|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:23|
Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation's top-ranked team before pulling away from the Aggies for another impressive all-around victory.
The Wildcats shot 52 percent, dominated the glass (38-22) and held their fifth opponent under 60 points to open 10-0 for the second straight season.
T.J. McConnell had nine points and six assists while orchestrating Arizona's offense, and do-it-all freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson provided a big lift with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Daniel Mullings had 18 points to lead New Mexico State (7-5), which made 2 of 11 from 3-point range and shot 33 percent to lose its fourth straight.
No. 3 OHIO ST. 86, BRYANT 48
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 19 points and Amir Williams added 12 points and nine rebounds for Ohio State which pulled away early.
It was an early round game in the Blackrock Gotham Classic which will conclude on Dec. 21 with the Buckeyes (9-0) meeting Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden.
Dyami Starks had 16 points for Bryant (6-5), which was playing its second game in three nights. The Bulldogs lost at Notre Dame, 70-59.
The Bulldogs hung around with the Buckeyes for a while, but then went scoreless over the last 5:25 of the first half and watched the Buckeyes close on an 8-0 run to take a 43-23 lead. Ohio State scored the first five points of the second half.
Smith hit 6 of 9 shots from the field including half of his four 3-point attempts. He had eight rebounds and three assists.
No. 4 WISCONSIN 78, MILWAUKEE 52
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Ben Brust scored 18 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as Wisconsin remained undefeated.
Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson scored 12 points each for Wisconsin (11-0) in the instate matchup.
Kyle Kelm scored 17 points to lead Milwaukee (9-3), while Matt Tiby added 11.
The Badgers are 11-0 for the first time since 1993-94.
Brust kept the Badgers afloat during their shooting struggles, hitting his first six shots, including four from behind the 3-point line. Up 22-13 more than midway through the first half, Wisconsin reeled off a 23-7 run that featured five 3-pointers by five Badgers to blow the game open.
The Badgers finished the half 9 of 13 from beyond the arc but connected on just one of 13 3-point attempts in the second half.