Elon upends South Carolina at home

Elon 58, South Carolina 53

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ELON, N.C. — Lucas Troutman scored 16 points and Austin Hamilton added 12 as Elon held off South Carolina 58-53 on Tuesday night.

Mick Hedgepeth of Belmont goes to the basket as Memphis' Stan Simpson (right) defends.  Associated Press
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Mick Hedgepeth of Belmont goes to the basket as Memphis' Stan Simpson (right) defends.

The Phoenix (1-1) never trailed in the second half as Elon upended the first power-conference team to visit Alumni Gym, its on-campus facility.

It took the Gamecocks (1-1) more than 15 minutes to take their only lead and that edge lasted just one possession. South Carolina missed all 12 of its first-half 3-point shots.

NO. 3 OHIO STATE 81, NO. 7 FLORIDA 74

In Columbus, Ohio, William Buford scored 21 points and Ohio State weathered Florida’s fast start.

Jared Sullinger added 16 points, Deshaun Thomas had 15 and Aaron Craft 13 points and seven assists for the Buckeyes

NO. 10 MEMPHIS 97, BELMONT 81

In Memphis, Tenn., Will Barton scored 23 points and Wesley Witherspoon added 22 to lift Memphis.

NO. 11 BAYLOR 77, SAN DIEGO STATE 67

In Waco, Texas, Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller sparked a second-half run that finally put Baylor in control.

NO. 13 XAVIER 86, IPFW 63

In Cincinnati, Tu Holloway returned from a one-game suspension and scored 24 points to lead Xavier.

Holloway was suspended for the season opener against Morgan State for playing in too many summer league games, a violation of NCAA rules.

NO. 18 VANDERBILT 80, BUCKNELL 68

In Nashville, Tenn., Jeffery Taylor scored 14 points and led five players in double digits to help Vanderbilt beat Bucknell with two starters out due to injuries.

NO. 20 CINCINNATI 73, JACKSONVILLE STATE 59

In Cincinnati, Dion Dixon scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half, shooting over Jacksonville State’s undersized zone defense, and the 20th-ranked Bearcats weathered a sluggish second half.

WOMEN

NO. 12 GEORGIA 68, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 49

In Statesboro, Ga., Jasmine Hassell had 17 points and six rebounds to lead Georgia.

Kha Miller and Jasmine James each had 16 points for Georgia (2-0), which had 31 points off turnovers.

NO. 3 TENNESSEE 92, NO. 7 MIAMI 76

In Knoxville, Tenn., Taber Spani scored 20 points and Tennessee outlasted Miami in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic.

NO. 4 CONNECTICUT 112, PACIFIC 53

In Storrs, Conn., freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 25 points and Bria Hartley added 18 as Connecticut extended its record home winning streak to 85.

NO. 6 TEXAS A&M 76, NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 58

In College Station, Texas, Kelsey Bone scored 15 points, Sydney Carter added 14 and Tyra White added 13 as Texas A&M cruised.

NO. 17 KENTUCKY 100, JACKSONVILLE STATE 25

In Lexington, Ky., Kentucky forced 48 turnovers, setting a women’s basketball school record.

After the Gamecocks scored the first game’s first basket, Kentucky went on a 22-0 run that included 13 forced turnovers.


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