LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -Freshman Samardo Samuels was dominant for the second straight night, scoring 24 points Sunday to lead third-ranked Louisville to an 81-54 victory over South Alabama in the final of the Billy Minardi Classic.
Samuels hit his first eight shots from the field - all of them either dunks or layups in traffic - and grabbed five rebounds as Louisville (2-0) capped an easy opening weekend by racing past the Jaguars (3-1) in the second half.
Terrence Williams had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Earl Clark added 12 points and five boards for the Cardinals, who used a suffocating defense to force 24 turnovers and hold the Jaguars to 36 percent shooting.
Brandon Davis led South Alabama with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
No. 10 Duke 78, Montana 58
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 12 of his 14 points during the decisive first-half run that propelled led Duke to its third win in four days.
Gerald Henderson also had 14 points, Kyle Singler finished with 13 and Jon Scheyer scored 12 for the short-handed Blue Devils (6-0).
Playing without co-captain Greg Paulus - who was held out with a contusion on his right forearm - they used a familiar formula of sharp shooting and high-pressure defense to fuel the game-breaking 30-9 first-half run that carried them to their NCAA-best 63rd straight nonconference victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Jordan Hasquet scored 15 points for the Grizzlies (2-2).
No. 15 Arizona State 61, Pepperdine 40
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - James Harden scored a career-high 33 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Arizona State to the victory.
It was the fourth career double-double for Harden, a sophomore who has led the Sun Devils (3-0) in scoring or shared the lead in 28 of his 37 games.
When Harden went to the sideline for good late in the second half, he had the same number of points as Pepperdine.
Harden had 12 of ASU's 21 field goals and the Sun Devils' first 17 points in the second half. He was 12-of-19 from the floor, including 1-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc, and he hit eight of nine free throws.
Dane Suttle Jr. scored 11 points for the Waves (1-4), who have dropped four straight.
Missouri 83, No. 19 Southern California 72
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - DeMarre Carroll had 29 points and 11 rebounds Sunday to help Missouri upset Southern California in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip Off.
ed the Trojans 46-29 in the second half.
Dwight Lewis scored 15 for USC (3-2), which went 15-of-28 from the free-throw line. Taj Gibson added 11 points and eight rebounds and Daniel Hackett also had 11 points, but committed eight of Southern Cal's 19 turnovers.
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