Georgia ends skid with win over East Tennessee State

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ATHENS, Ga. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 points and Georgia broke a four-game losing streak with a 54-38 victory over East Tennessee State on Friday night.

Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels flips after missing on a dunk attempt during the win over Texas-El Paso. He scored 17 points for the Tigers on Friday night.   PHELAN M. EBENHACK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHELAN M. EBENHACK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels flips after missing on a dunk attempt during the win over Texas-El Paso. He scored 17 points for the Tigers on Friday night.

Caldwell-Pope, who has led the Bulldogs (2-4) in scoring every game this season, hit consecutive 3-pointers in the second half to help hold off the Buccaneers (1-3), who have lost three in a row.

CLEMSON 69, TEXAS-EL PASO 48

In Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Milton Jennings scored 18 points and K.J. McDaniels had 17 to lead Clemson (3-1) past Texas-El Paso (1-3) in the consolation round at the Old Spice Classic.

Former Laney star Rod Hall had five points and eight assists for the Tigers.

NO. 3 OHIO STATE 91, MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 45

In Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas scored 15 of his 21 points as Ohio State (4-0) coasted to a huge first-half lead en route to a victory against Missouri-Kansas City (2-3).

NO. 5 DUKE 67, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH 58

In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Mason Plumlee had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Duke (5-0) past Virginia Commonwealth (3-2) in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

NO. 8 KENTUCKY 108, LIU-BROOKLYN 75

In Lexington, Ky., Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points and Kentucky (4-1) ran away from LIU-Brooklyn (0-4).

NO. 17 GONZAGA 72, OKLAHOMA 47

In Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Elias Harris scored 18 points and Gonzaga (5-0) routed Oklahoma (3-1) in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic.

NO. 15 MICHIGAN STATE 70, OAKLAND 52

In East Lansing, Mich., Keith Appling shook off a sprained right ankle in the first half and finished with 20 points to help Michigan State (4-1) beat Oakland (2-4).

 NO. 4 MICHIGAN 71, KANSAS STATE 57

In New York, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left after he was kneed in the head, and Michigan (5-0) beat Kansas State (5-1) to win the NIT Season Tipoff.

NO. 7 FLORIDA 79, CENTRAL FLORIDA 66

In Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points and Florida (5-0) beat Central Florida (3-2).

NO. 16 N.C. STATE 82, UNC ASHEVILLE 80

In Raleigh, N.C., Richard Howell scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 3:06 left, to help North Carolina State (4-1) rally past UNC Asheville (1-5).

MINNESOTA 84, NO. 19 MEMPHIS 75

In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota (5-1) past Memphis (2-2) in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.


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