 3-pointers and had 24 turnovers.
No. 25 Wisconsin 88, SIU-Edwardsville 58
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Reserve Jon Leuer scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin.
Marcus Landry added 15 points for the Badgers (2-0), while Jason Bohannon had 14 and Trevon Hughes 11, even though the starters spent most of the second half on the bench.
Barry Wellington led Edwardsville (1-3) with 15 points.
Wisconsin took its first double-digit lead less than eight minutes into the game and pushed it to 41-20 by halftime. The lead hit 30 with 14 minutes left in the second half.
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