Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia to victory

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 16 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game, helping Georgia to a 61-57 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday night in the third-place game of the CBE Classic.

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Georgia's Dustin Ware battles Notre Dame's Scott Martin for a rebound during the first half of the Bulldogs' 61-57 victory in the third-place game of the CBE Classic.   Charlie Riedel/Associated Press
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Georgia's Dustin Ware battles Notre Dame's Scott Martin for a rebound during the first half of the Bulldogs' 61-57 victory in the third-place game of the CBE Classic.

Fellow freshman Nemanja Djurisic added 10 points for the Bulldogs (4-1), who rebounded nicely from a rout at the hands of No. 20 California to escape Kansas City with some positive vibes.

The young Bulldogs built a seven-point lead early in the second half, but the Irish (4-2) tied it at 53 with 5:11 to play on two free throws by Jerian Grant.

Caldwell-Pope broke the tie with his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 3:37 left, and added a free throw moments later to give the Bulldogs a four-point cushion. Georgia prevented Notre Dame from making another field goal until Grant’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Grant finished with a career-best 20 points, and Eric Atkins added 12, though they couldn’t make up for the poor shooting night by star forward Tim Abromaitis.

COASTAL CAROLINA 60, CLEMSON 59

In Clemson, S.C., Chris Gradnigo and Anthony Raffa scored 21 points each as unbeaten Coastal Carolina (5-0) rallied to beat Clemson.

Coastal Carolina trailed 33-25 at halftime.

Andre Young had 20 points for Clemson (2-2), which lost to College of Charleston on Saturday night.

SOUTH CAROLINA 61, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 57

In Columbia, Malik Cooke scored 18 points and spearheaded a late rally as South Carolina escaped the upset bid of Mississippi Valley State.

The Gamecocks trailed by 11 points with just over six minutes remaining but closed the game on a 22-7 run to avoid losing their third in a row to a smaller conference foe.

NO. 1 NORTH CAROLINA 102, TENNESSEE STATE 69

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 23 points and Kendall Marshall had 15 assists to help North Carolina beat Tennessee State.

John Henson added 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists for the Tar Heels (4-0), who shot 62 percent and had little trouble staying unbeaten.

NO. 6 DUKE 82, NO. 15 MICHIGAN 75

In Lahaina, Hawaii, Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game with a win over Michigan.

Duke (6-0) put on an offensive show near the shores of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, scoring on an array of 3-pointers and spectacular shots to remain undefeated (14-0) at the Maui Invitational.

NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 54, ARKANSAS STATE 27

In Louisville, Ky., Kyle Kuric scored 12 points and Louisville beat turnover-prone Arkansas State in the lowest-scoring game for the Red Wolves since the shot clock was implemented in 1986.

Gorgui Dieng added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (4-0) as they continue to deal with a swath of injuries, including one to starting point guard Peyton Siva.

NO. 8 MEMPHIS 99, TENNESSEE 97 (2 OTS)

In Lahaina, Hawaii, Will Barton had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Antonio Barton hit a big jumper in the second overtime, and Memphis held off Tennessee in the Maui Invitational.

A day after bogging down against No. 15 Michigan, Memphis (2-1) had its uptempo game going in full gear while building a 16-point lead in the first half.

NO. 11 WISCONSIN 77, MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 31

In Madison, Wis., Jared Berggren scored a career-high 21 points and Wisconsin again used a suffocating defense to pave the way to an easy win.

The Badgers (4-0) came into the game giving up an NCAA-best 35 points a game while allowing their opponents to shoot just 28 percent, and the Kangaroos (1-4) were held under both marks. They shot only 21 percent.

NO. 17 PITTSBURGH 73, LA SALLE 69

In Pittsburgh, Nasir Robinson scored 17 points and Pittsburgh clamped down on defense in the final minutes to put away La Salle.


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